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Harlem Toile de Jouy (and More) by Sheila Bridges for The Shade Store

NYC-based interior designer Sheila Bridge’s joyful, kinetic Harlem Toile de Jouy—her take on the traditional French toile patterns from the 1700s— became an instant classic when she introduced it a while back. “This design, which lampoons some of the stereotypes deeply woven into the African American experience, has been featured in The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, and the Musée de la Toile De Jouy in Jouy-en Josas, France,” she says; “it’s also include...
Tags: Books, New York City, Harlem, Cooper Hewitt, Fabrics & Linens, Sheila Bridges, Harlem Toile de Jouy, Sheila Bridge, Musée de la Toile De Jouy, Jouy en Josas France, Harlem Toile de Jouy Above, Harlem Toile du Jouy L


FPC Second Amendment Lawsuit Against Wake County, NC Sheriff May Proceed

FPC Second Amendment Lawsuit Against Wake County, NC Sheriff May Proceed iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Federal District Court Judge Louise Flanagan of the Eastern District of North Carolina ordered that FPC’s lawsuit against Wake County, North Carolina Sheriff Gerald M. Baker can proceed. The opinion in Stafford v. Baker can be found at FPCLegal.org. As part of FPC’s nationwide efforts to address closures and shut-downs during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organ...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, New York City, Court, Pennsylvania, Baker, Call, Bennett, Stafford, United States Supreme Court, Reese, Lara, Greco, FPC, Holloway


Gov. Cuomo Stripped NY Gun Rights And Crime Is Soaring

By Larry Keane New York is an anti-gun dystopia. IMG iStock-884181314 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is feeling the heat for more than just his COVID scandal. He’s also dodging his citizens’ demands for reducing crime while at the same time denying them their Second Amendment rights. Gov. Cuomo’s contempt for gun owners and the firearm industry dates back over two decades to his time as Housing and Urban Development Secretary for former President Bill Clinto...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, New York City, Gotham, Bill Clinton, Hud, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Clinton, Cuomo, IMG, Gov Cuomo, Housing and Urban Development, U S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Gov. Cuomo Striped NY Gun Rights And Crime Is Soaring

By Larry Keane New York is an anti-gun dystopia. IMG iStock-884181314 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is feeling the heat for more than just his COVID scandal. He’s also dodging his citizens’ demands for reducing crime while at the same time denying them their Second Amendment rights. Gov. Cuomo’s contempt for gun owners and the firearm industry dates back over two decades to his time as Housing and Urban Development Secretary for former President Bill Clinto...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, New York City, Gotham, Bill Clinton, Hud, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Clinton, Cuomo, IMG, Gov Cuomo, Housing and Urban Development, U S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


How this Redlands professor unlocked the mysteries of ‘Harriet the Spy’ and its author

When the children’s novel “Harriet the Spy” arrived in 1964, Leslie Brody was an 11-year-old on Long Island. That was just a short trip to the Upper East Side neighborhood of the fictional 11-year-old spy and writer Harriet M. Welsch. Yet despite their geographic proximity and shared love of tomato sandwiches on white bread, Brody didn’t discover Harriet and the beloved classic by author and illustrator Louise Fitzhugh until 1988 when the writer’s literary estate hired her to adapt the book for ...
Tags: Books, Virginia, New York City, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Village Voice, Manhattan, Upper East Side, Bronx, Memphis, Southern California, Harriet, Wolf, Regina


The Rope review: Ida Wells, the NAACP and a slim thread to a murder

Alex Tresniowski’s story of a 19th-century Rosa Parks would have worked perfectly well without a detour to New JerseyThis is a book about an important and long-overlooked Black woman civil rights leader, and an intrepid New York City private investigator who solved a murder at the seashore in New Jersey in which a Black laborer was wrongly accused of the crime. Related: Trump's defeat and the death throes of the Civil War – podcast Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Protest, New York City, Race, World news, US news, Culture, New Jersey, Naacp, Civil rights movement, Trump, Rosa Parks, Ida Wells, History books, Alex Tresniowski


FPC Statement on President Biden’s Renewed Promise of Gun Control

Former VP Joe Biden yelling at dozens of his supporters at a rally. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- President Biden renewed his declaration of intent to launch a new assault upon the People of the United States and their rights and property, “calling on Congress to enact” unconstitutional and immoral policies including bans on common semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. Prior to the election, FPC warned that the Biden-Harris campaign, which promised a massive number of new a...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Congress, New York City, America, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Trump, Call, Bennett, IMG, United States Supreme Court


