A couple of years ago, in the novel Death by Theory, a fictional archeologist argues that it is useful to judge the health of civilizations by what they think. In the book, which is part of the curriculum in some university archeology departments, the character Hannah Green posits that in many cases once certain ideas catch hold in a civilization, it has an effect similar to a death warrant.
Has the American republic so unshackled itself from the established ideals of the past, and proposed, and to a large extent applied, two unproven political theories so radical as to prove Green's hypothesis?
Two central theories stand as executioners. First is the notion that governments ordain rights, and the second, that tolerance is society's premier value. The first has returned to vogue not out of societal need, but because of societal want. The demand for new rights and privileges not explicitly guaranteed in the constitution are wanted, and thus "found." more >>
Yet another season is coming for the hit reality TV dance competition "Dancing With The Stars" and earlier this week, ABC unveiled 11 out of its 12 celebrity competitors.
A report from The Hollywood Reporter listed in their report 11 personalities who will take on the dancing floor. The 12th celebrity still remains a mystery, although the media already has someone in mind.
Here are the names of the dancers along with their pro partners (via THR): more >>
Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi pleaded for Jodi Arias' life last Tuesday, Feb. 24, as he told the jury deciding whether she'll be put to death that the ex-boyfriend she killed sexually used and humiliated her and wanted to keep their encounters a secret.
The attorney said that Travis Alexander used her to satisfy his sexual urges, called her demeaning names and told her that she was soulless.
"Those words have impact and they got to her," Nurmi said. more >>
Another month and another Netflix TV show and movie titles list awaits for the online streaming site's subscribers.
It's also time to binge watch some of the notable shows and films that will be saying goodbye starting the March 1 like "Dumb and Dumber", "Fireproof", "RoboCop 2 & 3" and more others.
For those who are interested on what's coming, here's the full list released by Netflix (via WGNTV.com): more >>
Jamie Dornan, the actor who plays Christian Grey in the box office hit "Fifty Shades of Grey," denied rumors that he is no longer reprising his role in any upcoming sequel of the movie. He issued an official statement a day after initial reports came out.
In his statement made through his representative to ABC News, he said that he "is delighted that the film is breaking box office records worldwide and whilst the studio has not made any formal announcements about sequels, he is looking forward to making the next film."
Rumors about his decision came out on Feb. 24, 2015, with some stating that the reason behind the decision was the fact that his wife, Amelia Warner, was "uncomfortable with the sex scenes." According to some reports, he even said that it was doubtful that his wife will ever watch the movie. more >>
Tony Snell is not among the most popular players in the Chicago Bulls roster today, but when he does play well, he even outshines the ball club's most celebrated player.
On Monday, the Bulls handed the Milwaukee Bucks their second loss in the last three games since the team traded leading-scorer Brandon Knight to Phoenix.
Snell was another major factor in the Bulls' sixth win in its last seven games. The 6-foot-7-inch guard led Chicago with 20 points, and shot 4-out-of-6 from behind the three-point line. Meanwhile, Euroleague MVP Nikola Mirotic added 16 points, and grabbed a career high 14 boards. more >>