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10 novels that brilliantly capture the American experience

Literature expands our ability to feel empathy and inspires compassion.These 10 novels tackle some facet of the American experience. The list includes a fictional retelling of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and hiding out in inner-city Newark.We call it "getting lost" in a novel, but what we find there is often more impactful than any nonfiction work can offer. Literature makes us more empathic and intelligent. Storytelling is how we bond, as tribes and a planet. A powerful...
Tags: Books, New York, Arts, Entertainment, New York City, America, History, Empathy, Harvard, Culture, United States, Innovation, Literature, Philip Roth, Newark, Seattle


5.11 Announces Partnership with Ubisoft for Tom Clancy’s The Divison 2

Irvine, Calif. —-(Ammoland.com)- 5.11 Tactical, the world’s leading innovator of purpose-built gear, is proud to announce a continued partnership with Ubisoft for its upcoming release, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Players will have the opportunity to outfit their characters in 5.11 apparel and gear through in-game character customization options, a first for the series. 5.11’s 2016 product integration in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands broke ground connecting the worlds of gaming and real-...
Tags: Guns, Video Games, Washington, New York City, US, Ubisoft, Tom Clancy, Division, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Instagram, Irvine Calif, Ubisoft Entertainment, Shooting Industry News, Ammoland TV, Dark Zone, 5.11 Tactical


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Great Expectations

Imagine a world… A world changing fast, and faster, a world of machinery and innovation. A world where the rich and powerful want nothing more than to expand their empire at any cost… yet even in the grimiest hearts of the cities, heroes rise up from the common people. Imagine a cemetery in the dead of winter. Imagine that, within that cemetery, a scared young kid meets a man on the run. This encounter changes both of their lives forever, witnessed by one particular headstone. The...
Tags: Books, New York, London, New York City, Spider-Man, Brooklyn, Charles Dickens, PIP, Neptune, Kingpin, Miles, Peter, Dickens, Gwen, Vanessa, Havisham


Where Play is Work and Work is Play: Highlights from the 2019 International Toy Fair

At first, it's peculiar to see adults, usually in corporate attire, modeling and demonstrating children's toys, playing. But at this (mostly) kid-free event, business is play and play is business. A trade-only convention and the largest toy fair in the Western Hemisphere, New York City's Toy Fair is an exclusive gathering of over 30,000 attendees to view the 150,000 products marketed by 1,000 exhibitors. Filling all 447,000 net square ft of space in the city's massive Javits Center, the Toy Fair...
Tags: Design, New York City, US, Barbie, Toy, Design Festivals, Mattel, Ruth Handler, Photo Galleries, Western Hemisphere New York City, Mattel Melissa Doug Ty HABA, Pai Technology, Marshmallow Fun Company


Who’s the Lead Dog? Money vs Power

Opinion Who’s the Lead Dog? Money vs Power USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- You say woo hoo! Michael Bloomberg, the obnoxious former New York City Mayor and multi-billionaire funder of everything gun-control has removed his hat from the presidential contender ring. That’s great news for America’s gun owners. Whew, we dodged a bullet, so to speak. Now we can rest easier. Not so fast! No matter what you may think of Michael Bloomberg, (and I have a pretty good idea), he is not a stupid man. He didn’t c...
Tags: Guns, White House, Politico, New York City, America, Bloomberg, United States, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Mark Walters, Gun Rights News, Kathy Jackson Whitefeather Press, Rob Pincus Whitefeather, Mark Walters Mark Walters, Kevin Sheekey


Ward Bros. & Rosseau Decoys Top Copley’s Record Setting $2.4 Million Winter Sale 2019

High-Head Pintail Hen, Herman R. Trinosky (1874-1956) Rig, Kankakee Marsh, IN, c. 1895, 17 in. long, 9 ½ in. tall, Estimate: $75/$95,000, Sold for $84,000 CHARLESTON, SC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC (copleyart.com), the nation’s premier decoy and sporting art auction house, realized over $2.4 million in sales at the Winter Sale 2019, held in partnership with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) at the Charleston Marriott on February 16 in South Carolina. The auction,...
Tags: Florida, Guns, California, New York City, America, Canada, Atlantic, Connecticut, Gear, Wheeler, Lincoln, Bob, Charles, Edward, South Carolina, South


