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"It truly feels as though you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together… but something tells me it’s time to rest my social media gavel and reclaim a little neurological bandwidth."

"If it seemed like I was ignoring my main Twitter followers here and outside the US and Canada in my quest to rid our democracy of 'Orange Julius Caesar' and his Empire of Lies, it was not my intention. I just assumed that a radicalized America is a threat to us all. When a madman grabs the wheel of the bus loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to drive it off a cliff, it tends to steal everyone’s focus."  Jim Carrey lets us know he's giving it a rest. He needs to get his brain back. He...
Tags: Art, Law, Suicide, US, America, Canada, Jim Carrey, Ny Post, Julius Caesar, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

'Terms of Service' Agreements Are Unbalanced, Need Reforming, Urges New York Times

"The same legalese that can ban Donald Trump from Twitter can bar users from joining class-action lawsuits," warns the official Editorial Board of the New York Times, urging "It's time to fix the fine print." [Alternate URL here] [M]ost people have no idea what is signed away when they click "agree" to binding terms of service contracts — again and again on phones, laptops, tablets, watches, e-readers and televisions. Agreeing often means allowing personal data to be resold or waiving the right...
Tags: Lyft, Tech, New York Times, Shakespeare, Donald Trump, Carnegie Mellon, Doordash, Board, Julius Caesar, Northeastern University, U S Congress, Editorial Board of The New York Times, Woodrow Hartzog, California Western School of Law, Nancy Kim

John Mulaney Says He Was Investigated by the Secret Service After An ‘SNL’ Joke

John Mulaney may look like a very tired tall child, but that didn’t stop the Secret Service from taking his jokes a little too seriously when the comedian appeared on Saturday Night Live back in February. During his monologue, a harmless joke about leap years and Julius Caesar put the comedian on the radar of the Secret Service, who interpreted his joke as a potential death threat against Donald Trump. It makes the latest backlash against the comedian — also relating to a poorly made SNL joke —...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Jimmy Kimmel, Connecticut, Jane Lynch, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Trump, Julius Caesar, Caesar, John Mulaney, Mulaney, Saturday-Night-Live, Business and Industry News

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Reveals 20 New Cast Members

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series reveals 20 new cast members Amazon Studios today announces twenty additional cast members joining the ensemble cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The newly revealed cast members, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker, will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand. PB = PB || {}; P...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Usa, UK, TV, London, Movies, Nbc, Australia, China, Amc, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Syfy, Bbc

John Mulaney Was Investigated by Secret Service Due to ‘SNL’ Joke

A joke about the death of Julius Caesar earned John Mulaney a visit from the Secret Service.
Tags: Secret Service, Julius Caesar, John Mulaney

10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness

Keith Lance/Getty Images Thomas E. Ricks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, military history columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a visiting fellow for the history department at Bowdoin College. The following is an excerpt from his book, "First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country." In it, Ricks breaks down the philosophies of the first four American presidents and shares how the US can use these principal...
Tags: Congress, Senate, US, America, Trends, Earth, United States, Maine, House Of Representatives, John Adams, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Princeton, Madison, Orwell, Harper

An ultra-rare coin celebrating Julius Caesar's assassination sells for a record $3.4 million

An ancient gold coin described as a "naked and shameless celebration" of the assassination of Julius Caesar, featuring a portrait of one of the men who killed him, has set a new record for a coin sold at auction.
Tags: Cnn, Julius Caesar

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Favorite Opera Recordings (and Her First Appearance in an Opera)

U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has thrown an unbearably fraught political year into further disarray, a fact that has sadly overshadowed memorialization of her inspiring life and career. Ginsburg was a personal hero for millions of activists and students—from grade school to law school; an icon casually identified by her initials by those who felt like they knew her. “For many women, and many girls,” Sheryl Gay Stolberg writes in a New York Times tribute, her loss...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, London, Justice, College, Chicago, Vienna, Current Affairs, New York Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barber, London Symphony Orchestra, Verdi, The New Yorker, Mozart

