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All Album Releases for Summer (June - August) of 2020

2020.09.22 02:31 NoYeezyAtWeezyHeezy All Album Releases for Summer (June - August) of 2020

Below is a list of all the albums and EP's that were released in June through August. If there are any I missed or anything you think should be added, let me know and I'll gladly add it because I'm sure there are many I have missed. I've linked all of the ones that there have been album discussions if you would like to go leave your thoughts or rank the album. Also leave a comment below if one or multiple albums stood out to you for the month. Enjoy!

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Dissolver No. 7 - Star Spangled Punch
Oak Grove - Must You Have Love Handles Before You Have a Handle On Love?
Victor Camozzi - Black Dog

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2020.05.20 17:25 jcollywobble Which part of the UK produces the best footballers? (Experiment) (Part 2)

Thanks to the relative success of the first post, I am back again to reveal the next 5 teams in the second instalment of the experiment to find out which region in the United Kingdom produces the best footballers. See below for previous posts.
Post 1
Before we get back into the teams, I’ve got some changes to make to the experiment thanks to some people spotting some errors in the original post:
- Firstly, I’ve changed the names of Team 4,5 and 6 to London 1, London 2 and London 3 and Herts respectively. As multiple people have rightly mentioned, I didn’t quite nail my London geography leading to some boroughs been thrown into East/South London etc when they shouldn’t have been. This should hopefully eliminate the questions and confusion as a result of my geographical ineptitude.
- Ezri Konsa makes way for Mark Noble (Canning Town, West Ham) in London 2 due to popular demand in the comments.
- Nathan Dyer has been replaced by Nicky Law (Plymouth, Exeter City) in Team 1.
John Ruddy moves from the South-West (Team 1) to the South-East Midlands (Team 8) due to FM putting the wrong St Ives as his birth city. He’ll be replaced by Max O’Leary (Bath, Bristol City)
I have also added some maps to held visualise the geographical split of the counties and London Boroughs:
England Map
Scotland Map
London Boroughs Map

Now onto why you’re all here, the next 5 teams;
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Team 6 – London 3 & Herts - Hertfordshire and London Boroughs: Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Haringey, Enfield, Barnet, Harrow, – Population: 3,450,896
Media Prediction: 4th - Title Odds: 7-1
Manager – Gareth Southgate (Watford, England)

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Likely Starting XI
England’s hero of the summer of 2018, Gareth Southgate, takes charge of this side. Reaching the semis at the 2018 World cup is Gareth’s best achievement to date which arguably could have been seen as underachievement with the Fixtures and Squad England had. One of the more experienced managers in the league, Gareth will be familiar to plenty of the England boys in the Squad. Tipped to finish in the top 4, Southgate will be hoping to have a crack at his first trophy in (hypothetical) management.
Spearheading the attack is Spurs’ Harry Kane, who is the highest rated player in the competition based on FM current ability. Kane will be a major threat to any defence he faces and is likely to be favourite for the golden boot. Behind Kane, the duo of Adam Lallana and Andros Townsend will offer some threat and creativity and will be hoping to feed Kane with an endless supply of chances.
Jack Wilshere, who is probably best known for being the most injury prone player in the league will be hoping to stay fit throughout and make an impact whilst talented young midfielder Harry Winks will sit in front of the back four and dictate the tempo.
In defence, there is a mix of youth and experience. Young defenders Reece James and Kyle Walker-Peters are joined by 39-time England capped Ashley Young who is currently playing his trade in Milan. Two from Mariappa, Mawson and Clark will occupy the central defender position assuming Southgate plays with a back four.
Yet again for another team, the Goalkeeper position is a worry. David Button who is currently second choice for Brighton will likely start although it could be a toss-up between any of the three below-average stoppers.
I have high hopes for this team, if Kane remains injury-free they will surely be in and around the title race.
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Team 7 – South-West Midlands - Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire – Population: 3,661,711
Media Prediction: 18th - Title Odds: 500-1
Manager – Brian McDermott (Slough, Unemployed)

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Likely Starting XI
The largest team by population out of the 20, South-West Midlands was the only way I could describe this group of counties (very uncreative, I know). Despite having the biggest catchment area of all the clubs, this doesn’t seem to translate to having the biggest impact on the pitch. Out of the 25 players, only 5 are currently playing in the top flight. Brian McDermott has been given the job of managing this team in the experiment, who has surprisingly been out of a job since May 2016 when he had his second stint as Reading manager which lasted only 6 months before he was sacked.
With 87 England caps between them Theo Walcott and Eric Dier will look to provide leadership in a team which lacks quality all over the pitch. Eric Dier interestingly is predicted to start in defence for McDermott’s men. One of Leicester’s surprise title winners, Andy King adds to the experience but apart from the 3 mentioned players, this appears to be a fairly inexperienced squad.
Dom Solanke, who was tipped for big things only a few years ago will likely partner Walcott upfront in a pacey duo. Charlie Austin will also be in the mix and will likely chip in with a few goals over the season. Matty Cash has a lot of potential and will add value to the team whether he plays at fullback or on the right side of midfield.
This is another team which is lacking a top keeper, Jojo Wollacott is predicted to start. Wollacott has only managed 9 appearances this season at Forest Green Rovers so it doesn’t bode well for the defence in front of him.
Overall, it doesn’t look great for this team, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this team in and around the bottom 3 come the end of the season especially with a worrying lack of quality in goal.
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Team 8 – South-East Midlands - Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire– Population: 3,051,792
Media Prediction: 14th - Title Odds: 200-1
Manager – Sean Dyche (Kettering, Burnley)

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Likely Starting XI
Another team with an uncreative name, apologies again to anyone from this region. Team 8 consists of counties Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and will be managed by Sean Dyche. Expect a mix of deep croaky touchline shouts, direct football and hard work on the pitch. Dyche is experienced at the top level having managed in the premier league for 5 of the last 6 seasons and has even guided Burnley to the Europa League, albeit losing in the Playoff round to Olympiacos.
Making a team sheet for the second time in the experiment, John Ruddy, born in St Ives, Cambridgeshire and not Cornwall will challenge Newcastle ‘keeper Karl Darlow for the starting berth in net. More strength in depth than most of the teams in the experiment in terms of the goalkeeper position.
In defence, Ben Chilwell is the standout player and will look to bomb up the left flank and create a supply of chances for the team. On the other side Sheffield United’s George Baldock will hope to do the same, as he has done for Chris Wilders men all season. Luton native Charlie l’Anson, who rather amusingly is known in Spain simply as Charlie is currently playing for Rayo Majadahonda in Spain, Sean Dyche will no doubt remind him to keep it simple at the back.
Milton Keynes born Dele Alli features in midfield and looks to be the best player in terms of ability in the team. Dyche will build the attack around Dele and will be hopeful he can provide a big impact and re-discover his form from the 2016/17 season by chipping in with plenty of goals. Chelsea duo Lewis Baker and Izzy Brown will be on the fringes of the team and will both be hoping to showcase their potential to Dyche.
If Dele plays in a deeper role, Irish internationals Callum Robinson and Sean Maguire, who incidentally both play club football together at Preston, will make a claim to start up front.
Despite being predicted to finish 14th, I can’t tell much difference between this team and the previous one who were predicted to finish 18th. I’d be surprised if this team does anything of note, although Sean Dyche can get the best out of his players that’s for sure.
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Team 9 – East Anglia – Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk - Population: 3,457,571
Media Prediction: 17th - Title Odds: 400-1
Manager – Paul Warne (Norwich, Rotherham United)

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Likely Starting XI
The trio of counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk make up the next team. Another team which aren’t predicted to fair well in the season, Team 9 will be managed by Paul Warne, who currently manages League 1 Rotherham United. Warne has had a great season so far and could well take the Millers back into the championship.
Onto the players, Nick Pope is the standout player in an extremely average bunch of players. Pope is likely to have a hard season ahead of him with the amount of chances the team could concede. Alongside the only England International, Pope, the squad also features three players who have been capped by USA, Zimbabwe and Scotland. Angus Gunn and Jed Steer make up the goalkeeping contingent.
Stand out players in defence include James Tomkins and Ryan Bennett who are no stranger to playing in the top flight. Spurs’ 8-time USA international Cameron Carter-Vickers who is currently on loan at championship side Luton Town also makes an appearance along with Sam Byram and Charlie Daniels in the fullback roles.
Talented young player Todd Cantwell will provide the flair and creativity, alongside Isaac Hayden who will help to add a bit of balance to Paul Warne’s midfield. Apart from that, there isn’t much to shout about for the East Anglians. Chris Martin, who has been capped 17 times for Scotland at senior international level will probably play upfront with there seemingly being a huge deficit of quality in the attacking areas for this side. Goals will surely be a worry for Paul Warne, I think the only chance this team stays up is Nick Pope having a great season.
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Team 10 – Wales & Hereford – Wales, Herefordshire – Population: 3,169,324
Media Prediction: 12th – Title Odds: 100-1
Manager – Tony Pulis (Newport, West Brom)

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Likely Starting XI
The first team containing players born outside of England, Wales and Herefordshire are the tenth team to be revealed and will be managed by Tony Pulis, who gets the nod over Mark Hughes and Ryan Giggs. The thought of Tony Pulis ordering Gareth Bale to launch throw-ins on to Connor Wickham’s head is a frightening one indeed.
The Welsh national team currently have their ‘golden generation’ of players having reached their highest world rankings of 8th only 4 years ago. The squad, rather staggeringly contains a combined total of 511 Wales caps. Wayne Hennessey being the most experienced with 84 caps for his country. The cream of the crop, in this team is certainly Gareth Bale who is capable of providing a lot of quality. Gareth is the second highest rated player in the league behind Team 6’s Harry Kane.
Another key player in midfield is Aaron Ramsey, who will act as a box to box player and will give Tony Pulis’ men a bit of quality as well as work rate in the middle. Joe Allen will play in the quarterback role and will look to dictate play in front of the back four.
The squad is made up of all welsh players apart from the three Hereford lads. One of those include Jarrod Bowen who will make an interesting partnership with Gareth Bale on the wings. Another is Connor Wickham who looks likely to start up front and will provide a platform for the team to build by holding the ball up for the more creative players.
In defence, there is plenty of experience with the likes of James Collins, Ashley Richards and Ben Davies. The defence looks to be solid compared to the other defences in the league and should work together well in front of either Danny Ward or Wayne Hennessey especially given the discipline Pulis will bring.
I think this squad has lots of potential and 100-1 title odds looks to be worth a couple of quid. Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey have the potential to push this team right up the league, however, it remains yet to be seen whether Pulis gives them the freedom they need.
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I hope you enjoyed the second instalment of the teams, once again let me know if I’ve missed anyone or made any errors. In the next post I’ll introduce the players born in the midlands and the north west, which features some interesting line ups.
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2020.02.23 14:17 liferider09 Upcoming free events week of 2/23

There are so many friggin' NYPL events that I decided not to even bother this week. They are always a chore to go through. Hopefully I will manage it better next week.

Manhattan

Budapest Festival Orchestra Cocoa Concert, 2/23

Accessibility at Lincoln Center and the Budapest Festival Orchestra bring Cocoa Concerts, a family concert Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra has specially designed to include young people within the autism spectrum and their family members. This one-hour concert consists of brief classical-music movements, performed by members of the world-renowned orchestra, in an inclusive and supported environment. While the visual tools, music and communication techniques are created with children with autism in mind, all young people with disabilities are welcomed.
The Budapest Festival Orchestra puts its heart and soul into organizing programs accessible to everyone, seeking to bring children with autism and development disabilities into the magical world of music. Conductor Iván Fischer and the BFO have been performing their Cocoa Concerts for years, and it is an important mission for BFO as these events enable children to enjoy enriching activities and to experience the joy and power of music.
The orchestra’s musicians will perform in various chamber-music setups and will show, through the deft selection of music, the exciting things instruments can do and how much fun it is to play music together. Before introducing the musicians, Iván Fischer will explain the upcoming piece and what details are worth paying attention to.
Before the concert begins, all audience members will receive a handout detailing the instruments used and the program, as well as colorful stickers to mark the finished pieces after every ovation, helping everyone remain engaged during the concert.
Following the concert, families are invited to join the musicians for hot cocoa.
Recommended for children aged 5 and up and their families. This program is specifically designed for children with autism, however, all are welcomed.
This performance is free, but space is limited.
165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY
11AM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/budapest-festival-orchestra-cocoa-concert

Behind the Sun, Above the Moon Anthology Launch, 2/23

Come celebrate the book launch for the anthology Behind the Sun Above the Moon, a short story collection by nonbinary authors featuring SFF stories with a brief reading hosted by contributing authors Emmett Nahil and Sara Codair. Behind the Sun, Above the Moon centers trans and non-binary Own Voices writers, which enables them to imagine alternative futures and create fabulist worlds for themselves. Emmett Nahil (he/him) is a queer writer, artist, and game producer working on the indie game Love Shore (2021). He’s interested in intersectional activism, diverse representation for other queer Middle Easterners, and bringing more nuanced work to all kinds of weird literature. He has been known to favor horror, sci-fi, urban/modern fantasy, and trans-inclusive speculative fiction. Follow him on twitter, @_emmays. Sara Codair is the author over fifty short stories, which are packed with action, adventure, magic, and the bizarre. They partially owe their success to their faithful feline writing partner, Goose the Meowditor-In-Chief, who likes to “edit” their work by deleting entire pages. Sara’s debut novel, Power Surge, was published by NineStar Press on Oct. 1, 2018 and the sequel will be out sometime in 2020. Find Sara online at http://saracodair.com or @shatteredsmooth.
172 Allen St, New York, NY
7 PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/behind-the-sun-above-the-moon-anthology-launch/?instance_id=211331

Regress, 2/23

ABC No Rio in Exile show. With Yasmeen Abdallah, Rebecca Bird, Kelsey Brewer, Courtney Childress, Jenn Dierdorf, Christina Freeman, Robert Goldkind, Kamryn Harmeling, Ianthe Jackson, Will Kaplan, Mark Power, Sarah Schrift, and Ashley Yang-Thompson. Curated by Jenn Dierdorf and Robert Goldkind. February 15 performance and storytelling with Edward Arrocha, Fly, Kamryn Harmeling, and Ashley Yang-Thompson.
ABC No Rio in Exile at Bullet Space 292 Gallery 292 East 3rd Street, Manhattan 7p opening; $free Continues through February 23
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
http://www.abcnorio.org

One-Act Play Festival, 2/24

The National Arts Club’s second annual One-Act Play Festival features short new works by notable playwrights – John Pielmeier, Steven Otfinoski, David Masello, among others – that examine the art of conversation. Each of the chosen works features two characters in dialogue, and it is through their talk that deep truths, conflicts, and resolution are reached.The plays, which will be performed this evening as staged readings, are a mix of the humorous, the poignant, the absurd. The “art of conversation” is practiced at its best in these works.
15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY
8PM
source: The National Arts Club
https://www.nationalartsclub.org/default.aspx?p=.NETEventView&ID=3864827&qfilter=&type=0&ssid=0&chgs=

The Lady Jam, 2/25

Pull on your improv pants and get ready for a J-A-M! The Lady Jam is open to female and non-binary improvisers of all levels—all you have to do is put your name in a bucket, dance between sets (or tolerate our dancing), then get on stage with your new improv BFFs. Guys - you can watch and dance from your seats, just DON'T be a creep about it.
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
6PM
source: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com
https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/72550

In the Gutter– A Monthly Comics Reading Series, 2/25

In the Gutter is a monthly comics reading featuring presentations of new and in-progress work primarily from indie comics artists, highlighting the voices of queer and trans creators. In the Gutter will create a space for comics artists working outside the mainstream industry to build community and audiences, and will further work to share the stories of marginalized peoples through comics.
172 Allen St, New York, NY
7PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/in-the-gutter-a-monthly-comics-reading-series-2/?instance_id=211624

Winter Bird Walk at the Battery With NYC Audubon, 2/25

Join us for bird walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse over-wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront, such as ducks, geese, loons, sparrows, and finches. We might even spot a seal! Register online. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond. Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flag Pole located at the entrance to the park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public. Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.
Netherland Monument (In the Battery), Manhattan
8AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/11/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon

Grand Forces of Change: How Climate and Culture Landscape the Planet, 2/25

Travel back in time several millennia with paleoclimatologist Dr. Gerry Rustic to look at how the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) weather pattern has shaped both the landscape and the people of our entire planet and, more specifically, the American Southwest. Then, fast-forward to 1919 and the formation of the Grand Canyon as a National Park. Dr. Laurel Brierly will discuss how the public intersects with the landscape and conservation/preservation at the Grand Canyon, as well as her role in providing stewardship and inspiration as a seasonal park ranger.
Ryan's Daughter 350 East 85th Street, Manhattan 7:30p; $free 21 and over tasteofscience.org/new-york-events/
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.tasteofscience.org/new-york-events/

Master Class With Radovan Vlatković, 2/26

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window)
165 W 65th St 10th Floor, New York, NY
11AM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/master-class-with-radovan-vlatkovic

Art Inspired by Kara Walker, 2/26

Come create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan
6PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/26/art-inspired-by-kara-walker

All of Love’s Vibes, 2/27

In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month we are putting together an open mic, friendly competition, celebration, and contemplation on what love means to young people. We will be featuring poetry, storytelling, music, and creative responses to the prompt: What does love mean to you? Three winners of the creative submissions will be featured performers following an open mic! Youth Voices Network is a survivor led volunteer group whose mission is to raise awareness around dating violence. YVN works closely with Day One, an organization that provides support services and community education to young survivors of dating violence ages 24 and under.
172 Allen St, New York, NY
6PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/all-of-loves-vibes/?instance_id=212071

'And Still We Rise' a Black History Month Art Excursion, 2/27

Join us for a painting celebration of Black History Month by honoring African American artists who showcased social and political courage from the Early Republic to the Civil War. Create your own moving artwork as we discuss previous pieces from the Jazz Age, Harlem Renaissance, and the post-war years. RSVP on Eventbrite. For accessibility information, contact Zakiyah DeGraffe at [email protected] or by calling (212) 234-9603.
Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan
6PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/27/and-still-we-rise-a-black-history-month-art-excursion

Black History Month Lecture - Harlem Architecture: Colonial & Modernism With John Reddick, 2/27

In this engaging lecture architect and historian, John Reddick will explore the colonial aesthetic in Harlem's early \modern\ architecture, considering how it served as a backdrop to the jazz age. Discussing select local early twentieth-century designs, such as the Roger Morris Apartments and the Colonial Park & Pool, Reddick will place into context the architecture of Harlem and the work of African American architect, Vertner Tandy, and his residence for Madame Walker on 136th Street, known during the Renaissance as the \Dark Tower.\ John Reddick has served as a curator and discussion leader for the Harlem Focus series at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt Design Center and has worked on several Harlem public space & art projects including Ralph Ellison Memorial, Harriet Tubman Square, and Frederick Douglass Circle. Reddick received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.
Morris-Jumel Mansion (In Roger Morris Park), Manhattan
7PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/27/black-history-month-lecture-harlem-architecture-colonial-modernism-with-john-reddick

Imani Uzuri: Conjure Woman, 2/27

Imani Uzuri, raised in rural North Carolina, is an award-winning vocalist, composer, librettist, and improviser called “a postmodernist Bessie Smith” by the Village Voice. She creates interdisciplinary works and performs at international venues and festivals. Her ritual performance Wild Cotton was recently cited as one “with subtlety and vision” by the New York Times. In 2018, Uzuri was a commissioned composer for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Uzuri is a former Park Avenue Armory Artist-in-Residence and was a 2019 Jerome Foundation Composer-in-Residence at Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. Uzuri and ensemble will share an intimate concert of compositions from her various works for voice, strings, flute, and piano, including music from her large music work Placeless, her cantata Conjure Woman, the world premiere of her Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commission, and selections from her forthcoming chamber opera Hush Arbor (The Opera), a mercurial musical meditation exploring themes of death, transcendence, rebirth, impermanence and “liminality” (standing at the threshold).
Broadway Between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY
7:30PM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/atrium/show/imani-uzuri-conjure-woman

Neon Glow Zumba Fest, 2/28

Join us for a glow-in-the-dark spin class! Wear light colored clothing to glow while you give yourself a New Year workout! 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. // Zumba 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. // Afro-Brazilian Zumba 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. // Uptown Zumba To RSVP, email [email protected]
Asser Levy Recreation Center (In Asser Levy Playground), Manhattan
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/28/neon-glow-zumba-fest

Art Inspired by Corey Barksdale, 2/28

Come create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (In Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan
6PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/28/art-inspired-by-corey-barksdale

Who's Coding Our Future? Algorithms, Culture, Ethics: A Conversation With Judith Michelle Williams and Clive Thompson, 2/28

Join us and our partner creative tech organization, CTW for a conversation moderated by Isabel Walcott Draves about how computer programmers and their algorithms are shaping our world. First, we'll hear from Clive Thompson, Canadian science and technology writer for publications like The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Wired and Entertainment Weekly. His book Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World explores the culture and influence of the programmers that increasingly impact so much of our daily lives. We'll pair him with Judith Michelle Williams, Senior Vice President, Global Head of People Sustainability & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at SAP. Williams, who has also managed global diversity programs at Dropbox and Google, will offer deep insight into bias in the world of tech and the importance of diversity in software engineering teams. We'll round out the evening with a participatory discussion with the audience -- that's you! -- about your experiences interacting with algorithms, hidden influence, fairness, and who gets to create the culture of this coming age of Artificial Intelligence.
15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY
6:30PM
source: The National Arts Club
https://www.nationalartsclub.org/default.aspx?p=.NETEventView&ID=3864828&qfilter=&type=0&ssid=0&chgs=

Historic New York: Washington Square, 2/29

Washington Square Park has served various roles for its community throughout the years, adapting to meet its needs. Well-known for its arch, honoring George Washington, the man for whom the park is named, and its fountain, the arch's elder by 43 years and a popular meeting spot, Washington Square Park also houses several other monuments and facilities. Our Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a tour and discussion of Washington Square Park.
Washington Square Arch (In Washington Square Park), Manhattan
1PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/29/historic-new-york-washington-square

Late Night Packet Jam, 2/29

Late Night Packet Jam is the showcase for new & weird bits from New York's top late night writers, hosted by UCB’s Night Late team. These submitted monologue jokes, desk bits, games, walk-on characters, and weirdo experimental ideas all get their moment in front of late night’s best audience. If it’s going in a late night packet tomorrow (or eventually), it’ll be at Late Night Packet Jam . GUIDELINES: If interested in submitting, send a script of your bit (or monologue jokes) to [email protected] by midnight one week before the show. Your bit must be written (no improv), under five minutes, & have no (or ultra-simple!) tech queues. Except for monologue jokes, you’re responsible for performing your bit. (If you’d like to read your monologue jokes yourself, let us know in the email) LNPJ submissions are open to all and you can submit more than one bit. You can also sign up for the LNPJ mailing list for once-a-month reminders about deadlines & late night writing tips: http://bit.ly/UCB-LNPJ
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
midnight
source: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com
https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/72626

Brooklyn

Nature's Workshop: Linoleum Cut Fabric Printing, 2/23

Our Urban Park Rangers' Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in-depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. Join the Rangers for Linoleum Cut Fabric Printing. Bring an old t-shirt and make it new with a nature design print! All art materials will be provided.
Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (In Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn
11AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/23/natures-workshop-linoleum-cut-fabric-printing

Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop W/ CJ Parker and Lindsay Young, 2/24

Bloom new writing in this poetry workshop led by CJ Parker and Lindsay Young. Registration opens Monday, February 17, 2020.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
5:30PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/brooklyn-poetry-slam-writing-workshop-w-cj-parker-and-lindsay-young

Brooklyn Poetry Slam, 2/24

Join us for the Brooklyn Poetry Slam and writing workshop hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
7PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/brooklyn-poetry-slam-feb-24

Female Sexuality and Its Discontents, 2/25

Two practicing psychoanalysts (Jamieson Webster and Marcus Coelen) explore the intersection (or confrontation) between female issues surrounding their bodies -- especially sexual and reproductive questions -- and modern medicine. A live discussion, including audience participation, will also be turned into a podcast.
Floor 310 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn 7-8p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.theflooronatlantic.com/workshops

Unlocked: NYC Post-Rikers a #BHeard Town Hall, 2/26

Join us for a live-televised #BHeard Town Hall discussion about the closing of Rikers Island, and its impact on the city at large.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
6:30PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/unlocked-nyc-post-rikers-bheard-town-hall

Coney Island Indoor Beach Grass Planting Prep, 2/29

Join us on February 22 and February 29 to volunteer with NYC Parks Stewardship and the Wildlife Conservation Society-New York Aquarium! Volunteers will help prepare beach grass culms (stems) for planting. Before culms are ready to be planted on the dune, they must be processed and packaged in a way to ensure their viability. This process involves removing outer brown sheaths (layers) of old growth to expose the green live portion of the plants, as well as removing excess roots and rhizomes. Supplies are provided but volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. This is event is full to capactiy and closed for registration Registration Space is limited and registration is required.
New York Aquarium (In Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk), Brooklyn
10AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/29/coney-island-indoor-beach-grass-planting-prep

Coffee & Conversation: Death Becomes Her, 2/29

Join Death Becomes Her artists as they discuss their work. Coffee provided!
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
12PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/coffee-conversation-death-becomes-her

Celebrating Black History: Film Screening, if Beale Street Could Talk, 2/29

Three Words: Mr. James Baldwin.We are beyond proud to present a free screening of Barry Jenkins's Oscar-nominated film, If Beale Street Could Talk as part of our Black History is American History Month programming.On page 42 of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk, protagonist Tish says, \It's a miracle to realize that somebody loves you.\ At the center of this film is ♥ love ♥. Beautiful, tragic, enduring, and powerful love. We don't want to give away too much. You'll just have to come to BRIC House and see it for yourself.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
4PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/celebrating-black-history-film-screening-if-beale-street-could-talk

Queens

Screening: Sorry to Bother You, 2/23

This 2018 dark comedy follows a young African-American telemarketer who adopts a white accent to succeed at his job. This imaginative film is a sharp critique not only on racial tensions but also on capitalism in America. This film is rated R. Register on Eventbrite.
Lewis H Latimer House, Queens
2PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/23/screening-sorry-to-bother-you

EtM - Dhegrae & Digression, 2/23

EtM Con Edison composer-in-residence, Sheree Clement presents the world premiere of a new work commissioned by vocal duo Dhegrae & Digression, in a setting of poems by Phillis Levin. A wildly imaginative program curated by Lucy Dhegrae and Ariadne Greif, who are Dhegrae & Digression.
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY
7PM
source: http://www.flushingtownhall.org
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/3cd6a4ef22423e3686081a3bb2583491

Modular Synthesis Workshop: Apocalipsis U, 2/27

stud1nt of Signal Flux leads the second edition of the Apocalipsis U monthly skillshare, this time with a focus on modular synthesis. After the learning session, we’ll give folks a chance to submit a favorite track or a production of your own to hear on the Nowadays system. Vinyl, USB, SD Card and CD are all formats that work.
Nowadays 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood 8-11p; $free facebook.com/events/481981422502934/
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/481981422502934/

Forest Park Trail Maintenance Hike, 2/28

Did you know that NYC has over 350 miles of hiking trails throughout its public parks? Help to keep these trails clean, safe, and ecologically healthy by joining the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy on a trail maintenance hike! Register online.
Metropolitan Avenue and Forest Park Drive (In Forest Park), Queens
10AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/28/forest-park-trail-maintenance-hike

An Evening of Quadraphonic Sounds, 2/28

Performances by Jeff Kolar, Anthony Janas, Jenn Grossman, and visuals by Jonathan Sims. An experimental sound performance in four channel speakers that will envelope the audience with evolving and sonorous motion. Visual artist Jonathan Sims will be providing live projections.
Flux Factory 3931 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens 7p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
http://www.fluxfactory.org/event/an-evening-of-quadraphonic-sounds/

Powell's Cove Park Wetland Restoration, 2/29

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at Powell's Cove Park! Volunteers will be removing debris from Powell's Cove Park. Volunteers will also learn how to safely remove invasive plants from Powell's Cove Park shoreline in order to help create a healthier ecosystem. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.
137th Street and 11th Avenue (In Powell's Cove Park), Queens
10AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/29/powells-cove-park-wetland-restoration

Winter Wetlands Hike, 2/29

Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits, including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife. Join the Urban Park Rangers on this hike to explore wetlands.
Union Turnpike Parking Lot (In Cunningham Park), Queens
11AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/29/winter-wetlands-hike

Staten Island

Astronomy: The Night Sky, 2/23

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Our Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Lemon Creek Pier (In Lemon Creek Park), Staten Island
6PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/23/astronomy-night-sky
I would like to give a shoutout to u/thivnav for telling me about Flushing Town Hall. Also to u/mandonuts, for Public Theater (which should be here next week).
As a personal recommendation, I would suggest going to see Sorry to Bother You, which I thought was fantastic.
Again, you can search the events here. There are some more search filters. Notably, you can choose to omit public-run events (my GAD so many nypl events) and can filter for family-oriented events. Next week, I hope to have some keyword filters, and have a search that doesn't default to a map (think how Yelp lists restaurants when you search).
Cheers, until next week.
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2020.02.23 14:16 liferider09 A collection of free events - week of 2/23

There are so many friggin' NYPL events that I decided not to even bother this week. They are always a chore to go through. Hopefully I will manage it better next week.

