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March 10: Roxanne Gay at Arlington Library

March 10, Arlington Reads: Roxane Gay in conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh A conversation with the author and cultural critic The Guardian has called "America's brightest new essayist." Roxane Gay's writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ...
Tags: Comics, America, Arlington, Roxane Gay, Mike Rhode, Roxanne Gay, Arlington Library, Arlington Reads, Diane Kresh


Aniplex USA Enters Visual Novel Publishing Without Type-Moon Properties

Aniplex of America, known for its many licensed releases of Type-Moon IPs in the USA, revealed the company will be establishing a visual novel publishing brand under the name of ANIPLEX.EXE. ANIPLEX.EXE is already planning to bring two new visual novels over to Steam: Frontwing’s “ATRI -My Dear Moments-” and Liar-soft’s “Adabana Odd Tales”, with […]
Tags: Games, Usa, America, Anime, Announcements, Visual Novels, Fate/Stay Night, Aniplex, Type Moon, ANIPLEX EXE


Rebecca Breeds to Play Clarice Starling in CBS Sequel Series

Rebecca Breeds to Play Clarice Starling in CBS Sequel Series Rebecca Breeds (Home and Away, Pretty Little Liars, The Originals) has been cast as FBI Agent Clarice Starling in the CBS Silence of the Lambs sequel series Clarice, Variety has confirmed. RELATED: Jack Cutmore-Scott Reports for Jury Duty TV Series Set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field to pursue...
Tags: TV, Movies, Julianne Moore, Australia, Washington, America, Earth, Fbi, Rebecca, TV News, Cbs, Thomas Harris, Ellen Page, Uva, Ridley Scott, MGM


What’s New and Leaving the Starz App in March!

What’s new and leaving the Starz App in March! As the month is coming to a close, the Starz App has unveiled its full list of titles that will be available for streaming beginning in March including Oscar-winning Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as well as the titles leaving. The full list of titles leaving and debuting can be viewed below! RELATED: Apple Sets The Banker for Two Week Theatrical Run Before Streaming Release AVAILABLE MARCH 1 “Outlander” – Episode 503 “Wrong Man” – Episode 204 ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, America, Georgia, Connecticut, Brazil, TV News, Starz, Beirut, Ali, Jericho, Wayne, Hart, Rick


Theme Park Bits: Galaxy’s Edge After Hours With a Dark Twist, Disney Channel Fan Fest, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Rise of the Resistance won’t be available at an upcoming after-hours event. Walt Disney World transportation options are seeing increased prices. And more! August 27 is a long way from now, but some diehard Star Wars fans were fast on the button to buy tickets to the Disneyland After Dark event happening that night. This hard-ticket event will give guests access to a lot of fun and unique offerings in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. …Oh, but not Rise of the Re...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Muppets, Theme Parks, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Sam, Epcot, Orlando, Eagle, Hong Kong Disneyland, Anaheim, Port Canaveral


‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker’ Trailer: Octavia Spencer is a Female Millionaire

How many self-made female millionaires are there in America? And how many of them have had prestigious limited series made about them? Only a handful, at best. But Netflix is adding to that number with Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer stars as the title character of Self Made, a limited series which tells the story of America’s “first self-made female millionaire.” Watch the Self Made trailer below. Self Made Trailer Octavia Spencer alre...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, America, Netflix, True Story, Octavia Spencer, Spencer, J Walker, TV Trailer, Nettie, Madam C J Walker, Tiffany Haddish, Self Made, Life of Madam C J Walker, Life of Madam C J Walker Spencer


‘The Independent’: Kumail Nanjiani Adds a Political Thriller to His Resumé

Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick) continues to add fascinating projects to his already eclectic resume. Hot on the heels of launching the AppleTV+ anthology series Little America, the actor/writer/producer has signed on to star in a political thriller called The Independent, in which he’ll play a journalist who uncovers a conspiracy. The Hollywood Reporter says Nanjiani “will play an idealistic young journalist who uncovers a major political conspiracy just as America’s first via...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Obama, Casting, Berlin, America, Barack Obama, United States, Thriller, Mitt Romney, The Independent, Political, Hollywood Reporter, Dolittle, Stuber


‘The Invisible Man’ Review: Elisabeth Moss is Incredible in Leigh Whannell’s Scary, Timely Horror Update

Is this the first real horror movie of the #MeToo era? Leigh Whannell‘s nerve-jangling The Invisible Man bears almost no resemblance to the 1933 Universal pic starring Claude Rains, nor does it take much from the original H. G. Wells novel of the same name. About the only thing Whannell’s modern-day update has in common with those titles is that it involves a dangerous, and invisible, man. But with that basic set-up, Whannell has crafted a surprisingly timely tale of an abused, terrified woman ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, America, Features, Movie Reviews, David Cronenberg, Sydney, Adaptation, Leigh-Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, Remakes, Adrian, James, Moss, Wells, Cecilia


