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Whose Birthday Is It? June 15, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 15, 2020

Hugo Pratt (1927) Italian comic book author Hugo Pratt spent his early childhood in Venice and moved with his parents to Ethiopia when he was 10. Following WWII, he returned to Italy, but he did not remain there for long. Pratt traveled widely, and his wanderlust is mirrored in his best-known character, Corto Maltese, a roving sea captain and adventurer. A meticulous researcher, Pratt often incorporated actual historic figures and events into Maltese’s fictional adventures. Where was Pratt imprisoned as a child? More…

by · June 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 15, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 15, 2020

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim. Henry Fielding (1707-1754) 

by · June 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 15, 2020

Word of the Day: June 15, 2020

nemesis  Definition: (noun) A source of harm or ruin. Synonyms: bane, scourge, curse Usage: My doctor says I need to improve my diet immediately, but fast food, my great nemesis, tempts me every day during my commute home. Discuss.

by · June 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board

NY-15 Candidate Samelys López Writes Article Dedicated to Bronx Community Gardens

Community Gardens:The revolutionary spirit America needs now is grown right here in the Bronx By: Samelys López I love the Bronx. This Borough is where my family found our first real home, escaping theBrooklyn homeless shelter where I spent three […]

by · June 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 13, 2020

Sir Basil Rathbone (1892) Rathbone was a British actor who made his film debut in the 1920s. With his distinctive voice and gaunt appearance, he was cast as a villain in several swashbuckling movies. He won praise for his roles in Romeo and Juliet and If I Were King, but he became best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes in a series of films beginning with 1939’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. Why did his English family have to flee South Africa when he was just three years old? More…

by · June 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 13, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 13, 2020

I desire no future that will break the ties of the past. George Eliot (1819-1880)

by · June 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 13, 2020

Word of the Day: June 13, 2020

buttery  Definition: (adjective) Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech. Synonyms: fulsome, oleaginous, smarmy, unctuous, soapy, oily Usage: John’s buttery praise was getting him nowhere with our new boss, who was clearly astute enough to discern an attempt to curry favor. Discuss.

by · June 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 12, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 12, 2020

Harriet Martineau (1802) A chronically ill woman who lost her hearing in childhood, Martineau nevertheless went on to become a prolific and enormously popular English author. The sister of a minister, she first published articles on religious subjects, but it was her series of books on economics written for the layman that brought her renown. After a visit to the US in 1834, she became an abolition advocate and wrote several critical works on American culture. What Charles Dickens character may have been based on her? More…

by · June 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 12, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 12, 2020

Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

by · June 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 12, 2020

Word of the Day: June 12, 2020

unflinching  Definition: (adjective) Showing neither fear nor indecision; resolute. Synonyms: unintimidated, unshrinking, unblinking Usage: He held a silent combat with his inward agony, defying, meanwhile, my sympathy with an unflinching, ferocious stare. Discuss.

by · June 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 11, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 11, 2020

Joseph Warren (1741) A Boston physician, Warren became a political leader in the American Revolution after the passage of the hated 1765 Stamp Act. In 1774, he drafted the Suffolk Resolves, which advocated forcible resistance to the British and were endorsed by the Continental Congress. In April of the following year, he dispatched William Dawes and Paul Revere to warn fellow patriots that the British were marching on Concord. He was killed months later at Bunker Hill. Why was his body buried four times? More…

by · June 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 11, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 11, 2020

A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe. George Eliot (1819-1880)

by · June 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 11, 2020

Word of the Day: June 11, 2020

omniscient  Definition: (adjective) Having infinite knowledge or understanding. Synonyms: all-knowing Usage: Every episode of the popular soap opera begins with an omniscient narrator revealing the featured character’s innermost thoughts. Discuss.

by · June 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 10, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 10, 2020

Tara Lipinski (1982) Lipinski is an American figure skater who, at the age of 14, won both the US and World Championships, becoming the youngest person ever to win either title. In 1998, she also became the youngest individual gold medalist in Winter Olympic history. Shortly thereafter, she launched her professional skating career, a move that was sharply criticized by some. The next year, she became the youngest person to win the World Professional Figure Skating Championships. Why did she stop skating in 2002? More…

by · June 10, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 10, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 10, 2020

Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

by · June 10, 2020 · Bulletin Board