Marquetta Goodwine, known by the Gullah/Geechee people as Queen Quet: “The language hasn’t gone. I like to say that it has just been hidden in plain view.”

On Monday, January 14th, 2013, a curious thing happened at the US Supreme Court – one of the court’s nine justices spoke. That might not seem u(...)

The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from “tentative discussions over many, many years” between the Irish company and its larger US rival Chiquita.

Not a banana split, but rather, a banana merger. The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from (...)

Jenica Krall  tries her hand at a virtual shooting booth at the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference  in National Harbor, Maryland. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Velvet Cowan is wearing a tight-fitting T-shirt with pictures of two guns across her chest. “Keep your hands off of my guns,” her top says. A p(...)

Mark Karpeles (left), chief executive officer of Mt Gox, leaves the Tokyo District Court yesterday. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Bitcoin’s faltering reputation as a viable currency has been dealt a severe blow, with its biggest exchange filing for bankruptcy in the wake o(...)

Pedestrians cross Seventh Avenue as snow falls in New York on Thursday, February 13th. A state of emergency has been declared in the state.  Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Heavy snow blanketed the north-eastern United States, disrupting travel for hundreds of thousands of people, shutting down the government and m(...)

There’ll be an evening of Pete Seeger banter and song in Sandinos in Derry tonight, organised by anti-fracking activist Teknopeasant (aka Conor(...)

 Police  work to assist motorists as they attempt to drive up a hill covered in snow in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern US yesterday, crippling travel, grounding flights, knocking out power to 363,000 customers and (...)

Pete Seeger, who helped create the modern American folk music movement, co-wrote enduring songs like If I Had a Hammer and in turn became a leading voice for social justice, died yesterday at the age of 94.

Pete Seeger, who helped create the modern American folk music movement, co-wrote enduring songs like If I Had a Hammer and in turn became a leading v(...)

La Compagnie Maribel make themselves at home
Racing pigs and picking banjos

Pig racing. Bluegrass music. On the surface, it seems strange that these two alien amusements have taken root and continue to capture the imagination (...)

Last year’s Portugal Masters at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. photograph: dean mouhtaropoulos/getty images

The row over Gerry Fagan’s Oceanico Developments alleged stiffing of a number of Irish and UK investors over a US golf property time-share development(...)

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