Alex Williams: Los Angeles and Its Booming Creative Class Lures New Yorkers (NY Times)
It started with Instagram. Or maybe it ended with Instagram. Last fall, Christina Turner, a fashion stylist in Brooklyn, was dreading another New York winter in her cramped, lightless Greenpoint, Brooklyn, apartment while gazing longingly at the succulent gardens and festive backyard dinner parties posted on social media by her friends in Los Angeles.
Frank Bruni: From 'Hamlet' to Hillary (NY Times)
If Hillary Clinton goes the distance, she may have Shakespeare to thank. Shakespeare and beer. Both forged one of her campaign's chief architects, Joel Benenson. Both are among his compasses.
Andrew Tobias: Dogs and Donors
I love all donors. Realistically, I love some even more than others. I was thinking about that recently because two things happened within minutes of each other. The first thing was that a lawyer who works in Moscow and can rarely make it back for "events" but gives anyway emailed to ask what the new giving limit was this year. (It goes up every two years with inflation.) I told him, and four minutes later saw his credit card come through for $33,400.
Dash Finley: The Most Famous "Improvised" Line in Star Wars Wasn't Improvised (Slate)
… Han Solo is about to be lowered into a Carbonite mold and frozen alive. Watching helplessly, Princess Leia rushes to her lovers' side, passionately telling him for the first time "I love you." Though the original script called for Solo to respond with a generic "I love you, too," Harrison Ford instead decided in the moment to utter what is perhaps the most famous "improvised" line of dialogue in a major feature film, saying simply "I know."
MY NAME: Catalina. My name was given to me as a result of a nationwide contest with nearly 50,000 entries held during our Centennial celebration in 2014.
Charlie was first, and correct, with:
As I recall, upon Bette Midler's introduction of a mermaid character she wasn't happy about her condition from the waist down.
Alan J said:
Didn't know she had one - it's Catalina.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Catalina.....Grace Lee Whitney is credited as being the original Chicken of the Sea Mermaid. (She is mostly famous for playing Yeoman Janice Rand in the first season of the original Star Trek TV series). She just passed away over the weekend.
Waterlogged Lois Of Oregon said:
First: When WAS this contest, and why was I not notified!?!
Second: They named her Catalina? Seriously. Cat-a-lina. A
half woman, half fish, and they name here Catalina. How
insensitive can one get. I'll show you how insensitive!
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
Catalina is her name. Chicken of the Sea Tuna is now owned by Thai Union Frozen Products PCL, is the world's largest producer of shelf-stable tuna products and is ranked among the largest seafood producers in the world, with annual sales exceeding USD 3.6 billion and a global workforce of over 32,000 people.
The recently departed Grace Lee Whitney was the first COTS mermaid.
MAM , wrote:
Catalina ~ Their advertising mascot, a blonde mermaid with a golden scepter, was introduced in the 1950s and soon became a familiar product icon.
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Lovely marine layer, or 'May gray,' as the locals say.
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'NCIS', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a FRESH'Person Of Interest'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Reese Witherspoon, Nathan Lane, and Mumford & Sons.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE are LL Cool J, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, and OK Go.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Undateable', then a FRESH'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Sofia Vergara, James Marsden, and Fetty Wap.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Jack Black, Carly Fiorina, and Pedro Martinez.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Brian Unger, White Fence, and Cory Branan.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD', then a FRESH'Forever'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Julie Bowen, Adam Devine, and Imagine Dragons.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'iZombie'.
Faux has a FRESH'Hell's Kitchen', followed by a FRESH'New Girl', then a FRESH'Weird Losers'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.
A&E has 'Married At First Sight', followed by a FRESH"Married At First Sight', then another FRESH'Married At First Sight', and another 'Married At First Sight'.
AMC offers the movie 'Jurassic Park', followed by the movie 'Jurassic Park', again.
