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  • Should Star Trek Sequels Return to the Prime Timeline?

    06/21/2017 7:18:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | June 20, 2017 | Andy L. Kubai
    Star Trek has remained a ship somewhat adrift, especially since the prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise was canceled before its fifth season. When J.J. Abrams brought his kinetic, alternative timeline to life in 2009, the long-running saga received a shot in the arm. Since then, the franchise, now split between Paramount (film) and CBS (small screen), continues to seek out for the right vehicle to truly set the stars ablaze in the 21st century. Star Trek Into Darkness and Beyond were both exciting and generally well-received entries but fell victim to diminishing returns at the box office when Beyond’s meager...
  • Black Caucus rejects Trump invitation for WH meeting

    06/21/2017 4:33:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2017 | John Bowden
    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Wednesday rejected President Trump's invitation for the 49-member group to join him at the White House for a meeting, citing his unresponsiveness on previous attempts at policy engagement as proof that Trump isn't interested in working with the members beyond a photo op.
  • David Brooks: Let’s Not Get Carried Away (Brooks defends Trump?)

    06/20/2017 10:44:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 20, 2017 | David Brooks
    I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business) about the nefarious things the Clintons were thought to have done back in Arkansas... In retrospect Whitewater seems overblown. And yet it has to be confessed that, at least so far, the Whitewater scandal was far more substantive than the Russia-collusion scandal now gripping Washington. There may be a giant revelation still to come. But as the Trump-Russia story has evolved, it is striking how little...
  • Steve Bannon says Sean Spicer does fewer daily briefings because he 'got fatter'

    06/20/2017 8:04:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 20, 2017 | Sonam Sheth
    When he was asked why the White House has recently diminished the number of daily press briefings in favor of off-camera gaggles, chief strategist Steve Bannon replied, "Sean got fatter."
  • Comedian Bill Dana, Who Played the Character Jose Jimenez, Dies at 92

    06/19/2017 5:26:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 19, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    Bill Dana, who created and starred as the earnest character at the center of the "My Name … Jose Jimenez" routine that made him one of America's most beloved comic performers of the 1960s, has died. He was 92.Dana, who first appeared as Jimenez on The Steve Allen Plymouth Show, where he also worked as an Emmy-nominated head writer, died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Emerson College announced.
  • Can’t fix our nation by shaking its constitutional tree

    06/17/2017 8:27:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Often people can only take so much pressure before they seek to release it in rash and sudden ways, throwing caution and a careful consideration of consequences to the wind. There were good signs when President Trump was elected that many Americans were entering into that kind of moment. And now, with millions realizing just how widespread and deeply rooted are the problems cool-and-collected President Obama had helped us emotionally paper over, the urge to find release in rash words and deeds is kicking into overdrive. There’s talk of a “cold civil war,” a bitter longing for “national divorce,” and...
  • Philip Gossett, scholar of 19th-century Italian opera, is dead at 75

    06/14/2017 10:31:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 13, 2017 | John von Rhein
    Dr. Philip Gossett, a retired music scholar and professor of music at the University of Chicago who was considered one of the world's foremost experts on 19th-century Italian opera, died Monday at his home in the Hyde Park neighborhood. He was 75. The cause of death was progressive supernuclear palsy, a rare degenerative disease, according to his son, Jeffrey. Gossett was widely respected as an authority on the operas of Gioachino Rossini and Giuseppe Verdi, having served as general editor of the collected Rossini works and coordinating editor of the collected Verdi works. The latter edition was published by the...
  • The March against What Now?

    06/12/2017 8:43:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 11, 2017 | Tiana Lowe
    The LGBTQ+ Equality March has little to no basis in reality. Another week, another protest against the president. Russian hookers and pathetic attempts at infrastructure week aside, the never-ending cavalcade of self-aggrandizement has to be the most annoying feature of Trump’s America...  But the upcoming LGBTQ+ Equality March has little to no basis in reality. At the beginning of the century, Hillary Clinton was proudly declaring that marriage is between a man and a woman on the Senate floor while Barack Obama was doing so in the pages of The Audacity of Hope. Donald Trump did the same in a...
  • Executive Editor of the NYT: The left, as a rule, does not want to hear thoughtful disagreement

    06/08/2017 7:07:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2017 | Uploaded by NTK Network
    Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of the NYT: The left, as a rule, does not want to hear thoughtful disagreement
  • Alex Jones Unleashes Bizarre Rant Against Megyn Kelly: ‘Cold. Robotic. Dead.’