Manhattan

Budapest Festival Orchestra Cocoa Concert, 2/23

Accessibility at Lincoln Center and the Budapest Festival Orchestra bring Cocoa Concerts, a family concert Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra has specially designed to include young people within the autism spectrum and their family members. This one-hour concert consists of brief classical-music movements, performed by members of the world-renowned orchestra, in an inclusive and supported environment. While the visual tools, music and communication techniques are created with children with autism in mind, all young people with disabilities are welcomed.
The Budapest Festival Orchestra puts its heart and soul into organizing programs accessible to everyone, seeking to bring children with autism and development disabilities into the magical world of music. Conductor Iván Fischer and the BFO have been performing their Cocoa Concerts for years, and it is an important mission for BFO as these events enable children to enjoy enriching activities and to experience the joy and power of music.
The orchestra’s musicians will perform in various chamber-music setups and will show, through the deft selection of music, the exciting things instruments can do and how much fun it is to play music together. Before introducing the musicians, Iván Fischer will explain the upcoming piece and what details are worth paying attention to.
Before the concert begins, all audience members will receive a handout detailing the instruments used and the program, as well as colorful stickers to mark the finished pieces after every ovation, helping everyone remain engaged during the concert.
Following the concert, families are invited to join the musicians for hot cocoa.
Recommended for children aged 5 and up and their families. This program is specifically designed for children with autism, however, all are welcomed.
This performance is free, but space is limited.
165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY
11AM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/budapest-festival-orchestra-cocoa-concert

Behind the Sun, Above the Moon Anthology Launch, 2/23

Come celebrate the book launch for the anthology Behind the Sun Above the Moon, a short story collection by nonbinary authors featuring SFF stories with a brief reading hosted by contributing authors Emmett Nahil and Sara Codair. Behind the Sun, Above the Moon centers trans and non-binary Own Voices writers, which enables them to imagine alternative futures and create fabulist worlds for themselves. Emmett Nahil (he/him) is a queer writer, artist, and game producer working on the indie game Love Shore (2021). He’s interested in intersectional activism, diverse representation for other queer Middle Easterners, and bringing more nuanced work to all kinds of weird literature. He has been known to favor horror, sci-fi, urban/modern fantasy, and trans-inclusive speculative fiction. Follow him on twitter, @_emmays. Sara Codair is the author over fifty short stories, which are packed with action, adventure, magic, and the bizarre. They partially owe their success to their faithful feline writing partner, Goose the Meowditor-In-Chief, who likes to “edit” their work by deleting entire pages. Sara’s debut novel, Power Surge, was published by NineStar Press on Oct. 1, 2018 and the sequel will be out sometime in 2020. Find Sara online at http://saracodair.com or @shatteredsmooth.
172 Allen St, New York, NY
7 PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/behind-the-sun-above-the-moon-anthology-launch/?instance_id=211331

Regress, 2/23

ABC No Rio in Exile show. With Yasmeen Abdallah, Rebecca Bird, Kelsey Brewer, Courtney Childress, Jenn Dierdorf, Christina Freeman, Robert Goldkind, Kamryn Harmeling, Ianthe Jackson, Will Kaplan, Mark Power, Sarah Schrift, and Ashley Yang-Thompson. Curated by Jenn Dierdorf and Robert Goldkind. February 15 performance and storytelling with Edward Arrocha, Fly, Kamryn Harmeling, and Ashley Yang-Thompson.
ABC No Rio in Exile at Bullet Space 292 Gallery 292 East 3rd Street, Manhattan 7p opening; $free Continues through February 23
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
http://www.abcnorio.org

One-Act Play Festival, 2/24

The National Arts Club’s second annual One-Act Play Festival features short new works by notable playwrights – John Pielmeier, Steven Otfinoski, David Masello, among others – that examine the art of conversation. Each of the chosen works features two characters in dialogue, and it is through their talk that deep truths, conflicts, and resolution are reached.The plays, which will be performed this evening as staged readings, are a mix of the humorous, the poignant, the absurd. The “art of conversation” is practiced at its best in these works.
15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY
8PM
source: The National Arts Club
https://www.nationalartsclub.org/default.aspx?p=.NETEventView&ID=3864827&qfilter=&type=0&ssid=0&chgs=

The Lady Jam, 2/25

Pull on your improv pants and get ready for a J-A-M! The Lady Jam is open to female and non-binary improvisers of all levels—all you have to do is put your name in a bucket, dance between sets (or tolerate our dancing), then get on stage with your new improv BFFs. Guys - you can watch and dance from your seats, just DON'T be a creep about it.
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
6PM
source: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com
https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/72550

In the Gutter– A Monthly Comics Reading Series, 2/25

In the Gutter is a monthly comics reading featuring presentations of new and in-progress work primarily from indie comics artists, highlighting the voices of queer and trans creators. In the Gutter will create a space for comics artists working outside the mainstream industry to build community and audiences, and will further work to share the stories of marginalized peoples through comics.
172 Allen St, New York, NY
7PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/in-the-gutter-a-monthly-comics-reading-series-2/?instance_id=211624

Winter Bird Walk at the Battery With NYC Audubon, 2/25

Join us for bird walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse over-wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront, such as ducks, geese, loons, sparrows, and finches. We might even spot a seal! Register online. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond. Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flag Pole located at the entrance to the park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public. Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.
Netherland Monument (In the Battery), Manhattan
8AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/11/winter-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon

Grand Forces of Change: How Climate and Culture Landscape the Planet, 2/25

Travel back in time several millennia with paleoclimatologist Dr. Gerry Rustic to look at how the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) weather pattern has shaped both the landscape and the people of our entire planet and, more specifically, the American Southwest. Then, fast-forward to 1919 and the formation of the Grand Canyon as a National Park. Dr. Laurel Brierly will discuss how the public intersects with the landscape and conservation/preservation at the Grand Canyon, as well as her role in providing stewardship and inspiration as a seasonal park ranger.
Ryan's Daughter 350 East 85th Street, Manhattan 7:30p; $free 21 and over tasteofscience.org/new-york-events/
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.tasteofscience.org/new-york-events/

Master Class With Radovan Vlatković, 2/26

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window)
165 W 65th St 10th Floor, New York, NY
11AM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/master-class-with-radovan-vlatkovic

Art Inspired by Kara Walker, 2/26

Come create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan
6PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/26/art-inspired-by-kara-walker

All of Love’s Vibes, 2/27

In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month we are putting together an open mic, friendly competition, celebration, and contemplation on what love means to young people. We will be featuring poetry, storytelling, music, and creative responses to the prompt: What does love mean to you? Three winners of the creative submissions will be featured performers following an open mic! Youth Voices Network is a survivor led volunteer group whose mission is to raise awareness around dating violence. YVN works closely with Day One, an organization that provides support services and community education to young survivors of dating violence ages 24 and under.
172 Allen St, New York, NY
6PM
source: bluestockings.com
https://bluestockings.com/event/all-of-loves-vibes/?instance_id=212071

'And Still We Rise' a Black History Month Art Excursion, 2/27

Join us for a painting celebration of Black History Month by honoring African American artists who showcased social and political courage from the Early Republic to the Civil War. Create your own moving artwork as we discuss previous pieces from the Jazz Age, Harlem Renaissance, and the post-war years. RSVP on Eventbrite. For accessibility information, contact Zakiyah DeGraffe at [email protected] or by calling (212) 234-9603.
Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan
6PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/27/and-still-we-rise-a-black-history-month-art-excursion

Black History Month Lecture - Harlem Architecture: Colonial & Modernism With John Reddick, 2/27

In this engaging lecture architect and historian, John Reddick will explore the colonial aesthetic in Harlem's early \modern\ architecture, considering how it served as a backdrop to the jazz age. Discussing select local early twentieth-century designs, such as the Roger Morris Apartments and the Colonial Park & Pool, Reddick will place into context the architecture of Harlem and the work of African American architect, Vertner Tandy, and his residence for Madame Walker on 136th Street, known during the Renaissance as the \Dark Tower.\ John Reddick has served as a curator and discussion leader for the Harlem Focus series at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt Design Center and has worked on several Harlem public space & art projects including Ralph Ellison Memorial, Harriet Tubman Square, and Frederick Douglass Circle. Reddick received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.
Morris-Jumel Mansion (In Roger Morris Park), Manhattan
7PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/27/black-history-month-lecture-harlem-architecture-colonial-modernism-with-john-reddick

Imani Uzuri: Conjure Woman, 2/27

Imani Uzuri, raised in rural North Carolina, is an award-winning vocalist, composer, librettist, and improviser called “a postmodernist Bessie Smith” by the Village Voice. She creates interdisciplinary works and performs at international venues and festivals. Her ritual performance Wild Cotton was recently cited as one “with subtlety and vision” by the New York Times. In 2018, Uzuri was a commissioned composer for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Uzuri is a former Park Avenue Armory Artist-in-Residence and was a 2019 Jerome Foundation Composer-in-Residence at Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. Uzuri and ensemble will share an intimate concert of compositions from her various works for voice, strings, flute, and piano, including music from her large music work Placeless, her cantata Conjure Woman, the world premiere of her Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commission, and selections from her forthcoming chamber opera Hush Arbor (The Opera), a mercurial musical meditation exploring themes of death, transcendence, rebirth, impermanence and “liminality” (standing at the threshold).
Broadway Between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY
7:30PM
source: The Lincoln Center
http://www.lincolncenter.org/atrium/show/imani-uzuri-conjure-woman

Neon Glow Zumba Fest, 2/28

Join us for a glow-in-the-dark spin class! Wear light colored clothing to glow while you give yourself a New Year workout! 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. // Zumba 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. // Afro-Brazilian Zumba 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. // Uptown Zumba To RSVP, email [email protected]
Asser Levy Recreation Center (In Asser Levy Playground), Manhattan
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/28/neon-glow-zumba-fest

Art Inspired by Corey Barksdale, 2/28

Come create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (In Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan
6PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/28/art-inspired-by-corey-barksdale

Who's Coding Our Future? Algorithms, Culture, Ethics: A Conversation With Judith Michelle Williams and Clive Thompson, 2/28

Join us and our partner creative tech organization, CTW for a conversation moderated by Isabel Walcott Draves about how computer programmers and their algorithms are shaping our world. First, we'll hear from Clive Thompson, Canadian science and technology writer for publications like The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Wired and Entertainment Weekly. His book Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World explores the culture and influence of the programmers that increasingly impact so much of our daily lives. We'll pair him with Judith Michelle Williams, Senior Vice President, Global Head of People Sustainability & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at SAP. Williams, who has also managed global diversity programs at Dropbox and Google, will offer deep insight into bias in the world of tech and the importance of diversity in software engineering teams. We'll round out the evening with a participatory discussion with the audience -- that's you! -- about your experiences interacting with algorithms, hidden influence, fairness, and who gets to create the culture of this coming age of Artificial Intelligence.
15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY
6:30PM
source: The National Arts Club
https://www.nationalartsclub.org/default.aspx?p=.NETEventView&ID=3864828&qfilter=&type=0&ssid=0&chgs=

Historic New York: Washington Square, 2/29

Washington Square Park has served various roles for its community throughout the years, adapting to meet its needs. Well-known for its arch, honoring George Washington, the man for whom the park is named, and its fountain, the arch's elder by 43 years and a popular meeting spot, Washington Square Park also houses several other monuments and facilities. Our Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a tour and discussion of Washington Square Park.
Washington Square Arch (In Washington Square Park), Manhattan
1PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/29/historic-new-york-washington-square

Late Night Packet Jam, 2/29

Late Night Packet Jam is the showcase for new & weird bits from New York's top late night writers, hosted by UCB’s Night Late team. These submitted monologue jokes, desk bits, games, walk-on characters, and weirdo experimental ideas all get their moment in front of late night’s best audience. If it’s going in a late night packet tomorrow (or eventually), it’ll be at Late Night Packet Jam . GUIDELINES: If interested in submitting, send a script of your bit (or monologue jokes) to [email protected] by midnight one week before the show. Your bit must be written (no improv), under five minutes, & have no (or ultra-simple!) tech queues. Except for monologue jokes, you’re responsible for performing your bit. (If you’d like to read your monologue jokes yourself, let us know in the email) LNPJ submissions are open to all and you can submit more than one bit. You can also sign up for the LNPJ mailing list for once-a-month reminders about deadlines & late night writing tips: http://bit.ly/UCB-LNPJ
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
midnight
source: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com
https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/72626

Brooklyn

Nature's Workshop: Linoleum Cut Fabric Printing, 2/23

Our Urban Park Rangers' Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in-depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. Join the Rangers for Linoleum Cut Fabric Printing. Bring an old t-shirt and make it new with a nature design print! All art materials will be provided.
Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (In Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn
11AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/23/natures-workshop-linoleum-cut-fabric-printing

Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop W/ CJ Parker and Lindsay Young, 2/24

Bloom new writing in this poetry workshop led by CJ Parker and Lindsay Young. Registration opens Monday, February 17, 2020.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
5:30PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/brooklyn-poetry-slam-writing-workshop-w-cj-parker-and-lindsay-young

Brooklyn Poetry Slam, 2/24

Join us for the Brooklyn Poetry Slam and writing workshop hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
7PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/brooklyn-poetry-slam-feb-24

Female Sexuality and Its Discontents, 2/25

Two practicing psychoanalysts (Jamieson Webster and Marcus Coelen) explore the intersection (or confrontation) between female issues surrounding their bodies -- especially sexual and reproductive questions -- and modern medicine. A live discussion, including audience participation, will also be turned into a podcast.
Floor 310 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn 7-8p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.theflooronatlantic.com/workshops

Unlocked: NYC Post-Rikers a #BHeard Town Hall, 2/26

Join us for a live-televised #BHeard Town Hall discussion about the closing of Rikers Island, and its impact on the city at large.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
6:30PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/unlocked-nyc-post-rikers-bheard-town-hall

Coney Island Indoor Beach Grass Planting Prep, 2/29

Join us on February 22 and February 29 to volunteer with NYC Parks Stewardship and the Wildlife Conservation Society-New York Aquarium! Volunteers will help prepare beach grass culms (stems) for planting. Before culms are ready to be planted on the dune, they must be processed and packaged in a way to ensure their viability. This process involves removing outer brown sheaths (layers) of old growth to expose the green live portion of the plants, as well as removing excess roots and rhizomes. Supplies are provided but volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. This is event is full to capactiy and closed for registration Registration Space is limited and registration is required.
New York Aquarium (In Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk), Brooklyn
10AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/29/coney-island-indoor-beach-grass-planting-prep

Coffee & Conversation: Death Becomes Her, 2/29

Join Death Becomes Her artists as they discuss their work. Coffee provided!
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
12PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/coffee-conversation-death-becomes-her

Celebrating Black History: Film Screening, if Beale Street Could Talk, 2/29

Three Words: Mr. James Baldwin.We are beyond proud to present a free screening of Barry Jenkins's Oscar-nominated film, If Beale Street Could Talk as part of our Black History is American History Month programming.On page 42 of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk, protagonist Tish says, \It's a miracle to realize that somebody loves you.\ At the center of this film is ♥ love ♥. Beautiful, tragic, enduring, and powerful love. We don't want to give away too much. You'll just have to come to BRIC House and see it for yourself.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
4PM
source: BRIC
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/celebrating-black-history-film-screening-if-beale-street-could-talk

Queens

Screening: Sorry to Bother You, 2/23

This 2018 dark comedy follows a young African-American telemarketer who adopts a white accent to succeed at his job. This imaginative film is a sharp critique not only on racial tensions but also on capitalism in America. This film is rated R. Register on Eventbrite.
Lewis H Latimer House, Queens
2PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/23/screening-sorry-to-bother-you

EtM - Dhegrae & Digression, 2/23

EtM Con Edison composer-in-residence, Sheree Clement presents the world premiere of a new work commissioned by vocal duo Dhegrae & Digression, in a setting of poems by Phillis Levin. A wildly imaginative program curated by Lucy Dhegrae and Ariadne Greif, who are Dhegrae & Digression.
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY
7PM
source: http://www.flushingtownhall.org
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/3cd6a4ef22423e3686081a3bb2583491

Modular Synthesis Workshop: Apocalipsis U, 2/27

stud1nt of Signal Flux leads the second edition of the Apocalipsis U monthly skillshare, this time with a focus on modular synthesis. After the learning session, we’ll give folks a chance to submit a favorite track or a production of your own to hear on the Nowadays system. Vinyl, USB, SD Card and CD are all formats that work.
Nowadays 56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood 8-11p; $free facebook.com/events/481981422502934/
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/481981422502934/

Forest Park Trail Maintenance Hike, 2/28

Did you know that NYC has over 350 miles of hiking trails throughout its public parks? Help to keep these trails clean, safe, and ecologically healthy by joining the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy on a trail maintenance hike! Register online.
Metropolitan Avenue and Forest Park Drive (In Forest Park), Queens
10AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/28/forest-park-trail-maintenance-hike

An Evening of Quadraphonic Sounds, 2/28

Performances by Jeff Kolar, Anthony Janas, Jenn Grossman, and visuals by Jonathan Sims. An experimental sound performance in four channel speakers that will envelope the audience with evolving and sonorous motion. Visual artist Jonathan Sims will be providing live projections.
Flux Factory 3931 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens 7p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
http://www.fluxfactory.org/event/an-evening-of-quadraphonic-sounds/

Powell's Cove Park Wetland Restoration, 2/29

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at Powell's Cove Park! Volunteers will be removing debris from Powell's Cove Park. Volunteers will also learn how to safely remove invasive plants from Powell's Cove Park shoreline in order to help create a healthier ecosystem. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.
137th Street and 11th Avenue (In Powell's Cove Park), Queens
10AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/29/powells-cove-park-wetland-restoration

Winter Wetlands Hike, 2/29

Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits, including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife. Join the Urban Park Rangers on this hike to explore wetlands.
Union Turnpike Parking Lot (In Cunningham Park), Queens
11AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/29/winter-wetlands-hike

Staten Island

Astronomy: The Night Sky, 2/23

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Our Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Lemon Creek Pier (In Lemon Creek Park), Staten Island
6PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/23/astronomy-night-sky
I would like to give a shoutout to u/thivnav for telling me about Flushing Town Hall. Also to u/mandonuts, for Public Theater (which should be here next week).
As a personal recommendation, I would suggest going to see Sorry to Bother You, which I thought was fantastic.
Again, you can search the events here. There are some more search filters. Notably, you can choose to omit public-run events (my GAD so many nypl events) and can filter for family-oriented events. Next week, I hope to have some keyword filters, and have a search that doesn't default to a map (think how Yelp lists restaurants when you search).
Cheers, until next week.
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2020.02.06 15:59 ND_PC The r/MtvChallenge Fantasy Tournament: Redemption House - Day 14 (Round Two)

It’s the second round of the MtvChallenge redemption house, losers! This is where the stakes get even higher for the official Fantasy League™ and for us as well. While in our first round, all teams had records of 0-1 (pffft, scrubs), this is the round where teams must have actually mustered a win in order to compete. All teams in this round are 1-1, so congrats to everyone for being perfectly mediocre at what we do. How exciting! Join us as losers continue to battle head-to-head to fight for redemption, coming back from embarrassing losses, terrifying finals, and (supposed) voter insanity. While you won’t enter back into the Winner’s Bracket, you may just find yourself the Ruler of Redemption.
Before we get to the voting, let’s recap last night’s fantasy draft match-ups. (Recaps today courtesy of u/MandyMTV!)
Real World Bracket
This might have been my favorite match-up in the entire Fantasy Tournament/Redemption House saga, considering the teams with the worst total player compositions went head to head. You have Shane, Sean, and Camila on one side, and Kenny and Tonya working together on the other. I’m utterly confused as to why this wasn’t a 0 - 0 tie, because there is no way on God’s green earth that any of these teams would cross the finish line.
u/mthompson22599’s accurately-named team, “I’m Sorry I Picked Both Tonya and Kenny,” wins this round, which is quite the shame - Camila is a mother-to-be, after all, and she could have used the prize money for all of the diapers and baby food and therapy her new mini-me will need. Just picture it: Camila, screaming and raging on the phone to her baby daddy. Wait - we don’t have to picture it! We already have a real-life representation. Let’s be real, though: we all know Camila will actually get a live-in nanny. Camila’s reaction to changing a diaper will probably be identical to her reaction when eating a pepper on the Spring Break Challenge.
Honestly, though, this will give Camila the break she needs to go home and focus on the things that really matter: speech therapy. She’s from Massachusetts, bitch! She doesn’t have an accent, she has a speech impediment, bitch! She has to get that taken care of, ya know? Plus, Camila thinks Bob Marley is a playboy bunny, so she’s got bigger things to worry about.
See ya next time, u/WhitneyAhn! Congratulations, u/mthompson22599!
Road Rules Bracket
In a close match, u/Delado99 takes out u/ToastyPuff4real’s “Mentally? Bums,” which is completely devastating because that means my jokes about Brad have to end - next round. However, this round, Brad was the reason his team lost. I’m sure of it.
This is how I see it going down: somehow, some way, Rogan orders pizza during the final, as one does. Rogan shares with everyone, but takes the last slice. Brad’s upset. Get gangster about it, Rogan. Brad doesn’t care. He would never be that selfish. It’s not about ice cream or pizza. It’s about people and respecting people in general, for the greater good of everybody. It’s called community. Think about that. Marinate on that. Get back to me.
Brad gets irate. Congratulations, Rogan, you’re a meathead, son. But, you know what? Don’t ever put your fucking hands on his underwear pizza - ever. And that, my friends, is the end of Brad and his crazy eyes.
Combine Brad’s anger with Kailah’s stupidity - her brain is scrambled like eggs, y’all - and that whole team is going down in flames.
Congratulations on having jokers on your team who can order a mean pizza, u/Gelado99!
Now, let’s get to voting!
Real World Bracket
Match: u/NovaRogue’s “Bitches Get Stuff Done” vs. u/honestkodaline and u/priorsloth’s “Adore Delano 2020”
Final: Battle of the Sexes
Editorial: OMG is this really the matchup? I’m gonna cry.
Teams
u/NovaRogue “Bitches Get Stuff Done”
[u/honestkodaline, u/priorsloth] “Adore Delano 2020”
Winner’s Logic
u/NovaRogue’s “Bitches Get Stuff Done”
  1. Rachel R was the winner of 4 dailies and the final on The Duel II, and finished it before any of the dudes. She also won Gauntlet 1 and made the final on Inferno 2. Endurance for days. No glaring weaknesses. She has a brain on her too - she won the spelling daily on Duel 2, alongside Evan.
  2. Ruthie was the leader of the Women on Sexes 1. She was in the Inner Circle every week after the first daily, had the highest cumulative score for the women (and more points than any man outside the Top 3), and got first in 2 dailies, including a shockingly impressive performance in the last daily, Maximum Velocity, winning cars for her whole team. No glaring weaknesses besides pure size, which shouldn’t come into play during a final. Great swimmer and kind leader and team player. Also made it deep on Sexes 2, being eliminated right before the elimination. Won the Royal Rumble on Gauntlet 2 and was only eliminated because she went against Beth in a weight-based elimination.
  3. Jamie M won every wingle season he appeared on. A 3-time champion. Was in the Inner Circle for every except one on Sexes 1, won 2 dailies, and won the final. Was tied for the 3rd best man on the Rookies on Gauntlet 2 outside of Alton and Landon. Truly a great competitor all-around.
  4. MJ tied with Jamie for the 3rd best man on the Rookies on Gauntlet 2, which he won with JAmie. They have proved they can work together. Won 2 eliminations and made it deep on Duel 2, being eliminated right before the final elimination
[u/honestkodaline, u/priorsloth] “Adore Delano 2020”
  1. Other than strong competitors our teams biggest strength is that there is a clear alpha leader (Ev), and the other three are team players that will follow a strong competitor.
  2. EVELYN SMITH WON A SIMILAR FINAL, on Rivals 1! Not only did she win this final, but she did it with Paula. They beat Laurel and Cara Maria who would easily win anything you threw at them today. We know this wasn’t because Paula is a powerhouse, it was literally ALL on Ev. I don’t need to say much more because Ev is iconic, she won 3 seasons, and any true Challenge fan knows her résumé. Game, set, match bitch.
  3. Cohutta may not have a win yet, and he may be on the smaller side of the men, but he is brilliant. He makes the challenges work for him. During this season, Free Agents, he showed incredible agility being one of three people to make it across the rolling log during the first challenge. In the second daily he was partnered with Laurel, and of course they won, but neither could’ve done it without the other. On the third challenge he lead a team of Nany, Latoya and Preston across the bar crawl (sliding two bars under a wall suspended above water) when teams that had Jordan, CT, and Cara couldn’t even make it across! Free Agents was Cohutta’s best run and he finished in 6th place. This season showed us that Cohutta can work on a team with ANYONE and perform above average.
  4. Ashley Kelsey kickboxes. She solves puzzles. She stands up for Sam (well, halfheartedly, but she did at one point stand up for Sam, at least once, in her own way). She dated Dario, and we don't judge her for that. She won her first season. She lost her second season to Cara, but didn't she look cute while doing it?
  5. Ace Amerson invented the trash can punch. He hooked up with Tonya. He was on Team Good Guys on Inferno 3, because he is a good guy. In real life, he rides a lot of 4-wheelers and has a cute dog. He'll listen to Evelyn's orders. He'll be a supportive teammate and friend to all, except Derrick.
  6. Our team is a lean, mean machine - heavy on the lean. We run. We think critically (well, Evelyn does). We fight (well, Evelyn does). We get shit done... well, you get the point.
Battle of the Sexes Final Description - thanks to u/RohAnTheMaker for the great description!
This final will test balance, agility, brains and teamwork. Three main parts where all team members must complete each stage together:
  1. Tri-Ski Slalom - Each member gets on the same two skis and walk as a unit (similar to a three-legged race) across a beach and ovearound obstacles.
  2. Block by Block Brain Teaser - A puzzle where they are assembling blocks of different shapes into a specific shape, similar to the puzzle at the start of Rivals II
  3. PoleCat (Rope Course) - Must climb a rope net to a section where you take planks and connect from pole to pole to create a bridge across a series poles.
  4. Then each person ziplines to a section where they walked a tightrope. After they zipline into the water, each member swims to a flag and races to the finish line on the beach.
Road Rules Bracket
Match: u/SwitchStop's "Mr. Beautiful and the Drowners" vs. u/willtwerkf0rfood
Final: Battle of the Sexes II
Teams
[u/Switchstop] "Mr. Beautiful and the Drowners"
[u/willtwerkf0rfood]
Winner’s Logic
u/Switchstop "Mr. Beautiful and the Drowners"
  1. Self proclaimed ""Mr. Beautiful"", Kenny Santucci has planted himself as one of the all time greats of Challenge history. With 3 wins (technically 4 including The Gauntlet 3) and 7 finals under his belt, there is only 1 season that he did not make it to a final. That season, The Duel, had one of the most challenging and star-studded casts in Challenge history. Kenny has won a total of 35 dailies across 8 seasons, won 5 out of 6 eliminations, and amassed a total of $235,970. One of the greatest puzzlers of all time, the unending endurance through multiple finals and strengths all across the board shows that this man has what it takes. Also literally carried the GOAT Wes through Rivals.
  2. Leroy is a bit of surprising pick I'm sure. Looking at his overall stats, out of 11 appearances, he's only made the final 4 times, and has 0 wins. The unfortunate truth is that Leroy has the absolute worst luck when it comes to partners. On the plus side, this is coming after the PRIME Leroy that I chose. In Battle of the Exes 2, Leroy was in peak performance mode. They may have only won 1 daily, but after going into eliminations 4 times, he and Nia got the job done. Going against some of the greats, they took down Johnny Reilly and Avery, Wes and Theresa, and Bananas and Nany. Then after being paired with Theresa, they finished off Bananas and Nany AGAIN to stop them from making the final. As one of the only players to ever compete and win 4 eliminations in a single season, Leroy can hold it down as much as anyone.
  3. While my two previous competitors should be household names, we'll flip the switch by introducing a fresh face with only 2 seasons under her belt. Natalie ""Ninja"" Duran is a small yet feisty ball of competition. During War of the Worlds 1, Natalie managed to pull off 4 daily wins, an elimination win, and managed to be the only female left standing by the end of the final. She bested the strong Mattie, the durable Georgia, and the all time great Cara Maria during the final 2 day ""Death Path"" which is regarded as the hardest final in challenge history. Whether it's strength, endurance, puzzling, or running a ropes course, she's shown she's more than capable to provide what it takes to make this team compete.
  4. The oft-forgot Sam Mcginn completes the team. Sam has made only 1 appearance on The Challenge, during Battle of the Seasons II. During this season, her and her San Diego co -competitors managed to slide their way into a final, and an eventual win. Winning 4 dailies, and pulling off 2 elimination wins, Sam definitely held her own. The unfortunate side of things is how poorly she was treated on this season. Throughout the entire season, Sam was berated and belittled by Zach and Frank every chance they got. Everyone knows that there is no use in putting people down when running a competition, so I have no doubt that this team here will have nothing but support for Sam. Give her what she needs to run these finals and make another run. One of the forgotten "One and Done" competitors of The Challenge decides to give this one more go.
[u/willtwerkf0rfood] - I, u/ND_PC, was kind enough to provide mostly serious write-ups for this user who will shake their derriere rapidly for digestive sustenance.
  1. Landon Lueck - Oh, you’re a “””young viewer””” of the Challenge and you have “””only watched since Vendettas””” ??? Well if people of your generation need a reason to vote for Landon, then you should know that he was on the same season of The Real World as Karamo from Netflix’s Queer Eye. For those of us who have actually seen Landon on The Challenge, we already know that he’s by all accounts a top-5 male challenger (or better) of all time. While not the optimal political player, Landon is excellent at dailies and, luckily for the sake of this tournament, excellent at finals, too. He is physically dominant and ultra competitive, but in a healthy way. He was only on four seasons but his competitors barely stood a chance.
  2. Svetlana Shusterman sort of has… the same profile as Landon? No, stay with me here: she’s not a great politician, but she has a healthy sense of competition and was pretty formidable. She was a one-season wonder with a second-place finish and she never backed down from a challenge. Okay, so she wasn’t as dominant as Landon (except she certainly excelled in swimming), and her sample size is much smaller, but she was a good teammate and she was physically very tough. She more than held her own during her tenure, and although she doesn’t find herself on any Top-10 female competitor lists today, her heart and her fight would make her much more of an asset than a liability.
  3. Jamie Chung, another one-season wonder, is a highly entertaining champion. How entertaining? She actually married an actor from One Tree Hill, and began a career as an actress herself. She played Mulan on Once Upon a Time, which my college roommate loved but never successfully convinced me to watch. But she was also in The Hangover Part II and Part III! As far as her Challenge strengths, she was fairly athletic, she had a lot of friends in the house, and she was on a team called the “Good Guys.” She could be a secret weapon on a four-person final team for sure.
  4. Ryan Knight’s ex-girlfriend Jemmye donated all of his clothes after they broke up. Poor Knight. Listen, he had an up-and-down personality, and competitively he got stuck with average to weak teammates (Preston, Jemmye, McKenzie). He was a high-level amateur hockey player before sustaining an injury, so he was athletically competent enough to succeed at physical challenges. He was also low-key super into the game for its own sake. He wanted to go into elimination against Bananas like it was no biggie. People seemed to like his energy in the house. He’s a good teammate and would probably complement his teammates’ strengths well here.
Battle of the Sexes II Final Description - thanks again to the wonderful u/RohAnTheMaker for the details.
Which of these teams deserves to move on in our quest to discover The Challenge Fantasy Draft’s Biggest Loser? You decide.
VOTE HERE!
Voting ends at 10 PM EST Thursday, February 6.
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2019.07.10 17:52 zealous_sophophile A personal essay on my top 10 misnomers and bad habits in Judo that I've worked on.

