Richard M. Ohmann, 90, Dies; Brought Radical Politics to College English

Richard M. Ohmann, 90, Dies; Brought Radical Politics to College English

He used his leadership role at Wesleyan University, in Connecticut, to help create some of the country’s first programs in gender studies and African-American studies, and he edited two influential journals, College English and Radical Teacher, that spread his ideas around the academic world. He invited other leftist scholars to guest edit issues, which he…

India’s Diwali Celebrations Draw Large Crowds Despite Covid Concerns

India’s Diwali Celebrations Draw Large Crowds Despite Covid Concerns

Hundreds of thousands of people traveled around India this week as the country prepared to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights and one of the country’s major holidays, on Thursday. Bazaars and malls across India filled up with shoppers as India reported its lowest number of daily coronavirus cases since February. The crowded scenes were…

Annie Leibovitz Discusses New Book, ‘Wonderland’, Releasing Nov. 17

Annie Leibovitz Discusses New Book, ‘Wonderland’, Releasing Nov. 17

Annie Leibovitz would like to make one thing clear upfront: She is not a fashion photographer. Given that her new book, “Wonderland” (Phaidon) is an anthology of fashion images shot mainly for Vogue, that’s curious. But since the book, which arrives on Nov. 17, was built on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” perhaps it’s…

Ahmaud Arbery death: Jury consists of 11 White jurors, despite protests from prosecution

Ahmaud Arbery death: Jury consists of 11 White jurors, despite protests from prosecution

The Georgia jury picked to decide the trial of the man accused of chasing and fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery consists of one Black juror and 11 White jurors, despite uproar from prosecutors who argued that several Black potential panelists were cut because of their race.  Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley acknowledged on Wednesday that “intentional…

UK primary school asks boys to wear skirts to ‘promote equality’

UK primary school asks boys to wear skirts to ‘promote equality’

A grade school in Scotland asked male and female students and teachers to wear skirts to class to “promote equality.”  “We want our school to be inclusive and promote equality,” an email from Castleview Primary in Edinburgh said to parents, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Boys as young as 3-years-old were asked to participate, the…

Qualcomm stock up 13% after Q4 2021 earnings beat

Qualcomm stock up 13% after Q4 2021 earnings beat

Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon. Carlo Allegri | Reuters Qualcomm shares rose more than 13% Thursday, a day after the company reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations. Earnings showed Qualcomm has weathered the global chip shortage well. Analysts expected adjusted earnings per share of $2.26 and revenue of $8.86 billion. Qualcomm reported $2.55 earnings…

Scientist develops hybrid pumpkins to withstand heat to help protect them from climate change

Scientist develops hybrid pumpkins to withstand heat to help protect them from climate change

Scientist develops hybrid pumpkins to withstand heat to help protect them from climate change – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Farmers across the country are dealing with more extreme weather driven by climate change, and pumpkins may be the latest victim. Illinois leads the U.S. in pumpkin production, growing more than 500 million pounds a…

Name of former Blackhawks video coach removed from Stanley Cup trophy

Name of former Blackhawks video coach removed from Stanley Cup trophy

According to the spokesperson, Aldrich’s name was “X’d out” on Sunday when the names of the members of last season’s Stanley Cup Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning, were engraved on the trophy. CNN has reached out to the Blackhawks for comment. A third-party investigation commissioned by the NHL said Aldrich had engaged in sexual misconduct…

Detroit votes to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Detroit votes to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Detroit voters decriminalized therapeutic mushrooms – also known as psychedelic or “magic” mushrooms. On Election Day Tuesday, voters were asked to vote on Proposal E, which would make “the personal possession and therapeutic use of entheogenic plants by adults the city’s lowest law-enforcement priority.” The measure passed with 61.08% of the vote.  Detroit is not…