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Captain Sully To Trump: You’re Grounded

America’s most famous airline pilot has shot down President Trump’s proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system. “Our air traffic control system is the best and safest in the world,” declares Captain Chesley Sullenberger in a new video produced by the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

August 16, 2017

The Well-Respected Software You Need To Finish Your Screenplay

Even A-list Hollywood screenwriters need some help getting their complex ideas into cohesive script form. That means more than just proper formatting of stage directions — and Final Draft 10, the industry-standard screenwriting program, gets that. The list of Final Draft devotees includes exalted film luminaries like Aaron Sorkin, James Cameron, JJ Abrams, Sofia Coppola, […]

August 7, 2017
Detroit Movie

Detroit Is Not A Movie

Oh, never mind. By all means, see the movie if the marketing campaign has persuaded you it’s the kind of entertainment you like. But please don’t think you are going to gain any deep insight into what happened in Detroit in 1967. Or what’s happening now. Or most importantly what you could do to reduce the destructive grip of white power on our society going forward.

August 6, 2017

Discover A More Productive Self With This Bundle Of Tips And Tricks

There are only 24 hours in a day… no really, we checked. With more than half of that time taken up with sleeping, eating, traveling and other mundanities, you’ve really only got a handful of hours a day to truly get things done. Make that precious window of time as fruitful as possible with the […]

August 2, 2017

Time To Learn How To Speed Through That Summer Reading List

To many, speed reading seems like no more than a parlor trick, a talent honed to impress onlookers like juggling or singing. Well, speed reading has some practical advantages that go way beyond being a simple talent… in fact, it’s practically a super power. Best of all, speed reading is a skill that can come […]

July 10, 2017

This Popular App Uses AI to Feed You Personalized Meditations

We’re all looking for a way to decompress and level out the daily stresses. With a host of app services aimed at soothing your soul flooding the market, Aura Premium is already distinguishing itself in this exploding field. Find out why with a lifetime subscription to this in-demand service for over 80 percent off — […]

June 28, 2017
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Reporters Fall Into The “Alt-Right” Trap With Julius Caesar Stunt

While many journalists have done yeoman’s work catching up on the assortment of white nationalists, misogynists, and conspiracy theorists behind this new wave of fringe media outlets, they’ve been less effective in learning about the tactics those figures use to manipulate the press. That failing was evident over the weekend, as major news outlets reported on Friday night’s “alt-right” interruption of a performance of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

June 20, 2017
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Trump As Caesar: Irresponsible, Nasty, Fun

Lend me your ears. You’ll be glad. Today’s subject is the controversial production of “Julius Caesar” in which a Donald Trump-like figure gets assassinated. Given today’s angry political climate, the costuming showed poor taste at the very least. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America withdrew their sponsorship, and who could blame them?

June 20, 2017

5 Headphones For Every Type of Listener

Music is a very personal experience. So it stands to reason that the method you choose for hearing your music is just as idiosyncratic. Pick the right tools for the job from this selection of awesome earbud and headphone deals available right now through The National Memo Store. FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds These pro-grade […]

June 9, 2017
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Trump’s Nightmarish First 100 Days Gets The ‘Simpsons’ Spoof It Richly Deserves

President Trump’s tumultuous first 100 days in office are the subject of this week’s episode of “The Simpsons,” according to a Facebook teaser released on Wednesday. Kellyanne Conway, press secretary Sean Spicer and first daughter Ivanka Trump, as well as advisers Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, all make cameos in the much-anticipated half-hour episode.

April 28, 2017
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Are Democrats Out Of Touch With The Real America Or Reality TV America?

As for Real America, maybe if I’d ever seen a single episode of “The Apprentice” or “Celebrity Apprentice” I might have seen the preposterous figure of Donald J. Trump coming. But I surely did not. Did you?

January 4, 2017
New Year's Eve, NYC, Times Square

Times Square Heats Up Ahead Of New Year’s Eve Revelry

As many as two million people, surrounded by a ring of 40-ton sand trucks and some 7,000 police, are expected to gather in the “Crossroads of the World” to watch the glittering sphere complete its midnight drop, marking the beginning of 2017.

December 31, 2016
Carrie Fisher, Star Wars

Goodbye, Princess Leia: Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies At 60

Beloved actress and author Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films before becoming a leading advocate for those living with mental illness, died on Tuesday at the age of 60.

December 27, 2016
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Ethics Experts Concerned Over NBC’s ‘Mind-Boggling’ Ties To Trump

NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC will be reporting on President Trump at the same time that their corporate parent will stand to benefit from Trump’s reputation and popularity. This places NBC’s journalists in an untenable position.

December 12, 2016
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When NBC Dumped Trump Because He Violated Their Core Values

The announcement that President-elect Donald Trump will remain an executive producer on “Celebrity Apprentice” defies NBC’s previous claim that they did not want to be associated with Trump because his bigoted statements had defied the network’s core values.

December 9, 2016
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NBC Will Have A Fiduciary Relationship With The President Of The United States

Donald Trump will remain the executive producer of the Celebrity Apprentice, creating an unprecedented conflict of interest for NBC News.

December 9, 2016
Kendrick Lamar at the Orange Stage, Roskilde Festival July 3, 2015.

Once Sidelined, Hip-Hop Finds Grammy Spotlight With Kendrick Lamar

Rapper Kendrick Lamar heads into Monday’s Grammy awards with a leading 11 nominations and the chance to make history if he wins album and song of the year.

February 12, 2016
Screen grab via "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Late Night Roundup: Megyn Kelly’s ‘Surreal’ Six Months

Megyn Kelly talked about the verbal abuse that has been heaped upon her by Donald Trump and his supporters ever since that first Republican debate.

February 5, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Trump’s Stages Of Grief

The Donald’s allegation that Cruz stole the Iowa caucuses was the talk of the night late shows.

February 4, 2016

Late Night Roundup: When Donald Trump’s Meds Wear Off

Conan O’Brien had a phone call with “Donald Trump,” who revealed the secret behind his gracious concession speech: Every single Xanax pill he could find.

February 3, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Big Debate — Donald Trump Vs. Donald Trump

Colbert: “Tonight it is Donald against Trump — or as they’re known by their celebrity couple name, ‘Dump.'”

January 29, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Trump The African Dictator — Again

Trevor Noah revealed that something very much like Trump’s great debate ditching occurred just last week — by the president of Uganda.

January 28, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Colbert Presidential Candidate Town Hall

Stephen got in all the typical candidate remarks and poses, like rolling up his sleeves — and his pants leg.

January 27, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Don Rumsfeld’s Intelligence

Don Rumsfeld told Stephen Colbert this little gem: “It’s never certain — if it were a fact, it wouldn’t be called ‘intelligence.'”

January 26, 2016

Late Night Roundup: No More Whitewashing In Whitesboro!

“The Daily Show” revealed the secret role the show played in addressing controversy over the racist-looking official seal of the Village of Whitesboro.

January 22, 2016