Jacob Brogan: Ellen Pao Steps Down as Interim CEO of Reddit (Slate)
Reddit has plenty of problems, but if you asked its users, many would point the finger at one of its executives: Ellen Pao. They'll have one less thing to complain [about…]. Pao has officially stepped down from her position as interim CEO, a job she has occupied since November 2014, Bloombergreports. One of the site's co-founders, Steve Huffman, will take her place.
Geoffrey O'Brien: "The Killers: A Decisive Reversal of Values" (Criterion)
Our recollections of Robert Siodmak's 1946 movie The Killers are apt to center on three primary elements: Ernest Hemingway's story, so literally brought to the screen in the film's opening scenes; Ava Gardner, carrying the full weight of that late-forties sense of female sexuality as enveloping power, pervasively narcotic if not downright supernatural; and finally, the impression of dreamy spectral density evoked by Siodmak's Germanic camera play and the luminosity of Woody Bredell's black-and-white cinematography.
JM McNab: 6 'Mature' Artists Who Also Made Stuff For Kids (Cracked)
We all need the occasional break from who we are in everyday life. That's why shy, awkward teenagers like to go on Xbox Live and ... selectively quote Django Unchained. It's also why a bunch of famously serious or edgy artists secretly make children's entertainment so wholesome that any cynic's heart would vomit puppies and rainbows in response. For example ...
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
Day after tomorrow.
Tanking a WAG - overmorrow is the day after tomorrow. Makes sense to me.
The subtropical moisture that brought us unusually cool, cloudy weather and spotty rain (I'd nearly forgotten what it was like to ride my bike in the rain) we had the last two days has blown eastward. Back to summer as usual.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
The day after tomorrow
I kind of guessed- the day after tomorrow.
the day after tomorrow.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
On the day after tomorrow
See you then
Linguistic Lois Of Oregon said:
A one word battle cry for procrastinators and slackers everywhere, "Overmorrow" (or in German, ubermorgen) is the day AFTER tomorrow, as in the famous musical number from the Broadway Hit "Little Orphan Adolf": "The sun will come out the day after tomorrow, or maybe we might all be dead, so what the fuck, let's just open a beer and call it breakfast, today!", a beautiful and moving ballad, although it loses something in translation ( in the original german it rhymed ), on opening night there wasn't a dry seat in the house.
Youse got me. Well & truly stumped. Thank you veddy much.
"Overmorrow" ~ The day after or following to-morrow.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH'Big Brother', then a RERUN'Madam Secretary', followed by a RERUN'CSI: The Original One'.
NBC opens the night with a RERUN'Hollywood Game Night', followed by a RERUN'American Ninja Warrior'.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Celebrity Family Feud', then a FRESH'BattleBots', followed by a RERUN'Castle'.
The CW offers a RERUN'Monopoly Millionaires' Club', followed by a old 'Friends', then another old 'Friends', followed by 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.
Faux has a RERUN'Bob's Burgers', followed by another RERUN'Bob's Burgers', then a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a RERUN'Family Guy', followed by a RERUN'Golan The Insatiable'.
MY has an old 'How I Met Your Mother', followed by another old 'How I Met Your Mother', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.
AMC offers 'HUMANS', another 'HUMANS', followed by a FRESH'HUMANS', then a FRESH'Halt & Catch Fire'.
[6:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 7 - Tidal Seas
[7:00AM] Planet Earth: The Blue Planet-Ep 8 - Coasts
[8:00AM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 1 - Challenges of Life
[9:00AM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 2 - Reptiles and Amphibians
[10:00AM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 3 - Mammals
[11:00AM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 4 - Fish
[12:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 5 - Birds
[1:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 6 - Insects
[2:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 7 - Hunters and Hunted
[3:00PM] Planet Earth: Extreme Predators3:30PM28 Days Later
[6:00PM] 28 Weeks Later
[8:00PM] Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
[10:00PM] 28 Days Later
[12:30AM] 28 Weeks Later
[2:30AM] Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 1
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 12 - Episode 4
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 12 - Episode 5 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live', then a FRESH'Married To Medicine', followed by a FRESH'Mother Funders'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Grandma's Boy', followed by the movie 'Superbad'.
FX has the movie 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1', followed by the movie 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2', then a FRESH'The Strain'.
