Samantha Brown

15 Jul 19
Morbid Corvid

The drone of the petite voice is unfamiliar and he turns to face it. The ghostly woman is fretful and weary, fiddling with a red-beaded necklace that encircles her wiry throat twice, her wispy spider-leg thin fingers ghoulish pale and jittery. Her lengthy black hair trickles down from a middle part and shines with an […]

15 Jul 19
Upper Iowa University - Bridge Online

Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce the graduates of March and May 2019 and their respective degrees/honors. The graduates are as follows: MARCH 2019 Jose Rafael Acosta Rosa Fayette, IA Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Michael Addae Wahiawa, HI Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts Shaneika Shauneil Allbritton Des Moines, IA Master of Business Administration, […]

15 Jul 19
Blog on the Hyphen

Well, I wish I would’ve seen this at the beginning of the summer, BUT there’s still enough time to get your kiddos reading some of these books. Authors and/or illustrators SHOULD be Latinx for all.   This is a wonderful compilation by the folks at Latinxs in Kid Lit. Please make sure to check them […]

15 Jul 19
Read Yourself Happy

  Here are the Amazon Kindle Deals for today! None of these are over $5, and most of them are under $3. Many of these books will just be on sale for a single day, so if you see something you want, act fast! I am an Amazon Affiliate, which means that if you purchase […]

