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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
Last season the University of Oregon won the Pac-12 title and earned a No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Ducks reached the Elite 8, defeating Duke in the regional semifinals and losing to Oklahoma and Buddy Hield in the regional finals
Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian , Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on all Pakistani artists. In retaliation, Pakistan authorities imposed a complete ban on airing Indian content on all its TV channels, including Bollywood movies
Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S
The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers stopped by the White House Thursday , resulting in this epic #MannequinChallenge video. Freezing our @WhiteHouse visit in time forever with @FLOTUS ! #MannequinChallenge pic.twitter.com/iX1qaJ8qQQ — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 11, 2016 Team members, including superstar Lebron James , got in on the viral internet challenge with first lady Michelle Obama ― and they absolutely nailed it. The camera pans around the room as the players and FLOTUS stand completely still
A group of senior industry leaders will gather in the Miami, November 16-18 for the upcoming Beet Retreat , a deep dive into the future of advanced TV. The three-day event will not be streamed, but will be produced as a series of some 40 videos to be published over the following four weeks
How would I — or you — look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage, hypocrisy, fabrications, attempted bullying and flagrant misogyny? Battered? Yes
Here’s what science says about populism, the rise of Donald Trump, and how to heal a fractured country
Whoever wins the US presidential election will have to govern for the whole of the country. Carlos Barria/Reuters Pascal Molenberghs , Monash University People around the world are stunned at the rise of Donald Trump – from complete outsider to Republican nominee for the US presidential election, in what might yet turn out to be a close race to the White House. At the start of campaigning for nomination, almost nobody gave Trump a chance
Former Attorney General Eric Holder: FBI Director James Comey ‘Violated’ Justice Department Policies
Criticism of FBI Director James Comey ratcheted up dramatically late Sunday as he faced both a rare public rebuke by the former attorney general who once oversaw him and the first call for his resignation by a member of Congress. Comey has been at the center of a political storm since issuing a vaguely worded letter on Friday ― 11 days before the election ― that indicated the FBI was reviewing more emails that could be related to its probe of Hillary Clinton ’s use of a private email server. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, former attorney general Eric Holder charged that Comey’s letter had “violated long-standing Justice Department policies and tradition,” and he called on the FBI director to “ dispel the uncertainty he has created before Election Day.
Thanksgiving at the Baldwin household may be a tad tense this year. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is splitting the famous quartet of actor brothers, and even causing them to come to virtual blows via Twitter
Donald Trump regularly tells his supporters that the election has been rigged against him, and on Monday he accused Hillary Clinton ’s campaign of utilizing a “ voter suppression technique ” that involved manipulating polls. (Politifact rated his claim “pants on fire” false .) But with early voting now underway in several states, the real-world effects of actual (and very consequential) voter suppression have begun to bubble up.
If completed, the $3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) would carry 500,000 barrels of crude oil 1,168-miles southeast from the Bakken shale fields to Illinois. Owned and operated by Energy Transfer Partners, DAPL would threaten the water supplies for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, not to mention their spiritual identity.
“Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten and her husband Jeffrey Garten have been married nearly 50 years, and there’s no doubt that the pair is still very much in love .
In the month since the conventions, the jittery surface of the 24 hour news cycle has been roiled by crosscurrents, its avatars trumpeting each new event as more dramatic than the last. But beneath there is a sickly stillness of a candidacy mired in the swampland of Donald Trump’s own mind, creating a numbing ennui seeping through the electorate like encephalitis in slow motion. Too many Americans have realized who he is.
Okay, maybe not everyone. Not the movers and shakers who will doubtless profit from the Games’ intricacies, not the brokers, not the travel agencies, not the gougers, swindlers and parasites who come out of the woodwork, and certainly not the swinish IOC sycophants whose snouts are buried so deep in the money trough, they have to force themselves to come up occasionally for air. Ask the 4,200 families in Rio de Janeiro who were forcibly removed from their modest homes in order to make room for Olympic venue construction
Ethereum is doing well after yesterday’s vote of confidence from Coinbase: the price of Ether is up 12.6% today according to CoinMarketCap , while market leader Bitcoin is down 1.5%.
Xi Jinping’s foreign policy hinges on realizing “the China dream.” But, beyond a nationalistic desire to “stand tall” on the global stage, few Westerners can articulate the underlying dynamics and motivations of Beijing’s increasingly assertive behavior. This article takes a humanistic approach by asking two questions: Which Chinese do the Chinese themselves revere and what does this reveal about the country’s place in the world moving forward? More..