Hey there guys, I make no apologies for writing an essay here on misnomers and mistakes I see in judo everywhere. My hope is that some of you might relate to these experiences and could get some value out of trying some of my different approaches.
My background is a post grad and research into further and higher education. Basically I am a qualified uni lecturer who has taught in Highschools for a bunch of years, loves the process of learning and judo has been easily one of the best.
In my spare time I study a lot and I've met a lot of coaches where information is conflicting or outright wrong when cross referenced with coral belts and masterclasses from world famous coaches. In my country (UK) the biggest federation by far is the BJA and I have spoken with some of our international level coaches and their information along with "regular coaches" is often represented from the perspective of an ideologue i.e. they only work with the BJA syllabus which in itself is a twist on the Japanese syllabus which has changed over time as well with fluctuating rule sets. My point is that the development of judo, the catchment and nurturing of talent in my country is vastly behind at least 6 countries that I've looked and taken things away from. That and our information is deformed over time like communication does in the game "Chinese Whispers".
Japan, France, Russia, Georgia, Mongolia and South Korea are the countries if some of you were guessing! Always look to the best for inspiration!
Below are my top 10 current judo mistakes and misnomers that are widely preached in judo that I think are nonsense if you really want to be competent at one of the hardest combat arts there is.
  1. Fishing grip is king? "Good gripping" involves using your pinkie as emphasis for squeezing and the "fishing rod" grip where your thumb points up kinda like a hitch hiker but not far away from the gi's material. Why do I think this is wrong? Masahiko Kimura talks at length about his training and observations with judo in letters/essays you can read online. One of his biggest findings was that you get an incredible advantage if you grip with a fist and wrap your thumb over your fingers. You can simply pull harder and punch through more effectively in a combative sense. How has this helped me? It's revolutionised my osoto gari, uchi mata and tai otoshi as a 6ft6 guy. What I find is that my arms are tons more coordinated and body tension is far better for throwing. Everything clicks so much better in a kinaesthetic sense. Trade offs? You need to monitor how hard you grip so you don't lose all your stamina and treat it just like a boxer, i.e. squeezing your fist for the techniques themselves only when you truly need to.
  2. Judo is a "gentle" art. WRONG. I've seen this a million times being said and people have restructured this idea a million different slants on it. In my opinion a coach's job in judo outside of the personal development and "spiritual" side of it that Kano hoped for is to train someone to be able to take an opponent down in the quickest way possible. Of course whilst looking at all the variables with your opponent's physique and your toolbox of techniques. For judo to be practised in it's purest sense I believe that it encourages people to eliminate obstacles in the maturest way possible. You go to competitions but most of your time is spent toiling over technique, repetitions, working in a highly competitive environment trying to become a machine. Judo is a lot of self imposed suffering for the ability to get the closest thing I can think to a super power outside of freakish talent. It's not the gentle art, it's the art that makes things more gentle in a world full of un-gentle "things".
  3. Uchi mata is an exclusively ashi-waza technique. Over and over again from coral belts, Japanese Olympic team members, Tenri University attendees and specialist books it is emphasised that uchi mata historially has a plethora of names with the uses those names imply. Most people in the UK talk about the support leg being outside of uke's stance and sweeping up the outside leg. Except Japanese judoka, they always stand within the stance of uke and aim for the far leg bouncing uke up like a trampoline with their hips. What types of uchi mata are there? The answer is LOADS. But in the early days of judo it was - Ko uchi mata - O uchi mata - Taka uchi mata - Ken ken uchi mata (it was nicknamed as urinating dog uchi mata and slightly frowned upon for being used as a staple) Essentially the differences are that the contact point has the leg reaping higher and higher until the hip becomes the fulcrum for uke to rotate over. The legs then concentrate on momentum and using the hips to "car jack" uke into the air. After this you get different grips, entries etc. for your opponents technique vs their body composition. What sources talk about hip uchi mata being paramount? - Yu Yamaki on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYh0VAGSGps - Jeon Ki-Young Advanced Judo Skill Seminar on YouTube Pt 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBjbrxWBHiM - Hitoshi Sugai's Uchi Mata manual by Judo MasterClass Techniques via Fighting Films https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uchimata-Masterclass-Techniques-Hitoshi-Sugai/dp/0951845519 What are the advantages of a hip deep uchi mata? - smaller opponent can throw taller opponents - taller, shorter and fatter (all shapes) tori can use their bodyweights with the throw more directly instead of using just brute upper body strength - hips are stronger than a sweeping leg because of fulcrum lengths being shorter and nearest to your centre of gravity - the technique is tighter and uke can't struggle as much because you are pulling them into your body - you get a cleaner throw than aiming for the leg which often ends up in ken ken which seems like a lot of wasted energy - ken ken and other leg versions are still and insurance plan if you can't quite get in deep enough for whatever reason
  4. Even though tai otoshi is listed as te-waza and translates to "body drop", coaches still really coach it as ashi-waza. Why do I think this and is it wrong? It's because you see bad tai otoshi's everywhere and it's either turned into a hip technique or a high thigh technique that crosses often over uke's knee and looks insanely dangerous. What do I notice from high level tai otoshi practitioners that differs from "conventional" demonstration vs practical? They get insanely LOW. The Japanese are a short race of people which instantly gave them the early advantage of getting UNDER western opponents. The lapel hand is at uke's head height and they are getting as low as possible if not underneath them. The image in my head is like how a surfer stands within the "pipeline" of a wave. If you are bigger than your opponent then you still need to get your head underneath "the wave" of uke soaring over you. Where have I seen this very evidently? If you compare Neil Adams demonstrations of tai otoshi with their explanations vs his competitions.......... they're completely different. Neil demonstrates with the straight legs of an equilateral triangle projecting his lapel hand forwards. During competition his right leg has his knee towards the floor, his body is insanely low and his body is flying under his opponents mass with his head turned into a lunge position punching at the floor. Drop tai otoshi made very popular by the Koreans is the most contemporary evolution of this. They throw their bodyweight so deep into the throw they end up over rotating with uke into a spiral on the floor. From the side it's almost like a yin-yang symbol. Sode tai otoshi is becoming very popular with many judoka from Maruyama, Hashimoto and the other day I saw it with Ashley McKenzie. Tori becomes so low it's almost like he's face planting the floor in a circular fashion. What did I fix about my own technique? I stopped placing all the emphasis on the sleeve hand and drawing uke in a circular fashion (bad for your rotator cuff btw to do this) and focussed more of my attention on pulling and being under uke and punching my lapel hand towards the floor.
  5. Judo throws are rarely ever coached with how uke should exactly land and look by the end of the throw. If a recipe book for cooking food shows how the end product should be presented I think that the natural momentum to throws is often overlooked. I think this is important to remedy because for a lot of learners the end image firmly in mind guides the hands of tori to the completed throw. This practices for over rotation and better stability with legs within both competition, transitioning into newaza and real life defensive scenarios. With a lot of modern judo tori often over rotates and upper body control is removed for dropping with uke to the floor. e.g. Uchi mata in my opinion's logical progression shouldn't keep tori teetering on one leg haphazardly but continuing to rotate until straddling uke ready to drop into full mount, a rolling sangaku jime etc. e.g.2 De-Ashi Barai, okuri-ashi-barai, hizu guruma etc in realistic scenarios would end up up in a body slam once you run out of flexibility and your own momentum carries you into the air to land on uke. The benefits for beginners? By understanding the full throw there's less room for interpretation and guiding them is easier as there is less mystery for injury to worry over. Judo is very intimidating to learn for a lot of people. Seasoned practitioners can then fine tune their technique to avoid complacency and bad habits. Pretty throws are often so because tori is extremely comfortable going through EVERY STAGE of the throw.
  6. Okuri Ashi Barai is coached as a foot techniques guided by the hands AND that ashi waza techniques aren't HUGE THROWS. In reality I have found that this technique is far more powerful if the whole leg and sometimes even the hip as well is making contact with uke's. Less stress is on tori's knee to prop or push and following through has less room for error. Uke's bodyweight is closer to yours so as you swing your body through them essentially "come with you". In the same way that the hips can really augment uchi mata, hip action brings in the power of single leg ura nage but with more control of uke wriggling around and more use of momentum than sheer brute force. This for me is a similar mode of thinking to Georgian/Russian style judo and better for your knees in the long run.
  7. Novice coaches are encouraged to teach no partner uchikomi during classes. The takeaway is that you should focus on producing beautiful technique but doing so with thin air solo uchikomi SABOTAGES the true feeling of throws and force distribution. Partner uchikomi, nage-komi, san-nin-uchikomi or band uchikomi is so much more advantageous it's seriously detrimental to spend 10 minutes on what you can do a little bit in your living room at home for the most obsessed of judoka.
  8. Doing weights hurts your judo, if you want to get better at judo just do MORE JUDO! For anyone who is truly education on kinaesthology, weight training, rehabilitation, prehabilitation, sports science etc you'd know this attitude is beyond stupid. - Getting stronger whilst keeping mobility improves physical performance period (glycogen storage, muscle fibre activation/programming, more economic strength ratios with joints vs muscles) - Weight training helps prevent injuries. e.g. If you want bullet proof knees you do this by stimulating growth with your vastus medialis oblique (VMO) using very specific weight training exercises whilst also training medial glutes and maximising mobility at the hips and plantar flexion of the ankle. Ne-waza exercises can be insanely useful for these purposes but if you were to ignore: - Peterson Step Up (best looked up with Charles Poliquin who is a world famous lifting coach for Olympic athletes including NFL and catch wrestling) - 7 way hips (modified pilates by Ryan Flaherty lead performance director at Nike) - Hip and ankle mobility exercises by Ido Portal (a very famous body movement coach who works with everything from high level gymnastics to martial arts) - Doing nothing but judo (or any sport) creates a-symmetrical imbalances with muscle groups that leads to chronic pattern overload syndrome. i.e. crazy knots and tightness in muscles that lead to crazy imbalance, pain and injury. A good way to also help combat this (but still needs other work) is in number 9
  9. Coaches only give enough time and emphasis to practice the uchikomi and nagekomi for one side. This also encourages chronic pattern overload syndrome and will at least play havoc with your hips and back. Do at least twice as much left handed banded uchikomi as your right handed uchi komi to create symmetry within muscle groups. That is both in the length of the muscles as well as how they fire when contracting. It also challenges the nervous system making your brain overall much healthier in the shorter and long term. It's been known for a long time how risks of ailments strokes and dementia are severely limited by using your left and right sides as much as possible. It has also been known that the human brain was evolved primarily for the use of movement and engaging with our environment so another biproduct is that your IQ goes up. We know that problem solving and judo are a huge thing.
  10. Coaches in judo often are like people who "paint by numbers" and are lazy when it comes to experimentation and student autonomy. What I mean by this is that many coaches don't coach to empower and create autonomous individuals but are often obsessed with people "toeing their line". This is obviously where the ego of a coach does become very poisonous to a club and members. The lines between "My way or the highway" vs civil respect become very blurry. We wear white kimonos because in Japan white symbolises the acceptance of death, i.e. you leave your ego at the door because life is short and we are here to learn and grow through humility as much as success. Healthy progress is healthy progress. However a judoka might cross train at 4 different clubs and if they try a technique in randori that they've been working on for their own personal development they can often be chastised. This is usually because it doesn't fit within the parameters the ideologue is blinded by for decades and leads a lot of judoka to not even acquire a tokui waza. Then advanced ideas of kuzushi, kumi-kata, taisubaki can't ever be mastered because they don't have the foundation of at least 1 decent throw. Another way this can manifest in clubs is that lots of coaches will teach principles but only allow tori's to use a version of seoi nage to engage with that concept whether that's a ashi waza to seoi nage combination or vice versa. How do I think people would best benefit to grow from a mental standpoint? One option is to practice in your own time and rent a hall with a partner and do TONS of nagekomi. See if you can problem solve your own combinations and footwork AT YOUR PACE. A good coach concentrates on a technique for at least 3 weeks with multiple sessions during the week developing both a throw and a bunch of applications with it. Focus of the classes begins on quality of that throw and adapting it to the individual maximising technique and confidence escalating complexity as the weeks go by. They should allow time during at least one session a week where tori can take a given theme and apply it to their favourite throw albeit they're competent enough to not hurt someone. e.g. Here is an example of how I like to workout with a partner in my own time: - basic partner uchi komi 2 x 10 each side - nage komi 2 x 10 each side - san-nin-uchikomi for power and priming muscles/nervous system further - nage komi with tai-subaki > then adding elements of kumi kata > then adding in combinations towards a choreographed flow sequence that can be escalated with callisthenics for the super hardcore/elite as part of a circuit. - lactic acid threshold nagekomi to finish Most can't achieve this in your normal training sessions but making your own with a partner will skyrocket your technique with the caveat that you need to have an appropriate degree of competency already. If you don't have a reasonable confidence and ability coming together by green belt then your coach is doing something very wrong to not be having you play around with techniques even just a little.
So there's my top ten mistakes/misnomers in judo. I have tons more for different throws, coaching pedagogy etc. However I hope that if you have read through this and found one thing helpful then I am very happy. This isn't a soap box but more of what I would do if I had to start all over again. If something like this is received well maybe I could do some more posts articles on judo practice in general.
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2019.05.31 20:51 aaronmathews0506 ALL of the vibes as of May 31, 2019

Looking for EVERY VIBE EVER VIBED ON CORPORATE LUNCH? I got you!
I've been taking notes on Corporate Lunch since I started listening last year. Picking up new brands and style moves and of course, the vibes. Here are all of the ones I have as far as EPISODE 60:
EPISODE 1:
  1. Our Legacy Fall ‘17
  2. Barbasol Shaving Cream
  3. Aperol Spritz
  4. eBay App
  5. Etsy (vintage clothes and rugs, https://www.beniouaraincarpet.com/)
  6. What’s Up with Stretch and Bobbito Podcast
  7. Mephisto Rainbow Comfort Shoes
  8. Massimo Alba Shirts
  9. The Grateful Dead (Cornell ‘77 Live)
  10. Olivier Rousting (“We do not allow ‘natural’ at Balmain” - Fashion as imagination and escape and fantasy)
  11. The Cactus Shop (rare cactus and dope merch, on Essex St.)
  12. Alyx Vans (Will’s first pair)
  13. Cooperate Lunch
EPISODE 2:
  1. Seashell Motifs (repeating pattern or jewelry)
  2. The Beach
  3. High Tea (3/4pm)
  4. Corduroy (The Cords)
  5. Spiritualized (band)
  6. Brand New’s New Album “Science Fiction”
  7. Zipcodes
  8. Off-White Nike Vaporfly (check out Hoka 1, Japanese running shoe)
  9. Banquet Seating
  10. Eating at the Bar (service is more chill)
  11. Dark Green/Emerald Velvet Anything (walls, carpet, ceiling)
  12. Alyx Men’s (graphic tees)
  13. Referring to Your Apartment as a Condominium

EPISODE 3:
  1. DIY (not having any money and making stuff)
  2. Ribbed or textured white sock (worn with a loafer)
  3. Rugs
  4. Pocket Tee (Paa - brand)
  5. The Giant Navy Blue Marina Outside the Goldman Sachs Building
  6. Polar Seltzer
  7. Stick and Poke Tattoos
  8. The Red Cross/Donating Money
  9. Millennial Slang
  10. Popular Jewelry (canal street, not for the weak of negotiation)
  11. Big Buttons
  12. Keanu Reeves/Winona Rider
  13. Women’s Humor Instagram

EPISODE 4:
  1. Berets
  2. The Summer to Fall Emotions
  3. Pleated Pants
  4. Mobolaji Dawadu
  5. Florence Knoll (“the single most powerful figure in modern design” -NYT)
  6. Here and Now Podcast
  7. Doing Yoga Every Day
  8. Riding in Ubers in Silence
  9. Terry Riley (You’re Nogood)
  10. Prada Store
  11. NY Giants (football)
  12. Rihanna Fenty
  13. Ralph Lauren about his former CEO “He’s a good guy, but he didn’t understand the vision.”

EPISODE 5:
  1. First time wearing boots for the season
  2. Clark’s Desert Boots
  3. Dime Skateboards
  4. Danny Fox (LA Artist)
  5. PG Tips (English Black Tea)
  6. Tekno, WizKid, Mr. Easy (Legover), Devito
  7. Epically Later’d (skate docs on Viceland)
  8. Amazing Spaces (GQ Style Architecture)
  9. Converse One Stars (Tyler’s especially)
  10. Frank’s Verse on RAF by A$AP MOB
  11. Maine
  12. Headspace App (mindfulness)
  13. Regular-ass Restaurants

EPISODE 6:
  1. Coach Mike Tomlin (Didn’t leave the locker room for the Nat. Anthem)
  2. Nirvana Live at Reading 1991
  3. The Epsom Bath
  4. Mephisto Rainbow Comfort Shoes
  5. Jason Isabel Live
  6. Leopard Print Clothing
  7. Caruso (beautiful Italian clothing)
  8. Overalls
  9. Palladium Boots (Pampa Hi)
  10. Apples (farmers market, wash it, knife, slice wedges)
  11. The Texas Gentleman

EPISODE 7:
  1. Jeremy Lynn’s Dreads
  2. Heated Sneaker Debates/Fashion Controversy
  3. College Football
  4. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  5. Vitsoe 606 Shelving System
  6. Ad Reinhardt (Black, Blue Paintings, Go to David Zwirner)
  7. Wide Ties (Drakes)
  8. Furry Clothes (Marni hooded pullover)
  9. Evan Kinori Corduroy
  10. Wearing the Same Thing Everyday (don’t re-wear socks/underwear)
  11. Kara Walker’s Art @ Sikkema Jenkins
  12. Unscented Laundry Detergent
  13. Willie Nelson

EPISODE 8:
  1. Bathrobe (having multiple from cool hotels and resorts)
  2. The Suburbs (like beautiful small town part of city limits)
  3. Sunglasses Without the Sun (winter, subway, cloudy)
  4. Twitter over Instagram
  5. Catered Meetings
  6. The Florida Project (Sean Baker, William Dafoe (Daflow))
  7. Faded Orange
  8. Keith Mayerson @ Marlborough Contemporary Gallery (My American Dream)
  9. Adidas Shoe Collection of Dennis Busenitz
  10. Ryan McGinley’s Book “Ryan Mark”
  11. Foam Roller
  12. Have a Relationship with your Framer
  13. Taking A Long Walk (early evening, with or without someone)

EPISODE 9:
  1. Levi’s Vintage Collection
  2. The Q and A Interview Format (interview compendiums)
  3. Gordes
  4. The Long Form Podcast
  5. 917 (Skate brand)
  6. Bandannas as Headbands
  7. David Byrne + Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
  8. Cactus Plant Flea Market
  9. Remove an Essential Ritual
  10. Handle Shit You’re Dreading
  11. Oofos

EPISODE 10:
  1. iPhone X
  2. Vintage Flannels (Towncraft 50s and 60s)
  3. Jason Nocito zines and books
  4. Juergen Teller (Baby Ed photos, style icon)
  5. Velvet Pants (Massimo Alba specifically)
  6. Tide ToGo Stick
  7. Matching Hangers
  8. Tactical/Military Surplus/Military
  9. The Duce (HBO)
  10. Leaving the House Without Your Phone
  11. Porches - Country

EPISODE 9:
  1. Strong Scents (RTH 3 Ointment, 1 Drop into jojoba oil)
  2. Self-Belt Pants
  3. Complex Con/NERD Background Dancers
  4. Snowboarding/Shredding for Real This Year
  5. Friedrich Kunath (print some shit and tape it to the wall)
  6. Engendered Garments Reversible Vest
  7. Changing Up Little Things in your Style (Rocky - Shoe Laces, Will - Watch Band)
  8. Panasonic Skate Video
  9. A Savage - Thawing Dawn

EPISODE 12:
  1. Fitted New Era Caps
  2. Spa Days
  3. Dressing like Eminem on accident
  4. Rhodia Notepads and Muji Pens
  5. Pets - Porno For Pyros (on a playlist and hearing it for the first time again and adding more songs that you wish to have that experience again)
  6. Margaret Howell Knit Wear
  7. Travel Meetings (meet up with artists, designers, store owners, etc.)
  8. Regular-ass Coffee
  9. Weird Stores (something with a really specific point of view, EX: Timbuktu on 2nd street)
  10. Support Your Local Retail (C’H’C’M’)
  11. Spiritual Jazz (Salah Ragab, John Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders --> The Creator Has a Master Plan)

EPISODE 13:
  1. Miami (Art Basel, Energy, The Standard Hotel)
  2. San Fransisco
  3. Double Knee Pants (Carhartt, Engineered Garments)
  4. WKZSC 88.1 (College Radio at US Santa Cruz - Setlist: Dinosaur Jr. “Don’t,” Sonic Youth “Burning Spear,” Parquet Courts “Stoned and Starving,” The Sugar Cubes “Birthday,” The Talking Heads “Nothing But Flowers”
  5. Healthknit Deadstock Vintage Tees (look on eBay, still alive in Japan)
  6. LDS WORLD PEACE - Joe Roberts
  7. Kabocha Squash
  8. Paddy Melt
  9. Burgundy Socks
  10. In Fiore (maker of beauty products, body balms, solid perfumes)
  11. Buying All of Your Socks and Underwear in Europe (family run shop)
  12. PBS American Masters Podcast

EPISODE 14:
  1. Radical Honesty (being super clear with others)
  2. Reckless Social Media Habits
  3. The Color Blue
  4. “Good Time” (wild Robert Paterson film)
  5. Atlanta College Football/Stadium Hot Dogs and Nachos
  6. Yoga Toes (Feels good on your feet!)
  7. Double RL Thermal (Waffle Knit)
  8. Fabric Brush (Redecker Cashmere and Wool Fabric Brush)
  9. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix Documentary)
  10. Kijima Takayuki (Japanese quality hat maker)
  11. Buying gifts for friends, sig. others, and colleagues (maybe get a bunch of the same things and hand them out)
  12. Lean into the Holidays (do all the cheesy stuff)

EPISODE 15:
  1. Uniqlo Long Johns (HEAT TECH)
  2. Short Stories (Barry Hannah [Airships], Alice Munro, Wells Tower [Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned])
  3. Buying CDs in a destination for a car trip and keeping them in rotation for the duration of the trip
  4. Shazam!!!!
  5. Trust Your Gut (don’t let people convince you otherwise)
  6. Just Start Doing Things (begin something and figure out how to keep it going, COMMIT THROUGH ACTION)
  7. Shazam Anytime Anywhere
  8. Latkes
  9. Scarves
  10. Get Some Tailormade (Go somewhere where your dollar goes far)
  11. Weird Collabs Between Brands
  12. Pierre Bourne - “Blessings”
  13. Noah Johnson is a DAD!

EPISODE 16:
  1. Sneakers of 2017 (Converse One Star of all kinds and JW glitter, New Balance x Stussy, Nike, Adidas, Vuitton, RAF, Balenciaga)
  2. Chevrolet (vintage especially)
  3. Marni
  4. An Arsenal of Coats
  5. Rick Owens
  6. Date Night, Go See To the Cinema
  7. Dudes Wearing Little Bags (get a bag that’s a little uncomfy)
  8. Holiday Cards (the old fashioned way)
  9. Collecting Hotel stationery (write a note and put it in a blank envelope)
  10. Embrace Change. Accept Change.

