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Want to Write for Nomadic Matt? Here’s How!

Updated: 04/22/19 | April 22, 2019 Earlier this year, I announced I was opening this website up to guest posters. For years, I turned away unsolicited guest posts, but, this year, I decided it was time to change that policy as I want to add more voices, opinions, stories, and tips to this site. I want to bring in people out there who have helpful information and insight I might not have, especially now that I’m traveling a lot less. So, if you’d like to write for this site, here are our guideli...
Tags: Random Musings, Guest Posting


Crusaders made love and war, genetic study finds

The first genetic study of ancient human remains believed to be Crusaders confirms that warriors travelled from western Europe to the near East, where they mixed and had families with local people, and died together in battle. Researchers analysed ancient DNA extracted from nine skeletons dating back to the 13th century, which were discovered in a burial pit in Sidon, Lebanon. The results show that the Crusaders' genetic presence in the region was short-lived.
Tags: Europe, Science, East, SIDON Lebanon


Only the Celtics stand in the way of the Celtics

Boston had to eke out a victory over the Pacers to take a 2-0 series lead, but is this team truly ready to take on the heavyweights of the East?
Tags: News, Boston, Celtics, East


In lawsuit, Hollywood writers slam agencies over ‘packaging’ deals

The Writers Guild of America fired its latest round in a rapidly escalating struggle with major Hollywood talent agencies by filing a lawsuit Wednesday. Conflict over the practice of packaging led the union to instruct its members Friday to fire any agents who have not signed onto a new Code of Conduct designed to curb the practice. Packaging is a long-standing industry practice in which agencies sell bundles of their writers, directors and/or actors to studios or other producers for a show in l...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Caa, Writers Guild Of America, Writers Guild of America West, East, Los Angeles Superior Court, WGA, ICM Partners, Top Stories LADN, Meredith Stiehm


What Does Early Playoff Drama Signal for the Rest of the 2019 NBA Postseason?

Much of recent NBA playoff history has been devoid of drama. For the last four seasons, a Warriors/Cavaliers finals matchup has basically been a foregone conclusion from the outset.However, the rash of early upsets in the 2019 playoffs have given hope that this postseason will feature far moreintrigue.Or have they?The Early Upset CrowdAll told, three underdogs pulled upsets in Game 1 of their respective series:The Nets handled the 76ers pretty decisively, winning 111-102 in Philadelphia.The Mag...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Milwaukee, Toronto, Sport, West, Nba, Rockets, Philadelphia, Houston, Detroit, Denver, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks


Suspended Nazem Kadri to miss rest of Maple Leafs' series against Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the rest of his team's opening-round playoff series against Boston after he took a major penalty for a vicious cross-check to the head of Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk on Saturday night.The NHL came down hard on the veteran forward for the incident that took place at 14:03 of the third period in a 4-1 loss at Boston.Toronto rebounded to win its first game without Kadri as it defeated Boston 3-2 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the ...
Tags: New York, London, News, Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, NHL, Babcock, Detroit, Edmonton, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, East


Looking Far to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


Looking to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


With a new CEO and fresh funding from Upfront, healthy prepared food delivery service Territory looks to grow

With a new chief executive officer and $4 million in fresh funding from investors including the Los Angeles-based investment firm, Upfront Ventures, Territory Foods is poised for growth. The company recently hired powerhouse executive Abby Coleman, the former vice president of marketing and strategy at Quidsi and head of e-commerce at Diapers.com as its new chief executive and is now looking to expand its footprint and unique approach to meal delivery beyond its current geographies. The compa...
Tags: Food, TC, Texas, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Business Model, Chief executive officer, Tech, E-commerce, Companies, West, Food And Drink, Dallas, West Coast, East Coast


Senate Confirms Former Oil, Gas Lobbyist David Bernhardt To Lead Interior

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry clients. The Senate voted 56-41 to approve Bernhardt’s nomination to oversee the country’s public lands and resources. He succeeds Ryan Zinke, who resigned in January amid a series of ethics investigations. Bernhardt represented energy ...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, California, Washington, Senate, America, Ap, Alaska, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Wyden, Trump, Rubio, East, Interior