An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment

Opinion An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Of the enumerated fundamental, unalienable rights, Leftist politicians know, the one etched in the Second Amendment is most difficult to dislodge. But these politicians are tenacious. This assertion isn’t meant to be a compliment; merely an observation. Strong drives coupled with an equally strong will, lead one to act. Actions may be positive or perverse. Here, perverse. Leftists abhor the Second Amendment of...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, Senate, New York City, Court, States, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Cuomo, State Government, State, Democratic Party, U S Supreme Court, Legislature, McDonald


Bigelow Tea Interview Series for Women’s History Month: Shabnam Weber of the Tea Association of Canada

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we will be sharing stories about women who are a part of our Bigelow Tea family that inspire us. We are thrilled to introduce you to Shabnam Weber, the President of the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada. Shabnam took over as President of the Tea and Herbal Association nearly a year ago and since then has made huge strides in sharing the love of tea throughout Canada and the United States. We are so happy to honor her as a friend of Bigelow Tea. ...
Tags: Tea, New York City, Toronto, Canada, United States, Community, Oscar Wilde, Walk, Green Tea, Black Tea, Bigelow, Women's History Month, Tea News, Tea Lovers, Tea Association of Canada, Teaproudly


New York City Cop Charged with Illegally Making and Selling Guns

New York City Cop Charged with Illegally Making and Selling Guns, photo from Hudson Valley One New York –-(Ammoland.com)- On Thursday, a police officer for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection was arrested and charged for manufacturing guns and selling them to prohibited people. Sergeant Gregg Marinelli, 38, was also charged with criminal conspiracy and hindering prosecution after warning a suspect in an investigation into cocaine and fentanyl-trafficking drug rings that m...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, New York City, Law Enforcement, Gun Control, John, Orange County, New York State, Nra, Northern Virginia, State Police, Orange County Jail, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms


Here Are A Few Reasons Why Bigelow Tea Loves Celebrating National Women’s History Month

Pictured are the Bigelow family and the women who inspire present day president and CEO Cindi Bigelow. Fun fact: Ruth Campbell Bigelow is part of the family but she also inspires Cindi daily to this very day It’s March and you know what that means – National Women’s History Month! Join Bigelow Tea this month in recognizing exceptional women whose intelligence, tenacity and strength of character propelled them into the historic spotlight. The 2019 theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peac...
Tags: Tea, Family, Congress, New York City, David, Connecticut, Jimmy Carter, Zero Waste, Green Tea, Lori, Bigelow, Eunice, Bigelow Tea, Bigelow Family Story, Ruth Campbell Bigelow, David Bigelow


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


10 Things Nobody Tells You About Subway Tile

For all the wild popularity of subway tile (over 200 stories in our archives mention the term—we checked), it turns out there’s still a lot to learn. Here on the Remodelista team, we’ve long known that subway tile is practical, timeless, and works in interiors of all types. But what exactly counts as subway tile? And, where did it come from? We have to admit, we weren’t sure. So we did some digging. Here are 10 things you might not know. Above: A patched subway tile wall in Bauhaus on the Bow...
Tags: Books, California, Washington Post, La, New York City, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Tiles, Christine, Heidi, MacLean, Notting Hill, New York Transit Museum, Osburn, Southwest France, Barbara Bestor


Reading “Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments”

This is a work of history in which startling acts of resurrection take place: Poor young African-American women in Philadelphia and New York City in the late 19th and early 20th centuries engaged in the most ordinary of activities — walking down the street looking in shop windows, hanging out with friends on the street or hallways, going to clubs and music halls, striving to be singers or dancers — emerge to become extraordinary vivid living exemplars and experimenters of 20th century life. ....
Tags: Books, New York City, Philadelphia, Black History Month


Supreme Court Takes Closer Look at NJ Second Amendment Case

Opinion Supreme Court Takes Closer Look at NJ Second Amendment Case Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- – Rodgers v. Grewal is a New Jersey Second Amendment case that has pushed through the court system of appeals. The petitioners are asking the Supreme Court to hear the case. The legal term is to ask the Court to grant a writ of Certiorari. The case is the next in a stream of Second Amendment cases over the last eight years. This case, like others, deals with the Second Amendment right to carry a weap...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, New York City, Court, Department Of Defense, New Jersey, Arizona, East Coast, Rogers, Second Amendment, McDonald, Rodgers, Ninth Circuit, Grewal, Heller


