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Marines in Viet Nam

Ken Burns: Vietnam War; Epic TV Masterpiece

|Published September 21, 2017|

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Much anticipated and much promoted, Ken Burns’ newest sweeping mega-documentary starts with a brief interview in which a soldier who fought in Vietnam posits that few...(click to read more)


CNN Studio

Three CNN Reporters Resign in Wake of Russia Story

| Published June 27, 2017 |

By Thursday Review editors

Three CNN staffers were asked to resign from the cable news network this week after it was revealed that the journalists and editors promoted an...(click to read more)


Tokyo Japan

Tokyo Tops List of Biggest Cities

| Published February 25, 2017 |

By Thursday Review
staff writers

Though experts continue to disagree on how to precisely measure the population of cities, with statistical squabbles over the meaning of metropolitan areas versus...(click to read more)


The Kremlin

Kremlin Wants Apology From
Fox News

| Published February 6, 2017 |

By Thursday Review editors

Officials in Moscow are demanding an apology from Fox News after a taped weekend interview between President Donald Trump and Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly produced what...(click to read more)


Red Solo cup

New Year’s Weekend Sees Passing of Inventor of Solo Cup

| Published January 1, 2017 |

By Thursday Review editors

As the song goes, Red Solo cup, I fill you up, let’s have a party, proceed to party. Words of wisdom for millions, but now, on New Year’s weekend, there is mourning for...(click to read more)


Gen. John Kelly

Trump Taps Kelly for Homeland Security
| Published December 7, 2016 |

By Thursday Review
staff writers

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired general Marine General John Kelly, age 66, to serve as the head of the Department of Homeland Security, the agency charged with...(click to read more)


Wrigley Field

Cubs Win World Series in 7th Game, 10th Inning
| Published November 3, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton &
Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor

That most elderly and greatest of sports curses has finally been broken.

The Chicago Cubs smashed the longest, most...(click to read more)


Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick’s America
| Published September 2, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is well within his rights to sit through the United States’ national anthem prior to National Football League games, saying he...(click to read more)


Scott Silverthorne

Sex, Drugs and Politics in Virginia
| Published August 12, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor

Drugs, sex and politics almost always make for a great story, and Scott Silverthorne, mayor of Fairfax City, Virginia, has certainly not disappointed our thirst for...(click to read more)


abstract photo of USA flag

How an Assassination Changed the American Conversation
| Published June 9, 2016 |

By Craig R. Seaton,
Thursday Review
contributor

“NATION MOURNS SLAIN PRESIDENT” read the morning headline on November 23, 1963—not quite 18 hours after John F. Kennedy was senselessly...(click to read more)


old car in Cuba

The United States, Cuba, Democracy
and Dissent

| Published April 12, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor

The Cuban regime's state-sanctioned killings, persecutions and imprisonments have slowed in recent years, but the average family still...(click to read more)


USS Bonhomme Richard

High Ranking U.S. Navy Officer Sentenced to Prison
| Published March 26, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor

Prostitutes, luxury travel, booze and numerous other improper benefits seduced U.S. Navy Captain Daniel Dusek, and on Friday he was sentenced to almost...(click to read more)


Corrine Brown

Congresswoman Under the Investigative Glare, Again
| Published March 7, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor

The director of an organization with close ties to U.S. Representative Corrine Brown has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire...(click to read more)


Tim Peake UK Astronaut

Tim Peake, British Astronaut,
Spacewalker

| Published February 23, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Aside from crews frequently made up of American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts, the International Space Station often lives up to its namesake, and includes the scientific participation and technical capabilities of astronauts and cosmonauts from...(click to read more)


Astronaut Eileen Collins

A Shuttle Milestone:
21 Years Ago

| Published February 3, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Twenty-one years ago this week, U.S. astronaut Eileen M. Collins became the first female to pilot a Shuttle. In this February 3, 1995 photo, Collins works through a...(click to read more)


Space X Jason-3 failed landing

Jason 3 Launch a Success; Falcon 9 Landing, Well, Not So Good
| Published January 18, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

Even though the launch of the Jason-3 satellite was a roaring success, literally, lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Sunday morning and rising into its...(click to read more)


Space X rocket

Jason-3 Launch a Success
| Published January 17, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

A new satellite designed specifically to measure and track sea levels and oceanographic changes was sent into orbit on Sunday, injected into...(click to read more)


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach Smith

Buccaneers Fire Coach Lovie Smith
| Published January 7, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

So long Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith. The Tampa Bay owners fired Smith this week after the Bucs ended...(click to read more)


Peyton Manning

Manning Denies Doping Charge
| Published December 27, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Peyton Manning says it pains him even to have to deny it, but, deny it he has—and in vehement...(click to read more)


Space X Landing

SpaceX Launch a Success; Vertical Landing Even Bigger Success
| Published December 22, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

NASA and SpaceX resumed their technological relationship with a successful launch on Monday of a Falcon 9 rocket, atop which was a...(click to read more)


Hmong New Year

Enjoying the Hmong New Year
| Published December 14, 2015 |

By Krista Tani,
Thursday Review contributor

There are people crammed into every nook and cranny. Most are decked out in their best Hmong outfit, so the whole place is...(click to read more)


Hospital Christmas Tree

Naval Hospital Christmas Tree
| Published December 3, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Lt. Larry Middleton, a department head at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington, places a special ornament on a Christmas tree—the decoration honoring...(click to read more)


American soldiers celebrating Armistice

A Peaceful Little Glade:
The First Armistice at Compiégne

| Published November 10, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie,
Thursday Review contributor

On November 11th, we will observe Veterans Day, honoring those people who have served in the armed forces. Originally observed as “Armistice Day,” beginning in...(click to read more)


photo composition of sign with Vote NO on No. 2

Ohio Rejects Marijuana Legalization
| Published November 4, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Ohio voters this week rejected a proposal which would have made it legal for companies to grow and sell marijuana for medical and...(click to read more)


bridge by falls

The Tad Sae Waterfall, Tuk Tuks, Boats, and Elephants
| Published October 11, 2015 |

By Krista Tani
Thursday Review contributor

I teach English in Laos. And if you’ve ever talked to me about Laos, seen any of my photos, or read any of my blog posts, then you already know that Laos is...(click to read more)


closeup of a bedbug

Bedbug, Up Close and Personal
| Published October 10, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The horrifying Halloween monster shown in the photo is not a costume for Trick-or-Treat, nor is it a promotional...(click to read more)


Yogi Berra

When You Come to a Fork in the Road,
Take It:
A Few Words About
Yogi Berra

| Published October 4, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra died recently at the age of 90. Although he retired as a player in 1965, Yogi remained active in baseball and was one of...(click to read more)


Super Moon

Won't Happen Again for 18 Years
| Published September 28, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

It hasn’t happened in 33 years, and now it won’t happen again for another 18 years, in 2033. This weekend’s so-called...(click to read more)


Soyuz rocket

Mogensen Becomes First Dane in Space
| Published September 2, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Astronaut Andreas Mogensen, the first Dane ever to go into space, even looks like Yuri Gagarin. So the resemblance made it that much...(click to read more)


JAXA Rocket launch

Resupply Mission for Space Station
| Published August 20, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The launch of the H-IIB rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan this week means that a crucial resupply mission is...
(click to read more)

 
image of keyboards and chips by Thursday Review

Russians Hack Joint Chiefs Email System
| Published August 8, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

NBC News and other media sources are reporting that the U.S. Department of Defense was forced to take offline its “Joint Chiefs Staff” un-...
[ Read more ]

 
Navy Surgery

Open Wide
| Published August 6, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