[6:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 8 - Michon's
[7:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 3 - Mike & Nellie's
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 9 - The Olde Stone Mill
[9:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 2 - Day of the Moon
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 3 - The Curse of the Black Spot
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 4 - The Doctor's Wife
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 13 - Time Squared
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 14 - The Icarcus Factor
[2:00PM] Planet Earth: Extreme Journeys
[3:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 9 - Shallow Seas
[4:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 10 - Seasonal Forests
[5:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 11 - Ocean Deep
[6:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 1
[7:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 2
[8:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 3
[9:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 1 NEW
[10:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 1
[11:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 2
[12:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 1
[1:00AM] Planet Earth: Extreme Journeys
[2:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 9 - Shallow Seas
[3:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 10 - Seasonal Forests
[4:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 11 - Ocean Deep
[5:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 3 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', another 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of NYC', then a FRESH"Newlyweds: The First Year'.
Comedy Central has 'Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat ... I'm Fluffy', 'Gabriel Iglesias: Hot & Fluffy', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Tosh.0', then a FRESH'Inside Amy Schumer'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Willie Nelson.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Jon Gabrus, Eugene Cordero, and Matt Besser.
FX has 'Mike & Molly', another 'Mike & Molly', followed by the movie 'Just Go With It', then the movie 'Parental Guidance'.
[8:00AM] THE LOOKOUT
[12:45PM] THE LOOKOUT
[3:00PM] THE NINTH GATE
[6:00PM] SHOOT 'EM UP
[8:00PM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
[10:30PM] SHOOT 'EM UP
[12:30AM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
[3:00AM] GHOST WORLD
[5:30AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-GETTING PREACHY (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Staircase-Secrets and Lies
[7:00AM] Atlantic City
[9:15AM] Barney's Version
[12:15PM] Boogie Woogie
[2:15PM] Once Upon a Time in Mexico
[4:30PM] We Are Marshall
[7:30PM] Pale Rider
[10:00PM] Pale Rider
[12:30AM] We Are Marshall
[3:30AM] We Don't Live Here Anymore
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Heels (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'House Of Bones', followed by the movie 'Beautiful Creatures', then 'Ghost Hunters', followed by a FRESH'Haunting: Australia'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Chris O'Dowd, Alicia Vikander, and Best Coast.
A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.
The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles will display the collection of art done by people of Japanese descent who were imprisoned over fears that they were spies.
Roughly 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at 10 relocation camps after the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The announcement about the exhibit came during the museum's annual gala dinner, which honored Star Trek actor and activist George Takei with its Distinguished Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement and Public Service.
A young Takei and his family were among those incarcerated during World War II.
U.S. actress Uma Thurman arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan, New York May 4, 2015.
Photo by Andrew Kelly
Cher, left, and Marc Jacobs arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Charles Sykes
Hundreds of climbers are expected to attempt to summit North America's tallest peak this season, which has begun.
National Park Service rangers are ready to live on the mountain for the next three months to help with rescues on Mount McKinley Denali.
An average of 1,200 people annually in recent years have tried to reach the top of Mount McKinley Denali, and just more than half succeed in most years. Last season, that number was a low 36 percent because of bad weather, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.
National Park Service spokeswoman Maureen Gualtieri is stationed at Talkeetna, which is at the mountain's base at Denali National Park and Preserve. In one of her first daily blogs, she said the knee-deep snow was soft as of April 24 and thinned out at the mountain's highest elevations to slightly less than normal.
If the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Liberace were still hanging around the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Monday morning, they wouldn't have found a seat at the bar.
Crowds squeezed onto barstools and milled about the casino floor saying goodbye to "The Riv," a classic that spent 60 years on the Las Vegas Strip and closed at noon.
It's an age reached by few properties along the four-mile stretch of hulking casino resorts mimicking other worldly landmarks or beckoning passers-by with all their wants in one place that have replaced Sin City's recent past.
The Riviera's only remaining elder was the often-renovated Flamingo that Bugsy Siegel debuted in 1947. The Tropicana, which opened in 1957, is close behind.
An actress who accused Los Angeles police of mistreating her due to her race during an arrest last year pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace over the incident on Monday and was ordered to write an apology letter to the officers, officials said.
