Whose Birthday Is It? July 19, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? July 19, 2019

Edgar Degas (1834) Degas was a French painter and sculptor.After copying the Old Masters and becoming a skilled draftsman, he was introduced to Impressionism by Édouard Manet. He then gave up his academic aspirations to pursue art exclusively. Many of his works depict the fast-paced city life of Paris, particularly the ballet, theater, circus, track,and cafés, and feature non-traditional compositions influenced by Japanese prints and photography. Which of his works was criticized for its “appalling ugliness”? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 19, 2019

Quote of the Day: July 19, 2019

Love is influenced by no consideration,recognizes no restraints of reason, and is of the same nature as death, that assails alike the lofty palaces of kings and the humble cabins of shepherds; and when it takes entire possession of a heart, the first thing it does is to banish fear and shame from it. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) 

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Word of the Day: July 19, 2019

Word of the Day: July 19, 2019

treacly  Definition: (adjective) Overly sweet. Synonyms: cloying, saccharine, syrupy Usage: I enjoyed it as a child, but as an adult I found thecandy treacly to the point of being inedible. Discuss. 

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Whose Birthday Is It? July 18, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? July 18, 2019

Robert Hooke (1635) Hooke was a prolific English physicist,mathematician, and inventor. He was a geometry professor and the curator of experiments for the Royal Society. An architect as well, he played a major role in the surveying and rebuilding of London after the 1666 fire.Considered the greatest mechanic of his age, he made myriad improvements to astronomical instruments and timepieces. In his pioneering book Micrographia, he described his microscopic observations of plant tissue and coined what term? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 18, 2019

Quote of the Day: July 18, 2019

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with. George Eliot (1819-1880) 

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Word of the Day: July 18, 2019

Word of the Day: July 18, 2019

clear-eyed Definition: (adjective) Mentally acute or penetratingly discerning. Synonyms: perspicacious Usage: John’s clear-eyed assessment of the company’sproblems saved it from bankruptcy. Discuss. 

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Coppola: Where Will Your Team Stand In October?

By William Coppola/ Contributor Columnist Bronx Chronicle The Yankees just made a trade with the Kansas City Royals Wednesday and obtained outfielder Terrance Gore for cash considerations. He is 28 -years old and has a total of sixty seven at […]

by · July 18, 2019 · Sports
Yankees Rained Out… Double-Header Thursday

Yankees Rained Out… Double-Header Thursday

Here are details about the Yankees rainout Wednesday night and the straight admission doubleheader scheduled for Thursday at Yankee Stadium between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. TONIGHT’S YANKEES-RAYS GAME POSTPONED DUE TO THE FORECAST OF SEVERE WEATHER; WILL BE […]

by · July 17, 2019 · Sports
Whose Birthday Is It? July 17, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? July 17, 2019

S.Y. Agnon (1888) Agnon was an Israeli writer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest modern Hebrew novelists and short-story writers. Born into a Polish Galician family in what is now Ukraine, Agnon settled in Palestine in 1907.His fiction explores Jewish life from the late 18th century to the post-WWI period. The Day Before Yesterday, perhaps his greatest novel,examines the problems faced by the westernized Jewish immigrant to Israel. In 1966, Agnon shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with whom? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 17, 2019

Quote of the Day: July 17, 2019

It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed in any longer. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 

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Word of the Day: July 17, 2019

Word of the Day: July 17, 2019

meddlesome  Definition: (adjective) Intrusive in a meddling or offensivemanner. Synonyms: busybodied, interfering, officious Usage: Though she means well, my meddlesome motherinvariably drives away all of my boyfriends with herunwelcome intrusions. Discuss.

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Empire Get First Win

Empire Get First Win

The New York Empire presented by Citi claimed its first win of the young World TeamTennis season with a 24-16 victory over the Vegas Rollers tonight at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx. Empire Head Coach […]

by · July 16, 2019 · Sports
Bronx DA: Bronx Teen Found Guilty Of Manslaughter, Assault in Stabbing Of Students in High School Classroom

Bronx DA: Bronx Teen Found Guilty Of Manslaughter, Assault in Stabbing Of Students in High School Classroom

BRONX TEEN FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER, ASSAULT IN STABBINGOF STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM Defendant Killed 15-Year-Old Matthew McCree, Critically Wounded Ariane Laboy Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx teen has been found guilty of the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy and the attack on another student in a classroom […]

Whose Birthday Is It? July 16, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? July 16, 2019

Saint Clare of Assisi (1194) Born to a noble family, Chiara Offreduccio,now St. Clare of Assisi, was deeply influenced by fellow Assisian St. Francis. Refusing to marry, she instead fled to a chapel where he received her vows. She later became abbess of a female religious community that included her sister and mother. The Second Order of St. Francis, or Poor Clares, adopted the absolute poverty of St. Francis but was strictly cloistered, unlike its counterpart, the Franciscans. Why is Clare the patron saint of television? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 16, 2019

Quote of the Day: July 16, 2019

Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult. George Eliot (1819-1880)

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