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Paramount+ Launch Date: CBS All Access Officially Rebranding

 Paramount+ launch date: CBS All Access officially rebranding ViacomCBS has finally announced the relaunch date of CBS All Access, confirming that the streaming service will officially be rebranding as Paramount+ this coming March. Paramount+ will take effect in the U.S. and Canada on Thursday, March 4, in the Nordics on March 25 and in Australia by mid-2021 with Canada also getting an expanded offering available later this year. RELATED: Flashdance Getting a TV Series Reboot at Paramount+ ...
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The problems of Wonder Woman's Smithsonian job

Wonder Woman the Museum Worker Is a Less Convincing Disguise Than Clark Kent's Wonder Woman's use of her ancestor's objects as they were intended offers a vision of why museums should exist and continue to keep all these things. by Sanchita Balachandran Hyperallergic January 13 2021
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Joanne Rogers, concert pianist who was married to TV’s Mister Rogers, dies at 92

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press  Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers, has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92. Rogers died Thursday, according to the Fred Rogers Center. No cause of death was given. “Fred Rogers Productions is deeply saddened by the passing of Joanne Rogers,” according to a statement from the center. “The loving partner of Fred Rogers for more than 50 years, she conti...
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Smithsonian Abandons $2 Billion Redo Of National Mall Castle

The Bjarke Ingels Group proposal was unveiled with great fanfare in late 2014 as a reimagining of the campus on the southern edge of the Mall, stretching from the Freer Gallery of Art at 12th Street to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at Seventh Street. The splashy concept had been in development for two years, with construction expected to begin this year. Officials estimated it would take 20 to 30 years to complete its multiple phases. The Smithsonian spent $5.5 million on architectu...
Tags: Art, Smithsonian, Visual, Bjarke Ingels Group, Sculpture Garden, 01.11.21, Smithsonian Abandons

The Smithsonian is gathering artifacts from the US Capitol riot

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is collecting objects from last week's deadly pro-Trump riot at the nation's capital, in an effort to document what unfolded.
Tags: Cnn, Smithsonian, Trump, National Museum of American History, US Capitol

A Chat with with Bob Scott, the cartoonist creator of "Bear with Me"

  by Mike Rhode Animator and webcomics artist Bob Scott has nothing to do with the DC-area. In fact, he has only been here as a teenage tourist, as he reveals later on in this interview. However, he's making the rounds to promote his new book, and sent me a very nice email, so why not expand our focus just this once in these odd times? He answered our usual questions, modified somewhat as necessary. First, here's a pocket biography, compiled from Bob's pages at Hermes Press a...
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Smithsonian scientists reduce uncertainty in forest carbon storage calculations

Helene Muller-Landau, staff scientist was invited to write an authoritative review about carbon storage in forests. Her team combed through existing studies and came up with some novel conclusions of their own.
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Smithsonian Gives Up On Long-Planned $2 Billion Redesign

“When the Smithsonian introduced a futuristic plan for the 17 acres around its iconic administration building, the National Historic Landmark known as the Castle, officials predicted it would be a game-changer that would remake the structure into a visitor gateway to the storied institution. Six years later, a new Smithsonian administration has jettisoned the eye-popping elements of the $2 billion design by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, opting instead for a dramatically downsized version.” – ...
Tags: Art, Smithsonian, Bjarke Ingels, Visual, 01.11.21

SpaceX has darkened its Starlink internet satellites with visors to avoid disrupting the night sky - but they can still ruin astronomers' data

The first batch of 60 high-speed Starlink internet satellites, each weighing about 500 pounds, flat-packed into a stack prior to their launch on May 23, 2019. SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX added sun visors to its Starlink internet satellites to prevent moving lights from marring views of the night sky. The result: the visors may have darkened the satellites to 31% of their former brightness, according to a new study. That makes them mostly invisible to the naked eye, but it probably doesn't ch...
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3 ways for Biden to get his foreign policy rolling despite 'obstruction' and 'roadblocks' from Trump's Pentagon

