ADVERTISING AS A WEAPON Wednesday, August 6
Ms. Ajanaffy Njewadda and her husband recently filed a lawsuit against New York City's transit authority (MTA) following her tumble down some stairs at a subway station (causing a broken ankle, concussion and lingering trauma requiring psychiatric …
SAGITTARIUS: October 1-7 Wednesday, October 1
Tomatoes are a staple of Italian cuisine now, but there weren’t any tomatoes in Europe until the 16th century, when Spanish explorers brought them from Central and South America. Likewise, Malaysia has become a major producer of rubber, but it had no rubber trees until seeds were smuggled out of Brazil in the 19th century.
SURGEONS AT PLAY Wednesday, August 6
A man whose name was withheld ("D.B.") filed a lawsuit in April against medical clinics and physicians who performed his colonoscopy in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2013, based on what the patient learned from audio his smartphone recorded while he was …
CAPRICORN: October 1-7 Wednesday, October 1
Years ago, you experienced an event so overwhelming, you couldn’t fully deal, let alone understand. All this time, it’s been simmering and smoldering in the depths of your unconscious mind, emitting ghostly steam and smoke even as it’s remained difficult to integrate. That changes in the months ahead. You finally find a way to bring it to conscious awareness and explore with courage and grace.
DONKEYS RISING Wednesday, August 6
In Turkey, some shepherds outfitted their sheep-monitoring donkeys with solar panels and battery packs to illuminate nighttime isolated fields in emergencies. Pregnant animals can be aided during field births and not have to return to the farms.
AQUARIUS: October 1-7 Wednesday, October 1
It’s prime time to do things not exactly easy and relaxing, but not actually painful. Like: Extend peace offerings to adversaries. Seek reconciliation with valuable resources from which you’ve been separated and potential allies from whom you’ve become alienated.
RECURRING THEMES Wednesday, August 6
The most recent murder suspect to whine about his oppressive jail conditions seems to be Adam Landerman, 21, awaiting trial in a grisly 2013 murder of two people. In July, his patience apparently exhausted, he filed court papers in Joliet, Illinois, …
PISCES: October 1-7 Wednesday, October 1
Your oracle is built around epigrams of conceptual artist Jenny Holzer. From her hundreds of pithy quotes, here are six offering wisdom you need. Weave them into a symphonic whole. 1). “It’s crucial to have an active fantasy life.” 2). “Ensure your life stays in flux.” 3). “I have every kind of thought, and that is no embarrassment.” 4). “Animalism is perfectly healthy.” 5). “Finding extreme pleasure makes you a better person if you’re careful about what thrills you.” 6). “Listen when your body talks.”
NOTW CLASSIC Wednesday, August 6
At first, Rev. Fred Armfield's arrest for patronizing a prostitute in Greenwood, South Carolina, in January 2010 looked uncontroversial, with Armfield allegedly confessing he'd bargained Melinda "Truck Stop" Robinson down from $10 to $5 for oral …
FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT Wednesday, October 1
Dutch inventors Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman struck again recently when Pepeijn Bruins, 13, asked them to help him grieve over his pet rat, Ratjetoe, who had cancer and had to be put down. Having heard of the inventors’ work, Pepeijn asked if they could have Ratjetoe stuffed and turned into a radio-controlled drone.