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TV Picks for Sunday, April 21, include a Motown celebration and ‘Easter Parade’

Other highlights include “Les Miserables on Masterpiece” and premiere of “Worst Cooks in America.”
Tags: Entertainment, Television

Bitcoin Couldn't Hide Russia's Operatives From Mueller's Investigation

"Russian operatives used cryptocurrency at almost every stage in their online efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report on his investigation." So says CNN, adding that "Systems used in the hacking of the Democratic Party were paid for using Bitcoin, as were online hosting services that supported websites which published hacked materials and were used in the targeting of disinformation at American voters." The Russian...

Columbine survivors mark twentieth anniversary of massacre

Two teenagers shot 12 students and a teacher in one of America's worst school shootings.

Kate Smith family members 'heartbroken' after teams distance themselves from singer

The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Yankees have taken steps to distance themselves from the late "God Bless America" singer Kate Smith.            [Author: USA TODAY]

Magia Record: Side Story Coming to US & Canada

Aniplex of America has announced they will be bringing Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica‘s smartphone spin-off game, “Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story”, to the US and Canada. An overview of the game directly from the Aniplex of America press release: Based on the popular anime series that revolutionized the magical girl genre, the […]
Tags: Games, Aniplex, Announcements, Madoka, RPG, Smartphones, Trailer

Jussie Smollett’s Brother Says Jussie is Telling the Truth About Being Attacked & is Suffering From Night Terrors

The Smollett family is a talented bunch of singers, writers and actors, but it appears that one of the Smolletts may have missed his calling as a lawyer, because the defense JoJo Smollett has mounted in the form of a guest article on on behalf of his younger brother, Jussie, is the most compelling clapback that anyone in Jussie’s camp has made to date.Jojo, who was an actor and producer himself in the ’90s but now runs a nonprofit that helps developmentally disabled people rejoin the wor...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo, Jojo Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo

TV Bits: ‘Good Omens’, ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘Brave New World’, ‘Utopia’

In this edition of TV Bits: Check out a new behind-the-scenes look at Good Omens. Broadway musical Oklahoma! is being turned into a TV series. Timothy Olyphant talks about his hesitation to return to Deadwood. Alden Ehrenreich will star in Brave New World series. John Cusack joins Gillian Flynn’s Utopia. In the words of @NeilHimself, this behind-the-scenes look proves that the making of #GoodOmens was even madder than you can imagine. — Good Omens (@GoodOmensPri...
Tags: Adaptation, Musical, Sci-Fi, Television, Western, Deadwood, Good Omens, Oklahoma, Utopia

“Reel Fishing with Upstream” TV Show Shares Their Top Picks for Hotels In Calif. and Florida!

The “Reel Fishing with Upstream“ TV show with host Gerard Robinson and co-host Charles Bush take their friends including celebrities with them on amazing trips across America and enjoy great eats and stay at the top hotels. Host Gerard Robinson and co-host Charles Bush “Reel Fishing with Upstream” is a must-watch TV show!  New adventures […]
Tags: Adventure, Bargains And Sales, California, Celebrity Style, Check It Out, Commentary, Digital Engagement, Entertainment, Entrepreneurs, Expert, Featured, Focus, For The Girls, For The Guys, Game-changing Experience, Hot Ticket

Will the Census Count All of America?

If the Supreme Court allows a citizenship question in the 2020 count, it could profoundly affect the nation’s representative democracy.
Tags: Census, Population, Redistricting and Reapportionment, United States Politics and Government, Citizenship and Naturalization, Decisions and Verdicts, Constitution (US, Immigration and Emigration, Census Bureau, Supreme Court (US, United States

Original Content podcast: On ‘Guava Island,’ Donald Glover mixes music and politics