ComingSoon’s 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

ComingSoon’s 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide It’s February, which means two things: there’s no excuse for accidentally writing/typing “2020” anymore and Valentine’s Day is upon us. For those of us (or you) lucky enough to have either procured or held on to a significant other or the last year, congratulations. Time to buy them something. But how do you know what gift to get the intrepid spirit in your life? Taking a look at what’s out there would certainly help, that’s why ComingSoon.net is...
Tags: Toys, Comics, Games, Hbo, TV, New York, London, Movies, New York City, Tim Burton, Disney, Los Angeles, Gifts, Valentine's Day, Iron Man, Nicole Kidman


Lawful Businesses Should Not be Liable for Harms Caused by Businesses’ Adversaries

FPC, Law Professors, and Georgia First Amendment Foundation File Amicus Brief Arguing that Lawful Businesses Should Not be Liable for Harms Caused by the Businesses’ Adversaries U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an important amicus brief with the Georgia Court of Appeals in McBrayer, et al. v. The Governors Ridge Property Owners Association, Inc., et al. The brief, authored and filed by UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh and Georgia attorney Darren...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, New York City, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Ucla, Call, Bennett, OB GYN, United States Supreme Court, Reese, Lara, Greco, FPC, Eugene Volokh, Holloway


Bank of America Sells Out Gun & Ammo Purchasers as Potential Criminals

By Larry Keane Bank of America, it turns out, is selling out their customers who bought guns or ammunition to federal authorities IMG iStock 1008926982 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Bank of America, it turns out, is selling out their customers who bought guns or ammunition to federal authorities as people who should be investigated for ties to the criminal acts witnessed on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6. Tucker Carlson, of Fox News, uncovered evidence that Bank of America is turning over the private tra...
Tags: New York Post, Guns, Obama, Washington, New York City, America, Bank Of America, Fbi, New York Times, Citigroup, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Biden, Bernard Kerik, Tucker Carlson, IMG


Hi-Tech Licensing and Registration is Still Just Licensing and Registration

High-tech registration is still registration. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Having tried and failed to impose a national firearm licensing and registration scheme on an unwilling American public for more than half a century, gun control advocates have spruced up the policy for the 21st century. In a paper titled “A Decentralized and Encrypted National Gun Registry,” a group of Brown University researchers working with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) advanced a gun licensing and registration sche...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Jimmy Fallon, Congress, Obama Administration, Nsa, New York City, Brown University, US, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, United States, Idaho


5 Key Lessons From Bigelow Tea Founder Ruth Campbell Bigelow

At Bigelow Tea, tea is all we do. So, every cup counts and that means never compromising. As a family-owned company that has been blending teas for three generations, Bigelow Tea has come a long way. And if you were to rewind back to the very beginning in 1945 to when our founder, Ruth Campbell Bigelow, created “Constant Comment®,” you would know that our unwavering commitment to flavor has remained steadfast. Ruth will be forever remembered as a visionary whose passion for quality and fam...
Tags: Tea, Family, Usa, New York, New York City, America, Connecticut, Green Tea, Providence, Ruth, Bigelow, Bigelow Tea, Bigelow Family Story, Ruth Campbell Bigelow, David Bigelow, Cindi Bigelow


Current Obsessions: Snow Days

Ten things we’re noting, this midwinter, pre-Valentines weekend: Above: We’re listening to Remodelista favorite Anthony D’Argenzio of Zio and Sons on the Design Time podcast; have a listen. (This bedroom is from a 1700s Stone Farmhouse in the Hudson Valley, with photography produced and styled by Zio & Sons; see also Anthony’s expert advice on What to Source from Salvage.) Our most popular post of the week? Inside Julie’s minimalist galley kitchen in Brooklyn Heights (and how to get the look)....
Tags: Books, New York, New York City, Usps, Connecticut, Anthony, Wilson, Brooklyn Heights, Julie, Hudson Valley, Paul Nash, Lewis Miller, Design News, Current Obsessions, Remodelista, Toogood


Firearms Policy Coalition: Nonviolent Felons Have Second Amendment Rights

Firearms Policy Coalition: Nonviolent Felons Have Second Amendment Rights U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced the filing of an important United States Supreme Court brief in the case of Flick v. Wilkinson, a case challenging the federal lifetime firearms prohibition for felons. The brief, authored by FPC’s Director of Constitutional Studies, Joseph Greenlee, is FPC’s fourth U.S. Supreme Court brief filed in less than three we...
Tags: England, Maryland, Guns, New York City, Court, America, Pennsylvania, United States, Flick, Call, U S Supreme Court, Bennett, Wilkinson, United States Supreme Court, Reese, Lara


Gun Bans and Prior Restraints Being Sold as ‘Progress’ in Nevada

That none of this will even make a dent is not the issue, because it’s not about public safety. It’s about the elites enhancing their power, tightening their grip, and denying our rights. (Center for American Progress/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- The Center for American Progress presented “6 Policies to Reduce Gun Violence in Nevada” on Wednesday. Replete with footnotes to make it appear to be a serious study, it unsurprisingly shows itself to be another piece of Astroturf propaganda c...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, New York City, Nevada, Resistance, Biden, Joseph Stalin, City Hall, Nra, ATF, Center for American Progress, David Codrea, Nevada Legislature, Gun Rights News, RKBA, Firearms News


Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon's CEO. A video of a young Bezos from 1997 shows why he decided to build his empire on books.

