America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail
It was 9 o'clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their turn before a judge, you wouldn't be able to tell. . “One of the most revealing disclosures” of the report, he wrote, “is that ...
June 9, 2015
Mark Amadei's Country Mile of Luxury
The adjacent library also is filled with art, including a 17th-century Italian painting that belonged to Mr. Amadei's parents, an ornate 1820 cuckoo clock from Germany's Black Forest and a bronze sculpture by Salvador Dalí. The second floor has a ...
June 12, 2015
Russell Westbrook opens up: All there really is to the Thunder superstar
Oklahoma City vets laugh at modern-day characterizations of Westbrook as a runaway train, because this is actually the restrained version. . He has arrived, early as usual, in a gray scoop-neck shirt and tight black pants cut off at the calf. He has ...
Islam Is All Sharia and Beheadings at Pamela Geller's Muhammad Event
Walking in, the Texas and American flags ran rampant across t-shirts, hats, and in tight fists, as if each attendee were a modern-day Neil Armstrong claiming the convention center for Texas, for America, for Jesus. pencil skewering his entire body ...
May 5, 2015
Orson Welles at 100: Here Are 10 Essential Movies
Greene's portrait of postwar Vienna gave Welles the villain role of a lifetime. As Harry Lime, Welles didn't get much screentime, but he cast a large shadow over the movie's plot and characters. His famous “cuckoo clock” spiel is a defining moment ...
May 6, 2015
Garage-band legends the Sonics roar back to life
He was a regular at the Black Rose, he says, listening to the Irish musicians. The reunion took place without And we could have, with the modern recording.” Diamond, a former member of When Lind, a clarinetist at the time, grabbed a saxophone ...
April 9, 2015
Germany's Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms
Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany's highest waterfalls. The waterfall Next, we window-shopped for cuckoo clocks, an activity that prompted a debate over whether one would suit our sitting room wall....
May 2, 2015
It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their turn before a judge, you wouldn't be able to tell. A labyrinth of tunnels connects the jail’s buildings to one another and to the Cook County Criminal Court. Even those who run the jail get lost down here from time to time, they told me. No natural light reaches the tunnels. Human voices echoed off the featureless walls, creating an omnipresent din. At Cook County Jail, an estimated one in three inmates has some form of mental illness. At least 400,000 inmates currently behind bars in the United States suffer from some type of mental illness—a population larger than the cities of Cleveland, New Orleans, or St. Louis—according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI estimates that between 25 and 40 percent of all mentally ill Americans will be jailed or incarcerated at some point in their lives. She showed me a medical intake form filled with blue pen scribbles. Small boxes listed possible illnesses: bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, and so on. The forms are designed to help jail officials identify which inmates have mental illnesses as early as possible.
Before Westbrook blossomed into America’s fast-twitch phenomenon, before he piled up triple doubles at a rate that recalls Oscar Robertson, before he could do virtually everything on a basketball court—leading the NBA in scoring, ranking fourth... “I wasn’t that good,” Westbrook says, “but I played hard. “I have one friend,” Westbrook told himself before games, “and that’s this ball. But a tournament organizer charged into the basketball office at the Morgan Center and hollered, “There’s some little 5'10" kid flying around Pauley Pavilion like a bat out of hell. ” That was Russell Westbrook, bat out of hell. On the balcony of the family’s South L. A. apartment, they installed a dip bar over a sandbox, and Westbrook did pull-ups until his arms throbbed. He grew into a spring-loaded UCLA sophomore who declared for the draft and tried to break the rim in his audition with the then Sonics. “His wrists,” says trainer Rob McClanaghan, “were red afterward. ” Where Westbrook once bounced off gym walls as a way to inspire his younger brother, Raynard, he now works up the same lather because the sports world is watching, waiting, holding its breath for the kinetic feats of Maniac Russ. • MORE NBA: Westbrook appears on national cover of Sports.
We now know that the two gunmen killed last night, in Garland, Texas, had links to Islamic terrorism . Elton Simpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi had opened fire outside a ‘contest’ at the Curtis Culwell Center to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammad,... This contest was the brainchild of the virulently anti-Muslim Pamela Geller, co-founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. I was at the center both last night as the drama unfolded— as Daily Beast readers may have seen —and last January when I reported on the demonstrations outside the center as Muslims met inside for a “Stand With The Prophet” conference. Only a few weeks after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, Muslims in Texas were holding a conference on “Islamophobia” amid concerns that rising anti-Islamic sentiment would affect them in their adopted home. Most of those demonstrators I talked to told me in lilting Texas accents that this wasn’t personal against Muslim people but that the Muslim faith itself was incompatible with American values. Last night I was back at the same convention center to attend Geller’s cartoon contest. Walking in, the Texas and American flags ran rampant across t-shirts, hats, and in tight fists, as if each attendee were a modern-day Neil Armstrong claiming the convention center for Texas, for America, for Jesus.
Invoke that old time feel
Decorating with clocks has made a major comeback in the design world. Using clocks in your home for décor purposes is an art; it needs a sense of style. There are a variety of wall clocks available in the market today. Not only are modern designer clocks ...
August 2, 2015
Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabotage’ at 40
In 1975, with lawyers in the studio and a financial empire crumbling, Black Sabbath fought back with their last ... and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” Iron Kingdom, Ride for Glory (Tridroid): Iron Kingdom might hail from the Vancouver suburb ...
July 30, 2015
Contemporary Wall Clocks For The Home Or Office
black and white design that used to hang in your school classrooms. But today designers are reimaging how we view wall clocks. These time tellers are being produced with new materials and embracing new shapes, virtually becoming contemporary pieces of art.
July 24, 2015
The Gregory Hotel Makes Its Debut
The modern face-lift highlights the original classic architectural elements juxtaposed against a curated modern aesthetic. The rooms have been reinvented and edited by using a bright contrast of black ... a glow on a massive wall clock that greets guests ...
July 15, 2015
Cucuradio Orange Wall Clock
Simple shape with iconic graphic, a radio in the '60s-style dress the cuckoo clock designed by Francesca Macchi. Nice object with sleek and compact size are placed in a harmonious way inside homes and offices giving a touch of originality and color.
June 14, 2015
Germany's Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms
(Photo: Siobhan Starrs, Associated Press) Enzklösterle, Germany – The Black Forest gets its ... Next, we window-shopped for cuckoo clocks, an activity that prompted a debate over whether one would suit our sitting room wall. Prices range from 20 euros ...
May 2, 2015
All about modern grandfather clocks and cuckoo clocks
Early records show that bird sounds have long been used to call out the time and the modern cuckoo ... The clock comes in a variety of colors including black, white, orange and deep red. Grandfather Clock Decals by Blik: The grandfather clock wall decals ...
April 1, 2015