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The Disney+ Version of ‘Hamilton’ is Not Eligible for Oscars

The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences know all about the filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton on Disney+, but when it comes to whether or not the movie will be eligible for Oscars at next year’s ceremony, the Academy rule-makers will, to quote one of the musical’s songs, say no to this. Looks like Miranda won’t be putting any Hamilton Oscars on his shelf next to the Grammys, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Billboard Music Award, and other prizes the show has racked...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Disney, Broadway, Musical, Andrew Garfield, Academy Awards, Miranda, Hamilton, Jason Derulo, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Lin Manuel Miranda, Denzel, Thomas Kail, Aaron Burr, Hamilton Movie

Post's best of Covid-19 art includes 3 cartoonists

Natalie Dupille, Tomás Serrano, and Graeme MacKay are the 3 cartoonists who have work selected. The best art created by Washington Post readers during the pandemicBy Michael CavnaWashington Post JULY 6, 2020https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/07/06/art-pandemic-readers/The Washington Post recently asked readers to share artwork that they have been creating during the pandemic, and received more than 650 submissions.Art came from near (Washington and its surrounding state...
Tags: Post, Comics, England, Washington Post, Washington, Germany, Guatemala, Mike Rhode, Graeme MacKay, Natalie Dupille Tomás Serrano

Exclusive ‘Tenet’ Images Go Behind the Scenes of Christopher Nolan’s Time-Bending Blockbuster

Everyone is waiting to see if Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet will arrive this summer. The latest epic from Nolan was originally set for July 17, got moved to July 31, and is now scheduled for August 12. Time will tell if that date holds, but for now, we have two exclusive Tenet images from the upcoming book The Secrets of Tenet: Inside Christopher Nolan’s Quantum Cold War. See the behind-the-scenes images below. The pic above features three behind-the-scenes looks at Tenet, with star John David...
Tags: Images, Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Washington, Time, Nolan, Kenneth Branagh, Hoyte Van Hoytema, Warner Brothers, Tenet, Chris Nolan, Nathan Crowley, Action/Adventure, John David Washington, Emma Thomas, James Mottram

Senior Housing Wealth Reaches Record $7.54 Trillion

NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index Hits All-Time High of 271.58 Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2020 (PRNewswire) Homeowners 62 and older saw their housing wealth grow by 1.6 percent or $120 billion in the first quarter to a record $7.54 trillion from Q4 2019, the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reported today in its quarterly release of the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index. (PRNewsfoto/National Reverse Mortgage Lende) The RMMI rose in Q1 2020 to 271...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Radio, United States, FHA, Steve Irwin, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, Real Estate News, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, NRMLA, RiskSpan Inc, COVID, Darryl Hicks

John Lewis: Good Trouble Review

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Tags: John Lewis, Movies, Washington, Georgia, Movie Reviews, House, Civil Rights, Nancy Pelosi, Martin Luther King Jr, Lewis, Bobby Kennedy, Dawn Porter, Movie News, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, John Lewis: Good Trouble, Kennedy Lewis

‘The Current Occupant’ Trailer: The Latest ‘Into the Dark’ Installment Uncovers a Political Conspiracy

Into the Dark is a great idea – a year-long series of horror films, released monthly, with each installment focusing on a different holiday. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, lots of things, because the majority of the Into the Dark installments have been disappointing. But the trailer for the latest – The Current Occupant – looks incredibly promising, so fingers crossed the series got one right this time. See for yourself by watching the trailer below. The Current Occupant Traile...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Washington, United States, Homeland Security, Movie Trailers, Jeh Johnson, Hulu, David Petraeus, Ramsay, Alston Ramsay, Into the Dark, The Current Occupant, Joshua Burge Julius Ramsay

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ documents the life of an American hero

Like any documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” inevitably looks at events that have passed. But in this new documentary on the life and career of the 80-year-old civil rights leader and longtime congressman from Georgia, it’s impossible to keep the present out of the frame. You simply cannot deny the relevance of current events — the protests about racial injustice and demands for equality following the death of George Floyd while in police custody — to the life Lewis has lived. “It’s like it’...
Tags: John Lewis, Movies, Supreme Court, Washington, Disney, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Nashville, Kevin James, Hitler, Martin Luther King

