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  • Ghostbusters resurrected: Jason Reitman will direct a new film set in the original universe

    01/15/2019 6:24:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 15, 2019 | ANTHONY BREZNICAN
    Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full-trance mediums, the Loch Ness Monster and the theory of Atlantis? If so, good news — there’s a new Ghostbusters movie in the works. Entertainment Weekly has learned exclusively that Jason Reitman will direct and co-write an upcoming film set in the world that was saved decades previously by the proton pack-wearing working stiffs in the original 1984 movie, which was directed by his father, Ivan Reitman. “I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set....
  • The Bauhaus, 100 years on: This year marks the centennial of the legendary design [tr]

    01/15/2019 6:40:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Handelsblatt Today ^ | January 11, 2019 | Matthais Streit
    A century ago, as Germany was still licking its wounds from World War I, the Bauhaus school of design opened its doors in the eastern city of Weimar. The legendary name still resonates: If you have €237,000 ($273,000) in spare change, you can buy yourself a turnkey “Bauhaus” home, all set to be constructed on a piece of empty land. The ready-made abodes – prefabricated, modern, stylish and typically bright white in color – vaguely reflect the popular conception of the Bauhaus label. But what does it actually stand for today?
  • Wicked Game (by Count Vlad)

    01/12/2019 2:09:56 PM PST · by BEJ · 9 replies | BEJ
    Count Vlad does a great version of the Chris Isaak tune with the black & white 80s video in the background. And he goes out on a solo which is a bit of a surprise for that song. The Count is red but his love is blue. Please subscribe to the Count's Youtube channel if you like like this video.
  • This Delayed Traveler's 4-hour Dance Around the Atlanta Airport Is Going Viral

    01/11/2019 11:52:02 PM PST · by blueplum · 25 replies
    MSN Travel Leisure ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Cailey Rizzo
    Sometimes there’s just nothing left for you to do but dance. Over the past few weeks, the government shutdown has caused aggravation at airports around the country. Earlier this week, Katie Gould, a law student, was stranded at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport....{snip} It was four hours until Gould could board the next flight to Milwaukee. Instead of killing time watching TV like she normally does, Gould turned the delay into an opportunity.
  • 2026 (Count Vlad does the future)

    01/11/2019 4:55:27 PM PST · by BEJ
    This is something futurist from Count Vlad. The music and imagery is an amalgam of old and modern that becomes futuristic (almost like in Blade Runner). The past and future are connected as the Dragon eats its tail -- the Ouroboros. I hope you enjoy the music and, if you like it, please subscribe to the Youtube channel.
  • 'Criminal Minds' to End With Season 15 on CBS

    01/10/2019 7:50:03 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 10, 2018 | THR Staff
    CBS' long-running series Criminal Minds is on its way out. The network has renewed the cop drama, a relatively reliable performer for CBS, for a 15th and final season. The upcoming season will be 10 episodes long and will be shot on the heels of the current season. By the time it wraps, Criminal Minds will have completed 325 episodes, making it one of the longest running TV dramas. The crime series, which is show-run by executive producer Erica Messer, follows an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, attempting to anticipate their next...
  • Blue tooth reveals unknown female artist from medieval times

    01/09/2019 11:28:27 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 9, 2019 | Matt McGrath
    he weird habit of licking the end of a paintbrush has revealed new evidence about the life of an artist more than 900 years after her death. Scientists found tiny blue paint flecks had accumulated on the teeth of a medieval German nun. The particles of the rare lapis lazuli pigment likely collected as she touched the end of her brush with her tongue. The researchers say it shows women were more involved in the illumination of sacred texts than previously thought.
  • Chrysler Building, a Famed Slice of Manhattan Skyline, Is on the Block

    01/09/2019 6:49:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2018 | Keiko Morris
    New York City’s iconic Chrysler Building is up for sale. The owners of the 1930 art deco office tower—an Abu Dhabi government fund and New York developer Tishman Speyer—have hired CBRE Group Inc. to market the property, according to Darcy Stacom, chairman of the firm’s New York City capital markets group. In recent years, U.S. and overseas investors have splurged on famous properties like the Willis Tower in Chicago and New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, for which a Chinese insurer paid $1.95 billion in 2015—a record for a U.S. hotel sale. The Chrysler Building’s owners are hoping to attract deep-pocketed...
  • Bryan Cranston defends playing quadriplegic in new movie ‘The Upside’

    01/08/2019 1:31:45 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 8, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    Bryan Cranston defended playing a quadriplegic in his upcoming movie “The Upside,” saying taking on the role was a “business decision” amid the growing debate about expanding casting in Hollywood. Cranston told the Press Association that he’s aware of “the need to expand opportunities” to others when it comes to casting specific roles, but as an actor, he has the right to take on characters with different attributes and abilities. In “The Upside,” Cranston plays a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a caretaker, played by Kevin Hart, to help him on his daily routine. "We live in the world of criticism,...
  • Liz Cheney fires back at Christian Bale: 'Satan probably inspired' 2008 arrest

    01/07/2019 5:42:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2019 | Judy Kutz
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is firing back at Christian Bale after the actor said during a Golden Globes acceptance speech that Satan inspired him when he played her father, Dick Cheney. While accepting an award in the “Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” category late Sunday, the “Vice” star said to laughs from the crowd, “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.” A chuckling Bale also blasted Dick Cheney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as “charisma-free [expletive]” during his fiery remarks. After the awards ceremony, Liz Cheney, 52,...
  • Watch M.C. Escher Make His Impossible Mathematical Art In This 1971 Film