In Roseau, Dominica, a young patient is examined before surgery by anesthesiologist Cmdr. William Cavill during U.S. Navy operation “Continuing Promise...
[ Read more ]

 
Patriots' owner Robert Kraft addressing reporters

Deflategate Becomes Cell-Phone-Gate
| Published July 30, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review contributor

The National Football League has upheld its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, meaning the Deflategate scandal could...
[ Read more ]

 
Chattanooga funeral for fallen Sailor, Randall Scott Smith

Honoring a Fallen Sailor
| Published July 29, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The casket containing the body of logistics specialist 2nd class Randall Scott Smith is carried by Navy pallbearers...
[ Read more ]

 
Flags at a Chattanooga Memorial

Honoring Those Killed in Chattanooga
| Published July 25, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff writers

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, just outside the Navy Operations Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Office, residents and military personnel have added to a...
[ Read more ]

 
Expedition44 Soyuz Launch

Destination Space Station
| Published July 23, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Launched at 3:00 a.m. on July 23 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-17M carries the crew of Expedition 44 into space—its destination, the...
[ Read more ]

 
UCLA Cyber Attack

Cyber Attack Targets UCLA Hospital System
| Published July 18, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

The records and personal information of at least 4.5 million patients may have been exposed to hackers during a sustained...
[ Read more ]

 
USA flag with flamingo in foreground

Don Featherstone: Rest in Peace
| Published July 7, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Loosely paraphrasing several writers, the original pink flamingo “slipped the surly bonds of Earth...and flew to the great beach in the sky.”
I still remember watching...

[ Read more ]


VA building

Despite Spending Increase, VA Blames Budget Shortfalls
| Published July 5, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review features editor

Service members volunteered to lay down their lives for this nation, not realizing they would eventually become...

[ Read more ]


Shoes removed at the door

That Time I Locked a Student in My House.
| Published June 7, 2015 |

By Krista Tani
Thursday Review contributor

The day began much like any other. Roosters crowing, dogs barking, babies crying, monks chanting, motorbikes revving, Thai pop songs blaring–a typical...

[ Read more ]


NASA parachute testing

NASA Parachute Testing
| Published May 30, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

At NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, the world’s biggest wind tunnel is in use making final tests on the parachute....

[ Read more ]


Blue Angels Flyover

Graduation Day, Annapolis
| Published May 22, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Six members of the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, perform a flyover at...

[ Read more ]


Typhoon Noul

Space Station View of Typhoon Noul
| Published May 8, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

NASA astronaut Terry Virts, currently aboard the International Space Station, took this amazing....

[ Read more ]


10 engine test plane

Ten Engine Prototype
| Published May 5, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

If you think that four, maybe six, possibly even eight engines are enough for an aircraft—any aircraft—try again. How about...

[ Read more ]


Seabee in the mud

Seabee in the Mud
| Published April 29, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Navy construction specialists and engineers—also known as Seabees—undergo their own forms of rigorous physical training, much of it designed to...

[ Read more ]


Panama Canal at night

Colors of the Canal
| Published April 14, 2015 |

By Thursday Review
staff writers

Intense navigation lights add color to this high resolution photo taken in the Panama Canal last week. The photo was taken from the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman as it...

[ Read more ]


Tiger Woods

Golf Without Tiger
| Published April 6, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Tiger Woods was bigger than the game of golf itself, rocketing to superstardom soon after joining the PGA Tour in 1996. We'll...

[ Read more ]


Soyuz TMA-16M

Assembly Completed, Preparing for Launch
| Published March 25, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

More long-duration stays in the International Space Station are scheduled to begin in a matter of days when American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and....

[ Read more ]


S. Korea soccer game

Friendly Football Fire
| Published March 22, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

U.S. Navy electrician’s mate 1st class Joseph Hickeyhall (in the gold jersey) attempt to intercept the soccer ball...

[ Read more ]


Stephen A Smith

Don’t Take the Bait
| Published March 15, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Stephen A. Smith is a race baiter. A loud and obnoxious blowhard who has been a know-it-all his entire media career, Smith...

[ Read more ]


Long Beach California bus

Reflections of a Bus Driver, Part 2
| Published March 6, 2015 |

By Michael Sigler
Thursday Review
contributor

Here I am, back again with more amazing bus stories and my love/hate affair with the Los Angeles City bus service. For those who did not read my installment from....

[ Read more ]


Charlie Sifford

Charlie Sifford, Rest in Peace
| Published March 3, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Charlie Sifford was born in 1922, light years away from today's world, and even further from any opportunity to play top-flight golfing competition, according to...

[ Read more ]


Brian Ferlin

The Sunshine State Meets the Ice
| Published February 26, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Canada, Russia, Europe: these are the kind of places where hockey players come from—not the Sunshine State.
Tonight in homes across the world, men have envy in their hearts as Brian Ferlin...

[ Read more ]


Obama giving award to Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, Rest in Peace
| Published January 27, 2014 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

“There’s sunshine, fresh air, and the team’s behind us. Let’s play two.”

That's what Ernie Banks would often say before...

[ Read more ]


Periodic table showing Arsenic element

The Downstream Dangers of Arsenic
| Published October 6, 2014 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Over 137 million people in more than 70 countries are almost certainly adversely affected by arsenic poisoning from drinking water...

[ Read more ]


medications and bee stings

An Overmedicated World?
| Published June 22, 2014 |

By Kelly Leigh Harris
Thursday Review contributor

Behind in my reading a bit, I just finished Michael Specter’s article “The Lyme Wars” from The New Yorker, July 2013. In....

[ Read more ]


Okeechobee school construction

Torture, Plain and Simple
| Published July 15, 2014 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
Features Editor

It's a horrible thing when a narrative could eclipse murder, rape, forced labor, physical abuse, beatings....

(click to read more)


Garage Deep Throat

Deep Background, Deep Demolition
| Published June 19, 2014 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

If you live long enough, you see that nothing is eternal. Stuff gets torn down to make way for newer, bigger.....

[ Read more ]


Beach scene in Spain

Getting Lost in Spain

By Krista Tani
Thursday Review contributor

I jolted awake and looked around, startled. Buses never fail to lull me to sleep and this short ride between cities....

[ Read more ]


Wrigley Field 1928

Wrigley Field at  Century Mark

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, also known as “The Friendly Confines.” Only Fenway Park in Boston is...

[ Read more ]


skyline view of air pollution in LA

Earth's Declining Air Quality

By Earl H. Perkins
Thursday Review
associate editor

Air pollution is killing 7 million people around the world each year, with 80 percent succumbing to....

[ Read more ]


Go For Broke 100th Infantry

Patriotism, Honor, and Going For Broke

By Earl H. Perkins
Thursday Review
associate editor

Winners of wars write the history books, and that's why American concentra-tion camps are typically called relocation camps. The United States government forcibly....

[ Read more ]


A. Philip Randolph Image courtesy of State Archives of Florida

The Father of the Civil Rights Movement

Earl H. Perkins
Thursday Review
associate editor

Not everyone knows the name Asa Philip Randolph. The father of the civil rights movement in the United States, Randolph was...

[ Read more ]


Sligo River

Sligo: Memories of the River and Music

By Michael Sigler
Thursday Review Contributor

It is morning in the town of Sligo, Ireland, a place I have come to teach....