Avengers & Game of Thrones Legend Diana Rigg Dies at Age 82

Avengers & Game of Thrones legend Diana Rigg dies at age 82 It is with great sadness that brings word (via Deadline) that legendary British actress Dame Diana Rigg has passed away at age 82, reportedly from cancer diagnosed in March. The BAFTA, Emmy and Tony Award-winner was best known for the 60’s spy series The Avengers, her role as a Bond Girl in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and her recent work as Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. PB = PB ||...
Tags: Hbo, TV, London, Movies, Nbc, Africa, Vincent Price, Rebecca, Stephen Sondheim, Andy Serkis, Tracy, James Bond, Bruce Beresford, Obituary, Diana, Secret Service

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress and 1960s ‘The Avengers’ Star, Has Passed Away at 82

Years before Marvel Comics debuted their superhero team, the United Kingdom was already host to their own version of The Avengers, an espionage series in the vein of classic James Bond. Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg played John Steed and Emma Peel, two secret agents dressed to the nines who dealt with a variety of British bad guys. Patrick Macnee passed away back in 2015, and now he’s joined by his partner in espionage as Diana Rigg has passed away at age 82. Diana Rigg was more recently known ...
Tags: Death, Hbo, UK, Movies, India, Africa, Bbc, United Kingdom, Broadway, Tracy, James Bond, Game Of Thrones, Diana, Victoria, Pedro Almodóvar, Marvel Comics

Introducing Shakespeare to young readers

No one has a duty to like Shakespeare, just as no one is obliged to prefer coffee to tea, or classical music to pop, or soap operas to documentaries. On the other hand, just as it is highly inconvenient to know nothing about the internet, or how to boil an egg, so it is liable to cause problems, and to be a source of embarrassment, to know nothing about Shakespeare. He is all around us, on the television and the radio, in films and in newspapers, in popular as well as high culture. All this make...
Tags: Books, Featured, Bbc, Literature, Shakespeare, Tom Courtenay, Romeo, Macbeth, Stratford, Julius Caesar, Juliet, Leon Garfield, Brutus, Arts & Humanities, Oxford World's Classics, Stanley Wells

Chinese envoy says Australia betrayed China for US on virus

A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday likened Australia’s call for an inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic to the betrayal of Roman dictator Julius Caesar in a Shakespearean tragedy for the benefit of the United States. Wang Xining, the Chinese Embassy in Australia’s deputy head of mission and its second-in-charge, spoke at the National Press Club about Australia’s call for an independent inquiry into the origins of and international responses to the pandemic. The call has been blamed for a ...
Tags: News, Australia, China, US, Julius Caesar, Chinese Embassy, National Press Club, United States Wang Xining

Check Out ComingSoon’s Fall 2020 TV Preview!

CS Fall TV Preview! is taking a look at new and returning shows confirmed to premiere this Fall! Check them out below! RELATED: New to Netflix September 2020: All Movies & Shows Coming and Going PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMappin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fall, Hbo, TV, Isis, Hollywood, London, Television, Movies, Cable, Abc, Virginia, New York City, Amc, America

Mysteries of the Month of August - The Sacred meets the Profane

The Sun - Photo: NASA (Venice, Italy) In 18 BC, Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire, created the Feriae Augusti, the Festivals of Augustus. Many sources say he consolidated several pre-existing Roman festivals in August in order to give his people a longer period of time off after their hard work during the harvests. Others say it was to celebrate his conquest of Egypt and victory over Mark Antony, who committed suicide on August 1, 30 BC. For millennia, the Ides of August ha...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Wikipedia, Jerusalem, Nasa, Rome, Egypt, Judaism, Italy, Palestine, West Bank, Diana, Jesus, Catholic, God, John

Alaskan volcano linked to mysterious period with extreme climate in ancient Rome

The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery. Now, an international team, including researchers from the University of Copenhagen, has found evidence suggesting that the megaeruption of an Alaskan volcano may be to blame.
Tags: Science, Rome, Egypt, Julius Caesar, University of Copenhagen, BCE

