Blazers conquer Nuggets in historic 4OT thriller

In a game that seemed like it would never end, Portland held on in an epic Game 3, which was the first 4-overtime game in the NBA playoffs since 1953.

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Blazers prevail in historic 4OT ‘battle of attrition’

In what was only the second four-overtime game played in NBA postseason history, the Blazers outlasted the Nuggets 140-137 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinals series.
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Books of The Times: Treating a Historic Massacre as an Active Crime Scene

“The House of the Pain of Others,” by the Mexican writer Julián Herbert, revisits the murder of 300 Chinese immigrants over three days in 1911, during the Mexican Revolution.
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Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Grey's AnatomyEllen Pompeo took to Twitter to congratulate her former Grey’s Anatomy costar and person Sandra Oh after Oh’s historical Golden Globe win for Killing Eve.
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NASA spacecraft ‘phones home’ after historic journey

An unmanned NASA spacecraft has sent a signal back to Earth after making a successful fly-by past the most distant world ever studied by mankind.
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Who will win Heisman? Kyler vs. Tua is historic battle

Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa have put up numbers that in any other year would win the Heisman. But only one can claim college football’s biggest prize.
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Harden’s 54 highlights backcourts’ historic duel

With Rockets guards James Harden and Eric Gordon combining for 90 points and the Wizards’ John Wall and Bradley Beal totaling 68, they scored the most points, with 158, by both teams’ starting backcourts on record.
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Mullens puts up historic numbers in 49ers debut

After finding out he was starting just hours before the game, all 49ers QB Nick Mullens did was put together one of the best statistical debuts by a quarterback in league history.
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New era for ‘everyone’ as historic theatre reopens

The oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world is to finally get its own front door – more than 250 years after first being built.
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Why is fighting in the NHL down to historic lows?

Through the midpoint of the season, we’re on pace for the fewest fighting majors ever. We dive into that phenomenon, plus thoughts on Canada’s Olympic team, All-Star snubs, dancing Russians, this week’s jersey foul and much more.
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The Rockets and Warriors run historic offenses in wildly different ways

They put up huge numbers with unmatched shooting, but the two best offenses in the NBA — while historically potent — are actually nothing alike.
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DeRozan’s historic night drives Raptors win

DeMar DeRozan poured in a career-high and franchise-record 52 points and the Toronto Raptors opened the new year with a thrilling 131-127 victory.

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Bettors roll as NFL favorites extend historic run

Bettors enjoyed their best Sunday of the NFL season as favorites covered the spread in nine of the first 11 games. It continued a dominant November for favorites, who have combined to go 37-15-4 against the spread this month.
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The Hidden Good-Luck Charm Sewn Into the Queen’s Coronation Gown – and 4 Other Secrets from the Historic Event

God save the Queen! Those were the shouts heard from inside Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, when Queen Elizabeth II took the Coronation Oath and officially became the ruling monarch of the U.K and the Commonwealth.

Although Elizabeth ascended the throne as a young 25-year-old princess on February 6, 1952, immediately on hearing of the death of her father, King George VI, it wasn’t until 16 months later on June 2, 1953, that she was crowned, such was the extent of the planning needed. Her first years as Queen are featured in the first season of Netflix’s hit series, The Crown.

Read on for five surprising facts on the 64th anniversary of the Queen’s historic day:

1. It Was the First Televised Coronation

Tech-savvy even back then, Princess Elizabeth was determined to have the ceremony broadcast (much against the disapproval of Sir Winston Churchill). It would be the first coronation to be televised (except for the anointing and the communion) and was broadcast in 44 languages. An estimated 20 million people gathered round their television screens (or those of their neighbors) to catch a glimpse of the pomp and ceremony of the momentous occasion. After the event, sales of televisions rocketed.

2. Her Gown Had a Hidden Good-Luck Charm

Trusted royal couturier Sir Norman Hartnell worked closely with Elizabeth to create a gown in the finest white duchess satin, richly embroidered with national and Commonwealth floral emblems in gold and silver thread. Encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals, the designer added a secret detail for extra luck. Unknown to the Queen, Hartnell included an extra four-leaf shamrock on the left side of the skirt, which was positioned perfectly so that Her Majesty’s hand would rest on it during the ceremony.