    01/07/2019 3:48:37 PM PST · by mairdie · 36 replies ^ | October 8, 2018 | Karen Strike
    'Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check' - MC Escher Escher, who started out as a graphic artist, brought art and maths together. His art added a human element to abstract mathematic ideas. Inspired first by the geometric art on the tiles at the Alhambra in Spain, and later by other visual illusions, like Roger Penrose’s Impossible Triangle and the Möbius Strip, a non-hierarchical ‘surface with one continuous side formed by joining the ends of a rectangle after twisting one end through 180°’, Escher became...
  • 25 Worst Movies Of 2018 That Hollywood Hopes We’ll Forget

    01/07/2019 2:49:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | By Brad Slager
    <p>There was plenty of garbage released into theaters in 2018, so recognizing those misfires is always a lark.</p> <p>The movie awards season is kicking off, as Hollywood celebrates itself for the next couple of months. To break up that effusive monotony, people like me look in the other direction. There was plenty of garbage released into theaters in 2018, so recognizing those misfires is always a lark.</p>
  • Fiji Water girl literally steals Golden Globes spotlight: 'You've got to angle'

    01/07/2019 2:08:41 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/7/18 | Fox News
    Rami Malek may have won big last night, but the true star of the 2019 Golden Globes was the Fiji Water girl. The pretty brunette who photobombed a slew of stars on the red carpet, including Jamie Lee Curtis and Jim Carrey, has been identified as Kelleth Cuthbert, a Los Angeles-based model, The Daily Mail reports. Cuthbert's impeccable ability to get herself into so many photos and TV shots wasn't lost on Golden Globes viewers.
  • Golden Globe Ratings Down From 2018; Four-Year Low In Early Numbers

    01/07/2019 7:19:24 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 7, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Last night’s 76th Golden Globe Awards saw big surprises like Bohemian Rhapsody’s big win for Best Motion Picture, Drama, a big send off for FX’s The Americans, flu shots, a trio of victories for Green Book, some history made by co-host Sandra Oh and a Saturday Night Live alum mock marriage proposal. Clocking in at around three hours and twenty minutes and coming right after a NFL Wild Card playoff game that threatened to run long, the Killing Eve star and Andy Samberg fronted ceremony was a little bit more traditional than usual and never even mentioned Donald Trump once....
  • How Monet's masterpieces manipulate our brain: Scientists reveal what makes the art 'trick' our eyes

    01/06/2019 8:13:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies ^ | 18:37 EST, 4 January 2019 | Annie Palmer
    'With each of the paintings in the series, Monet manipulates viewer perception in a way that scientists at the time did not completely understand,' the university explained. The study 'provides insight into the complexity of the visual system, illuminating Monet's processes and the intricacies of his work,' they added. Monet's series shows the Waterloo Bridge amid the landscape and atmosphere of its surroundings, including the swirling fog, soft light and mist. The researchers noted that each painting uses a very limited color palette, yet, somehow it appears unique every time. The answer to why each work of art appears different...
  • Forget Kevin Hart — why actor James Woods would be the perfect Oscars host

    01/06/2019 7:35:02 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2019 | Jon Levine
    With the 2019 Golden Globe Awards now upon us, only one thing is for sure: Not a lot of people are going to watch. Ratings for the event last year fell 5 percent from their 2017 numbers and have fallen three out of the last four years. Oscars and Emmys? Even worse, with the 2018 shows declining 20 percent and 10 percent respectively from their 2017 ratings numbers. Reversing this moribund picture calls for more than just tinkering along the edges. How can the creative class convince millions of Americans who have tuned out to give them a second chance?...
  • "Letter to Mistress Van Kleeck" by Henry Livingston (Jany 1787) to Richard Sheridan's "Ah, Sure"

    01/05/2019 12:49:07 PM PST · by mairdie · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1787 | Henry Livingston
    One of my absolute favorites. Henry's sister Cornelia, Mistress Van Kleeck, four years his younger, most likely told Henry this story, which he then turned into a humorous poem about her tenant's excuse for not paying her the pig he owed her. Illustrated with vintage postcards. Going the opposite way, a very short religious poem that's also a favorite of mine, "Without distinction..."
  • Dancers heath (Count Vlad does Celtic)

    01/04/2019 5:39:07 PM PST · by BEJ · 5 replies
    It's Friday and no doubt there are some dancers out there who want to kick up a storm. This video is Count Vlad doing Celtic! Now how is it that a Transylvanian Count is doing Celtic music? That's a long story... and it involves the Count being kidnapped by a band of Celtic Zombies and being saved by his Dragon. Enjoy... and if you like it please subscribe to the channel.
  • "God is Love" by Henry Livingston (1827)

    01/04/2019 4:52:04 PM PST · by mairdie · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1827 | Henry Livingston
    "God is Love" was written by Henry Livingston in his daughter Jane's Poetry Manuscript Book in 1827, the year before he died at the age of 79. Narrated by Byron Nilsson to "Washington."
  • Women in Hollywood Suffer ‘Radical Underrepresentation’ in Top 2018 Films, Study Says

    01/03/2019 4:53:00 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | January 3, 2019 | Matt Donnelley
    While Hollywood women have made incremental gains in below-the-line jobs like producing and editing, they backslid as feature film directors and continue on a path of “radical underrepresentation” in the industry, a new study says. Martha Lauzen’s “Celluloid Ceiling,” a comprehensive report of women’s behind-the-scenes employment in film run out of San Diego State University, hit on Thursday — and its analysis comes with a blazing criticism that Hollywood’s value shift is only lip service until the industry commits to transparency. “The study provides no evidence that the mainstream film industry has experienced the profound positive shift predicted by so...