Jeff Bezos founded his Amazon empire on books. Paul Souders/Getty Images An old viral video of Jeff Bezos from 1997 shows him explaining why he picked books as the first thing to sell on Amazon. Bezos said books provided greater choice than any other product category. The video provides insight into how Bezos first built his retail empire. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Jeff Bezos is stepping back as CEO of Amazon, with executive Andy Jassy poised to take over in Q...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Elon Musk, New York City, Trends, Tesla, Retail, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Andy Jassy, Amazon Bezos, Tech Insider, Brian Roemmele, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Amazon Insiders


Bloomberg’s Propaganda Arm ‘the Trace’ Naming-&-Shaming

By Larry Keane Bloomberg’s The Trace is all about cancel-culturing 2A supporters on social media. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Michael Bloomberg’s The Trace is on a campaign to turn gun companies against the leading online voices that speak about the importance of gun rights. The Trace, which is nothing but a gun control megaphone disguising itself as pseudo-journalism, sent out a “name-and-shame” email last week putting companies on notice. They listed 13 specific firearm personal...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Minneapolis, Congress, New York City, America, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Capitol Hill, Usa Today, Msnbc, Michael Bloomberg, Trace, Sen Bernie Sanders I VT, Sen Sanders, Scalise


Current Obsessions: Brighter Days

Among the news and finds that caught our attention this week: Above: An outtake from this week’s post A Danish Couple’s Thoughtfully Appointed 1927 Townhouse in Copenhagen. For many more hygge moments and considered interiors, follow @femte.til.venstre on Instagram. To celebrate the momentousness of having a woman in the White House, upstate shop Sunny’s Pop is offering 10 percent off this weekend. Just use code VPHARRIS. The 2020 Design of the Year award goes to the Teeter Totter Wall, a seri...
Tags: Books, Etsy, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, New York Times, Annie, Copenhagen, Berkeley, Vermont, Bernie, Fourth Street, Portland Maine, Design News, Current Obsessions


More than a Vogue cover: Madam Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris graced the February cover of Vogue magazine wearing her signature Converse sneakers, a dark jacket, and skinny pants, paired with a white top. This casual image of the first female vice president drew considerable criticism for failing to capture Harris in a pose and outfit more appropriate for her historic position in American government. Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chef, and others defended the cover picture by noting that this image best reflects the events of t...
Tags: Books, Gender, Politics, Featured, New York City, Race, Barack Obama, Georgia, Racism, US politics, Missouri, Vogue, Vice President, Anna Wintour, Intersectionality, Black


Book Review | Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

I love a good romance story as much as the next hopeless romantic. Add in a setting on Capri and I’ll be first in line to buy the book. That is exactly what happened with Sex and Vanity, the latest novel by the worldwide bestselling author Kevin Kwan. Of course, Kwan hardly needs an introduction. You’ll know him as the author of Crazy Rich Asians, a number one New York Times bestselling book and fabulous film, as well as two more bestselling books in the series China Rich Girlfriend and Ric...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Books, Instagram, New York City, Book Reviews, Book Review, New York Times, Italy, Helena Bonham Carter, Capri, Charlotte, Don, George, Holly, Forster


How a 15-year quest to find the work of Black comic book artists became ‘Invisible Men’

Twenty years ago, comic book historian Ken Quattro began digging for information on an artist named Matt Baker. “I couldn’t find anything about him anywhere,” says Quattro during a phone interview. “The only thing people knew, basically, was he died when he was young and he was Black.” A comic book fan since the early 1960s who has written thousands of articles on the subject, Quattro kept searching and that quest resulted in his book “Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books...
Tags: Books, New York City, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, Baker, White, Black, Comic-Con, Southern California, Joyner, Matt Baker, John Ridley, Quattro, George Saunders


Drilling Holes in Proposed Credit Card Regulation of Gun Purchases

By Larry Keane Shannon Watts wants to know what’s in your wallet. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Shannon Watts wants to know what’s in your wallet. Even more, she wants what’s in your wallet to decide what you can buy. Michael Bloomberg’s frontwoman for his bought-and-paid-for gun control group Moms Demand Action is demanding credit card companies monitor and police cardholder purchases. Specifically, she wants credit card companies to ban purchases of precursor firearm parts. Watts ...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, New York City, Bloomberg, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Doj, Michael Bloomberg, Mastercard, Watts, ATF, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives


