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New $300 Kitchen Playset For Children Includes Amazon's Alexa

"Kids can play with Alexa in their very own $300 pretend kitchen and grocery store," CNET reports, "with the Amazon voice assistant dishing out cooking advice, shopping help and plenty of goofy toddler humor." The Alexa 2-in-1 Kitchen and Market, from toymaker KidKraft, is making its debut at this weekend's New York Toy Fair... It uses a mix of RFID sensors and Bluetooth to tell Alexa which pretend food items kids are buying and cooking... Alexa speaks only when a sensor on the play set is activ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Tech, Cnet, Alexa, Tom, Engadget, Kidkraft, Children Includes Amazon, Alexa Kitchen

Horse racing: Keeper Ofthe Stars takes Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita

ARCADIA >> Jonathan Wong is known more in Northern California than he is in the Southland. He’s the leading trainer at Golden Gate Fields, winning at a 29% rate heading into Saturday’s action. But Wong, 31, is certainly no stranger to Southern California racing, and he showed again Saturday he can play with the big boys when he saddled Keeper Ofthe Stars, a 36-1 longshot, for a victory in the $200,000 Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. The victory was Wong’s third in 17 starts (18%) dur...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Horse racing, Santa, Arcadia, Brill, Mike Smith, Southern California, Northern California, Tom, Golden Gate, Wong, Buena Vista, Stronach Group

March 7: Strange Adventures Signing w/ Tom King and Mitch Gerads at Fantom Comics

MAR 7 2020 Strange Adventures Signing w/ Tom King and Mitch Gerads · Hosted by Fantom Comics Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Fantom Comics 2010 P St NW, 3rd Floor, Washington D.C. 20036 Tom King and Mitch Gerads reunite for Strange Adventures, telling the story of Adam Strange as a man of two worlds. We're happy to announce  that Tom will be returning and Mit...
Tags: Comics, Washington, Dc Comics, Mitch, Adam Strange, Tom, Tom King, Mike Rhode, Fantom Comics, Julian Lytle, Mitch Gerads, Strange Adventures

[Interview] Thomas Kane, Chicago Executive, Managing Director at Merrill Private Wealth Management

Chicago executive Thomas Kane is selfless when it comes to time outside of the office. As a supporter of a number of local causes, he helps advocate and raise money for organizations around Chicago, including Friends of the IDF, the 100 Club of Chicago, Jewish Federation of Chicago, and the Western Golf Association Evan’s Scholars program, among others. In part, Tom Kane credits serving the community, both locally and abroad, for his success.  Giving back is an attribute his parents first insti...
Tags: Startups, Interview, Israel, America, Corporate Social Responsibility, Chicago, Middle East, Corporate Philanthropy, Salvation Army, Tom, IDF, Education Trust, Tom Kane, Thomas Kane, Thinking Aloud, FIDF

Trump Shoots Man on Fifth Ave.

Announcing TWO Tom the Dancing Bug books coming in May from Clover Press, in celebration of the comic's upcoming 30th(!) anniversary--> Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information about the books, including how to pre-order, and special offers Here! "Ruben Bolling's craft and commentary are as powerful and as pointed, as capable of making you laugh while breaking your heart as they were when we were all so very young." from Neil Gaiman's foreword t...
Tags: Post, News, Neil Gaiman, Tom, Ruben Bolling, Tom the Dancing Bug, Clover Press

The best Kindles and ereaders

We have binge-read novels on several ereaders and Amazon Kindles — and heavily researched otheres — to find the best ereaders at every price point. A few page-turners later, we find that the Amazon Kindle Oasis remains the absolute best ereader you can buy in 2020 so far. To a bookworm, there is no greater pleasure in life than diving into an enthralling book. Although many people still prefer good-old paperbacks, digital natives and people who travel a lot love their ebooks and ereaders. Eboo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Sony, Oasis, Clara, Mobi, Tom, Kobo, Amazon Pros, Digital Trends, CBR, Amazon Kobo, Barnes Noble, Kindle Amazon, Joe Osborne

Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins

Scientists have dismissed suggestions that the Chinese government was behind the outbreak, but it’s the kind of tale that gains traction among those who see China as a threat.
Tags: News, China, Cotton, Epidemics, Tom, Fox Broadcasting Co, Bannon, Stephen K, Fringe Groups and Movements, Wuhan (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Charles Portis, Elusive Author of ‘True Grit,’ Dies at 86

The publicity-shy Mr. Portis earned a modest but devoted readership and accolades as America’s “least-known great writer.”
Tags: News, America, John, Charles, Tom, Wayne, Wolfe, Portis, New York Herald Tribune, Books and Literature, Deaths (Obituaries

Dawn Mello, Who Revived Bergdorf Goodman and Gucci, Dies at 88

She was one of the first women to rise to leadership in retailing, and her aesthetic helped shift the landscape of American fashion.
Tags: News, Ford, Gucci, Michael, Dawn, Tom, Donna, Bergdorf Goodman, Karan, Kors, Fashion and apparel, Shopping and Retail, Deaths (Obituaries, Mello

Wesley Browne's Playlist for His Novel "Hillbilly Hustle"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Wesley Browne's novel Hillbilly Hustle is a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable debut. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A top-notch debut with a winning narrative voice and unexpectedly ...
Tags: Music, Kentucky, Tom Waits, David, Bob Dylan, Chelsea, Willie Nelson, Knox, Janis Joplin, Illinois, Commonwealth, Sturgill Simpson, Kirkus, Tom, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview


I don’t think I’ve ever had the classic Provençal stew called daube or boeuf en daube, but it sounds mouth-watering. I probably first came across it in To the Lighthouse (see this 2012 post), but — never having had it and being more focused on literary effects than the menu — I’d forgotten it; now I am reminded by Tom’s splendid post at Wuthering Expectations: The long dinner chapter of To the Lighthouse (1928), Chapter XVII of “The Window,” what a masterpiece. It does so much. […] Mrs. Rams...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Tom, Ramsay, Mildred, Daube, Mrs Ramsay

‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’ Director Tom McCarthy on Following ‘Spotlight’ With a Disney Family Movie [Interview]

Just when you think you have Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy figured out, he goes and follows Spotlight with a film for Disney+ about a kid who thinks of himself as a hard-boiled detective whose best friend is a polar bear. It may surprise you to know that McCarthy’s latest film, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is delightful. The main character takes himself very seriously and the film has a lot of fun playing around with that while building an entertaining mystery for him to solve. The Re...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Netflix, Paris, Pasadena, Mccarthy, Robert Redford, Tom, Timmy, Steph, Sean, Marty, Tom McCarthy, Redford

Kodak Black Professes His Love for Zendaya From Jail With Valentine’s Day Poem

With Valentine’s Day season in full swing, people all across the country are searching for love, but few are doing it quite as publicly as rapper Kodak Black, who apparently has it bad for actress/singer Zendaya. Rather than sliding into Zendaya’s DMs, Kodak decided to let everyone in the world know his intentions with a public Instagram post featuring a poem he wrote specifically for his Hollywood crush. “Zoolin in a ice box frozen in time,” Kodak wrote. “But mentally you’re my Valentine. Hope ...
Tags: Hbo, Celebs, Hollywood, Instagram, Kodak, Valentine's Day, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Lol, Zendaya, Valentine, Kodak Black, Tom, celebs on Instagram, Tom Holland Zendaya

Tom O'Neil: Honesty best policy

In today's world of "fake news", half-truths and lies twisted by nuance to come across as facts, its not surprising research by employment firm Hireright, found that 85 per cent of employers say they've caught applicants lying on... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Tom

Disney-Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Tracking for $45 Million Opening Weekend