EPISODE 17:
  1. Everybody Wearing Winter Coats
  2. Packing for the Weather
  3. Dress Scarves
  4. OVO Piolet Jacket
  5. Bode (Emily Adams Bode’s new brand, 1 of a kind using vintage fabrics)
  6. Snow Shoeing
  7. Ghetto Brothers - “Power Fuerza”

EPISODE 18:
  1. Going to Concerts Alone
  2. Flat, NY Style Coffee Lids
  3. The Experience of a Restaurant
  4. Awards Season
  5. Mixing Navy and Black

EPISODE 19:
  1. Versace x 2 Chains - The Link Sneaker
  2. Anitomica (vintage style, tough environment, euro-militaristic)
  3. Missoni Men’s Wear (the thing about fashion is it is important to find someone that can make something that is induplicatable???)
  4. Drake - “God’s Plan”
  5. Prada Badge Holders
  6. Don’t Let the Bellmen Take Your Bags, Take the Bags Up Yourself, FIRST THING YOU DO: Unpack the Entire Bag
  7. NYC Clout Corridor

Episode 20:
  1. Arc’teryx Leaf
  2. O-Ring Leather Belt
  3. Mr. Mort (Mordechai Rubinstein)
  4. Peaky Blinders
  5. Upper-Body Strength (rock climbing)
  6. Shearling Vests
  7. Never Talk To Me About My Clothes
  8. The Daily Bag - Which Bag? (Noah: No Bag! OR unstructured tote)
  9. The Nine Club (2 Hour Skate Interviews)
  10. “Do you listen or do you wait to talk?” -Uma Thurman in PULP FICTION

EPISODE 21:
  1. Going to the Dentist
  2. The Westminster Dog Show
  3. Boiling Point 1990 Japanese Film (incredible style)
  4. Ombre Pattern
  5. GQ’s March Cover (feat. Timotheé Chalamet)
  6. Outer Space
  7. USA Olympic Snowboard Team Uniform (NASA logo)
  8. Louis Vuitton Archlights
  9. Men Wearing Women’s Sneakers
  10. Feme Bots (synthetic influencers)

EPISODE 22:
  1. Prince - “Sometimes It Snows In April” (Frank should cover thisssss)
  2. Turnstile’s New Album (hardcore band)
  3. Elliott Smith - “XO”
  4. Give Matthew Williams (Alyx) a Major House (speaks to this generation without pandering)
  5. The Sultans of Twang (country music artists in GQ STYLE)
  6. Jennifer Lawrence Vanity Fair Cover (well-under produced)
  7. 7 Seconds (Netflix high-intensity drama)
  8. Pierced Ears
  9. Grailed.com
  10. Nike SB’s Skate Shoes for Women

EPISODE 23:
  1. The Color Purple
  2. Sleep (a state of consciousness)
  3. Palace (Freeskate Mag interviewed the founder)
  4. Lucas (friend of the pod/fashion student in Milan)
  5. Fishing Vests
  6. Gathering Around the Record Player
  7. Walk Away When You Know You’re Going to Get a Bad Haircut
  8. GUTS (having a constant dialogue with your gut)

EPISODE 24:
  1. Blundstones
  2. Fuck Winter Era (late winter)
  3. Supreme Zip Sweaters
  4. Can’t Deal With Sneakers and Suits
  5. Buy Book Recs Instantly on Amazon Prime (then there’s a stack of good books — “Pachinco” by Minjin Lee, “Asymmetry,” “A Kind of Miraculous Paradise” by Sandra Allen (schizophrenic uncle’s memoir with add-in’s from Sandra Allen))
  6. Framed Posters from eBay (AI Friedman’s framing section)

EPISODE 25:
  1. Sam Hine’s Promotion
  2. Josh Archer (got Noah the fishing vest)
  3. David Hicks (British interior designer)
  4. Get Cherry Tree Branches at NYC Plant Stores (late March, put some in water, they blossom, it’s fucking dope)
  5. ISLE OF DOGS
  6. Acronym Nike Vapor Max
  7. New Pair of Re-Worked Carhartt Painter’s Pants (from RTH in LA)
  8. Spike Jones’ “Goldfish” by Girl Skateboards
  9. The Grateful Dead - “The Other One”

EPISODE 26:
  1. Color
  2. Ice Cream (Van Leeuwen's)
  3. Up Size (stop tailoring denim and vintage tees)
  4. Incense Store on Manhattan Ave ($2 for a box, check out Kumba)
  5. Go Hard in the Paint. Go All the Way. (no beaters, only Jawns)
  6. Gosha Rubchinsky
  7. Seasonally Appropriate (Mordechai’s wool beret in the winter)

EPISODE 27:
  1. Corduroy Lined Pockets
  2. The Return of Scott Sternberg (former Band of Outsiders head, now starting Entireworld)
  3. Shorts (Patagonia Baggies, YG - Cut-off jean shorts, white socks, and hard bottoms)
  4. Gosha’s Cryptic Instagram Message
  5. Diet Prada
  6. Return of Kanye West
  7. Sies Marjean’s New Collection

EPISODE 28:
  1. @earlboykins (corporate lunch t-shirt)
  2. Garment Sprays (cologne for a fabric)
  3. Pedicure (foot rub, self-care, etc.)
  4. Callie Thornehill Nyewgn @caramelbobby
  5. Trilogy Tapes (British record label)
  6. Recent Vintage Rap (Dipset, Fabo, Pastor Troy, etc.)
  7. Big Boi’s Social Media Feed (music recs)
  8. Mount Washington in New Hampshire (climb it)
  9. Our Legacy Zipping Shirt

EPISODE 29:
  1. 7” Inseam for shorts
  2. Leon Bridges’ Sophomore Album
  3. Sam Hine’s Affordable Footwear Article
  4. “Billions”
  5. Sleep - “The Sciences” (good for concentration)
  6. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!!
  7. The Buick Grand National

EPISODE 30:
  1. All-Plant-Based Diet (vegan, but not)
  2. Chrysler Sebring Convertible (forest green)
  3. Bringatrailer.com
  4. Parasol
  5. Converse Skate Video “Purple”
  6. World Cup

EPISODE 31:
  1. Harmless Harvest (coconut water)
  2. David Lynch’s Disrupt Festival
  3. KTUH U of Hawaii Radio Station
  4. Kerry James Marshall Sold a Painting to Diddy
  5. The Return of Andre 3000
  6. “Ornery” A New Yorker Profile of Merle Haggard (a story about his surfing partner)
  7. Hockey’s New Video With Andrew Allen
  8. Arctic Monkey’s New Album
  9. MGMT’s New Album

EPISODE 32:
  1. The Group Text (the skate group text)
  2. Loafers
  3. The Bass Wejuns Two-Tone Loafer
  4. Go Maximum at the Beach
  5. Cartier Crash
  6. The Donk (@donkplanet, 1971-1976 Chevy Caprese or Impala)
  7. “New Light” - John Mayer
  8. Dapper Dan

EPISODE 33:
  1. Aquarium Drunkard (music blog, good shit, real heads)
  2. @heavyhymns Michael Hens’ Collages
  3. Every Day Oil (internet oil company)
  4. Drag City Records Now Streaming (Will Oldham)
  5. Tierra Whack - “Whack World”
  6. “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide whether it’s good or bad. While they are deciding to make even more art.” -Kerry James Marshall
  7. Tony Hawk

EPISODE 34:
  1. The Rowing Machine
  2. Milan, Italy
  3. Kanye West Going to an Idaho Thrift Store and Bought 13 Trash Bags of Clothes
  4. Marni
  5. “I’m talking about control and chaos and everything, yes, but in my personal life, I’m looking for a balance between responsibility, well-being, and extreme hedonism. And I think there is a way of balancing that out. Responsibility doesn’t mean you’re uptight and hedonism doesn’t mean that you’re evil. The Birkenstock adds this nice placid serene feeling of well-being and liberalism. It’s like taking muesli with your ecstasy.” - Rick Owens
  6. The Return of Kid Cudi
  7. The Casti Burger at La Castiglione (Paris)
  8. Shorts (at fashion shorts in the city

EPISODE 35:
  1. Fueguia (smells like geraniums, have a store in SoHo)
  2. Street Style Photographers Tommy Ton, Phill O., Dan Roberts
  3. Summertime White Pants and White Jeans
  4. Inouk - “No Danger” (Amen Dunes New Album)
  5. Abasi Rosborough
  6. Don’t Use Blackout Curtains
  7. Deadstock/Deadstock Fabric (look for it, check out Bode)

EPISODE 36:
  1. Mid90s
  2. Retro-Vans (circle with v)
  3. LQQK Studios
  4. The Hoka Recovery Slides
  5. “Death of a Once-Great American City” (Harpers Magazine article)
  6. Oppressive Summer Heat
  7. California Closets
  8. Summer Blueberries
  9. Pies and Thighs (NYC pie shop)

EPISODE 37:
  1. All White Off-White x Nike Presto
  2. Toby Nwigwe - “I’M DOPE”
  3. Winnie the Pooh (the tao of pooh)
  4. The Great Frog London (jewelry shop)
  5. Missoni x Larose Bucket Hat
  6. Ken Burns: Vietnam
  7. Summer Vacation Boredom (let yourself get bored)
  8. Sam’s New Haircut

EPISODE 38:
  1. Haider Ackerman Story
  2. Heirloom Tomato Sandwich
  3. The Vitamix
  4. Secession
  5. Affix (new brand, Steven Mann)
  6. RTH Poplin Shirt
  7. Full Track Suits

EPISODE 39:
  1. San Francisco
  2. Doing Things Your Own Way
  3. Smashing Through
  4. Ankles (show them)
  5. Own Black Oxford and them

EPISODE 42:
  1. Gillian Welch (Americana singe/ April the 14th pt. 1, I wanna sing that rock and roll, I dream a highway, everything is free, look at miss Ohio, wrecking ball)
  2. Robyn - Honey
  3. Will’s Watches
  4. Pharrell’s Pants (dickies industrial relaxed fit/human-made hacked off about 8” chino)
  5. The coming issue of GQ STYLE
  6. Justin Bieber eating a burrito sideways (trying something outside of the norm)
  7. blankets
  8. T Magazine’s Alessandro Michele Profile
  9. Pro-biotics (yogurt, kombucha)
  10. Spicy Village (steamed dumplings)

EPISODE 43:
  1. Cats of Tel-a-Viv
  2. Sexy Central Park Duck
  3. “In A Lonely Place” by Dorothy B. Eues (noir: check out as well Jim Thompson)
  4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy (brand)
  5. Ohad Bennit’s Lamps (moonflower lamps - https://www.meromi.studio)
  6. Stevie Nicks - “Wild Heart” (youtube clip)

EPISODE 44:
  1. Kimono
  2. Over-sized
  3. Corduroy (wide well)
  4. Music when you walk into a bathroom
  5. Flush sound button
  6. The peace sign
  7. Bowing (3 times)
  8. LL Bean Shammies

EPISODE 45:
  1. 13 Vibes
  2. Bad Santa
  3. Billy Bob Thornton
  4. Mandy (Nick Cage film)
  5. Merry Christmas Lil Mama (Chance and Jeremiah)
  6. We are living in a GOLDEN AGE of Socks and Hosiery (fine cotton, knee-high socks from Drakes, inappropriate socks for the formality, make people confused)
  7. The Nike Dry Fit (the greatest sock ever)
  8. Joshua Vogel (wood crafter and artist)
  9. Vogel's black wooden stools
  10. Time Crisis (Ezra Koenig’s podcast)
  11. Contra by Vampire Weekend

EPISODE 46:
  1. Tom Sachs Nike’s
  2. George Cox Creepers (Comme des Garcons x George Cox)
  3. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (Cohen Brothers film)
  4. 2018 Skate Videos (“We Blew It At Some Point” Polar, “Purple” Converse, “Roll Up” GX1000, “Blessed” Supreme)
  5. Album of the year: Amen Dunes “Freedom”
  6. Movie of the Year: “Mandy” (feat. Nick Cage)
  7. TV Program of the year: Ken Burns’s Vietnam
  8. The Great Holiday Escape (Dec. 26 LEAVE NYC, go somewhere weird)
  9. More Change

EPISODE 47:
  1. Steven Yin’s 2019 NYC Fashion Week Issey Miyake fit
  2. Layering from light to dark
  3. Latte Art
  4. Dressing for the month
  5. Baker Pants (military pants)
  6. Moire Silk
  7. Men in pearls
  8. Seashells
  9. Chef’s Hats/Shirts

EPISODE 48
  1. Sweater Bow (sleeves of hoodie tied around the neck and under armpit across chest)
  2. Lorod (New Brand)
  3. Marc Jacobs Feb 2019 fits (pants!)
  4. Sies Marjan
  5. Hobbies
  6. Sending emails that exist solely in the subject line
  7. Iridescence
  8. Men’s Hair Accessories (barrette)
  9. Butterflies (butterfly gold chain)
  10. Personal Shoppers
  11. Terry Cloth Shorts (faded color, oversized)

EPISODE 49:
  1. Exotic Fruit (pomegranates and figs)
  2. GQ Style Spring Issue
  3. The Redding ‘92 (Kurt Cobain's hair cut at Reading show)
  4. Vanilla
  5. LVMH Prize
  6. Good Wear (great blank tees)
  7. White Turtle necks
  8. Cafe Forgot (traveling pop-up shop)
  9. Socks with Sandals
  10. Vince Staples (specifically his take on Obama’s jacket)
  11. gunna’s drip or down 2 cover art

EPISODE 50:
  1. Adidas Samba (black, white stripe, regular tongue, gold stamp)
  2. British Novels
  3. Cowboys

EPISODE 51:
  1. Press Conferences (need a comeback)
  2. Goldman Sachs New Dress Code
  3. Marylin Manson (went to an Oscars after party with Adrian Brody)
  4. Hugh Grant being confused
  5. Fireplaces
  6. Bells (service bells, under desk bells, dinner bells)

EPISODE 52:
  1. Jake Phelps (editor of thrasher mag)
  2. Quilted Fabrics
  3. Claritin
  4. Marin

EPISODE 53:
  1. La Sportiva (Solomon type shoes)
  2. Poncho, no sleeves
  3. Bottomless Brunch
  4. Jason Dill
  5. Bonnie Raitt
  6. Public Practice (Punk Project)
  7. Tropical Wool (Noah wants a TW Suit)

EPISODE 54:
  1. Kastle Editions (makes one kind of coat very well)
  2. Issey Miyake - Pleats Please
  3. Amiacalva bags
  4. Alexandra Sojfer Umbrellas
  5. A$AP Nast X Converse
  6. Jacques Marie Mage Sunglasses
  7. Caspari Napkins (dope napkins)
  8. The Return of Lil Uzi Vert
  9. Ball and Cone
  10. Peter Reed Linens
  11. Rachel’s “Everything in Fashion is Either Giant or Tiny”
  12. Vintage Mountain Bikes (90s)
  13. Line Sander (deadstock fabric fashions)

EPISODE 55:
  1. Silk Shirts (Supreme’s are great Our Legacy’s are best)
  2. Princess Diana (tuck jeans or sweatpants into cowboy boots)
  3. Bianca Saunders (leather jacket)
  4. Open As Usual (London store, tees and sweats)
  5. Holland and Holland (British country clothes)
  6. Kerwin Frost

EPISODE 56:
  1. Chacos
  2. Iced Cortado
  3. Ashley Williams (female streetwear)
  4. The Broken Record Podcast
  5. Ruth Bater Ginsberg
  6. Eden Power Corp (brand for environmental protection)
  7. La Lane (French furniture designers)
  8. Lumbar support pillows
  9. Classic Hits (new LA store, owned by Come Tees owner)
  10. New Balance 990 V5 (same as V4)

EPISODE 57:
  1. Frozen Drinks (margarita, piña colada)
  2. Diane Ketan’s Instagram
  3. Pratt’s Fashion Program

EPISODE 58:
  1. Toddler Core
  2. Jordan 11 (Golf Shoes)
  3. Manicures
  4. Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
  5. Budweiser

EPISODE 59:
  1. Bike Commuting
  2. Harry Styles’ Met Gala Earing
  3. Jeremy O’Harris’ Met Gala Cigarette Holder
  4. Noguchi (lamps and museum)
  5. Men With Long Beautiful Hair

EPISODE 60:
  1. Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour (Sirius XM radio show)
  2. Keanu Reeves on a T-Shirt that Sam is wearing
  3. Sale Season
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2019.05.20 23:26 venkys-out Fitba Roundup: SPFL Gameweek 38

As the Scottish Premiership draws to a close and the play-offs reach their conclusion, so too does my role of bringing the results, highlights, and (most importantly) patter from all divisions of the SPFL to this subreddit. Let’s get stuck in.

Scottish Premiership

Second Phase: Relegation Round

Saturday 18/05/19

Motherwell 3 - 2 Livingston
This may have been the most inconsequential of all this week’s games, but it was surely up there with the most entertaining.
Before kick-off former Motherwell player Wes Fletcher carried on their pre-match tradition of producing ‘interesting’ social media content. After being voted (very unofficially) by fans as Motherwell’s worst ever striker, he responded by calling his manager at the time, Mark “get that tae f-“ McGhee, a fat c-
The Steelmen absolutely flew out the blocks, with Liam Donnelly scoring in the opening 10 minutes, before young talent extraordinaire doubled the lead, and scored a penalty to make it 3-0 all before the half-hour mark.
Before half-time, Livi had a penalty of their own, but Mark Gillespie did well to deny Ryan Hardie, and Motherwell quickly surged upfield, with David Turnbull being brought down for a third penalty of the game. His penalty wasn’t good enough to land a hattrick that would have taken him to 16 goals for the season, and somehow an insane passage of play ended up without a goal.
The second half was quiet, until… enter Scott Tiffoney. The 20 year old was subbed on, and, with 80 minutes played, set about scoring twice within a minute. The stage was set for a Motherwell collapse, but Livi could not find the winner, despite Dolly Menga going close.
Motherwell were on a downward spiral this season and finishing with 51 points, their highest in 5 years, is commendable. I should also pass on my congratulations to defender Richard Tait, who finished 5th in Eurovision just hours after this performance. Meanwhile, there is little more to be said than that which I have said already about Livingston - a phenomenal season, but they will have it all to do again next year.
Highlights.
Dundee 2 - 3 St Mirren
The situation for St Mirren was relatively simple, beat the worst team in the division, and hope the team above you can’t beat the best team they could face. If that happens, the relegation play-off is avoided. Of course, true to any team that has spent the majority of the season in the bottom 2, they made it as difficult as possible for themselves.
Cammy Kerr opened the scoring for Dundee in the first 15 minutes, before his defensive partner Darren O’Dea was sent off for DOGSO in his final professional appearance. Brutal.
A half-time change proved key for the Buddies, as Dundee goalkeeper Jack Hamilton completed his Game of Thrones style character-arc, perfectly replicating his gameweek 1 performance by having a howler against St Mirren. Substitute Cody Cooke headed home the equaliser, and added the second after Hamilton failed completely at clearing the ball. This looked to be in vain as Scott Wright equalised for the hosts, but Cooke completed a hattrick as his tame shot wasn’t dealt with at all by the Dundee goalie.
All in all a fantastic, spirited performance from St Mirren, but they rely on a St Johnstone win to avoid the relegation play-off. There’s not much more to say about Dundee, a new manager could yet breathe some life into the team, and they’ll be looking to spend less time in the Championship than their neighbours have so far.
Highlights.
Hamilton Academical 2 - 0 St Johnstone
Hamilton did exactly what they needed to do, and whilst this St Johnstone team had nothing to play for, it’s a commendable result that is hopefully indicative of the work Brian Rice is doing. Having left his role at St Mirren 4 months ago, it’s somewhat poetic that his side may have sent them down.
They took the lead through Ziggy Gordon with 10 minutes played, and, according to a very excited social media team, went up 2-0 against St Johnstonr when Steve Davies capitalised on a steam ash later in the second half.
St Mirren have my sympathy, but Hamilton have turned their season around at the right time and fully deserve to stay in the division, especially when you consider how limited their resources are. They had words, or, more accurately, memes for all those that regularly bemoan them staying up. They are the perennial survivors and have absolutely earned it.
Highlights.

Second Phase: Championship Round

Sunday 19/05/19

Celtic 2 - 1 Hearts
Another game with nothing on the line but a chance to size up their Scottish Cup final opponents, Celtic fielded a second-string team in this encounter, presumably to protect players from injury, but also because Scott Brown was booked to fight Drew McIntyre.
This afforded the chance for 16 year-old Karamoko Dembele to make his professional debut, after years of overperforming at youth level. He seemed to offer a lot more than Oli Burke, who, if I’m not mistaken, is currently the most expensive Scottish footballer ever. Food for thought.
It was another of Celtic’s youngsters who ran this game, however. 4 years Dembele’s senior, Mikey Johnston opened the scoring with just a minute played, and after Jake Mulraney’s fortuitous equaliser 15 minutes later, he scored the winning goal in the final 10 minutes.
Celtic may not have made it particularly easy, but they finish the season 9 points ahead of Rangers, and 8-in-a-row champions. Hearts will lament injuries for derailing a very promising start to the season, but in truth they have been unable to hit any sort of consistent form - a problem which goes beyond a lack of depth. They finish 6th, with less points than 7th-placed St Johnstone, and level with Motherwell beneath them.
Highlights.
Hibernian 1 - 2 Aberdeen
This match played out much like most Hibs-Aberdeen matches have recently - tightly fought, could have gone either way, but fell the way of the Dons.
Aberdeen needed to better Kilmarnock’s result vs Rangers in order to secure a Europa League qualifying place, but did not start brilliantly, with an excellent pass from Fraser Murray setting up Marc McNulty to put Hibs 1-0 up. Aberdeen equalised through Cosgrove just before half-time, and had plenty opportunities to put the game to bed in the second half; Cosgrove having a penalty saved after James Wilson scored what proved to be the winner.
The real entertainment of the game came from Aberdeen’s Stevie May. After a nice bit of work from Max Lowe, May was presented with the opportunity to blast the ball into the net, but actually managed an inch-perfect pass to a counter-attacking Hibs winger. Behold one of the rare occasions whereby you can hear sitcom style laughter a football game. With a finish like that, some might say Stevie May doesn’t deserve a place in the Aberdeen side, but there is an argument that he provides something no other player on the team has the attributes for. For example, I doubt very much there is anyone in the squad who can devour a whole kiwi in a single bite.
With this result Hibs finish 3 points above local rivals Hearts, in 5th place, and Aberdeen have to hope that Rangers get at least a draw at Kilmarnock, or they’ll finish 4th, and will need Celtic to win the Scottish Cup should they wish to qualify for European football.
Highlights.
Kilmarnock 2 - 1 Rangers
Oh well.
The last game of the season at Rugby Pugby (any opportunity!) is also to be Steve Clarke’s last game in charge of Kilmarnock, with him being announced as the new Scotland National Team manager earlier today. Of course, he is serving the first game of a 3-game touchline ban, so I have to wonder a) whether that will be upheld in his new role, and b) which meeting he went to first.
It was a former Rangers player, Chris Burke, who put the hosts ahead with less than 10 minutes played, and almost an hour before Alfredo Morelos equalised, telling Kilmarnock’s largest home crowd of the season to pipe down as he celebrated.
Kilmarnock almost regained the lead via Liam Millar, but his goal was disallowed for offside, and it looked as if Killie would have to settle for 4th; but when Borna Barisic hauled down Stephen O’Donnell, Eamonn Brophy had a chance in the 89th minute to send Kilmarnock into Europe. I don’t think he was ever going to miss.
Scenes ensued, including former player Ray Montgomerie leading the crowd in singing Beautiful Sunday. Steve Clarke took over a 12th-placed Kilmarnock team, and led them to their highest points tally, before securing Europa League football this season in a fitting end to his remarkable tenure. If he can change the Scotland National Team’s fortunes in even remotely similar fashion he’ll have done a wonderful job. His speech at the end of the game seemed to confirm that he would be heading to pastures new, of course he was never going to leave the Scottish Premiership without a final jab at Rangers.
Rangers finish 2nd, and will only be looking above them for next season. Killie post-Clarke are going to be interesting to watch. He’s clearly laid foundations for a very strong team, the question will be whether or not they can kick on. They finish 3rd for the first time in 53 years.
Highlights.
So here’s how the 2018/19 Scottish Premiership season finishes:

Final Table

Championship Group

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Form
1 Celtic 38 27 6 5 77 20 +57 87 WLWWD
2 Rangers 38 23 9 6 82 27 +55 78 LWWWW
3 Kilmarnock 38 19 10 9 50 31 +19 67 WWWLL
4 Aberdeen 38 20 7 11 57 44 +13 67 WWLLW
5 Hibernian 38 14 12 12 51 39 +12 54 LLLDD
6 Hearts 38 15 6 17 42 50 -8 51 LLLDL
Champions League Qualifiers
Europa League Qualifiers

Relegation Group

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Form
7 St. Johnstone 38 15 7 16 38 48 -10 52 LWDDW
8 Motherwell 38 15 6 17 46 56 -10 51 WLDWD
9 Livingston 38 11 11 16 42 44 -2 44 LLDDL
10 Hamilton Academical 38 9 6 23 28 75 -47 33 WLWDD
11 St. Mirren 38 8 8 22 34 66 -32 32 WWDDW
12 Dundee 38 5 6 27 31 78 -47 21 LWLLL
Relegation Play-Off
Relegation

Top Scorers

# Player Team Goals Assists Mins Played Mins per Goal
1 A. Morelos 18 4 2211 123
2 S. Cosgrove 17 2 2419 142
3 O. Édouard 15 5 1928 129
4 D. Turnbull 15 5 2460 164
5 J. Tavernier 14 14 3234 231
6 J. Forrest 11 9 2701 246
7 S. Arfield 11 6 2333 212
8 E. Brophy 11 2 1875 170
9 S. Naismith 10 3 1635 164
10 G. Stewart 9 6 2467 274

The venkys-out Premiership TOTS

I mean, who doesn’t love it when randoms on the internet put together their own team of the season? They’re always incorrect, completely arbitrary, and usually decided by who has had the best February-May. Here’s mine:
GK: Liam Kelly
Allan McGregor will have been many people’s choice for this position, but he can’t seem to stop attacking folk, so I would like to draw your attention to young Liam Kelly. Quite simply, he’s just turned 23, and he’s a bit of a feline in the goal. Livingston have garnered many compliments for their defence this season, but they could have been on the end of some right pastings had it not been for Kelly - enough in my book to put him ahead of St Johnstone’s Zander Clark, who also boasts an impressive clean sheet record.
DEF: James Tavernier
What you have with James Tavernier is a full-back who is absolutely perfect for an attacking team. A set-piece specialist, and a wicked crosser, Tavernier has 14 goals (11 of them penalties) and an even more impressive 14 assists this season, and the defence he captains is hardly leaky either. There is no right-back in Scotland currently on his level.
DEF: Kristoffer Ajer
From the club that brought you Virgil van Dijk, please welcome to the stage Kristoffer Ajer! I’ll admit, I would be surprised if Ajer reached ‘best in the world’ status, but what would not surprise me would be seeing him performing regularly in a top league in the world, or the Champions League.
DEF: Craig Halkett
Craig Halkett agreeing to join Hearts next season will be a crushing blow to Livingston - doubly so with defensive partner Declan Gallagher leaving for Motherwell. Above captaining a side that were astonishingly hard to beat after two successive promotions, Halkett has contributed 7 Premiership goals, mostly from set-plays or penalties, but including a 40-yarder against St Johnstone the other week.
DEF: Max Lowe
In an underwhelming Aberdeen side, Max Lowe’s eye-catching performances at left-back have been one of the few positives of the season (Cosgrovaissance aside). He may well be their most creative player. Should he stay at Derby, Ashley Cole is exactly the kind of player he could learn from - it’s definitely the case that his loan to Aberdeen could not have gone much better.
MID: Gary Dicker
Although he’s hardly a player that gets the pulse racing, but Gary Dicker is the heartbeat of a Kilmarnock side that have defied the odds to finish 3rd this season. It’s very difficult to choose a player that is emblematic of Killie’s success - Greg Stewart could have been a candidate before his bizarre move to Aberdeen - but that is exactly why Dicker is your man. He’s the ideal midfield anchor. If he was called Gario Dickquets you’d all be listening.
MID: Callum McGregor
Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham may have looked indispensable to Celtic in August, but for many games this season Callum McGregor has slotted into the holding midfield position and rendered them both obsolete. He’s captained Scotland in the absence of Andy Robertson, and his role in ensuring that Celtic didn’t let the title slip after a few uncomfortable episodes cannot be understated.
MID: David Turnbull
If Turnbull’s meteoric rise doesn’t begin to peter out soon he will go right to the top of the game. A pure talent that almost single-handedly turned Motherwell’s season around, it’ll take a record fee to get him to leave Fir Park, and rightly so. 19 years old, 15 goals and 5 assists in the league from midfield. What else needs to be said?
FWD: James Forrest
Player of the Year, saviour of Scotland’s Nations League campaign, and a fixture in each of the Celtic squads that have dominated for the last 8 years - all without having a neck. James Forrest is often unplayable for defenders, and if you can look decent whilst playing for Scotland - even with that run - you must be a pretty special player.
FWD: Scott Arfield
Ryan Kent may steal most of the limelight, and that attention is well deserved, but Scott Arfield has proven to be a total headache for any defence pre-occupied with Rangers’ front three. He’s been most obviously effective playing off Jermain Defoe, but has been a vital attacking outlet for a Rangers side that scored more than anyone else this season.
FWD: Alfredo Morelos
Truly a man who needs no introduction. He might be a cheat, he might have 15 yellows and 5 reds this season, but he has directly contributed to 40 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions. Trying to deny that he’s a brilliant player is pointless, even if he is a wee bam.
MANAGER: Steve Clarke
It’s a coin-toss between Clarke and Livingston manager Gary Holt for this one. Had Livi not taken their foot off the pedal in the latter stages of the season, Holt would probably be a no-brainer. No-one suspected his side would be well clear of the relegation places come May. However, Steve Clarke has guided Killie to a record points tally, and a 3rd-place spot that will see Kilmarnock compete in the Europa League qualifying rounds. Hopefully he will be leading the Scotland squad before the start of next season, he certainly deserves to lead the team of the season.
For comparison, and to try to compensate for the obvious recency bias I’ve just displayed, here you can find a “Team of the Half-Season” I put together in Week 19.

Play-Offs

Championship Promotion Play-Off: Semi Finals

Aggr. Inverness CT 0 - 4 Dundee United
Tue 14/05/19 Inverness CT 0 - 1 Dundee United
Fri 17/05/19 Dundee United 0 - 3 Inverness CT
The most astonishing part of this result isn’t the margin of the scoreline, but rather the rant that banished-to-the-stands Inverness manager John Robertson went on post-game. Responding to a debatable handball decision that led to a Dundee United penalty, he kicked a water bottle Wenger-style, which hit the fourth official. Here is his explanation of the events:
“We were playing well but then it's taken out of our hands. It was a shocking decision. We are told at referee seminars that if the ball is deflected onto the player's arm it's not a penalty. The man who has to get it right has got it horribly wrong. He was backed up by an obnoxious and arrogant fourth official. After the goal, I flicked a water bottle with my foot and it clipped the back of the fourth official's calf. That was translated into my losing the plot and smashing a water bottle at him. It was the biggest lie ever and I'm prepared to take this all the way. It's an absolute joke. I've been irate before and done daft things - I kicked Csaba László for goodness sake. But all I have done is flick a water bottle and it clipped him. I'm sure he will be in hospital tonight getting his leg amputated.”
I imagine that’ll be a ban.
Your Premiership Play-Off Finals will be contested by St Mirren and Dundee United.

Championship / League One Play-Off: Finals

Aggr. Raith Rovers 1 - 3 Queen of the South
Wed 15/05/19 Raith Rovers 1 - 3 Queen of the South
Sat 18/05/19 Queen of the South 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
So, after all that, Queen of the South retain their Championship status, with Champions Arbroath the only team to come up from League One. They will, of course, be replaced by Falkirk.

League One / League Two Play-Off: Finals

Aggr. Annan Athletic 1 - 2 Clyde
Tue 14/05/19 Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Clyde
Sat 18/05/19 Clyde 2 - 0 Annan Athletic
Congratulations to Clyde! They take the place of the relegated Stenhousemuir, and will compete in League One next season!