Stay in Gun Case against Hawaii Reminiscent of King Quote on Justice Delayed

It's not that the State of Hawaii is anti-gun. They like them just fine as long as they're the “Only Ones” controlling them. (Inside HPD – Training Division & Specialized Services Division / Facebook video) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A motion for reconsideration was filed Thursday by plaintiff attorneys Alan Beck and Stephen D. Stamboulieh in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the case of Young v. Hawaii. That case challenges Hawaii statutes regulating carry permits – and lack thereof – on...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, New York City, Hawaii, Resistance, Martin Luther King, Open Carry, Martin Luther King Jr, Young, George Young, Birmingham Jail, Ninth Circuit, Washington Examiner, United States Supreme Court, David Codrea


Before & After: A “Not Too Brooklyn” Bachelor Pad in Park Slope, Transformed with Paint

Dan Mazzarini of BHDM Design was given a mandate when it came to a dated apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn: create a sophisticated and polished masculine retreat that was “not too Brooklyn” for the apartment’s bachelor owner, a book-loving lawyer with little time to fret about the details. The two-bedroom apartment was in good, if dated, condition, with a ho-hum mashup of middle-grade finishes, before Mazzarini got to work. He redid the whole apartment with several gallons of paint and a tight p...
Tags: Books, New York, Budget, France, La, New York City, Paint, Brooklyn, Ikea, Apartments, Stockholm, Benjamin Moore, Masculine, Simon, Brimfield, Sherwin Williams


10 Things Nobody Tells You About Painting Furniture

Earlier this winter, I moved with my boyfriend into a quirky one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s West Village. When we found it we couldn’t believe our luck. “It’s perfect,” we told our friends and family: “We’re moving in January, so we’ll have a couple of months in the winter to take on some DIY projects and really make it our own.” Among other DIYs, I decided to repaint a table, several peg rails, and a massive wooden wardrobe, ordered from Ikea, to serve as my closet. Cut to one month later...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, Matthew Williams, New York City, How-to, Paint, House, Ikea, Manhattan, Meredith, Matt, Justine, Zinsser, DIY & Remodeling, Palette & Paints, Paint Resources


Coming to a City Near You: 9 Boutique Hotel Upstarts for the Design-Minded Traveler

There are certainly perks to staying at a luxury chain like the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton, but on the whole, we prefer boutique hotels that are more unique, local-centric, and intimate. Here, eight upstarts in the hospitality industry that prioritize style over size and well-being over high-living. And good news: These hotel groups are expanding (each has either just launched a new location or is opening one or more later this year). The Line Hotels Above: The Line Hotel in D.C. is h...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Books, California, Oregon, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Atlantic, Chelsea, Portland, Marriott, New Orleans, Philadelphia


Coming to a City Near You: 8 Boutique Hotel Upstarts for the Design-Minded Traveler

There are certainly perks to staying at a luxury chain like the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton, but on the whole, we prefer boutique hotels that are more unique, local-centric, and intimate. Here, eight upstarts in the hospitality industry that prioritize style over size and well-being over high-living. And good news: These hotel groups are expanding (each has either just launched a new location or is opening one or more later this year). The Line Hotels Above: The Line Hotel in D.C. is h...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Books, California, Washington, Oregon, New York City, Chicago, Austin, Atlantic, Chelsea, Portland, Marriott, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Airbnb


Beneath the Surface: A Petite Manhattan Apartment with a Surprising Amount of Storage (and Small-Space Tricks)

The secret to this petite Manhattan apartment? Its inventive hidden storage—so well-hidden, in fact, that I didn’t notice it at first glance. When two Israeli-born architects, Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger of BoND, acquired the circa-1910, 520-square-foot apartment in the city’s West Chelsea neighborhood, it was laid out like a typical, cramped New York flat, with a railroad layout and a walled-off kitchen and bathroom in the center of the space that didn’t get any light. The duo transformed ...
Tags: Books, New York, New York City, Paris, Ikea, Apartments, Manhattan, Chinatown, House Tour, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Storage & Organization, West Chelsea, Dvir, Copenhagen Townhouse Renovated, Eric Petschek


Socialist Celebrations

Art by Michael Ramirez Socialist Celebrations USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Socialist Celebrations. Leaders are ripping Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for her opposition to Amazon establishing its headquarters in New York City, and their disappointment with her hand in losing 25,000 new jobs & 30 billion in revenue. Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizat...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, New York City, America, Nra, Michael Ramirez, National Rifle Association NRA, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Gun Cartoons, USA Ammoland, Citizens Committee, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: A new Greenglass...
Tags: Amazon, Books, New York, Washington, New York City, America, Indiana, Earth, Pennsylvania, United States, Ocean, New Jersey, Harry Potter, Jamaica, Vietnam, Terry