[ Read more ]


Art by Sarah Herrin

New Art from Sarah Herrin

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Debtors' Prison book cover
 

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Review by R. Alan Clanton


 Chickcar Comics

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Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club

A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All: Sgt. Pepper at 50

| published June 14, 2017 |

By Kevin Robbie and R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review contributor

June 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ landmark album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, arguably the first and most...[read more]



Scene from Blade Runner

Blade Runner 2049: Lower-Than-Expected Numbers

| published October 13, 2017 |

Thursday Review staff writers

Hollywood’s decade-long love affair with the sequel and the franchise faces more struggles after a less-than-stellar opening weekend for the big-budget sci-fi thriller Blade Runner 2049, a sequel...[read more]


Corrine Brown

Former Congresswoman Guilty on 18 of 22 Counts

| published May 11, 2017 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown, who served in Congress for decades, has been found guilty on 18 of the 22 charges brought against her by...[read more]


White House

Senate, White House Confer on North Korea in Secret Briefing

| published April 27, 2017 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

With tensions running high on the Korean Peninsula and along the 38th Parallel which separates North and South Korea, top White House officials requested a rare full...[read more]


airplane

Laptop & Smartphone Ban Result of Specific Intel

| published March 23, 2017 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Though the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the NSA have been careful to suggest there are no specific threats to the...[read more]


NSA Headquarters

NSA Employee Indicted For Theft of Thousands of Documents

| published February 9, 2017 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

A contractor who worked for the super-secretive U.S. National Security Agency and for the CIA for nearly two decades may have stolen more classified information than the...[read more]


Carrie Fisher in Star Wars with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford

Carrie Fisher's Death Brings Star Wars
Full Circle

| published December 29, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

The Tuesday death of actress Carrie Fisher reminds us that the Grim Reaper strikes down Hollywood icons with the same regularity—some might perceive with...[read more]


Smoky Mountains

Dolly Parton Extends a Hand to Wildfire Victims

| published December 3, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review features editor

Country music superstar Dolly Parton announced through her Dollywood Foundation that the organization will be giving $1,000 per month for six months to families throughout the...[read more]


Chicago Cubs pitcher

Who Stinks Now? The Cubs, The Indians, and a French Historian

| published October 27, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review features editor

Jules Michelet, 19th century French historian, had writer's block. One of Europe's greatest scribes of all time found himself needing just a bit more...[read more]


Northwest Airlines

Cooper Case Remains a Complete Mystery

| published September 8, 2016 |

By Kevin Robbie,
Thursday Review contributor

Even though the FBI recently closed one of its longest open cases for lack of evidence and lack of progress, a team of self-styled independent sleuths and former FBI agents has...[read more]


Jimmy Hoffa testifies

Hoffa Disappearance Anniversary
Still Raises Questions

| published August 2, 2016 |

By Kevin Robbie and Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review contributors

July 30, 2016, marked the forty-first anniversary of the disappearance of James Riddle Hoffa, a founding member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the labor organization’s...[read more]


DBCooper

FBI Closes D.B. Cooper Case

| published July 19, 2016 |

By Kevin Robbie,
Thursday Review contributor

On July 12, 2016, the FBI officially shut down its investigation of the skyjacking of Northwest Airlines Flight 305, after a 45-year effort. Also known as the “D.B. Cooper Case,” it remains the only...[read more]


Dallas Texas

Protests Across U.S.; Police: Dallas Shooter Acted Alone

| published July 10, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor

Protests were held in scores of U.S. cities and towns in the wake of recent incidents involving white police officers and black citizens, and in the aftermath of deadly shootings in Minneapolis and Louisiana. Over the weekend, massive...[read more]


Muhammad Ali

Boxing Great Muhammad Ali Dies at Age 74

| Published June 4, 2016 |

By R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review editor


Muhammad Ali, arguably the most famous boxer of the 20th century and the self-proclaimed “greatest of all time” in the ring, died early Saturday morning after a decades-long battle with Parkinson’s disease and a recent...[Read more]


Saluting Freedom Tower

Fleet Week:

A Salute to Freedom Tower

| Published May 27, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff


In this photograph, U.S. Navy sailors salute New York City’s Freedom Tower—built on the site which once held the World Trade Center—at the start of the annual Fleet Week in New York. Fleet Week is now a...[Read more]




Dental instruments and sterile gloves

Is Torture Dentist Competent to
Stand Trial?

| Published May 6, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor

The Florida dentist known in some circles as Dr. Torture will soon face his day in court, and his critics and legal adversaries worry that he...[Read more]


Red Baron Von Richton

A Gallant and
Worthy Foe:
The Death of the “Red Baron”

| Published April 22, 2016 |

By Kevin Robbie,
Thursday Review writer

One of the many distinguishing features of World War I was the introduction of new weapons, some of which not only represented the height of weapons technology at the time, but also filled the entirety of the modern...[Read more]


Michael Bush visits Shengsi

Shengsi Island;
To Heck With the Fog

| Published April 5, 2016 |

By Michael Bush,
Thursday Review writer

I recently wrote about a haunted farm in Shanghai, which was really just a farm that gave up trying to attract...[Read more]


Houston Homeland Security

ICE Agents Arrest More Than 1,000

| Published March 28, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts, Thursday Review contributor

According to officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, an intensive five-week operation has led to the...[Read more]


Brussels Terror attack

Brussels Terror Attacks Leave 31 Dead, Hundreds Wounded

| Published March 22, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Terrorist attacks in Brussels have killed at least 31 people in a wave assaults which began early on Tuesday. The attacks included blasts triggered by suicide bombers at the...[Read more]


Wounded Warriors Jacksonville Fl office

Top Wounded Warrior Project Execs Fired by Board

| Published March 12, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins and
R. Alan Clanton,
Thursday Review writers

After several months of journalistic investigations and at least two audits, the board of directors of the Wounded Warrior Project, a Jacksonville-based charitable organization has...[Read more]


Gym after tornado in Enterprise Alabama

Nine Years, Nine Lives:
A Tribute to Those Swept Away
March 1, 2007

| Published March 1, 2016 |

By Jennifer Walker-James,
Thursday Review

features writer

Michael Bowen, Peter Dunn, A.J. Jackson, Ryan Mohler, Edna Strickland, Katie Strunk, Mikey Tompkins, Jamie Vidensek, Michelle Wilson. Nine years, nine lives...[Read more]


Scott Kelly change of command

Kelly and Kornienko Return to Earth
| Published February 29, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Earthlings will miss his amazing photographs and his continuous stream of social media—a sort of running commentary on Earth and the way it appears as seen from outer space. His vast collection of photos may one day be...[Read more]


Dr. Howard Schneider's house

“Dr. Torture” Settles With Former Patients
| Published January 20, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review features editor

More than 100 malpractice lawsuits have been "amicably resolved" between Howard S. Schneider, a former Jacksonville, Florida pediatric dentist, and parents of children he allegedly mistreated while under his medical care, according to...[Read more]


Danger sign

How I Was Almost Eaten by Tigers in Thailand
| Published January 16, 2016 |

By Michael Bush, Thursday Review contributor

I always find myself making clarifying statements. I don’t do it because I’m misunderstood or fail to express myself in an intelligible manner. I do it because I want to make sure you people know where...[Read more]



Arbor entrance

Modern Farming, Ancient Ghosts
| Published January 2, 2016 |

By Michael Bush,
Thursday Review contributor

There is an ancient tradition in China of ancestor worship. Many today still practice the old way of honoring those who came in the generations before you. It is often believed that once someone dies they...[Read more]


Waikiki beach with no smoking

Hawaii Raises Legal Age for Tobacco
| Published December 30, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Though more than a dozen U.S. states have considered legislation to make it harder for young people to have access to cigarettes, one state has taken a dramatic step to ban smoking altogether for...[Read more]


Christmas Truce

Silent Night, Christmas 1914
| Published December 25, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

