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American Pop Culture Feeds the War on Peace

American Pop Culture Feeds the War on Peace

The old cliché about a fish not knowing it’s in water has survived for a reason. Our cultural currents can drive us toward normalizing or, worse, glorifying what we might otherwise find objectionable. This can take shape in blatant or subtle ways, but there can be no doubt that by underscoring certain narratives and opinion to the exclusion of others, culture is a powerful forger of both material conditions and psychology. As Americans we swim in cultural waters that glorify war. The U.S. honors its military and reinforces warrior behaviors with holidays, ceremonies, parades, Hollywood...

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Michael D. Knox
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Great News, America: Cheese Isn’t Bad for You

Great News, America: Cheese Isn’t Bad for You

Cheese is among the ultimate guilty pleasures. It’s gooey. It’s fatty. It’s delicious. It just has to be bad for you, right? Wrong. A large body of research suggests that cheese’s reputation as a fattening, heart-imperiling food is undeserved. When it comes to weight and other key health outcomes (and setting aside the issue of lactose intolerance, with apologies), cheese is neutral at worst, and possibly even good for you. And yet that research doesn’t seem to have broken through into common knowledge. If you Google “cheese,” the top result under “people also ask” is the ungrammatical...

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A man was killed at a baby shower in Michigan after a celebratory cannon exploded

A man was killed at a baby shower in Michigan after a celebratory cannon exploded

A man attending a baby shower was killed when a small cannon exploded in the back yard of a home near Flint, Michigan, police said. Evan Thomas Silva, 26, died Saturday after he was struck by shrapnel from the cannon, which was fired to "celebrate the baby's pending arrival," Michigan State Police said in a statement. When the cannon was fired by the homeowner, police said the cannon blew up, spraying metal shrapnel across the yard that struck Silva, three vehicles and the garage of the home in Gaines Township. Partygoers thought they'd built a clever gender reveal device. It turned...

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Scottie Andrew
Feb 8
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Fascinating images show differences between how you and your pets see

Fascinating images show differences between how you and your pets see

Fascinating images have revealed the difference between how you and your beloved pet — whether cat, fish or tarantula — sees your surroundings at home. The photos — from US-based digital marketplace HomeAdvisor — show not only life in different colours but through various strengths of vision and numbers of eyes. Understanding how animals view the world can help pet owners to pick toys, beds and food bowls in colours that attract the most attention for their little friends. Fascinating images have revealed the difference between how you and your beloved pet sees your surroundings at...

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Ian Randall
Jan 18
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Covid Claims Its Latest Victim: The Credibility of Dr. Drew

Covid Claims Its Latest Victim: The Credibility of Dr. Drew

If Dr. Drew had any credibility left, it won’t be joining him in 2021. Whatever goodwill Dr. Drew Pinksy gathered as a grounded, fact-based physician on the hit radio show “Loveline,” has evaporated into the ether. After downplaying the Covid-19 for most of the year, Pinsky recently contracted the disease. And, shocker: he’s changed his tune. He joins other TV doctors, such as Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil, who’ve been exposed in this uncompromising year. Good riddance. Let’s go back to trusting the real doctors who aren’t paid to capture our attention. What Dr. Drew Was Saying Then Before we get...

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Aaron Weaver
Dec 30
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We Need a New Media System

We Need a New Media System

The moment a group of people stormed the Capitol building last Wednesday, news companies began the process of sorting and commoditizing information that long ago became standard in American media. Media firms work backward. They first ask, “How does our target demographic want to understand what’s just unfolded?” Then they pick both the words and the facts they want to emphasize. It’s why Fox News uses the term, “Pro-Trump protesters,” while New York and The Atlantic use “Insurrectionists.” It’s why conservative media today is stressing how Apple, Google, and Amazon shut down the “Free...

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Matt Taibbi
Jan 11
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Even More Americans Are Eating Plant-Based Meats Than Last Year, And Animal Advocates Are Celebrating

Even More Americans Are Eating Plant-Based Meats Than Last Year, And Animal Advocates Are Celebrating

Animals are probably celebrating too. Have you ever seen a cow smile? New numbers from the animal welfare organization World Animal Protection estimate that nearly 1 million animals were saved from being turned into hamburgers and other meat for human consumption in 2020. That’s because America’s food chains started offering more plant-based “meat” options, and people gobbled them up. In 2019, the group estimated a total of 250,000 pigs and cows were saved from the food system due to alt-meat offerings at national chain restaurants. Estimates for this history-book year are that more than...

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Jeff Kart
Dec 30
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The Life in 'The Simpsons' Is No Longer Attainable

The Life in 'The Simpsons' Is No Longer Attainable

The most famous dysfunctional family of 1990s television enjoyed, by today’s standards, an almost dreamily secure existence that now seems out of reach for all too many Americans. I refer, of course, to the Simpsons. Homer, a high-school graduate whose union job at the nuclear-power plant required little technical skill, supported a family of five. A home, a car, food, regular doctor’s appointments, and enough left over for plenty of beer at the local bar were all attainable on a single working-class salary. Bart might have had to for the family to go to England, but he didn’t have to worry...