15 Jul 19
GoldDerby
The 2019 Emmy nominations are just a day away, so who will make the cut on Tuesday morning, July 16? For the last five months we’ve been consulting thousands of savvy Gold Derby users for their predictions, and those forecasts have been combined to calculate our official racetrack odds. Scroll down for our predictions in 24 top categories ranked in order of those odds, with projected winners highlighted in gold and potential dark horse contenders in italics. You can keep making or updating your picks here in our predictions center right up until nominations morning. Among the users placing their bets are more than two dozen Expert journalists from top media outlets like the Los Angeles Times, TV Guide, Variety and of course Gold Derby. In the battle for the best Emmy predictions they’re facing off against the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s nominations, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ nominations and Gold Derby’s very own Editors who cover awards year-round. But what usually happens is that one or more of our thousands of everyday users put us all to shame with their genius insights. [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] We’re predicting repeat victories in the top series races. “Veep” is ahead to win Best Comedy Series for a fourth time, and we think it will be joined in that category by last year’s winner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” last year’s nominees “Barry” and “GLOW,” and first-time contenders “The Kominsky Method,” “The Good Place” and “Fleabag.” Meanwhile, “Game of Thrones” is the odds-on favorite to win Best Drama Series for a record-tying fourth time. To date only a few shows have won that award four times: “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “The West Wing” and “Mad Men.” And “Thrones” may be helped by the fact that so many of its 2018 rivals took a gap year this season and aren’t eligible, like “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Westworld.” But “Thrones” may yet be challenged by the six shows we think will join it in the Best Drama race: returning nominees “Better Call Saul” and “This is Us,” plus first-timers “Killing Eve,” “Ozark,” “Succession” and “Pose.” [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/emmys-comedy-series-female-nominees-marvelous-mrs-maisel-veep-fleabag/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]Move over, darling! Emmy’s comedy series category could make history with most female-forward nominees ever[/pmc-related-link] How many of our predictions do you agree with? And in what categories are we totally out to lunch? Last year our collective odds correctly forecast 76.81% of the nominees, and the year before we were right about 76.53% of the nominees. So there’s room to outsmart us if you think you can anticipate the 23% of surprises we might miss. Check out our predictions below, and make or update your own right here. BEST COMEDY SERIES “Veep” — 5/1 “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 11/2 “Barry” — 6/1 “The Kominsky Method” — 15/2 “The Good Place” — 9/1 “Fleabag” — 21/2 “GLOW” — 11/1 Dark Horse: “Russian Doll” — 12/1 BEST COMEDY ACTRESS Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” — 69/20 Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 4/1 Allison Janney, “Mom” — 7/1 Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” — 15/2 Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” — 15/2 Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” — 19/2 Dark Horse: Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” — 20/1 BEST COMEDY ACTOR Bill Hader, “Barry” — 7/2 Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method” — 4/1 Ted Danson, “The Good Place” — 5/1 Don Cheadle, “Black Monday” — 15/2 Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish” — 21/2 Jim Carrey, “Kidding” — 13/1 Dark Horse: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” — 16/1 BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 71/20 Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” — 9/2 Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” — 5/1 Betty Gilpin, “GLOW” — 8/1 Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 19/2 Olivia Colman, “Fleabag” — 19/2 Dark Horse: D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place” — 22/1 BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method” — 4/1 Henry Winkler, “Barry” — 9/2 Tony Hale, “Veep” — 9/2 Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 11/2 Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — 21/2 Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live” — 16/1 Dark Horse: Matt Walsh, “Veep” — 22/1 BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS Jane Lynch, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 4/1 Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place” — 9/2 Sandra Oh, “Saturday Night Live” — 6/1 Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory” — 13/2 Cate Blanchett, “Documentary Now” — 9/1 Rachel Brosnahan, “Saturday Night Live” — 13/1 Dark Horse: Wanda Sykes, “Black-ish” — 15/1 BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR Peter MacNicol, “Veep” — 4/1 John Mulaney, “Saturday Night Live” — 9/2 Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory” — 6/1 Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — 13/2 Adam Sandler, “Saturday Night Live” — 8/1 Luke Kirby, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — 12/1 Dark Horse: Danny DeVito, “The Kominsky Method” — 14/1 BEST DRAMA SERIES “Game of Thrones” — 5/1 “Killing Eve” — 6/1 “Better Call Saul” — 13/2 “This is Us” — 7/1 “Ozark” — 15/2 “Succession” — 9/1 “Pose” — 13/1 Dark Horse: “Homecoming” — 14/1 BEST DRAMA ACTRESS Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve” — 18/5 Laura Linney, “Ozark” — 5/1 Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve” — 5/1 Julia Roberts, “Homecoming” — 11/2 Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones” — 7/1 Christine Baranski, “The Good Fight” — 11/1 Dark Horse: Robin Wright, “House of Cards” — 25/1 BEST DRAMA ACTOR Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” — 4/1 Jason Bateman, “Ozark” — 9/2 Richard Madden, “Bodyguard” — 5/1 Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us” — 6/1 Billy Porter, “Pose” — 15/2 Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones” — 10/1 Dark Horse: Brian Cox, “Succession” — 22/1 BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS Julia Garner, “Ozark” — 4/1 Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” — 9/2 Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones” — 9/2 Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul” — 15/2 Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones” — 8/1 Susan Kelechi Watson, “This is Us” — 23/2 Dark Horse: Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve” — 18/1 BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” — 17/5 Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul” — 9/2 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones” — 5/1 Bobby Cannavale, “Homecoming” — 13/2 Kieran Culkin, “Succession” — 7/1 Michael Kelly, “House of Cards” — 18/1 Dark Horse: Peter Mullan, “Ozark” — 20/1 BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS Cherry Jones, “The Handmaid’s Tale” — 39/10 Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” — 9/2 Phylicia Rashad, “This is Us” — 11/2 Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away with Murder” — 6/1 Carice van Houten, “Game of Thrones” — 15/2 Connie Britton, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” — 21/2 Dark Horse: Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black” — 18/1 BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale” — 37/10 Ron Cephas Jones, “This is Us” — 9/2 Michael McKean, “Better Call Saul” — 11/2 James Cromwell, “Succession” — 13/2 Christopher Meloni, “Pose” — 17/2 Tituss Burgess, “The Good Fight” — 16/1 Dark Horse: Denis O’Hare, “This is Us” — 18/1 BEST LIMITED SERIES “Escape at Dannemora” — 39/10 “Chernobyl” — 9/2 “When They See Us” — 5/1 “Fosse/Verdon” — 5/1 “Sharp Objects” — 11/2 Dark Horse: “A Very English Scandal” — 15/1 BEST TV MOVIE “Deadwood: The Movie” — 7/2 “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” — 37/10 “King Lear” — 9/2 “Brexit” — 11/2 “My Dinner with Herve” — 13/2 Dark Horse: “Native Son” — 15/1 BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora” — 37/10 Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon” — 4/1 Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects” — 9/2 Joey King, “The Act” — 17/2 Emma Stone, “Maniac” — 10/1 Connie Britton, “Dirty John” — 13/1 Dark Horse: Ruth Wilson, “Mrs. Wilson” — 25/1 BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR Mahershala Ali, “True Detective” — 9/2 Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon” — 5/1 Hugh Grant, “A Very English Scandal” — 5/1 Benicio Del Toro, “Escape at Dannemora” — 13/2 Jared Harris, “Chernobyl” — 7/1 Ian McShane, “Deadwood: The Movie” — 9/1 Dark Horse: Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us” — 13/1 BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS Patricia Clarkson, “Sharp Objects” — 7/2 Patricia Arquette, “The Act” — 4/1 Emily Watson, “Chernobyl” — 6/1 Carmen Ejogo, “True Detective” — 9/1 Sally Field, “Maniac” — 11/1 Emma Thompson, “King Lear” — 12/1 Dark Horse: Vera Farmiga, “When They See Us” — 13/1 BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR Ben Whishaw, “A Very English Scandal” — 18/5 Paul Dano, “Escape at Dannemora” — 11/2 George Clooney, “Catch-22” — 11/2 Michael Kenneth Williams, “When They See Us” — 7/1 Kyle Chandler, “Catch-22” — 17/2 Norbert Leo Butz, “Fosse/Verdon” — 14/1 Dark Horse: Eric Lange, “Escape at Dannemora” — 18/1 BEST COMPETITION PROGRAM “RuPaul’s Drag Race” — 69/20 “The Amazing Race” — 9/2 “The Voice” — 5/1 “Top Chef” — 7/1 “The Masked Singer” — 8/1 “American Ninja Warrior” — 9/1 Dark Horse: “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” — 28/1 BEST REALITY HOST RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” — 16/5 Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night” — 4/1 The Fab Five, “Queer Eye” — 9/2 Ellen DeGeneres, “Ellen’s Game of Games” — 5/1 Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, “Making It” Dark Horse: W. Kamau Bell, “United Shades of America” — 20/1 BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” — 7/2 “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” — 4/1 “Late Late Show with James Corden” — 11/2 “Jimmy Kimmel Live” — 7/1 “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” — 7/1 “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” — 15/2 Dark Horse: “Late Night with Seth Meyers” — 37/1 BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES “Saturday Night Live” — 17/5 “Documentary Now” — 4/1 “At Home with Amy Sedaris” — 11/2 “Who is America” — 6/1 “Drunk History” — 13/2 “Tracey Ullman’s Show” — 17/2 Dark Horse: “I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman” — 75/1 [predictions-widget id=1202804683] [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/leagues/” type=”PREDICT” target=”_self”]the Emmys now; change them until July 16[/pmc-related-link] Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominations are announced on July 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.
15 Jul 19
Best New York Comedy

