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Donald Trump just can’t drop his beef with “ Saturday Night Live .” The president-elect took time out from the important job of preparing for office to again blast the comedy sketch show over its portrayal of him. Here’s what Trump tweeted on Sunday morning: I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all.
Alec Baldwin channeled an out of his depth Donald Trump on his post-election return to “ Saturday Night Live .” The actor as the President-elect met with Kate McKinnon playing his bewildered campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, a military chief and an unemployed coal worker excited about Trump’s promises of getting his job back for the skit. But each time they asked the future POTUS a question, he really didn’t know how to respond. There was a surprise appearance from former “SNL” cast member Jason Sudeikis , who returned to the show to reprise his role as former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Twitter users are imagining what could be Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s favorite musicals, following his eventful evening watching “ Hamilton .” The Indiana governor was widely booed on entering the Richard Rogers Theater in New York City on Friday night, and the Broadway show’s cast addressed him with a powerful message as he later left. News of the incident caused the #NameAPenceMusical hashtag to globally trend on the micro-blogging service, with users putting their own Pence spin on classic musical shows
When Vice President-elect Mike Pence went out for a night of theater in Manhattan, he probably didn’t expect to be the opening act. Some of the attendees at a Friday night showing of “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda ’s Founding Fathers-themed Broadway musical , were apparently not thrilled to see the Indiana governor at the show.
Before I launched my 365-Day writing project , I came up with a 13-page (10 point font, 1.5-spaced) list of ideas. In the early days of the project, this numbered list guided me; I’d even used the strikethrough feature to cross out the topics I wrote about. As the year progressed and the calendar pages flipped faster than the leaves fell off the trees, I couldn’t keep up with the old stories on the list because new narratives were consistently presenting themselves for write-ups It was easier to write about something which happened today than to dig deep into my subconscious to recall a story from childhood or adolescence; something which helped define me, shape me, or gave me membership into a “life club.” Whatever crazy shit happens to us as humans, the “life club” concept is designed to help us feel like we’re not alone; we can always find someone who can relate, no matter how ludicrous our situation or experience may seem
(Reuters) – In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment among the 21 people who will be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States. Obama will present recipients including rocker Bruce Springsteen, Motown soul singer Diana Ross, former basketball champions Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford with the medal at a White House ceremony on Nov. 22, the White House said on Wednesday
Last week, we pre-empted our usual Talking Points format for a pre-election column.
Don’t you hate it when you hold open a door for someone and they don’t say “thank you”? Or how about when you are pushing a shopping cart around the grocery store and one wheel just keeps spinning out of control? Lin-Manuel Miranda , the brilliant mind behind Broadway hit musical “ Hamilton ,” freestyled verses about these minor yet utterly aggravating inconveniences during his appearance on “ The Ellen DeGeneres Show ” Friday.
Today, Americans woke up in a nation where Donald Trump ― a man open about his racism , misogyny and xenophobia ― is the president-elect. Shortly after the surprising loss of Hillary Clinton , who many thought would become the United States’ first female president, the hashtag #HesNotMyPresident began trending across the country. Politicians , analysts and cultural icons shared their shock and anguish, too.
When Matt Rotner was tasked with giving a speech at his sister’s wedding, he was not about to throw away his shot .
If you’ve heard common student-loan horror stories, you might think that borrowing for school will leave you owing six figures, facing arrest for failure to pay and shackling your family to your debt even if you die. But those are extreme cases. Student loans are a smart career investment as long as you borrow in moderation and graduate.
“ Hamilton ” is a ground-breaking musical for many reasons. Beyond its score and story and performances, though ― all of which are fervently praised, and rightly so ― there’s a simple reason the hype behind this generation’s biggest theatrical moment is deserved: representation matters
The only thing to fear about too much sexual abuse talk is silencing victims and hiding predators. The nation is grappling with their ideals. Conversations about rape culture, feminism and misogyny are important, sensitive and nuanced
The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below.
Lest you think that Life in the Boomer Lane is beating you over the head with her enthusiasm for One Day U, you are absolutely correct. She attended her second One Day U yesterday
When a pig farmer reported an animal rights activist for interfering with his property, he likely didn’t anticipate that he’d be setting up the entire meat industry to be put on trial. Yet, that’s exactly what happened last week when Anita Krajnc pled not guilty to mischief charges for having given water to a pig overheating on the farmer’s transport truck. It’s hard to credibly dispute that the pig was in distress
First Nighter: You Better Believe That the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Trevor Nunn-T. S. Eliot "Cats" is Now and Forever
Forever has resumed on Broadway. The original production of Cats , which billboarded the slogan “Cats. Now and Forever,” paused the forever part on September 10, 2000.
