February 26, 2015

Saturday Open Thread: West Wing Week

This week, the President spent time in sunny San Francisco and subzero Chicago, spoke at two different summits on two different coasts, and named three new national monuments. … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Dance Companies

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a modern dance company based in New York, New York. It was founded in 1958 by choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey. The dance theater is made up of 30 dancers, led by artistic director Robert Battle and … [Read more...]

Friday Afternoon Thread: Shalamar Week

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Jody Watley - Everything … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Weekly Address, Happy Holidays from the President and First Lady

In this week’s address, the President and First Lady wished Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thanked our brave troops for their service. … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Christmas Around the World

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South of the Equator, Christmas is in the middle of summer. In Brazil, though it is blazing hot, Santa Claus, named Papa Noel, arrives in his red suit and black boots to spread joy among children. Brazil as a whole celebrates Christmas with verve … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Christmas Traditions around the World

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In other countries, the 12 Days of Christmas are recognized, but in Mexico, the nine days of posadas leading up to Christmas Eve − Noche Buena (Holy Night) − are observed.  The Christmas holiday in Mexico continues through January 6th, which is El … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Christmas Traditions around the World

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Christmas in Cuba Christmas or Nochebuena in Cuba used to be a big celebration.  Families gathered and shared a special “Cena de Navidad” at 9:00 pm. After dinner, the Catholic population -almost the entire island – attended Misa de Gallo or mass … [Read more...]