    06/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 7, 2017 | Joe DePaolo
    It is more than somewhat likely that Infowars publisher Alex Jones wants sites like ours to post rants like this. But in this instance, we’ve decided to indulge him, because this one is just too bizarre to ignore. Wednesday, Jones posted a wild, 12-minute rant against the mainstream media and, specifically, NBC’s Megyn Kelly. Jones recently sat for, according to his account, three extended interviews with Kelly, which are to be edited down and will soon air on Kelly’s new show Sunday Night.
  • Roger Smith, '77 Sunset Strip' Star and Husband of Ann-Margret, Dies at 84

    06/05/2017 4:53:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 5, 2017 | Chris Koseluk
    Roger Smith, the suave leading man of television who starred on the popular 1950s-'60s ABC private eye series 77 Sunset Strip before a neuromuscular disease ended his acting career in his 30s, has died. He was 84. Smith, who went on to manage the career of Ann-Margret, his wife of 50 years, died Sunday at Sherman Oaks Hospital, a representative for the actress told The Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death was announced... In 1957, Columbia Pictures put Smith under contract. This led to a string of film appearances, including No Time to Be Young (1957), Operation Mad Ball (1957), Crash Landing (1958)...
  • FACT CHECK: Did Maxine Waters blame “inaction on climate and healthcare” for London attacks? No.

    06/05/2017 1:41:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Unshackled ^ | June 4, 2017 | Sukith Fernando
    A screenshot is circulating around social media that allegedly shows a tweet made by Democratic Representative Maxine Waters where she blames “our inaction on climate and healthcare” for motivating yesterday’s terror attacks in London. The tweet says: “Please pray for the safety of our Muslim brothers and sisters in #London. Our inaction on climate change and healthcare has pushed them to this”. While Maxine Waters is undoubtedly eligible for the top prize as a regressive leftist for her idiotic words and actions, this time she is not guilty. Maxine Waters might be a climate change shill, but she did...
  • Former major leaguer Jim Piersall dies at 87 (Jimmy Piersall)

    06/04/2017 1:30:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 4, 2017
    Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87. Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness, according to the Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors.
  • Sad news: Eminent conductor collapses and dies (Sir Jeffrey Tate)

    06/02/2017 10:57:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | June 2, 2017 | Norman Lebrecht
    The management agency for Sir Jeffrey Tate has confirmed his death, this afternoon, at the age of 74. The eminent British conductor suffered a heart attack while visiting the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, Italy, and could not be revived. Sir Jeffrey Tate, who was 74, was knighted six weeks ago for services to music.
  • Elena Verdugo, Emmy-Nominated Actress on 'Marcus Welby, M.D.,' Dies at 92

    06/01/2017 3:31:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 31, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    Elena Verdugo, who portrayed the devoted office assistant and nurse Consuelo Lopez opposite Robert Young on the 1970s ABC drama Marcus Welby, M.D., has died. She was 92. Verdugo died Tuesday in Los Angeles, a representative for actress Sharon Gless told The Hollywood Reporter. Early in her career, Gless had a recurring role as hospital worker Kathleen Faverty on Marcus Welby, M.D., and she and Verdugo had been extremely close ever since.
  • Did Nordic leaders troll Trump with 'orb' photo?

    06/01/2017 12:56:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2017 | Zachary Cohen
    Top leaders of five Nordic countries are rejecting claims that they "trolled" President Donald Trump by posing for a photo that is drawing comparisons to the US leader's now-infamous moment with a glowing orb during his trip to Saudi Arabia. The photo, which was first reported by The Hill, shows the prime ministers of Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark all placing their hands on a European soccer ball -- an image that would most likely have been viewed as benign had it not surfaced just days after one of the most memorable moments from Trump's first foreign trip to...
  • Clint Walker - "Cheyenne" turns 90 today

    05/30/2017 7:59:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 30, 2017
    Clint Walker, the handsome actor who played Cheyenne and many other roles in television and movies, turns 90 today. Wikipedia IMDb ClintWalker.com
  • Frank Deford, Giant of Sports Journalism, Dies at 78

    05/29/2017 2:15:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 29, 2017 | Chris Koseluk
    Frank Deford, the charismatic sports writer widely regarded as one of the best of his generation who also presided over the ambitious and short-lived The National, one of the biggest busts in the annals of the newspaper industry, has died. He was 78. Deford, who began his career at Sports Illustrated in 1962 and remained with the magazine for decades, died Sunday in Key West, Fla., his wife told The Washington Post. A prolific and widely admired novelist as well, Deford wrote the 1981 book Everybody's All-American, about the downfall of a 1950s University of North Carolina star. It was...
  • Memorial Day

    05/29/2017 9:04:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | Various
    Items not excerpted are in the public domain. In Flanders Fields By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If...
  • Happy 100th birthday, John F. Kennedy

    05/29/2017 7:44:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 29, 2017
    John F. Kennedy would be 100 years old on Monday, were he still alive. The 35th president of the United States was killed in 1963, midway through his term in office, but he is revered today as one of the most towering figures in modern American politics.