David Jones

18 Jun 19
Sound Books

Significant spoilers ahead for season 1 of Jessica Jones. The horror and superhero genres approach the world from opposite directions. Horror is meant to make the audience feel disempowered and terrorized. Superhero stories, by contrast, make viewers feel empowered and triumphant. Both genres often set out to give the audience the same thing — a […]

18 Jun 19
Productivity Hub

One of the most extraordinary things about current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent political history—is the loyal adherence of religious conservatives to Donald Trump. The president won four-fifths of the votes of white evangelical Christians. This was a higher level of support than either Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush, an outspoken evangelical himself, […]

18 Jun 19
Suga' in My Bowl

Photo: Andrew Cyrille | © Joyce Jones/ Suga Bowl Photography. Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons CC-NC-BY-ND. Used with Permission. Program note: we’re in a new weekly Tuesday night slot from 10-12 midnight! The next show will air on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 10:00 PM – 12 Midnight Eastern Standard Time on WBAI, 99.5 FM […]

18 Jun 19
Michael Cavacini

I recently interviewed Rita Coolidge, who has two Grammy awards to her name and decades of songs and albums along the way. We talked about her time touring with Joe Cocker, being in the studio with numerous legendary artists, singing a famous James Bond theme song, and much more.

18 Jun 19
Damien Barling

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-s6dz6-b50013 The fallout from the Pelicans Lakers trade continues. Do the Pelicans have a better long term future than the Lakers? The Pelicans, on paper, seem to have a really young and talented roster. What does David Griffin want to do with that 4th pick? Theres a lot of rumors surrounding their intentions Thursday. Whats […]

18 Jun 19
Boltons Parish Council

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Boltons Parish Council held on Tuesday, 15th May 2018 in The Bell Church Institute, Boltongate.

18 Jun 19
BCNN1 WP

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.

18 Jun 19
Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com

Week eleven saw a lot of rough team ERAs in the Razzball Commenter Leagues.  In one of my leagues only one team had a weekly ERA of under 3.00. Grey had himself an epic week of ERA (more on that later) and so did many others.  With all that going on I thought I’d take a look back at season’s past and see where our average team ERA ranked right now. This is the benefit of being the keeper of the RCL data for as long as I have.  In 2016 the average team ERA was 3.71 and in 2017 it was 3.87. 2018 saw the move to FanTrax and the change to 1400 IP instead of 180 GS, this, along with some potentially juiced balls saw our average ERA jump to 4.03.  So far this year, we’re looking at a 3.88 ERA and we haven’t even hit the hot, humid days of summer yet. For reference, during week 11 last season we had a 3.60 ERA only to finish with a 4.03. It’s going to get worse before it gets better folks.  Worse, of course, is a relative term. If you love offense, this is great. You’ll see in this week’s weekly records that we’re demolishing offensive records left and right. So, don’t be down on your 3.75 ERA, just know that you’re actually slightly below average and everyone is struggling.  The struggle is real folks. Now, for the rest of the week that was, week 11:

18 Jun 19
Upper Iowa University - Bridge Online

Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce the Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. The honored students include: ALEXANDRIA Shelby Lynn Brodnax – Alexandria, LA Daniel Wayne Clark – Pollock, […]

18 Jun 19
Truth2Freedom's Blog

Disloyalty to God For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; (11:2a) The thought of the Corinthians’ being seduced into error by the false apostles was heartbreaking to Paul. Thus, what may have seemed to the Corinthians to be boasting on his part was actually extreme concern, prompted by godly jealousy (literally, “the […]

18 Jun 19
Turn Left

I joined the Labour Party because I wanted to make a difference, to help address the injustices and inequalities I could see around me. I’ve been interested in politics for a long time but have become an activist only relatively recently. I’d never particularly thought about standing myself until I was asked in early January […]

18 Jun 19
Music For Our Soul

Happier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Bc3pLyij0&vl=en Laterly, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier When the morning comes When we see what we’ve become In the cold light of day we’re a flame in the wind Not the fire that we’ve begun Every argument, every word we can’t take […]