I’m one of the finest ghostwriters in the country; my 20+ books include two New York Times bestsellers, a phenom megaseller that hit #16 on Amazon.com and has sold over 310,000 copies to date, and an interview book with legendary author Neil Gaiman that hit #240 on Amazon.com. I’ve also written five Dummies books and […]

15 Jul 19
safsafdesign

Hello Everyone, Iam so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration! YAY! The new release is huge and wonderful, today we are featuring the adorable Corgi beach stamp/die set, some scene builder stencils and 2 new, unique layering stencils: All new products will be available on Friday, 19/07! There is […]

15 Jul 19
12 Books in 12 Months

Can you believe this year is half way over already? What’s with this ceaseless forward passage of time eh. Shouldn’t be allowed.

15 Jul 19
ROUGH CUT

André and Jack unpack ScarJo’s tree-related acting catalogue, past, present, and future.

15 Jul 19
ProFootballTalk

Peyton Manning (remember him?) is returning to your television later this summer. In his Football Morning in America column, Peter King returns from vacation to visit with Manning on location in Chicago for his new ESPN show. Plus:

• Manning explains Peyton’s Places and its unique look at the NFL’s 100-year history, and also reveals how he envisions his long-term life after football.

• The CBA and an 18-game schedule are both back in the news, and neither a new deal nor adding two more games (and $500+ million in revenue) seems likely.

• New column sections debut, including a fun look at Manning’s habits (good and bad) and Glover Quin’s financial philosophy

• More thoughts, notes and opinions on Melvin Gordon’s possible holdout; the truth about how often coaches throw challenge flags; guest columnist review

• Plus 10 things, factoids, beernerdness, coffeenerdness and why vacations from vacations get a full endorsement.

14 Jul 19
News Directory

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14 Jul 19
News Directory

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14 Jul 19
Vancouver Sun

There was a lineup halfway down the block when the doors of Grasshopper Retail Inc. opened in Prince George.

14 Jul 19
As The Rooster Crows

A couple we consider good friends, who live down south in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, were recently at a wedding in Leadville, CO. The wife of the couple is a fellow blogger, who goes by the handle as Merling Muse, life in the mountains. Were the husband a Blogger, it would have something […]