3. Top-Secret Staff Were Recruited

There was a shortage of professional coachmen to help transport dignitaries to Westminster Abbey in horse drawn carriages, so millionaire businessmen and country squires offered their services – many dressing up as servants to help take people to the ceremony.

4. Footage Was Flown Across the Atlantic in Military Jets

To make the broadcast available the same day, Royal Air Force bomber jets known as Canberras flew film footage across the Atlantic so that the Canadian Broadcast Company could air it. It was the first non-stop transatlantic flight between the United Kingdom and Canada, and landed in Labrador.

5. The Romance!

Prince Philip was the first person to pay homage to the Queen after the Archbishop of Canterbury. After being lifted on her throne, her husband said, “I Philip, do become your liege man of life and limb, and of earthly worship; and faith and truth I will bear unto you, to live and die, against all manner of folks. So help me God.” He then kissed her crown and her left cheek.


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Elon Musk heralds ‘huge revolution in space travel’ after historic SpaceX missionSpaceX has successfully completed the first reflight — and landing — of an orbital class rocket. The Falcon 9 launched from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday evening, returning to an ocean-based barge a short while later.



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Show everyone that you’re the ultimate California Angels fan with this Cooperstown fitted hat. It looks just like the ones that the team’s players from decades past would sport out on the baseball field. The throwback colors and embroidered logo on this hat from American Needle will help you celebrate the heritage of the California Angels for years to come!
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Historic ‘End White Supremacy’ Sign Reinstalled In New York City

In 1963, a protestor scrawled the words “End White Supremacy” onto a sign and carried it during a civil rights march in New York. Over 50 years have passed and, disgracefully, the message pleading for the most essential of human rights remains just as relevant. 

In 2008, digging through archival photographs, artist Sam Durant found an image of the ‘60s sign. Durant creates large-scale lightboxes featuring language culled from various protests and demonstrations throughout history, often focusing on the Civil Rights Movement and Black Panther protests. He gravitates towards words whose relevance is not bound up with any one time or event, whose message resounds regardless.

The artist scanned and cropped the sign’s language to create one such text-based artwork, which was mounted on the exterior of New York’s Paula Cooper Gallery just around the time America elected its first black president until 2009.

On Nov. 29, however, the piece was restored to the Paula Cooper Gallery facade. The sign’s return is a response to the recent election of Donald Trump, who, as a candidate, was widely accused of feeding off the racism, misogyny and xenophobia lingering on the fringes of the American psyche, giving bigotry a platform and ushering it into the mainstream. 

Gallery owner Paula Cooper explained the importance of using skills and resources to fight against the normalization of hate and fear in an interview with Hyperallergic.

“We should, as spaces available and open to the public, do whatever we can to resist and overcome whatever abominations are about to confront us,” Cooper said. “How we best do that is the question.”

An identical version of the lightbox was also on view ― somewhat surreally ― at Art Basel Miami Beach, courtesy of Blum & Poe Gallery. The uncomfortable juxtaposition of locales highlights the strange space the art world occupies in the election aftermath, with so many artists working to magnify injustice and empower action within a system catering primarily to the wealthy elite. The piece is on sale for $ 75,000. 

If that’s not quite in your budget, stop by Paula Cooper Gallery in New York to see the powerful sign in the flesh. Cooper told Hyperallergic she does not know how long the piece will be on public view, but here’s hoping it will never feel quite so painfully relevant again.

