10 of the best TV shows to watch this December

10 The Witcher: Blood Origin A Christmas treat for fantasy fans comes in the form of this prequel series to Netflix hit The Witcher, set 1,200 years before the original series, which fortuitously stars the wonderful Michelle Yeoh, who may well soon be an Oscar- winner, thanks to her performance in dazzling multiverse drama Everything … Read more

11 films to watch this December

11 films to watch this December (Image credit: 20th Century Studios) Including Brendan Fraser’s Oscar-tipped performance in The Whale, James Cameron’s Avatar sequel and “a cross between Die Hard and Miracle On 34th Street” – Nicholas Barber lists this month’s unmissable releases. (Credit: Picturehouse Entertainment) 1 Tori and Lokita Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have always … Read more

Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 sparks busiest day ever for gamers on Virgin Media O2

The launch of the latest version of Call Of Duty’s online battle royale game, Warzone, caused the busiest day ever for gaming on Virgin Media’s O2 network. The operator said players preloading the game in the early hours of Wednesday morning, before launch, caused a traffic spike of more than double the average at that … Read more

US Congress considers seating Native American tribal delegate | Indigenous Rights News

The United States Congress is considering honoring a promise made nearly 200 years ago to elect a delegate from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, a Native American tribe, to the United States Legislative Assembly. Cherokee Nation Senior Chief Chuck Hoskin testified before a U.S. House Rules Committee on Wednesday, the first to consider seating a … Read more

Samuel Adams Revolution Fits Bitcoin Economy – Bitcoin Magazine

This is an opinion editorial by Frank Nuessle, former television executive, college professor and publishing entrepreneur. This is the second part of an essay that explores the lessons to be learned from how Samuel Adams framed the American Revolution and how that same framing can accelerate the evolution of the dynamic American bitcoin economy we … Read more

Ahead of Xi meeting, Biden calls out China – POLITICO

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — U.S. President Joe Biden offered unqualified U.S. engagement to Southeast Asian nations on Saturday, pledging at a summit in Cambodia to help fight China’s growing dominance in the the region – not to mention the other superpower by name. Chinese President Xi Jinping was not in the hall at the Association … Read more

The true story behind the US’ first federal monuments

“He writes to Jefferson saying that he freely and clearly acknowledges that he is of African race,” said Audrey Davis, director of the Alexandria Black History Museum. “He was proud of his race and color. He was a math whiz, a watchmaker and he was into riddles.” He also published six Farmer’s Almanacs, using scientific … Read more

Gamers cut spending to keep playing as cost of living rises

Gamers are changing their behavior in the face of the rising cost of living, with many reducing their purchases of new games or playing later at night to avoid spikes in electricity costs, research shows. A study of over 2,000 UK gamers by TalkTalk found that over three-quarters (78%) said they changed their behavior to … Read more

The mysterious Viking runes found in a landlocked US state

“[Farley] spent most of her adult life searching for the stone,” said Amanda Garcia, director of Heavener Runestone Park. “She traveled all over the United States, went to Egypt, and went to different places to observe different brands.” Faith Rogers, environmental science intern and volunteer at Heavener Runestone Park, led me down a paved path … Read more

The forgotten history of the US’ African American coal towns

Nonetheless, racism and tragedy were also prominent, and the motor racing circuit takes travelers through these events as well. For example, he talks about the McKendree Miner Hospital, where African Americans injured in mining accidents were treated in separate hospital wards. And there’s a stop at Hawk’s Nest Tunnel Disaster: Beginning in 1930, teams of … Read more