Asian stocks struggled to shake off contagion fears on Tuesday, and selling pressure persisted as problems with indebted developer China Evergrande could spill over to the global economy, markets and financial system. The Hong Kong Hang Seng hit a new 11-month low and was down 0.3% at mid-session, with early gains by banks and real …

While cleaning up old letters from readers of his low-budget travel book on Latin America, the San Francisco Chronicle reporter made an unexpected discovery, which he had corresponded with with the Unabomber. Epstein told CNN that the letter was from 1979 and read something like, “I’m looking for refuge in South America, where the closest …

A Caucasian male professor is “canceled” for inappropriate and callous acts that provoke outrage from students. Another teacher frequently interrupts his co-teacher, completely changing the focus of the class discussion. A young black professor struggles for tenure. Did all of this happen on Netflix’s “The Chair” or did it happen at Harvard? The answer is, …

Police have received complaints of “inappropriate actions” against Officer Bill Coad, after referring to a “China 19” check when someone asked about the helicopters above the Secret Montclair Facebook group. Other comments have been pixelated to protect the privacy of group members. Recent news of disciplinary action against Montclair policeman William Coad for his racist …

Substack’s mission statement portrays a journalistic dystopia that wouldn’t seem out of place in a book by the platform’s newest recruit, Chuck Palahniuk. “The great journalistic totems of the last century are dying. News organizations – and other entities that masquerade as them – are turning to increasingly desperate survival measures. And so we have …

In Hudson, Ohio, a school board made international headlines as city mayor Craig Shubert claimed school board members were distributing child pornography in the form of character writing material explicit sexuality. The book 642 things to write about: (Guided Journal, Creative Writing, Quick Writing Journal) is supplemental material for a Liberal Arts II Advanced Writing …

Xiao Qi Ji, one of the best newcomers to Washington. Photo courtesy of the National Zoo. Best New Arrival Photograph of Young by Melanie Dunea. Kevin Young, Museum Director An exciting addition to the art scene, Kevin Young is an archivist, collector, and poet who now heads the National Museum of African American History and …

For years, Canada has had many well-paying jobs in steelmaking, manufacturing and mining. These were jobs that at the time did not require a high level of reading, writing and computer skills. Canada’s low literacy rates now create a competitive challenge, while automation has highlighted the need for a literate workforce. Almost half of Canadians …