League Two / Highland League Play-Off: Finals

Aggr. Cove Rangers 7 - 0 Berwick Rangers
Sat 11/05/19 Cove Rangers 4 - 0 Berwick Rangers
Sat 18/05/19 Berwick Rangers 0 - 3 Cove Rangers
Not pretty viewing at all for fans of Scotland’s only English club, but these results mean Cove join Edinburgh City by becoming the second team to be promoted to the SPFL!
The Scottish Cup final is on Saturday at 3pm, and the second leg of St Mirren vs Dundee United is your last viewing for this season. The first of their matches kicks-off at Tannadice on Thursday at 7:45pm, then St Mirren Park hosts the deciding game at 3pm on Sunday, with the winner taking the final place in the Scottish Premiership.
This has been fun. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussion, and to the whole subreddit for only implying the Scottish Premiership is a diddy league unworthy of discussion on a few occasions. Couldn’t have asked for more.
Be sure to check out /ScottishFootball for the usual good patter and discussion of the SPFL
Last week’s matches were rounded up here and you can find all other weeks on my profile, obviously.
● data from soccerway.com
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2019.03.26 15:57 WWE_Network_Bot This Day in History: 03/26/2019

The following events happened on this day in history!
What event was your favorite in this list?
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2018.07.11 22:23 kalicki Official-ish /r/Nationals All-Star Game Week Visitor's Guide

2018 MLB All Star Game Visitor’s Guide

edit: Well, this has been a fantastic week. I hope everyone who visited or watched enjoyed it as much as I did, and hopefully got some use out of the guide. It was incredible seeing this in our own park. Feel free to come comment with us on the sub whenever we're playing your team, always good to talk with other fans!
First, welcome to Nationals! We’re happy that you’re visiting the sub and potentially our home at Nats Park in DC. Since you are probably coming to ask about recommendations around the park, details around trip planning, etc. we have compiled a list of those very things. There are top details/recommendations listed on this post but we have also linked the most relevant articles for DC/All-Star related events and attractions. Hopefully you find exactly what you are looking for but if not, just drop a comment below and it will probably be answered. We just ask that you look through this post before asking any questions because we have probably answered it. For anyone who wants to contribute anything to the post, let me know and I'll edit it in. Thanks to yousmelllikebiscuits, gummy_joe and others for helping with this.
Thanks for coming to Nats Park and DC, and we hope you enjoy your visit!

Official Events

Additional tickets to events may be available here at any given point: https://www.mlb.com/all-statickets/ Otherwise, Stubhub and the like are your best bet at this point.

All-Star Workout Day and Home Run Derby

All-Star Game

Futures Game/Celebrity Softball

Fanfest

Armed Services Classic

Play Ball Park

MLB Assembly

MLB All Star Game Color Run

Boat Decorating

More details for main events:

Other Baseball Events

Library of Congress - Baseball Americana Exhibit

Baseball Americana, the Library of Congress’ newest exhibit, is open at the Jefferson Building on Capitol Hill. Step into the exhibition space, with its grand set of “bleachers” dominating the middle, flanked by two large television screens showing baseball’s past and present “in conversation” with each other, highlighting the timelessness of the game over the century-plus it’s been played, and take a look at some of the rare objects only available from the World’s Largest Library, the Library of Congress (shhh, nobody mention the British Library), as well as objects on loan from MLB, Cooperstown, and ESPN.
Highlights include:
And then go ahead and take a free hour tour of the rest of the Jefferson Building, the most beautiful building in D.C.

National Museum of American History

Visiting Nationals Park

Nationals Park opened in 2008, and has been the host to many historic post-season losses since then. It’s a bit generic, but it’s solid, with wide concourses, a number of bars, and an ever-expanding list of concessions.

The Park

Concessions

Any ASG specific stuff

The Neighborhood

In the time since Nationals Park opened in 2008, the surrounding neighborhood has undergone a complete rejuvenation. It’s gone from auto shops and abandoned buildings, to being named one of the 12 coolest neighborhood in the world by the illustrious source known as “some random Forbes blogger.” For some historical context to the neighborhood, JDLand has played the role of the documentarian of the neighborhood as it has transformed. Even just a few comparison pictures from the ballpark over the years shows the tremendous change.
The non-Nats Park centerpiece of the Capitol Riverfront is Yards Park, a gorgeous mixed-use area along the Anacostia River. There’s a long riverwalk along the water, a splash pool, and a few pop-up restaurants. They will be hosting the All-Star River Summerfest, a family-friendly “sandlot with games, activities, and entertainment.”
Several blocks northwest, The Wharf is a $1 billion+ development that opened up last year. I won’t go into much detail, but there are a bunch of upscale restaurants, as well as some fun bars, and a nice place to hang out. This is also where the MLB ASSEMBLY event will be taking place. https://www.wharfdc.com/upcoming-events/2018-07-14-all-star-game-salute/ Accessible via the L’Enfant Plaza and Waterfront metro stations, and the DC Circulator. There is also a free shuttle from L'Enfant Plaza to the Wharf: https://www.wharfdc.com/getting-here/southwest-shuttle/
Several blocks to the northeast is Barracks Row. Situated near the historic Marine Corps Barracks, the oldest post in the Corps, there’s a lively bar and restaurant scene there as well, and easily accessed from the Eastern Market metro station. That same Circulator line goes between the Wharf and here.
Part of the growth of Navy Yard has been due to an explosion in restaurant and bars over the years, going from Justin’s being the only place in the area for years, to dozens of places ranging from raw bars to Korean Fried Chicken. This is a non-exhaustive list -- just some of our favorites in Navy Yard. Plenty of other places both at the Wharf and on Barracks Row. A full or close to it list of Navy Yard places can be seen here.

Bars/Restaurants

Outdoor Drinkin’

All of these places will probably have food trucks, but the focus is definitely the drinking

Food

Don’t want something fancy? There are a number of quick-service type places nearby

Transit

General

Parking

Metro

DC Circulator

UbeLyft/Taxi

Bikeshare

Bike Valet

Hotels

Additional Links

https://sportscapital.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/sportscapital/publication/attachments/SportsCapitalWeek-7-9-2018.pdf
http://dcist.com/2018/07/mlb_all_star_game_dc_what_to_know.php
https://www.mlb.com/all-staevents
http://www.jdland.com/dc/index.cfm/4543/Let-the-All-Starring-Begin--Neighborhood-Schedule-Closures/
https://dc.eater.com/maps/navy-yard-restaurants-bars-neighborhood-dining-guide
https://www.reddit.com/Nationals/comments/4ginza/looking_for_someone_to_write_an_updated_tips_fo
https://www.reddit.com/Nationals/comments/8fchk8/tips_for_bringing_my_baby_boy_to_nats_park/
https://www.reddit.com/Nationals/comments/8pnoy4/first_time_at_nats_park/
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2018.04.14 20:33 SaintRidley 30 Days of Women's Wrestling Trailblazers Bonus! - Day 31 LuFisto, Sara Del Rey, Mercedes Martinez, MsChif, and Cheerleader Melissa

Thank you so much for reading along with the 30-day series. I have one more post for you, and it’s a bonus. Today we look at the careers of five of the most important women in modern American independent wrestling, on whose backs the real Divas/Women’s (R)Evolution began. I would also like to plug the new subreddit /QueensoftheRing for more discussion about women’s wrestling, past and present.
Prologue
All five of these women got their starts in the late 90s-early 2000s at a time when women’s wrestling in the United States was very much an endangered species. Following the collapse of the territory system, it didn’t exist but for the occasional filler match in WCW and ECW, the AWA was dead, the NWA World Women’s Championship was inactive, few of the remaining holdout territories that hadn’t folded offered anything at all, and Moolah had sold her title to the WWF. You had GLOW, POWW, LMLW, the LPWA, and WOW – all short-lived women’s promotions – holding the torch alive for women’s wrestling at a time when women’s wrestling was a falling star. The Professional Girl Wrestling Association of Penny Banner was the only long-lasting women’s organization, and mostly facilitated booking girls through other promotions. The only major promotion to sustain interest in women’s wrestling for any length of time was the WWF.
Despite that, the WWF Women’s Championship had a troubled history. There was the Original Screwjob (which frankly seems far less original when you know about Burke and Byers, but Moolah had done enough to largely erase the contributions of the women who came before her from the business). There was the deactivation of the title during Rockin Robin’s reign. There was the revival with Madusa as Alundra Blayze and the partnership with AJW, only for the division to be shuttered once again. By the close of the century, the WWF revived women’s wrestling within itself once more as little more than a booby prize, an excuse to titillate the audience by giving it to whomever Vince McMahon thought had the nicest breasts that day. This is a time when the championship was won by stripping the opponent, or wrestling in gravy, or losing a match by being stripped to your underwear (as Debra did), or by a man in drag as a joke, where at no point did the concept of wrestling seem to even factor into the picture.
The Divas division of the post-Lita and Trish era is derided as being the nadir of women’s wrestling in WWE but compared to the Attitude Era prior to the folding of WCW it would have seemed a golden age. That is what women’s wrestling was as the five women profiled today were first breaking into the business, and each of them balked and said that wasn’t for them. Each took their own path to improving the situation on the independent scene, and all five would come together at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, Illinois, where Dave Prazak and Allison Danger made the daring attempt to start an all-women wrestling promotion in the United States that aimed to be more like AJW, GAEA, Jd’, or JWP than any American women’s promotion had ever tried to be. That promotion, SHIMMER, is still the shining star of the independent scene for women in American wrestling thirteen years later.
The following five women could very well be considered the five pillars of women’s independent wrestling in the 21st century. Without their work, as well as that of the others they’ve wrestled and trained, SHIMMER would probably not be the success story it is and women’s wrestling in America would potentially still be endangered.
LuFisto
Born on February 15, 1980 in Sorel, Quebec, Genevieve Goulet became interested in wrestling when she saw tapes of Manami Toyota, Bull Nakano, and Akira Hokuto. Luna Vachon and her unique look, however, was a much more local inspiration. After being coached through training by Pierre Marchessault and Patrick Lewis, retired wrestler Lise Raymond gave LuFisto the final pep talk that cemented everything together. LuFisto was advised to stand up for herself and never let wrestlers who didn’t want women in wrestling demean her, and that it’s “better to be a bitch and secure one’s spot than to get along with them” (Laprade and Murphy, 358).
LuFisto debuted as Lucifer in 1997, wrestling across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan. Over the course of these early years she became Luscious Lucy, then Precious Lucy, and finally LuFisto. She made her mark as a hardcore wrestler and was soon known as the First Lady of Hardcore, leading to an invitation to wrestle some extreme shows for Lucha Libre Femenil, before taking a two-month tour of Japan where she trained with Sara Del Rey and Kana.
Somehow, LuFisto has never been signed to a major promotion. She talked to WCW in 2000, though for obvious reasons (namely, their freefall collapse) nothing came of this. In 2009 she nearly signed with TNA, but the arrival of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff put an end to that. LuFisto heard rumblings that it was due to her looks, as she didn’t look “enough like the Beautiful People” (Laprade and Murphy, 357). She had a tryout with TNA in 2012, and tried to enter both TNA’s Gut Check Challenge and WWE’s Tough Enough, but was passed over.
LuFisto has reason to claim responsibility for the legalization of intergender wrestling in Ontario. That began in April 2003, when a hardcore intergender tag team match she was scheduled for was cancelled due to another promoter filing a complaint with the Ontario Athletic Commission (predictably, these rules only applied to independent wrestling, as WWE had run intergender matches in Ontario without interference from the Commission). LuFisto enlisted the help of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, making the case that “the regulation in question was a violation of [her] human rights, based on [her] gender” (Laprade and Murphy, 362). On May 10, 2006, the Ontario Athletic Commission not only lifted the ban on intergender wrestling, but deregulated professional wrestling completely. OAC commissioner Ken Hayashi said of the decision:
It's been something we've been considering for a while. There's been a lot of requests from promoters for de-regulation. The bottom line is there were no real health and safety regulations (to oversee), that's the main thrust of this office. Wrestling is choreographed, pre-arranged. I think we are the only jurisdiction in Canada that still regulates it. It was just a matter of time and that time has come; we no longer regulate professional wrestling.
Of the five women profiled today, LuFisto has been wrestling the longest. Despite this, she is the only one not to be a SHIMMER original, making her debut in SHIMMER on volume 7. She’s appeared on 65 of SHIMMER’s 100 volumes (and will likely add to that number today and tomorrow as volumes 101-104 tape), and has wrestled numerous times against and alongside women like Cheerleader Melissa, Kana, Mercedes Martinez, Rain, Kellie Skater, the Canadian Ninjas, and Amazing Kong.
For the past 20 years, LuFisto has been a constant force on the independent scene, where she’s earned numerous accolades. Among her past championship accomplishments are the CZW Iron Man Championship (the first woman to win it), two reigns with the NCW International Femmes Fatales Championship, the WSU World Championship, and numerous others from smaller promotions. She’s won several tournaments, including the 2007 IWA Mid-South Queen of the Deathmatch tournament, the 2007 Sherri Memorial Cup Tournament (with partner El Generico), and the 2010 NCW Femmes Fatales Championship Tournament. Other honors include being inducted into the Association de Lutte Féminine Quebec Female Wrestling Hall of Fame and winning the 2008 CZW Best of the Best People’s Choice award. LuFisto is, at the time of writing, the current reigning Shine champion.
LuFisto suffered a stroke on April 17, 2010, but it only kept her out of the ring for a month and a half. There’s no doubt she’s one of the toughest women in professional wrestling today. She was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer. The easiest way you as a fan can help LuFisto with her medical bills (she’s Canadian, but because she is now an American citizen she has to deal with American healthcare) by visiting her website and buying merch.
Matches
NGX May 7, 2005, vs. Princesa Sugey, hardcore match
CZW November 10, 2007, vs. Sabian
ALF October 12, 2007, with El Generico vs. Misty Haven and Alex von Payton (round 1 Sensational Sherri Memorial Cup
SMASH August 18, 2013, vs. Vanessa Kraven
CZW Prelude to Violence May 31, 2014, with Kimber Lee vs. Jessicka Havok and Nevaeh
Beyond #HOGxBEYOND June 17, 2016, vs. Sonya Strong
Beyond Over-Nite Sensation December 11, 2016, vs. Kimber Lee
Beyond #Caffeine April 2, 2017, vs. Deonna Purrazzo
Beyond Feeling Minnesota April 30, 2017, with Jordynne Grace (Team PAWG) vs. Anthony Greene and Brick Mastone (ΑΣΣ)
Sara Del Rey
The Death Rey, the Queen of Wrestling, The American Angel. Sara Del Rey has gone by many names, but she was born Sara Ann Amato on November 13, 1980 in Martinez, California. She started wrestling in 2001 after being trained by Brian Danielson, and today she’s the assistant head coach in WWE’s Performance Center, being the driving force behind the rise in quality of WWE’s women’s division.
A year after her debut in 2001, Del Rey was accepted to a tour with ARSION in Japan, where she sat under the learning tree of Aja Kong and truly began to hone her craft. She wrestled in Japan and Mexico, and wound up back in the United States to take part in the first taping for Dave Prazak’s new all-women’s promotion SHIMMER, where she and Mercedes Martinez fought to a time-limit draw in their first match together. SHIMMER was at that time closely-affiliated with Ring of Honor, and Del Rey was a fixture of the nascent Women of Honor division, as well as in CHIKARA.
In SHIMMER, Del Rey was the de facto locker room leader. She was there to wrestle for the first 48 shows without missing a one before she was signed to WWE. She was the ace of the promotion, and in the words of Dave Prazak she was someone “young wrestlers looked up to” as “someone to aspire to be like because she proved that gender doesn’t have to hold one back from being a top-flight pro wrestler.”
Del Rey won the 2007 tournament to crown the first SHIMMER Champion, and in 2010 she got to have a dream match, partnering with Claudio Castagnoli against Manami Toyota and Mike Quackenbush. In 2011 she got to wrestle and defeat Aja Kong, Tsubasa Kuragaki, and Ayako Hamada. Del Rey is one of the rare few wrestlers from outside of Japan to have defeated Asuka at any point in her career, and one of only two to do it twice. And in 2012 she got the rare distinction of placing #430 in the PWI 500 after having defeated such male wrestlers as Castagnoli and El Generico (Laprade and Murphy, 408). From March to July 2012, she and Courtney Rush were the SHIMMER Tag Team Champions as the Queens of Winning, making her the first woman to have won both the SHIMMER Tag Team and singles championships.
Del Rey signed with WWE in 2012 and retired from active wrestling, taking on her current role of trainer in the Performance Center. It’s her “lifelong passion,” she told Vice. Her enduring legacy is WWE’s revived, revitalized, revolutionized women’s division.
Matches
ROH , vs. Taeler Hendrix
ROH, vs. Amazing Kong
AIW, vs. Hailey Hatred
SHIMMER June 2, 2007, vs. Lacey to crown the first SHIMMER champion
Jersey All Pro Wrestling, December 11, 2010, vs. LuFisto for the JAPW Women’s Championship
SHIMMER October 2, 2011, with Madison Eagles vs. Ayumi Kurihara and Ayako Hamada for the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship
Bonus promo segments: Sara tries to find a partner on SHIMMER volume 47
Mercedes Martinez
Born Jasmine Benitez on November 17, 1980 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Mercedes Martinez grew up as a fan of professional wrestling and was inspired by wrestlers like Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. GLOW gained a fan in her as well. She played basketball in high school and college until she was injured and had to quit. That’s when she learned of a new pro wrestling school opened by Jason Knight (Laprade and Murphy, 244). Like LuFisto, she’s never been signed by a major promotion, though she has worked a few matches for ROH and WWE in her tenure.
Within a month of beginning her training, Martinez had her debut match in 2000, and Knight gave her the name Mercedes Martinez. She made the rounds of the New England independent circuit, impressing enough to impress Dave Prazak, who brought her in to main event SHIMMER’s first show in a time-limit draw against Sara Del Rey, the first of 69 volumes she has wrestled on for SHIMMER (possibly as many as 73 after this weekend). In 2005 and 2006 Martinez worked the indies, being a highlight of SHIMMER’s shows and in 2007 she became part of Ring of Honor’s Vulture Squad stable. She won several titles, including the NWA Midwest/IWA Mid-South Women’s Championship, the WXW Cruiserweight Championship, and the WXW Women’s Championship.
In 2006 Martinez was given a tryout with WWE in a match against Victoria, but she wasn’t what they were looking for (Laprade and Murphy, 345).
“I was told to revamp myself,” she said, in reference to the feedback the WWE road agents provided following the match. “My style was too aggressive for them – too hardcore, too strong-style. I had to tone it down and we could go from there. I didn’t want to water down myself and be something they wanted me to be when I knew what I was capable of at that time.”
So Martinez said thanks but no thanks and went back to the independents. “I don’t regret turning them down because what they wanted wasn’t right for me,” she said. If what’s going on now [a greater emphasis on athleticism and workrate] had happened 10 years ago, I believe I would have been there.”
One of Martinez’s biggest accomplishments came under Sean McCaffrey’s stewardship of Women Superstars Uncensored. She was brought in as a top star and a booker, winning the WSU championship on March 7, 2009. Martinez made many marks in history during her feud with Angel Orsini, including the first women’s bullrope match, and on June 6 in an Iron Man match. Feeling a 30 minute match would be too easy and even ho-hum, they made a 60 minute match that went into sudden death overtime, ending at a final time of ~71 minutes, officially becoming the longest women’s match ever (blowing away every the 60-minute draw in AJW and even the 63 minute no contest claimed on Mildred Burke’s behalf for her shoot with June Byers). Martinez would hold the title for three years before dropping it to Jessicka Havok, but not before breaking her own record in a title defense on August 6, 2011 against Lexxus (Impact’s Alisha Edwards) that went 73 minutes.
In 2017 Martinez was part of WWE’s Mae Young Classic, where she advanced to the semi-final before losing to a familiar face from SHIMMER: Shayna Baszler. Baszler, Martinez, and Nicole Savoy were a stable in SHIMMER at the time called Trifecta, with Martinez as the SHIMMER champion and Savoy as the Heart of SHIMMER champion, with Baszler as the extra muscle.
Following the tournament, Baszler signed with WWE, and Aja Kong was brought in as a new third member of Trifecta, with Martinez explicitly calling her the new #2 of the group, to the annoyance of Savoy. Savoy would turn on Trifecta and win the SHIMMER Championship from Martinez. Martinez unsuccessfully challenged Savoy for the title at SHIMMER 100.
Martinez is a highly decorated champion with nearly thirty championship reigns in her career. She is currently the SHINE Tag Team champion with Ivelisse as well as the WSU Champion (in her third reign). She recently lost the NCW Femmes Fatales International Championship to Vanessa Kraven and the SHIMMER Championship to Nicole Savoy.
In 2014 Martinez was inducted into the WXW Hall of Fame, and in 2017 she was inducted into the WSU Hall of Fame. In 2011 she was #2 in the PWI Female 50. She’s still going strong, as well as teaching newer wrestlers through seminars with RISE.
Matches
WWE Heat June 12, 2006, vs. Victoria (tryout match)
SHIMMER October 2, 2011 and March 17, 2012, vs. Athena (highlights from vols. 43 and 44, entirety of the match from vol. 45)
AAW November 26, 2016, vs. Kimber Lee for the SHIMMER championship
WWE Network
July 14, 2017 Mae Young Classic round of 16, vs. Princesa Sugehit
July 14, 2017 Mae Young Classic quarterfinal, vs. Abbey Laith
July 14, 2017 Mae Young Classic semifinal, vs. Shayna Baszler
Nov. 15, 2017 NXT, vs. Ember Moon
MsChif
Rachel Frobel, née Collins, was born in 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri. A microbiologist by trade, she was profiled on The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers (here are some clips), where she revealed that her inspiration to wrestle came when a secretary asked her what she would do if she could pick any thing fun to do in life. She began training in 2000, one of only two women in her class and the only one who stuck with it past two shows.
She debuted in July 2001, and wrestled intergender matches until Daizee Haze came into the picture. The two worked each other and as partners across the Midwest independents, and in 2005 the two took part in the first SHIMMER taping. Haze wrestled Lacey in the main event while MsChif wrestled an intense brawl against Cheerleader Melissa. With her banshee scream and imposing look, MsChif by all appearances should have been the heel, but in reality she was the face of the match. In her tenure with SHIMMER, MsChif would wrestle on 52 volumes.
MsChif won the NWA World Women’s Championship from Christie Ricci in January 2007. MsChif explains that NWA promoter “Ed Chuman really wanted to kick up the women’s division and get it out into the spotlight,” perhaps an attempt to reverse some of the damage it had done to its own reputation in women’s wrestling during the early TNA years, but “unfortunately, several of the NWA promotions didn’t have a lot of money and weren’t willing to invest in women’s wrestling. It never took off quite the way Ed wanted” (Laprade and Murphy, 368).
Around this time, MsChif would say that she had no intention of going to WWE, explaining:
It’s sad to me to see talented women wrestlers go to waste because the WWE won’t really let them wrestle. Instead they use them as nothing more than sex objects. I don’t ever want to leave wrestling the way I wrestle now. I don’t want to be told what I can and can’t do.
She would lose the title to Amazing Kong in April, before winning it back on April 27, 2008, the day after she won the SHIMMER Championship from Sara Del Rey. She would hold the SHIMMER Championship for 715 days before dropping it to Madison Eagles, the longest reign with the title on record, and would hold onto the NWA World Women’s Championship for 818 days before dropping it to Tasha Simone. She was also the NWA Midwest Women’s champion for four years during this period. This time as a triple champion helped her earn her spot at #4 on the PWI Female 50 for 2009.
MsChif married Michael Elgin on July 4, 2013, and they had a child in September 2015. MsChif’s last match to date was on May 11, 2014. If she intends to return to the ring in the foreseeable future, she hasn’t said, but she has also not made any official statement of retirement. She’s not ready just yet to close the door on wrestling (Laprade and Murphy, 369).
Matches
ROH, vs. Daizee Haze, Lacey, and Ashley Lane
EWF, with Christina Eerie vs. Candice LeRae and Davina Rose
SHIMMER April 7, 2007, vs. Amazing Kong
RQW 2007, vs. Eden Black and Cheerleader Melissa for the RQW Women’s Championship
D1W June 7, 2013, vs. Crazy Mary Dobson
Cheerleader Melissa
Born Melissa Anderson on August 17, 1982 in Los Angeles, Cheerleader Melissa is a second generation wrestler. Her father, Doug Anderson, had her attending Cauliflower Alley Club banquets from the time she was a teenager. When his tag team partner opened a wrestling school in San Bernadino, she signed up at the age of 15.
She trained under the tutelage of Billy Anderson (no relation, but he was her father's tag team partner) and began touring the All Pro Wrestler circuit as a manager to the Ballard Brothers, a pair of heelish hockey players as their villainous cheerleader. She received additional training from Christopher Daniels and Brian Danielson before having her first match in 1999 on her 17th birthday, where she lost to Lexi Fyfe. She thought “Cheerleader Melissa” would be just a temporary thing, but she “realized very quickly that in the field of sports entertainment, that the name Melissa wasn’t marketable – it wasn’t catch and not getting people’s attention at all” (Laprade and Murphy, 354).
In 2002 Melissa was invited to Japan to work with ARSION, wrestling against Lioness Asuka on her 20th birthday. By 2004 her hard work was already paying off, when the Cauliflower Alley Club gave her their Future Legend Award. They weren’t wrong.
On the West coast she wrestled for ChickFight, and when SHIMMER opened its doors in 2005, she was right there on the first show, proving her heel credentials against MsChif. The most prolific wrestler for the promotion, she has wrestled on 89 volumes of SHIMMER (and likely more this weekend), most recently defeating Shotzi Blackheart at SHIMMER 100.
As far as SHIMMER goes, she wrestled the most consecutive volumes of any SHIMMER wrestler, working the first 60 volumes. She would have wrestled the first 80 straight volumes if not for having to get stitches at the hospital following a match with LuFisto on volume 60, forcing her to only appear in a run-in on 61 after rushing from the hospital to make the show in time.
Melissa would become the SHIMMER champion in 2011 by defeating Madison Eagles. She would lose it to Saraya Knight, before regaining it on April 6, 2013 by defeating Knight in SHIMMER’s first ever cage match to become the first two-time SHIMMER champion (an honor only she and Mercedes Martinez share). This helped make her #1 on the PWI Female 50 for 2013. Through her time in SHIMMER, she also became only the second American to have two pinfall victories against Kana (WWE's Asuka).
All the while, Melissa tried out for WWE in 2006, though she was passed over. She was at one point considered for a spot in WWE prior to that tryout, but nothing came of it due to a change in direction (namely, the dropping of the Muhammad Hassan character). She was originally to have been part of the Muhammed Hassan and Khosrow Daivari group, and this led to the persona she adopted when she first joined TNA in 2008 as Raisha Saeed. She managed Awesome Kong and occasionally wrestled in this role, but she was criminally underused. At some point someone in TNA realized this, so they asked her to do double duty. She debuted as Alissa Flash in 2009 and wrestled outside the niqab all while also wearing it to wrestle for and/or against Kong as well (October 20 and 21, 2009, for instance saw her wrestle as Saeed one day and Flash the next, losing to Awesome Kong and Tara, respectively). She requested her release from TNA in 2010 due to feeling underused.
In 2014 she was made president of Stardom’s American branch, responsible for booking American talent for Stardom shows. In that role she and Madusa have had many conversations relating to the struggles of being a woman in wrestling (Laprade and Murphy, 356-57).
“When I talk to Madusa, I sometimes feel like I’m talking to a version of myself from the future. We’ve had so many of the same experiences. When she worked for some of the bigger companies, she would struggle because she had trained in Japan with that style. She would wrestle and the men would be pissed that they had to follow her. I was like, ‘Oh God, you too?’”
In the middle of season 2 of Lucha Underground Melissa debuted as Mariposa. It was her first taste of a big tv production since her TNA days. She wishes everything happening in women’s wrestling right now could have happened a few years ago when she was younger, believing that women’s wrestling “is on the verge of a breakthrough” in all parts of the industry (Laprade and Murphy, 357).
Matches
WWE Heat May 26, 2006, vs. Victoria (tryout match)
Impact May 5, 2009, vs. Daffney
Impact May 27, 2009, vs. Sojo Bolt
Impact November 15, 2009, vs. Hamada
QPro February 1, 2014, vs. Joey Ryan
Lucha Underground May 4, 2016, vs. Sexy Star No Más match
DDT June 26, 2016, vs. Matt Stryker for the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight championship
UCW May 2017, vs. Marti Daniels, Nikita LaFleur, Gabrielle Arce, Dementria, and Paradise (gauntlet match)
Sources
Clapp, John, “WWE’s Secret Weapon: How Sara Amato is changing the Divas division WWE.com (March 11, 2014)
Kreiser, Jamie Melissa, “Getting into MsChif” for SLAM! Sports (April 16, 2007)
Lacroix, Corey David “Ontario de-regulates pro wrestling” for SLAM! Sports (May 29, 2006)
Laprade, Pat and Dan Murphy, Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women’s Wrestling (ECW Press, 2017)
Laprade, Patric, “Ten years later, Cheerleader Melissa far more than a future legend” for SLAM! Sports (June 3, 2014)
McCaffrey, Sean, “In praise of Mercedes Martinez” for SLAM! Sports (July 13, 2017)
Winkle, Luke, “The WWE’s First-Ever Female Trainer is Ushering in a New Golden Era for Women WrestlersVice (April 26, 2015)
Previously:
Minerva Cora Livingston Clara Mortensen Ida Mae Martinez Cora and Debbie Combs
Penny Banner The Beauty Pair Babs Wingo, Marva Scott, Ethel Johnson Judy Grable Jaguar Yokota
Susan Tex Green The Glamour GirlsDevil Masami Mae Weston Sandy Parker
Monster Ripper Kay Noble Vivian and Luna Vachon The Crush Gals Gladys Gillem
Beverly Shade Evelyn Stevens Sensational Sherri Princess Little Cloud Dump Matsumoto
Nell Stewart Lola Gonzalez Manami Toyota June Byers Mildred Burke
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2017.09.29 09:01 ninjyte Cuphead - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Cuphead
Genre: Run and gun, platformer, co-op
Synopsis: Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Media: Teaser Trailer 'Captain Silver' Boss Teaser
E3 2014 E3 2015 Trailer
E3 2017 Final Release Date previoustrailersneverhappenedbefore Trailer
The Music of Cuphead: Recording 'Floral Fury' Recording 'High Seas Hi-Jinks!'
Launch Trailer
Developer: Studio MDHR Info
Publisher: Studio MDHR
Price: Standard Edition - $19.99/£14.99/19,99€
Deluxe Edition (includes OST) - $29.99/£22.99/27,99€
Release Date: September 29, 2017
More Info: /Cuphead Wikipedia Page
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 88 [Cross-Platform] Current Score Distribution
MetaCritic - 87 [XB1]
MetaCritic - 89 [PC]

