Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is taking a closer look at the lives and contributions of lesser-known women. This week, we take a closer look at the achievements of Milicent Patrick, whose accomplishments in the film industry have been historically underrecognized. The Paint Girl An animator, makeup artist, costume designer, and fascinating figure, […]

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Women Dominate 2020 Best Director Golden Globes It’s no secret that women directors aren’t recognized as often as men for their accomplishments in the entertainment industry. In fact, in all 77 years that the Golden Globes have been awarded, only five women–total–have ever been nominated for the Best Director award. But it seems that this […]

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Will Halloween Be Cancelled? It may be only September, but in many stores across the country, Halloween candy is already appearing on grocery store shelves. No one knows what Halloween might look like during this pandemic. Local communities and parents will decide if Halloween festivities will be allowed to take place. The Los Angeles County […]

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Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Ireland Pays Back an Old Favor One of the silver linings to the global COVID-19 pandemic is all of the stories of strangers reaching out to help one another. One great example of this is the country of Ireland, which has provided nearly $1.5 million in donations to the Navajo Nation to assist Navajo and […]

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Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Appoints New Ambassador Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot lately because of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. So far in his term, the president has not appointed a U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. But on November 13, after nearly two […]

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Manafort Faces Trial In March, Election Central brought you a look at the arrest of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, on a wide range of charges (18 counts in all) ranging from conspiracy to money laundering, to tax fraud. Now, btw takes a look at new developments as this case finally comes before a […]

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Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

Revising History On February 1, at an address honoring Black History Month, President Trump talked about several important African American figures in history, before saying something surprising that almost immediately drew widespread criticism: “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job, and that is being recognized more and more, I notice,” […]

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Too Much Milk? You’ve probably grown up hearing that milk “does a body good.” However, researchers have discovered that drinking too much milk can actually be harmful to children’s bodies. Cow’s milk is an inexpensive and plentiful source of essential nutrients such as protein, fat, calcium, and vitamin D. A one-cup serving of dairy milk […]

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Brazilian Leadership Last month, btw brought you a story of significant conflict within Brazil’s government. Since then, President Dilma Rousseff has been “suspended” from office and faces trial for impeachment. Michel Temer was installed in her place. In a speech he gave during a ceremony introducing his ministers (equivalent to our cabinet), he said, […]