‘America’s Next Top Model’ Alum Natalie Pack Sues Guess for $1.265 Million

Natalie Pack — who appeared on “America’s Next Top Model” and went on to become Miss California — claims she wasn’t paid on time while working for Guess … so now she wants BIG money. According to a new suit obtained by TMZ … Pack was booked by…

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalist Michael Ketterer Arrested for Domestic Violence

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America’s Child – Shemekia Copeland

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America’s Child

Shemekia Copeland

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: August 3, 2018

© ℗ 2018 Alligator Records

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America’s Most Insulting Town Mottos

America's Most Insulting Town Mottos

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Neal Boyd Found Dead by His Mother

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Meg Ryan Opens Up on Being Labeled ”America’s Sweetheart” and Quitting Acting

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Mel B Wears Futuristic Full-Body Jumpsuit to ‘America’s Got Talent’ Taping

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Timberland’s New Boots Are Made of Some of America’s Toughest Leather

It might be Friday the 13th, but the good people at Timberland are betting that today is a lucky day — at least for anyone who likes their iconic boots. The company is introducing two special pairs created with Horween, the Chicago-based leather supplier that selects and finishes hides for some of the coolest companies in menswear.

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America’s Sweethearts – Joe Roth

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America’s Sweethearts

Joe Roth

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 7.99

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Release Date: July 20, 2001


Gwen (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Eddie (John Cusack) are AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS…the country's favorite couple, on-screen and off. But when their very public romance turns into a very private breakup,only veteran press agent Lee (Billy Crystal) and Gwen's assistant, Kiki (Julia Roberts), can help Gwen and Eddie show some love while they promote their last film together. But the press junket is in a resort hotel miles from anywhere. And while Lee and Kiki frantically try to keep the media away from the real story and keep Gwen and Eddie from revealing their secret, Kiki finds something entirely unexpected in this romantic comedy about true love, happily ever after and other Hollywood endings.

© © 2001 Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Mel B’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Days Numbered, Queen Latifah Waiting in Wings

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Government Shutdown: America’s Closed

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Old-School Columbia Gear Gets an Update from America’s Coolest Store

For 15 years now, the absurdly cool New York-based retailer Opening Ceremony has been working with some of the biggest brands in clothing, making subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) tweaks and additions to clothes from Pendleton, Levi’s, Timberland, Vans, Coach, and beyond. And on Thursday, the outdoor gear brand Columbia got added to that venerable list.

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F.U.B.A.R.: America’s Right-Wing Nightmare (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction] – Sam Seder & Stephen Sherrill

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F.U.B.A.R.: America’s Right-Wing Nightmare (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction]

Sam Seder & Stephen Sherrill

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 19.95

Publish Date: May 15, 2006

© ℗ © 2006 HarperAudio

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America’s Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: February 4, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Reeling from the defeat of an attempted nuclear attack, Czervenian troopers strike front-line positions on Northern Palisav Island as Coalition Forces, led by Lurker Teams, mount a counterattack. Ambushes along supply routes are stopping U.S. convoys from delivering critical supplies prompting Captain Carter and his men of the 509th Brigade Support Team to assume Quick Reaction Force operations. Carter will have to make hard, fast decisions while drawing on his own experiences to complete the mission in America's Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes.

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America’s Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: April 15, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


U.S. Army Captain Carter has a lot on his mind… a fierce battle in the North threatens frontline Soldiers but their resupply convoy has been ambushed by Red Coin insurgents.  Carter's QRF team needs to extricate that convoy ASAP but his Platoon Sergeant has been thrown in the stockade.  And if that wasn’t enough, a massive storm has grounded flights and threatens the entire mission. Carter will need to make fast, sharp decisions to rescue the Soldiers and get those supplies to the front lines in America's Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation.

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Stars Emily & Billy England Wow With Performance

“America’s Got Talent” skating contestants Emily and Billy England join Access Hollywood’s Natalie Morales, Kit Hoover and Scott Evans to show off their talents on the AHL stage! See their incredible skating performance.


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Old-School Columbia Ski Gear Gets a Modern Update from One of America’s Coolest Stores

For 15 years now, the absurdly cool New York-based retailer Opening Ceremony has been working with some of the biggest brands in clothing, making subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) tweaks and additions to clothes from Pendleton, Levi’s, Timberland, Vans, Coach, and beyond. And on Thursday, the outdoor gear brand Columbia got added to that venerable list.

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America’s Army #11 – Tides of Change – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #11 – Tides of Change

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: October 14, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Betrayed by Dr. Creighton, Captain Reed and Sergeant Dixon have been captured by Czervenian forces and are being held in an underwater facility with little hope of escape in America's Army #11 – Tides of Change.

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America’s Army #10 – Point of Contact – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #10 – Point of Contact

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 16, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


After escaping the destruction of the Pipeline facility and surviving the explosion, Captain Reed, Sergeant Dixon and the freed scientist, Dr. Creighton are lost in the darkness of a system of underground railway tunnels.  Meanwhile, above ground the Mustangs deal with the possible loss of two of their teammates. But the squad must place the mission first and provide security for the Army CBRN units looking for clues about Adzic's secret plan in the aftermath. The fight is not over yet in America's Army #10 – Point of Contact.

