One of the first things I do when I roll out of bed is to put on my shoes, and I don't kick them off until the seconds before I get back under the covers at night. And while they say opposites attract, I don't find myself particularly attracted to shoeless Joe DeRuvo Jr. But I do have to admit, the guy's got sole. NYT (Gift Article): He Took His Shoes Off 20 Years Ago. He Hasn't Put Them Back On. "Mr. DeRuvo initially decided to forgo shoes because of agonizing bunions, but he has stayed barefoot for reasons that transcend physical comfort. In that time, he has become a litmus test of people's forbearance and their willingness to tolerate a stranger's unconventional lifestyle and perhaps even try to understand it." (I'll tolerate and understand it from a distance. I don't even like being near people in flip flops.)
STICKS AND STONES
"The whole tendency of equity language is to blur the contours of hard, often unpleasant facts. This aversion to reality is its main appeal. Once you acquire the vocabulary, it's actually easier to say people with limited financial resources than the poor. The first rolls off your tongue without interruption, leaves no aftertaste, arouses no emotion. The second is rudely blunt and bitter, and it might make someone angry or sad. Imprecise language is less likely to offend. Good writing—vivid imagery, strong statements—will hurt, because it's bound to convey painful truths." In The Atlantic, George Packer argues The Moral Case Against Equity Language. "Prison does not become a less brutal place by calling someone locked up in one a person experiencing the criminal-justice system. (With all due respect to your balls, we've gone nuts.)
What to Rock: Everyone's focused on what he'll say about the slap. But anytime Chris Rock does comedy, it's worth watching. On Saturday night, that will be especially true as he performs a live set on Netflix. Chris Rock: Selective Outrage goes live on Saturday at 7:00pm pst.
+ What to Doc:38 At The Garden on HBO is a 38-minute documentary that chronicles the extraordinary ascendance of point guard Jeremy Lin during his landmark 2012 season with the New York Knicks (38 minutes of it in particular). No need to be into the NBA to enjoy this.
+ What to Read: "Now, on that summer night when he couldn't sleep, Jerry, twenty-one and unemployed, finally got up, put on his glasses, slipped into the bathroom so as not to wake his brother, and started writing. He went back to bed, then threw off the covers after a couple of hours and wrote some more. By dawn, he had a complete script. He got dressed and, story in hand, took the porch steps at a gallop. Jerry ran ten blocks through his neighborhood, past the wooden houses with their neat lawns and big porches, over to the cracked sidewalks of his best friend Joe's street. Huffing and puffing, Jerry arrived at the dilapidated two-story Maple Apartments that Joe and the Shuster family called home. 'Joe, you gotta draw this.'" How Two Jewish Kids in 1930s Cleveland Altered the Course of American Pop Culture.
Pill Cutters: "The nation's second-largest pharmacy chain confirmed Thursday that it will not dispense abortion pills in several states where they remain legal — acting out of an abundance of caution amid a shifting policy landscape, threats from state officials and pressure from anti-abortion activists." Walgreens won't distribute abortion pills in states where GOP AGs object.
+ Jailing the Opposition: "European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell condemned what he described as 'sham trials,' adding they were 'yet another appalling example of the Lukashenko regime trying to silence those who stand up in defence of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the people in Belarus.'" Ales Bialiatski: Nobel Prize-winning activist sentenced to 10 years in jail.
+ Florida Keystrokes: "A proposed law in Florida would force bloggers who write about Gov. Ron DeSantis and other elected officials to register with a state office and file monthly reports or face fines of $25 per day."
+ Deep Fry:NPR: Toothed whales use 'vocal fry' to hunt for food, scientists say. "We also have a lower register, below the frequency range where we usually talk. That's vocal fry. In English, it's usually regarded as an affect — something that changes the emotion or attitude of what's said. Certain people are known for it, like Kim Kardashian or Leonard Cohen." (Anyone have the phrase "like Kim Kardashian or Leonard Cohen" on their news bingo card today?)
+ Don't Stop Believin': "Early in Journey's 2022 arena tour, lead guitarist Neal Schon became convinced people were out to get him. So he stationed two off-duty police officers outside his dressing room, according to sources familiar with the tour. And at a Florida show last spring, Schon and his wife, Michaele, sent an assistant into keyboardist Jonathan Cain's dressing room to snoop around — to find what, the sources have no idea. Cain caught the assistant red-handed, and then hired an off-duty officer to guard his own dressing room." Journey's Neal Schon v. Everyone: Will Band Members Go ‘Separate Ways'?
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY
"The search wasn't easy, says Ed. He didn't know her married name, or where she was, but he was eventually able to find her through their church's Facebook page. That's when he sent her a friend request and some messages trying to reconnect. Priscilla, who was also widowed, promptly deleted his digital attempts at reconciliation: 'When I got the friend request, I thought, 'I don't want to be his friend.' So I just deleted it.'" He proposed 60 years ago, then broke her heart. Now they've finally tied the knot.
+ "Nearly 60 years after he was recommended for the nation's highest military award, retired Col. Paris Davis, one of the first Black officers to lead a Special Forces team in combat, received the Medal of Honor on Friday for his bravery in the Vietnam War."