It was hard to know what to expect from “Guava Island.” Last year, Donald Glover and Rihanna filmed the mysterious project with director Hiro Murai (who’s also directed multiple episodes of “Atlanta” and the music video for “This is America”, then they said almost nothing about it until debuting the film at Coachella and releasing it on Amazon. “Guava Island” turns out to be a 54-minute, fable-like story of a musician named Deni (Glover) and his girlfriend Kofi (Rihanna) on a fictional Caribbean...
Tags: Entertainment, Media, Podcasts, Amazon Studios, Game Of Thrones, Original Content podcast, Rihanna

Two Yosemites: Either wild or accessible

By Joe Mathews The shuttle bus to Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park wasn’t running. Would the Three Stooges — my sons, ages 10, 8 and 5 — agree to a 2 ½-mile uphill hike to see Yosemite’s signature sequoias? This month I made my first trip to Yosemite as a father, wondering if my city slicker boys — they like reading, coffee shops and riding the L.A. Metro — could handle a visit to the Sierra wilderness. I shouldn’t have worried. Today’s Yosemite has been changed so much by record crowds,...
Tags: Opinion, Uncategorized, Guest Commentary

America Reports Its First Cases of A Fungus Resistant To All Major Drugs

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: About 90 percent of C. auris strains are resistant to at least one drug, and 30 percent are resistant to two or more of the three major classes of antifungal drugs. However, on Tuesday, the C.D.C. confirmed that it has learned in the last month of the first known cases in the United States of so-called "pan-resistant" C. auris -- a strain resistant to all major antifungals, said Dr. Tom Chiller, head of the agency's fungal division, in an interview....

Famous 'God Bless America' rendition banned over singer's racist past

Professional sports teams are banning Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" after racist lyrics surfaced from the singer's past.

Essential financial life skills for 21st-century Americans

Americans are swimming in increasingly higher amounts of debt, even the upper middle class.For many, this burden can be alleviated by becoming familiar with some straightforward financial concepts.Here's some essential financial life skills needed to ensure your economic wellbeing. None When it comes to Americans' finances, the statistics paint a pretty grim picture. According to Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Planning & Progress Study, Americans are facing greater challenges than ever when it comes...
Tags: Investment, Money, Success, Debt, Finance

Finding the money to fix and modernize Southern California’s interstates

America’s interstate highways are aging and inadequate — and need to be replaced. That’s the conclusion of a major study, requested by Congress, and released last December by the well-respected Transportation Research Board. This expert study estimated that if rebuilding projects were carried out conventionally, it would cost Americans $57 billion per year for the next two decades. Even worse news: At that slow pace of reconstruction, by 2040 pavement conditions and traffic congestion would actu...
Tags: Opinion, Guest Commentary

A Week In Saint Louis, MO On A $25,000 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation...

This Week In Trailers: Pavarotti, Bliss, Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation, Grass Is Greener, Harvest Season

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we spark it up for 4/20, get into a slight tussle, luxuriate in the mud for three days, examine one of music’s greatest artists, and...
Tags: Movie Marketing, Movie Trailers, This Week in Trailers, Barak Goodman, Bernardo Ruiz, Bliss, Fab 5 Freddy, Grass is Greener, Harvest Season, Jamila Ephron, Joe Begos, Pavarotti, Ron-Howard, Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation

Take a Look at the SW1911 Gun: Smith & Wesson’s Very Own 1911 Pistol

One of the oldest gun companies in America produces its own take on one of the most exemplary handgun designs in U.S. history.Smith & Wesson’s series of handguns based on the 1911 platform stays true to the gun’s roots while adding in a number of features desirable to modern firearms enthusiasts. The company produces a full line of 1911s, from traditional to contemporary, catering to collectors and duty carriers, in a full range of sizes.The 1911 pistol was invented by prolific small arms design...

Twenty years since the Columbine massacre and America is still failing its young people

Twenty years ago, at a school in Littleton, Colorado, as students prepared for lunch, their lives were irrevocably changed in one of the most distressing school shootings America had ever seen. Now, it's not even amongst the ten worst mass shootings in modern American history.  Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were twelfth grade students at Columbine high school. Armed with homemade bombs and guns they stormed their school, killing twelve fellow students and one teacher before turning the guns ...