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Jazz: A History of America’s Music – Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

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Jazz: A History of America’s Music

Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: November 1, 2000

© ℗ © 2000 Random House AudioBooks

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America’s Army #6 – The Coming Storm – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #6 – The Coming Storm

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 12, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


General Adzic prepares to launch a devastating and brutal strike against America's Army. Captain Reed faces off with enemy infiltrator Commander Belova on the island of Palisav as Red Coin terrorists create havoc in the modern city of Vestimprium. Reed and his Quick Reactionary Force race to apprehend the renegade leader and find more than they bargained for – Red Coin controls the city! Locked in a desperate battle with heavily armed forces, the team must rely on every ounce of skill and training to accomplish the mission and get out alive in America's Army #6 – The Coming Storm.

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America’s Army #9 – Into the Wolf’s Den – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #9 – Into the Wolf’s Den

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: April 16, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


After infiltrating the Pipeline looking for clues as to why enemy forces have returned to the derelict facility, Captain Carl Reed and the Mustang squad discover a secret Czervenian operation, but for what purpose? As Czervo Special Forces arrive at the facility in droves, the danger of Reed and his men being discovered sky rockets in America's Army #9 – Into the Wolf's Den.

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Timberland’s New Boots Are Made of Some of America’s Toughest Leather

It might be Friday the 13th, but the good people at Timberland are betting that today is a lucky day — at least for anyone who likes their iconic boots. The company is introducing two special pairs created with Horween, the Chicago-based leather supplier that selects and finishes hides for some of the coolest companies in menswear.

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America’s Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: March 18, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Being a strong leader is about dedication to the mission, taking care of the Soldiers under your command and keeping yourself strong mentally and physically. For 2LT Carter, learning this critical balance becomes essential when his team is ambushed in Afghanistan and Carter must take charge in the face of overwhelming odds in America's Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons.

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America’s Army #2 – Rise to the Challenge – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #2 – Rise to the Challenge

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Having recently arrived on the front lines in Czervenia, Green Beret Roy Lecroix saves a lifelong friend and looks back on his personal journey from high school sluggard to vital member of the medical corps in America's Army #2 – Rise to the Challenge.

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Oddisee Mourns America’s Lost Innocence In New Video For ‘You Grew Up’

Oddisee, "You Grew Up"

In the new animated video, the emcee critiques how society socializes us from innocent adolescents to lost, even monstrous adults.

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America’s Army #3 – Under a Watchful Eye – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, Matt Hebb, Jason Worthington, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #3 – Under a Watchful Eye

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, Matt Hebb, Jason Worthington, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


The Czervenian conflict rages on, and the waters run red with innocent blood as General Adzic orders merciless attacks on local civilian townships.  Pilot Nick Hardesty and Gunner Shannon Williams must operate a next generation Unmanned Aerial System to locate and save a rebel leader and his young daughter and recover information about Adzic’s secret plans.  As enemy soldiers hunt for them at every harrowing turn in the dense forest, the two fugitives must trust in their angels in the sky in America’s Army # 3 – Under a Watchful Eye.

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


America's Army deploys to Czervenia.  President-General Adzic and his new Czervenian Army set upon a murderous campaign to destroy the neighboring Republic of the Ostregals. But the war is only the tip of the iceberg and sets in motion a mysterious plan to change the course of world power. Sergeant John Plaxco and his elite Long Range Surveillance Team conduct a critical recon mission and make an ominous discovery that could endanger the world. With new information in hand, will every American Soldier make it out alive?  Only strength and teamwork will make the difference in America's Army #1 Knowledge Is Power.

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‘America’s Got Talent’: Mel B Talks Sibling Roller Skating Act & Her Love For Her Fellow Judges

“America’s Got Talent” judge Mel B chats with Access Hollywood Live’s Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover about Billy and Emily England, the sibling roller skating act. And, she discusses working with her fellow judges, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. “America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.


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Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers (Unabridged) – Nick Offerman

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Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers (Unabridged)

Nick Offerman

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 26.95

Publish Date: May 26, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Penguin Audio

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‘America’s Got Talent’: Judges Prepare For Tough Night

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The Eye-Opening Evolution Of Miss America’s Body Over 95 Years

The Miss America pageant has been shaping beauty ideals ever since it first began in 1921.

PsychGuides.com, an educational website that provides information about mental health, tracked the evolution of Miss America’s body type over the past 95 years. The GIF and timelines created by the website highlights just how unrealistic this image of the “ideal” body for the American woman really is. 

The educational website found that while the average woman in the U.S. has gotten heavier since 1921, Miss America has gotten thinner. This information is more relevant than ever with the 2015 Miss America Pageant taking place this Sunday night.

Although the pageant started in 1921, the first winner wasn’t crowned until 1922 which explains why the images begin in 1922.

The GIF above shows that the shift towards a dramatically thinner body type didn’t happen until the late ’90s, early ’00s. 

