Justice League

25 Apr 19
Areo

As I have argued elsewhere (see here, here, here and here), the theory of white fragility suffers from numerous flaws. First, it relies on the premise of implicit bias, despite inconclusiveness in the psychological literature on what implicit bias is (e.g. see here)  and how it relates to systemic outcomes. Moreover, it confuses objectivity with […]

25 Apr 19
Mass Hysteria

  The time is finally upon us, Avengers: Endgame is less than a day away and based on the Avengers’ last outing, we can assume that some beloved characters will be biting the dust. Obviously we won’t be predicting the deaths of characters that are well, already dead. So characters like Spider-Man and Black Panther […]

25 Apr 19
Life As We Know It

Heroes from two universes: MCU and DCEU

25 Apr 19
Wisdom Learning Site

Congress was founded in 1885 by and retired English Civil Servant sir A.O. Hume. Congress became famous in very less time. There were already several political organisations in India but but they were confined to very less and Limited area it was the only Congress who unite India into Bharat as a one Nation Political […]

25 Apr 19
Words & Deeds

A banner promoting a fundraiser posted along El Cajon Boulevard caught my eye recently. The pictured beneficiary on it looked out of place. The featured speaker had something to do with the 911 attacks. So I looked into this matter a little further. This isn’t your typical benefit event. Nobody is starving. There are no […]

25 Apr 19

DemWords: Columnist L. Renee’ Chubb digs in and assesses the strength of Kamala Harris’ candidacy for President of the United States. In light of Kamala releasing her tax returns for the past 15 years, I feel it’s important we take a look at her more seriously as a heavy contender in this packed democratic race […]

25 Apr 19
GoldDerby
As positive reviews pour in for “Avengers: Endgame,” the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I think we should consider taking them more seriously as art. Marvel has achieved an unprecedented feat in the history of film. There’s no awards category for this magnitude of achievement, so I think the whole franchise deserves an honorary Oscar. Hear me out. Superheroes have become the bane of some critics and movie lovers who regret how the comic book genre has swallowed the industry whole in the last decade. I get sick of them sometimes too, and I wish there were more room at the multiplexes for the kinds of unique mid-budget comedies and dramas that have lately fled to the small screen. I also wish some featured MCU performers like Glenn Close (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Annette Bening (“Captain Marvel”) and Michelle Pfeiffer (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”) had more opportunities to sink their teeth into more substantial roles. But consider the magnitude of the cumulative achievement. [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions[/pmc-related-link] As of now the MCU spans 22 films, all of which have been box office hits, and whose box office fortunes have increased over time instead of dwindling as most franchises do. “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Captain Marvel” have made almost $4.5 billion combined just over the past 14 months, and “Endgame” is poised to break the opening weekend record “Infinity War” set last year. But okay, we all knew the Marvel movies were big moneymakers. What about quality? Well, critics should be the last to grumble: based on their reviews the MCU is arguably the most creatively consistent franchise in movie history. Among those 22 films, the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score for any of them was 66% for “Thor: The Dark World” (2013). That film also has the lowest MetaCritic score at 54. Not great numbers, but if that’s your artistic nadir after 22 movies, you’re doing pretty well for yourself. And let’s not forget that the franchise’s critical apex, the aforementioned “Black Panther,” just made history as the first comic book superhero movie ever nominated for Best Picture. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/marvel-cinematic-universe-movies-ranked-mcu-avengers-endgame/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]Where does ‘Avengers: Endgame’ rank in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies from worst to best?[/pmc-related-link] If it sounds easy to make reasonably well liked movies that consistently make money, just ask DC. Despite a couple of critical smash hits (“Wonder Woman,” “Shazam!”), the DC Extended Universe has often had trouble connecting creatively, as evidenced by the critical drubbing received by films like “Batman v. Superman,” “Suicide Squad” and “Justice League,” all of which scored well below Marvel’s worst movie on RT and MC. So I’d say that overall achievement is worthy of special consideration by the academy. Perhaps Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who has produced every MCU film, should receive the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award, which was created to honor producers for their bodies of work and has been awarded to the likes of Walt Disney, Cecil B. DeMille, Jack Warner, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Dino De Laurentiis, Kathleen Kennedy and many more. What do you think? Am I right that Marvel deserves special consideration by the academy, or am I out of my mind? Vote in our poll below to let us know what you think.
25 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Dressed in double-denim, Emmanuel Adebayor falls to his knees, leans back and extends his arms. He is in an empty room in the stadium of Istanbul Basaksehir, but his thoughts are elsewhere. He's in the Etihad Stadium, his eyes are gleaming and the length of the field is shining towards the arsenal followers. He is […]

25 Apr 19
Politics Village

Democrat Joe Biden is running for president–find out the details and more about the candidate here.

25 Apr 19
Cheap Chick in the City

Hey y’all, the Cheap Chick is back! Thx for your patience during this “ill-timed” 😉 period of disease and technical issues! Bryant Park: Birding Tours 5 to 6 p.m. Heiskell Plaza in Bryant Park Accessible Manhattan Cost: Free! “Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. […]

25 Apr 19
Temporally, Spatially, and Mentally Unhinged: The Blog of Gregory Cruikshank

Experienced food poisoning again recently. It was NOT a fun experience. On the plus side, it happened BEFORE I went to sleep that night, so I was able to properly rest and recuperate from the experience. So…silver linings. Welcome to Darkseid Corruption. West Coast Avengers #10, by Kelly Thompson and Moy R. Annnnnnnnnnd cancelled. This […]

25 Apr 19
NYDaily.news

The importance of the NFL Draft cannot be overstated. In a salary cap league like the NFL, being able to find cheap, productive talent consistently is an essential part of building a successful franchise. The 2019 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday night, and while it will run through Saturday, it is obviously Round 1 […]

25 Apr 19
Layne Wallace, Ph.D.

It has become an unfortunate Easter tradition that the orthodox Christian faith will be questioned as to its truthfulness and authenticity while Christians celebrate the holiest of days. This Easter was no exception. What was exceptional this year was the source of the questioning. Serene Jones, the president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, […]

25 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

<div _ngcontent-c14 = "" innerhtml = " A composite photo shows actress Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman – two notable names in the Ministry of Justice's statement are a massive fraud program that manipulates admission to elite universities. AP Felicity Huffman and 13 other defendants recently agreed to plead guilty to the "Operation Varsity Blues" […]