By December, 1914, World War 1 was entering its fifth month. All the combatants had become adept at industrial slaughter in a war that has become synonymous with that feature. For example, in just two battles, First Marne and First Ypres, western front casualties totaled nearly 750,000 for all combatants. On the eastern front, the battles of Tannenberg and Galicia had...[Read more]


Harbin Festival

Ice & Beer: The Frozen North

| Published December 13, 2015 |

By Michael Bush, Thursday Review writer

Since this is my family's first tropical Christmas, we've found the Malaysian heat makes it hard to really get into the holiday spirit. You can hang tinsel from...[Read more]


Fighting crickets

Ah, Grasshopper…Cricket!

| Published December 6, 2015 |

By Michael Bush, Thursday Review writer

Cities in China are replete with markets and bazaars, and Shanghai is definitely no exception. Cast a stone, and chances are it will fall within...[Read more]


Veil Nebula

Veil Nebula, Seen From the Hubble

| Published December 1, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton, Thursday Review editor

An elegant, seemingly gossamer-thin shroud of dust and gases illustrate the remnants of a past supernova—a star which exploded some 8,000 years ago in the constellation Cygnus, also known as...(click to read more)


USS Milwaukee soldiers

USS Milwaukee is Commissioned

| Published November 23, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor

Amid heavy snow and a blast of arctic air, sailors from the USS Milwaukee stand in formation with the city’s iconic skyline barely visible in the background. The Milwaukee was commissioned on November 21 in the city for which it is named, and the ship becomes the...[Read more]


Peanut Festival

Blue Ribbon Memories

| Published November 13, 2015 |

By Jennifer Walker-James, Thursday Review writer

Nothing tickles the colorfully rustic roots of Americana quite like the visions of a good ole county fair. Ever since Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago World’s Fair) became the catalyst for the...[Read more]


Spacewalk cooling system

Spacewalk to Repair Cooling System

| Published November 10, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly—working to restore the port truss ammonia cooling system which has been non-operational for several...[Read more]


Entrance to Auschwitz

Striving Against Darkness:

The Story of Holocaust Survivor Ann Rosenheck

| Published November 2, 2015 |

By Jennifer Walker-James,
Thursday Review features writer

In the Old Testament, it is said that the soul of man is the candle of God. Thus, the flickering of the candle’s tiny flame serves as...[Read more]


Columbia Manor

Columbia Manor:

Where Our Greatest Nightmares Came True

| Published November 2, 2015 |

By Jennifer Walker-James, Thursday Review features writer

In Stephen King’s IT, eliciting fear is likened to salting the children before the feast. If that’s true, then Columbia Manor is serving up one hellacious banquet of...[Read more]


domestic abuse art compostion

The Price of Love:

An Open Letter to Domestic Violence Survivors

| Published October 27, 2015 |

By Jennifer Walker-James, Thursday Review features writer

In the time it takes me to write this article, an average of 1,200 women across America will be assaulted or beaten by their domestic partner. Within 24 hours, more than 200,000 calls will have been placed to domestic abuse hotlines. And by this time tomorrow, three women in the United States alone will be...[Read more]


Eating in China

The Giant:

Gaining Weight in China; Losing Weight in China

| Published October 17, 2015 |

By Michael Bush, Thursday Review contributor

My whole life I have never felt tall. I’ve always considered myself average height; neither short, nor a giant. It’s not hard to understand that when you see me side by side with my two brothers. At an even 6 feet tall (not 5’11” like my younger brother Josh would have...[Read more]


Street food vendor

Remove Your Shoes Before Entering the House in China (or, the grossest article you will ever read at Thursday Review!)

| Published October 9, 2015 |

By Michael Bush
Thursday Review contributor

It would be an enormous understatement to say that you, as a westerner (American, Canadian, Brit, wherever), are not prepared for China. You can read all the books and articles you want, watch as many documentaries as you can, and hear about it firsthand from everyone you know. It doesn’t...[Read more]


Ayi and husband

Finding the Right Aunt in China

| Published October 3, 2015 |

By Michael Bush
Thursday Review contributor

Moving to China comes with all sorts of lifestyle changes for an expat family: grocery shopping every day rather than once or twice a week, using...[Read more]


Cody Hayes

Fighting for Life:
A Tribute to Cody Hayes

| Published September 28, 2015 |

By Jennifer Walker-James
Thursday Review contributor

They say you never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have. And just like the...[Read more]


Chinese taking photos of Michael Bush & family

The Long Corridor:
How One American Adjusts to Living in China

| Published September 19, 2015 |

By Michael Bush
Thursday Review contributor

One important thing you have to understand about living in China as a Westerner is that you are an oddity. You are different. You look strange. You talk funny. You’re probably...[Read more]


Blake Coatney collage

Dying to be Loved:
The Final Footprints of
Blake Coatney

| Published September 12, 2015 |

By Jennifer Walker-James
Thursday Review
features writer

Words were spoken. A heart was crushed. A video was made. A trigger was pulled. A young person’s life was ended. July 21, 2014 was as mundane as any...[Read more]

 
Galaxy NGC-428

A Very Sloppy, But Very Colorful Galaxy
| Published August 15, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The Hubble Space Telescope is particularly gifted at capturing dramatic images, some of which we have shared via NASA here at Thursday Review—including stunning images of spiral galaxies and elegant star formations. But, obsessive-compulsive stargazers beware: this image may compel you to...[Read more]


Marine seven ton trucks

Typhoon Relief Efforts
| Published August 14, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

U.S. marines assigned to the Combat Logistics Battalion 31 use massive seven ton trucks to transport relief supplies—much of it bottled water and meals-ready-to-eat—from a concrete pier near where the USS Ashland, an amphibious dock landing ship, is moored at a harbor in Saipan. The Combat Logistics Battalion...[read more]


Astronaut floating

Biomedical Experiments on Space Station
| Published August 6, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

Ahead of next week’s space walks, astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station are busy this week with a variety of scientific and medical experiments. Among the projects: growing vegetables and fruit in space, particularly a green-leaf lettuce project intended to...[Read more]


JB Beasley and Tracie Hawlett

Bittersweet 16: The Harrowing Story of an Unsolved Case, From a Mother’s Perspective
| Published August 1, 2015 |

By Jennifer James
Thursday Review contributor

Two girls. A party. A misdirection. A single phone call. A double murder. A parent’s worst nightmare—their worlds shattered. Two south Alabama...[Read more]


Solar Storm

Earth’s Biggest Risk: Solar Storms
| Published July 30, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

The BBC and Fox News are reporting that papers released by the British Department of Business, Innovations & Skills suggests that the biggest threat to organized modern society is not from melting polar ice caps or earthquakes or drought or asteroid impacts, but instead from...[Read more]


Nemo's Garden

Octopus’s Garden, Well, Maybe Nemo’s Garden
| Published July 26, 2015 |

By Lisa K. Whitten
Thursday Review contributor

As a late bloomer scuba diver I have seen amazing things while diving and have a lot of fun meeting people with similar interests. As if those were not good enough reasons to dive, I also find that it is a great stress reliever. Sure, it is a lot of hard work, but diving in the ocean in the 60-to-80 foot depth range (my limit) gives you the...[Read more]


Space station array

Space Station: A Close Call With Space Junk
| Published July 17, 2015 |

Thursday Review staff

By some estimates of NASA and the European Space Agency, there are more than 400,000 pieces of man-made junk and debris floating or orbiting the Earth, along with thousands of still operating satellites. That sounds like it can make for heavy traffic on a good day, but, in reality—the...[Read more]