A Look Inside William S. Burroughs’ Bunker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD57IkvzE50 When everybody had one or two vodkas and smoked a few joints, it was always the time for the blowgun. —John Giorno From 1974 to 1982, writer William S. Burroughs lived in a former locker room of a 19th-century former-YMCA on New York City’s Lower East Side. When he moved on, his stuff, including his worn out shoes, his gun mags, the typewriter on which he wrote Cities of the Red Night, and half of The Place of Dead Roads, a well-worn copy of Th...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Life, New York City, Poetry, History, Architecture, Beverly Hills, Literature, Kansas, John, Cia, Patti Smith, William, Coke


HOT BLOOD - A Paranormal Fantasy Epic - Special Price

Two immortal creatures have arrived in New York City. One of them is Tanya Merrit, the last of the Ykrall, a magical race that lives among and depends on human beings ... they take a little of their blood while making love, so to enhance their powers. But the other is Janos Wolkran, an ancient and extremely deadly vampire. He has brought with him a brood of servants, people who he has converted into lesser creatures, each of them existing solely for his bidding. Except that one of them is dyin...
Tags: Books, New York City, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Kathy, Tanya, Kathy Harrison, Tanya Merrit, Janos Wolkran


Tea Is All We Do, This Is Why Every Bigelow Tea Cup Counts! #TeaProudly

When you think about moments just for you, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s treating yourself to something relaxing, indulging in a treat or taking a few minutes to simply breathe. And, as a member of the #TeaProudly community, you already know one thing – you can do all those things with a cup of tea! Sip by sip, Bigelow Tea wants you to know that *every* cup matters… which is exactly what you’ll hear in the latest #TeaProudly video and ad! Join president and CEO Cindi Bige...
Tags: Tea, Family, New York City, America, Green Tea, Ruth, Bigelow, Tea Flavor Varieties, Bigelow Tea, Varieties, Herbal Tea, Ruth Campbell Bigelow, Cindi Bigelow, Iced Tea, Teaproudly, Bigelow Tea Company


Author James Patterson on the moment his life changed direction, his working style, and his best career advice

James Patterson is the author of bestselling books like "Alex Cross" and "Michael Bennett." Stephanie Diani Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel" podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently spoke with James Patterson, author of numerous New York Times bestselling books including the recently released "The Last Days of John Lennon." Patterson says th...
Tags: Books, Podcast, Florida, New York City, John Lennon, US, Careers, The Beatles, Trends, Strategy, Author, Harvard, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Paul Mccartney, University of Florida


Firearms Policy Coalition Statement on Incoming Biden Administration

Former Obama VP and openly populist Democratic Presidental frontrunner, Joe Biden will have his VP candidate chosen based on numerous foolish metrics. Intersectionality, identity politics, and of course, strict gun-control policies. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition has released the following statement after Congress today affirmed the Electoral College vote for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris: As we have said before, President-elect Joe Biden...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Obama, Congress, New York City, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Va, Republic, Biden, Kamala Harris, Call, HARRIS, Bennett


NY City Demonstrates Danger to Freedom, Safety of Gun Licensing Laws

Leave it to New York City to once again remind us why we cannot trust anti-gun public officials to be the gatekeepers for our preexisting rights. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Leave it to New York City to once again remind us why we cannot trust anti-gun public officials to be the gatekeepers for our preexisting right – not a state-granted privilege – to keep and bear arms.   At first blush, firearm licensing laws may seem to some like a reasonable safeguard to ensure new gun owners have...
Tags: Post, New York, Guns, New York City, Social Security, Andrew Cuomo, IMG, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, License Division, New York Post the New York Police Department


Weekend Reading 1.2.21

Has there ever been a January we welcomed more? It feels good to have turned the page on 2020, although not much has changed other than the calendar page. Still, I love the idea of another trip around the sun that’s not as strange as the last one! I enjoyed a few days off with extra eating and sleeping, it felt good to be lazy. I love the last week of December because I never really know what day it is. I feel rested and ready to jump into a new year, but first I still need to take down the Chri...
Tags: Crafts, Europe, London, New York City


Women & Literature: Zora Neale Hurston

‘Zora Neale Hurston’ by Bev Sykes. The oral tradition of southern black folklore was an art and a skill handed down from Africa, preserved through slavery, and still thriving in the early years of the twentieth century, when Zora Neale Hurston came of age. The tradition was preserved through generations of rural southern culture and began to decline when the black workers left the agricultural South for the cities of the North. Zora Neale Hurston was singularly placed to record this material a...
Tags: Books, Florida, New York, Featured, California, Washington, New York City, Africa, Alabama, America, History, Egypt, New Jersey, New Orleans, Literature, Philadelphia



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