According to a BMI chart created by PsychGuides, the BMI of the average American woman has slowly increased while the BMI of Miss America winners has slowly decreased since 1921. The chart shows that in 1990 the average BMI of the American woman was roughly about 24.5, while the average BMI of a Miss America winner was around 18. 

As PsychGuides points out, the pageant describes Miss America as a woman who “represents the highest ideals,” the pageant’s website reads. “She is a real combination of beauty, grace, and intelligence, artistic and refined. She is a type which the American Girl might well emulate.”

Sadly, the average Miss America doesn’t properly reflect how most of the women in America actually look. PsychGuides’ research found that nearly a third of Miss America winners are considered underweight. (And it doesn’t help that almost all of them are white.) 

“While the underweight frames of Miss America contestants don’t necessarily represent disordered eating and exercise habits within that group, they can perpetuate an unrealistic expectation for the average female’s body,” a PsychGuides press release said. 

Although, the very existence of the pageant itself has been argued to be problematic, some parts of the contest are more archaic than others — namely the swimsuit competition. While the swimsuit portion is one of the most well-known sections of the pageant, it exacerbates and magnifies the already existing (and unrealistic) cultural beauty standards in the U.S.

“Now more than ever, the ideal image of beauty portrayed by the contest inaccurately represents average American women,” the press release said. 

Scroll through the timeline below to see just how little the Miss America body type has changed, along with its blatant lack of diversity. 

Head over to PsychGuides.com to read more about the research. 

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America’s Next Weatherman: Hold On, It’s a Hurricane (An Elegant Retelling)

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Amy Schumer: “Money” at Center of America’s Gun-Control Problem


“It felt really personal to me. In terms of what’s going on in our Congress and why this has been such an ongoing issue is very frustrating,” Schumer said in reference to the ‘Trainwreck’ shooting.

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ROYAL RAIN OUT: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to Portsmouth, England, to support Olympic gold medalist Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew who are participants in the America’s Cup World Series race. While inclement weather caused the race to be called off, that didn’t put off the young royals, who donned matching navy fleece jackets bearing their names on the back. The duo visited and took a tour of the royal naval base and met with the staff and team crews.
Avid sailors, the Duchess is a royal patron of the 1851 Trust, and the Duke and Duchess have raced each other in Team New Zealand America’s Cup yachts last year.
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Donald Kohler Named President of Burberry Americas

Donald Kohler, an eight-year Burberry veteran, will take over the role of president at Burberry Americas as of Sept. 1.
Currently chief merchandising officer, Kohler will succeed Jan Heppe, who is retiring after a 15-year run. In his new role, Kohler will oversee all sales channels, including online, for the company’s full range of products that are distributed across the U.S., Canada, and Central and Latin America.
Kohler joined Burberry in 2008 as vice president of corporate planning and after two years was promoted to senior vice president of planning. He took on the chief merchandising officer’s post in December 2013.
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He will work closely with the company’s Asia and Europe, Middle East, India and Africa teams, as part of one global retail team. He will maintain his commercial planning responsibilities as that is further integrated into the organization internationally. Prior to joining Burberry, he spent four years at Williams-Sonoma and prior to that worked for 11 years at Gap dealing with five different international retail markets. In addition to retail, his management responsibilities included catalogue and e-commerce.
Heppe has led operations for Burberry’s Americas business for 12 years and has served as president of the region for the

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‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ Winner — My Mom Stole the Pants Off of Me

The woman who won “America’s Best Dance Crew” in 2011 is suing her mom for allegedly stealing profits from the sale of pants she had popularized on the show. Olivia Gonzales claims in her lawsuit, the parachute-like pants became all the rage when she…

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‘America’s Next Top Model’ Contestant — Robbed at Gunpoint in Broad Daylight

Former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Don Benjamin hit up an art supply store in the middle of an afternoon, and ended up getting jacked for $ 3,000 … at gunpoint. A rep for Benjamin — who was on Cycle 20 of the show in 2013 — tells TMZ he was…

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Faces Of Death: The Mugs Behind Some Of America’s Deadliest Shootings [Photos]

Too often are we forced as a nation to grieve and “band together” after heinous and unthinkable acts of violence. The Charleston Emanuel AME Church shooting and apprehension of Dylan Roof simply tells us we’re still amongst a filthy, plagued society where racial hatred and mental illness continues to be ignored on a grander scale.

While we’ll never forget the victims, take a look at the faces of evil. The men behind a handful of America’s deadliest shootings.

Jacob Tyler Roberts of the Clackamas Town Center Shooting

Deaths: 3 (including shooter)
Injuries: 1

On December 11, 2012, Roberts gunned down Christmas shoppers for no apparent reason before committing suicide after being cornered by police.


