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Andrew Kurka is expected to ski five events at the Pyeongchang Paralympics. (Photo: Jeffrey Swinger, USA TODAY Sports)
USA TODAY profiles top U.S. Paralympians …See the original posting at 2018 Paralympics: Skier Andrew Kurka shifts focus after breaking back in Sochi
Bankrupt retailer Toys “R” Us may shut all its US stores as soon as next week, according to several reports.
That’s terrible news for the two biggest publicly traded toy companies. Investors are clearly preparing for the worst. Shares of Hasbro (HAS) fell 3.5% Friday morning while Mattel (MAT) plun …See the original posting at Toys ‘R’ Us could go out of business next week. That’s bad news for Lego and Barbie
Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 children’s novel A Wrinkle in Time is a weird book — and that’s gloriously deliberate. It’s about a family where weirdness is the norm, the natural offshoot of scientific brilliance and wild creativity. But it’s also about how one member of that family struggles with her own …See the original posting at A Wrinkle in Time isn’t for cynics — or adults
At 4 under, Tiger Woods co-led the Valspar Championship at the time his second round ended. I repeat, it’s 2018, Woods is four tournaments into his most recent comeback and he led for much of the morning in Palm Harbor, Florida, on Friday during Round 2. It remains to be seen whether his 4-under 138 …See the original posting at Valspar Championship: Tiger Woods fires his best round of 2018 with 3-under effort
Despite the historic announcement Thursday that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plan to meet and discuss nuclear weapons, not everything is always rosy in North Korea’s new détente with the outside world.
After marching together for the beginning of the Winter Olympics, N …See the original posting at Paralympics 2018: Contested Islands on Flag Kept the Two Koreas From Marching Together
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Go to form …See the original posting at A look at the diversity of International National Women’s Day
But for African-American girls like me, identification with Meg was not as easy. Even as we saw parts of ourselves in Meg’s heroism, we also had to resist our own invisibility in a novel that was unable or unwilling to imagine any people of color as inhabitants of the many planets, including Earth, …See the original posting at I Saw Myself in ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ But I Had to Work Hard.
Stephen Curry’s latest ankle injury reinforces how his health will determine much of what happens this NBA season. (Kyle Terada/USA Today)
So much has changed for the Golden State Warriors, and the NBA as a whole, since the franchise exploded overnight into a championship contender at the start o …See the original posting at The Warriors — and by extension, the NBA — hinge on the health of Stephen Curry’s ankles
Kerra L. Bolton is the founder of Unmuted Consulting, a strategic political communications consultancy and online academy. She is also a freelance writer and former political reporter and analyst in North Carolina. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
The Black Lives Matter and #MeTo …See the original posting at Watching ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is a political act
In the first act of “Annihilation,” Natalie Portman’s character, a biologist and Army veteran named Lena, joins a crew planning to venture into Area X, a mysterious stretch of land surrounded by a translucent rainbow entity called the Shimmer. Multiple investigative teams have entered the Shimmer be …See the original posting at How science fiction films like ‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ embrace femininity