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15 Jun 19
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15 Jun 19
IndieWire
As it gears up for its theatrical release after a successful and extensive festival tour, “This Changes Everything” is giving a taste of the many big names set to speak out about Hollywood’s long-standing gender problem in the enlightening and wide-ranging new documentary. Directed by Tom Donahue, the documentary features commentary and interviews from a number of Hollywood luminaries, including Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Taraji P. Henson, Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett, Jill Soloway, Shonda Rhimes, Yara Shahidi, Chloe Moretz, Amandla Stenberg, Alan Alda, Sandra Oh, Anita Hill, Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Rose McGowan, Judd Apatow, and Rosario Dawson. Per the film’s official synopsis: “Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices behind and in front of the camera, ‘This Changes Everything’ is a feature-length documentary that uncovers what is beneath one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry— the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women. It takes an incisive look at the history, empirical evidence, and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and thus reinforce disparity in our culture.” The doc doesn’t just paint a dismal picture, however, and instead also “seeks pathways and solutions from within and outside the industry, and around the world.” The film premiered at TIFF last year, and went on to screen at a variety of other festivals, including Hamptons, Chicago, DOC NYC, and RiverRun, among many others. Last year, TIFF doc programmer Thom Powers told IndieWire that Donahue had been working for years on this assemblage of “a who’s who of women to tell the history of gender inequity in Hollywood,” adding that “some chapters to this story I did not know, including movements in the 1960s and 1980s making the same fights we see today.” Powers added that Donahue started learning about the subject while working on his “Casting By” and several of the women wanted him to tell this wider story. Check out the newest trailer for “This Changes Everything” below. Fathom Events will host a special one-night-only screening of the film on July 22, with more release plans to follow.
15 Jun 19
The Unforgettable Line

Get ready to go toe to toe with two terrific actors in the fast moving and highly entertaining Square Go. (A “Square Go” is a Scottish term for an all-out fist fight.)  Max has made an unfortunate remark that received the wrong kind of attention from local bully-in-chief Danny Guthrie.  Now he’s been challenged to […]

15 Jun 19
Sims Stories of Violincat

The next day. Therese: So, what were you talking to Thomas about? Sol: I was asking him whether jail was anything like it’s described to be in popular shows and films. You know, with all the banging going on behind bars. Therese: Sol! That is not an appropriate question. Even for your uncle. Sol: It’s […]

15 Jun 19
GeekandGear.com

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first episode of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: Episode I —The Phantom Menace, SYFY WIRE has put together a series of stories that detail different aspects of the top-secret, often groundbreaking production of the movie. In this installment, we look at the podrace. There are two scenes that […]

15 Jun 19
Outside The Know

Why Natalie Portman’s new film is in Hebrew Face2Face: Natalie Portman discusses her most personal film yet, ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ which tells the story of a mother and son in Jerusalem during the years before Israeli statehood via FOX NEWS http://bit.ly/2Sj1Dsv

15 Jun 19
rich tapestry films

Natalie Portman’s career-high performance comes in the form of a veteran pop star in Brady Corbet’s eccentric Vox Lux. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, it tells the tale of a young girl who is suddenly spiralled to stardom following a school shooting. The film explores themes that have become alarmingly relevant in the last decade – the […]

15 Jun 19
Techie Talk

Talented UK alt-folk rock band Mumford & Sons are midway through a world tour promoting their fourth studio album, Delta, which dropped at the end of 2018. The live show features a stunning and highly creative lighting design by long term LD Ed Warren and Phil Kaikoura … which includes an extensive Kinesys automation system. […]

15 Jun 19
Acordo Coletivo: Cidadania

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Sally Field Field in 1966 Born Sally Margaret Field November 6, 1946 (age 72) Pasadena, California, U.S. Occupation Actress director Years active 1962–present Spouse(s) Steve Craig (m. 1968; div. 1975) Alan Greisman (m. 1984; div. 1993) Partner(s) Burt Reynolds (1977–1980) Children 3, including Peter and Eli Craig Parent(s) Margaret Field Relatives Jock Mahoney (stepfather) Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, […]

15 Jun 19
TRADFEM

“I thought I was transgender” by Émilie Dubreuil, Société Radio-Canada, May 13, 2019, unofficial translation   In adolescence, they wanted above anything to change their sex. They started the process, but along the way, some of them realized they hadn’t done so for the right reasons, so they returned to their natal sex. Their personal […]

15 Jun 19
@SovietStoner

If it wasn’t for Natalie Portman, this movie would be alright. But she ruined it. 😦  Episode 15 of Season 2 of the Honest Trailers brings us the first installment of the Thor franchise.