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Brett Eldredge Teams with Snagajob to Find America’s Most Musically Talented Hourly Worker

Brett Eldredge has been in a reflective mood as of late. The singer — who has had three No. 1 singles in a row — made his very first…
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Mi Alma Mexicana (My Mexican Soul) – Alondra de la Parra & Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas

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Mi Alma Mexicana (My Mexican Soul)

Alondra de la Parra & Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: July 30, 2010

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The Duggars: 20 And Counting!: Raising One of America’s Largest Families – How They Do It (Unabridged) – Michelle Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar

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Publish Date: December 1, 2010

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America’s Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: February 4, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Reeling from the defeat of an attempted nuclear attack, Czervenian troopers strike front-line positions on Northern Palisav Island as Coalition Forces, led by Lurker Teams, mount a counterattack. Ambushes along supply routes are stopping U.S. convoys from delivering critical supplies prompting Captain Carter and his men of the 509th Brigade Support Team to assume Quick Reaction Force operations. Carter will have to make hard, fast decisions while drawing on his own experiences to complete the mission in America's Army #13 – Decide to Lead PT. 1 : Changes.

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18 – Montero: Ex Patria, Op. 1 & Improvisations – Gabriela Montero, YOA Orchestra of the Americas & Carlos Miguel Prieto

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Returns to Top Of Ratings

Memorial Day isn’t the only sign of summer. The return of America’s Got Talent to television screens, along with a liberal dose of reality…
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America’s Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: March 18, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Being a strong leader is about dedication to the mission, taking care of the Soldiers under your command and keeping yourself strong mentally and physically. For 2LT Carter, learning this critical balance becomes essential when his team is ambushed in Afghanistan and Carter must take charge in the face of overwhelming odds in America's Army #14 – Decide to Lead PT. 2 : Lessons.

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America’s Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation – M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation

M. Zachary Sherman, Robert Atkins, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: April 15, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing

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U.S. Army Captain Carter has a lot on his mind… a fierce battle in the North threatens frontline Soldiers but their resupply convoy has been ambushed by Red Coin insurgents.  Carter's QRF team needs to extricate that convoy ASAP but his Platoon Sergeant has been thrown in the stockade.  And if that wasn’t enough, a massive storm has grounded flights and threatens the entire mission. Carter will need to make fast, sharp decisions to rescue the Soldiers and get those supplies to the front lines in America's Army #15 – Decide to Lead PT. 3 : Transformation.

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Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers (Unabridged) – Nick Offerman

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Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers (Unabridged)

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Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 26.95

Publish Date: May 26, 2015

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Alfonso Ribeiro is the New Host of America’s Funniest Home Videos

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Yasiin Bey On Why America’s Climate Makes It Difficult To Create

Yasiin Bey refuses to be boxed into any rigid lines his fans may unwittingly try keep him in. The artist formerly known as the Mighty Mos Def recently detailed why he left the United States. 

In an interview with Beat By Dre, Bey explained why you’ll rarely spot him back in his BK stomping grounds—and why that has helped his music.

“It’s really…America is a very challenging place for me,” he said. “Sure, there’s great business opportunities and familiarity and all of that, but given the current social, political, economic climate, it is very difficult—unnecessarily difficult—to create to the degree of fullness…the type of robust, the type of creativity that I like to have, it is very difficult for me to produce right here.”

Bey went on to say he is critical of all the governments in the world, and the corporations.

Check out the enlightening interview below. This is where we put our wish for a new Black Star album out into the universie, hoping that it someday happens.

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Celebrating America’s classic record stores

Like phone booths and typewriters, record stores are a vanishing breed — another victim of the digital age. But many of the remaining record stores are succeeding — even thriving — by catering to a passionate core of customers and collectors. Celebrate them Saturday on Record Store Day.


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A True Fashion Insider’s Guide to One of America’s Favorite Cities

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Don’t let the soapy TV show fool you: There’s much more to Nashville, Tennessee, than the music. There is a flourishing fashion industry afoot in America’s heartland, with a set of homegrown designers like Alabama Chanin and Otis James calling the city home. And the city’s talent hasn’t gone unnoticed: To help expand and support the burgeoning industry, the Nashville Fashion Alliance has launched today on Kickstarter, as a way to support local designers by providing them with infrastructure, resources, and support (as well as training and jobs within the community). And if there is one person who knows the best of Nashville fashion, it’s model, musician, and NFA board member Karen Elson, who may be British by birth, but has called the capital of Tennessee home since 2006 (and has been known to play sets in the backyard of Vogue denim favorite Imogene + Willie). Not a bad way to combine the best of both fashion and music worlds in Nashville. Here, in support of the thriving fashion scene in Nashville, Elson shares her fashionable guide to the music city, from the best homewares and antique jewelry to where she picks up U.K.-minded care packages to remind her of home.

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Anarchy Arrives in Indiana as America’s 21st Century Religious War Heats Up

The first shot was fired last week in America’s 21st century version of Europe’s 17th century religious “Thirty Year’s War.” Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed SB 101 into law, in a private ceremony attended by Christian, Jewish and Muslim fundamentalists, as well as anti-gay religious extremists. Indiana’s law is a version of a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), but one which undermines the rule of law and encourages religious vigilantism. I believe this is a not a bad thing for the LGBT community, and an even more momentous event for America.