Pluto Fly By

A Close-Up Look at Distant Pluto
| Published July 14, 2015 |

Thursday Review staff

The decade long trek of the New Horizons spacecraft is reaching the crescendo of its long-endurance mission. NASA says that New Horizons is approximately 7,750 miles above Pluto’s pockmarked and chilly surface, as close as human-engineered eyes have ever come to the planet once temporarily kicked out of the...[Read more]


Boston 4th of July

Bicentennial Plus 39 in Boston
| Published July 9, 2015 |

Thursday Review staff

July 4, 2015 marks 239 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the moment when the United States declared its independence from the United Kingdom. In Boston, Massachusetts last weekend, sailors assigned to the USS Constitution participate in Fourth of July celebrations by a presentation of the colors in downtown Boston, near...[Read more]


NuStar

Do NOT Stare at the Sun, Unless…
| Published July 8, 2015 |

Thursday Review staff

NASA’s NuStar telescope has some remarkable abilities not found in the traditional tools for looking into deep space. For one NuStar (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) can stare safely at the sun, without damage to electronics or optical hardware, and without the harm to our...[Read more]


Wheels Through Time

A Treasury of Vintage and Classic Wheels
| Published July 1, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

You might want to visit the Wheels Through Time Museum during an upcoming vacation. More than a half million fans from around the world have made the pilgrimage to Western North Carolina's Maggie Valley over the last 15 years, viewing one-of-a-kind motorcycles while visiting with the...[Read more]


Chernobyl equipment

City of Ghosts: Chernobyl and
the Evacuation of Pripyat
| Published May 28, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

The environmental, economic and social consequences of the explosion and fires at the Chernobyl nuclear facility in 1986 can still be felt today, and those long-term effects have been extensively studied by scientists and academicians over the years. Irradiated equipment and machinery which have been...[Read more]


Dental instruments

A Dentist Who Loved Torture and Medical Fraud
| Published May 24, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features writer

Howard Schneider faces medical and child abuse lawsuits, Medicaid fraud and divorce, but the Jacksonville dentist is unfazed by accusations he claims are all untrue, according to the Florida Times-Union.

Rumors had been circulating for decades that the Southside pediatric dentist performed numerous...[Read more]


Houston Oilers Media Guide

The Joy of an Old Media Guide
| Published May 20, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features writer

I really enjoy reading through old media guides, because you can just taste the hopes and dreams of the teams, the players, and the fans. Although they're public relations tools, I also consider them a goldmine of fascinating facts, inspiring readers toward further research. Not only do the good ones have massive amounts of information—they're also like...[Read more]


Mt. Everest

Himalayan Range “Drops” After Massive Quake
| Published May 9, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

The complex debate about the exact height of the world’s tallest mountain just got more complicated, and confusing.

The powerful April 25 earthquake which devastated Nepal and cost the lives of thousands has also substantially shifted the height of much of the Himalayan mountain range, and may have...[Read more]


Hubble view of Westerlund 2

Hubble Birthday: Celestial Fireworks
| Published April 24, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

NASA celebrated the Hubble Telescope’s 25th anniversary in style this week, and the Hubble responded in kind with spectacular images of an area known to astronomers as Westerlund 2, in the constellation Carina, a feature of deep space named for Swedish astronomer Bengt Westerlund who discovered the star cluster in the late 1960s. Much of what is seen in...[Read more]


Grayson Allen, Duke vs Wisc

Grayson Allen, Championship Game X-Factor
| Published April 17, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

His basketball coach told everyone around what a great player he was at Providence, but only a few believed. Now the whole world knows, because the young man moved on and helped lead his team to one of ...[read more]


Rainbow Aurora seen from space

Rainbow Aurora
| Published April 17, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

In this striking deep focus image, taken from a window aboard the International Space Station on the morning of April 11, astronauts and cosmonauts view a stunning “double rainbow aurora” as the space station passes from dark to light. Parts of the space station can be seen along the left and right of the photograph. The...[read more]


NASA Mission Control

Apollo XIII, 45 Years Ago Today
| Published April 13, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

In this April 13, 1970 photograph, NASA’s Mission Control room in Houston, Texas can be seen at its peak of activity—during a live telecast in which Astronaut Fred Haise can be seen on the huge monitor on the wall. Apollo 13 was plagued with technical problems and mechanical malfunctions after a small explosion...[read more]


microsoft clipart of super hiway

A Road Trip on Three Continents
| Published April 11, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Are you ready to be the first person in your neighborhood or town to take the longest road trip by car in history? Though it may take a decade or two to complete, and though it will require years of permitting, engineering studies, and lots of international cooperation, the transportation conglomerate Russian Railways has...[read more]


rocket

Australia, Seen From Space
| Published April 8, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

In this striking and colorful NASA photograph taken by astronaut Scott Kelly, part of Australia can be seen from the International Space Station as it passed overhead in early April. Kelly posted the image on Instagram and other social media on April 6, writing “Australia. You are very beautiful. Thank you for being there to....[Read more]


rocket

Expedition 43: One Year in Space
| Published March 29, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

In this dramatic NASA photo, the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft launches from its massive pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, while videographers, photographers and film crews are silhouetted in the foreground, at a safe distance from the rocket. The Soyuz will take Expedition 43 crew members—including....[Read more]


VA hospital in Jacksonville Florida

Which VA Wait is the Worst?
| Published March 9, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Weak leadership and a corrosive culture continue to plague the Veterans Administration, and Jacksonville, Florida, could be the epicenter for extended wait times for patients in the United States, according to the Florida Times-Union. Veterans have been thrust into dangerous situations worldwide for...[Read more]


USA hockey team 1980

Miracle 1980: Cold War on Ice
| Published February 22, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

The winter Olympics of February, 1980 were held in Lake Placid, New York. One of the more prominent events then—and now—is ice hockey. In previous Olympics, the United States team had compiled a checkered history. Its biggest victory margin was a 31-1 trouncing of Italy in 1948, in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Its biggest defeat was a 17-2 loss to Sweden in 1963. The U.S. team had earned one gold medal in hockey, in 1960. The team had earned six silver medals and one bronze. In the...[Read more]


Bus

Reflections of a Bus Driver
| Published February 5, 2015 |

By Michael Sigler
Thursday Review contributor

Most people don’t give much thought to public transportation other than a means of conveyance getting from point ‘A’ too point ‘B’ and as quickly and safely as possible. But what about those select individuals who actually man these vehicles, in and out of situations and circumstances that would test the strongest resolve.  The following are some of those stories...[read more]


Mexico City

Parents of the 43 Missing Want More Answers
| Published January 30, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

The troublesome case of 43 college students—many of them studying to be teachers—who went missing last year in the Guerrero state of Mexico won’t go away, nor will its widening controversy yield its preeminence in Mexican headlines.  This week the parents of some of the missing held an emotional press conference in Mexico...[read more]


football

Inflation, Deflation, & the NFL
| Published January 23, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Inflategate, Spygate, mishandling of the Ray Rice assault case and a plethora of high-profile off-field incidents have drawn negative attention to the National Football League and sports in general, according to the Associated Press and scores of other news agencies.  On Friday the NFL finally...[read more]


Drone

Is Drone Program On Border Wasting Millions?
| Published January 13, 2015 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

The Office of the Inspector General found recently that a high-tech border surveillance system which relies on unmanned aircraft systems—i.e. drones—may be largely ineffective at the role for which it was designed and deployed.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency first put the drone program to work eight years ago amid....[read more]


VA Chief

El Paso: The VA & Security
| Published January 10, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

The one thing the Veterans Administration would prefer these days is zero negative news, or at least as little news as possible. Despite the agency’s new chief, Robert McDonald—a can-do guy from the corporate world of cleaning products—and despite a major effort...[read more]


