The Biden Administration Needs Lisa Murkowski

The Biden Administration Needs Lisa Murkowski

Late Monday, Politico reported that Senator Lisa Murkowski, one of a handful of Republicans in the chamber who can be counted on in close confirmation votes, nixed the Biden administration’s desired nominee for deputy secretary of the Interior Department. The nominee, Elizabeth Klein, the deputy director of the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center at the New York University…

Everything coming and going on Netflix: Week of March 21st

Everything coming and going on Netflix: Week of March 21st

There are three shows and movies coming to Netflix this week that have caught my eye. First up is Bad Trip, which is a hidden-camera prank comedy starring Eric Andre and Tiffany Haddish. I never get tired of watching Eric Andre freak people out, so this one’s definitely in my queue. DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is…

Bengal: Kolkata will be epicentre of an epic fight

Bengal: Kolkata will be epicentre of an epic fight

Joyanti Sen, an 82-year-old women’s rights activist in south Kolkata, remembers what she calls the last five “dreadful years” of the Left Front rule in West Bengal. “If the first five years were their best, the last five were a total disaster,” she says about the Left reign that lasted from 1977 to 2011, adding…

Kettle on the boil in Champion Chase

Kettle on the boil in Champion Chase

Last year’s Arkle heroine Put The Kettle On beat the boys again in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham. A surprise winner at the Festival 12 months ago, Henry de Bromhead’s mare had stretched her unbeaten record at the track to three on her first start of the current campaign in November. But…

7 Ways to Make Takeout More Eco-Friendly

7 Ways to Make Takeout More Eco-Friendly

Eating more takeout lately? Me too. I’m trying to support my local restaurants as much as I can while social distancing, and takeout is a delicious, convenient, and efficient way to do that. Not to mention the much-needed break from cooking! However, my environmental guilt definitely creeps in every time I pick up the plastic…

Walls full but cash poor

Walls full but cash poor

Wala Lang I received a message after my article last week hit the streets. On collectors feeling rich while tracking auction results, Jayson Ong texted, “It’s really very joyful to compute for the present estimated value of our collection but it’s also very hard for us to let go of pieces we really like kaya…