14 Jun 19
Loveland Reporter-Herald
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Along with roll call votes this week, the House also passed these measures: the Taxpayer First Act (H.R. 3151), to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service; a resolution (H. Res. 372), expressing concern for the United States-Turkey alliance; the United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act (H.R. 951), to promote bilateral tourism through cooperation between the United States and Mexico; and the Preventing Child Marriage Act (H.R. 2140), to prevent child marriage in United Nations-administered refugee settlements. The Senate also passed a resolution (S. Res. 81), calling for accountability and justice for the assassination of Boris Nemtsov; a resolution (S. Res. 184), condemning the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka; the Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act (S. 395), to require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100-word plain language summary of the proposed rule; and the Taxpayer First Act (H.R. 3151), to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service. House votes: Technology and urban terrorism: The House has passed the Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act (H.R. 542), sponsored by Rep. Kathleen M. Rice, D-N.Y. The bill would permanently authorize the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory at the Homeland Security Department, to do research and development of technologies for emergency responders, including cybersecurity and responses to radiological and nuclear attacks. Rice said the bill would ensure that the laboratory continues “to play a key role in ensuring that our first responders are not just prepared but that they remain one step ahead” of terrorist threats to large cities. The vote, on June 10, was 395 yeas to 3 nays.YEAS: Neguse D-CO (2nd). NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th). Surface transportation dangers: The House has passed the Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act (H.R. 2539), sponsored by Nanette Diaz Barragan, D-Calif., to prioritize the deployment of Homeland Security officers and analysts to state, local, and regional fusion centers in areas that have surface transportation infrastructure considered to be at a high risk of terrorist attack. Barragan said placing the Homeland Security personnel in fusion centers should improve the sharing of intelligence about threats to highways, railroads, and other surface transportation systems, and thereby reduce the danger of a terrorist attack. The vote, on June 10, was 384 yeas to 13 nays.YEAS:  Neguse D-CO (2nd). NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th). Enforcing house subpoenas: The House has passed a resolution (H. Res. 430) sponsored by Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., to authorize the House Judiciary Committee to take legal actions in the attempt to enforce subpoenas of Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn. McGovern said the authority was needed to “strengthen our hand in court as Congress tries to get the documents this administration is currently trying to hide, so we can uncover the truth and follow the facts, wherever they may lead.” A resolution opponent, Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., called it an unprecedented effort to circumvent proper congressional procedure for getting documents from the executive branch, and to obtain “grand jury materials that, by law, cannot be made public.” The vote, on June 11, was 229 yeas to 191 nays.YEAS: Neguse D-CO (2nd). NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th). Homeland security spending: The House has passed the DHS Acquisition Review Board Act (H.R. 2609), sponsored by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, to create an Acquisition Review Board at the Homeland Security Department. Crenshaw said Homeland Security’s mismanagement of large acquisitions costs billions of dollars annually, and the board was needed to establish strict performance, cost, and development oversight that improves acquisition management. The vote, on June 11, was unanimous with 419 yeas.YEAS: Neguse D-CO (2nd). NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th). Funding for alien children program: The House has passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2740). The amendment would provide $10 million of increased funding for legal services, child advocates, and post-release services provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement Unaccompanied Alien Children’s Program. Shalala said: “We have a moral obligation to treat these children like we would treat our own, and that means providing them with the support they need during and after their detention.” The vote, on June 12, was 243 yeas to 179 nays.YEAS: Neguse D-CO (2nd). NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th). Fetal tissue research grants: The House has passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2740). The amendment would bar funding for implementation of a recently announced Department of Health and Human Services policy for using an ethics advisory board to review potential grant funding for research that uses human fetal tissue. Pocan said it would “ensure that we all continue to fund critical research on behalf of the American people.” An amendment opponent, Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., said of the advisory board: “Americans don’t want their tax dollars spent on things that are unethical, and this is the way that we can determine whether it is ethical.” The vote, on June 13, was 225 yeas to 193 nays. YEAS: Neguse D-CO (2nd). NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th). Senate votes: Federal claims judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Ryan T. Holte to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for a 15-year term. Holte, currently a professor at the University of Akron School of Law specializing in intellectual property and patent law, was previously a private practice lawyer and a lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission. A supporter, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, praised Holte’s demeanor, credentials, temperament, and desire to serve the country. The vote, on June 10, was 60 yeas to 35 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO. NAYS: Bennet D-CO Virginia district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Rossie David Alston, Jr., to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the eastern district of Virginia. Alston has been a judge on the Virginia county and state appeals court levels since 1998. The vote, on June 10, was 75 yeas to 20 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Ohio district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Sarah Daggett Morrison to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the southern district of Ohio. Morrison was a private practice lawyer in Columbus from 1998 to 2012, and since then has been an executive at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The vote, on June 11, was 89 yeas to 7 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Second Ohio district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela A. Barker to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the northern district of Ohio. Barker, a county court judge in Ohio since 2011, was previously a private practice lawyer specializing in insurance. The vote, on June 12, was 91 yeas to 5 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Alabama district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Corey Landon Maze to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the northern district of Alabama. Maze has worked as either solicitor general or an assistant or deputy attorney general for the state of Alabama since 2003. A supporter, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Maze “has demonstrated a commitment to upholding the Constitution and preserving the rule of law.” The vote, on June 12, was 62 yeas to 34 nays.YEAS: Gardner R-CONAYS: Bennet D-CO Florida district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Rodney Smith to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the southern district of Florida. Smith has been a Florida circuit judge since 2012, and before that was a judge and public attorney in the Miami area. A supporter, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said Smith “has an impressive record of honorably serving the state of Florida.” The vote, on June 12, was 78 yeas to 18 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Second Florida district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Thomas P. Barber to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the middle district of Florida. Barber has been a Florida circuit judge since 2004, and was previously a Florida state prosecutor and state attorney. A supporter, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said: “Our citizens deserves judges like Judge Barber that are committed to enforcing our law, not legislating from the bench.” The vote, on June 12, was 77 yeas to 19 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Georgia district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Jean Paul Boulee to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the northern district of Georgia. Boulee, a county court judge since 2015, previously spent 14 years as a private practice lawyer in Atlanta. The vote, on June 12, was 85 yeas to 11 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO East Asia diplomat: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of David Stilwell to serve as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Stilwell was an Air Force officer from 1980 to 2015, serving in Japan, China, and South Korea. The vote, on June 13, was 94 yeas to 3 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Ambassador to Ireland: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Edward F. Crawford to serve as U.S. ambassador to Ireland. Crawford, a former National Guard officer, has been a senior executive at the Park-Ohio Holdings metals manufacturing company since 1992. The vote, on June 13, was 90 yeas to 4 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO
14 Jun 19
Hardcore Italians Blog