Thursday Review coffee mug with pencils in it

Thursday Review Readers Respond
| Published January 9, 2015 |

By Thursday Review editors

In response to some of our recent articles and review, here are some selected comments, rants and raves by regular Thursday Review website readers, and by those who follow us on social media (the title of the article is followed by the reader comments):

Interstellar: Science, Sci-Fi, and the Humanity Thing:

Carolyn with Yahoo: Nice movie review, but in the theater I was...[Read more]


Berlin Wall

Relics of the Cold War
| Published December 10, 2014 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

The Ukrainian Crisis—brought on by a violent confrontation between the part of Ukraine with paternal loyalties to its old masters in Moscow and the west-leaning people of the Ukraine on the European side of the Dnieper River— reminded us that there are unhealed stress points and fractures across the globe. Russian President Vladimir Putin was displeased when the...[read more]


Orion launch

Orion is Older Than You Think
| Published December 9, 2014 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

All things being equal, the launch of the Orion spacecraft last Friday—which had been rescheduled from a Thursday launch—went about as smoothly as anyone at NASA expected. Its liftoff was spectacular and photo perfect, its ascent to an astounding 3600 miles went smoothly and exactly as planned, its two full orbits...[read more]


Brain image

A Dozen Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Brain
| Published November 20, 2014 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

You most certainly will get older, but you're not obligated to let your mind and body totally fall apart, according to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.  All brains change with age, and as a natural process your mental function will also change. Mental decline...[read more]


Running lane

Run Chicken Run: My Therapy
| Published November 2, 2014 |

By Sarah Herrin
Thursday Review contributor/running blogger

"No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable." – Sir Roger Bannister

As an artist, I am used to working alone and that is what I love most about running. It is something that I do on my own, only for myself, and the self-sufficient nature of it supports my...[Read more]


Runnin' cousins

Run Chicken Run: My First 10K
| Published October 29, 2014 |

By Sarah Herrin
Thursday Review contributor/running blogger

“Something in me wanted to see how far I could run without stopping.” – Jacki Hanson

Preparation for a race begins days before. I’ve read that it’s the night before the night you race that you need the best sleep. No one is expected to sleep well the night before, but adrenaline and race day excitement can pull you through. I lay out my kit, wallet, and fill my water...[read more]


Running Buddy

Run Chicken Run: My Running Buddies
| Published October 25, 2014 |

By Sarah Herrin
Thursday Review contributor/running blogger

“Running with others can help get you out when you might otherwise blow it off.” – Frank Shorter

Running is an incredibly rewarding activity that engages your body and mind, and the sound of your shoes pounding the pavement or crunching through...[read more]


Women of Wonder run

Run Chicken Run: My Finisher's Medal
| Published October 20, 2014 |

By Sarah Herrin
Thursday Review contributor/running blogger

“Hulks don’t do weak!” – Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk

After the Bainbridge Island 4th of July Fun Run with my partner and cousins, my next choice was chosen with the ambition to be more independent—and on a whim. My partner was out of town for a few days, so I was just pursuing my Active.com app for upcoming local races and there it was: the Women of Wonder 5k. It was women only, just a short bus ride away, and best of all, it...[Read more]


Runner's no meat meal

Run Chicken Run: My No-Mornings Schedule, and My No Meat Diet
| Published October 15, 2014 |

By Sarah Herrin
Thursday Review contributor/running blogger

“Consistency requires discipline. Force yourself out the door.” – Bob & Shelly Lynn Florence Glover

I hate mornings. Since I decided to become a runner, I’ve done a lot of research on how to become a morning person, on the chemicals in the brain, and why some people find it so difficult...[read more]


Strength Training by stretching

Run Chicken Run: My Strength Training
| Published October 11, 2014 |

By Sarah Herrin
Thursday Review contributor/running blogger

Nothing makes you feel like a little baby like doing some squats. After a few days of 30-60 reps, I could barely even sit down to...[Read more]


Runners dress

Run Chicken Run: My Kit
| Published October 5, 2014 |

By Sarah Herrin
Thursday Review contributor/running blogger

Every hobbyist, enthusiast, advocate and weekend warrior has his or her special tool kit. And in keeping with that principle, this week’s Run Chicken Run installment is a close inspection of my kit as a runner.

Shoes: Brooks “Ghost;” $130.00.
Shoes are the most important tool of any runner, indeed, the wrong pair of shoes can cause a lot of problems and...[Read more]


Amazon Running shoe

Run Chicken Run: My Motivation
| Published October 1, 2014 |

By Sarah Herrin
Thursday Review contributor/running blogger

“I have met my hero, and he is me.” – George Sheehan

Sometimes the best runs are the ones you don't even feel going on in the first place.
Today was a long day. First thing first, I woke up with a threatening migraine which meant swallowing a pill and hoping that it didn’t get worse. Next, a job interview...[Read more]


Running shoe

Run Chicken Run: My First Injuries
| Published September 24, 2014 |

By Sarah Herrin
Thursday Review contributor/running blogger

“’No pain, no gain’ does not mean that pain systematically equals gain. It’s easy to go hard. It’s hard to go smart.” – Erwan Le Corre

Disclaimer: It’s important to note that I have no medical expertise—despite those anatomy classes I took in art college—and therefore I do not intend to give any...[Read more]


Chief Noc-A-Homa

The Chief Whose Time Had Passed
| Published July 10, 2014 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Now that political correctness rules our world, Chief Noc-A-Homa's tepee has been packed up and he's evidently struck camp for the last time, according to ESPN.  The Washington Redskins have taken such a thrashing lately that it seems a name change for the NFL team is on the horizon, one way or the other. The U.S...[Read more]


Blue Mustang

Mustang: 50 Years of the Original Pony
| Published June 14, 2014 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

The match-up between the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro is a classic rivalry. It’s like Coke versus Pepsi. PC versus Mac. Borg versus McEnroe. Bushes versus Clintons. Well, sort of. The automotive press recently reported that sales of the Camaro are slightly ahead of sales of the Mustang, but that margin is so narrow as to be pointless when it comes...(click to read more)


Angkor Wat

Can Angkor Wat Teach Us About Water Management?
| Published May 4, 2014 |

By Earl H. Perkins
Thursday Review
associate editor

Man has experienced problems with water management systems dating to Ancient Rome and beyond, but archaeologists say those issues may have also driven residents from Cambodia's...(click to read more)


Crosses at Boot Hill Reform cemetery
Photo courtesy of University of South Florida

Boot Hill's Buried Crimes

Earl H. Perkins
Thursday Review
associate editor

Trespassing, school truancy, running away from home, and general incorrigibility. These are certainly causes for concern when disciplining youths, but murder, rape, forced labor, abuse, beatings and torture are excessive answers. However, these are now believed to have been fairly...[Read more]

Wish I Had You Back Today

|Published October 1, 2017|
By Craig R. Seaton,
Thursday Review contributor


“Hey Dad, hey Mom. Here I am ironing a shirt again. Pretty mundane I know, but it made me think of you today..(click to read more)

Investigators: Identifying Grenfell Tower Victims Could Take a Year

|Published July 1, 2017|
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


In London, at least three top officials involved in the decision-making for repairs and renovations to a high rise apartment building where scores recently died in a..(click to read more)

North Korea Rocket Engine Test May be Key Step Toward ICBM

|Published March 22, 2017|
By Thursday Review
staff writers


A North Korean ballistic missile test early on Wednesday may have resulted in instantaneous failure when the rocket exploded just moments after it..(click to read more)

Ringling Brothers to Shut Down Circus After 146 Years

| Published January 15, 2017 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


Citing a decade of declining ticket sales, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will shut down operations and cease all performances by...(click to read more)