What, you ask, could possibly be good for gay America in a bill which legitimizes discrimination? And how can this possibly be a productive moment for Americans, considering the tsunami of these “religious liberty” bills that include the twenty states that already have a RFRA, with many others planning their own special ones, all on top of the federal RFRA?

Why is this important for the LGBT community? Kerry Eleveld, a long-time reporter who was the first White House correspondent for LGBT issues after Obama became President, just wrote a piece for Daily Kos where she said,

I am only left to conclude that while [HRC President Chad] Griffin was and still is very much invested in marriage equality, his heart simply isn’t in the fight to beat back the backlash that marriage equality has exacted.

As she noted, both Michaelangelo Signorile and I have written about the very noticeable absence of the Human Rights Campaign from the battlefield of state RFRAs and pre-emption laws over the past few months. A graphics designer from Brooklyn, Scott Wooledge, is the leader of the national grassroots efforts. The non-profit bureaucracy seems to have no plan. But it’s not just HRC – there is no organized community strategy for dealing with this resistance movement which has suddenly become extremely dangerous and a threat to bring on open organized hostility. A number of people have tried to organize a strategy, beginning last year after the Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and its impact on the attempt to pass ENDA in Congress. The Hobby Lobby decision not only defined corporations as persons with respect to basic freedoms, it also elevated religious liberty beyond the longstanding interpretation of the First Amendment. At the time LGBT leaders became so concerned that they basically withdrew support from any attempt to pass ENDA in the House (not that there was ever a chance, given Speaker Boehner’s oft-repeated insistence the law was not needed). In spite of all the hand-wringing and hair-pulling, no concerted effort was made to prepare for the future. That future is now, and as we’ve seen by the silence on the Arkansas preemption law and absence of any significant institutional campaigns to prevent the Indiana, and now Arkansas (HB 1228) and Georgia (SB 129) RFRA bills, the paucity of preparation is glaring.

But in that crisis, that lack of preparedness for what seems like a blitzkrieg from the Right, lies opportunity. Why is the Indiana bill so important? Because unlike the preceding state RFRAs, modeled after the federal version of 1993, this bill makes every person a law unto himself, trusting in his personal sense of religious faith or conscience, and not subject to any state law. It overcomes the limitations placed into the preceding state laws, and effectively guts the laws of contract, consumer protection, anti-discrimination, and even traffic laws, as long as a person has a sincerely held religious belief, however he chooses to define it. It allows private parties to sue one another, and individuals free to sue state actors such as teachers and EMTs. It allows Jews to sue Christians, and Christians, Jews (and Muslims). It even allows gays to turn away believers, as shown hilariously in this short video spoof from Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out.

It is the state’s burden to show a persuasive reason why any violation should be overturned, based on a compelling state interest. And since every American is entitled to be his own church, a “religion of one,” with its own rules and belief system, this is a libertarian’s wet dream. Or, more concisely, Indiana is now an anarchist state.

Let’s not forget that the original purpose of this bill – unlike the purpose of the federal RFRA and the preceding 19 state RFRAs – is to deny equality to Indiana’s LGBT citizens. In fear of the impending nationalization of marriage equality by the Supreme Court in June, this is the big one-finger-salute red states are offering in return. The discrimination has already begun.

Why is this a momentous event for America? Because this law is a brazen overreach by fundamentalists who have claimed victim status for decades. It makes a mockery of the concept of religious liberty, and tears down the wall separating church and state, threatening to turn the United States into the 21st century version of the Holy Roman Empire. Their Christian persecution complex has led to this gross, and I would hope, unconstitutional act, and the backlash (#BoycottIndiana) was immediate.

First Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com cut ties, followed by Yelp and then Angie’s List shelving plans for an expansion in their home city of Indianapolis. The gamer convention Gen Con, the NCAA (the Final Four is in Indianapolis this coming weekend), the NFL, the NBA, the Big Ten, Cummins Engine, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana University, Apple, the Mayor of Indianapolis, the Mayor of Seattle, the Governor of Montana, the Disciples of Christ and the White House, which had ignored Arkansas last month, stepped up. And even NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.

The Governor first lied about the bill’s meaning and claimed we were all misreading it:

This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination in any way in Indiana, I would have vetoed it. … For more than 20 years, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act has never undermined our nation’s anti-discrimination laws, and it will not in Indiana.

But now he has backtracked and is asking for clarification. The simple ask that has to be made is to amend the law with explicit LGBT protections as part of a carve-out in the bill, as well as stand-alone legislation. I’m not holding my breath, based on the Governor’s non-responses to questions about legalized discrimination posed by George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ “This Week.” In the meantime I’d like to ask all people of faith with intent to discriminate to put a sign in their establishment’s window or website stating their intent to discriminate. “No gays, Jews, dogs allowed.” You know the drill. If they have no shame, let these good people of faith say so proudly.