Disney-Pixar’s fantasy film “Onward” is heading for a respectable $45 million opening on the March 6-8 weekend, early tracking showed Thursday. “Onward” is directed by Dan Scanlon from a script he wrote with Keith Bunin and Jason Headley. The story centers on a pair of teenage elf brothers — voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom […]
Tags: Box Office, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Tom, Disney Pixar, Dan Scanlon, Jason Headley, ONward, The Way Back, Keith Bunin

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Review: An Exhausting Video Game Adaptation With an Identity Crisis

Who is Sonic the Hedgehog for? What is the target audience for a film that wants to take its cues from Deadpool but also family films about the Easter Bunny? Ostensibly, children should want very badly to see this movie adaptation of the long-running Sega video game about an extremely fast blue animal. But Sonic the Hedgehog can’t figure out if its audience is the parents of those children — those of us who grew up with the first iteration of Sonic — or kids themselves. The result is...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Montana, Earth, Features, Movie Reviews, Jim Carrey, Deadpool, Adam Pally, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Pacific Northwest, Video Game, Parks

Sonic the Hedgehog Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 5/10 Cast: Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog (Voice) Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik James Marsden as Tom Wachowski Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally as Billy Robb Neal McDonough as Major Bennington Directed by Jeff Fowler Written by Patrick Casey & Josh Miller Summary: In another world, Sonic the Hedgehog lives on an island paradise filled with lush wildlife and architecturally pristine landscapes formed to accompany his speedy skills. While free to roam ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Nintendo, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sega, Tom, Ben, Carrey, Movie News, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, Patrick Casey Josh Miller, Tom Wachowski, Robotnik James Marsden, Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally

Man told his dead husband’s healthy organs are too gay for donation

View this post on Instagram I’m broken. As many of you now know, my husband Sean passed away friday night. Some of you in the inner circle I was able to reach via phone to try to let you know what happened before it spread across social media. For those I couldn’t reach to tell myself I’m sorry. I’m still trying to put together the events of that night. After coming home from work Friday night I found Sea...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, America, Fda, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Organ Donor, Tom, Sean, U S Public Health Service, HBV, Sean Reinert

CS Video: James Marsden & Ben Schwartz Talk Sonic the Hedgehog

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: James Marsden & Ben Schwartz talk Sonic the Hedgehog recently sat down with the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, including James Marsden and Ben Schwartz, to discuss the video game adaptation hitting theaters this Friday. You can check out the interviews now in the player below! RELATED: Sonic the Hedgehog Director Jeff Fowler on Redesigning Sonic Written by Patrick Casey (Golan the Insatiable), Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) and Oren Uziel (The Clo...
Tags: Video, Movies, Jim Carrey, Adam Pally, Mindy Project, Ben Schwartz, Paramount Pictures, Tom, James Marsden, Tim Miller, Green Hills, ComingSoon, Movie News, Sonic, Ben Schwartz Parks, Wachowski

A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at impeachment aquittal

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Tags: Post, News, Tom, Tom the Dancing Bug

Marketing to gardening ignorance

I always have books around and these are good ones. I’ll be giving these to the beginning gardeners I know, except for Tom’s, which I’ll keep. Beginning gardeners in the US are the focus of a variety of persuasive techniques. Last April, I posted about how dubious websites and silly memes try to convince people that they’re not just endangering their plants, they might be killing the world. Unfortunately, these often become viral, as people who have grown up depending on digital information s...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, US, Tom, Martin, Susan Martin, Shut Up and Dig, Michael Dirr Tracy DiSabato

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Featurette: Zany Jim Carrey from the ’90s Is Back as Dr. Robotnik

Jim Carrey had a meteoric rise to fame in the 1990s thanks to a string of comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, not to mention a campy villainous turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever, all in the span of a year and a half. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Jim Carrey get that silly, but as a new Sonic the Hedgehog featurette shows us, that changes this weekend. Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the Sega video game of the same name, brings in Jim Carrey to pla...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Jim-Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Parks, Tom, Carrey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Behind the Scenes Footage, Oren Uziel

