I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, who lost her 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She had an inspiring, accomplished career and is an icon in our nation’s history.
CRANFORD — The Union County Peace Council will hold their 10th annual Peace and World Friendship arts fair in downtown Cranford on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 1-7 p.m.
I’m in Alaska, amid moose and bear, trying to steal some time away from the absurdities of American politics and economics. But even at this remote distance I caught wind of Sanford Weill’s proposal this morning on CNBC that big banks be broken up in order to shield taxpayers from the consequences of their losses. Forget the bear and moose for a moment. This is big game.
Via the character of Bane (Tom Hardy), director Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” consternates our filmgoing experience with one of the evilest villains in recent memory, second only to Anthony Hopkins’s Hannibal Lecter. I mean, he ate people. Cannibalism! Sheesh! Bane is pretty much content to just terrorize and kill his victims.