Bruce Guthrie on UVA's Oliphant exhibit

by Bruce Guthrie I went down to Charlottesville this weekend to see the new Oliphant exhibit there.  While there, I met with Molly Schwartzburg who was co-curator of the exhibit that I had been sending emails to regarding photo policies and such.  We had a good chat! This is the official exhibit description: Oliphant: Unpacking the ArchiveSeptember 23, 2019 – May 30, 2020Celebrating the recent acquisition of editorial cartoonist Patrick Oliphant’s voluminous archive In 2018, Patri...
Tags: Comics, Australia, America, Punk, San Diego, Uva, University Of Virginia, Archives, Charlottesville, National Portrait Gallery, Pat, Susan, Patrick, Adelaide Australia, Steadman, Ralph Steadman


"The moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him, that moment, I am free."

Said Donald Trump, quoting "the great religious teacher Swami Vivekananda," in his biggest-ever speech— to a crowd of over 100,00 — in a cricket stadium in India.The speech begins around 1:27:00, and it begins with extolling the greatness of India, but let me pinpoint 18 seconds, when he deals with religion. He's just said that Indians and Americans believe that "every person is endowed with a sacred soul" and this belief unites our 2 countries:Vivekananda connected the idea of seeing God in eve...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Law, Wikipedia, India, America, Chicago, Yoga, Beethoven, Parliament, Orange, Donald Trump, Bollywood, Hinduism, Trump, Modi


What To Do (And Not Do) On A First Date

We’re talking first date red flags. There’s a lot of them. Dating is the literal worst And we just can’t seem to solve it. The mysteries and wonders behind this weird ritual of meeting strangers or distant acquaintances/family in public places to sit across from cooked dead things and try to impress each other or — EVEN WORSE STILL — “just be ourselves” — will forever piss us off, make us sad, and fill us with joy. And we’re helpless against it. But what if that wasn’t true? What if ther...
Tags: America, Humor, Funny Or Die, Miles Bonsignore, Nicky Hirschhorn Catherine Bergin, Ethan Rhanielle


TV Bits: Netflix Opioid Drama, A Show About Dog House Architecture, ‘SpongeBob’ Prequel, Another Season of ‘The Blacklist’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Peter Berg is directing an opioid crisis series for Netflix. Watch a trailer for Feel Good. Get a first look at Ewan McGregor in Ryan Murphy’s Halston. Nickelodeon announced some new shows, including a SpongeBob prequel. Quibi has a show about dog house architecture, and don’t pretend you wouldn’t watch that, because you would. The Blacklist has been renewed for season 8. Netflix is making a new scripted drama and limited series about the opioid crisis called P...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, America, Fbi, Netflix, Batman, Ryan Murphy, Ewan McGregor, Nickelodeon, Robin, George, Newman, Mae, Christine Vachon, Barry Meier


Kumail Nanjiani To Lead Political Thriller The Independent

Kumail Nanjiani to lead political thriller The Independent While Kumail Nanjiani (The Lovebirds) is best known for his work in the comedy genre, he is looking to break character type as he has signed on to star in the upcoming political thriller The Independent, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: New The Eternals Set Photos Feature Kumail Nanjiani & Kit Harington The film, written by Evan Parter and directed by Emmy-nominee Amy Rice (By the People: The Election of Barack Obama) ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Berlin, America, Barack Obama, Silicon Valley, Emmy, TNT, European Film Market, Exchange, Jordan Peele, Kumail Nanjiani, Ryan Cunningham, ComingSoon, Movie News, Kumail


‘Stranger Things 4’ Makes Priah Ferguson a Series Regular

Priah Ferguson, who stole scenes in Stranger Things 2 and had an even bigger role in Stranger Things 3, is now officially a series regular on the Netflix series. Ferguson plays Erica Sinclair, little sister of Lucas. Ferguson was in multiple season 3 episodes, and even took part in a lot of the action. But the news that she’s a series regular now likely means she just signed an even better contract, and will have an even bigger part to play in season 4. Variety is reporting that scene-steale...
Tags: Television, Movies, America, Netflix, Ferguson, Steve, Kamchatka, Lucas, Hopper, Robin, Variety, Stranger Things, Duffer Brothers, Priah Ferguson, Erica Sinclair, Lucas Ferguson


President Trump’s Take on Parasite Echoes an Old Debate Over the Role of Non-American Films at the Oscars

