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  • ‘Black Panther’ and the Real, Lost Wakandas

    02/26/2018 5:53:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 24, 2018 | Clive Irving
    Black Panther could blow one of history’s greatest lies right out of the water. The movie creates the technically potent black African city state of Wakanda that has somehow evolved without being touched by colonialism. Fantasy, right?
  • Read the arrest report on the Florida shooting suspect(Horrible!)

    02/24/2018 8:07:07 PM PST · by narses · 148 replies
    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has released the booking report on the arrest of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.
  • Altered Carbon - Netfilx new sci-fi sreaming series

    02/03/2018 7:44:16 PM PST · by Bender2 · 44 replies
    Altered Carbon 1-houe 2018 Sci-Fi Netflix Streaming Series Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom. Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs Martha Higareda as Kristin Ortega Antonio Marziale as Isaac Bancroft Kristin Lehman as Miriam Bancroft Chris Conner as Poe Dichen Lachman as Reileen Kawahara
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a Treasure!

    01/31/2018 2:43:59 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 28 replies
    email from a friend and research ^ | 01/31/2018 | unknown
    I think the Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, is one of the brightest people in the current administration. She also has a quick wit about her and if you doubt it then read below. It's got to be the answer of the year. During a recent press conference, a reporter with MSNBC hollered from the press corps, "Where is President Trump hiding his tax returns?” Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, astutely responded, "We've found a very secure place and I'm certain they won't be found.” "And just where is that?", said the reporter, sarcastically. Mrs. Sanders grinned sardonically and said, "They...
  • Changes An Old Sergeant Story

    01/28/2018 7:30:03 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 17 replies
    Self ^ | 2018 | Gayle Rae
    Pappy folded the newspaper he had been browsing as he had made his way along the path from his quarters to his office, tucked it under his arm and reached for the knob on his office door.
  • Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' Fiction to Be Produced as TV Series

    01/18/2018 7:29:14 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 17, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Good news for all those anti-Trumpers out there who couldn't get enough of Michael Wolff's work of fiction, Fire and Fury. The book (novel) will be produced as a TV series according to an exclusive January 17 report in the Hollywood Reporter. Of course, it is pretty much a given that the portrayal of President Donald Trump will end up being so over the top divorced from reality that it will inadvertently end up as a comedy series where much of the audience will laugh at, not with, the producers of the show.
  • Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' to Become TV Series

    01/17/2018 3:05:37 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/17/2018 | Lesley Goldberg, Andy Lewis
    Michael Wolff's controversial Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is coming to television.  Endeavor Content — the financing and sales arm formed in October between sister companies William Morris Endeavor and IMG — has purchased film and television rights to the No. 1 best-selling book. The massive deal is said to be in the seven-figure range. Endeavor Content plans to adapt the book as a television series. A network is not yet attached, as Endeavor will now begin shopping the series. 
  • Cuban Communism, in Fact and Fiction

    10/09/2017 9:45:41 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2017 | Nelson DeMille
    A Yale tour group visits a Havana restaurant in “The Cuban Affair,” the new novel by Nelson DeMille. As the Cuban handler expounds on the blessings of socialism, several of the Yalies nod in thoughtful agreement. “If they spent an hour in a kennel, they’d probably come out barking,” quips Mr. DeMille’s narrator. “So much for an Ivy League education.” The point is made and the scene moves on—but during a conversation over coffee at Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotel, where Mr. DeMille is staying during a nationwide book tour, the author muses on the root of the problem. His mind...
  • Jerry Pournelle has passed away.

    09/09/2017 11:49:25 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 13 replies
    ALEX POURNELLE TEXTS: Hi I’m afraid that Jerry passed away We had a great time at DragonCon He did not suffer. Please feel free to post this news. Rest in peace, Jerry. You will be missed.
  • 24 Novels That Are Crying Out To Be Turned Into A TV Series

    08/15/2017 10:03:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jamie Jones
    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which books need to be turned into TV Shows. Here are some of the best responses...
  • Interview with Matt Bracken (My new counter-jihad novel is out: "The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun.")

    08/01/2017 2:38:28 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 67 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 1, 2017 | Matt Bracken
    WRSA: What does the title of your new novel refer to? Red sandstone cliffs are common to the coastal region of Morocco I’m writing about, and they feature in the story. All the Dan Kilmer novels are going to contain a geographical feature in their titles. So far I’ve used up “Cay” and “Cliffs”, so I don’t anticipate running out soon. WRSA: I couldn’t find Cape Zerhoun or Port Zerhoun on any maps of Morocco. It’s a composite of a few different locations, but is largely based on the historical pirate port of Salé from the corsair era but relocated...
  • ‘Make It So’: ‘Star Trek’ and Its Debt to Revolutionary Socialism

