Comic book store owners are offering to ship banned Holocaust novel ‘Maus’ to Tennessee students for free

The Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus” was banned on January 10 after a unanimous vote by the McMinn County, Tennessee, Board of Education. Written by Art Spiegelman, “Maus” tells the story of his parents in the 1940’s, following the Jewish family’s experience with rising anti-Semitism to their internment at the Auschwitz concentration camp. It depicts … Read more

Moses J. Moseley, ‘Walking Dead’ actor, dead at 31

He was 31. “We are heartbroken by his loss and he will forever be in our hearts and deeply missed,” Tassell told CNN. “He was a very beautiful person and an extremely talented actor. There really are no words to express the tragic loss of Moses. We just absolutely loved him.” Tassell said Moseley’s death … Read more

Nearly 200 human spines found stepped on posts in Peru

An international team of researchers working in the Chincha Valley on the south coast of Peru found the majority of the “swirls-on-pillars” in large native tombs known as “chullpas”, which can be dated hundreds of years back to around the time when European colonizers were present in the South American country. Out of the 192 … Read more

ABC News suspends ‘The View’ host Whoopi Goldberg

“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC News president Kim Godwin said in a statement. “While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments,” Godwin added. “The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity … Read more

India Arie says she pulls her music from Spotify over Joe Rogan’s comments about race

The R&B singer said in an Instagram post that Rogan’s “language about race” was “problematic”, referring to a recent interview on Rogan’s podcast in which he made offensive comments about African nations and said it was “strange” to use the term “Black” “as an identifier. “Neil Young opened a door that I MUST walk through,” … Read more

Interest rates are rising. Here’s what to do if you’re investing in bonds

You’ve probably heard that when rates rise, bond prices fall. And if you already own bonds either directly or through a bond fund, this is not great news. But that should not stop you from investing in bonds. And there are ways to limit the downside of a rising rate environment in your portfolio – … Read more

Oil prices are still painfully high and OPEC might act, Goldman Sachs says

The good news for consumers grappling with elevated pump prices is that Goldman Sachs is warning clients that OPEC + could announce during Wednesday’s virtual meeting it plans step up production. Noting that oil prices are “entering political intervention territory,” Goldman Sachs said in a report Monday night that it no longer assumes OPEC + … Read more

In eastern Ukraine they do not expect an invasion, but people are watching and waiting

The Russian border is less than 20 miles away. Beyond it, thousands of Russian troops have gathered, bringing with them tanks and other armor. But despite growing alarm in Washington at the prospect of an “imminent” Russian invasion, there’s little sense of urgency among the Ukrainian troops here. The soldiers on this front, in the … Read more

Jennifer Garner is returning to the small screen

Starz has announced that Garner has been added to the revival of “Party Down” as a regular. The actress is set to play Evie, a producer in a relationship with Henry Pollard (played by Adam Scott). Her last major TV role was as as Sydney Bristow in the hit action drama “Alias,” which ended in … Read more