CleverTap lands $26M for its mobile-focused customer marketing service

CleverTap, an India-based startup that lets companies track and improve engagement with users across the web, has pulled in $26 million in new funding thanks to a round led by Sequoia India. Existing investor Accel and new backer Tiger Global also took part in the deal, which values CleverTap at $150-$160 million, the startup disclosed. The deal takes CleverTap to around $40 million from investors to date. Founded in 2015 and based in Mumbai, CleverTap competes with a range of customer experi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Mobile, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Media, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, Tech, Viber, Whatsapp, West, United States


Penguins’ 13 Seasons of Playoff Memories: Round One

The Pittsburgh Penguins hold the longest active streak for consecutive playoff appearances in the NHL with 13 seasons under their belt. However, the fate of that streak hung in the balance until the 81st game of the 2018-19 regular season, and facing the New York Islanders in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs remained a toss-up until the end of regulation of the final game of the season against the New York Rangers. Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray stops New York Ranger...
Tags: Usa, New York, Washington, Sport, Atlantic, Rangers, Philadelphia, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Long Island, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Pittsburgh


NHL Playoffs: Atlantic Bracket a Brutal Path to East Final

Three of the top seven teams in the NHL are packed into a four-team murderers’ row playoff bracket and only one can reach the Eastern Conference Final. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s reward for finishing 21 points ahead of the rest of the league during the regular season is a first-round matchup against Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky and the all-in Columbus Blue Jackets, while the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs meet for the second consecutive year in the other Atlantic Division series. ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Washington, Boston, Sport, Ap, Philadelphia, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Long Island, Calgary, National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh


'This may not be your typical blizzard': 200M of us face weather mess of snow, heavy rain, wind and flooding

Storms cranking up across the Midwest and East could slam 200 million of us with a miserable menu of heavy snow, drenching rains and flooding.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Midwest, East


200 million of us face weather mess of snow, heavy rain, wind and flooding

Storms cranking up across the Midwest and East could slam 200 million of us with a miserable menu of heavy snow, drenching rains and flooding.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Midwest, East


‘Game of Thrones’: 5 things to know about the final season

“All men must die,” we’ve been told. And so it is with TV shows. Even the biggest TV show in all the land. After seven tumultuous seasons packed with political intrigue, dragon fire, cold wintry dread and gore galore, “Game of Thrones” is about to depart. Beginning on April 14, the HBO fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Fire and Ice” novels will unleash its epic conclusion over six of the most anticipated — and most ambitious — episodes in prime-time history. Winter, indeed, ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, NFL, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Army, Jon Snow, Naomi Watts, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, John Snow, East, Jon, Lakewood, George R R Martin


NHL playoffs: Atlantic bracket a brutal path to East final

Three of the top seven teams in the NHL are packed into a four-team murderers’ row playoff bracket and only one can reach the Eastern Conference final. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s reward for finishing 21 points ahead of the rest of the league during the regular season is a first-round matchup against Artemi Panarin, Sergei […]
Tags: News, Sports, Atlantic, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, East, Artemi Panarin Sergei


Big Garden Birdwatch: Smallest birds 'hit by Beast from East'

Fewer long-tailed tits and wrens are sighted by birdwatchers in an annual survey run by the RSPB.
Tags: News, East


NHL Playoff picture after Thursday: Only one spot left

For the final week of the 2018-19 NHL regular season we will take an updated look at the Stanley Cup Playoff picture — what the standings look like, the potential matchups, who clinched, and set the stage for Friday's biggest games. The Avalanche clinched the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, while the teams above them in the Central Division are jockeying for positioning, with the Predators on top, at least for now. The Penguins and Hurricanes clinched spots out East, while the...
Tags: Penguins, NHL, Montreal, Central Division, East, Columbus Blue Jackets, Metropolitan Division


Big Garden Birdwatch: Smallest birds 'hit by Beast from East'

Fewer long-tailed tits and wrens are sighted by birdwatchers in an annual survey run by the RSPB.
Tags: UK, News, East


The battles for seeding still going strong in NBA races

Milwaukee is on the brink of clinching the NBA's best record, and the bottom of the East is a mess            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Ap, Nba, East


Student Professional Worker Opportunity at City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning in Los Angeles, CA