Former Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, February 12, 2018. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik President-elect Joe Biden will enter office facing a litany of foreign-policy challenges all around the world. The establishment approach hasn't had much success resolving those challenges, but Biden can do better by making careful, working-level diplomacy the center of US foreign policy, and he should start at once, writes Defense Priorities f...
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Did Beethoven Use a Broken Metronome When Composing His String Quartets? Scientists & Musicians Try to Solve the Centuries-Old Mystery When it comes to classical composers, Beethoven was pretty metal. But was he writing some kind of classical thrash? Hardcore orchestrations too fast for the average musician to play? 66 out of 135 of Beethoven’s tempo markings made with his new metronome in the early 1800s seem “absurdly fast and thus possibly wrong,” researchers write in a recent American Mathematical Society article titled “Was Something Wrong with Beethoven’s Metronome...
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PR: IDW & The Smithsonian Institution’s ‘Airplanes: A Smithsonian Coloring Book’

IDW Publishing and the Smithsonian Institution’s enlightening new coloring book, Airplanes: A Smithsonian Coloring Boo k , is now available for purchase everywhere books are sold!      Airplanes: A Smithsonian Coloring Book allows readers to soar through the skies with some of the most recognized and revered airplanes from the collection at the National Air and Space Museum. The thrilling artistry of John Pirtel vivifies the very first powered aircrafts of the 1900s, rev...
Tags: Comics, Airplanes, Smithsonian, Coloring Book, Press Release, Smithsonian Institution, IDW, National Air, IDW Publishing, Mike Rhode, John Pirtel, National Air & Space Museum

Trump Threatens To Veto COVID Funding If Funding For Cultural Institutions Isn’t Removed

He “reeled off items he deemed to be egregious, including foreign aid and wildlife research. Prominently featured on his list was “$40 million for the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, which is not even open for business; $1 billion for the Smithsonian, and an additional $154 million for the National Gallery of Art—likewise, these facilities are not open.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, Issues, 12.22.20

Wonder Woman 1984 Review – Comic Disdain Comes Full Circle

The drumbeat of Wonder Woman 1984 is how our greed takes hold of us, and it has no shortage of spins on the topic, but it’s a message that lands flat, not (as you might expect) by repetition, but by a lack of character to deliver it. The effort places the film in a forgettable pile as simply the latest among comic/superhero adventures that don’t seem to like the genre, and don’t especially care why people do. The film kicks off showing a young Diana, on her island home among the Amazons, comp...
Tags: Featured, Movies, Movie Review, Maxwell, Smithsonian, Diana, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, Barbara, Newsline, Pedro Pascal, Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, Steve Trevor, Clay Enos, Barbara Minerva Kristen Wiig

Congress passes legislation to create Smithsonian museums on Latino and women's history

The COVID-19 relief deal authorizes the creation of the National Museum of the American Latino and Smithsonian American Women's History Museum.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Congress approves Smithsonian museums for Latinos and women's history

The massive legislation package passed by Congress Monday night also greenlights the establishment of two long-awaited Smithsonian museums in the nation's capital: one focused on American Latinos and another dedicated to American women's history.
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The bill that includes the coronavirus relief package also has a provision that makes illegal streaming a felony

Printer and internet snafus held up the release of Congress' latest stimulus bill text at the US Capitol on Monday. Tom Brenner/Reuters The House approved a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package that was combined with a $1.4 trillion government funding deal on Monday.  Among the provisions in the more than 5,000-page package is a stipulation that would make illegal streaming a felony. The omnibus package also gives Israel and Jordan $500 million each. It also includes funding for the ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Senate, Israel, US, Trends, House Of Representatives, Smithsonian, Venezuela, Jordan, Donald Trump, Stimulus, Trump, National Museum, Tillis

PEZ originally marketed as smoking cessation aid

Smithsonian magazine has a fascinating history of PEZ candy, in which I learned that it was originally created and marketed in Austria in the 1920s as aid to quitting smoking. The creator, Eduard Haas III, was an early anti-smoking advocate … An anti-smoking advocate, Haas III wanted to create a tablet that would "not only refresh one's breath but could also help consumers who were anxious to cut down on smoking or overeating," writes Shawn Peterson, company historian at PEZ Candy, Inc., —...
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James F. Blue III Named Head of Smithsonian Channel at MTV Entertainment

ViacomCBS’ MTV Entertainment Group has tapped “PBS NewsHour” producer and executive James F. Blue III to become its senior vice president and head of Smithsonian Channel. Blue has been tasked with leading, expanding and diversifying the Smithsonian Channel’s content to further the Smithsonian’s mission to engage, inspire and educate, according to the company. He will […]
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Wonder Woman 1984 review – queenly Gal Gadot disarms the competition