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook announced he will not play for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, adding to a substantial roster of NBA stars who are opting out of the games. “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics,” Westbrook said in a statement released Friday
Some critics are finding Stephen Curry’s new shoes a good fit — for jokes. ” These $120 sneakers look like they should sport the name of a shuffleboard player, not an NBA superstar,” New York Magazine wrote. More…
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James stepped in front of Steph Curry Wednesday night with less than three minutes remaining in the third and and got his fingertips on a lazily lobbed Golden State Warriors pass. After nearly falling to the ground, James sent the rock ahead to Kyrie Irving, who tossed it near the rim, leading LeBron into the one-handed oop
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Muhammad Ali represented the epitome of black excellence. Ali, who died Friday , used his skill, strength and charisma to climb his way to the top and earn recognition as a world class boxing and civil rights champion. But part of what made Ali’s unprecedented success so meaningful is that he proved that a black man could be held by no boundaries; that if he was committed, he could break them all. More…
Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison was arrested Monday on a felony domestic violence charge after allegedly assaulting a woman at a residence outside Sacramento.
“There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear …” More…
In a 336-minute, seven-game series, the Golden State Warriors needed less than 170 seconds in the third quarter to dismantle, dishearten and dispose of the Oklahoma City Thunder, doing what they do best and knocking down five treys in three minutes to earn their second consecutive berth in the NBA Finals with a 96-88 victory Monday night. Of course, it started and ended with Stephen Curry.
A mosquito-born virus linked to birth defects may keep a six-time NBA All-Star champion from playing in Brazil’s Olympics.
On the final Memorial Day weekend of the Obama administration, the soon to be astonishingly young ex-Commander-in-Chief has some recent successes to savor on the security front.
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 12 minutes away from returning to the NBA Finals. They were up by eight entering the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and things were looking good. Russell Westbrook was nearing a triple double.
One heck of a day for the #JamesGang.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. More…
Score update: pic.twitter.com/MdDTbnQTwx — GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) May 23, 2016 More…
Rooster Walk 8 Music and Arts Festival, set for May 26-29 near Martinsville, Virginia, is a week away and just in case you haven’t purchased a pass, I’m giving you eight reasons you don’t want to miss it.
A back-and-forth battle in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals led to a surprising early-series deficit for the Golden State Warriors. And, for a time Wednesday, it looked as if Game 2 was headed for another photo finish in the Warriors’ showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder. But then, about halfway through the third quarter, Warriors MVP Stephen Curry got a little mad
👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀 #What pic.twitter.com/FDPgusa6t2 — Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 17, 2016 More…
Donald Trump keeps saying we don’t have any good trade deals, but tell that to the guy in Massachusetts who just got a penis transplant . Trump and David Cameron are in the midst of a trans-Atlantic feud, exhibiting the sort of intra floppy-haired-white-guy hostility usually only found during a prep school lacrosse match
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TOP STORIES WHAT A NIGHT FOR BASKETBALL Only Lakers legend Kobe Bryant could score 60 points in his final game. “Mamba out” indeed
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican officials on Friday said they detained a woman on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list who is suspected of hiring assassins in the United States to kill her romantic rival. The woman, Mexican citizen Brenda Delgado, is wanted for capital murder in the shooting death of a Dallas dentist who was dating Delgado’s former boyfriend. U.S
ESPN, surrender your cool credentials. You do not interrupt an indie rock hero just named the most-valuable player in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, especially to redirect him to talk about “celebrity stuff, not politics.” While being interviewed after winning the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Arcade Fire ’s Win Butler used the opportunity to launch into a political speech lauding Canada’s health care system. But ESPN reporter Sage Steele was having none of it.
If politics were, in fact, a game of beanbag, the South Carolina primary would be a bag of rusty nails. Alas, politics ain’t beanbag . And South Carolina is just the campaign equivalent of throwing rusty nails at your rivals. The first projectiles came on Thursday, as the remaining Republican presidential candidates descended on the Palmetto State to engage in some good ole-fashion dirt-slinging and innuendo
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 3-month-old baby was shot in the face and died on Tuesday when gunfire erupted on a Los Angeles street, law enforcement officials said.
The most annoying thing about pro athletes who happen to be sons of fathers who were also pro athletes is that so many of them exude an obnoxious sense of privilege and entitlement. For not only did they grow up in affluent families, but given the extent to which we idolize our celebrity athletes, they grew up thinking they were special
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.
A white former suburban Detroit police officer was sentenced on Tuesday to 13 months to 10 years in prison for the beating last year of a black motorist during a traffic stop caught on video.
