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Martin AmisMartin Amis by The Ovi Team
25 August 2017
25th August; Martin Amis, son of novelist Kingsley Amis, is born in Oxford on this day in 1949. Amis' father is a prominent novelist whose 1954 book, Lucky Jim, an academic satire, brought him international fame. (Add a comment)
Voyager reaches NeptuneVoyager reaches Neptune by The Ovi Team
25 August 2017
August 25th 1989; the unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite planets. Neptune is over two billion miles from Earth - the most distant planet in our solar system. Scientists at Mission Control i (Add a comment)
Flirting with neo-Nazi fascism is dangerous!Flirting with neo-Nazi fascism is dangerous! by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
24 August 2017
America is imploding, or so it seems. In the last couple of weeks we saw a wave of top-level hirings, firings, resignations and feuds. (1 comment)
Statues in Defeat: The Confederacy, Treason and HistoryStatues in Defeat: The Confederacy, Treason and History by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
24 August 2017
Statues of historical weight tend to represent heroism - of sorts. It might be of the doomed variety, and often is. Rebellious causes assume the visage of a stony form, to gaze soullessly across promenades or parks, often ignored by many who have long lo (Add a comment)
What are we dealing with - Trump or DemocracyWhat are we dealing with - Trump or Democracy by Ovi Magazine Guest
24 August 2017
Although it is still not sure if Donald Trump will go down in history as champion of bombastic, but empty threats, or as somebody who did what he threatened with, thus starting a dangerous local war with potentially global consequences, one thing is absol (Add a comment)
Lennon's killer sentencedLennon's killer sentenced by The Ovi Team
24 August 2017
August 24th, on this day in 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder of John Lennon, a founding member of The Beatles, one of the most successful bands in the history of popular music. (Add a comment)
Saint Bartholomew's Day MassacreSaint Bartholomew's Day Massacre by The Ovi Team
24 August 2017
Aug 24th 1572; King Charles IX of France, under the sway of his mother, Catherine de Medici, orders the assassination of Huguenot Protestant leaders in Paris, setting off an orgy of killing those results in the massacre of tens of thousands of Huguenots a (1 comment)
Vehicle of Grievance and GriefVehicle of Grievance and Grief by Leah Sellers
23 August 2017
Hello, my name is Betsy Ford. Yes, I am an American Vehicle made primarily in Mexico. A Quasi-Immigrant. But, please, don't hold that against me. The place of my making was a decision made by my Corporate Makers. (Add a comment)
Child Sexual Abuse and Pedophilia among Christian ChurchesChild Sexual Abuse and Pedophilia among Christian Churches by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
23 August 2017
On the 20th of August 2017 Ovi published an intriguing article titled "Breaking the Seal: Child Abuse and the Confessional" by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. It deals with the issue of law as it applies to the clergy. (Add a comment)
WaterWater by Abigail George
23 August 2017
Water threaded us together For a brief moment in time. In the swimming pool, at my uncle's house. I thought it would always be like this. I also thought I would be young forever. Youth is always lovely but now I'm old. Nearing forty. (Add a comment)
Valentino diesValentino dies by The Ovi Team
23 August 2017
August 23rd 1926; the death of silent-screen idol Rudolph Valentino at the age of 31 sends his fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning. In his brief film career, the Italian-born actor established a reputation as the archetypal screen lover. After h (Add a comment)
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its AbolitionInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition by The Ovi Team
23 August 2017
The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is celebrated on 23 August of every year. The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that wo (1 comment)
The Burka Comes to Parliament: Pauline Hanson's PantoThe Burka Comes to Parliament: Pauline Hanson's Panto by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
22 August 2017
In few environments could this work. A member of Parliament (barely breathing, but still a parliament) running within a Muslim minority country (a small minority, at that) with mocking intent, dons a burka, sits in the stands, and receives appropriate min (Add a comment)
Ancient FearsAncient Fears by Nikos Laios
22 August 2017
The wind blew And the grass shimmered As the souls swirled around The base of the tree like Dry crumpled leaves Mingling with desires and Tears, haunting ancient fears. (Add a comment)
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