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The Right is fighting back, invoking President Clinton and the federal RFRA, lying about the significance of this bill compared to the other state laws and the federal law. The Weekly Standard acknowledges the difference – “Indiana’s RFRA makes it explicit that the law applies to persons engaged in business as well as citizens in private lawsuits” – and then misleads about its significance throughout the article. This type of response will continue, and encourage bigots to believe they will be tolerated by the state and immune from policing. This will get ugly, because it is a very deliberate provocation meant to create real conflict. Let’s not forget that “religious liberty” was not long ago used to justify racism in America, and that the Klan had a huge membership in Indiana. It was 23 years ago that Pat Buchanan called for a expansion of the cultural cold war at the Republican National Convention, and that war has now become hot in Indiana. The first shot was fired from the statehouse in Indianapolis, but unlike at Fort Sumter in Charleston in 1861, the forces of reason will not be surrendering. They will be blogging, tweeting, demonstrating, lobbying business, and creating comedy skits and videos. SNL got into the act. It even looks like a neologism has been coined – “pence” as a verb, as in “Wow, I just penced up my political career with one stroke of the pen!”
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Two Americas for LGBT People

After the 2014 election we knew we would be losing ground for a couple of years. The crop of incoming conservatives featured many new, terrifyingly crazy anti-LGBT legislators.

We were right to be worried.

So far, we have seen states nullify all local non-discrimination ordinances protecting LGBT people. We’ve seen new bills granting special religious exemptions to ignore civil rights laws if they feel like it.

We even have three states with pending bills that would make it nearly impossible for transgender students and citizens to even use a public bathroom. Business owners who let transgender people would face fines and lawsuits. Individuals who turn in transgender students would receive $ 2000 bounties according to the latest bill in Texas.

Pause there for a second.

State legislators are introducing bills putting bounties on transgender children.

Let that sink in a little more.

Bounties.

On children.

However, these bills are just the continuation of a process. LGBT Americans live in one of two distinct political environments, with very little in-between. We are either full citizens, or are left completely at the whims of the multitudes who would do us harm.

States either offer a host of protections, or they offer very few. The most recent in-depth study of transgender rights looked at state level conditions for transgender people in the US. It clearly showed the gap between our two Americas. There are a cluster of states with high (good) scores where transgender people enjoy protections in almost every facet of life.

There is an even bigger cluster of states with very low (bad) scores where transgender people have virtually no legal protections. Access to any sort of redress requires a federal lawsuit.

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The same pattern holds true for LGBT protections as a whole.

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Again, there are two groups, and the distance between these clusters is only going increase as more and more bills pass that are designed to nullify protections and provide religion as a legal excuse to discriminate. There are almost certainly going to be more bills aimed at transgender people, and the attacks will become both more frequent and intense as marriage equality wraps up. Just as conservatives rolled back women’s rights with Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws, they will peel back any protections LGBT people have.

Until there functionally are none.

Additionally, two other factors are working against the LGBT legislatively. One is gerrymandering, which will help keep red states red. It also means that comprehensive federal legislation protecting LGBT people won’t happen in the foreseeable future.

The other is the fact that most Americans generally don’t care about their candidates’ views on LGBT people, no matter how vicious and crazy they are. Case in point: Colorado State Representative Gordon Klingenschmitt.

The result of this widening gap will be an America where more than half the country can marry the person they love, but also be fired, denied housing, refused health care, denied service, and refused public accommodations because they got married in the first place.

Culturally, though, it is already far too easy for people living in states where they live with acceptance and legal protections to forget that this is the exception rather than the rule. When singer Kelly Clarkson was asked about her lesbian and gay fan base, she remarked, “I think it’s silly that we’re still talking about gay rights. I just live in this world where people are accepted, so it’s very hard for me to even realize that that still exists. It’s hard for me to wrap my brain around it.”

It isn’t just Clarkson who lives in something of a bubble of acceptance and legal protections. In a “let them eat cake” moment, one LGBT celebrity remarked that the secret to dating as a queer person is to date other queer people, oblivious to how queer people in most states are being actively driven underground.

And that’s the whole point of these kinds of anti-LGBT bills, and especially those focusing on transgender people.

Conservatives want us gone. Their religious leaders deny we exist and claim we are threat to humanity equal to nuclear weapons. Whether we self deport, de-transition, or never transition, they want transgender people to disappear. They’re working to make sure we cannot access the health care needed to transition. They’ve passed bills making it impossible to participate in school activities. They’ve passed bills making it impossible to get correct government identification documentation.

Finally, bathroom bills like the ones in Texas, Florida, and Kentucky are designed to legally drive us out of the state or back into the closet.

Without a sustained legal effort to push back at such legislation, they may succeed. Oddly enough, all those legal folks who worked on marriage equality may be left looking for a new civil rights battle to fight sometime in late June.

As luck (and religious conservatives) would have it, there is going to be no shortage of prospective clients.
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America’s Army #11 – Tides of Change – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #11 – Tides of Change

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: October 14, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Betrayed by Dr. Creighton, Captain Reed and Sergeant Dixon have been captured by Czervenian forces and are being held in an underwater facility with little hope of escape in America's Army #11 – Tides of Change.