The Community Planning Bureau seeks student professional workers (SPWs) to work primarily on the Community Planning Program. This paid opportunity will offer an enriching experience for new planners or students wishing to gain hands-on practice in city planning as it relates to plans and policies for the Central and East regions (Downtown, Boyle Heights, Hollywood, South Harbor, and West LA) of this diverse City.  Position Summary/Job Description  Tasks may include: 
Tags: East, Los Angeles CA, West LA, City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, Community Planning Bureau, Community Planning Program This, Downtown Boyle Heights Hollywood South Harbor


NHL Playoff picture after Sunday: Flames win West; Movement in East

For the final week of the 2018-19 NHL regular season we will take an updated look at the Stanley Cup Playoff picture — what the standings look like, the potential matchups, who clinched, and set the stage for Monday's biggest games. On Sunday, the Flames clinched both the Pacific Division title and the top spot in the West overall. With Calgary confirmed as the number one seed in the Pacific, we get an official playoff matchup: San Jose Sharks (two seed) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (three seed...
Tags: News, West, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Pacific, Calgary, East


From orientalism to ornamentalism

Recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted an exhibit called China Through the Looking Glass.  The exhibition’s spectacular and unabashed display of Orientalist commodification and appropriation charmed many and repelled others. The exhibition, extended months beyond its original schedule due to its enormous popularity, reminds us how enduring the so-called Asian fetish still is in western culture and how limited our critical response is to this expansive phenomenon, other than one of mo...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Books, Featured, China, History, West, United States, Race issues, Shell, Oscar Wilde, Alexander Mcqueen, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, East Asia, East, Sarah Burton


Penguins in Good Shape as Playoffs Near

While they struggled through the first three and a half months of the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins remained close enough in the postseason race that it wasn’t too late once they started to pile up wins. With just four games to go in the 2018-19 season, they’re poised to make the playoffs for a 13th consecutive season, barring some worst-case scenarios going against their favor. Clinging to their playoff lives after suffering a late third-period meltdown during the Feb. 23 Stadium Series a...
Tags: Usa, New York, Washington, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh, Murray, Florida Panthers, Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers


TIPPING OFF: Krzyzewski-Izzo matchup highlights Elite Eight

A coaching matchup for the ages highlights Sunday’s regional finals in the NCAA Tournament. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo face off in the East Region. Krzyzewski has 12 Final Four trips and five national titles. Izzo has seven Final Four appearances and a national championship since taking over at Michigan State in […]
Tags: News, Sports, College sports, Michigan, Michigan State, East, Tom Izzo, Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski, Krzyzewski, NCAA Tournament Duke, Krzyzewski Izzo


The Nets catch a break in the middle of the East bubble battle

The Pistons, Nets, Heat and Magic are separated by fewer than two games for the last three playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Nets, East


D'Angelo Russell dominates Celtics again, leading Nets to 110-96 victory

D'Angelo Russell dominates Celtics again, leading Nets to 110-96 victory originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Some of the Boston Celtics' best games have come with Kyrie Irving on the sideline. Saturday night was not one of those games as the Brooklyn Nets made the most of Boston's less-than-full strength roster to easily defeat Boston 110-96. The loss drops Boston (45-32) to the fifth spot in the East, although a loss by the Indiana Pacers (45-31) to Orlando tonight would k...
Tags: News, Boston, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Orlando, Celtics, East, Kyrie Irving, Angelo Russell


LeBron James, Lakers steamroll Kemba Walker and the Hornets

Lakers guard Rajon Rondo lays the ball in the basket as Hornets forward Marvin Williams looks on during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, ...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, New Orleans, Lebron James, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers, Charlotte, Oklahoma City


HBO’s Game of Thrones Prequel Pilot Adds Five Series Regulars

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot adds five series regulars Deadline is reporting that five series regulars have been cast in HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel pilot. Joining the ensemble is Marquis Rodriguez (When They See Us, Saturday Church), John Simm (Strangers), Richard McCabe (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), John Heffernan (Dracula) and Dixie Egerickx (The Secret Garden). PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptA...
Tags: Hbo, UK, TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Game Of Thrones, Julie Walters, Got, Ava Duvernay, Goldman, Secret Garden, Martin, East, Tony, Heffernan