-- quicklist: title: NFL Season Begins With a Swift Victory text: Touchdown. NFL fans rejoiced with the start of football season on Thursday. This year's Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks, beat the Green Bay Packers 36-16 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Thursday night. They were led by 25-year old quarterback Russell Wilson (no. 3). Is it time for Sunday's games yet? media: 25259638
quicklist: title: #RIPJoanRivers text: The Twitterverse is mourning the death of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died Thursday, with the hashtag #RIPJoanRivers. The 81-year old was most recently a co-host of E! TV show "Fashion Police." Many fans are declaring on Twitter that comedy and the celebrity fashion world will never be the same without her witty voice.
quicklist: title: Close Call! Federer Beats Monfils in Quarterfinal text: Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrated his 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 win over Gael Monfils, of France, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Thursday in New York. The 33-year old was down two sets to Monfils, 28, in the quarterfinal match. media: 25259844
quicklist: title: Spring Fashion Hits New York text: Autumn is nigh, but New Yorkers wouldn't know it. The next season's spring and summer fashion is on display at New York's Fashion Week shows, which began Thursday. Fashion lovers are posting photos of designers' latest creations with the hashtag #NYFW through social media. Too bad for Mercedes-Benz. People haven’t tweeted to the same degree #MBFW, though the bi-annual event is branded “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.”
quicklist: title: 'The Economist' Apologizes for Book Review text: A book review led The Economist magazine to trend on Twitter. Why? Critics lambasted the magazine's controversial review of a book that recounted the history of slavery. The reviewer said the author was biased because "almost all the blacks in his book are victims." On Thursday, "The Economist" withdrew the review and published an apologetic editor's note:
"In our review of 'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism' by Edward Baptist, we said: 'Mr. Baptist has not written an objective history of slavery. Almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains.' There has been widespread criticism of this, and rightly so. Slavery was an evil system, in which the great majority of victims were blacks, and the great majority of whites involved in slavery were willing participants and beneficiaries of that evil. We regret having published this and apologise for having done so."