Miranda says her mother has been obsessed with looking like a stripper since her husband of 26 years confessed that he had been to a strip club on two occasions more than a decade ago. The 19-year-old claims that for the last two years, her mother, Marianne, would rather spend money to transform her appearance than pay for Miranda’s education — and encourages Miranda to wear tight clothes and show off her body. “Ever since my mom found out my dad went to the strip club 15 years ago, she’s made obsessive changes to her body: cutting her hair, dying her hair, getting a large back tattoo, she started drinking, getting plastic surgery,” Miranda says
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday it had detained a U.S. university student for committing a “hostile act” against the country who, if confirmed, would be the third western citizen known to be held currently in the isolated state.
CBS is selling a 30-second spot during the 2016 Super Bowl for $5 million – 11% higher than NBC charged for half a minute during the 2015 Super Bowl. How is the network able to charge so much
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At his only criminal court appearance to date, aging TV icon Bill Cosby stumbled past a scrum of photographers while two lawyers held him up on either side, walking him into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom. The attorneys hired to defend Cosby in the sex-assault case are a study in contrasts: — Outsider Monique Pressley, a lawyer-turned-TV legal analyst with side jobs as a pastor, motivational speaker and radio host, who got a taste of the limelight as a law student, posing a question about race in the O.J. Simpson trial on CNN’s Larry King Live
Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to “Do Something” Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com How can we stop the Islamic State? Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: “Come up with a plan for me to do something about ISIS!” What would you say
The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered state officials to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood and its affiliates through the state Medicaid program, a move the organization said on Wednesday it would challenge in court.
When you’re as good as Stephen Curry, there’s no bad time to try out a new sleight of hand. At least that seemed to be the reigning MVP’s mentality on Monday night, when a tied game in the second half proved as good a moment as any to test out his latest Harlem Globetrotter-esque, highlight-worthy assist
A gruesome discovery briefly shut down a commuter train station in Berkeley, California, on Monday. At about 3 a.m., BART workers found a severed human foot on the train tracks. It’s believed the foot had been there for more than three weeks, and belonged to a woman who was struck by a train on Dec. 20
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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
Records of conversations between Tony Blair and Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2000 – obtained by the BBC – shed new light on their terms in office. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms
ATLANTA (AP) — A 2-year-old and his father died Wednesday night after the man shot the boy and then himself at the end of an 18-hour standoff in Atlanta’s northeastern suburbs, police said. Thy Ho, 43, and son Philip Nguyen were each found with a gunshot wound when authorities entered the master bedroom of the Buford home after hearing gunfire about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett County police Cpl
In the movie “Being There,” a gardener labeled Chauncey, played by Peter Sellers, manages like a live action Mr. Magoo to blindly stumble his way toward being a media sensation, key adviser and possibly a presidential candidate, without really knowing anything more than gardens and television shows
In the wake of the Paris bombings by ISIS, the United States has joined the world in expressing outrage and its determination to destroy the terrorist group. But with what actions should America – and individual Americans – respond
We all know what Thanksgiving entails–turkey, pies, family, friends, acceptable overeating, and leading up to and directly after the event, a whole lot of sleeping. It’s a fantastic holiday, and unlike Christmas or the various birthday parties you attend throughout the year, you can typically get through it without spending an egregious amount of money
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation’s states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.
Today’s topics include: We Recap Chez on Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour; Bob’s Shirtless Offer; Listener Reaction to Our Mizzou Rant; The Latest on the Paris Attacks; Breaking News from Germany; GOP Governors Demonizing Refugees; Bible Verses That Mandate Allowing Refugees to Come to America; Texas Lawmaker Spills the Beans About Texas Gun Laws; Hannity and Bo Dietl on Surveilling Mosques; and much more. Download the mp3 (56 minutes, 23mb) Listen and subscribe on iTunes (it’s FREE!) Support the show at Patreon The Bob & Chez Show is a funny, fast-paced political podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The twice-weekly podcast is hosted by Bob Cesca (Salon.com, The Huffington Post, The Daily Banter, The Stephanie Miller Show), and CNN/MSNBC producer turned writer Chez Pazienza.
“Les méchants, c'est pas très gentil.”➡ http://bit.ly/1Lix9L2#LPJ Posted by Le Petit Journal on Monday, November 16, 2015 This exchange between a frightened Parisian boy, his father and a reporter may be the most touching reminder you’ll see that only love can conquer hate. In an interview posted by the French news broadcast Le Petit Journal on Monday, a reporter asks a young French boy if he understands why terrorists attacked Paris on Friday, killing at least 129 people and injuring 350. “Yes, because they’re very very very mean,” the boy replies.
LONDON (AP) — Russia’s track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press. “The important goal is not bringing them back,” Bach said.
Eight candidates will take part in Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate airing on the Fox News Business channel. Here’s what you’ll want to look for as the primary season enters its final months before the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses.