As anyone who has read an Op-Ed by New York Times columnist Frank Bruni knows all too well, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni is not very good at writing Op-Eds. True, he’s probably better at it than he was at being a political reporter. Then again, that’s an extremely low bar, considering how chummy he got with George W. Bush during the 2000 campaign. In fact, so long as Jeb Bush is never compelled to confess his “love” to him (something W did on multiple occasions) we’ll be able to say Bruni’s work has improved, technically.

The absurdly inept Times columnist proves once and for all that he’s a caricature of plutocratic neoliberalism

Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater
She becomes the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.
By Michael Cooper

“Misty Copeland, whose openness about race in ballet helped to make her one of the most famous ballerinas in the United States, was promoted on Tuesday by American Ballet Theater, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.”

Solar-Powered Plane Breaks Solo Flight Record Across Pacific to Hawaii


A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, the project team said on Thursday.

Published: July 3, 2015 at 07:22AM

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‘Minions’ and Its Influences: A Goggle-Eyed View


Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda put a lot of film history into their conception of the third installment in a successful animated franchise.

Published: July 2, 2015 at 07:00AM

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