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Dec 29
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DAL vs LAC Dec 27, 2020 | NBA.com

DAL vs LAC Dec 27, 2020 | NBA.com

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Lin Qi, Yoozoo CEO and Producer on Netflix's 'Three-Body Problem,' Dies at 39 | Hollywood Reporter

Lin Qi, Yoozoo CEO and Producer on Netflix's 'Three-Body Problem,' Dies at 39 | Hollywood Reporter

byLin Qi, the chairman and CEO of Yoozoo Group who was hospitalized after having been poisoned on Dec. 16, has died.  that Lin died on Christmas Day. He was 39.On Wednesday evening in China, the Shanghai Public Security Bureau had announced that Lin was receiving treatment after being poisoned and that a Yoozoo coworker of Lin's, surnamed Xu, had been apprehended amid an investigation.The statement read: "At 5 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2020, the police received a call from a hospital regarding a patient surnamed Lin. During the patient's treatment, the hospital said it had determined that the...

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Dec 25
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<i>Cobra Kai</i> Twist: Netflix Is Releasing Season 3 One Week Early

<i>Cobra Kai</i> Twist: Netflix Is Releasing Season 3 One Week Early

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Dec 24
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China Producer on Netflix's 'Three-Body Problem' Poisoned in Alleged Murder Plot | Hollywood Reporter

China Producer on Netflix's 'Three-Body Problem' Poisoned in Alleged Murder Plot | Hollywood Reporter

byNetflix's high-profile plan to have Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss adapt the bestselling Chinese sci-fi books The Three-Body Problem has been hit by a scandalous attempted-murder plot in Shanghai.Netflix acquired the rights to produce the big-budget English-language adaptation of the hit books from Chinese company Yoozoo Group and its subsidiary Three-Body Universe, which previously had acquired the rights to the properties.Yoozoo Group's chairman, Lin Qi, who is credited as a producer on the Netflix series alongside Benioff, Weiss and others, was hospitalized after...

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Dec 23
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Mandalorian Fan Places Bill Burr's Anti-Star Wars Rant Over Mayfeld's Dialogue

Mandalorian Fan Places Bill Burr's Anti-Star Wars Rant Over Mayfeld's Dialogue

0Bill Burr, the comedian and actor who portrays Migs Mayfeld in both seasons of , is featured in a fan-edit video that takes audio of Burr ranting about Star Wars on his own podcast and blends it with one of his scenes from the Disney+ show for comedic effect.posted the edit to YouTube with the caption, "Bill Burr tells the Mandalorian he hates Chewbacca and Star Wars." The audio is lifted from Burr's Monday Morning Podcast and consists of the comedian jokingly going on a rant about his disdain for the Star Wars franchise.advertisingThe scene used for the video comes from ," in the moment...

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Dec 19
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'The Office' to Stream Exclusively on NBCU's Peacock Starting Next Month, With First Two Seasons Free

'The Office' to Stream Exclusively on NBCU's Peacock Starting Next Month, With First Two Seasons Free

“” is flying back home to NBCUniversal — after it leaves at the end of 2020 — to alight exclusively on , the media company’s recently launched streaming service.With its Jan. 1, 2021, launch on Peacock, “The Office” will introduce new “Superfan Episodes” that include never-before-seen footage and deleted scenes in extended cuts of the original series, starting with Season 3, with more coming in March. (NBCU released a .)NBCU is making the first two seasons of “The Office” available for free with ads on Peacock (which currently is available only in the U.S.). Seasons 3-9, as well as the...

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Dec 14
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Rashida Jones To Succeed Phil Griffin As MSNBC President

Rashida Jones To Succeed Phil Griffin As MSNBC President

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Ted Johnson
Dec 7
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‘Star Wars: Kenobi’ Is Filming In Boston, England (Not Massachusetts)

‘Star Wars: Kenobi’ Is Filming In Boston, England (Not Massachusetts)

BOSTON, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (CBS) – “Star Wars” is not coming to Boston, Massachusetts after all. An online posting earlier this week and turned out to be a simple mistake.A posting by the Film & Television Industry Alliance on said on Thursday that the new series “Star Wars: Kenobi” was set to shoot in London, England and Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 4, 2021.Someone at the website appears to have made an error. After the story became an online hit, the location was changed to Boston, England, United Kingdom and London.That Boston is about 100 miles north of London.(Image credit: the...

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Dec 5
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'Sistine Chapel of the ancients' rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest

'Sistine Chapel of the ancients' rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest

One of the world’s largest collections of prehistoric rock art has been discovered in the Amazonian rainforest. Hailed as “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients”, archaeologists have found tens of thousands of paintings of animals and humans created up to 12,500 years ago across cliff faces that stretch across nearly eight miles in Colombia. Their date is based partly on their depictions of now-extinct ice age animals, such as the mastodon, a prehistoric relative of the elephant that hasn’t roamed South America for at least 12,000 years. There are also images of the palaeolama, an extinct...

