This Week in Boomer History: Stonewall … Sotomayor … Pong

Notable events from our shared experience Sonia Sotomayor is born June 25, 1954 in Bronx, New York. In 2009, she becomes the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles release “The Tracks of My Tears” on June 23, 1965; the song later resurfaces on the soundtrack of the films The Big Chill (1983) and Platoon (1986). On June 25, 1950, North Korea invades South Korea. In three years of battle, more than 36,000 American …

¿A quién nombrarí­as lí­der nacional de los latinos?

Cuando piensas en lí­deres latinos, ¿quién te viene a la mente?… César Chávez, ¿quizás? O te rascas la cabeza: ¿Quién? ¿Quién?  Si eres de  los que se quedan pensando, no te preocupes. Hay muchos como tú. Al menos esto es lo que concluye un reciente sondeo del Pew Research Center (en inglés), tras analizar tendencias en la comunidad hispana. Según la encuesta, una gran mayorí­a -o 62% – no sabe qué figura hispana podrí­a decirse que es el lí­der latino …

What Do Hipsters and Supreme Court Justices Have in Common?

Only a third of all Americans have a favorable view of the Supreme Court. But at least the justices who sit on the nation’s highest court score better than hipsters. Hipsters - the sometimes grungy young adults with countercultural attitudes and an artistic bent - are looked at favorably by just 16 percent of the public, according a new survey from Public Policy Polling. (Not sure exactly what a hipster is? Here’s a full definition. And here’s a recent New York Times …