‘The Last Duel’ Actor Clare Dunne Signs With UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

Theater star Clare Dunne has inked with UTA for representation. Dunne is best known for her breakout theater performances, including her role in “Julius Caesar” at Donmar Warehouse, which also starred Harriet Walter with Phyllida Lloyd directing. She also performed in the acclaimed all-women production of “Henry IV” at Donmar Warehouse. Her big-screen break came […]
Tags: News, UTA, Donmar Warehouse, Julius Caesar, Harriet Walter, Henry IV, Dunne, Phyllida Lloyd, Clare Dunne, Last Duel

Alaskan volcano may have helped the rise of the Roman Empire

In the years after the assassination of Julius Caesar in ancient Rome, historical accounts paint a picture of unusual cold, food shortages, disease and famine that accompanied a pivotal moment in Western history.
Tags: News, Rome, Stories, Julius Caesar, Roman Empire

Scientists identify Alaskan volcano that may have helped the rise of the Roman Empire

What does an Alaskan volcano called Okmuk have to do with the assassination of Julius Caesar in ancient Rome and the rise of the Roman Empire? More than you might think, according to a new study from an international group of scientists and historians.
Tags: Cnn, Rome, Julius Caesar, Roman Empire

Climate change and the rise of the Roman Empire and the fall of the Ptolemies

The assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 B.C.E. triggered a 17-year power struggle that ultimately ended the Roman Republic leading to the rise of the Roman Empire. To the south, Egypt, which Cleopatra was attempting to restore as a major power in the Eastern Mediterranean, was shook by Nile flood failures, famine, and disease. A new study reveals the role climate change played in these ancient events.
Tags: Science, Egypt, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Eastern Mediterranean, Roman Republic, Ptolemies

Anti-Lockdown Protesters Now Calling for Dems to Die

As the head of Cowboys for Trump, Couy Griffin has led pro-Trump horse rides through Washington, D.C., and posed for a photo in the White House with Donald Trump. He’s a superfan of the president and on May 17, he made the case that Democrats should die.“I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to a conclusion where the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” Griffin said to cheers at a rally at a New Mexico church. He was there to defy a public safety order pertaining to the coronavirus. Griffin, a...
Tags: Facebook, News, Washington, White House, New Mexico, North Carolina, Smith, Donald Trump, The Daily Beast, Griffin, Adam Smith, Trump, Julius Caesar, Cochran, Ashley Smith, Beshear

Theater Loses A Gem: Bomi Kapadia Passes Away

Ad man and playwright Rahul da Cunha pays tribute to actor Bomi Kapadia, who died on Monday. “When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” – Julius Caesar I deeply regret not having worked enough with Bomi Kapadia. In my view, Bomi was perhaps the most gifted actor of his generation in the Mumbai English theatre. Early in my career, I cast Bomi in my first three plays — I was in my early 20s, he in his early 60s, this was the mid- to-late...
Tags: Life, Theater, Harold Pinter, north London, Max, Julius Caesar, Pinter, Bomi, Rahul Da Cunha, Bomi Kapadia

BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in May 2020

BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in May 2020 BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV offering the biggest collection of streaming British television in North America, has unveiled its May slate! Next month’s titles include the exclusive premiere of the original series A Confession starring Emmy winner Martin Freeman (Fargo, Sherlock, Black Panther), as well as all 37 adaptations from BBC’s Shakespeare Collection and more. Check out the full May slate ...
Tags: UK, England, TV, Movies, Samsung, Bbc, Athens, TV News, Streaming, Denmark, Cavendish, Venice, North America, Norman, Verona, Mallorca

What History Has Taught Us: When A Crisis Passes, Emergency Measures Often Stay Intact