Reviews

Website/Author Aggregates' & Critic's Score Quote Platform
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter Buy ~ Buy This is a 'Buy'. It is a really good game; $19.99; incredibly fun. If you're not into these kind of run-and-gun kind of shooters, if you're not into incredibly difficult games, I would say you might want to wait. It won't hold your hand though, so be prepared. PC
Ars Technica - Kyle Orland Unscored ~ Unscored Those with a high tolerance for repeating difficult 2D shooting challenges should buy it. Everyone else should try it in Simple mode or just by watching on YouTube. XB1
Eurogamer - Simon Parkin Unscored ~ Unscored A brutal game that's equal parts frustrating and exhilarating, delivered in the mesmerising style of a prohibition-era cartoon. XB1
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Matt Cox Unscored ~ Unscored As frustrating as that can be, it was why I found myself punching the air in jubilation after difficult bosses. And they're all bloody difficult – but I wouldn't have it any other way. If that sounds enticing rather than off-putting to you, then I can unreservedly recommend Cuphead. PC
Gameranx - Jordan Biazzo Unscored ~ Unscored Cuphead is a phenomenal game plain and simple. It keeps players on their toes with excruciating boss battles, has one of the most unique art styles in all of game history, and one of the catchiest musical scores. Written XB1
Kotaku - Heather Alexandra Unscored ~ Unscored Cuphead feels a bit like a good magic trick. The experience is brief and so artistically impressive that it’s hard to believe it’s happening before your eyes. The game has one of the most memorable art styles in years and turns every moment into a picture-perfect display of cartoon merriment. But this is more than just an eye-catching game. Cuphead is all about the big fights and the feeling you get from winning them. It’s delightful and fun and worth the effort it’ll take to clear. XB1, PC
Areajugones - Javi Mañas - Spanish 100 ~ 10 / 10 Cuphead is a true piece of art of the modern day videogame. The game has lived up to the expectations and it is full with detail and quality in every aspect. From its soundtrack to its wonderful design, Studio MDHR has achieved the glory with this masterpiece. PC
GamesRadar+ - Lucas Sullivan 100 ~ 5 / 5 stars A potent cocktail of authentic 1930s aesthetics, jazzy tunes, ingenious boss designs, and gameplay founded on the fundamentals inherent to the best 2D shooters. Cuphead sure is swell.
Daily Mirror - JC Stetton 100 ~ 5 / 5 stars It's not reinventing the wheel, but underneath Cupheads's gleeful and gorgeous cartoonish exterior lies an addictive and fierce adventure delivering a level of challenge that, much like the game's gambling Devil, convinces you to have another roll of the dice and see how far you can make it. XB1
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz 100 ~ 5 / 5 stars If you’re up for a challenge and a feast for the eyes and ears, Cuphead should not be overlooked. XB1
Niche Gamer - Brandon Orselli 100 ~ 10 / 10 The game is a masterpiece of style, presentation, gameplay, and ultimately overall design – all of it comes together in an absolutely brilliant package that I haven’t experienced often at all in my entire lifetime. PC
Giant Bomb - Ben Pack 100 ~ 5 / 5 stars If you’re the type of person who derives joy from angrily banging your head into a boss over and over until you can perfectly defeat it in the most glorious 90 seconds you will ever experience, then Cuphead is the total package. The tight gameplay, accompanied by an incredibly well-realized aesthetic, makes for a truly unforgettable gameplay experience. XB1, PC
4 Guys With Quarters - Carlo De Leoni 98 ~ 9.8 / 10 Cuphead is the most addicting, fun, visually creative game this year! XB1
Destructoid - Brett Makedonski 95 ~ 9.5 / 10 Cuphead's incredible style belies its magical complexity. It's so much more than a hard-as-hell shoot-'em-up with artistic flair. It's cerebral in a way that these kind of games rarely are. Cuphead's commitment to forcing the player to understand is commendable. Those who don't have the patience to learn won't get far. That's the kind of stand-your-ground moxie that makes this a hallmark of game design. My praise runneth over. PC
Life is Xbox - Dae Jim 95 ~ 9.5 / 10 This defining 2D platformer is fun to play, but will awaken some long-forgotten prehistoric rage, the trial and error gameplay isn’t for everyone. At the same time, every respectful gamer should try Cuphead. The two brothers: Chad and Jared Moldenhauer from StudioMDHR did great, no… FANTASTIC work. They single-handedly gave gamers a reason to buy the Xbox-consoles. XB1
Everyeye.it - Marco Mottura - Italian 93 ~ 9.3 / 10 From Canada comes the brightest new indie superstar: a magnificent run and gun shooter, a mausoleum of pure gameplay, an ode to boundless creativity. Visually, Studio MDHR's debut title is not only one of the most impressive games ever created, but it's also a true instant classic, one that could look the masters of the genre straight in the eye. It's spelled Cuphead, it reads masterpiece. XB1
Press Start - Brodie Gibbons 90 ~ 9 / 10 It's a bit unfair to compare Cuphead to almost any other of the brutally tough platformers I've grown to love recently, as it lacks the filler. It gets straight to the good stuff and gives us an almost 'greatest hits' of boss fights. And if they don't get better and more rewarding as they go, I'll go eat. So while you've still got to be a masochist at heart to get through the 'true' Cuphead, people of all ages and backgrounds would be able to sit in front of the television and appreciate Cuphead for its sense of style and its ability to evoke that childlike wonder that was, until now, dormant in most of us.
IGN Spain - Juan García - Spanish 90 ~ 9 / 10 Beautiful and hard as hell, but as rewarding as you should imagine. Cuphead is one of the best indie games on 2017 and if you love run-n-gun games you shall not miss it. XB1
Hobby Consolas - Daniel Quesada 90 ~ 90 / 100 An exquisite work of craftmanship in almost every aspect. You will recover the faith in classic gameplay. Be careful, tough, it's not a game for the less patient. XB1
CGMagazine - Melanie Emile 90 ~ 9 / 10 As someone who studied classical animation, I fully appreciate the amount of love, respect and work that StudioMDHR put into their game, and there really isn’t much to criticise. It’s nearly flawless. I could ramble on and on about Cuphead, using animation jargon, but instead, just go play it. While it is difficult to recommend this to players who may not possess the skill level required, Cuphead is stunning, unique and incredibly delightful. It’s a challenge, but one players will keep striving to conquer. No matter how many times cups are broken, players will feel drawn to return. XB1
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German 90 ~ 9 / 10 Cuphead is the next must-have title for the Xbox One. The Animation and Soundtrack are unique and even with couch co-coop the gameplay mechanics and balancing works solid through the whole game. The side activities of the game are pretty repetitive and also the upgrade system could use a little do-over but besides that every Gamer should have this game in his/her library. XB1
Geek Culture Podcast - Dean James 90 ~ 9 / 10 Cuphead has looked like something unlike anything else on the market since it was first unveiled. While it took awhile to get it, it has certainly delivered in both gameplay and visual style, proving that there is still plenty of life in this genre on a larger scale. If you enjoy platformers and don’t mind a steep difficulty curve, do yourself a favor and give Cuphead a try. XB1
Slant Magazine - Justin Clark 90 ~ 4.5 / 5 stars Beneath Cuphead's staggeringly wild aesthetic lurks the steel-hard, unforgiving soul of a run-n-gun shooter. XB1
GameSkinny - Ashley Gill 90 ~ 9 / 10 stars Cuphead's visuals will draw in everyone and their grandmother, but its difficulty will grind them to cup-dust. PC
Atomix - Pamela Lima 90 - 90 / 100 Cuphead has an amazing and incredible art style that's not jus breathtaking, but also a gameplay that's going to test your skills. Even though some may find it beyond its skill's reach, if you're looking for a challenge this is exactly the game you should pick. XB1
Leadergamer - Alper Dalan - Turkish 90 ~ 9 / 10 Gotta take all souls outta 'em! PC
Gameblog - Thomas Pillon - French 90 ~ 9 / 10 Cuphead is a brilliant homage to the run and gun genre as much as the 30's cartoons. This retro experience is a though challenge that will reveal its true potential only to those brave enough to endure thousands of death by the minute. Cuphead is not accessible to everyone, and it is fine like this. Beautiful and diversified like any other, Cuphead is such a rewarding game that reminds us the true taste of victory. XB1
GamingBolt - Ravi Sinha 90 ~ 9 / 10 Cuphead is simply fantastic, mixing a top-notch, visually unique art-style with great gameplay. The challenge might turn some people but the entire experience is definitely recommended for platforming fans. XB1
GameWatcher - Josh Brown 90 ~ 9 / 10 In an age where punishing difficulty is finally yearned for again, Cuphead is a worthy title to the list of the best ways to test your gaming mettle. PC
Saudi Gamer - صالح بازرعة - Arabic 90 ~ 9 / 10 Technically accomplished, with tight gameplay and imaginative bosses. The game transports you to a world of 30s cartoons with a dose of challenging gameplay to truly test your mettle. An amazing experience not to be missed, although one that might not appeal to those with little patience. PC
Game Rant - John Jacques 90 ~ 4.5 / 5 Cuphead delivers a carefully curated balance of gorgeous hand-drawn visuals and unforgiving gameplay. This heavily stylized title is an instant classic. XB1
LevelUp - Daniel Dehasa - Spanish 90 ~ 9 / 10 Every detail in Cuphead speaks of the love its creators have for perfectionism, from the beautiful visuals to the refined gameplay mechanics. The commitment of Studio MDHR goes beyond a tribute to classic 30s cartoons, it pays homage to the best platforming in videogames and feeds the hunger of those who pursue a genuine challenge. XB1
Hardcore Gamer - Jordan Helm 90 ~ 4.5 / 5 And yet, while there will likely be times where it seems like the game has cheated you out of a successful parry or likewise isn't sure what counts as a hit or not, it goes without saying that for a studio that had to remortgage just to finish it, what Studio MDHR have crafted here over the course of three years is a special, once-in-a-generation type of game. PC
DualShockers - Ryan Meitzler 90 ~ 9 / 10 Cuphead is a stunning achievement in both gaming and interactive art, and unlike anything I’ve ever played before. PC
GameSpace - Steven Weber 90 ~ 9 / 10 All in all, I didn’t like Cuphead in the slightest. I fell in love with it. The charm and care they put into this game brings back a nostalgia I haven’t felt in many years. Not nostalgia for the 1930s, as I wasn’t born yet, and I’m not quite that old to have watched American Golden Age Cartoons, but nostalgia for the challenging feel-good types of games I played as a younger self. While the stark challenge might not be everyone’s cup of tea, and 1930s cartoony art styles might not appeal to today’s anime crowds, what StudioMDHR has created is nothing short of a masterpiece. If there was ever a game to take a chance on, this would be it. Leave your silverware at the door and pick up a cup, you won’t be disappointed. PC
Easy Allies - Brad Ellis 90 ~ 4 / 5 stars Cuphead has had a long journey, and it’s great to see StudioMDHR’s efforts pay off. It does a superb job of capturing the essence of the early days of animation with fantastic art and a jazzy soundtrack. Its challenging difficulty provides some heart-pounding moments and an immense feeling of satisfaction once a boss is defeated. Although it suffers a bit in co-op and platforming levels, Cuphead is more than worthy of your time. Written XB1
IGN - Joe Skrebels 88 ~ 8.8 / 10 Cuphead made me feel more good and more bad than any other game I've played in the last several years. I swore, laughed, and hollered with delight. I hated it (and my own fingers) for long stretches but, having finished, I realise that's more or less the point – I emerged from all that pain smiling. Rather than simply offering the player what they want, Cuphead makes them earn that right – the rewards, if you can hack the tests, are absolutely worth it. Cuphead is incredible for more than just its looks. But before you dive in, make sure you actually want a game that plays like this, and not just a game that looks like this. XB1
Nerd Much? - Bobby Bernstein 86 ~ 8.6 / 10 Cuphead is a brilliant little game that is unique right down to its core, with a (mostly) welcomed challenge and beautiful aesthetics. PC
Impulsegamer - Tony Smith 86 ~ 4.3 / 5 Cuphead is a crazy ride into the minds of Studio MDHR and if you're looking for something very diverse, check this out on the Xbox One because you'll be surprised at how addictive, frustrating and entertaining this game is. It takes the classic side-scrolling shooters of yesterday and transforms it into a game of today with some beautiful art and music inspired from a simpler time. XB1
PC Gamer - Chris Schilling 86 ~ 86 / 100 Not just for the masochists, Cuphead is a demanding but supremely rewarding modern 2D shooter that looks and sounds fantastic. PC
Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Cuphead is a hardcore game with a beautiful art design that recalls the classic cartoons of the '30s. Based on splendid boss fights and with some "run and gun" levels, MDHR Studios' game is challenging and satisfying. XB1
Polygon - Chris Plante 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Cuphead's deal with the devil eventually leads to hell, and so perhaps it's fitting the conclusion should be so torturous. Though, honestly, even the residual headache has been soothed by the sweet, sweet salve of victory. When I think of my time with Cuphead, instead of frustration I'll remember the dozens of tiny breakthroughs, when the impossible became possible, and a game that built an identity around difficulty helped me to feel, however briefly, undefeatable. XB1, PC
Gamer Headquarters - Jason Stettner 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Cuphead is excellent, it's got the right amount of challenge and charming design to make this completely stand out. XB1, PC
GearNuke - Muhammad Ali Bari 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Cuphead will draw you in with its undeniable allure, but whether it will keep you hooked depends on your tolerance to the trial-and-error design philosophy. There's a cruel game hidden beneath the charming aesthetic, one that is equally rewarding upon triumph. XB1
Stevivor - Steve Wright 80 ~ 8 / 10 In the end, Cuphead proves to be everything I wanted it to be — challenging, stylised and fun. It's a tough, tough game — but unlike Dark Souls, my failures in Cuphead made me want to keep playing. Bring it on. XB1
TrueAchievements - Mark Delaney 80 ~ 4 / 5 stars For those that go into it with a co-op partner and with the knowledge that its design is as unforgiving as it is beautiful, it will be a unique and rewarding game. Always unabating but never unfair, Cuphead is tough to overcome but even tougher to put down. XB1
Stevivor - Ozzie Mejia 80 ~ 8 / 10 Cuphead is a joyful flashback to a bygone era, both in terms of animation and in terms of crushing video game difficulty. It's easy to get lost in this gorgeous cartoon world and get overtaken by the sheer beauty and whimsy of the game's characters. Then the intensity picks up and it becomes one of the most challenging video game experiences of the year.
Gamespot - Peter Brown 80 ~ 8 / 10 Cuphead has been a longtime coming, and it's great to see that it lives up to its initial promises. XB1, PC
TrustedReviews - Stuart Andrews 80 ~ 4 / 5 Cuphead will be too tough for some players, and you'd have to look to the likes of Nioh or Dark Souls to find something as brutal and unforgiving. It's going to take some serious skill and experience to beat those bosses, but Cuphead keeps on bringing you back for more until you do.
God is a Geek - Adam Cook 80 ~ 8 / 10 A stunning visual feast that belies an intense level of difficulty. Cuphead won't be for everyone, but it's still a very good game. XB1
Paste Magazine - Holly Green 80 ~ 8 / 10 Ultimately the game provides too much nostalgic satisfaction for me to be upset by its conventions, no matter how punishing or familiar they may be. Style may not always offer substance, but in the case of Cuphead, I'm satisfied. XB1
Daily Dot - AJ Moser 80 ~ 4 / 5 Some of the mechanics and gameplay tropes will be familiar to anyone who has played modern indie platformers, but the unique quirks presented here are among the best in recent memory.
Techraptor - Andrew Sketch 80 ~ 8 / 10 Cuphead combines challenging and unforgiving gameplay with the over the top animations of the 1930's in this fun adventure. While difficult at times, the sense of reward that you'll get after each fight will have you continually coming back for more. XB1
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral 80 ~ 8 / 10 A stunning work of imagination, with a collection of high quality boss battles to rival any other in gaming – and a difficultly level that's equally hard to beat. XB1
TheSixthAxis - Dave Irwin 80 ~ 8 / 10 Cuphead was well worth waiting for. It provided exactly what Studio MDHR said it would be – a boss rush with plenty of well-designed bosses and gorgeous presentation that mimics the Fleisher brothers' art style. Depending on how used to 2D platformers with difficult bosses you are, there's a decent amount on offer, though with limited side attractions beyond the bosses, it could all be done before you know it. It's a swell ol' time though. PC
Game Informer - Jeff Cork 80 ~ 8 / 10 Cuphead's friendly exterior masks a game that denies all but the most persistent players its many rewards. Those who stick with it will have a great (and frustrating) time. XB1, PC
VideoGamer - Colm Ahern 80 ~ 8 / 10 There's definitely a point where it all becomes a bit too much, but Cuphead will best most games in how it looks and sounds, and defeating that boss that you once deemed unbeatable is glorious. XB1
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave 70 ~ 70 / 100 Overall, Cuphead isn’t so much of a case of style over substance, but rather style over accessibility. The art is simply astonishing, and so too the music, but the gameplay is frequently too frustrating to make Cuphead a totally enjoyable experience. Essentially a boss rush game, its pacing allows for no relief. There are no moments of downtime to come down from the frustration or elation of your battles, it’s just long bouts of tension and stress that, for the most part, outweigh any joy that’s felt. It’s a shame, because at times Cuphead is an absolute pleasure, but more often than not I was left shouting vile things in anger at the screen, and I’m quite a patient person. So yeah, Cuphead is a work of art, and it will divide opinion like the best works should. XB1
Rectify Gaming - Mike Boccher 60 ~ 6 / 10 If you’re into checking out new and unusual takes on games, then Cuphead is for you. I’d temper your enthusiasm, however, as that’s where the uniqueness ends. It’s an average, 2D hand-drawn game that it seems people are expecting way too much of. XB1
Twinfinite - Ishmael Romero 60 ~ 3 / 5 Still, there is a game worth enjoying in here, if you can deal with periodic frustration. During encounters that are fully defined it's easy to get stuck admiring everything that StudioMDHR has created, and it was more than a good enough reason to turn my Xbox One on. XB1
SA Gamer - Garth Holden 60 ~ 6 / 10 Cuphead may look like a fun cartoony platformer, but be ready for the teeth to be bared and your patience to be slowly gnawed away. XB1
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2017.07.02 18:26 feedreddit THE PRESIDENT posts a video of himself pummeling a man with CNN logo on his face -- CNN: ‘We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his’ -- SASSE punts on '20

