By Peter Lucas | May 15, 2019 at 1:02 am What’s with this Archie business? Who ever heard of an English king, or any king, called Archie? Edward, George, Charles, James, yes, but Archie? Blimey. It’s a comic book name, or a name out of the old Archie Bunker television sitcom “All in the Family.” Even the London bookmakers were baffled by the choice. Their betting favorites were Albert, Arthur or Alexander. While Archie is short for Archibald, what country did a King Archibald ever rule? Not that the newborn Archie, the first child of Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 37 — excuse me, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — will ever become king of England. There are just too many people with king-like names ahead of him in the line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II, who is 93. Still, Archie is not doing that bad in the name department. He has four of them. His full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, so he could be nicknamed Harry, Monty or even … [Read more...] about Archie’s a real prince of a name for a baby
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist January 14, 2019 In the Arguable e-mail newsletter, columnist Jeff Jacoby offers his take on everything from politics to pet peeves to the passions of the day. Sign up here. Each year the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute bestows its highest honor on a recipient who embodies the legacy of one of Alabama’s 20th-century heroes: the fearless, fiery Birmingham pastor Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and one of the giants of the US Civil Rights Movement. Among the award’s past recipients have been Georgia Congressman John Lewis, former Ambassador Andrew Young, and Vernon Jordan Jr., all of whom played significant roles in the struggle for equal rights.This year, the institute blundered badly. It announced in December that the 2019 Shuttlesworth Award would go to Angela … [Read more...] about Would MLK honor Angela Davis?
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones." (HBO) Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has delivered a vital clue to the death and destruction fans can expect as the wildly popular books and TV show draw to a close. Martin has just produced a new book — and while it’s a prequel rather than the feverishly anticipated next installment in the series, it contains crucial hints to the fate of these beloved and reviled characters. Sitting down with news.com.au in New York City, Martin dropped dark hints to the suffering awaiting the war-torn world of Westeros as the battle for the Iron Throne reaches its peak. “I have tried to make it explicit in the novels that the dragons are destructive forces, and Dany (Daenerys Targaryen) has found that out as she tried to rule the city of Meereen and be queen there. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's "Game of Thrones." (HBO) ‘THE POWER TO DESTROY’ “She has the … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin reveals new clue to show’s ending