A Look Back at Lewis Grizzard

| Published Nov. 29, 2016 |
By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor


“First, we really don’t care how you did it in Chicago. Second, if you miss it so much, Delta is ready when you are.” –Lewis Grizzard

The man who became world famous as...(click to read more)

Schiff:
Election Cyber-Attacks Result of Russia

| Published October 4, 2016 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


The highest ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says that thousands of cyber-attacks on voter registration systems across the United States are definitely...(click to read more)

Raiders One Step Closer to Las Vegas Move

| Published August 26, 2016 |
By Thursday Review staff

According to sports insiders, analysts at ESPN, and several legal observers, the NFL Oakland Raiders may be one step closer to a...(click to read more)

Corrine Brown’s Indictment

| Published July 23, 2016 |
By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features editor


U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is one of the most high-profile Democrats to emerge from Jacksonville, and the face of Northeast Florida politics is being forever changed as a...(click to read more)

Turkish Coup Fails; Thousands Arrested

| Published July 16, 2016 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


Gunfire erupted in Istanbul and Ankara on Friday and Saturday, accompanied by helicopter and jet flyovers and tanks on the ground, as an apparent coup attempt...(click to read more)

Bayer Buyout of Monsanto Gives Investors Headaches

| Published June 6, 2016 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review contributor


Bayer AG has offered so much money in its bid to buy Monsanto that investors on all sides of the matter are deeply concerned, after all Bayer’s proposal of more...(click to read more)

Making Change for Your Twenty

| Published April 21, 2016 |
By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review staff


After years of debate, the issue of changes to the $5, $10 and $20 bills has been resolved, perhaps to almost everyone’s...(click to read more)

Submarine Arctic Ice

Somewhere North of the Arctic Circle
| Published March 29, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review
contributor

The USS Hampton, a Los Angeles-class submarine assigned to Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016, is seen in this photo shortly after it surfaced near...(click to read more)


Google's driverless car

The Joys & Perils of the Driverless Car
| Published March 16, 2016 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
features writer

Scent of a Woman wouldn't have been such an exciting movie if Al Pacino were tooling around in a self-driving car with Chris O’Donnell as the...(click to read more)


Navy SEAL Edward Byers, Jr receiving award

SEAL and Medal of Honor Winner Rings Closing Bell
| Published March 9, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff writers

Ringing the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, March 4 was Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (Navy SEAL) Edward Byers, Jr., and his family. Byers can be...(click to read more)


Admiral Michelle Howard

Admiral Howard Addresses BEYA
| Published February 28, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

Speaking at the annual Stars and Stripes Awards dinner on February 19, an event which honors Black Engineer of the Year Award winners (BEYA), Vice-chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michelle Howard gives remarks to...(click to read more)


GarySiniseband

Lt. Dan Band in San Diego
| Published February 11, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

In addition to being an award-winning and critically acclaimed actor, Gary Sinese is also a musician. His band—the Lt. Dan Band—occasionally performs at concerts in which the proceeds benefit...(click to read more)


Mars Rover Selfie

A Selfie From the Martian Dunes
| Published February 1, 2016 |

By Thursday Review staff

NASA’s Martian rover, called Curiosity Mars, love selfies. This self-portrait was taken using Curiosity’s specially designed selfie stick—actually a...(click to read more)


Doug Pederson

Coughlin Will Not Go To Philly; Eagles Hire Pederson Instead
| Published January 15, 2016 |

By Keith H. Roberts,
Thursday Review
contributors

Discussions between former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and the Philadelphia Eagles have apparently ended after...(click to read more)


Alabama beats Clemson

Tide Battles Tigers for
National Championship

| Published January 12, 2016 |

By Thursday Review
staff writers

It was a tough battle, arguably the hardest fought game the Crimson Tide has faced this year, but in the end Alabama defeated Clemson in an epic...(click to read more)


MeadowlarkLemon

Meadowlark Lemon: The Clown Prince
| Published December 31, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review contributor

All great stories start somewhere, and this one begins with an onion sack, a wire...(click to read more)


Renault LT 2 Tank

Big Willie Comes of Age: The Tank in Combat at Cambrai
| Published December 20, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie,
Thursday Review contributor

Editor's Note: This is Part Two of a series about the development of the tank for battlefield purposes; Part One can be found here: The Anniversary of Big Willie: How the Tank Made it to Battle; Thursday Review.)

After two years of frantic development by Britain and France, the successor to Big Willie, the first...(click to read more)


Mayor William Bell

Mayor, Councilor, Engage in Brawl at Meeting
| Published December 16, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Two elected political leaders got into a nasty fistfight backstage on Tuesday which landed one in the hospital, forced both to...(click to read more)


Pearl Harbor Memorial of USS Arizona

Remembering the Arizona
| Published December 8, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

During ceremonies at the USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Nelson Mitchell looks at the names etched on the white marble walls of the...(click to read more)


Fall scene

What I Think About When I Run
| Published November 15, 2015 |

By Sarah Herrin,
Thursday Review contributor and blogger

A friend sent me a link to an article in the November 3, 2015 The New Yorker called "What We Think About When We Run," and it really...(click to read more)


Solar Array

Earth Aurora and a Solar Array
| Published November 5, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The dazzling image with its luminous colors and tones is a view of the solar panel array of the International Space Station as it passes over...(click to read more)


Fruit floating in space

Juggling Weightless Citrus in Space
| Published October 20, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Even fresh fruit and veggies have a way of wandering when in space, and the process of gathering and containing them can be somewhat like...(click to read more)


Australia art seen from space

Art From Down Under, Seen From Space
| Published October 19, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

No, the art seen in the photo is not the work of Jackson Pollock, nor Willem De Koonig, nor Mark Rothko. (Nor is it one of the dazzling...(click to read more)


Scott Kelly in space

A New Record for Time in Space
| Published October 16, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly just broke a significant U.S. record. As of early this morning Kelly has become the American to have spent the most...(click to read more)


Dancin' Dave

His Final Dance:
A Tribute to
the Man They Called
Dancin’ Dave

| Published September 29, 2015 |

By Jennifer Walker-James
Thursday Review
features writer

It’s not every day you get to meet a legend. I’ll never forget the first time I crossed paths with one. Though I was only a child, I knew there was...(click to read more)


Saturn in repose

Saturn in Repose
| Published August 28, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The planet Saturn takes on a moody, surreal appearance in this image captured using infrared filters on a camera aboard the Cassini spacecraft—a photograph taken from the...
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Orion welding

Orion’s Progress
| Published August 16, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

The deep space exploration project known as Orion is moving slowly but measurably toward its planned launch sometime within the next...
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Fake Soldiers: The Issue of Stolen Valor
| Published August 4, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-12; H.R. 258) is a federal law, originally crafted in 2005 and 2006 (signed by then-President George W. Bush), that was...
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Shon Hollis Medical

Retired Sailor’s Vegetative State Triggers Lawsuit
| Published July 28, 2015 |

By Earl H. Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

When you give your entire adult life to the United States, a decent and healthy retirement should be almost guaranteed. That is evidently...
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Soccer Singapore

Soccer in Singapore
| Published July 20, 2015 |

By Thursday Review
staff writers

Members of the U.S. Navy and members of the Republic of Singapore’s military engage in a game of soccer during a...
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Navy moving torpedo

Moving a Torpedo, Carefully
| Published July 10, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

U.S. Navy sailors push a torpedo back into its assigned tube immediately after completing maintenance and...

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Blue Angels Canadian Snowbirds

Flight Formation Photo
| Published July 6, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

For this special aerial photograph for the U.S. Navy and the Canadian Air Force, the U.S. Navy Demonstration Squadron—more commonly known as...