    07/27/2017 5:14:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 24, 2017 | A.M. Gittlitz
    H. G. Wells’s foundational work of political science fiction, “The Time Machine,” predicted a future in which a small utopia of sprightly elites is kept running by a subclass that lives below the ground and is reduced to bestial violence. This prediction, carried to a horrifically logical extent, represented the intense wealth disparity of the Victorian England in which Wells wrote the novel. Judging from the major political narratives of the fictions of our era, films like “The Hunger Games,” “Elysium” and “Snowpiercer,” the certainty of a future rendered increasingly barbarous by class division remains essentially the same.
  • Hillary Clinton Is President in an Alternate Universe, Where America Is Great Again

    07/12/2017 9:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 12, 2017 | Chris Riotta
    Hillary Clinton sits behind the resolute desk in the Oval Office, pulling out a large blue binder and a jar of hot peppers—her typical snack as the leader of the free world. It’s 9:30 p.m., and madam president spent the day successfully rallying House Republicans and Democrats behind a health care bill that will improve upon her predecessor’s landmark initiative, the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed an hour ago, but she isn’t anywhere near done fulfilling her duties to the American people. “I won’t be taking any more calls,” Clinton tells senior adviser Huma Abedin, who is walking toward...
  • “White Supremacist/Terrorist” Jeremy Christian: Fact vs. Leftist Fiction

    06/01/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 1, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    In a recent article on the “white supremacist,” “Islamophobic” “terrorist” attack in Portland that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend courtesy of a “Trump supporter,” I noted that, as of yet, we knew remarkably little of what actually happened. That is, we knew not nearly enough to substantiate the leftist press’s angle on the events that transpired on a Portland train.  Jeremy Christian went on an “anti-Muslim” rant against two Muslim women, so went the official line.  Three men, “heroes” is how they were being described, came to their defense.  The men stood up to “racist hate.” For their efforts, the...
  • Book Released!

    05/26/2017 5:54:14 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 53 replies
    Amazon ^ | 26 May 2017 | Jon Judson
    Hey everyone! A follow up to my announcement earlier this week. My book is available today on Amazon. If you like quirky, satirical, historical fiction with a bit of a western flavor, it'll make great beach reading this weekend and for the summer. I think you'll find it timely, too, as it's an allegorical tale about fake news and the gullibility of some folks to drink it up. If you want to take a look, check the link out.
  • The Fake News of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    05/12/2017 3:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | May 12, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Dystopian entertainment is all the rage now that Donald Trump is president, and the more unglued it sounds about an approaching American totalitarian state, the better, hence the liberal cheerleading for "The Handmaid's Tale," a TV series made for the streaming service Hulu. It's based on a loopy 1985 novel by the radical feminist Canadian author Margaret Atwood, which imagines the United States quickly falling under a theocratic dictatorship based on its Puritan roots. America becomes a patriarchy called the Republic of Gilead. All women are deprived of their rights and forbidden to read. Due to environmental degradation, very few...
  • THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN brings a great cast to Subversive’s mission

    05/01/2017 1:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Buffalo Rising ^ | April 15, 2017 | Peter Hall, NY Public Radio
    THE BASICS: THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN, a new drama by Buffalo’s Gary Earl Ross, directed by Subversive Theatre founder Kurt Schneiderman, stars Shawnell Tillery for the defense, Brian Brown as defendant Trayvon Martin, Rick Lattimer as George Zimmerman, Kunji Rey for the prosecution, along with Lawrence Rowswell, Leon Copeland, Brittany Bassett, Kajana Stover, and Michael Mottern. It runs through Saturday, May 6th, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor. Run time: over 90 minutes with one 10-minute intermission. (408-0499). THUMBNAIL SKETCH: THE TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN...
  • Cadain’s Watch by Daniella Bova, a Book Review

    04/01/2017 9:00:24 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 72 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 03/30/2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Cadain's Watch is the last book in the Storms of Transformation series, tracing the journey of a family fleeing an oppressive state to save their illegally born daughter. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this Christian fiction book?
  • Raymond Arroyo's books are having an astounding impact on at-risk kids

    04/01/2017 5:42:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | March 19, 2017 | Michelle Bauman
    Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2017 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Raymond Arroyo has an impressive resume.He’s a New York Times bestselling author several times over. He’s an award-winning journalist and producer. And his weekly EWTN show, The World Over Live, reaches more than 350 million global households and 500 U.S. radio affiliates.So when Arroyo says his Will Wilder series of books for young readers just might be “the most important work I’ve ever done,” it’s quite a statement.What makes these books so important, in his view? The lifelong impact that they can have on kids.“When an adult reads your...
  • Conservative Novel

    03/25/2017 7:06:41 PM PDT · by DC Bound · 12 replies
    Greetings Freepers. I'm posting a 100% self-serving vanity because I suspect I'm going to need some help. My most recent novel delves a little into politics and as the reviews begin to come in, I'm already getting flack for conservatism. It so happens that the reviewer left a five star review, but because I've submitted the novel to about two hundred literary-type reviewers, bloggers, etc, I suspect there will soon be a deluge of left-leaning reviews. So I wanted to make the same offer here as to all the book reviewers and bloggers who have just received their copies. I'll...