History has 2 hours of old 'Counting Cars', 'Leepu & Pitbull', and another 'Leepu & Pitbull'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ALISON BRIE
[6:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HOUSEBOAT
[6:45AM] SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
[9:00AM] THE MONKEES-SOME LIKE IT LUKEWARM
[9:35AM] THE MONKEES-MONKEES BLOW THEIR MINDS
[10:10AM] THE MONKEES-MIJACGEO
[10:45AM] THE MONKEES-FIND THE MONKEES
[11:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-MICHAEL CERA WEARS A YELLOW COLLARED SHIRT AND WHITE SNEAKERS
[12:15PM] MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR
[2:30PM] BLADE II
[5:00PM] KILL BILL: VOL. 2
[8:00PM] GREEN ZONE
[10:30PM] BLOOD DIAMOND
[1:45AM] GREEN ZONE
[4:15AM] THE THREE STOOGES-WE WANT OUR MUMMY
[4:40AM] THE THREE STOOGES-YES, WE HAVE NO BONANZA
[5:05AM] THE THREE STOOGES-THE YOKE'S ON ME
[5:30AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-EMANCIPATION (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Aviator
[9:30AM] The Outlaw Josey Wales
[5:00PM] Wag the Dog
[7:00PM] Born on the Fourth of July
[10:00PM] Kramer vs. Kramer
[2:45AM] Born on the Fourth of July
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Holiday Feasts (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Oz The Great & Powerful', followed by the movie 'Indiana Jone & The Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull'.
Carrie Fisher, from left, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford attend Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" panel on day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwel
President Barack Obama on Friday created three new U.S. national monuments in Texas, Nevada and California spanning more than a million acres (400,000 hectares) in a move he said helps preserve America's beauty but that Republicans condemned as a "surreptitious land grab."
Acting under a 1906 federal law called the Antiquities Act, Obama established National Monument in California, the Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas and the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada.
The White House said Obama has used that law, which allows a president to create national monuments at his "discretion," to establish or expand 19 national monuments and has protected more than 260 million acres (105 million hectares) of public lands and waters, more than any other president.
Representative Rob Bishop of Utah, House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee chairman, said Obama showed "complete disdain for Congress and the people of Nevada, California and Texas" by acting unilaterally.
Former first lady Laura "Pickles" Bush said the creation of the Waco Mammoth monument was "a special day for Texas."
Washington state took in $65 million in tax revenue from the recreational marijuana market during the first 12 months since it became legal to produce and sell, according to data released by state regulators this week.
The revenue was generated by cannabis sales of more than $260 million from June 2014 to June 2015, according to data released by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, which oversees the distribution of cannabis.
In Washington state, customers who are 21 and older are legally allowed up to 1 ounce (28 grams) of marijuana before buying more. They also can buy up to 16 ounces (454 grams) of pot-infused product in solid form, or up to 72 ounces (2 kg) of marijuana-infused product in liquid form.
Retailers sold more than 23,000 pounds of marijuana of the 31,000 pounds produced in Washington during the year, state data showed.
Michael Madsen, from left, Kurt Russell, Quentin Tarantino, Demian Bichir, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, and Bruce Dern attend the "The Hateful Eight" press line on day 3 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in San Diego.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors.
The new leading pill for hepatitis C is more expensive, and the number of patients seeking a cure has surged.
Sovaldi, last year's wonder drug, has been pushed aside by a successor called Harvoni, made by the same company. The sticker price for Harvoni is $1,350 a pill.
The fast-paced changes in hepatitis C treatment are being watched closely amid fears that breakthrough drugs could reignite the rise of U.S. health care costs. Other medications that could turn into cost drivers include a new treatment for melanoma and a cholesterol-lowering drug awaiting approval. More hepatitis C drugs are also headed to market.
Flags were lowered and prayers were said in the myriad languages of the Alamo's 1836 defenders on Friday as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas ended their 110 years as custodians of the mission-turned-fortress-turned-shrine.
Members of the 124-year-old group held a solemn, low-key ceremony to mark the handover of the Alamo to the General Land Office of Texas.
The prayers were recited in English, Spanish, Danish and German during the event in front of the Alamo. A group of men in period dress stood as honor guard. One of the men led cheers for the group, while another played "The Yellow Rose of Texas" on the bagpipe.
Tourists came and went apparently unaware of the ceremony. The Daughters ended the event by lowering their U.S. and Texas flags. Another Texas flag was run up the Alamo's flagpole.
The group will operate a research center and conduct programs on the site. However, under a state mandate, the Daughters began turning authority over the Alamo to the Texas General Land Office in March. Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that removes a representative of the group from the Alamo advisory board.
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, marathon swimmer Diana Nyad swims during the Underwater Music Festival Saturday, July 11, 2015, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Big Pine Key, Fla. Nyad was one of hundred of participants who listened to a local radio station's four-hour broadcast piped beneath the sea via underwater speakers, featuring music programmed for the subsea listening experience as well as coral reef conservation messages. In September 2013, Nyad became the first person to ever swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without a shark cage.