THE PRESIDENT posts a video of himself pummeling a man with CNN logo on his face -- CNN: ‘We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his’ -- SASSE punts on '20
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
URL: http://ift.tt/2tALnd9
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES tweeted a 28-second video of himself punching someone whose face is covered by the CNN logo. The altered video is from one of his appearances 10 years ago on WWE.
THE TWEET -- THE PRESIDENT at 9:21 a.m.: “#FraudNewsCNN #FNN” http://bit.ly/2sfIASR
LET’S BE CLEAR -- The president has just sent his 33 million followers a video of himself pummeling a man covered by the CNN logo. CNN anchors and reporters -- indeed, anchors and reporters from many media outlets -- have been threatened and harassed. The president tweeted this message from the comfort of his summer golf home in New Jersey, surrounded by Secret Service. Meanwhile journalists are in the field, across the country and the world.
THE WHITE HOUSE keeps telling us the president wants to talk about policy, but the media doesn’t want to cover it. Since June 30, the president has tweeted once about health care -- and it was to suggest a new strategy for Republicans. He has tweeted eight times about the media.
CNN’s FIERY RESPONSE: “It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters. Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so. Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his health care bill, he is instead involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office. We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.”
THE WHITE HOUSE did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the tweet.
FROM A D.C. REPUBLICAN: “Lord almighty. It seriously gets worse every day.”
-- @NancyPelosi: “Violence & violent imagery to bully the press must be rejected. This #July4th, celebrate freedom of the press, guardians to our democracy”.
TOM BOSSERT, the president’s homeland security adviser, walked onto Martha Raddatz’s set on ABC’s “This Week” just moments after the tweet posted. Jake showed him the video on his iPhone just as he was walking out of the green room. Raddatz asked him for his reaction on set. “There’s a lot of cable news shows that reach directly into hundreds of thousands of viewers that are really not very fair to the president. So I’m very proud of the president for developing a Twitter and social media platform where he can talk directly to the American people.” He said Trump is the most “genuine president” and “non-politician president” in our time. “No one would perceive that as a threat,” Bossert said.
BUZZFEED: “The edited version of the clip has circulated on Reddit’s The_Donald -- which has become a hub for followers of alt-right, far-right, and Trump supporters -- over the last few days prior to the President tweeting it. It is not clear how the president became aware of the clip.” http://bzfd.it/2uyuwVv
-- REMEMBER: A few weeks ago, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot and he now lays in a Washington hospital recovering. The president, at that time, called for the country to unify. He was roundly praised. Republicans and Democrats said it was time to ratchet down the political rhetoric.
ANA NAVARRO, on “This Week”: “It is an incitement to violence. He is going to get somebody killed in the media. Maybe that will stop him.”
KEEP IN MIND -- Ben Jacobs, a reporter from The Guardian, was recently bodyslammed by a congressional candidate.
BY THE WAY … The man whose face is covered up appears to be Vince McMahon, the husband of Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon. See the original clip from 10 years agohttp://bit.ly/2t5V2Yx
Good Sunday morning. TWO QUOTES THAT CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION…
-- BARACK OBAMA in Jakarta, Indonesia, per the AP: “‘I wasn’t worried about what was in the newspapers today,’ former President Barack Obama said Saturday during a nostalgic visit to Indonesia's capital, his childhood home. ‘What I was worried about was, ‘What are they going to write about me 20 years from now when I look back?’” http://bit.ly/2uxxI3E
-- MITCH MCCONNELL, per the AP, in Kentucky: “‘If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!’ Trump wrote early Friday. Later that day, McConnell told reporters after an event in his home state of Kentucky that the health bill was challenging but ‘we are going to stick with that path.’ He added: ‘It’s not easy making America great again, is it?’” http://bit.ly/2t5w6jF
PRESIDENT TRUMP at the “Celebrate Freedom” rally honoring veterans last night at the Kennedy Center: “My administration is transferring power outside of Washington and returning it to where it belongs, the people. The fake media is trying to silence us but we will not let them. The people know the truth. The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I’m president and they’re not. … “The fact is the press destroyed themselves because they went too far. Instead of being subtle and smart, they used the hatchet and the people saw it right from the beginning. ... The dishonest media will not stop us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of the American people. Their agenda is not your agenda.”
-- DESPITE THE BLUSTER, we’d venture to say President Trump has given nearly as many interviews to the New York Times and Washington Post since winning the presidency in November than Barack Obama did in eight years. Right?
-- @maggieNYT: “POTUS used July 4 vets event to attack the press/first amendment: ‘The fact is the press destroyed themselves because they went too far.’”
-- QUICK NOTE: Imagine if Barack Obama used a veterans event to attack the press.
THE NEW WALL STREET JOURNAL -- SAM WALKER, the deputy enterprise editor at the WSJ (@samwalkers): “Are WH attacks on TV media ‘news’? I dunno... These @shaneharris scoops definitely are: http://on.wsj.com/2sfE2vThttp://on.wsj.com/2tyk4QM
FOR POSTERITY [email protected] at 3:41 p.m.: “My use of social media is not Presidential - it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!”
IVANKA WATCH -- “When Dad’s the president -- a look inside Ivanka Trump’s complicated world,” by WaPo’s Monica Hesse and Krissah Thompson: “Ivanka Trump’s office: clean, white, quiet. A zone of punctual start times and promptly-offered water bottles, and a conference table at which she conducts meetings. A short, winding walk away from her father’s Oval Office downstairs. She does not necessarily appreciate daily schedules. Neither does her father. When Ivanka needs to see the president, she stops by. When he needs to see her, he calls. When he wants her opinion, he asks for it and she gives it, but without expectation that it will be followed.She sees her role as not to persuade, but to inform and support ...
“Anyone who has invested in her the ability to change her father clearly doesn’t understand the dynamic that has always governed their relationship and also the dynamic of a president and his staff. After all, she works for him. ... When she disagrees with her dad, she asks herself whether the issue was a campaign promise or not. If it was, she readily suppresses her own wishes. She believes that doing otherwise would undermine what the American people voted for. She asks herself why her opinion is more right than the 46 percent of the country who put her father in office.” http://wapo.st/2tzSAKq
NOTHING TO SEE HERE -- “With health bill looming, senators aren’t rushing into the July Fourth spotlight,” by WaPo’s Paul Kane: “Sen. Susan Collins will celebrate the Fourth of July within view of the Canadian border, at a remote northeastern Maine town’s annual parade. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will appear on the other end of the continent in an old timber town on an isolated Alaskan island. These two Republican senators, critical swing votes in the debate over health-care legislation, are not exactly rushing into the public spotlight to engage their constituents on the controversial plan and their own decision-making about the proposal.
“Then again, at least they have released information about where they will be. That’s more than most Senate Republicans have done at the start of a 10-day break wrapped around the nation’s Independence Day celebration. This creates the belief among liberal activists that Republicans are trying to hide, which in turn primes every public moment to become that much more confrontational.” http://wapo.st/2tzSYZ9
-- W.H. LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR MARC SHORT ON TIMING, to JOHN ROBERTS on “Fox News Sunday”: “Well, look, we’ve gone through a long process in the House and got it completed and passed in the House. We now are in the Senate where there’s been obviously a lot of procedural delays in this process. We are at the point of scoring two separate bills throughout the course of this recess this week. So, we hope that we come back the week after recess, we'll have a vote.”
WHAT BRAD PARSCALE IS READING -- “Pro-Trump Twitter operatives market paid tweets,” by Shawn Musgrave: “From the moment he declared his candidacy, President Trump commanded legions of online followers. Now, having helped win the White House, factions of self-made social media operatives are redirecting their skills and infrastructure to promote other candidates nationwide. Some are even vying to spin their experiences from the presidential race into new business models, seeking to promote other candidates by paying pro-Trump Twitter users to tweet and retweet scripted messages. Pro-Trump tweeters say they deserve at least partial credit for defeating Hillary Clinton, as well as for the string of Republican victories in recent special elections. A handful are pursuing paid gigs from aspiring conservative politicians, pitching their organized -- and often secretive -- follower networks to ‘America First’ candidates willing to pay.
“It’s an unproven concept, one viewed with skepticism from established campaign veterans and with varying levels of disdain from those who tweet Trump’s virtues for free. After all, Twitter derives its power from authentic, grass-roots messaging. But pay-to-tweet enthusiasts say they’re selling the future of social media strategy, and that candidates won’t have any choice but to pay.” http://politi.co/2tEmwFV
MAUREEN DOWD in the NYT: “Cruella de Trump”: “The 71-year-old president’s pathological inability to let go of slights; his strongman reflex to be the aggressor and bite back like a cornered animal, without regard for societal norms; his lack of self-awareness about the power he commands and the proportionality of his responses; his grotesque hunger for flattery and taste for Tony Soprano tactics; his Pravda partnership with David Pecker, the head honcho at The National Enquirer, which has been giving Trump the Il Duce treatment while sliming his political opponents, the ‘Morning Joe’ anchors and Megyn Kelly -- these are all matters that should alarm men and women equally.
“Trump has moved his shallow kiddie wading pool of gossip and ridicule from Trump Tower to the White House, where it is so outlandishly out of place that it often feels like we have a Page Six reporter as our president. … Before he got to D.C., Trump was used to media that could be bought, sold and bartered with. He is not built for this hostile environment and it shows in his deteriorating psychological state. Even though he’s in the safest space of all, he’s not in a safe space.” http://nyti.ms/2tye4rz
THE WHITE HOUSE appears to be putting more of their aides on television to talk about the president’s agenda. They had Tom Bossert, the president’s homeland security adviser, on ABC and Marc Short, the president’s legislative affairs director, on Fox. The Trump administration has had no one on the Sunday shows on many occasions. A few weeks ago, Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow went on the shows.
SUNDAY BEST -- HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE to NBC’S CHUCK TODD on “MEET THE PRESS” -- TODD: “I’m just asking you as a father. If your son tweeted about a woman like that, what would you say to him?” PRICE: “Chuck, you know, this is really remarkable. You’ve got incredible challenges across this nation, incredible challenges around the world. The challenge that I've been given is to address the health care issues. And your program, a program with the incredible history of Meet the Press, and that’s what you want to talk about?” TODD: “I don’t.” PRICE:“Let me suggest to you that the American people want to talk about the challenges.”
TODD: “Mr. Secretary, I don’t. Mr. Secretary, with all due respect, you’re blaming me for what the president of the United States has spent his entire week focused on?” PRICE: “No. Listen to me, with all due respect. The American people are concerned about a health care system that is not providing choices, where premiums are going up, where insurance companies are vacating markets all across this land. And that’s what they want us to concentrate on. And that’s what they want us to fix. And that’s what I and the president are working on.”
TWO INTERESTING BITES FROM JAKE TAPPER’S interview of SEN. BEN SASSE (R-NEB.) on CNN’s “STATE OF THE UNION” …
-- CANCEL AUGUST RECESS: “Let's bring everybody into the room. Let’s do this full-time 18 hours a day, six days a week. Let’s cancel the August state work period, and let’s do it in full public view and have hearings and get to work on something that works better than Obamacare. We pledged that, and the American people deserve that.”
-- NO ANSWER ABOUT A 2020 CHALLENGE TO TRUMP: TAPPER: “So, senator, you're not taking that advice. In fact, you’re going to be crossing the Missouri on Friday, going to Iowa and speaking at the Judge Joseph Story Dinner. Is there any chance that you will challenge President Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020?”
SASSE: “Well, first of all, let’s be clear why I’m going to be in Iowa this weekend. I don’t want to admit it anywhere, let alone on national TV, but Nebraska lost to Iowa last year in a football game, and I lost a bet. So, I have to drive Uber in Iowa next weekend. So, that’s the reason I’m going to be in Iowa. It’s about Hawkeyes and Huskers’ bloodletting on the football field and the aftermath of that. But I don’t know who that guy is in your segment, but here’s what I believe.
“I believe that, on the Fourth of July weekend, we ought to have every kid in America having their moms and dads and aunts and uncles and grandmas and grandpas getting together and saying, we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, that they’re endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“That’s what America is about. It’s not about Republicans and Democrats who have important differences on policy screaming at each other that the other side wants to kill somebody. Politics are subordinate to the things that are supposed to unite Americans. And this is a weekend that we should be celebrating all that.”
JOHN ROBERTS talks with SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-W.VA.) on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” -- “Manchin: Dems want to work with Trump on health care,” by Connor O’Brien: “Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said members of his party are willing to work with Republicans and President Donald Trump to find a bipartisan solution on health care. ... ‘I want him to know there are Democrats that want to work with him,’ Manchin said. ‘But right now, they can’t even repeal it. They can’t get 50 votes to repeal it because somebody’s getting hurt more than what they’re willing to sign on to.’ ‘Look at some of us. Work with us Democrats who are willing to meet you in the middle, who have always been willing to meet you in the middle,’ Manchin said.” http://politi.co/2tF5tnp
JOHN DICKERSON talks with SEN. MIKE LEE (R-UTAH) on CBS's "FACE THE NATION: DICKERSON: "If Republicans can't agree on a replacement option at the moment why would they be able to agree on one in the future?" LEE: "Well, if we adopted a measure, if we passed a measure repealing Obamacare, and put a delayed implementation measure in there. With the understanding that at that point after passing the repeal measure we would undertake the step by step process of deciding what comes next. I think it's easier, sometimes when you lump too many things into one piece of legislation, you doom its likelihood of success and I fear that that might be where we are today and i think that explains a lot of what President Trump was talking about in his tweet the other day. What Senator Sasse mentioned in his series of communications on Friday and I think it’s very much worth considering, it’s consistent with what I thought would be better, a more likely to succeed legislative strategy over the last six months."
REMEMBER THIS GUY? -- “Christie adds government shutdown to his legacy: The move comes after New Jersey lawmakers failed to pass a budget by the annual deadline,” by New Jersey Playbooker Matt Friedman: “Chris Christie is heading into his final six months as governor presiding over New Jersey’s biggest government crisis in more than a decade: A shutdown that will literally turn the lights out in Trenton. New Jersey lawmakers failed to pass a budget by the annual deadline at midnight last night, and Christie promptly issued an order sparking the closure of government offices and services deemed non-essential. State parks and beaches will likely be closed this morning, just in time for the holiday, as will motor vehicle offices. Courts could be closed come Monday. Tens of thousands of state government employees will be furloughed. …
“‘It’s all going to come down to when folks get up tomorrow for the July 4th weekend and drive down to Island Beach State Park to spend the day and a sign says it’s closed,’ said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. ‘They’re going to blame Gov. Christie and nobody else.’” http://politi.co/2t56rb0 … Subscribe to New Jersey Playbookhttp://politi.co/1HLKltF
-- “Illinois blows budget deadline as threat of downgrade looms,”by Illinois Playbooker Natasha Korecki: “Illinois lawmakers blew their deadline for a budget agreement and instead entered their third fiscal year without a spending plan on Saturday, despite worries about the state facing an unprecedented downgrade to junk status.” http://politi.co/2tec3ht … Subscribe to Illinois Playbookhttp://politi.co/1N7u5sb
THE CABINET -- NYT A1, “E.P.A. Chief Voids Obama-Era Rules in Blazing Start,” by Coral Davenport (online headline: “Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start”): “In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in scope than any other over so short a time in the agency’s 47-year history, according to experts in environmental law. Mr. Pruitt’s supporters, including President Trump, have hailed his moves as an uprooting of the administrative state and a clearing of onerous regulations that have stymied American business. Environmental advocates have watched in horror as Mr. Pruitt has worked to disable the authority of the agency charged with protecting the nation’s air, water and public health.” http://nyti.ms/2svjtzB
STEVEN BRILL in WaPo’s Outlook section, “Nine ways to really fix Obamacare”:http://wapo.st/2teHrwn
MEDIAWATCH -- “Wall Street Journal Said to Reduce Print Operations Outside U.S.,” by NYT’s Emily Steel and Prashant S. Rao: “The Wall Street Journal is scaling back its print operations in Europe and Asia, two people familiar with the plans said … [as] part of efforts by the news organization to cut costs and focus on its digital offerings. The latest move would involve greatly reducing publication of its print newspaper in Europe … That includes eliminating free copies and reducing hotel distribution deals that are not profitable. The Journal will continue to publish an Asian edition in Tokyo, but is exploring other ways to reduce print publishing elsewhere in Asia.” http://nyti.ms/2suL3x0
FUN READ – “Beach reading for a summer of scandal,” by Darren Samuelsohn: “Feeling overwhelmed by nonstop news about the Russia probe and desperate for some historical context? Do you work or live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? If you answered yes to either of those questions, POLITICO has some summer reading recommendations for you. We canvassed veterans of previous investigations and longtime Washington fixtures for suggestions beyond All the President’s Men. Our list covers everything from subpoenas to grand juries and how a White House can weather scandal. Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, here’s some great material to pack in your beach bag:
“‘A Timeline: Russia and President Trump,’ by Steven Harper, recommended by Nick Akerman, former assistant Watergate prosecutor ... ‘All the King’s Men,’ by Robert Penn Warren, recommended by Jim Manley ... ‘The Breach,’ by Peter Baker, recommended by Don Goldberg, former crisis communications spokesman, Clinton White House.” With four more selectionshttp://politi.co/2sfRDDe
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Great Barrington, Massachusetts:
--“The Rise of the Thought Leader: How the superrich have funded a new class of intellectual,” by David Sessions in TNR: “Interviewed for The Ideas Industry, [Niall] Ferguson is frank about his transformation from Oxford don to thought leader: ‘I did it all for the money.’ ... Thought leaders all share a core view that extreme wealth and the channels by which it was obtained are not only legitimate but heroic.” http://bit.ly/2urqqyi (h/t ALDaily.com)
--“Zohar’s Translation Unlocks the Secrets of Jewish Mysticism in an Age of Extremism,” by Newsweek’s Alexander Nazaryan: “Imagine the Old Testament as written by H.P. Lovecraft, Bible stories tripping on acid, rendered in difficult-to-decipher Aramaic, full of wisdom and beauty but shrouded in obscurity, a 1,900-page text written more than 700 years ago whose teachings have been embraced by celebrities like Madonna but not fully understood even by most scholars of Judaism.” http://bit.ly/2sfiVtB
--“How We Save Face--Researchers Crack the Brain’s Facial-Recognition Code,” by Knvul Sheikh in Scientific American: “A Caltech team has deciphered the way we identify faces, re-creating what the brain sees from its electrical activity.” http://bit.ly/2sZlQcN
--“Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?” by Stephen Buranyi in the Guardian: “Despite the narrow audience, scientific publishing is a remarkably big business. With total global revenues of more than £19bn, it weighs in somewhere between the recording and the film industries in size, but it is far more profitable.” http://bit.ly/2ttXXKU
--“Retail giants enable trucker exploitation,” by Brett Murphy in USA Today: “Powerhouses such as Target, Costco benefit while drivers plunge into debt.” https://usat.ly/2ua2Dnm
--“Anxiety at the Gates,” by Edward Schwarzschild in Hazlitt: “[E]very morning, as part of my job [as a TSA screener], I was supposed to run my hands up and down the legs, torsos, and arms of my fellow citizens. I was supposed to do this in such a way that no one would feel groped. Our cheerful instructors offered guidance. Exert the same pressure you use to spread peanut butter on a sandwich. Say clearly what you’re going to do and then do it. We’d grow numb to it before long, they assured us.” http://bit.ly/2s9FPm9 (h/t TheBrowser.com)
--“The Killer in the Pool,” by Tim Zimmermann in the July 2010 issue of Outside magazine – per Longform.org’s description: “In February 2010, a killer whale named Tilikum dragged his SeaWorld trainer into the pool and drowned her. It was the third time the orca had been involved in a death during his 27 years in captivity. This is his story.” http://bit.ly/2sp7dAM
--“In the Light of the Conflict: Photographer Andrew Quilty’s experience in Afghanistan,” by Jelena Bjelica on Afghan Analysts Network: “I do not think of myself as a huge risk taker. A lot of planning goes into travel outside Kabul. We do not just jump in a taxi and head for the hills. I was inexperienced and a bit ignorant in Badakhshan, and probably pushed my luck more than I would these days. Now, working with colleagues, I’m often the one telling journalists to wrap up their interviews because it feels like we have been in one place too long.” http://bit.ly/2sZ4tZC ... 26 of his Afghan pix on one pagehttp://bit.ly/2u6ErCf
--“The Shah of Iran: An Interview with Mohammad Reza Pahlevi,” by Oriana Falaci in the Dec. 1, 1973 New Republic: “‘[A] monarchy is the only possible means to govern Iran. If I have been able to do something, a lot, in fact, for Iran, it is owing to the detail, slight as it may seem, that I’m its king. To get things done, one needs power, and to hold onto power one mustn’t ask anyone’s permission or advice.” http://bit.ly/2su5o0K
--“The Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya’s Purge,” by Masha Gessen in the New Yorker: “The stories of those who survived detention and torture and are now living undercover in Putin’s Russia.” http://bit.ly/2s9GbcA
--“The Future of Coal Country,” by Eliza Griswold in the New Yorker: “A local environmental activist fights to prepare her community for life beyond mining.” http://bit.ly/2su54z4
--“The Polaroids of the Cowboy Poet,” by Dan Zak in the Jan. 13, 2016 WaPo: “He captured a crumbling city and almost went down with it. Then one man saw his photos." http://wapo.st/2urjssX
SPOTTED IN NANTUCKET: Greta Van Susteren and John Coale walking on the island’s Straight Wharf dock on Friday night.
OUT AND ABOUT IN THE HAMPTONS -- LALLY WEYMOUTH held her annual summer party last night at her house in Southampton. There was a long gold carpet entrance from where the parking was to a big tent next to her house. She served champagne, rare filet, fried chicken, cornbread, a big chocolate cake, ice cream and cookies decorated as American flags. Brother Don Graham did a big tribute to toast Lally (whose birthday is tomorrow) and shouted out Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film about how Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham challenged the government for the right to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971 (Tom Hanks is playing Bradlee and Meryl Streep is playing Graham). Don made a big deal that Spielberg was there and jokingly conceived a Spielberg movie about Lally and described the cast (some actors and some in the room).
-- SPOTTED: Jared and Ivanka chatting with Joel Klein and Alan Patricof, Kellyanne Conway on the dance floor, Boyden Gray, Chris Ruddy, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and wife Iris, Katharine Weymouth, Mary Jordan, Richard Cohen, Margaret Carlson, Gillian Tett, Steven Spielberg chatting with Steve Clemons and Robert Hormats, Carl Icahn, Tom Lee (famous for doing a leveraged buyout of Snapple and now lives in Princess Radziwill’s house), Charles Koch, John Paulson, Dina Powell, Richard Edelman, George Soros and his wife Tamiko Bolton, former Florida Gov. and Sen. Bob Graham (Lally’s uncle), her cousin Gwen Graham (who is running for Florida governor), Maria Bartiromo, Ray Kelly, Bill Bratton, Alan Patricof, Jeff Rosen, William Drozdiak, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.).
SPOTTED at a dinner Friday night in Aspen in honor of Fareed Zakaria hosted at the residence of Alexandra Munroe, senior curator at the Guggenheim and her husband Robert Rosenkranz, chairman of Intelligence Squared US: former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, K.R. Sridhar, Karen Brooks and Bob and Soledad Hurst. Pichttp://bit.ly/2tewafz
WEEKEND WEDDINGS – “Chrysovalantis Kefalas, Thomas Pavlick” – N.Y. Times: “Mr. Kefalas, 37, is a vice president for executive communications at the National Association of Manufacturers, an advocacy group based in Washington. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland and received a law degree from the University of Baltimore. ... Mr. Pavlick [Tommy McFly], 31, is the host of ‘The Tommy Show,’ a weekly talk show on CBS Radio’s 94.7 Fresh FM in Bethesda, Md., and a special-projects reporter for WUSA 9, a television station in Washington. He graduated from Luzerne County Community College. ... The couple were introduced through mutual friends in July 2013 at Lauriol Plaza, a restaurant in Washington.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2sAPoKt
--POOL REPORT FROM KELLEY MCCORMICK: The ceremony was at “Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore on Saturday night, surrounded by family and friends. Officiated by Bob Madigan, serenaded by Erin Willett [of ‘The Voice’] and attended by Kelly Collis, Jen Richer, Samuel Ashner, and Zoe Shyn. Late night pizza and dancing was still going on when this report was filed [at 1:24 a.m.], with music being spun by DJ Neekola.” Picshttp://bit.ly/2tetrCT ... http://bit.ly/2teOtRB ... The autobiographical cake by Charm City Cakeshttp://bit.ly/2sviCin
SPOTTED: Ellie Schafer and Heather Rothenberg, Tammy Haddad, Kate Bennett, Kevin Baron, Cathy Merrill, Susanna Quinn, Matt Glassman (credited for first introducing the couple), Kelley and Brian McCormick, Jay Timmons and Rick Olson, Erin Streeter and Chris Israel, Wendy Gordon, Jill Collins, Elizabeth and Penelope Thorp, Jake Maccoby, Kris Van Cleve, Emily Miller, Peter Morris, Barbara and John Martin, Mike Drachkovitch and special guest Connor O’Donnell.
--“Eliese Lissner, Derek Callahan”: “The bride, 28 ... is the director of missions and an associate director of leadership at the Anti-Defamation League in New York. She develops international travel programs to engage lay leadership, and recently coordinated the league’s mission to Rome, where she met Pope Francis. She graduated from Drew University and received a master’s degree in integrated marketing from N.Y.U. ... The groom, 30, is a news producer in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., for CNBC’s ‘Mad Money,’ a financial investment program hosted by Jim Cramer, and is pursuing an M.B.A. through Syracuse. He graduated from Ithaca College.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2sfCMcj
OBAMA ALUMNI -- “Nirupama Rao, Matthew Landy”: “The bride, 35, is an assistant professor of economics and public policy at N.Y.U. Next month, she is to join the faculty of the University of Michigan. She graduated from M.I.T., where she also received a Ph.D. in economics. From 2015 to 2016, she served as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington. … The groom, 44, is a portfolio manager in New York for Lazard Asset Management. He also serves on the board of Friends of the Children New York, a nonprofit that mentors at-risk children. He graduated from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.” http://nyti.ms/2sfTCrm
--Former Obama White House intern and Navy officer Mark Jbeily married Helen Hansen, art historian and Courtauld alum, at Perkins Chapel in Dallas on Saturday. “Helen and Mark met in their first day of their first class of their first year at UT. Both just finished graduate school in the UK where Mark was a Marshall Scholar, and they are now off to Pensacola for Mark’s naval aviation training.” Picshttp://bit.ly/2sfHM0q ... http://bit.ly/2sfL2ss
TRANSITIONS: Chris Kelley has started on API’s federal relations team as a director focused on international and corporate issues. He most recently was deputy chief of staff for Rep. Brad Ashford (D-Neb.).
BIRTHWEEK (was Friday): Kristen Ellingboe, researcher for CAP Action
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Jonathan Capehart, WaPo opinion writer and MSNBC contributor. How he’s celebrating: “I’ll be with my husband Nick with our friends Bryan Rafanelli and Mark Walsh at their home in Provincetown.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2udIRHv
BIRTHDAYS: Courtney Geduldig, EVP of public affairs of S&P Global ... Brad Todd, founding partner of On Message … David Lopez, director of special projects and advisor to the president and CEO at the Kaiser Family Foundation and an Obama WH alum ... Luci Baines Johnson is 7-0 -- she was recognized in a bipartisan Congressional Record tribute by Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Joe Barton (R-Texas): http://politi.co/2uykAv0 (hat tip: Lyndon Boozer) ... Katherine Lehr ... Politico’s Victoria Adeniji and Maria Rivero ... DCCC deputy research director Sammi McClain, an HFA alum … former White House chief of staff and former N.H. Gov John H. Sununu is 78 (h/t Ryan Williams) ... former Mexican President Vicente Fox is 75 (h/t Mexican Amb. to the U.S. Geronimo Gutiérrez, Fox’s former undersecretary of foreign affairs) ... Larry David is 7-0 (h/t Dick Keil) ... former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos is 88 ... Scott McGee of Kelley Drye & Warren ... Matthew Dybwad, senior sales account manager at Adobe ... Fenton CEO Ben Wyskida is 4-0 ... Gus Ericson is 27 … Kara Rowland, Fox News Capitol Hill producer ... CNN Politics’ Alysha Love ... Berrin Tunçel ... Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is 33 (h/t Nala) ... Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) is 56 ... Rep. Randy Weber (R-Tex.) is 64 ... former Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) is 78 ... Collin Davenport is 31 ... RSLC’s Devon Gallagher ... WaPo’s Jessie Niewold ...
... Gina Woodworth, SVP of public policy and gov’t affairs at the Internet Association ... Derek Gianino, director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber … U.S. Army Captain Chuck Nadd, founder of nonprofit Operation American Dream ... Sara Roberts ... NFL’s Caroline Keyes ... Arkadi Gerney, executive director of the Hub Project and SVP of campaigns and strategies at CAP Action ... Ethan Oberman, co-founder and CEO of SpiderOak, is 41 ... Trevor Neilson ... Jean Cecil Frick ... Marie Formica, delivery manager at Benefitfocus and FamousDC alum ... Reuters’ Michele Gershberg ... Sam Nitz ... Jonathan Woods … Brooke Oberwetter Coon … Emily Stanitz … Lily Velasquez … Lyndsey (Hamilton) Fifield ... Hannah Rosenthal … Sam Hutchison … Michael Matthews … John Brown ... Susan Vilmain (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Ali Chishti ... Ashley Zohn ... Mike Chapman ... Josh Cahan ... figure skater Johnny Weir is 33 ... Lindsay Lohan is 31 ... actress Margot Robbie is 27 (h/ts AP)
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2017.06.16 13:04 feedreddit N.Y. DAILY NEWS: Trump’s new NY HUD director planned Eric Trump’s wedding, has no housing experience -- DEMS drub GOP at baseball game -- A RECORD 24,959 tickets sold -- PENCE hires McGuireWoods’ Cullen -- B’DAY: Bres