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Entertainment blogging is a type of online content creation that focuses on providing readers with news, reviews, and commentary on various forms of entertainment, such as movies, music, television shows, and celebrity gossip. Entertainment blogging is a popular form of online media that has gained significant traction over the years, and it has become an essential part of the entertainment industry.
In this article, we will explore the world of entertainment blogging, its history, its impact, and its future.
History of Entertainment Blogging
Entertainment blogging began to gain popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with the rise of blogging platforms like Blogger and WordPress. At that time, most entertainment news was only available in traditional media outlets, such as newspapers, magazines, and television shows.
However, with the emergence of the internet, bloggers saw an opportunity to provide a new type of entertainment news that was more accessible and up-to-date. Early entertainment bloggers were mostly enthusiasts who wrote about their favorite movies, music, and celebrities as a hobby.
As blogging became more popular, some bloggers started to monetize their sites through advertising and sponsorships, paving the way for a new generation of professional entertainment bloggers.
Impact of Entertainment Blogging
Entertainment blogging has had a significant impact on the entertainment industry. It has provided a new platform for artists and celebrities to promote their work, interact with fans, and build their brand. In some cases, bloggers have helped to launch the careers of new artists and actors by providing exposure to a wider audience.
Entertainment bloggers have also played a role in shaping public opinion about movies, music, and television shows. Their reviews and commentary can influence whether people choose to watch a particular film or listen to a new album. Bloggers have also been known to call out problematic behavior by celebrities and hold them accountable for their actions.
The rise of social media has further amplified the impact of entertainment blogging. Bloggers can now share their content across multiple platforms and engage with their followers in real-time. This has created a more intimate relationship between bloggers and their audience, making it easier for fans to discover new content and interact with their favorite bloggers.
Types of Entertainment Blogging
There are several types of entertainment blogging, each with its own focus and style.
Celebrity Gossip: This type of entertainment blogging focuses on the personal lives of celebrities, including their relationships, scandals, and fashion choices.
Movie Reviews: Bloggers who specialize in movie reviews provide in-depth analysis of films, including their plot, cinematography, and performances.
Music News: This type of blogging covers the latest music releases, concerts, and music industry news.
Television Reviews: Bloggers who write about television shows provide commentary on the latest episodes, analyze the plot, and provide their opinions on the show's quality.
Pop Culture Commentary: This type of entertainment blogging covers a wide range of topics related to popular culture, including fashion, trends, and social issues.
Tips for Starting an Entertainment Blog
If you're interested in starting an entertainment blog, here are some tips to help you get started:
Choose Your Niche: Before you start blogging, it's essential to decide on your niche. Determine which type of entertainment you're most passionate about and focus on that niche.
Create High-Quality Content: To build a successful blog, you need to create high-quality content that provides value to your readers. Focus on providing unique insights and opinions that aren't available elsewhere.
Be Consistent: Consistency is key when it comes to blogging. Develop a schedule and stick to it. This will help you build a loyal audience and increase your traffic over time.
News is a term that refers to current events and happenings that are of interest to the public. It can include stories about politics, entertainment, science, technology, and more. The news is typically delivered through various media, including newspapers, television, radio, and the internet.
One of the key purposes of news is to inform the public about events that are happening locally, nationally, and internationally. It is important for people to stay informed about what is going on in the world around them so that they can make informed decisions and participate in their communities. News can also help people understand the causes and effects of events and how they may be impacted by them.
Another purpose of news is to hold those in power accountable for their actions. Journalists investigate and report on stories that uncover wrongdoing or corruption in government, businesses, or other organizations. This can help prevent abuses of power and ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.
News can also serve as a watchdog for society by highlighting issues that may not otherwise receive attention. For example, investigative journalism can uncover social injustices or environmental problems that may be overlooked by mainstream media. This type of reporting can raise public awareness and encourage action to address these issues.
In addition to providing information and holding those in power accountable, news can also help to shape public opinion. The way in which stories are reported can influence how people think about issues and events. For example, the way in which a news outlet chooses to frame a story can influence whether readers or viewers are sympathetic to a particular viewpoint.
News can also be used as a tool for propaganda. Governments or organizations may use news outlets to spread their own messages or influence public opinion in their favor. This can be done by selectively reporting certain facts or by presenting information in a biased or misleading way.
The role of news has changed dramatically over time with the advent of new technologies. With the rise of the internet, news can now be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world. This has led to the proliferation of fake news, where false information is presented as fact. This has created challenges for journalists and readers alike, as it can be difficult to distinguish between real and fake news.
In response to these challenges, many news organizations have implemented fact-checking processes to ensure the accuracy of their reporting. Additionally, many social media platforms have started to take steps to combat fake news by removing false information and promoting credible sources.
Despite these challenges, the importance of news in informing and shaping public opinion remains. The way in which news is reported and consumed may continue to evolve, but its fundamental role in keeping people informed and holding those in power accountable will remain crucial.
In conclusion, news is an essential component of modern society. It serves to inform the public, hold those in power accountable, and shape public opinion. While the way in which news is delivered and consumed may continue to change, its importance in promoting a well-informed and engaged citizenry remains paramount. It is up to journalists, news organizations, and individuals alike to ensure that news continues to serve its vital role in our democracy.
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