“All men of sense,” one of America’s most imaginative founding fathers Alexander Hamilton once said, “will agree in the necessity of an energetic executive.” Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ most popular mayor, was just elected to the presidency with the highest number of votes in the Southeast Asian country’s history. And his legions of supporters — who relish the provincial mayor’s off-the-cuff honesty and celebrate his unmatched bravado against the establishment — fervently believe that they may have elected not only the country’s first president from the southern island of Mindanao, but also, perhaps, its most energetic so far.
Echoing a line from his hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda on Monday condemned presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s nativist ideology, reminding the graduating class of the University of Pennsylvania of the stories and contributions of immigrants to America. “In a year when politicians traffic in anti-immigrant rhetoric,” he said, “there is also a Broadway musical reminding us that a broke, orphan immigrant from the West Indies built our financial system, a story that reminds us that since the beginning of the great, unfinished symphony that is our American experiment, time and time again, immigrants get the job done.” More…
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home and Alexander Hamilton is coming to Hulu Original Series, Difficult People . The beloved star of Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton , Lin-Manuel Miranda, will appear in Season 2 of Difficult People . Difficult People was created and written by Julie Klausner.
When it comes to date nights, Bernie Sanders showed on Friday night that he’s one helluva class act.
When it comes to culture, Americans are like baby birds — we like our nutrition pre-chewed.
A man from Tennessee who has the words “psycho” tattooed on his forehead and “nazi” inked on his throat is accused of stabbing another man in the stomach.
When Diana Andino first started researching medical school — something she had been working toward for years — she hit a brick wall. Andino, who was born in Ecuador, is undocumented .
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For those that are one of the 45 million adults without a credit file or that don’t have enough credit history to be scored using traditional scoring models I have some great news to report today! There is a new way for you to establish credit and even get a credit card using an alternative credit scoring system. eCredable and BBVA Compass Bank have partnered to allow consumers to use the eCredable credit score to apply for a credit card issued by BBVA. Why is this news so monumental?
A Texas man was wearing an anti-drugs campaign T-shirt when he was arrested last weekend for alleged possession of methamphetamine. In his booking photograph, Adrian Harold Pounders wore a top that read “DontMethWithMe.org.” The web address he proudly promoted on his chest ironically links to an anti-meth drive that warns Texans about the dangers of the highly addictive drug. Pounders, 47, was detained when cops raided his home in Crockett on Sunday
by Rod Collins, Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors In a recent article in Acoustic Guitar , Adam Perlmutter chronicles the unusual career path of Dick Boak, one of Martin Guitar’s most creative luthiers. Today Boak is the historian-in-residence of the 183-year old company and one of the most respected craftsman in his profession, but his entrée and advancement in the revered company is an intriguing and unconventional tale. Boak was enamored with music and woodmaking at an early age.
I remember every detail of a recent exchange I had with my colleagues, and I think I always will. I was speaking with a team at our firm who told me how they had helped a global client achieve one of its most important priorities — data integrity — by developing predictive algorithms to detect data deviations. I know what you’re thinking: Why was I so interested in data algorithms
When viewers tune in for coverage of the Latin Grammys on Thursday, they’ll also see ads from the pro-immigration reform groups SEIU and iAmerica Action targeting Republicans over their opposition to deportation relief for undocumented immigrants. “We will not accept hate,” a voiceover says in the ad, in Spanish. “We will not allow anti-immigrant attacks
HIR ** out of **** THÉRÈSE RAQUIN * out of **** HIR ** out of **** PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZON A polemic instead of a play, Hir is blessed with talented and committed actors who mine the text of playwright Taylor Mac for the humorous and complicated and real emotions that are buried underneath speeches and spectacle like I.E.D.s of life, little explosions of genuine drama illuminating what is all too often just a disconnected series of ideas.
Handling parole violations fairly and predictably is hard.
Broadway, the colossal $1.37 billion theatrical industry, is booming and bigger than ever. According to the Broadway League, Broadway attendance for the 2014-2015 season reached 13.1 million ticket buyers – 80% of whom were Caucasian.
Ever since I started writing this blog, people have been asking, “When do you find the time to write?” I don’t have a great answer for them; somehow I just find the time. It’s never the “perfect time,” mind you. It’s any little bit I can steal from any little place.