A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at impeachment aquittal

PLEASE DO join Tom the Dancing Bug's INNER HIVE! Be the first kid on your block to see each week's comic, get extra comics, sneak peeks, insider scoops, and lots of other stuff! JOIN TODAY! FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a
Tags: News, Comic, Tom, Tom the Dancing Bug

Sonic the Hedgehog Featurette Highlights Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sonic the Hedgehog featurette highlights Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik Ahead of its debut this Friday, Paramount Pictures has released a character featurette for director Jeff Fowler’s forthcoming live-action adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog, giving the spotlight to Jim Carrey’s portrayal of the evil genius Dr. Robotnik as Carrey discusses how he prepared for the role. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Sonic the Hedgehog Tracking $41M-$47M Four-Day Opening We...
Tags: Video, Movies, Jim Carrey, Adam Pally, Mindy Project, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Tom, Tim Miller, Green Hills, Carrey, ComingSoon, Movie News, Video Game News, Sonic, Ben Schwartz Parks

Keeping up with "The Great Gatsby."

This kid is the new Wint and will be making $1 million a year tweeting brilliant non sequiturs while his English professors collect piles of rejection letters for their failed Great American Novels — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) February 11, 2020 I had to look up Wint. He's "one of the most notable accounts associated with 'Weird Twitter,' a subculture on the site that shares a surreal, ironic sense of humor." Notable and duly noted. Don't let that distract you. Click on ...
Tags: Education, Law, Cartoons, The Twilight Zone, Tom, Don, Jerry, Great Gatsby, Wint, Ann Althouse, Misreadings, David Burge, Bevis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Iowahawk, Orson Bean

Lise Davidsen: A superlative journey through the art of song

Are critics capable of humility? The answer should always be yes, yet I’m often surprised how rare it seems to be. It took the film critic of The Sunday Times, Dilys Powell, several decades to admit she had been wrong about Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, a film excoriated on its release in 1960. It’s taken me considerably less time - and largely because of this astounding recital - to realise I was very wrong about Lise Davidsen.
Tags: Religion, Tom, Michael Powell, Lise Davidsen, Dilys Powell

Federal Bill Seeks to Make Companies Responsible for Plastic Waste

The legislation, to be introduced Tuesday, has little chance of becoming a law, but the effort shows the increased influence of environmental groups in taking on recycling issues.
Tags: News, Alan, Plastics, Tom, Lowenthal, Udall, Plastic bottles, Recycling of Waste Materials

Erin Pringle's Playlist for Her Novel "Hezada! I Miss You"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Erin Pringle's novel Hezada! I Miss You is a moving and compelling examination of love and loss in small town America. In her own words, here is Erin Pringle's Book Notes music pla...
Tags: Music, England, New York, Lana Del Rey, Norah Jones, America, Neil Young, Sufjan Stevens, David, Billy Joel, Mcdonalds, Barbie, Frank Sinatra, Duran Duran, Kfc, Alice

New Trump budget proposes deleting current rider protecting state medical cannabis laws from federal interference

'Marijuana Moment' publisher Tom Angell tweeted today about the impact of impeached president Donald Trump's new budget on marijuana law in America. Tom points out that the new Trump budget would: • End state medical cannabis protections • Keep blocking DC from legalizing marijuana sales • Gut White House drug czar’s office • Fund FDA “regulation of cannabis and cannabis derivatives” • Support hemp implementation. Here's an excerpt from Kyle Jaeger's analysis for President...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, News, Medicine, Obama, Congress, Weed, Drugs, White House, Marijuana, America, Cannabis, Pot, Fda, Donald Trump

Tom Ford’s ‘Very L.A.’ Show

The designer’s show during New York Fashion Week took place in Los Angeles. Jennifer Lopez, Lil Nas X and Tracee Ellis Ross all made the velvet-banquette scene.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Ford, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tom Ford, Ross, Tom, Jennifer, Moore, Lopez, New York Fashion Week, Demi, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Fashion and apparel, Los Angeles (Calif, Tracee Ellis