So even small events that preceded the murder, contained in the fresh batch of JFK files just published on the U.S. government’s site, take a sinister, prescient light.
A memo from the C.I.A.’s deputy director (Plans), James Angleton, refers to an anonymous phone call that senior reporter from local paper the Cambridge Evening News, received just 25 minutes before the president was shot. Read more…
Will and Grace have made a miraculous comeback, and it’s all thanks to a “Get Out the Vote” sketch. No one was expecting a late ’90s/early 2000s sitcom about two gay guys and their straight girlfriends to be so relevant in 2017, but a hop, skip, and a Fox News joke later, and we’re as timely as you can get!
The first look at the Will and Grace revival teased new footage from the series return on NBC this month, interspersed with some footage from the good old days when ’90s TV was slightly grainier, and the world was a little less terrible. At least Jack has Grindr now.
Watch the new Will and Grace trailer below.
Current jokes about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce, Newt Gingrich, and Fox News aside, it feels like Will and Grace never left. The preview features scenes updated for this time period, like the foursome playing Heads Up with a phone app for game night.
“He’s a man, but he has aged into a lesbian,” challenges Will (Eric McCormack).
“Steven Tyler! Jon Voight! Newt Gingrich!” Debra Messing’s Grace guesses, acing it on the last one.
More of your usual jokes from Jack about Will being an old, middle-aged lady, Karen jamming to a song on her headphones only revealing it to be Fox News, and Will’s obvious meta-joke: “All the other times we’ve done this, we thought it would be different, but we knew it would be exactly the same.”
It’s on the nose, but it gets to the point: Despite updating for the modern era with a few jokes and a refurbished kitchen, Will and Grace still feels comfortably the same — and that’s good. I was a casual fan of Will and Grace back in the day — though I admit, I didn’t get a lot of the “queen” jokes — and the tone and characterization is so spot on that it would seem like the sitcom was created in this decade. This benefits Will and Grace as one of the first series in NBC’s planned slate of revivals, as it proves that many of these classic comedies can be updated for modern times. Though it may also be a case of lightning in a bottle, as Will and Grace feels much more adaptable to today’s climate than Arrested Development‘s awkward revival ever did.
Plus, look at all the Grindr jokes you can make.
Will and Grace premieres Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9 pm ET on NBC.
After a long, confusing, fake news-filled 2016 election in which Donald Trump became President of the United States, Barack Obama was one of the many people to take shots at Facebook’s role in spreading fake news.
But according to a new New York Times Magazine article published online on Tuesday, Obama didn’t just complain about fake news, he also spoke directly to Mark Zuckerberg it.
In the article, titled “Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug,” writer Farhad Manjoo investigated Facebook’s efforts to adapt to and fix the problem of fake news on social media. While interviewing Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg for the story, Manjoo asked if he had spoken to Obama about the former president’s complaints. And according to the New York Times Magazine, “Zuckerberg paused for several seconds, nearly to the point of awkwardness, before answering that he had.” Read more…
Star Wars News: Star Wars Celebration, The Last Jedi and More
The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the last week in one location, including the latest from Star Wars Celebration. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed.
Your next Uber driver could deliver you and some breaking news.
An Australia startup aims to enlist drivers in the delivery of real-time news footage, according to the Financial Review.
Uber drivers can be found all over the city, so when an event occurs, NewsCar will help news networks direct nearby members to the scene. From there, they can shoot TV-ready footage from their smartphone using the company’s app.
There are thousands of cameras out there — in pockets and on dashboards, but no one’s making use of them, founder Adam Walters told the outlet. NewsCar will help newsrooms get breaking news footage quickly, and in the right high definition, widescreen format. Read more…
I remember the halcyon days when April Fools’ Day was a bit of harmless fun. We’d read fake stories from the newspaper over our cornflakes and have a good chuckle. Fake news was just something that happened once a year. But, those days are gone
We are now living in the age of fake news; where mistruths are presented as truths, and believed at face value. Fake news is no longer a once-yearly event, it’s a 365-day-a-year news cycle. And, that’s why April Fools’ Day needs to die.
“April’s Fool Day is a day when you have to constantly engage the critical and sceptical part of the brain so you don’t get duped,” says Claire Wardle, Director of Research and Strategy of First Draft News. “Now that we are increasingly encountering information that has been fabricated, manipulated or is downright misleading, we need to be engaging those same parts of our brains every day and questioning what we’re seeing in our social feeds.” Read more…