Gadot is terrifically imposing, while Kristen Wiig is the scene-stealing antagonist in Patty Jenkins’ epically brash sequelHere is an enjoyable Amazonian incursion into Reagan’s America – but the real wonder is Kristen Wiig, playing the warrior queen’s resentful and emotionally wounded antagonist, Barbara Minerva.It is 1984, that pre-Covid utopian era of big hair, rolled-up jacket sleeves and imminent nuclear war, and Diana of Themyscira is getting her second superheroic adventure in a world dom...
Tags: Film, Washington, Dc Comics, America, Reagan, Culture, Ronald Reagan, Smithsonian, Diana, Wonder Woman, Superhero movies, Prince, Kristen Wiig, Trump, Nixon, Chris Pine

CS Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: Toys & Collectibles!

CS Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: Toys & Collectibles! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! To help you with that last minute December shopping, is bringing you our specially curated Holiday Gift Guide in four parts this year! Part 3 focuses on toys & collectibles from some of our favorite companies like Sideshow Collectibles, Mondo, Hasbro & more. Check out all our selections below, and click on each title to purchase on Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStand...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Tim Burton, Disney, Sideshow Collectibles, Universe, Smithsonian, TV News, Dreamworks, Diana, Hasbro, Rex

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped into GOP Sen. Mike Lee after he blocked the creation of Latino and women's history museums during a dramatic Senate session

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said Americans didn't need "separate but equal" museums. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images US Senator Mike Lee blocked two proposals that would establish new Smithsonian museums for American Latino and women's history. Both bipartisan bills passed the House of Representatives earlier this year, but the Republican senator said Americans didn't need "separate but equal" museums. Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez and GOP Sen. Susan Collins both pushed back at Lee duri...
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Sen. Mike Lee blocks votes to establish Smithsonian museums for Latinos and women

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah on Thursday blocked consideration for legislation to establish a National Museum of the American Latino and an American Women's History Museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution, reasoning that the US does not need "separate but equal museums."
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Mike Lee blocks legislation to create Smithsonian museums for Latinos and women

“The last thing we need is to further divide an already divided nation within an array of separate but equal museums of hyphenated...
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Utah Sen. Mike Lee blocks votes to establish Smithsonian museums for Latinos and women

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah on Thursday blocked consideration for legislation to establish a National Museum of the American Latino and an American Women's History Museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution, reasoning that the US does not need "separate but equal museums."
Tags: Utah, US, Cnn, Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institution, Sen Mike Lee, Utah Sen Mike Lee

One-two punch: Sea urchins stuck belly-up in low-oxygen hot water

Low oxygen seawater (hypoxia) may be more stressful to reef organisms than high water temperatures and ocean acidity, which are usually considered the most serious stressors associated with global change. Researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama test all three by flipping sea urchins.
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Kopp-Etchells Effect: My Monday (11 hours from now) Interview about Ranger Benjamin Kopp on War Room Pandemic Steve Bannon asked me to come on Monday at 11:30EST. We will talk about Ranger Ben Kopp. Ben was shot and killed in Afghanistan. Ben donated his heart to Judy Meikle. Judy survived and is alive today with Ben's Ranger heart. Rangers are hard to kill. Later, I named the Kopp-Etchells Effect after Corporal ...
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Smithsonian ZooLights Express hits Washington, DC roads this year as zoo remains closed

The Smithsonian's National Zoo decided to bring the ZooLights tradition to the roads of the District of Columbia this year as the zoo remained closed.         [Author: Storyful]
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Smithsonian ZooLights Express hits Washington, D.C. roads this year as zoo remains closed

The Smithsonian's National Zoo decided to bring the ZooLights tradition to the roads of the District of Columbia this year as the zoo remained closed.         [Author: Storyful]
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Inside the Smithsonian Gun Room, aka the National Firearms Collection – VIDEO

Washington, D.C. –-( Better known as the Smithsonian’s Gun Room, what is officially known as the National Firearms Collection is an assemblage of more than 7,000 firearms dating back centuries. They tell the story of the United States and its global impact and reach through historically significant arms, patent models, and more. Some pieces from the collection are on display, but the vast majority are not. Entrance to the Smithsonian Gun Room This is the view you’re greeted...
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