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America’s Army #0 – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Matt Hebb, J Brown & Marshall Dillon

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America’s Army #0

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Matt Hebb, J Brown & Marshall Dillon

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: April 30, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Get up to speed on all the action from America's Army Issues 1-8!  In the small country of Czervenia, a brutal dictator President-General Adzic leads a technologically advanced army in attacks against the neighboring island nation of the RDO. With America's Army leading the way, Allied forces deploy to stop the Czervenian onslaught, but General Adzic has prepared for decades for this fight and plans to launch an assault with an ominous scientific discovery that could turn the tides of world power in America's Army #0.

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America’s Army #7 – Make Ready – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #7 – Make Ready

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 25, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


By command of General Adzic, Forward Operating Base "Talon" is destroyed by a secret fleet of unmanned stealth drones. America's Army takes off the gloves and Captain Carl Reed is tasked to lead a new type of experimental combat team, Long Range Combined Arms-Recon – "Lurkers".  Together, these hand-chosen specialists will perform deep infiltration and reconnaissance, sabotage, and sustained battle maneuvers behind enemy lines, and take the fight right to Adzic's front door. Now, Reed and his new team must pick up the pieces and figure out Adzic's end game before it's too late in America's Army #7 – Make Ready

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America’s Army #8 – Proving Grounds – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #8 – Proving Grounds

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: August 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


In the aftermath of the FOB destruction, Captain Carl Reed and his Mustang squad lead the way for the new LRCA-R "Lurker" experimental combat teams. Focusing on small unit operations, the team trains hundreds of incoming elite soldiers at JTC-Griffin to combat and defeat President-General Adzic and his forces.  As new intel emerges on Czervo activity, CPT Reed leads a critical mission to a familiar Pipeline facility to expose General Adzic's secret in America's Army #8 – Proving Grounds.

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America’s Army #10 – Point of Contact – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #10 – Point of Contact

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Brian Rood & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 16, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


After escaping the destruction of the Pipeline facility and surviving the explosion, Captain Reed, Sergeant Dixon and the freed scientist, Dr. Creighton are lost in the darkness of a system of underground railway tunnels.  Meanwhile, above ground the Mustangs deal with the possible loss of two of their teammates. But the squad must place the mission first and provide security for the Army CBRN units looking for clues about Adzic's secret plan in the aftermath. The fight is not over yet in America's Army #10 – Point of Contact.

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America’s Army #3 – Under a Watchful Eye – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, Matt Hebb, Jason Worthington, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #3 – Under a Watchful Eye

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, Matt Hebb, Jason Worthington, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


The Czervenian conflict rages on, and the waters run red with innocent blood as General Adzic orders merciless attacks on local civilian townships.  Pilot Nick Hardesty and Gunner Shannon Williams must operate a next generation Unmanned Aerial System to locate and save a rebel leader and his young daughter and recover information about Adzic’s secret plans.  As enemy soldiers hunt for them at every harrowing turn in the dense forest, the two fugitives must trust in their angels in the sky in America’s Army # 3 – Under a Watchful Eye.

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America’s Army #9 – Into the Wolf’s Den – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #9 – Into the Wolf’s Den

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: April 16, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


After infiltrating the Pipeline looking for clues as to why enemy forces have returned to the derelict facility, Captain Carl Reed and the Mustang squad discover a secret Czervenian operation, but for what purpose? As Czervo Special Forces arrive at the facility in droves, the danger of Reed and his men being discovered sky rockets in America's Army #9 – Into the Wolf's Den.

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America’s Army #5 – Tipping Point – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #5 – Tipping Point

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 27, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


America's Army deploys to Palisav Island in enemy Czervenian territory. Captain Carl Reed and his Quick Reaction Force are sent to capture a high value clan leader at a secret Red Coin terrorist training camp, and it's a risky mission. Everyone believes a mole within the Coalition is leaking information to Red Coin, and Commander Belova, the local Police Chief, is at the top of the list of Reed's suspects. When Red Coin fighters ambush the team armed with advanced Czervenian hardware, the team must fight together to escape the forests of Palisav alive in America's Army #5 – Tipping Point.

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America’s Army #6 – The Coming Storm – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #6 – The Coming Storm

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: July 12, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


General Adzic prepares to launch a devastating and brutal strike against America's Army. Captain Reed faces off with enemy infiltrator Commander Belova on the island of Palisav as Red Coin terrorists create havoc in the modern city of Vestimprium. Reed and his Quick Reactionary Force race to apprehend the renegade leader and find more than they bargained for – Red Coin controls the city! Locked in a desperate battle with heavily armed forces, the team must rely on every ounce of skill and training to accomplish the mission and get out alive in America's Army #6 – The Coming Storm.

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America’s Army #4 – Escalation – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #4 – Escalation

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Deployed at the Czervenian border on Palisav Island, Captain Carl Reed and his Quick Reaction Force face off against deadly Red Coin fighters to defend the Forward Operating Base.  A chaotic firefight at the checkpoint raises many questions – why would Red Coin be taking local scientists hostage?  Is there a connection to General Adzic's mysterious endgame? Can Reed uncover the truth before U.S. Soldiers or innocent civilians are put in harm’s way?  Reed must rely on his instincts and training as a professional Soldier in America’s Army #4 – Escalation.