Nostalgia has been a regular theme at rallies for President Donald Trump since before he was elected — he is, after all, the man who wants to make America great again. On Thursday night, at a rally in Colorado Springs, Trump directed that sentiment at the movie industry, dismissing the South Korean film Parasite, which won this year’s Oscar for Best Picture. “We’ve got enough problems with South Korea with trade; on top of it, they give it the best movie of the year,” Trump said. “Let’s get...
Tags: South Korea, Hollywood, Movies, News, France, Uncategorized, America, BAFTA, Nazi, Hamlet, Donald Trump, Academy, Federico Fellini, Ucla, Trump, Laurence Olivier


Danai Gurira Inks Overall Deal with ABC Studios

Danai Gurira inks overall deal with ABC Studios With the end approaching for her seven-season run on AMC’s long-running The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira has signed a two-year overall creative deal with ABC Studios to create, develop, write and produce new projects for the Disney-owned branch, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Lupita Nyong’o & Danai Gurira’s Americanah Gets Series Order at HBO Max Gurira, who was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play for her 2016 play Eclipsed,...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Danai Gurira, Nigeria, Amc, Disney, America, Moon, Broadway, Zimbabwe, TV News, Hulu, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lupita Nyong


Paramount Network Renews Yellowstone for Fourth Season

Paramount Network renews Yellowstone for fourth season Ahead of its third season premiere later this summer, Paramount Network is saddling up with Taylor Sheridan once again as Yellowstone has been renewed for a fourth chapter, part of a big production and development deal the creator has just inked with ViacomCBS, according to Deadline. RELATED: Paramount Network Renews Yellowstone For Season 3, Adds Josh Holloway The first season of the drama averaged 5.1 million total viewers per episod...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, America, United States, TV News, Michigan, Taylor, National Park, Yellowstone, Kevin Costner, Josh Holloway, McClusky, Sheridan, ComingSoon, Taylor Sheridan


WATCH: Bollywood’s first gay rom-com trumpets a new era in India

Bollywood, India’s answer to America’s Hollywood, has released the trailer for Be Extra Careful About Marriage (Hindi title Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan), the first-ever gay-themed romantic comedy produced in the nation. Writer/director Hitesh Kewalya describes the key innovation in the film as empathizing with gay people, rather than making fun of them “in such a way as to make it accessible, and humor seemed to be the natural choice to achieve that,” he told TV network France24. He and star Ay...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, India, Lifestyle, America, Netflix, Bollywood, Ad Friendly, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bollywood India, Be Extra Careful About Marriage, Hitesh Kewalya, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan


‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ actor on bringing steamy gay romance to mainstream America

“It’s a special moment for television and for this couple to be portrayed and represented on network television because this is usually a couple that you would see on cable or streaming. It’s pretty epic. I am beyond honored to be part of it. And I think that’s why people are grasping to it and are connecting to it because they’ve never seen anything like this on their television. A lot of times you’d see a gay couple on television there’s something really dramatic and usually sad involved wi...
Tags: Television, Entertainment, Lifestyle, America, Fox, Rob Lowe, Ryan Murphy, Ad Friendly, Queerty, In Quotes, Ronen Rubinstein, 911 Lonestar


Every. Thing.

Books and podcasts that focus on one thing are so early-21st-century. In 2020 the way to grab eyes and ears is by promising every. damn. thing. Here’s a long list that undoubtedly doesn’t include everything. * You can read everything. The Problem with Everything: A Journey Through the New Culture Wars, by Meghan Daum (2019). I’ve been a Meghan Daum fan since she wrote for the L.A. Times; this essay collection is provocative and timely.   The Antidote for Everything, by Kimmery...
Tags: Books, Television, America, Trends, NG, Radio, New York Times, Linguistics, Pentagon, Times, Grant, Wilson, Titles, Rick Wilson, Marie Forleo, Mark Bittman


Dev Patel is Set to Star in the Financial Thriller ‘Flash Crash’

Hot off the buzzy release of the trailer for the Arthurian thriller The Green Knight, Dev Patel is proving his leading man chops with a starring role in a financial thriller under New Regency. Dev Patel will star in Flash Crash, a dramatic thriller based on Liam Vaughan’s upcoming book based on the true story about an financial outsider who finds a way to beat the stock market. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dev Patel is set to star in Flash Crash, a financial thriller that See-Saw Fil...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Drama, Casting, America, Thriller, Dev Patel, New Regency, David Lowery, Flash Crash, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Arnon Milchan, Patel, David Copperfield


Animatronic Baby Yoda Toy Coming to Life This Fall, Along With a Slew of Other Toys and Games

America demands more Baby Yoda merch, and that’s what they’re getting. Hasbro just unleashed details on a whole slew of Star Wars–related merch, including an robotic Baby Yoda toy which moves around, makes noise, and may or may not gain sentience one day and come after you, Chucky-style. There’s also a Baby Yoda-themed Operation game, a Mandalorian version of Trouble, and more. Animatronic Baby Yoda Toy Look, I know lots of people are going to find this animatronic Baby Yoda (or The Chi...
Tags: Toys, Movies, America, Hasbro, Chucky, AAA, Cool Stuff, Star-Wars, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, Animatronic Baby Yoda Toy Coming, BabyYodaMerch