If you’re Italian, you probably have learned how to dodge slippers and shoes from angry moms and Nonnas. You probably offer food to everyone out of habit too. Here are 11 things that every Italian has down to a T!

14 Jun 19
Longmont Times-Call
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Along with roll call votes this week, the House also passed these measures: the Taxpayer First Act (H.R. 3151), to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service; a resolution (H. Res. 372), expressing concern for the United States-Turkey alliance; the United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act (H.R. 951), to promote bilateral tourism through cooperation between the United States and Mexico; and the Preventing Child Marriage Act (H.R. 2140), to prevent child marriage in United Nations-administered refugee settlements. The Senate also passed a resolution (S. Res. 81), calling for accountability and justice for the assassination of Boris Nemtsov; a resolution (S. Res. 184), condemning the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka; the Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act (S. 395), to require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100-word plain language summary of the proposed rule; and the Taxpayer First Act (H.R. 3151), to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service. House votes: Technology and urban terrorism: The House has passed the Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act (H.R. 542), sponsored by Rep. Kathleen M. Rice, D-N.Y. The bill would permanently authorize the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory at the Homeland Security Department, to do research and development of technologies for emergency responders, including cybersecurity and responses to radiological and nuclear attacks. Rice said the bill would ensure that the laboratory continues “to play a key role in ensuring that our first responders are not just prepared but that they remain one step ahead” of terrorist threats to large cities. The vote, on June 10, was 395 yeas to 3 nays. YEAS: Perlmutter D-CO (7th), Neguse D-CO (2nd) NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th) Surface transportation dangers: The House has passed the Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act (H.R. 2539), sponsored by Nanette Diaz Barragan, D-Calif., to prioritize the deployment of Homeland Security officers and analysts to state, local, and regional fusion centers in areas that have surface transportation infrastructure considered to be at a high risk of terrorist attack. Barragan said placing the Homeland Security personnel in fusion centers should improve the sharing of intelligence about threats to highways, railroads, and other surface transportation systems, and thereby reduce the danger of a terrorist attack. The vote, on June 10, was 384 yeas to 13 nays. YEAS: Perlmutter D-CO (7th), Neguse D-CO (2nd) NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th) Enforcing house subpoenas: The House has passed a resolution (H. Res. 430) sponsored by Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., to authorize the House Judiciary Committee to take legal actions in the attempt to enforce subpoenas of Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn. McGovern said the authority was needed to “strengthen our hand in court as Congress tries to get the documents this administration is currently trying to hide, so we can uncover the truth and follow the facts, wherever they may lead.” A resolution opponent, Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., called it an unprecedented effort to circumvent proper congressional procedure for getting documents from the executive branch, and to obtain “grand jury materials that, by law, cannot be made public.” The vote, on June 11, was 229 yeas to 191 nays. YEAS: Perlmutter D-CO (7th), Neguse D-CO (2nd) NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th) Homeland security spending: The House has passed the DHS Acquisition Review Board Act (H.R. 2609), sponsored by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, to create an Acquisition Review Board at the Homeland Security Department. Crenshaw said Homeland Security’s mismanagement of large acquisitions costs billions of dollars annually, and the board was needed to establish strict performance, cost, and development oversight that improves acquisition management. The vote, on June 11, was unanimous with 419 yeas. YEAS: Perlmutter D-CO (7th), Neguse D-CO (2nd) NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th) Funding for alien children program: The House has passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2740). The amendment would provide $10 million of increased funding for legal services, child advocates, and post-release services provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement Unaccompanied Alien Children’s Program. Shalala said: “We have a moral obligation to treat these children like we would treat our own, and that means providing them with the support they need during and after their detention.” The vote, on June 12, was 243 yeas to 179 nays. YEAS: Perlmutter D-CO (7th), Neguse D-CO (2nd) NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th) Fetal tissue research grants: The House has passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2740). The amendment would bar funding for implementation of a recently announced Department of Health and Human Services policy for using an ethics advisory board to