As he comes to grips with his failed escalations in Afghanistan and Syria, President Barack Obama should nevertheless respond to China’s escalations in the South China Sea. Fortunately, all it requires is that he direct the U.S. Navy to sail where it has legally sailed for more than a century
No one knows exactly why part of Andrew Smith’s business class airline reservation from Salt Lake City to San Juan, Puerto Rico, vanished. But when Smith clicked on American Airlines’ website to check on his in-flight meal, he discovered he was going nowhere. Despite the sophisticated technology used in today’s reservation systems — or maybe because of it — data goes missing from time to time.
FOOL FOR LOVE ** 1/2 out of **** BARBECUE ** 1/2 out of **** OLD TIMES ** out of **** FOOL FOR LOVE ** 1/2 out of **** MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB AT SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE I’ve spent my entire adult life watching the stock of playwright Sam Shepard fall.
SPRING AWAKENING (2015) ***1/2 out of **** DADDY LONG LEGS ** out of **** REREAD ANOTHER ** out of **** SPRING AWAKENING (2015) ***1/2 out of **** BROOKS ATKINSON THEATRE When Deaf Theatre West came to Broadway in 2003 with its acclaimed revival of Big River, I was bummed not to get a chance to see it. Like many, I was intrigued. A deaf theater company
A few years after first discovering Prince Edward Island as a single mom with two young children, I invited my second husband, Dan, to see the island for the first time. I was beyond nervous. What if Dan saw this island and shrugged his shoulders?
The history of the Catholic Church with indigenous peoples is a long and brutal one.
September 17 is Constitution Day recognizing the day the United States Constitution was signed in 1787. The date has only been officially recognized since 2004 and is primarily observed in schools with special Constitution related social studies lessons. Lesson material for teacher with activities for students are available at a number of websites including the National Constitution Center and the National Archives .
It is tough for students to succeed in life and in school if they suffer from depressive disorders. We test our youth for so many things, including intelligence and scoliosis, so why not depression? Three hundred and fifty million people around the world are affected by depression, and it is important for health care professionals to detect it early.
Ansel Elgort goes shirtless while posing with Theo James on the final day of filming their upcoming movie Allegiant on Friday (August 14). — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
by Doug Kirkpatrick As companies flatten hierarchy and the taxonomy of futurework expands, it seems clear that organizational effectiveness will necessarily depend, as always, on the choices of individuals. Individual effectiveness will ultimately dictate organizational results whether the governance system of choice is holacracy, teleocracy, sociocracy, workplace democracy, ROWE, agile management, horizontal management, self-management, wiki management, radical management, lattice management or any other approach. The workplace of the future will demand many individual competencies (effective communication, for example), but there are other crucial, and often less visible competencies that will impact one’s ability to navigate and perform well in a highly autonomous environment.
THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY ** 1/2 out of **** WESTSIDE THEATRE Performer James Lecesne’s latest one-man show confirms what everyone has known for two decades or more: he’s a terrific performer.
The news that Alexander Hamilton is to be demoted from the $10 bill was received with a shudder by America’s most prominent financiers. Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke was ” appalled .” Steven Rattner – the prominent progressive investment banker – defended Hamilton as a ” visionary genius .” The New York Times opined there was ” good reason to keep Hamilton .” Somewhat less than surprisingly, the CEO of the Bank of New York Mellon — founded by Hamilton — opposed the decision
By Steve Bittenbender March 3 (Reuters) – An Ohio gay rights activist was charged early Tuesday with falsely claiming he had been kidnapped and his family was in danger, setting off a police search in the Cincinnati area, authorities said. Adam Hoover, 20, who is from Harrison, Ohio, posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts that he was in the trunk of his 2000 Ford Escort and his abductors planned to kill his family. Law enforcement officials quickly found his car, but not Hoover, who was eventually found nearby unharmed and questioned by authorities, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Oh, what we would give to have been a fly on the wall at the rehearsal dinner of Seth Meyers and his now-wife Alexi Ashe . On Thursday, Will Forte stopped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to promote his new show “Last Man On Earth.” While there, the pair reminisced about the pre-wedding dinner in 2013 where Forte made an inappropriate and yet oh-so entertaining wedding toast as his creepy and racist “SNL” character Hamilton Whiteman . More..
By Alex Whiting LONDON, Feb 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is a little known disease but it could make medical history if scientists’ predictions are correct: yaws could completely disappear by 2020, given the right resources. The only disease ever to have been eradicated is the deadly smallpox. Guinea worm is nearly there, and polio too could be added to the list.
An Ohio man has been indicted for allegedly threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), WCPO and the Associated Press report. The man, Michael Robert Hoyt, served Boehner drinks at the Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio for more than five years, but was fired in October, according to WCPO . More..
By Nate Raymond (Reuters) – Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating its users’ privacy by scanning the content of messages they send to other users for advertising purposes, a U.S.