“History”

“History”

“History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. History tells a people where they’ve been, what they’ve been, where they are, and what they are. Most important, history tells a people where they still must go, and what they still must be. The relationship of history to the people is…

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Robert Greene “48 Laws of Power”

A must read for aspiring FOPS. Law 1 Never Outshine the Master Law 2 Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies Law 3 Conceal your Intentions Law 4 Always Say Less than Necessary Law 5 So Much Depends on Reputation. Guard it with your Life Law 6 Court Attention at all Cost Law 7 Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit Law 8 Make…

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Leather Copenhagen Chair

Leather Copenhagen Chair

The 1950s Leather Copenhagen Chair from Restoration Hardware is a cross between Dr. Evil’s swiveling chair of awesome and a dystopian future filled with leather that Mel Gibson would be perfectly at home in. Though that seems like an odd combination at first, the end result is a piece of furniture that you can use for plotting world domination – or just entertaining a few guests. $1465

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Five Presidents more “radical” than Obama

Five Presidents more “radical” than Obama

Editor’s note: John P. Avlon is a senior political columnist for The Daily Beast and author of the new book “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America.” New York (CNN) — Newt Gingrich called President Obama “the most radical president in American history” at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference last week. The leader of the 1994 Republican Revolution is a smart man and a historian, so he must know better. But he’s also exploring…

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Sherlock Holmes Review

When a vicious murderer named Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) is brought to justice and put to death, the men responsible for his capture, famed detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and medical investigator Dr. John Watson (Jude Law), believe the case to be closed. That is until reports surface that Lord Blackwood has returned from the grave to wreak havoc and spread fear in Victorian London. Holmes, a recluse and social pariah, is ecstatic to…

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Evander Holyfield wins WBF Championship Belt

LAS VEGAS — Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is using George Foreman’s comeback more than 15 years ago as inspiration. The 47-year-old Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) knocked out 41-year-old Frans Botha with 2:05 left in the eighth round Saturday night. Holyfield (43-10-2) knocked the defending champion down 31 seconds earlier with a right to the chin. Botha (47-5-3) beat refree Russell Mora’s count, but Mora then stopped the fight with the South African backed into…

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MOS DUB

There are so many things about Mos Def that represent The Fops Observer– Def Poetry, a room for his shoes, Boondocks – and none of that even begins to address his ridiculous musical chops (or the ones on his face for that matter). Yeah, there’s collaborations with Gorillaz, Kanye, and The Roots, but Mos Def’s solo career includes albums you’ve heard – The New Danger, True Magic, and The Ecstatic. The point is, there’s a…

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Maison Martin Margiela

The Maison Martin Margiela house opened their 19th store this month in Miami in the form of “Temporary.” Surprisingly, it is only their second retail location in the United States after New York City. “Maison Martin Margiela has, since it’s founding in 1988, made Paris its home. Now, twenty one years later it opens Maison Martin Margiela, Miami, temporary home to the Maison Martin Margiela collections in Miami’s Design District. Following the F Factory Limited…

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Study Finds Possible Heart Risk with Prostate Drug

Full results of a big study testing a drug for preventing prostate cancer show a higher risk of heart failure, a surprise finding that could dampen enthusiasm for expanding its use. On Monday, GlaxoSmithKline PLC asked the federal Food and Drug Administration to approve its drug Avodart as a cancer preventive for men at higher-than-normal risk of the disease. The drug is already sold for urinary problems, and no heart failure risks have been seen…

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