Television Q&A: Will 'The Orville' return?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: “The Orville,” the Seth MacFarlane show where he was in front of the camera, was very good and we were sad to not see it come back. Any word on it coming back?A: It will be back only, as I have mentioned before, in a different place. The next season of the show will be on Hulu. It was expected to appear in late 2020, giving MacFarlane time to work on what’s reportedly a complicated and ambitious production. But work on the new season was halted by the pandemic, so there’s no clear answer as to when it will reappear.Q: After watching three seasons of “...
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'They know it's wrong.' Some call on Scouts to change use of Native American culture
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A lot of videos posted from personal accounts over the years depict the “Dance of Joy” celebration at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Mo.Shirtless boys holding feathers move in circles around a large fire while singing in a 2011 video. Older men stand in the middle, wearing headdresses and Native American regalia as part of a Boy Scout tradition.Camps in Missouri and across the country like Bartle bring in thousands of scouts each year to participate in honor programs like the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and Order of the Arrow, which also base some of their traditions...
The Kansas City Star
No fair: COVID-19 disrupts tradition and county revenue
Percy L. Lewis III was especially looking forward to this year’s Neshoba County Fair, an annual Mississippi event where he races his horses and carries forward a family tradition.At 42, Lewis has been riding horses since he was 5 or 6 years old. Growing up, Lewis, his brother and a childhood friend would race on a local dirt road. As adults, they decided they wanted to race on a track. It seemed like as soon as they did, Lewis’ friend was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.“We was talking about it but then, after, he passed away,” Lewis said. “I just went on. I did it for him.”This wou...
Review: 'Sputnik,' a Russian spin on 'Alien' — and it's good
The clever and nicely gory “Sputnik” comes from Russia with love, slime, and an impressive lesson in efficient, low-cost pulp filmmaking.How is the gore “nice,” exactly? It’s in the eye of the beholder. First-time feature film director Egor Abramenko proves himself an astute judge of when, how much and how many seconds to show his slithering extraterrestrial parasite yanking some poor Soviet-era convict’s head off and feasting on human brains, mostly in quick, yecccccchy digital effects. Just as often, we imagine more than we actually see, by way of stupefied reaction shots of the human onlook...
Captain Comics: Sorrow in Gotham City
There’s a lot of sorrow in Batman’s Gotham City. This week it may be worse in the real-life city of Burbank, California, home of DC Comics.On Monday, Aug. 10, WarnerMedia announced layoffs of enormous proportions for most of its various arms and companies. Among those hardest hit were DC Comics; DC Universe, the streaming service; and DC Direct, the in-house manufacturer of DC-related merchandise and collectibles.How bad is it?According to The Hollywood Reporter, roughly a third of DC Comics editorial was let go, including Bob Harras, the editor-in-chief. Bobbie Chase, who launched DC’s popula...
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New music: 3 cool new songs that you should hear in August
Here are three new songs worth putting in heavy rotation this month:“Glad In it,” Chris BenderThe Stoughton, Massachusetts native is a rising star in the Gospel music world, having won a number of awards, collaborated with several notable talents in the genre and scored the previous top 25 hit “The Blood Song.”Bender’s new offering — “Glad In It” — is another big winner, which fans immediately recognized as such and sent soaring to a No. 3 debut on the Billboard Magazine Gospel Singles Sales Chart in early August.It’s a wonderfully joyous R&B-drenched number that nicely highlights Bender’s ric...
The Mercury News
New comedy explores 'disappearance' of Ford Bronco's pitchman
DETROIT — The legend is back with the 2021 Bronco. But the legendary pitchman vanished from public life in 1996 and hasn’t resurfaced.Or has he?That’s the comedic concept behind “John Bronco,” a short film that weaves a fictional story about the rugged man who supposedly starred in ads for the original Bronco. The character is played with super panache by actor Walton Goggins (FX’s “Justified,” CBS’ “The Unicorn”).Think the Marlboro man crossed with ’70s-era Burt Reynolds, with a pinch of “MacGruber” tossed in for good measure.A brief trailer for “John Bronco” arrived earlier this week that sh...
Detroit Free Press
Diane Bell: Sculptor lets his hands speak about George Floyd's death
The brutal death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on May 25 elicited an immediate visceral response from Nasser Pirasteh.The La Jolla sculptor didn't take to the streets to protest, however, he went to his studio and grabbed a pencil and began sketching. Then he gathered art materials, picked up his hammer, chisels and welder and started to work.Over the next two months, his cry of outrage took the form of a 5'8"-tall sculpture comprised of limestone, iron and copper.He abstractly depicted a police officer's knee slowly choking Floyd, equating it with his own feeling of being unde...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
After COVID-19 delay, Chris Rock-led season of FX's 'Fargo' to premiere Sept. 27
Following its COVID-19-related delay, “Fargo” is finally returning to the airwaves.The Emmy Award-winning drama series will return for a fourth season with a two-episode premiere on Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. EDT.In March, the limited anthology series was rescheduled from its original April 19 premiere due to the coronavirus crisis.This season, the popular FX drama is set in 1950 Kansas City and follows two criminal syndicates fighting for a piece of the American dream.The most interesting twist for this iteration is the addition of a Black clan into the murky mayhem.Cast against type, comedian Chris...
New York Daily News
Sound Advice: Linearflux Hypercharger MAX powerful, versatile charger
Q. Do you have a recommendation for a cellphone charger that runs on an internal battery? Also, what do you recommend for a portable, battery-powered AM/FM radio? I need to buy these products for use during power outages.— L.P., PhiladelphiaA. The new Linearflux Hypercharger MAX is one of the most powerful, versatile chargers you can buy, and a bargain at $79.99. It has a huge 20,800 mAh capacity and can charge three devices at once, including USB-C devices and laptops that use USB-C for power. It can charge most smartphones at a blazing speed of 2% per minute. That is extraordinary, and it ha...
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