18 Jun 19
IndieWire
Lucasfilm has added yet another name to its growing list of female leaders: producer Michelle Rejwan, who Deadline reports has been named SVP of Live Action Development and Production for Lucasfilm. Rejwan is already very much in the Lucasfilm and “Star Wars” fold, as she serves as a producer on the upcoming “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” and was also a co-producer on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Lucasfilm boasts an impressive number of women in leadership positions: Kathleen Kennedy has long led the production company as president, and she’s joined by a list of other behind-the-scenes women (just look at this lineup of the company’s leadership, a paragon of parity not often seen in Hollywood). And yet Lucasfilm’s marquee property — “Star Wars,” of course — has long struggled to echo that kind of equality in its most visible position: feature film director. There have been strides made recently, with Bryce Dallas Howard signing on to direct an episode of the upcoming Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” and JJ Abrams (himself a long-time compatriot of Rejwan) choosing Victoria Mahoney as his second unit director on “The Rise of Skywalker,” marking the first time an African-American woman has served in any directing capacity on a “Star Wars” film. Most notably, screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis is reportedly working on a film trilogy centered around the franchise’s “Knights of the Old Republic,” but that hasn’t been formally announced by Lucasfilm. Should that project pan out, Kalogridis will join a very small group: the only other credited female writer in the “Star Wars” movie universe is Leigh Brackett, who shared a credit with Lawrence Kasdan on 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back.” (Beloved star Carrie Fisher is believed to have offered her own script fixes over the years, but no film has included her as part of their credited writers.) Despite the lack of female directors and screenwriters, the franchise continues to dig into female-centric stories, from the ongoing Skywalker Saga, which initially boasted Princess Leia as a lead and has now been given over to the journey of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, to the “Rogue One” spinoff which followed Felicity Jones as the bold Jyn Erso. And that’s to say nothing of a growing cadre of female supporting characters that pack their own appeal. Women love “Star Wars,” and they help make it great, but they remain visibly outnumbered behind the camera. The franchise continues to announce new film projects directed by men, as has long been its tradition. New films are in the pipeline from both Rian Johnson (who directed “The Last Jedi”) and “Game of Thrones” masterminds David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. In the streaming world, Lucasfilm has also tapped big names like Jon Favreau and Dan Filoni to shepherd “The Mandalorian” into the fray. When will a female director being granted entry into that club? On the set of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Kennedy has repeatedly said that “Star Wars” is eager to tap more diverse talent behind the camera, though the hiring of Mahoney was the first major sign of actual progress in years. In 2016, Kennedy drew ire after a Variety interview during which she told the trade that although finding a female director for one of their features was a priority, the studio “want[s] to make sure that when we bring a female director in to do ‘Star Wars,’ they’re set up for success. … They’re gigantic films, and you can’t come into them with essentially no experience.” She also added that, because of the perceived lack of female filmmakers with blockbuster experience believed to be essential to making a “Star Wars” film, they were actively looking for appropriate talent. Kennedy said at the time, “We want to really start to focus in on people we would love to work with and see what kinds of things they’re doing to progress up that ladder now, and then pull them in when the time is right.” In an official statement, Kennedy herself sings Rejwan’s praises, singling out a woman who has grown her work to be up to the task of leading Lucasfilm (and “Star Wars”): “I have seen first-hand her skills collaborating with writers and directors, and I’ve been incredibly impressed with her creative skills and her ability to manage the complexity surrounding these massive projects.” She added, “I know the importance of building a team that you trust and have fun working with – it is paramount to our success. There’s an exciting momentum building around the future of the franchise, and both myself and the Lucasfilm team look forward to working with Michelle in shaping the future in all areas of story development, from theatrical film development to live action content for Disney+.” Per Deadline, Rejwan “will oversee a new slate of feature films and episodic series for Lucasfilm and Disney+” and will continuing producing alongside Kennedy as the “Star Wars” franchise is further expanded. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opens on December 20.