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America’s Army #2 – Rise to the Challenge – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #2 – Rise to the Challenge

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Having recently arrived on the front lines in Czervenia, Green Beret Roy Lecroix saves a lifelong friend and looks back on his personal journey from high school sluggard to vital member of the medical corps in America's Army #2 – Rise to the Challenge.

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power – M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

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America’s Army #1 – Knowledge is Power

M. Zachary Sherman, Mike Penick, J Brown & Marshall Dillion

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 15, 2013

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


America's Army deploys to Czervenia.  President-General Adzic and his new Czervenian Army set upon a murderous campaign to destroy the neighboring Republic of the Ostregals. But the war is only the tip of the iceberg and sets in motion a mysterious plan to change the course of world power. Sergeant John Plaxco and his elite Long Range Surveillance Team conduct a critical recon mission and make an ominous discovery that could endanger the world. With new information in hand, will every American Soldier make it out alive?  Only strength and teamwork will make the difference in America's Army #1 Knowledge Is Power.

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America’s Army #12 – Crescendo – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Marshall Dillion & Robert Atkins

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America’s Army #12 – Crescendo

M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, J Brown, Marshall Dillion & Robert Atkins

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: December 17, 2014

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Seller: Idea and Design Works, LLC


Having escaped an underwater Czervenian facility, CPT Reed and SSG Dixon rush vital Intel to Special Agent Barfield revealing "Rostov" is a weapons program of incomprehensible and destructive power. Fueled by science thought to be only theoretical, the weapon is so powerful it could start a chain reaction of unknown consequences on a scale never seen. Unprecedented circumstances now force the Mustangs to devise an extraordinary mission that, if successful, could save hundreds of thousands of lives in America's Army Issue #12 – Crescendo.

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Why Everyone Was So Wrong About America’s Alleged Divorce Rate

Earlier this month, The New York Times debunked the long-held myth that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. But where exactly did that false statistic come from?

HuffPost Live’s Nancy Redd got the answer on Monday from William Doherty, a professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota. He explained:

[That statistic] has always been a projection, and it’s a 40-year projection, and it’s based on data from the early baby boomer generation, when the baby boomers were getting married. So if … 2 percent [of baby boomers] get divorced a year, if you have that sort of projection out over 35 or 40 years, then you have 50 percent or higher. So it was never a fixed amount of current marriages. It was always a projection about the future. And the divorce rate has gone down since the baby boomers were in their marrying age. So it wasn’t such a bad prediction at the beginning, but we’ve not kept up-to-date.

HuffPost Live’s panel also discussed why divorce rates may be falling among younger couples. One possibility is that people are marrying later and later in life, according to Marina Sbrochi, an author currently working on the book Nasty Divorce: A Kid’s Eye View.

“Way back when — you know, ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s — people got married a lot right out of high school because they’re trying to have sex, so they want to lock it up and get married,” Sbrochi said. “They were maybe rushing into marriages that they’re not vetting out, versus today, people are getting married a lot later. People are getting married in their 30s.”

Catch the full HuffPost Live conversation about the truth behind America’s divorce rates here.

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Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse (Unabridged) – William H. Weber

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Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse (Unabridged)

William H. Weber

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 17.95

Publish Date: December 9, 2014

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America’s Oldest Outdoor Brand Gets a Fashionable Address

One of America’s most iconic heritage brands moves into New York’s most fashionable neighborhood. 
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Why 'America's Got Talent' Winner Terry Fator Finally Stopped His 'Out-Of-Control' Spending (VIDEO)

When ventriloquist Terry Fator won “America’s Got Talent” in 2007, he signed a $ 100 million contract with The Mirage in Las Vegas and started living large. New cars, a lavish home, expensive possessions — Fator wanted it all, as he explains in an interview for “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”

“When I first started making money, man, I was out of control,” he says in the above video. “Two times a year, I would trade my car in and get a new one. I just couldn’t get enough of it. I just wanted to spend, spend, spend.”

But everything changed when the entertainer married his wife, Taylor Makakoa.

“My wife is very frugal,” Fator says. “I have to explain to her that I like the name-brand ketchup. Don’t get me the store-brand ketchup, because I don’t like the store brand. She wants to save money, but it’s a nickel less, you know?”

One of Fator’s more expensive marriage lessons came when Makakoa celebrated a birthday. “I bought her $ 40,000 worth of Tiffany jewelry. I mean, it was gorgeous… I was so excited,” he says. “I gave it to her for her birthday and the look on her face — I knew she didn’t like it.”

When Fator asked his wife what was wrong, she told him she simply couldn’t wear $ 40,000 worth of jewelry, as beautiful as it was.

“She took it back,” Fator says. “Got the money back and bought a $ 1,500 nice necklace. She gave the rest to her favorite animal charity.”

Makakoa’s frugality has since rubbed off on Fator. “She’s really helped rein me in,” he says.

New episodes of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” begin airing on Sunday, June 1, at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.

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