Photo by Bob Care
A federal judge refused to disqualify himself Friday from a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff who alleged that questions posed by the judge at a hearing three months ago created an appearance of judicial bias.
U.S. District Judge Murray Snow, in a 40-page ruling, said the May 22 motion by attorneys for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was "legally insufficient and untimely."
Arpaio's lawyers argued Snow put his credibility at issue when he asked questions during an April 23 hearing about two secret investigations involving the judge that were done on Arpaio's behalf. The sheriff's attorneys said Snow shouldn't have posed questions about matters that involved him or his wife. Opposing lawyers say the disqualification request was a delay tactic.
Snow has dealt Arpaio some of the toughest legal losses in his 22-year tenure, such as a 2013 decision that concluded the sheriff's officers had racially profiled Latinos in regular traffic and immigration patrols.
Earlier this year, Snow launched a contempt case against Arpaio for the sheriff's acknowledged violations of court orders in the profiling case, including letting officers conduct immigration patrols for 18 months after being ordered to stop them.
Victor Garber from DC's Legends of Tomorrow seen at BuzzFeed Superpower Hour presented by CW at Altitude Rooftop Bar at the Marriott on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego, CA.
Photo by Christy Radecic
A secretive polygamist group will have to provide South Dakota regulators with more information before they will decide whether to allow the sect to draw water more quickly at a compound in the Black Hills.
The South Dakota Water Management Board voted Thursday that the group needs to come back with more details after Seth Jeffs, the brother of imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs, didn't provide clear answers to questions about the group and its compound.
Seth Jeffs and members of the United Order of South Dakota, a religious trust run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS, has asked to double the rate of water it can draw on the compound.
The group says the water is for houses, gardens and orchards at its 140-acre property, but nearby landowners are concerned the request means an influx of members is looming.
The group's fenced-in compound, complete with a guard tower, sits on hilly, rugged land it bought about a decade ago. Several buildings dot the complex, including seven large residences, a chapel and school, greenhouse, and farm buildings.
Miss October 2013 Carly Lauren, Miss May 2006 Alison Waite, Miss July 2000 Neferteri Shepherd, 2013 Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun, Miss October 2012 Pamela Horton, and Miss February 2007 Michelle McLaughlin attend the Playboy and Gramercy Pictures' Self/less party on day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego.
Photo by Paul A. Hebert
Amid the removal of Confederate flags from public property and displays across the South, some in Utah say now is the time for Dixie State University to re-open the discussion about changing its name.
Dixie State psychology professor Dannelle Larsen-Rife said the name has racist associations for people outside the state and changing it would improve the school's image.
In an editorial published in The Spectrum newspaper of St. George, she suggested re-naming the school St. George University to recognize the town where it's based located about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City.
The name in Utah dates back to the 1800s, when Mormon settlers, many of them from the South, tried to make the region a cotton-growing mecca. Supporters say the name is important to the area's history, and separate from the history of slavery.
Roger Rees, the lanky Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who made his mark onstage as Nicholas Nickleby and later played English multi-millionaire Robin Colcord on the TV show "Cheers," has died. He was 71.
Rees died Friday night at his home in New York after a brief illness, said his representative, Rick Miramontez. Rees had abruptly left "The Visit" on Broadway in late May to undergo a medical procedure.
Rees played the snobbish Robin Colcord on TV's "Cheers" - he was known for his condescending remarks and rivalry with Sam Malone and for dating Rebecca Howe - and the British ambassador, Lord John Marbury, in "The West Wing." Other recent TV credits include "Elementary" and "The Good Wife."
But he was probably best known onstage for playing the title character in the Royal Shakespeare Company's original production of Charles Dickens' "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" in England and on Broadway. He won an Olivier Award and then a Tony. When it was adapted to TV, he earned an Emmy Award nomination.
He earned two further Tony nominations in 1995 for "Indiscretions" and in 2012 for co-directing "Peter and the Starcatcher," a Peter Pan prequel. Other Broadway roles were in "The Addams Family," ""Uncle Vanya," ''The Rehearsal," ''The Red Shoes" and "London Assurance."
Born in Aberystwyth, Wales, in 1944, he spent more than two decades with the Royal Shakespeare Company and served as the artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts from 2004 to 2007. He was also the associate artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic in England for two years starting in 1985.
A dragonfly lands on the green smoke lily flower during the 2015 Lotus & Water Lily Festival at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Washington. The one day event has been going on for at least 35 years according to the National Park Service, and over 6,000 people are expected.
Photo by Alex Brandon
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