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Steamtown National Historic Site

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Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) was established on October 30, 1986 to further public understanding and appreciation of the role steam railroading played in the development of the United States. This colorful publication tells the story of the impact of railroading on America, the history of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad and its yards in Scranton, and the formation of the national historic site. Includes dozens of historic photos and illustrations and many photos of how Steamtown NHS has helped preserve this important piece of industrial and social history. Softcover; 32 pages.
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Stan Herman Offers Historic Take on Fashion and his Career

NEW YORK — Sixty-plus years into a multitiered fashion career, Stan Herman understandably had a lot to say during a 92Y question-and-answer session Tuesday night.
The designer, who headed up the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 1991 to 2006, offered an historical perspective that few could match. And he couldn’t have been more relaxed with Fern Mallis, who first interviewed him in 1968 after she won a Mademoiselle magazine contest. Diane von Furstenberg, Reed Krakoff, Yeohlee Teng, Steven Kolb and Bernadette Peters were among those who attended.
While designing uniforms for brands like McDonald’s, Avis, JetBlue and FedEx involved more of a low profile, Herman may be more recognizable with Middle America for the signature loungewear he has sold on QVC for 23 years. And Herman isn’t easing up on the gas pedal in his own life. Longevity is a family trait — his father, who had a chain of silk shops, lived until the age of 105, and only stopped working at 100 and gave up horseback riding at 93.
Having once had a summer job at Vogue Patterns and having lived in an 86th Street rooming house for $ 38 a month, Herman brought to life an era that is pretty much alien

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Sotheby’s to Auction Historic Grey Pearl Necklace

ON THE BLOCK: One of the world’s rarest pearl necklaces will return to the auction circuit this October. Sotheby’s will auction “The Cowdray Pearls” at its Oct. 7 Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale, and estimates that the Cartier-signed piece could fetch between $ 4.5 and $ 7 million.
The necklace itself is composed of 42 extremely rare gray saltwater pearls, and the auction firm says it is a near-impossible occurrence to find that many grey pearls that create a proper match. The necklace is accompanied by a pair of matching earrings, with mounts also by Cartier.
Chin Yeow Quek, deputy chairman of Sotheby’s Asia and chairman of international jewelry, Asia, said of the lot: “Natural saltwater gray pearls are rarely seen at auction and the present necklace, strung with 42 superb gray pearls and of aristocratic provenance, is arguably the greatest of its kind in existence. This is an extraordinary collecting opportunity for pearl and jewellery connoisseurs around the world.”
Sotheby’s first auctioned the necklace in 1937. The piece originally belonged to the Viscountess Cowdray, Lady Pearson, who died in 1932.
The auction firm also holds the record for selling the most expensive natural gray pearl at auction, with the December 2012 sale of the Wrightsman Pearl brooch for

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ISIS Destroys Temple In Syria’s Historic Palmyra, Activists Say

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-era city after the extremists seized it and beheaded a local scholar.

Palmyra, one of the Middle East’s most spectacular archaeological sites and a UNESCO World Heritage site, sits near the modern Syrian city of the same name. Activists said the militants used explosives to blow up the Baalshamin Temple on its grounds, the blast so powerful it also damaged some of the Roman columns around it.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday night that the temple was blown up a month ago. Turkey-based activist Osama al-Khatib, who is originally from Palmyra, said the temple was blown up Sunday. Both said the extremists used a large amount of explosives to destroy it.

Both activists relied on information for those still in Palmyra and the discrepancy in their accounts could not be immediately reconciled, though such contradictory information is common in Syria’s long civil war.

The fate of the nearby Temple of Bel, dedicated to the Semitic god Bel, was not immediately known. Islamic State group supporters on social media also did not immediately mention the temple’s destruction.

The Sunni extremists, who have imposed a violent interpretation of Islamic law across their self-declared “caliphate” in territory they control in Syria and Iraq, claim ancient relics promote idolatry and say they are destroying them as part of their purge of paganism. However, they are also believed to sell off looted antiquities, bringing in significant sums of cash.

Al-Khatib said the Baalshamin Temple is about 500 meters (550 yards) from the Palmyra’s famous amphitheater where the group killed more than 20 Syrian soldiers after they captured the historic town in May.

The temple dates to the first century and is dedicated to the Phoenician god of storms and fertilizing rains.

