Chunbun (춘분, 春分)

Thursday, March 21, 2019, is Chunbun (춘분, 春分), the halfway point between the winter and summer solstices. It’s the 15th day of the second lunar month, it’s the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere, and it marks the… Read More ›

The Street Fighter

Time February 13, 2012 Cover: This man is busting Wall St. — Prosecutor Preet Bharara collars the masters of the meltdown. Section: Nation Title: The Street Fighter — U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has already taken down some of the financial… Read More ›

When did it happen?

Someone asked me recently when it happened? It started with Newt Gingrich and his Republican Party when he first shut down the federal government in 1995 and then again in 1995-1996. Gingrich, of all people, marked the death of the… Read More ›

Post-apocalyptic Movies

The term “post-apocalyptic” is very broad and very deep. It includes movies and TV shows and covers everything from zombie invasions or plagues through to romantic comedies or even tear-jerker romance movies. There are a lot of monsters, apes, zombies,… Read More ›


Today I learned that Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (b. 1946) both wrote and starred in “Rocky” (1976). He was 29-years-old when he wrote the screenplay. It was the highest-grossing movie of 1976 and won three Oscars. “Rocky” won Best Picture,… Read More ›