Daniele Watts, best known for her role in Quentin Tarantino's 2012 slavery western "Django Unchained", made headlines last September when she said she had been accosted by police largely because she is black and her boyfriend is white.
Watts and her boyfriend, Brian James Lucas, each pleaded no contest to a count of disturbing the peace by loudness in a Los Angeles court, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office spokesman Rob Wilcox said.
As part of the deal, both will have to serve 40 hours of community service, obey the law, and write apology letters to a sergeant and two officers involved in the arrest and occupants of a building near the scene, Wilcox said.
British actress Helen Mirren and spouse Taylor Hackford arrive for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan, New York May 4, 2015.
Photo by Andrew Kelly
A former CIA deputy director has written in a new book that Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012, it has been reported.
Michael Morell said the events were distorted about the attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya, according to a report in The New York Times.
Morell in his book dismissed the notion that CIA officers and the military "were ordered to stand down" and not come to the aid of their comrades in Benghazi. And he said there is no evidence the Central Intelligence Agency had conspired with the White House to spin the Benghazi story to protect then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Morell's book, "The Great War of Our Time," provides details of his thinking about the Benghazi attack and its aftermath that are the subject of congressional hearings that some in the GOP will likely use to criticize Clinton as the likely Democratic nominee runs for president.
The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-Royal Gun Salute at Hyde Park in London, Britain, May 4, 2015, tributing the birth of Prince William's and his wife Catherine's daughter on 02 May. The baby girl is the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and fourth in line to the British throne.
Photo by Andy Rain
Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.
He and another diver tallied the grim count on a clipboard he had taken underwater. Only two dozen adult sea stars were found in an area where they were once abundant.
But Miner's chart also revealed good news - a few baby sea stars offered a glimmer of hope for the creature's recovery.
In scattered sites along the Pacific Coast, researchers and others have reported seeing hundreds of juvenile sea stars, buoying hopes for a potential comeback from sea star wasting disease that has caused millions of purple, red and orange sea stars to curl up, grow lesions, lose limbs and disintegrate into a pile of goo.
Miner said juveniles, while not entirely immune, may be less susceptible to a virus fingered as the likely culprit of the sea star wasting disease, a sickness that has devastated about 20 species of sea stars from Alaska to Baja California since it was first reported off the Washington coast in June 2013.
Michael Blake, the writer whose novel "Dances With Wolves" became a major hit movie and earned him an Academy Award for the screenplay, has died.
Blake, 69, died Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer, his business partner, Daniel Ostroff, said.
Blake, who wrote several novels, is best known for "Dances With Wolves," which he wrote while broke at the urging of his longtime friend, the actor Kevin Costner. The novel was fairly unsuccessful, but it became a film after Costner asked Blake to adapt it into a movie. The book went on to sell 3.5 million copies after the success of the movie.
Despite his success, Blake was a humble man who passionately advocated for many causes, including literacy, Native American history and the disappearing of wild horses in the West, said his wife, Marianne Mortensen Blake.
The couple met through the actor Viggo Mortensen, a close friend of Blake's and Mortensen Blake's cousin. They married in 1993 and have three teenage children, all named after Native Americans that the couple admires. Blake is also survived by his brother, Daniel Webb.
Blake was born in North Carolina and lived with his family in Texas before settling in southern California. He attended the University of New Mexico, but he left before graduating. The university now has an archive of his work at the student newspaper and other writings, Ostroff said.
Blake spent several years living out his car and on friends' couches while he wrote the "Dances With Wolves" novel.
A Lear's macaw is seen in a cage at Sao Paulo's Zoo on May 4, 2015. A blue macaw, or "Anodorhynchus leari ", was born on April 13, the first birth of Lear's Macaw in captivity in the Southern Hemisphere, and is being kept in a special incubating unit which controls temperature and humidity. It is only the first time that the Sao Paulo Zoo Foundation has bred this endangered species of which there are only1,294 in the wild, according to researchers from CEMAVE (National Center for Research and Conservation Birds).
Photo by Paulo Whitaker
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