LendingTree Study Ranks the Most Valuable Cities in America

Charlotte, NC – July 1, 2020 (PRNewswire) Real estate wealth is not evenly distributed across the country and is largely concentrated in large cities. But it begs the question: What are the most valuable cities in America? To find out, LendingTree analyzed the total value of residential real estate in American cities. The real estate values come from the My LendingTree property value database, which is a collection of real estate data of more than 155 million U.S. properties. The total value of ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Real Estate, New York, News, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Washington, Mexico, Boston, Milwaukee, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Qatar

Wash Times' Alexander Hunter wins editorial cartooning award

DD Degg has the story - Clay Bennett and Alexander Hunter Win National Sigma Delta Chi Editorial Cartoonist Awards http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2020/06/29/clay-bennett-and-alexander-hunter-win-national-sigma-delta-chi-editorial-cartoonist-awards/ Earlier this year, Hunter came in second place for the local Washington, D.C., Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists's Dateline Award, placing behind Al Goodwyn. [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Washington, Hunter, Alexander Hunter, Mike Rhode, Al Goodwyn, Clay Bennett, Degg

Case-Shiller: Home Price Gains Steady in April

In April, home prices increased 4.7 percent year-over-year, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, a 4.6 percent increase from the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase was recorded at 3.4 percent—flat from last month. The 20-City Composite recorded a 4.0 percent gain YoY, up from the previous month’s 3.9 percent increase. The complete data for the 20 markets measured by S&P: Atlanta, Ga. April/March: 0.8% Year-Over-Year: 4.5% Boston, Mass. April/March: 1.3...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Washington, Atlanta, Housing Market, Chicago, Radio, West, Portland, National, Seattle, Cleveland, Detroit, Latest News, Phoenix, Northeast

New on Blu-ray and Digital: ‘Columbia Classics Collection’, ‘Gladiator’ 4K, ‘Braveheart’ 4K

In the words of the Mama Mia! sequel: here we go again. It’s time for another Blu-ray round-up, and this week’s titles are what I’d call “specialty titles.” None of these are new movies – but they’re all new releases. These are the new Blu-ray releases (and digital releases, too) you should check out this week. Columbia Classics Collection The Columbia Classics Collection is a jaw-dropping new box set that has an odd assortment of films, all of which are in 4K, and all of which are wort...
Tags: Amazon, Bruce Springsteen, Movies, Washington, India, Features, Dreamworks, Madonna, Russell Crowe, Kubrick, Mel Gibson, Mia, Tom Cruise, Smith, Ridley Scott, Ben Kingsley

North American Realtors® Applaud First Steps of USMCA Implementation

Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta, together with Canadian Real Estate Association President Costa Poulopoulos and Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios President Roberto Barrios, reiterated their support of the new U.S., Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement after the White House announced steps to implement the deal will begin this week. “Effective trade agreements keep the economy strong and help sustain r...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, White House, America, Radio, Canada, North America, Malta, San Francisco CA, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, U S Mexico, Vince Malta, Malta Co Inc

Meet a Local Webcartoonist: A Chat with Jack Reickel

by Mike RhodeJack Reickel and I ran into each other before the COVID-19 quarantines, we think in fact about a year before at Nerds in NoMa. Jack recently reached out to tell me about his new webcomic, Unclaimed, and to answer our usual questions.What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?I'm creating an episodic long-form story. In its earliest stages it was planned as a written novel, but I found out that I can't write prose without sliding into a humorous tone, and it's a serious story. ...
Tags: Science Fiction, Comics, Washington, Webcomics, DMV, Ohio, Noah Hawley, Chinatown, Alexandria, Savage, Harry Nilsson, Fairfax, District, Columbia Heights, Petworth, Frederick County

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Film Review: Portrait of Civil Rights Icon Couldn’t Be More Timely

“John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a documentary about the civil rights crusader who became a 17-term Democratic congressman from Georgia, is a movie that could scarcely be any timelier.And it’s also, strangely enough, a movie that feels outside of the current time.How timely? Well, a couple of weeks before the premiere of the film, director Ava DuVernay and many others endorsed a proposal to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for Lewis, who suffered a fractured skull when he was beaten...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Cbs News, Georgia, Selma, House, Nancy Pelosi, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Ava Duvernay, Montgomery

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Latest Prank Involved Crashing an Alt-Right Rally For a Racist Singalong

It looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. The notorious provocateur and satirist, who has built up a reputation for pranking real people while in disguise for his projects, has apparently staged his latest prank at an alt-right rally. Baron Cohen reportedly crashed a rally for the far-right militia group known as the Washington Three Percenters, leading the rally in a racist singalong before he nearly caused a riot and was chased out by the crowd. The Washington state news outlet The O...
Tags: Movies, Obama, California, Washington, America, Showtime, Sacha-Baron-Cohen, Wuhan, Political, Southern California, Cohen, Baron Cohen, Real Life Weirdness, CNN the World Health Organization, Yelm City, James Connor Blair

Pending Home Sales Notch Record-Setting 44.3% Monthly Increase in May

Washington, D.C. – June 29, 2020 (nar.realtor) Pending home sales mounted a record comeback in May, seeing encouraging contract activity after two previous months of declines brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Every major region recorded an increase in month-over-month pending home sales transactions, while the South also experienced a year-over-year increase in pending transactions. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI),* www.nar...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, South, SAN JOSE Calif, NAR, HONOLULU Hawaii, National Association of Realtors, San Francisco Calif, Yun, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun NAR, Denver Colo

Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Salt Lake City Have the Lowest Black Homeownership Rates in the U.S., With Just One-Quarter of Black Families Owning Their Home

Nationwide, 44% of Black families own their home versus 74% of white families Seattle, WA – June 29, 2020 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Just 44% of Black families own the home they live in as of the first quarter of 2020, up from 41.1% in the first quarter of 2019, an increase that may reverse as the coronavirus pandemic upends one of the “most promising economies in recent memory” for Black Americans. For white families, the national homeownership rate is 73.7%, up slightly from 73.2% in th...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Austin, Radio, Canada, United States, Washington Dc, Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Dc, Black, Redfin

Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Long-Awaited QM Patch, Replacement Announcements

Washington, D.C. – June 22, 2020 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Vince Malta issued the following statement today after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking extending the Qualified Mortgage Patch and amending the QM definition replacing the previous debt-to-income limit. The QM was created within the “ability to repay” anti-predatory lending provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, DTI, Malta, Bureau, San Francisco CA, NAR, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Vince Malta

Summer outlook: Real estate leaders upbeat about the coming months

Leaders of both large and small firms envision an active summer selling season. Low inventory and a potential return of the coronavirus, however, remain points of concern.
Tags: Real Estate, Texas, Washington, Oregon, New York City, Analysis, Austin, Radio, Mls, Agent, Corcoran, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Select, Multiple Listing Service

Existing-Home Sales Fall 9.7% in May While NAR Expects Strong Rebound in Coming Months

Washington, D.C. – June 22, 2020 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales fell in May, marking a three-month decline in sales as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions witnessed dips in month-over-month and year-over-year sales, with the Northeast experiencing the greatest month-over-month drop. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-f...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, West, South, Midwest, Freddie Mac, NAR, Salt Lake City Utah, U S Census Bureau, National Association of Realtors, San Francisco Calif, Yun, Real Estate News

Statement from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun on the May 2020 Housing Starts Data and Strategy for Increasing African-American Homeownership

Washington, D.C. – June 17, 2020 (nar.realtor) – The interest in homebuying is strong as reflected in the surge in mortgage applications to buy a home. However, there is not enough supply to meet demand.  Though housing starts in May recovered slightly from the prior month, this marks two consecutive months of depressed levels – down by more than 20% from one year ago – due to the disruption from the economic lockdown. Significant growth in new home construction, however, is required ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, FHA, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, African Americans Strengthen FHA

NAR Partners with U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Advance Economic Inclusion in America

Washington, D.C. – June 17, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® this week joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Equality of Opportunity initiative, part of a broad national effort to examine economic inequality in America. The program has earned the support of more than 400 organizations from across the country, with business and policy leaders assembling to advance economic inclusion and highlight a number of potential data-driven solutions to address inequality of opportun...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, NAR, U S Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Bob Goldberg, U S Chamber of Commerce Committee, U S Chamber of Commerce 's Equality of Opportunity, Suzanne P Clark

LGBT Home-Buyers Are Getting Priced Out of Areas With Legal Protections From Discrimination

– Areas that offer laws against discrimination in housing come with a higher price tag, meaning LGBT buyers who can’t afford to live in those places must forego the protections. – The typical cost of buying a home in areas with explicit legal protections for the LGBT community is $328,575, about 63% more than areas with no protections. – Of those that have statewide non-discriminatory housing protections in place for LGBT buyers, Hawaii, the District of Columbia and California have the hig...
Tags: Utah, Real Estate, New York, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Supreme Court, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Lgbt, Los Angeles, Austin, Radio

