American Writer’s Museum Exemplifies Future Trends in Exhibition Galleries (Photo Journal)

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The American Writer’s Museum, the first and only of its kind in this country, opens up in Chicago, and not New York or Washington D.C. on Tuesday, May 16th.

At the media preview today, award winning poet and author Ana Castillo brought up the astonishment many people have when they find out the American Writer’s Museum is in Chicago, and not either of the two eastern seaboard metropolises previously mentioned. Chicago is a city that consistently flies under the radar when it comes to culture.

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EXCLUSIVE: Lane Kiffin on Twitter Controversy, Why He Chose FAU over Bigger Programs

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Roughly a decade ago, Lane Kiffin became one of the youngest head coaches in NFL history at age 31 when he accepted the Oakland Raiders.

Since then he’s had short stints at Tennessee, USC and Alabama. After departing from the Crimson Tide earlier this year, Kiffin was offered a number of opportunities at powerhouse college football programs all across the country. Thus, many were a bit surprised when he chose Florida Atlantic University over the more brand name programs.

What made FAU more appealing? We asked Lane Kiffin this exact question during our exclusive with the Owls Head Coach.

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ESPN Layoffs: Five General Ideas For What the Network Should Do Moving Forward

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The ESPN layoffs announced this past Wednesday sent massive reverberations all throughout the sports media business. In this trade, it’s the story of the year. It dominated national and international headlines for days because it reaches so many different facets and niches.

Last week, we listed eight truths this development taught us about the current state of the sports media business. Yesterday we looked at five major issues the network (and many of us as well) must resolve. Today we detail five steps that we believe the company should take in the wake of the ESPN layoffs.

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ESPN Layoffs: Five Major Issues Bristol Must Resolve Moving Forward

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The ESPN layoffs announced this past Wednesday sent shockwaves throughout the sports media business. It’s the industry news story of the year. It dominated national and international headlines for days because this development affects so many different facets and niches.

We listed eight truths this development taught us about the current state of the sports media business. Now we look at five major issues the network (and many of us content creators and consumers as well) must resolve. Tomorrow, we’ll detail five steps that we believe the company should take in the wake of the ESPN layoffs.

Let’s dive right in.

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Serena Williams Accidentally Reveals Pregnancy on Snapchat

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Snapchat is one of the newest and most popular social media sites out there at the moment. It’s used to upload pictures for all of your friends to see – but they disappear after 24 hours.

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ESPN Cuts: Eight Harsh Lessons Learned About the Sports Media Industry

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“As Maine goes, so goes the nation” is a phrase that was once relevant and accurate in United States politics. Obviously, Ohio and Florida have replaced Maine’s role today, but for the sports media industry, ESPN is the bellwether.

Thus, the ESPN cuts announced this morning are the top trending story on Twitter, and we should all expect that topic to remain in the penthouse perch for the rest of the day. Here is a link to more details on the ESPN cuts and some of the better Twitter reactions to it.

There’s a lot to unpack today pertaining to the layoffs, so let’s dive right into our list of eight principles here which also apply to the sports media industry at large.

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ESPN Layoffs: Collection of Some of the Best Twitter Reactions

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It’s Black Wednesday at ESPN.

While the total carnage from the ESPN layoffs is estimated to be about 100 jobs lost in total, the effects of these cuts loom much larger. That’s because the positions being eliminated aren’t those of obscure, but extremely vital behind-the-scenes people. It’s the faces that we all know very well.

Many prominent on-air talent people were let go today, as were some of the network’s veteran reporters. Not just the cliche “insiders,” but the actual legitimate journalists.

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March for Science Chicago: Some of the Best Signs (PHOTOS)

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While the Women’s March in January and the Tax March last weekend had more than their fair share of clever signs, March for Science Chicago blew both of them away. The signage here was beyond brilliant. I guess that’s to be expected when you hold a rally that advocates reason, logic and critical thinking.

On this, the 47th edition of Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd, March for Science Chicago was held, sending a strong message  to our leaders in Washington D.C.

An estimated 4o,00 attended the event, which began with a speaker’s program at 10-11 am, then a march to the Field Museum of Natural History. There, an exposition was held until 3 pm, all in the name of supporting of science.

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March for Science Chicago: Details and Info on Rally for Reason and Logic

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On Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd, March for Science Chicago will be held, and with it a strong message sent to our leaders in Washington D.C. Over 45,000+ are expected to attend the event, which runs from 10am to 3pm, to rally and march in support of science.

The flagship march will take place in our nation’s capital, and approximately 500+ other rallies will occur all around the world. The event is being organized to show support for the scientific community, recognize how science serves society at-large and promote an approach to governing that leverages peer-reviewed, evidence-based policy making.

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All Things Sports for Your Mobile Device

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There are so many apps out there for sports fans, it can be hard to know which to choose. The new sports app from CBS Sports is ready to make the choice easy, by giving you everything you need to follow your favorite teams and games, fast and right at your fingertips. When you download CBS Sports Scores, News & More from Google Play, you get a ton of great features that make being an informed sports fan easy and fun.

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Liverpool FC Ownership was Offered to Bill Gates, Patriots Owner Bob Kraft

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One of the most interesting Liverpool news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world today involves two big names that you would never expect- Bill Gates and Bob Kraft. Gates, the Microsoft founder and current richest man alive was offered a chance to purchase the team but did not respond.

Bill Gates, with a current estimated net worth of $84.2 billion, has been deemed the wealthiest man alive since 2014, and he also held the title from 1995-2007 and 2009.

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Lands and Sports: How Each Region’s Most Popular Sports are Reflected by its Popular Casual Games

The number of activities that can be considered a sport is amazing. According to the World Sports Encyclopedia, there were over 8,000 sports and sporting games in the world, and their number has surely grown in the years following its release (unfortunately, the only edition of the Encyclopedia was published in 2003). Not all sports have the same following, though – some are more popular than others. And, of course, the popularity of certain sports changes from one country to another, from one region to another.

The favorite sport of North Americans will surely not be the same as the one loved by Europeans, and vice versa. Today, we’re going to take a look at the favorite sport of each continent, and how it affects the popularity of some casual games played in each region.

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