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. In times of crisis, it’s natural for people to look for decisive action from their leaders. Another natural response to a crisis is to do whatever it takes to solve it and prevent something similar from occurring in the future. When thousands of people are dying and hospitals are taxed to their limits, it’s natural for leaders and citizens to become extraordinarily risk averse and look for the strongest possible measure...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, Nsa, Germany, Russia, Rome, United States, Moscow, Wisconsin, Tsa, Cia

Joel Coen’s ‘Macbeth’ Adaptation with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Almost exactly one year ago, we learned Joel Coen was taking a break from writing and directing movies with his brother Ethan Coen in order to tackle a new big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth on his own. Shooting was slated to begin in Los Angeles this spring, but it should come as no surprise that the A24 production has been delayed along with pretty much every other movie in Hollywood due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the United States. Deadlin...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Washington, Scotland, New York City, Los Angeles, Frances-McDormand, Oscar, Adaptation, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Richard III, Brendan-Gleeson, A24, Justin Kurzel

Senior Moments: Beware the Ides of March and be calm about coronavirus

Most of us don’t worry about our best friend stabbing us in the back. So the Ides of March is simply a literary nod to Shakespeare. “Et tu?” I would say to George if he brought me a cup of tea without sugar or some other minor infraction. But this year we have reason to beware March 15. According to the Centers for Disease Control, seniors are at higher risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. Many normal activities of daily life have become, let’s say, heightened: pumping gas, a trip to the m...
Tags: Cdc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, World Health Organization, Shakespeare, George, Julius Caesar, Centers for Disease Control, Senior Moments

What not to do during “leap year” according to Polish superstitions.

Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions, folklore and superstitions ever since Leap Years were first introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ago. Thirty days hath September, April, June and November; All the rest have thirty-one, Excepting February alone Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine, Till leap year gives it twenty-nine. – old saying Image by Mike Dibos from Pixabay I always thought that because leap years are rarer than normal years, they would be lucky omens…I...
Tags: Culture, Calendar, Linguistics, Poland, Julius Caesar, Mike Dibos

Here’s why we have leap years and other calendar names

Since Feb. 29, 2020 is leap day, let’s take a minute to talk about time. Why we leap Leap days keep our modern-day Gregorian calendar in alignment with Earth’s revolutions around the sun. It takes Earth 365.242189 days, or 365 days, five hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds, to circle the sun. This is called a tropical year, and it starts on the spring equinox in March. The modern Gregorian calendar added leap day because its precursor, the Julian calendar, did not precisely calculate the Earth’s ro...
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These professors want to get rid of Leap Year entirely with a new calendar

You have Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII to thank for the calendar. If these professors get their way, you may get a Trump calendar.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Trump, Julius Caesar, Pope Gregory XIII

Melodic Improvisation Fuels Paul Haslinger's 'Exit Ghost'

Shakespeare used the term "exit ghost" as a stage direction in the scripts of three of his plays: Hamlet, Macbeth, and Julius Caesar. In the hands, ears, and mind of Paul Haslinger, a simple stage direction becomes an album-length meditation on freeing oneself from the constraints of expectations and obligation. The ghost could be the muse that has been inside for too long, now let loose to wreak havoc - a beautiful havoc - on the daring and patient listener.Keep Reading
Tags: Music, Shakespeare, Music Review, Ambient, Classical, Julius Caesar, Hamlet Macbeth, Post-classical, Modern classical, Paul Haslinger

Pilots aboard Hurricane Hunter plane chasing a winter storm experience strange phenomenon

An experienced hurricane hunting crew chasing a winter storm came across a far different discovery this past weekend. In what is know as St. Elmo's fire, footage of the forking electric discharge was captured on Saturday by pilots as the spectacle flashed throughout the cockpit.The video, captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center (AOC), was taken as pilots flew across the Atlantic Ocean amid thunderstorms. NOAA deployed the hunters to s...
Tags: Science, Greece, Atlantic, Ireland, United Kingdom, Noaa, Charles Darwin, The Washington Post, Accuweather, North Atlantic, Darwin, Dennis, Atlantic Ocean, Julius Caesar, St Elmo, St Erasmus