'Amityville Horror' investigator dead at 92

Lorraine Warren was one of America's most well-known paranormal investigators. She and her husband, Ed, traveled widely researching paranormal and occult phenomena, writing books and lecturing.

The Mueller Report Vindicates Bill Barr

Democrats and their media partners owe Bill Barr an apology. He won’t get one, it goes without saying.Just to recap, the attorney general was accused of misrepresenting Mueller’s report; of providing a false summary of the report; of plotting to use grand-jury law and other secrecy provisions as a pretext to redact most of the report; and of calling an extraordinary press conference in order to exculpate the president by projecting a fraudulent version of the report.These accusations were slande...

MGM Resorts Named One Of America’s Best Large Employers By Forbes

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) was ranked No. 18 on Forbes' list of 500 America's Best Large Employers for 2019.
Tags: Travel, America, MGM, Forbes, MGM Resorts International NYSE

As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the "dominoes gang" in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she assumed it had to do with pizza.
Tags: Health, America, Joplin Mo, Karolyn Schrage

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Sam Walker to leave for America

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Sam Walker is leaving the BBC and the UK for a new life in Phoenix, Arizona. Sam, who has worked on a number of Manchester-based stations including Real Radio, Key 103 and BBC Radio Manchester, announced the move on social media. She said: “I’ve genuinely dreamed about this for years so am choosing the (dusty) road less travelled. It’s been an absolute joy (most of the time) to be on your radio for the last 18 years and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of th...
Tags: UK, America, Bbc, People, Radio, Manchester, Sam, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Manchester, Sam Walker, Phoenix Arizona Sam, Real Radio Northwest, BBC Radio Manchester Sam

fahrenheit friday

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Nobody listens anymore. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me, I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say and maybe if I talk long enough it will make sense.” —Guy Montag, in Fahrenheit 451,  via @RossDawson Sarah Cone — “Under ancient Jewish law, if a suspect was unanimously found guilty by all jud...
Tags: America, United States, Carl Sagan, eLearning, Bruce Schneier, Guy Montag, Friday's Finds, Alex Clauss, Sarah Cone

Billy Collins Teaches Poetry in a New Online Course

In its latest release, Masterclass has launched a new course, which they describe in the trailer above and the text below. You can . The cost is $90. Or pay $180 and get an everything from filmmaking, to acting and creative writing, to making music and writing plays. Each course is taught by an eminent figure in their field. Known for his wit, humor, and profound insight, Billy is one of the best-selling and most beloved contemporary poets in the United States. He regularly sells out ...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Poetry, America, United States, Online Courses, Columbia University, Npr, Billy, Facebook Twitter, Billy Collins, Sarah Lawrence, Lehman College, City University of New York Now

Corporate America Gears Up for ‘Weed Day’ Celebrations on April 20

As marijuana becomes more legal, "420 becomes more mainstream as well" one expert says
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Marketing, America, Overnight

Post-Mueller, Americans must render final verdict on Trump

Robert Mueller has left America with a question its political leaders would prefer to avoid.
Tags: America, Cnn, Trump, Robert Mueller

Generation Columbine: how mass shootings changed America's schools

One in five students has expressed feeling unsafe in school as a new reality of active shooter drills and code reds is commonplaceFrom active shooter drills, hard corners and code reds, from Stop The Bleed kits to bulletproof backpacks, the explosion of gun violence in American schools since the Columbine shooting in 1999 introduced the country’s next generations of students to a once-unthinkable lexicon. Related: ‘A Parkland every five days’: project tells stories of the children lost to gun ...
Tags: Florida, America, US news, US gun control, Columbine, Parkland, Florida School Shooting, US school shootings

Emmerdale star Ned Porteous 'goes public' about dating US actress Lucy Heath

Ned Porteous, who plays Joe Tate in Emmerdale, has revealed that he is dating US actress Lucy Heath and is spending time with her in America [Author: James Brinsford]
Tags: US, America, Emmerdale, Celebrity News, Ned Porteous, Joe Tate, James Brinsford, Lucy Heath