Each May, Boyne City, MI fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel. Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are f...See it on Scoop.it, via Traveller
The Ringling brothers opened a small circus in Baraboo, Wisconsin, on this day in 1884 and by the early 20th century had transformed it into the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the leading American circus.More Events on this day:1930: Playwright Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago.1890: Ho Chi Minhfounder of the Indochina Communist Pa […]
James reviews a film about a very odd group of “environmentalists” in Berlin who use sex as a tool to save the planet. I had expected this brand new ‘hot doc’, Fuck for Forests, doing the European circuit to be more sensationalist, funny, perhaps even poking fun during its portrayal of a radical group based [...]
The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the decision of dozens of international companies to sign on to an fire-and-safety agreement in the aftermath of the deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh, while calling for additional actions to overhaul the entire garment sector.
CHINA MEDIA BULLETIN Freedom House’s biweekly update of press freedom and censorship news related to the People’s Republic of China Issue No. 87: May 16, 2013HIGHLIGHTS * New party directives call for more rigid ideological controls * Official investigated for misdeeds after reporter’s online exposé * Magazine production halted after labor camp revelations * […]
The lost history of Christians forced to convert to Islam—or die—is reemerging, figuratively and literally. According to the BBC: "Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony [last Sunday] at the Vatican—a list which
By Amnesty International’s delegation in Egypt Arriving at court in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district court on 13 May, we saw supporters of political detainees and members of the riot police. Opposition activists, human rights lawyers, and friends and supporters had … Continue reading →