Three Amicus Briefs Filed with Supreme Court in Knife Rights’ NYC Gravity Knife Case

Three Amicus Briefs Filed with Supreme Court in Knife Rights' NYC Gravity Knife Case USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Three amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs have been filed in support of to the Supreme Court of the United States in our nearly eight-year-old civil rights lawsuit over New York City's persecution of pocket knife owners. Knife Rights Chairman Doug Ritter said, “we are thrilled to have three really strong amicus briefs from a diverse group of parties supporting our effort to ge...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Washington, New York City, United States, Yale, Lawsuits, U S Supreme Court, Cato Institute, Ritter, Richmond Virginia, Second Circuit, Supreme Court of the United States, Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program, Eugene Volokh


Bed-Stuy Avant-Garde: Inside the Eclectic Apartment of a Brooklyn Designer and Shop Owner

To say that Kai Avent-deLeon is juggling a lot would be an understatement. She’s the owner and visionary behind the Brooklyn concept shop Sincerely, Tommy (and its in-house cafe), and she’s currently overseeing construction on a new project, a restaurant and boutique hostel set to open in the fall—all in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood where she was born and raised. She’s a designer in her own right, creating pieces for Sincerely, Tommy’s in-house clothing line and sculptural furniture for her own apa...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, New York, Craigslist, New York City, Brooklyn, Apartments, Peru, New Mexico, Bed Stuy, Tommy, Jefferson Avenue, Bushwick Brooklyn, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage


History of Landscapes Starts with Stonehenge. Really.

As threatened  promised, I’m blogging the History of Landscape course I’m taking at the University of Maryland, and here’s my first post. The (fabulous) teacher I’ll be quoting is Caren Yglesias. Interestingly to me, when I tell people I’m taking a class in landscape history I get questions like – does it start with Olmsted? English gardens? I love answering that it actually starts with Stonehenge because of the look of bewilderment on their faces. So what IS a landscape, anyway? Wikipedia say...
Tags: Gardening, Maryland, Wikipedia, Iraq, New York City, Iran, Egypt, Smithsonian, National Mall, Tricks, Designs, Public Gardens, Alhambra, Smithsonian Institution, Washington Irving, Islamic Garden


I’m Writing

I have had a book (or books) living inside of me for as long as I can remember. I’m finally making it a priority to get it out. Life has recently conspired to make this possible. My coaching business is fruitful and sustainable after several years of growth. I’ve said No to a few big projects that don’t match my goals. And last week, we relocated to Maine where we have total peace and quiet, and views of the ocean from every window. My business remains based in New York City, but for the next f...
Tags: Books, Writing, New York City, Book, Blogging, Maine, Kelly, Fredrick, Kripalu, Kelly Notaras, Fredrick Stable, Fredrick Round


“Bipartisan” Firearms Background Check Bill Is More Useless Federal Legislation

Opinion “Bipartisan” Firearms Background Check Bill Is More Useless Federal Legislation New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- As a New Jersey small business owner, I’m painfully familiar with government red tape. As a New Jersey gun owner, I’m painfully familiar with the government’s distrust and overregulation of a Constitutionally protected right. Now the 119th Congress is aspiring to pour more salt in that wound in the name of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. You can ignore t...
Tags: Guns, California, Washington, New York City, House, New Jersey, Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Michael Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, NRA Board, Pelosi, New Jerseyan, Gun Rights News


“Bipartisan” Firearms Background Checks Bill Is More Useless Federal Legislation

Opinion “Bipartisan” Firearms Background Checks Bill Is More Useless Federal Legislation New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- As a New Jersey small business owner, I’m painfully familiar with government red tape. As a New Jersey gun owner, I’m painfully familiar with the government’s distrust and overregulation of a Constitutionally protected right. Now the 119th Congress is aspiring to pour more salt in that wound in the name of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. You can ignore ...
Tags: Guns, California, Washington, New York City, House, New Jersey, Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Michael Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, NRA Board, Pelosi, New Jerseyan, Gun Rights News


Has Trump Found the Formula for 2020?

CBS News poll Trump 2019 State of the Union Speech U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If the pollsters at CNN and CBS are correct, Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020. His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers — 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents and 30 percent of Democrats. Seventy-two percent agreed with the president's plans for securing the border with Mexico. Trump was not only u...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, California, Washington Post, Cbs News, Virginia, New York City, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, Gop, United States, House, Warren, Cbs


Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Philadelphia, Hackney, Ursula K Le Guin, Alice, East London, Waterstones, Facebook Twitter, Chris Riddell



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