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Nov 29
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Mike Tyson says he smoked marijuana before fight vs. Roy Jones Jr.: 'It's just who I am'

Mike Tyson says he smoked marijuana before fight vs. Roy Jones Jr.: 'It's just who I am'

USA TODAYLOS ANGELES — Mike Tyson said he smoked marijuana right before he fought Roy Jones Jr. Saturday night in his celebrated return to the boxing ring at the age of 54."Absolutely, yes," he said during his post-fight press conference.Tyson and Jones at Staples Center as scored by three former WBC champions.After the bout, Tyson indicated he smoked another joint, apparently before he met with the media to discuss his first fight in 15 years."Listen, I can’t stop smoking," he said. "I smoked during fights. I just have to smoke, I’m sorry. I’m a smoker. … I smoke everyday. I never stopped...

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Nov 29
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'Daredevil' Fans Urge MCU Revival Now That Rights Have Reverted To Marvel Studios

'Daredevil' Fans Urge MCU Revival Now That Rights Have Reverted To Marvel Studios

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Bruce Haring
Nov 29
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How Vincent D’Onofrio Is Still Trying To Save Daredevil Two Years After Cancellation

How Vincent D’Onofrio Is Still Trying To Save Daredevil Two Years After Cancellation

The Marvel Cinematic Universe series created for Netflix were, overall, pretty good. There were some low points, but there were some incredibly high points as well. Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk was, without question one of those high points. His portrayal of Marvel's Kingpin was quite possibly the single greatest performance across the various series, and D'Onofrio himself has made it clear he loved playing the role, and he very much . Even two years later, he's still campaigning for the gig.Vincent D'Onofrio recently that was created on change.org specifically to "Save Daredevil." The...

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Nov 26
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Sarah Fuller will dress for Vanderbilt football’s Nov. 28 contest with Missouri

Sarah Fuller will dress for Vanderbilt football’s Nov. 28 contest with Missouri

Sarah Fuller will be available for the Commodores against Missouri, she confirmed in a tweet. If she plays, she would be the first woman to log a snap in a Power Five football game.Sarah Fuller taking practice kicks ahead of Vanderbilt’s contest against Missouri. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)About the WriterSimon Gibbs (‘21) is the Sports Editor of the Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video...

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Simon Gibbs
Nov 27
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Kaley Cuoco flying high in 'The Flight Attendant'

Kaley Cuoco flying high in 'The Flight Attendant'

Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through our links on this page.Kaley Cuoco knows her latest role as a hard-partying stewardess who finds herself caught up in a murder investigation in HBO Max’s is the furthest thing fans of her long-running sitcom The Big Bang Theory would expect.But, as she says with a smile in a video call from the Los Angeles home she shares with her husband Karl Cook, “That’s the name of the game.”We apologize, but this video has failed to load.Try refreshing your browser, or.“There was going to be judgment and some people were going to...

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Nov 26
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'Jeopardy!' Shares Alex Trebek's Posthumous Thanksgiving Message | Hollywood Reporter

'Jeopardy!' Shares Alex Trebek's Posthumous Thanksgiving Message | Hollywood Reporter

byPrior to his passing, the late Alex Trebek pre-recorded a heartwarming Thanksgiving message while filming an episode of Jeopardy!.The official Jeopardy! Twitter account shared the pre-recorded video Thursday in which they stated that his message was "high on our list of things to be thankful for." In his message, the late game show host reminded everyone that there are "reasons to be thankful" despite having to celebrate amid the novel coronavirus pandemic."You know, in spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful,"...

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Nov 26
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'Animaniacs' star Rob Paulsen previews Hulu's reboot: 'It's a labor of love'

'Animaniacs' star Rob Paulsen previews Hulu's reboot: 'It's a labor of love'

AdvertisementIn a recording studio circa 1993, voice actor looked around, drinking in the scene. He was at work on an early episode of Animaniacs, an animated series produced by and Warner Bros. Animation that would become a massive hit, run for five seasons, spawn the spin-off Pinky and the Brain, and become .That particular episode, Paulsen recalls, "had a really large cast, including a number of celebrities, and we had more characters than microphones, so we were playing musical mics depending upon whose character was up." In the midst of this chaos, he turned to his costar and longtime...

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Nov 19
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What to Wear to an Audition or Casting Call | La Creme Modeling & Acting

What to Wear to an Audition or Casting Call | La Creme Modeling & Acting

First impressions are the only impressions. And deciding what to wear to an audition or can be stressful. Especially if it’s your first time.But if you want to book that gig you need to ace the audition.The fact that you got an audition is already a good sign.Auditions can be competitive but these 7 tips will help you monopolize the industry.Here are the best clothes to wear to an audition to have a better chance of getting a callback.Make sure you wear whatever may be relevant to the character you’re auditioning for. Style your hair the way the role calls for. If they want curls go...

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