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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…

by · July 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
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) 

by · July 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
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. 

by · July 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
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…

by · July 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board
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) 

by · July 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board
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. 

by · July 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board
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…

by · July 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board
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) 

by · July 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board
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.

by · July 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board
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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Word of the Day: July 16, 2019

Word of the Day: July 16, 2019

colewort  Definition: (noun) A hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves thatdo not form a head. Synonyms: borecole, kale Usage: Although he thought his aunt’s boiled colewort wasdisgusting, Harold politely ate the meal withoutcomplaint. Discuss. 

by · July 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of July 15, 2019

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of July 15, 2019

Cases of Interest for the Week of July 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Kane, A.—FAAppearance Manuel Colon Charged with Attempted Murder in the second-degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and additional charges. The defendant […]

by · July 15, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Statement from Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark on Retirement of Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter

Bronx DA: Statement from Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark on Retirement of Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter

STATEMENT FROM BRONX DISTRICT ATTORNEY DARCEL D. CLARK ON RETIREMENT OF CORPORATION COUNSEL ZACHARY W. CARTER           “I congratulate Zachary W. Carter on his retirement after a lifetime of public service. His six years as the city’s Corporation Counsel capped […]

by · July 15, 2019 · Bulletin Board