Bidding wars increased last month amid housing shortage: Redfin

Boston, Dallas and Washington, D.C., were the three most competitive markets in the U.S. last month, a new report reveals. The report provides further evidence that the pandemic hasn't tanked prices or demand.
Tags: Real Estate, Texas, Washington, Boston, Analysis, Radio, Dallas, Agent, Salt Lake City, Denver, Redfin, NAR, National Association of Realtors, CoreLogic, Boston Dallas, Markets & Economy

NAR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Equality

Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2020 (nar.realtor) The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling Monday affirming workplace discrimination protection for LGBTQ individuals nationwide. The 6-3 opinion states that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protecting individuals from workplace discrimination based on sex also applies to sexual orientation and gender identity.  “NAR counts many LGBTQ persons among its 1.4 million members, and we are overjoyed to celebrate this victory with them today,” sai...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Malta, U S Supreme Court, San Francisco CA, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Vince Malta, Malta Co Inc, NAR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Release Date Pushed to October 2020 Following ‘Tenet’ Shift

Immediately after Warner Bros. announced the two-week delay of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, the studio pushed back the release date of another highly-anticipated blockbuster. Wonder Woman 1984, which was already moved from its initial June 2020 release to August on account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has been pushed back yet again to a fall release date. As audiences nervously debate whether seeing Tenet next month is worth it, Wonder Woman 1984 is trading its hotly anticipated sum...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Washington, Disney, Sequels, Russell Crowe, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, Jenkins, Tenet, Geoff Johns, Patty Jenkins, Comic Book/Superhero

Al Goodwyn wins DC Society of Professional Journalists' Dateline Awards for editorial cartooning

While being excoriated in South Carolina for his cartoons, Al Goodwyn was winning a Washington, D.C., Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists's Dateline Award for journalism excellence. Editorial CartoonWinner: Al Goodwyn,The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, Goodwyn editorial cartoonsFinalist: Alexander Hunter, The Washington Times, Hunter editorial cartoonsFredericksburg's Free Lance-Star is one of his clients that published the three cartoons in his submission in...
Tags: Comics, Washington, South Carolina, Hunter, Alexander Hunter, Political Cartoon, Mike Rhode, Lance Star, Editorial Cartoon, Al Goodwyn, Free Lance Star of Fredericksburg Goodwyn

Please Don't Cancel Zootopia: An Editorial

by Alexandra Bowman In light of the renewed conversation about racism in our country after the death of George Floyd, another sub-discussion has emerged. Works of art, films, and media properties with subjects relevant to the events of the past few weeks are being reexamined--and the 2016 Disney film Zootopia has once again become a topic of discussion. The film famously attempted to tackle about 45 social and political issues. It seems, at first glance, that racism is the one central ...
Tags: Comics, Stephen Colbert, Abc, Youtube, Washington, Censorship, Disney, Racism, United States, Egypt, Animation, Dreamworks, Donald Trump, Penguin Random House, Alex, NICK

Weathering the Storm for Now: Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Low in March 2020 Despite Early Impacts of the Pandemic, CoreLogic Reports

The share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30 days past due increased to 1% in March but remained below the 20-year average of 1.3%The U.S. serious delinquency remained at 1.2% in March 2020, the lowest level since June 2000For the 17th consecutive month, the U.S. foreclosure rate was the lowest in at least 21 years Irvine, CA – June 09, 2020 (BUSINESS WIRE) CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today rele...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Radio, Hawaii, Nevada, Irvine, Corelogic Inc, Real Estate News, CoreLogic, Frank Nothaft, Frank Martell, CoreLogic Home Price Index, Allyse Sanchez, COVID, CoreLogic LPI

Newly Unemployed Service Workers Owe More Than $1.7 Billion a Month in Housing Payments

– Federal and state aid are helping to plug gaps in the short term – Service-sector employees who lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic owe more than $1.7 billion a month in housing payments, 70% of which is rent. – More than a quarter of the total housing payments due from U.S. food service workers is owed by those who are newly unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic. – Some manufacturing-heavy states, including Ohio and Michigan, are feeling the impact of heavy j...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Real Estate, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts

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