The head of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, said Friday that Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the “most brutal, systematic” destruction of ancient sites since World War II — a stark warning that came hours after militants demolished the St. Elian Monastery, which housed a fifth-century tomb and served as a major pilgrimage site. The monastery was in the town of Qaryatain in central Syria.

News of the temples destruction comes after relatives and witnesses said Wednesday that Khaled al-Asaad, an 81-year-old antiquities scholar who devoted his life to understanding Palmyra, was beheaded by Islamic State militants, his bloodied body hung on a pole. He even had named his daughter after Zenobia, the queen that ruled from the city 1,700 years ago.

Meanwhile in Iraq, at least 23 soldiers and government-allied militiamen were killed Sunday in an attack by Islamic State militants in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, Iraqi military and police officials said, in the second heavy death toll suffered by the Iraqi military and its allies in recent days in the vast Sunni region.

The officials said Sunday’s attack, which killed 17 soldiers and six Sunni militia fighters, took place in the rural district of Jaramshah, north of Anbar’s provincial capital, Ramadi.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.

They said the Islamic State fighters used suicide bombings and mortar shells and that chief of army operations in Anbar, Maj-Gen. Qassim al-Dulaimi, was lightly wounded in the attack.

News of Sunday’s attack came two days after up to 50 soldiers were killed by the Islamic State group in two ambushes elsewhere in Anbar province, much of which is under militant control, including Ramadi and the key city of Fallujah.

Government forces and allied Sunni and Shiite militiamen have been battling the Islamic State militants in Anbar for months, but, hampered by suicide bombings and booby-trapped buildings, they have only made modest gains.

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Associated Press writers Hamza Hendawi and Qassim Abdul-Zahra in Baghdad contributed to this report.

 

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Blueridge Historic Series BR-180CE Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar

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Even after more than two centuries, mystery continues to surround Meriwether Lewis’s death—did the famous explorer commit suicide or was he murdered? Recently revealed truths and deconstructed myths are woven together in this fascinating account to form an unforgettable tale of political corruption, assassins, forged documents, and skeletal remains. New research implicating General James Wilkinson—commanding general of the U.S. Army and coconspirator of Aaron Burr—as the assassin is thoroughly discussed, while riveting testimony from 13 leading experts in wound ballistics, forensic anthropology, suicide psychology, grave-site exhumation, and handwriting analysis offers new insight into what Lewis’s exhumed remains might reveal. The new evidence not only destroys the foundation of suicide arguments by proving the primary evidence is a forgery, it also proves the Indian Agent escorting Lewis lied about his activities on the day of Lewis’s death. The book also contains evidence of a previously unknown plot by Aaron Burr to seize New Orleans and invade Mexico in 1809, a repeat of his 1806 plot. It explains why Lewis suddenly changed his plans to travel to Washington, DC, by boat, and instead chose to go overland on the Natchez Trace, where he met his untimely death on October 11, 1809, at age 35.

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Golf in the Comic Strips: A Historic Collection of Classic Cartoons

Golf in the Comic Strips: A Historic Collection of Classic Cartoons


As one of the oldest and greatest sports of all time, golf has been the subject of a wealth of humorous depictions. No other sport has been more parodied, satirized, or used as a setting than golf. Golf in the Comic Strips uses the perceptive minds of the world’s foremost cartoonists to capture the wild and woolly, the mysterious and rewarding allure of golf-what it does to its players and what it leaves them in return. Each strip is unique and will leave the golfer and the non-golfer with an extra appreciation for the game, as well as some howls of laughter at the folly of it all. From his collection of over 4,000 cartoons and comic strips on golf, Howard Ziehm shares over 200 beautiful, full-color, rare, and historic comic strips from more than 100 artists. Interwoven is insightful text explaining stylistic innovations, milestones, and artist- or period-related information giving you a sense of what golf and the world was like in each era. Including artists like Clare Briggs (A Piker’s Clerk), Sidney Smith (The Gumps), Richard Outcault (The Yellow Kid), James Swinnerton (Jimmy), Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Johnny Hart (B.C.), and Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Golf in the Comic Strips is an essential for all golf lovers, cartoon fans, and humor buffs.

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