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Baseball injury

Baseball Park Intimacy: Risk Vs Reward for Fans
| Published July 2, 2015 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review staff

As of June 10, 2015, the Boston Red Sox have drawn 1,060,000 fans to their home field, historic Fenway Park. That attendance figure is the second...

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Hubble Galaxy

The Lonely Galaxy
| Published June 16, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

This dazzling image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The photograph shows a little known galaxy called NGC 6503 perched in a largely...

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Doolittle carrier deck

Thursday Review Readers Can Instantly Interact
| Published April 5, 2015 |

By Thursday Review editors

Did you know that starting last month any time you read an article or update on the Thursday Review web magazine, you can also leave your comments instantly? We’ve added a comment area, near the...

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Doolittle carrier deck

Doolittle’s Raiders to Receive Congressional Honors
| Published March 26, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

For some of the men, it was essentially a suicide mission. For others, it was a chance to strike a measurable blow to an enemy across an ocean.

In April of 1942, only a few months after the Japanese attack on the...

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Ragweed

Allergies in Spring?
| Published March 23, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

For many people in the northeast and the Midwest, snow can still be found in abundance on the ground, on roads and highways, and in some cases piled...

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Ice Breakers on Bristol Bay

Ice-Breaker Duty, Great Lakes
| Published March 18, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

The harsh winter of 2014-15 provided logistical challenges to scores of states where record-breaking snowfalls were accompanied by history-making levels of...

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Destroyers in Korea Seas

Military Exercises, Korean Waters
| Published March 17, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

Somewhere in international waters in the North China Sea, sometimes referred to with delicacy and diplomacy as “the waters off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula,” U.S. and South Korean ships conduct exercises designed to...

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Soyuz Expedition landing

Photo Perfect Landing
| Published March 12, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

In a stunning photograph, the Russian Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft is seen landing with the crew of Expedition 42—commander...

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Rocket booster test, NASA

NASA’s 22 Million Horsepower Test
| Published March 11, 2015 |

By Thursday Review staff

On Wednesday, NASA tested its largest, most powerful booster engine ever built—an engine designed for the Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket designed to propel the Orion spacecraft into...

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Apollo Saturn launch, 1966

Apollo Launch, 39 Years Ago
| Published March 5, 2015 |

By Thursday Review editors

Hey science buffs and Thursday Review readers: are you old enough to remember this on TV? 39 years ago (February 26, 1966) NASA tested the Apollo-Saturn 201—the first of...

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Surveyor

WWII Bomber Wreckage Being Recovered in Rural Florida
| Published March 2, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

About three years ago, Rodney Thomas, of the small rural town of Osteen, Florida, began finding what appeared to be ancient metal components and mechanical parts in...

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Jet

Hidden Airline Savings Trigger Lawsuit
| Published January 21, 2015 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

It's a pretty sad commentary on life when two of the highest profile corporations on the planet see fit to sue a young computer whiz from New York City who's....

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Unbroken bookcover

Unbroken: The Story of Louis Zamperini
| Published November 8, 2014 |

By Earl Perkins
Thursday Review
features editor

Born to Italian immigrants in New York, Louis "Louie" Zamperini would go on to pack more life into his stay on Earth than almost anyone ever. An inspiration to....

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Laos village

Learning in Laos
| Published November 16, 2014 |

By Krista Tani
Thursday Review contributor

A student ducks her head as she runs past me, giggling and hurriedly saying, “Sabaidee, Ajan!” Three more students...

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Hagia Sophia Istanbul

Istanbul's
Hagia Sophia

| Published Sept. 28, 2014 |

By R. Alan Clanton
Thursday Review editor

This photo, taken by Fr. Edward Murphy earlier this week, shows the exterior of the Hagia Sofia, in Istanbul, Turkey (Pastor Murphy, a...

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Coca-Cola's Surge

That's So Nineties!
| Published Sept. 22, 2014 |

By Thursday Review staff

Remember that potent highlighter-green citrus soft drink from the 1990s called Surge? Some readers may not, others surely do. Either way, the short version...

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Babe Ruth

The Game's Greatest Player
| Published July 12, 2014 |

By Earl Perkins,
Thursday Review
Features editor

J. Edgar Hoover, Bud Abbott and Buster Keaton were born, while Frederick Douglass and Louis Pasteur passed away....

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Michael Sigler's beard

To Beard or Not to Beard

By Jeanne Sigler
Thursday Review contributor

In the 30+ years I’ve known and loved my husband, he has always worn a beard. From the time I started dating, the idea of spending my lifes....

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Mustange 64-1/2

One Reader's Mustang Story
| Published July 10, 2014 |

By Mindy Gordon
Thursday Review contributor

My Dad was the black sheep of our family: he owned three different Chevy Corvettes. But Mustangs were in my....

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Mark Fidrych

Bird Takes Flight: 1976, the Season of Mark Fidrych
| Published May 6, 2014 |

By Kevin Robbie
Thursday Review contributor

The world of baseball is filled with eccentric, superstitious and offbeat characters. Some of them were also very....

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Marine barracks bombed Image courtesy of AP

Beirut's Legacy
By Earl H. Perkins
Thursday Review
associate editor

More than three decades have passed since a suicide bomber drove a truck packed with 2000 pounds of high explosives into a four-story...

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Mercedes Benz

My Old Pal Rosie
By Jeanne Piraino Sigler
Thursday Review contributor

It was 1983. I was living and working in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Las Vegas, Nevada. I dwelled amongst the glamour and high-rollers, but my lifestyle was rather conservative and plain. Employed as an announcer for a small....

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SR99 Tunnel progress in Seattle SR99 Tunnel progress in Seattle.

Bored With Boring?
By Thursday Review staff

Drilling, digging, tunneling, puncturing and otherwise boring the Earth has....

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Happy Birthday cake

Birthday Surprises
By Jeanne Sigler,
Thursday Review contributor

Everybody likes a birthday surprise. Am I right? It’s especially fun when the surprise is successfully pulled off for somebody who is otherwise...

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Irena Sendler

Image courtesy of Stanford University

Irena Sendler, Humanitarian

Earl H. Perkins,
Thursday Review
Associate Editor

They called her Jolanta, and she helped more than 2,500 Jewish children escape from the Warsaw Ghetto in World War II, with the Nazis escorting her in and....

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Jackson House Tampa Google image

Image courtesy Google Earth

Jackson House: A Special Place in History

By Earl H. Perkins,
Thursday Review
Associate Editor

The Jackson House was a 24-room boarding house built in 1901, but is now the last free-standing residential dwelling in downtown Tampa.  The...

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British flags lining a London street
 

Not-So-Lonely Travels

By Krista Tani,
Thursday Review Contributor

The Tube was packed. An animated man, oblivious to those around him, whacked my forehead with a British flag plastered with the....

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More Reader Comments

Edited, Thursday Review Staff

Here are some recent comments and remarks by readers of Thursday Review, most of these from our blog on our Word Press site:

Beware the Siren Servers:

A reader at Gmail: I discovered your blog and website through MSN, and this is a very smartly....

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Reader Comments

Thursday Review Staff

Our blog, which can be found at Word Press (this can be found using the link titled “TR Blog” at the bottom of any Thursday Review page)...

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Taxpayer Information Stolen From IRS Website
| Published May 27, 2015 |

By Keith H. Roberts
Thursday Review contributor

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service says that more than 110,000 American taxpayers may have had their personal data stolen by...

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Image courtesy of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

Massage Therapy & "Take it Easy" Techniques

By Kelly Harris
Thursday Review
Contributing Writer

Massage therapy is a session in education, modification, and relaxation designed just for you. When was the last...

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