review potential grant funding for research that uses human fetal tissue. Pocan said it would “ensure that we all continue to fund critical research on behalf of the American people.” An amendment opponent, Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., said of the advisory board: “Americans don’t want their tax dollars spent on things that are unethical, and this is the way that we can determine whether it is ethical.” The vote, on June 13, was 225 yeas to 193 nays. YEAS: Perlmutter D-CO (7th), Neguse D-CO (2nd) NOT VOTING: Buck R-CO (4th) Senate votes: Federal claims judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Ryan T. Holte to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for a 15-year term. Holte, currently a professor at the University of Akron School of Law specializing in intellectual property and patent law, was previously a private practice lawyer and a lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission. A supporter, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, praised Holte’s demeanor, credentials, temperament, and desire to serve the country. The vote, on June 10, was 60 yeas to 35 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO NAYS: Bennet D-CO Virginia district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Rossie David Alston, Jr., to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the eastern district of Virginia. Alston has been a judge on the Virginia county and state appeals court levels since 1998. The vote, on June 10, was 75 yeas to 20 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Ohio district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Sarah Daggett Morrison to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the southern district of Ohio. Morrison was a private practice lawyer in Columbus from 1998 to 2012, and since then has been an executive at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The vote, on June 11, was 89 yeas to 7 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Second Ohio district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela A. Barker to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the northern district of Ohio. Barker, a county court judge in Ohio since 2011, was previously a private practice lawyer specializing in insurance. The vote, on June 12, was 91 yeas to 5 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Alabama district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Corey Landon Maze to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the northern district of Alabama. Maze has worked as either solicitor general or an assistant or deputy attorney general for the state of Alabama since 2003. A supporter, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Maze “has demonstrated a commitment to upholding the Constitution and preserving the rule of law.” The vote, on June 12, was 62 yeas to 34 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO NAYS: Bennet D-CO Florida district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Rodney Smith to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the southern district of Florida. Smith has been a Florida circuit judge since 2012, and before that was a judge and public attorney in the Miami area. A supporter, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said Smith “has an impressive record of honorably serving the state of Florida.” The vote, on June 12, was 78 yeas to 18 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Second Florida district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Thomas P. Barber to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the middle district of Florida. Barber has been a Florida circuit judge since 2004, and was previously a Florida state prosecutor and state attorney. A supporter, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said: “Our citizens deserves judges like Judge Barber that are committed to enforcing our law, not legislating from the bench.” The vote, on June 12, was 77 yeas to 19 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Georgia district judge: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Jean Paul Boulee to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the northern district of Georgia. Boulee, a county court judge since 2015, previously spent 14 years as a private practice lawyer in Atlanta. The vote, on June 12, was 85 yeas to 11 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO East Asia diplomat: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of David Stilwell to serve as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Stilwell was an Air Force officer from 1980 to 2015, serving in Japan, China, and South Korea. The vote, on June 13, was 94 yeas to 3 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO Ambassador to Ireland: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Edward F. Crawford to serve as U.S. ambassador to Ireland. Crawford, a former National Guard officer, has been a senior executive at the Park-Ohio Holdings metals manufacturing company since 1992. The vote, on June 13, was 90 yeas to 4 nays. YEAS: Gardner R-CO, Bennet D-CO
14 Jun 19
THE BETHIVERSE

DEAR INTROVERTS: You’re amazing. For reals. Introvert discoveries, inventions, books, songs, and ideas are the reason the world hasn’t reverted to the Dark Ages. Yes, the majority of the population is extroverted and you’re the outliers of the bell curve, but hat only increases the value of your innate strengths and innovative abilities, so embrace […]