William Brent Bell to Direct Orphan Prequel Esther

William Brent Bell to direct Orphan prequel Esther William Brent Bell, director of The Devil Inside, The Boy, and Brahms: The Boy II, will helm the Orphan prequel Esther for eOne, according to Deadline. The script was written by David Coggeshall (Watch Over Me, PREY). RELATED: Brahms: The Boy 2 Clip: Play Date Goes Terribly Wrong In Esther, Lena Klammer orchestrates a brilliant escape from a Russian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy...
Tags: Movies, Horror, America, Brooklyn, Brian Cox, Emmy, Eone, Golden Globe, William Brent Bell, Esther, Brahms, Lena, ComingSoon, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jaume Collet Serra, Jen Gorton


‘Orphan’ Prequel ‘Esther’ Coming From ‘The Boy’ Director

Orphan, Jaume Collet-Serra’s stylish horror thriller about an adopted child who turns out to be a murderous adult in disguise, is getting a prequel. William Brent Bell, director of The Boy and the upcoming Brahams: The Boy 2, is set to direct the pic, which is titled Esther. The movie will explore the origin story of the murderous faux-child. THR is reporting that William Brent Bell will direct an Orphan prequel called Esther. Here are the details: The new film tells the origin story of unde...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Disney, America, Sequels, Orphan, William Brent Bell, Esther, Lena, Isabelle Fuhrman, Vera Farmiga, Jaume Collet Serra, Collet Serra, Lena Klammer, David Coggeshall Prey Lena, Esther AKA Lena


NAR Announces New Cyber Liability Insurance Program for Realtors®

Chicago, IL – February 20, 2020) (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® this morning announced a partnership with CyberPolicy® to deliver a new cyber liability insurance program designed to meet the unique needs of real estate professionals. As NAR continues to combat the escalating threat of fraud in the real estate industry by offering educational and preventative resources to members, the partnership will help Realtor®-owned brokerages efficiently compare, quote and purchase qual...
Tags: Real Estate, America, Fbi, Chicago, Radio, United States, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Keith Moore, Bob Goldberg, Founder of CyberPolicy


‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Adds Carl Lumbly, Possibly as Another Black Captain America

In Marvel Studios’ first live-action Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we expect to see Falcon, AKA Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), grapple with the responsibility of becoming the new Captain America after the events of Avengers: Endgame left Steve Rogers an old man in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. But it turns out Mackie may not be the only black Captain America in the upcoming show. A new report says the series has just hired Alias and Doctor Sleep actor Carl Lu...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Superman, Disney, America, Atlanta, Sydney, Cia, Batman, Jennifer Garner, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Captain America, Falcon, Bradley


New to Hulu March 2020: All the Movies & Shows Coming and Going

New to Hulu March 2020: All the movies & shows coming and going The list for the new Hulu March 2020 movies and TV titles has been released, which you can now view below along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service next month. This includes the arrival of the newest episode in the Into the Dark series which is scheduled to return on March 6 with episode 2.06 titled “Crawlers.” Next month will also see the series debut of Hulu’s new original miniseries Little Fires E...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Australia, New York City, America, Showtime, TV News, Starz, Barbie, Cartoon Network, Hulu, Beirut, Richard


Carl Lumbly Joins The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney+ Series

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Carl Lumbly Joins The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney+ Series According to Deadline, Doctor Sleep actor Carl Lumbly has joined the highly anticipated Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The actor’s character was not revealed, though the trade speculates he could be playing Isaiah Bradley, aka the black Captain America, a character introduced in the comics in 2003 that became “a tragic but noble culture symbol for African-American heroes within the Marv...
Tags: TV, Movies, Marvel, Disney, America, Atlanta, TV News, Streaming, Justice League, Cw, Falcon, Daniel Brühl, John Wick, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, Sharon Carter


NAR Chief Executive Named to Chamber’s Association Committee of 100

Washington, D.C. – February 19, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® CEO Bob Goldberg was accepted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, an exclusive collection of chief executives representing some of the nation’s most prominent businesses and trade associations. Association heads have used the C100 to network and move their own organizations and industries forward for over 60 years. “I’m tremendously grateful to be welcomed into this collection of profess...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Chamber of Commerce, Association, NAR, Goldberg, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Bob Goldberg, Sara Armstrong, Chamber 's Association Committee, U S Chamber of Commerce Committee


The Boy Scouts Of America Runs Out Of Pedophile Funds, Declares Bankruptcy

By Cedric Voets  Published: February 19th, 2020 
Tags: America, Humor, Cedric Voets



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