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Quote of the Day: June 17, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 17, 2020

Virtue is insufficient temptation. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

by · June 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 17, 2020

Word of the Day: June 17, 2020

burble  Definition: (verb) Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise. Synonyms: guggle, gurgle, ripple, babble Usage: The brook burbled over the smooth stones, splitting and rejoining as it meandered toward the larger creek. Discuss. 

by · June 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 16, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 16, 2020

Joyce Carol Oates (1938) Oates is an American author of over 50 novels and numerous volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won the National Book Award and the O. Henry Award and has been thrice nominated for a Pulitzer. She writes about modern American life and the connection between violence and love. Her characters are mainly ordinary, inarticulate people to whom terrible things happen. Her most famous short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is based on what real-life serial killer? More…

by · June 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 16, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 16, 2020

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

by · June 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 16, 2020

Word of the Day: June 16, 2020

jocular  Definition: (adjective) Characterized by jokes and good humor. Synonyms: jesting, joking Usage: The jocular atmosphere of the mess hall disappeared when the drill sergeant entered the room. Discuss.

by · June 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Ruben R. Pratts Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2010 Pratts was born February 24, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY of Puerto Rican parents. His father, Francisco Rosa Pratts, arrived to New York in 1915 or 1916, while his mother, Juanita Figueroa arrived […]

by · June 15, 2020 · Veterans
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