Some thoughts on the biggest Marvel blockbuster yet. [Modest spoilers]
On the one hand, this is cool. On the other, it’s just another sign of how damned old I am. I graduated high school in 1984.
The new Black Panther movie raises a variant of the central question of the superhero genre. [No significant spoilers]
Dodge is facing controversy this morning for using the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in a Super Bowl commercial, but they’re not the only party who may have some questions to answer.
The lead story on Yahoo News at the moment, courtesy People magazine (“Robert Wagner Now Considered a ‘Person of Interest’ in Wife Natalie Wood’s Mysterious Death”):
Todd Rogers has been stripped of his world record for the Atari 2600 racing game Dragster.
So, this happened at last night’s Grammy Awards telecast: The people’s champ appeared on “Music’s Biggest Night” during a pre-taped sketch that had host James Corden holding spoken-word auditions for Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s bestselling book (novel?) about the chaotic Trump administration. There was Cher discussing Trump’s Just for Men-style “combover”; Snoop Dogg reading a passage on Trump’s […]
A government panel has mandated a 50% increase in the revenue share streaming services pay songwriters and music publishers.
Last October, legendary rocker Tom Petty died of a heart attack, at the relatively young age of 66. The medical examiner has now attributed this to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
Some progress on easing tensions between North and South Korea.
Earlier this week, Matthew Peterson, who was nominated for a position on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after a particularly embarrassing appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, withdrew his nomination rather than face certain rejection. This led to speculation about how the Trump Administration could improve its judicial nomination process. One New York […]
New York Knicks Center Enes Katner is at the center of an international legal dispute for speaking out against the President of Turkey.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is floating the idea that the U.S. might not take part in the Olympics due to safety concerns. This would be a foolish decision.
Russia has been barred from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics after an investigation uncovered extensive evidence of cheating.
The Supreme Court heard argument today in a case challenging a 1992 law barring sports gambling in all but a handful of states, and the Justices appeared skeptical of the law.
Jim Nabors, who became famous as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle USMC, has died at the age of 87.
The latest domino to fall in the ongoing wave of sexual harassment and abuse revelations is Matt Lauer.
Donald Trump is without question the pettiest, most vindictive person to ever occupy the Oval Office.
A huge loss for the world of Rock & Roll.
Ezekiel Elliott got a legal reprieve late last week, but it may not last for long and it could have a big impact on the fortunes of the Dallas Cowboys.
Donald Trump has apparently made the American public more supportive of players who kneel for the National Anthem.
He had more than three dozen Top 40 pop hits through the 1950s and early ’60s, among them ”Blueberry Hill,” ”Ain’t It a Shame,” “I’m Walkin’,” “Blue Monday” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans.”
Robert Guillaume, who starred in situation comedies in the 70s, 80s, and 90s such as “Soap,” “Benson,” and “Sports Night,” has died at the age of 89.
Over the summer, Kid Rock engaged in an obvious publicity stunt that made some people believe he was running for President. Today, he revealed just how gullible everyone who fell for it was: Kid Rock is ending months of speculation about a possible Senate bid, reportedly saying, “F— no, I’m not running for Senate.” “Are […]
Downplaying earlier reports, the National Football League is shooting down reports that it would move to force players to stand for the National Anthem.
A legal setback for Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys.
Vice-President Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early in what was obviously a cynical pre-planned publicity stunt.
During the race for the Democratic nomination, comedian Larry David became known for playing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live and many people remarked that he did quite a good job at it. As it turns out, there may be a genetic reason for that: In a released clip from the season four […]
Hugh Hefner, who became both a cultural icon and a catalyst and reflector of vast social changes, has died at the age of 91.
Most Americans don’t support President Trump’s statements about the protests by N.F.L. players, but it’s just another example of him using hateful rhetoric to pander to his base.
In President Trump’s mind, American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights are “sons of bitches” who should be fired for exercising their rights.
Former N.F.L. player, and convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez suffered from a severe case of C.T.E. at the time of his death according to a post-mortem brain study.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer poked fun at himself on last night’s Emmy broadcast, and the political pundits are all in pearl-clutching mode because of it.
Former Mexican President Vincente Fox has been among the most effective trolls against Donald Trump ever since Trump the candidate announced his policy that he would build a wall on the southern border that Mexico would pay for. Now, he’s out with a video that takes the game to a new level: The United States […]
Yesterday was a bad day for Louisiana Tech football: Louisiana Tech didn’t get many opportunities to score against Mississippi Stateon Saturday night. And even when it did, things went from good to bad really fast. Poised to slice into a 57-14 deficit early in the fourth quarter, Louisiana Tech was looking at second-and-goal from the Mississippi State […]
Once again, the National Football League sees its disciplinary and appeal process criticized by a Federal Judge.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor showed up at Yankee Stadium yesterday for the first of a four-game series against the Red Sox that could prove crucial to the team’s chase for the AL East pennant this season. Instead of sitting in a luxury box seat down by the dugout though, she was in Judge’s Chambers: […]
The NFLPA alleges “egregious violations of legal due process” in the Ezekiel Elliot suspension.
In light of a recent Supreme Court decision, the Federal Government is ending its defense of an effort to revoke the trademarks of the Washington Redskins.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving New Jersey’s challenge to a Federal law outlawing sports betting.
Bill Cosby is planning to spend the summer teaching men how to avoid sexual assault allegations: Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings this summer to educate people, including young athletes and married men, on how to avoid accusations of sexual assault, two of his representatives said Wednesday. The announcement came just days […]