N.Y. DAILY NEWS: Trump’s new NY HUD director planned Eric Trump’s wedding, has no housing experience -- DEMS drub GOP at baseball game -- A RECORD 24,959 tickets sold -- PENCE hires McGuireWoods’ Cullen -- B’DAY: Bres
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Good Friday morning. THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: “President Trump chooses inexperienced woman who planned his son Eric’s wedding to run N.Y. federal housing programs,” by Greg Smith: “She’s arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, served as the liaison to the Trump family during his presidential campaign, and even arranged Eric Trump’s wedding. Now President Trump has appointed longtime loyalist Lynne Patton -- who has zero housing experience and claims a law degree the school says she never earned -- to run the office that oversees federal housing programs in New York.
“Patton was appointed Wednesday to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey, where she’ll oversee distribution of billions of taxpayer dollars. Patton’s tight relationship with the Trump clan dates back to 2009, when she began serving as the family’s ‘event planner.’ … She also claims on her LinkedIn page to have obtained a juris doctorate degree in 2000 from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut. Next to the J.D. notation is written (N/A) without explanation. On Thursday school registrar Jim Benson said Patton attended for two semesters but did not graduate. She also listed Yale University but HUD officials couldn’t explain why that was there. Patton, who begins her Region II job July 5, did not return calls seeking comment.
“As head of the biggest HUD regional office in the U.S., Patton will oversee distribution of billions in cash to public housing authorities -- including NYCHA -- as well as tens of thousands of rental vouchers and block grants that fund housing inspections and senior citizen programs.” http://nydn.us/2sikxU8
-- N.Y. DAILY NEWS COVER: “She planned Eric Trump’s nups & falsely touts law degree. Now Prez has decided new housing boss in N.Y. is ... THE WEDDING SCAMMER” http://nydn.us/2turnp6
-- LYNNE’S LinkedIn page says she has the following specialties: “Public Engagement, Community Outreach & Revitalization, Strategic Networking, High-Net Worth Fundraising, Client Ambassador, Celebrity Talent Acquisition, Event Planning, Promotions, Social Media Strategy, Philanthropic Auctions & Tournaments, Public & Media Relations.” http://bit.ly/2ryfdiE
THE U.S. is sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, per the AP. http://apne.ws/2s88SsE Donald Trump ran for president saying he’d end foreign entanglements. PRESIDENT TRUMP is going to Miami today to announce changes to the U.S. policy toward Cuba.
FLASH -- AP at 5:09 a.m.: “Russia claims it has killed IS leader al-Baghdadi,” by Bassem Mroue in Beirut and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow: “The Russian Defense Ministry said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. There had been previous reports of al-Baghdadi being killed but they did not turn out to be true. The IS leader last released an audio on Nov. 3, urging his followers to keep up the fight for Mosul as they defend the city against a major offensive that began weeks earlier. The spokesman for the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition said in a statement Friday he could not confirm the Russian claim.” http://apne.ws/2rCXIJ5
THE CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL SCORE -- 11-2, DEMOCRATS WIN.
RACHAEL BADE and KYLE CHENEY bring us the scene from the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park: “Rodney Davis stood in the shadow of the Nationals Park scoreboard and wiped away a tear. Just a day earlier, the Republican congressman from Illinois — and catcher for the Republican congressional baseball team -- watched his colleague Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, get shot on a practice baseball field in Virginia, while other lawmakers and aides scrambled for cover. …
“‘This is what our country needs after such a tragic act,’ said Davis, his arm still scabbed and scraped from diving away from the gunman’s bullets on Wednesday….Florida Democrat Charlie Crist was spotted walking around in a suit, a young staffer trailing him carrying his suit jacket.” http://politi.co/2ttQWGH
-- COLD WATER ALERT. This is a kumbaya moment -- and we’d emphasize moment. It is, of course, impossible to predict the future. Remember: a gunman shot then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords in the head. Nothing changed. We’re skeptical much will change this time. Speaker Paul Ryan told Jake Tapper on CNN that “we can have different ideas without being vitriolic.” Yes, they can. But there is no evidence to show they will. We hope we’re wrong.
TAPPER had a joint interview with Ryan and Nancy Pelosi, and Anderson Cooper had Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer. A good night for CNN.
-- COOPER got this gem of an interaction. Classic line from McConnell when asked about Trump calling the investigation a witch hunt: COOPER: "President Trump made a statement last night with Congressman Scalise. It was getting bipartisan praise for his tone. Today tweeting about -- calling this a witch hunt against him, just talking about the people leading it being disturbed, I think was his term, or conflicted. Is that appropriate? MCCONNELL: "I typically don't comment on the president's tweeting habits." COOPER: "Do you think it is a witch hunt?" MCCONNELL: "I don't have any observations about that. We had here an example of a horrendous event that we all condemn, and we're here together tonight to make the point to the American people that there's a whole lot of cooperation in the Congress, even though it may not be covered, on a daily basis."
THE WHITE HOUSE SHOWED UP! -- “At congressional baseball game, newfound unity has its limits,” by Yahoo’s Hunter Walker: “As she talked to Yahoo News, [Kellyanne] Conway spotted top White House adviser Gary Cohn, who was in a dark suit. She called Cohn over. ‘Look how Gary Cohn dresses for a baseball game. He dresses like Gary Cohn! Gary come here!’ Conway beckoned. ‘He came out of the womb looking like that,’ quipped Mulvaney as Cohn strolled over. ‘This is New York chic,’ said Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs banker. As Cohn posed for photos with Conway, Mulvaney reached over and put an LSU hat on his head. Cohn couldn’t see the cap. ‘Does it make me a hillbilly?’ Cohn asked. ‘We couldn’t make you a hillbilly if we tried,’ Mulvaney said.” https://yhoo.it/2ttWtNu
NYT NATIONAL BASEBALL WRITER TYLER KEPNER on the game. Good nugget: “A record 24,959 tickets were sold for the charity exhibition -- a higher attendance than Thursday’s major league games in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minnesota and Oakland.” http://nyti.ms/2rmUQAK
CLICKERS -- “Prayers and pitches: Scenes from the congressional baseball game” -- 33 pixhttp://politi.co/2rCV4Tz … 27 PHOTOS by the Washington Post http://wapo.st/2rCXhhC
SPOTTED at the Anheuser-Busch and Buffalo Wild Wings game watch party in the PNC Diamond Club: Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), Reps. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Dave Joyce (R-Ohio), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), John Delaney (R-Md.), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Carl Hulse, Cate Martel, Naomi Jagoda, Allison Brennan, Roland Foster, Kate Pointer.
-- Photo of Tyson’s lobbyist Matt Mika’s friends and colleagues http://bit.ly/2t9fXI4
THE LATEST ON SCALISE -- RACHAEL BADE: “House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican shot during a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, is doing better but remains in critical condition and will be hospitalized for an extended period of time, according to a statement from his doctors. MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement Thursday evening that Scalise underwent another surgery ‘related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.’ ‘He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours,’ the statement said. ‘The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates.’” Bade on the emotional times on the Hillhttp://politi.co/2swDk15
-- KEY LINE HERE: Scalise will be hospitalized for an “extended period of time.” This will be a long recovery.
THE NEXT FRONTIER -- “Rattled by shooting, lawmakers want more personal protection,” by Seung Min Kim and Rachael Bade: “Lawmakers are debating a range of heightened security measures following Wednesday’s shooting that critically injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, with a growing number of Republicans even seeking to carry their own guns into the Capitol for personal safety. Rattled by the mass shooting by a gunman with an apparent political agenda, lawmakers are struggling with how to balance ensuring security for members of Congress while keeping themselves accessible to voters.
“The gamut of options includes new rules ramping up the law enforcement presence at big group events with lawmakers, equipping Capitol Police with more advanced weapons, and allowing individual members to spend taxpayer or campaign dollars on personal security measures. And several GOP lawmakers want the green light to bring their personal firearms onto Capitol grounds, a move that immediately alarmed Democrats who favor tougher gun restrictions.” http://politi.co/2ry7KQy
-- MANY LAWMAKERS have mused about each getting their own Capitol Police officer. But that would be a hugely pricey government expense.
ON THE ALLEGED GUNMAN -- “Scalise Gunman Dodged 2006 Charge That Would Bar Gun Purchases,” by Bloomberg’s Ari Natter: “James Hodgkinson, 66, was arrested after a 2006 incident in which he was accused of beating his foster daughter, according to court records. The case crumbled after the victim decided not to testify ... Under federal law, someone found guilty of domestic battery of a family member can be barred from legally owning a firearm.” https://bloom.bg/2ttKeR1
WAPO’S ASHLEY PARKER, the pride of Montgomery County, scooped that Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richard Cullen, the chairman of McGuireWoods, to represent him. http://wapo.st/2s7VoNEMATT NUSSBAUM reminds us that McGuireWoods also once employed Jim Comey! And the firm also currently represents former Rep. Aaron Schock, who is facing 24 counts of criminal charges related to alleged crimes during his time in office.
SCOOP -- “Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents,” by Josh Dawsey: “Aides and volunteers on Donald Trump’s presidential transition were instructed Thursday to save any records related to ‘several pending investigations into potential attempts by Russia interests to influence the 2016 election,’ according to a memo provided to POLITICO. In the memo from a transition lawyer, campaign officials were told to preserve all documents related to the Russian Federation, Ukraine and a number of campaign advisers and officials, including former campaign manager Paul Manafort, advisers Carter Page, Rick Gates and Roger Stone, and former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.” http://politi.co/2sFQA36
-- GOLDEN BOY ALERT: “Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings,” by WaPo’s Sari Horowitz, Matt Zapotosky and Adam Entous: “FBI agents and federal prosecutors have also been examining the financial dealings of other Trump associates, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page, who was listed as a foreign-policy adviser for the campaign.” http://wapo.st/2shPVCa
THE PUSHBACK --“Rosenstein prods media for ‘anonymous allegations’ on Russia probe,” by Darren Samuelsohn: “A top Trump Justice Department official issued an unusual, vague statement Thursday night, casting doubt on a series of recent media reports detailing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's growing probe into the Trump campaign for potential collusion with Russia in the 2016 campaign. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared to be taking issue with recent Washington Post and New York Times stories that President Donald Trump himself is now the subject of an obstruction of justice probe, as well as a separate new report from the Post that Mueller is looking into White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s finances. ...
"’Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated,’ Rosenstein said. ‘Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.’
“Rosenstein’s statement caught many in Washington off guard, in part because it was so generic and didn't actually specify which news reports it was addressing. It’s also notable because of who issued it: With Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from all things related to the Russia probe, Rosenstein as the No. 2 DOJ official has the reins over the Mueller probe. He’ll get Mueller’s budget and he also has the power to block major investigative steps -- with the caveat he must report to Congress if that happens.” http://politi.co/2ttUBEo
[email protected]: “The Washington Post has updated the Kushner story to reflect the officials cited are indeed U.S. officials.”
JOSH DAWSEY, “White House aides fret over Trump’s Russia probe obsession”: “The greatest threat to Trump and his presidency, say administration officials and outside advisers, comes from his own conduct and obsessive behavior after he took office. While congressional and FBI investigations may prove Trump or his team broke laws before he took office, his advisers say they’re more worried that the things he’s done since the inauguration may have left him exposed to obstruction of justice or other charges. Trump, for months, has bristled almost daily about the ongoing probes. He has sometimes, without prompting, injected. ‘I’m not under investigation’ into conversations with associates and allies. He has watched hours of TV coverage every day -- sometimes even storing morning news shows on his TiVo to watch in the evening -- and complained nonstop.” http://politi.co/2sFWm4N
THE COUNSEL -- “Mueller, Known for Being Above the Fray, Is Now in the Thick of It,” by NYT’s Scott Shane and Charlie Savage: “Veterans of past Washington battles on the borders of law and politics said that the president’s pushback was to be expected, but that its ferocity and timing were unusual. Just one month into the job, Mr. Mueller has not yet finished hiring staff members or installing a computer network -- deliberately segregated from the main Justice Department -- in the Patrick Henry Building in downtown Washington.
“‘It’s early in the game to begin to impugn the prosecutors,’ said Philip Allen Lacovara, a Watergate prosecutor and a Republican. ‘It’s a pre-emptive nuclear strike. If you’re afraid of what the prosecutors are going to find out, you try to debunk anything they might come up with in advance by attacking them.’” http://nyti.ms/2shLOX2
JUST POSTED -- POLITICO MAGAZINE'S TIM ALBERTA: "Man on a Wire: Mike Pence’s Tightrope Act... He might be the most consequential vice president ever. He could well be the next commander in chief. And the one person in America he can’t have thinking about that is his boss." http://politi.co/2tunArX
SHOCKING! -- “Senate likely to miss its Obamacare repeal deadline,” by Jen Haberkorn: “Senate Republicans are getting dangerously close to missing their deadline to hold a Senate health care vote by month’s end, potentially derailing fulfillment of their seven-year-old campaign promise to repeal Obamacare. The Senate left Washington on Thursday with a seemingly insurmountable health care to-do list: When they return on Monday, Republicans will have just two weeks before the Fourth of July recess to overcome the remaining big divides on policy – including what year to roll back Medicaid expansion and how deeply to cut the program that covers health care for low-income people. They also must settle on how to bring down health insurance premiums and when to cut the taxes that paid for Obamacare -- not to mention the vexing issue of whether to defund Planned Parenthood.” http://politi.co/2rDiWGu
ALEX ISENSTADT, “GOP sirens blaze over Georgia special election”: “The GOP is bracing for the prospect of a loss in Tuesday’s Georgia’s special election that could have far-reaching implications for President Donald Trump and his party’s fortunes in 2018. As grim confidential polling data circulates among GOP strategists, interviews with nearly two dozen Republican operatives and officials reveal that they are preparing for the possibility of an unnerving defeat that could spur lawmakers to distance themselves from Trump and his already-troubled legislative agenda, and potentially encourage a wave of retirements. ...
“While Republicans privately lampoon Ossoff’s campaign skills -- deriding him as an inexperienced, talking-point driven candidate -- they acknowledge his cash advantage has made him a lethal opponent. ‘We’re going to find out if a monkey banging cymbals together spending $25 million can get elected,’ the NRCC’s executive director John Rogers told a group of Capitol Hill chiefs of staff this week, said one person present for the meeting. His meaning was clear to those in attendance: Ossoff might seem like a mechanical candidate, but he had to be taken seriously.” http://politi.co/2rxCDoc
SORRY MEGYN! Alex Jones says he will release a tape of his entire day with Megyn Kelly tonight. http://bit.ly/2swg9mM Her interview is slated to run Sunday.
-- PAGE SIX: “Megyn Kelly interview completely overhauled after backlash”http://pge.sx/2ry1R5Q
FASCINATING LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES -- “At Last, Jeff Bezos Offers a Hint of His Philanthropic Plans,” by NYT’s Robert Frank: Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, is well on his way to becoming the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $80 billion. What’s less certain is what he plans to do with his fortune, and how he could reinvent philanthropy.
“On Thursday, after questions from The New York Times about the level of his giving, Mr. Bezos posted on Twitter a ‘request for ideas’ for philanthropy. ‘I’m thinking about a philanthropy strategy that is the opposite of how I mostly spend my time -- working on the long term,’ he wrote. ‘For philanthropy, I find I’m drawn to the other end of the spectrum: the right now.’” http://nyti.ms/2rncunL
TRUMP INC. -- “With shift on Cuba, Trump could undercut his company’s hotel-industry rivals,” by WaPo’s Drew Harwell and Jonathan O'Connell: “[A]s the owner of a real estate company with a big stake in hotels and resorts, Trump brings an added element to an issue that is unique to his presidency — the ability, through his official actions, to undermine a growth area for his industry rivals who have raced in recent years to establish a foothold in a lucrative new market. Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which merged with Marriott International to form the world’s largest hotel chain, last year debuted the first Cuban hotel managed by a U.S. company in nearly 60 years, taking advantage of President Barack Obama’s 2014 move to normalize relations with Cuba and lighten regulations enforcing the U.S. embargo on the island.” http://wapo.st/2sFYZUg
K-STREET FILES -- “Sudan Ramps Up Washington Lobbying as Sanctions Deadline Looms,” by Bloomberg’s Jen Jacobs and Nick Wadhams: “Sudan is on the cusp of ending its long status as a pariah in Washington, and the African nation is bolstering its stable of lobbyists to ensure that it happens soon. The government of President Umar al-Bashir -- which is listed by the U.S. as a state sponsor of terrorism -- has hired Washington law firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP at a cost of $40,000 a month to lobby on its behalf as part of its accelerating campaign to ensure that President Donald Trump permanently lifts sanctions against the country ahead of a deadline next month, according to a filing with the Justice Department.” https://bloom.bg/2t8WIhP
BREAKING LATE LAST NIGHT -- “Trump won’t alter status of current Dreamers,” by Josh Gerstein: “President Donald Trump’s administration has issued its most explicit promise to date that so-called Dreamers can keep their permission to work legally in the U.S. ‘No work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates,’ the Department of Homeland Security said in guidance posted on its website Thursday night. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said recently that the administration is not seeking to deport those who received quasi-legal status under a policy President Barack Obama adopted in 2012. However, the new statement from DHS seems to be a forward-looking promise not to take action against those in the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, an initiative for undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children.” http://politi.co/2shGwLc
LISTEN IN -- The Pollsters -- Kristen Soltis Anderson and Margie Omero -- had Anna on their podcast to talk all things Playbook. The bipartisan duo is @thepollsters on Twitter and Facebook. Listen and subscribehttp://apple.co/2jJaEKU
HOW A STREET IN BROOKLYN IS CHANGING THE ENERGY GRID: The shared economy is flourishing, with companies like Airbnb and Lyft capitalizing on the growing popularity of shared services. Can their success be replicated in the energy industry? In the latest installment of POLITICO Magazine’s “What Works” series, we look at Brooklyn-based LO3 that devised a micro grid system that uses a phone app and smart meters to enable neighbors with solar panels to strike deals amongst themselves on the amount of electricity they buy from each other and at what price. We also look at the revitalization of Tampa, Florida – a broken down deep water port revitalized after 40 years of public and private investment. Read more on Tampa’s revitalizationhttp://politi.co/2tsAvuq … about Brooklyn’s energy gridhttp://politi.co/2rwOymb … Photo galleryhttp://politi.co/2szxlsj
SUNDAY SO FAR – “Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) ... Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) ... Jay Sekulow ... Robert Scheer. Panel: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, Lisa Boothe, Juan Williams
-- CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Political panel: Ramesh Ponnuru, Phil Rucker, Nancy Cordes, and Jamelle Bouie
-- NBC’s “Meet the Press”: panel: David Brooks, Danielle Pletka, Amy Walters and Eugene Robinson
-- CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ... Jay Sekulow ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
-- CNN’s “Inside Politics”: Karoun Demirjian, Abby Phillip, Jeff Zeleny, Phil Mattingly
SPOTTED: Georgetown coach and NBA legend Patrick Ewing stopping by Wolf Blitzer’s table at Cafe Milano last night to pay his respects ... Carly Fiorina at the American/JetBlue terminal at DCA yesterday.
OUT AND ABOUT --- POOL REPORT: “President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the official investiture ceremony for Justice Neil Gorsuch Thursday afternoon at the Supreme Court. After the other eight justices took their seats on the dais, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein presented the Justice’s commission, which was read by the court’s clerk. Chief Justice Roberts then administered the judicial oath to Justice Gorsuch. The courtroom was filled with friends and family of the Justice, as well as his devoted clerks Mike Davis, Jameel Jaffer, Janie Nitze, Matt Owen, and David Feder.”
-- SPOTTED: retired Justice John Paul Stevens, Maureen Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), (who voted against Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Don McGahn (whose birthday is today) and wife Shannon, Mark Paoletta, Marc Short, Makan Delrahim, James Burnham, Mike McGinley, Chris Grieco, Lucas Walker, Leonard Leo, Jonathan Bunch, Rob Collins, Ann Donaldson, Ed Whelan, Michael Keneally, Liz Horning, Gustav Eyler, Ryan Newman, Brett Talley, Patrick Bumatay, Wan Kim, Eric Tung, Tobi and Evan Young, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, Kenneth Starr, Liz Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Bopp, Rachel Brand, Greg Katsas, Ted Lehman, Theresa Wardon, Nicole Gustafson, Greg Garre, Megan Lacey.
-- Last night, the Picnic Theatre Company staged its second sold-out performance of Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” at Dumbarton House gardens, directed by Steve Rochlin and featuring Christina Sevilla, Emily Lenzner, Nova Daly, Charles Kovatch, Fran Holuba, Daniela Kelley, Antonio Olivo, Kevin Rooney and Bob Gerber. Picshttp://bit.ly/2sifLpLhttp://bit.ly/2s8bZ3OSPOTTED: Peter Cherukuri, Jay Newton-Small, Anu Rangappa, Matea Gold, Jon Lenzner, Debbie Berger, Courtney Carlson, Amb. Abdulwahab Al-Hajjri, Amb. Tatiana Gfoeller, Sanna Kangasharju, David Van Ongevalle, Andreas Ledergerber and Andy Oros.
-- Collective SuperPAC, a national PAC dedicated to building black political power, kicked off the first ever Black Campaign School with a special reception last night at the Blackburn Center at Howard University. The event was co-sponsored by Priorities USA, EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and ActBlue. SPOTTED: Quentin and Stefanie Brown James, Stacey Abrams, Shavonda Sumter, Tishaura Jones, Guy Cecil, Donna Brazile, Symone Sanders, Jamal Simmons, Leah Daughtry, Dan McNally and Tim Lim.
-- Longtime friends and colleagues of Carolyn Brehm gathered at Jones Day last night to celebrate her retirement and welcome Selina Jackson into her position as VP of global government affairs for Proctor & Gamble. SPOTTED: Amb. Richard Boucher, Jay Timmons, Joel Johnson, Poppy McDonald, William Lane, Sean Mulvaney, Mike Prentiss, Richard Goodstein, Ira Shapiro, Sean Broderick, DJ Peterson.
TRANSITIONS – KIKI BURGER has started at PR firm Sunshine Sachs, where she’s helping manage political and non-profit clients out of their LA office. She is an alum of Rock the Vote and Susan G. Komen. … Linda Chavez, the president of the Becoming American Institute and a syndicated columnist, has joined the Niskanen Center as a senior fellow.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD -- POLITICO night editor Craig Howie (who helps edit Playbook on the weekend), and wife, Niki, a landscape designer at Through the Garden, early this morning welcomed Leif Diño Howie, born 2:52 a.m. in Winchester, Va., to 7lb 14oz. “Everyone happy and healthy hooray!” Pichttp://bit.ly/2si1VUo
-- Joanne Denyeau, planning producer at MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” and Mike Kramer, SVP at Westchester Chubb company, recently welcomed Ruth Anne Kramer. “We lovingly call her Ruthie. Ruthie has a big brother, Joey Kramer. He turns 2 in August.” Pichttp://bit.ly/2rCZKZx
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Phil Singer, CEO and founder of Marathon Strategies. How he’s celebrating: “Israel. Kim and I are taking the kids on their first big overseas trip.” How he thinks the Trump presidency is going: “Amazing if you work at the Kremlin.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2sGn8db
BIRTHDAYS: Don McGahn is 49 ... Politico’s John Bresnahan and Zach Stanton ... Brandi Hoffine, associate VP for comms and strategy at UC ... NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the pride of Carmel, Indiana … Marcus Brauchli, co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media and a WSJ and WaPo alum ... Phil Cox, founding partner at 50-State and former RGA exec. director, is 43 … former Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.) is 48 ... Adam Talbot, director at West Wing Writers ... Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) is 37 ... Jim Dau is 41 ... Indira Lakshmanan, journalism ethics chair at Poynter and columnist for the Boston Globe, celebrating with her husband at Fiola Mare (h/t Nihal Krishan) ... Caity Rogowski (h/t Jon Haber) ... Jenna Galper (h/ts Alexandra De Luca and Helen Brosnan) ... PBS NewsHour politics producer Rachel Wellford (h/ts Nick Massella and Simone Pathe) ... Reid Wilson, national correspondent at The Hill … Liz Bourgeois, executive comms manager at Facebook ... Jessica Boulanger, SVP of comms. at Business Roundtable ... former Amb. Daniel C. Kurtzer is 68 ... Israeli investigative journalist Ronen Bergman is 45 (h/ts Jewish Insider) … Brett Bethune, intern for Sen. Claire McCaskill (R-Mo), is 2-1 (h/t mom Anne) ...
... Aaron McLear, director of public affairs for the West at Uber, is 4-0, celebrating at The Battery in SF (h/t Niki Christoff) ... Matt Vari, a digital strategist at Mothership Strategies, email aficionado and Diet Coke enthusiast, is 25 (h/t Jonas Murphy) ... Angie Kelley, VP for immigration policy at CAP ... Reid Wilson, former Clinton EPA ... Sarah Schoeffel ... Matthew Bartlett … WTOP alum Bob Madigan … John Leo ... Snap’s Kara Rivers ... Nicole Luna ... Mark Tapscott … Francisco “Frank” Sanchez, chairman of CNS Global Advisors ... Jill McNaughton … Pat Roth of Phoenix ... Pedro Moreno ... Katie Nelson Thomson ... NPR’s Jessica Taylor ... Joel R. Maliniak ... Jeffrey Block ... Don Harris ... Peter O’Toole, alum of Burson-Marsteller, GE and Pfizer ... David J. Jones ... Jon Kevin Lauck ... Traci Nobles ... John Shaw ... David Eades … Jill McNaughton ... Steve Welchert, star of the 1977-1981 University of Iowa Football team ... Caryl Terrell ... Troy Perry (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... author Joyce Carol Oates is 79 ... golfer Phil Mickelson is 47 (h/ts AP)
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2017.06.13 12:56 feedreddit TRUMP’S lunch companions today -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Sergey Kislyak plays host for Russia Day -- the DAWSEY DOWNLOAD -- GOP and DEM talking points on Sessions -- GOP to Trump: Don’t dump Mueller -- B’DAY: Eli Stokols

TRUMP’S lunch companions today -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Sergey Kislyak plays host for Russia Day -- the DAWSEY DOWNLOAD -- GOP and DEM talking points on Sessions -- GOP to Trump: Don’t dump Mueller -- B’DAY: Eli Stokols
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Good Tuesday morning. FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell works to craft an Obamacare replacement bill, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is having lunch today with 13 senators to “discuss the status” of the process. TRUMP’S DINING PARTNERS: Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio), John Thune (S.D.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Mike Lee (Utah), Ted Cruz (Texas), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine), Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (Utah).
-- HEALTH CARE STATUS REPORT: BURGESS EVERETT: “Senate GOP reins in expectations for killing Obamacare: Some Republican lawmakers are growing worried about their tight time frame for overhauling health care”: “Senate Republicans are aggressively trying to rein in expectations for their Obamacare repeal effort, wary of blowing a deadline or falling short of 50 votes on a promise that has driven the GOP’s political strategy for much of the past decade. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still aiming for an Obamacare repeal vote in June, though his lieutenants acknowledge that deadline could slip into July. And while GOP leaders want to hold the vote as soon as possible, Republicans continue to avoid hard deadlines and say factors outside their control could strike.
“‘It’s like having a baby,’ said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas). ‘It’s not here yet, but it’s coming.’ … A public copy of the bill or the CBO score are not expected until just days before any vote, minimizing the ability of opposition to mobilize, aides said. If a June vote is not possible, Republicans hope to at least to have an agreement on a bill before heading home for the July 4 recess.” http://politi.co/2rlTGcD
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PLAYBOOK EXCLUSIVE -- SERGEY KISLYAK TRYING TO REPAIR FRAYED U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS: Embattled Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak played host to Washington insiders and diplomats at the Russian Embassy Monday night, greeting guests one-by-one in a long receiving line at the embassy in honor of Russia Day. Attendees were encouraged to pose for photos with signs that said “I love Russia” and post them on Facebook, Instagram and other social networks.
The frayed U.S.-Russia relationship was clearly on the embassy’s mind as they handed out a pamphlet highlighting the two countries’ close relationship. On the cover: “As an American, I love Russia - friend of Washington and Lincoln.” At the top of the second page, there was this: “As an American, I love Russia because if not for Russia, there may not have been a United States of America.”
Russia’s top seven reasons for the close U.S.-Russia ties: “1. During the birth of our Nation, Russia supported the Thirteen Colonies in their way of Independence from Britain. 2. Russia helped preserve the Union during the American Civil War. 3. Alaska, California and Hawaii became States of the Union due to friendly US-Russian relations. 4. Russia was our ally in both World Wars 5. Russian International Peace Initiatives are the foundation of the United Nations. 6. Russian Arts and Sciences have enriched the world, and Russian Americans have made great contributions to American culture. 7. Russian President Putin was the first to call American President Bush to offer help and condolences after the tragedy of 9/11.”
SPEAKING OF THOSE CLOSE TIES -- “Russian Breach of 39 States Threatens Future U.S. Elections,” by Bloomberg’s Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson: “Russian hackers hit election systems in at least 39 states before Donald Trump’s election as president, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, an attack on almost twice as many states as previously reported. The hacks were part of a wave of intrusions in the summer and fall of 2016, details of which were provided by the person and two others familiar with a U.S. investigation of the attacks. Hackers breached a campaign finance database in at least one unidentified state, they said, and tried to alter or delete data from a voter database in Illinois.
“The scope and sophistication of the attacks so concerned the White House that Obama administration officials for the first time used a dedicated communication channel -- the cyber equivalent of the nuclear ‘red phone’ -- to signal to the Kremlin that the attacks risked escalating into a broader conflict, according to two of the people. The U.S. also provided detailed documents it considered proof of an act of aggression, which they said met with a chilly Russian response.” https://bloom.bg/2rVU2p9
-- COMING ATTRACTIONS: “Senate deal to boost Russia sanctions seen as imminent,” by Elana Schor: “Senators are vetting the language of a bipartisan deal to punish Russia that would allow Congress to disapprove of any attempt by President Donald Trump to ease sanctions on Moscow, Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said late Monday. Whether the Tennessee Republican’s optimism translates into a vote this week remains to be seen, however, with Democrats declining to confirm that a deal is done.
“If the Senate can pass a strong Russia sanctions package, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) could both claim a measure of victory — while also dealing a blow to the White House, which has floated a possible deal to roll back penalties on Vladimir Putin’s government in exchange for further cooperation on anti-terrorism efforts.” http://politi.co/2tgm2li
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: THE DAWSEY DOWNLOAD -- “One of President Trump’s closest friends spent several hours in the White House Monday and emerged to say on TV that the president may fire Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor, and that it would be a ‘significant mistake.’ It was an only-in-Trump’s White House kind of moment.
“Senior aides said the friend, Chris Ruddy, was only speculating, and said Trump was unlikely to can the former FBI director. One official said Ruddy didn’t meet with the president -- but instead spent several hours with senior administration aides. ‘I wouldn’t take it too seriously,’ a White House official said.
“The reality is that Trump has sounded out associates about his concerns over Mueller -- and no one knows what he might do. Trump would be making a big mistake if he tried to fire Mueller, and they don’t believe he will, aides said. He has been warned against it ‘by almost everyone,’ one adviser said. But he is often governed by self-preservation. He hates losing control of situations. He often lashes out when he feels someone could damage him. Plus, surrogates have begun telling him what trouble Mueller could pose. He met several times with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Bedminster over the weekend.
“So, yes, it seems unlikely Trump will try to fire Mueller. But then again, no one expected him to fire James Comey.”
-- SPICER STATEMENT, delivered by email from Sean to reporters: “Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue. With respect to this subject, only the President or his attorneys are authorized to comment.”
-- RUDDY DOUBLES DOWN, in email to us: “Spicer issued a bizarre late night press release that a) doesn’t deny my claim the President is considering firing Mueller and b) says I didn’t speak to the President about the matter -- when I never claimed to have done so. Memo to Sean: focus your efforts on exposing the flim-flam Russian allegations against POTUS and highlighting his remarkable achievements! Don’t waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies.”
-- THE STRANGE THING: The White House still won’t comment on if, in fact, the president is considering getting rid of Mueller.
BUT, BUT, BUT … -- “Republicans to Trump: Hands off Mueller,” by Austin Wright and Kyle Cheney: “Republican lawmakers have a warning for President Donald Trump: Don’t mess with Robert Mueller. Some Trump allies have begun agitating for Trump to fire the man appointed just last month as a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. … But that would be a huge mistake, Republican lawmakers said Monday. ‘It would be a disaster,’ said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) ‘There's no reason to fire Mueller. What’s he done to be fired?’” http://politi.co/2rqdnvd
-- COME ON, NEWT! @ReaganBattalion: “Less than a month ago @newtgingrich hailed Mueller as a ‘superb choice’ with an ‘IMPECCABLE’ reputation. Today he says he can’t be trusted.” http://bit.ly/2sWRupg
HAPPENING TODAY -- “Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts,” by AP’s Eric Tucker and Deb Riechmann: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. The public testimony Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee should yield Sessions’ most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his entire tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to step aside from the Russia probe.” http://apne.ws/2rquQ6D
-- WHAT NOT TO EXPECT: “Sessions won’t reveal information about conversations with Trump,” by Tara Palmeri and Josh Gerstein: “Jeff Sessions does not plan to reveal information about his private conversations with President Donald Trump during his testimony tomorrow before the Senate Intel Committee, according to sources close to the Attorney General. The sources said the former senator and Trump loyalist is unlikely to talk about any direct conversations with the president. ‘I wouldn’t expect the attorney general to discuss that,’ the source said. It was unclear whether the Attorney General would cite executive privilege as such, or simply say he wants to preserve the confidentiality of his discussions with Trump.” http://politi.co/2svFrly … The Sessions hearing is today at 2:30 p.m. in Hart 216.
THE TALKING POINTS …
-- Johanna Persing, RNC director of media affairs, emailed GOP communicators late Monday with a series of talking points for surrogates ahead of Sessions’ hearing. GOP talking points include: Trump has done nothing wrong; Sessions “continues to be open, honest and transparent;” Sessions’ meeting with Russian officials is standard practice; and asks surrogates to push for more answers on former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and fired FBI director James Comey’s interactions. The emailhttp://politi.co/2rqfSh6
-- Constance Boozer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s director of surrogate and media affairs, emailed “friends and allies” Monday afternoon with their own set of talking points ahead of the Sessions hearing. Topline message: Sessions needs to answer several questions and to step down. “The fact that he isn’t willing to appear before the Committee with jurisdiction over the Department of Justice, the Judiciary Committee, shows that ‘the cloud’ of the Russia investigation makes it impossible for him to do the job of Attorney General,” Boozer wrote. The emailhttp://politi.co/2rqbVci
WHAT TRUMP WANTS TO BE TALKING ABOUT -- “Trump’s White House wants to change the subject: Trump, smarting over coverage of Russia probes, thinks his administration doesn’t get enough credit,” by Matt Nussbaum and Josh Dawsey: “The White House has been spending more time trying to focus staff on weekly agenda items, two administration officials said. Senior officials have tried to cheer up younger aides by reminding them that ‘voters aren’t going to make their choices based on some hard-to-understand, he-said, she-said accusation,’ one said, adding that the White House believes voters will stand by them if the economy remains strong. ... Trump also inaccurately declared on Monday that he’d ‘passed more legislation’ than any predecessor besides Franklin D. Roosevelt. Harry Truman passed 55 bills in his first 100 days, while Trump had signed 48 by his 142nd day. Many of those have been to designate buildings or other less noticeable actions.” With a Josh Holmes cameohttp://politi.co/2rqik75
DEMOCRATS’ SILVER LINING -- “Trump hearings hatch Democratic stars,” by Gabe Debenedetti: “California Sen. Kamala Harris had the latest star turn last week, with her tough interrogation of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and questioning of former FBI Director James Comey. Before that, it was Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, whose revealing cross-examination of Attorney General Jeff Sessions sparked a boomlet of fresh presidential speculation earlier this year. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner has seen his work on the Senate Intelligence Committee suddenly revive talk of his national prospects, which had faded after he laid the groundwork roughly a decade ago. ...
“The beneficiaries of the surge in attention aren’t limited to members of the key committees on the Trump beat — the Intelligence and Judiciary panels. First-term Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, for example, has been especially active in speaking out about the Russia probes and on immigration, leading to reports that the White House is now eying him as a potential 2020 opponent. Yet it’s the former prosecutors Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and California Rep. Adam Schiff who have been front-and-center in harnessing the party’s fury, largely because they’ve been the ones in the televised spotlight.” http://politi.co/2siKKny
DEPT. OF YA CAN’T MAKE IT UP -- “Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea,” by AP’s Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang: “Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew back to Pyongyang on Tuesday for the first time in Donald Trump’s presidency. He said he is ‘just trying to open a door’ on a mission that he thinks his former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ boss would support. Rodman, one of the few people to know both of the nuclear-armed leaders, sported a black T-shirt advertising a marijuana cybercurrency as he talked to reporters briefly before his flight from Beijing to the North Korean capital. Asked if he had spoken to Trump about his trip, he said, ‘Well, I’m pretty sure he’s pretty much happy with the fact that I’m over here trying to accomplish something that we both need. ...
“‘We are aware of his visit. We wish him well, but we have issued travel warnings to Americans and suggested they not travel to North Korea for their own safety,’ U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon told reporters after discussing the North Korean missile threat and other issues with Japanese counterparts.” http://apne.ws/2tguZuP
THE CABINET MEETING HEARD AROUND THE WORLD …
-- NYT’S JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS: “Mr. Trump transformed a routine meeting of senior members of his government into a mood-boosting, ego-stroking display of support for himself and his agenda. While the president never explicitly asked to be praised, Mr. Pence set the worshipful tone, and Mr. Trump made it clear he liked what he heard. ‘Thank you, Mick,’ he told Mick Mulvaney, his budget director. ‘Good job,’ he told Scott Pruitt, his E.P.A. chief. ‘Very good, Daniel,’ he said to Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence. ... In a video posted with the tweet, Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, sat at a table with young staff members who, at his prompting, praised his performance on Sunday talk shows and the appearance of his hair. One repeated Mr. Priebus’s quotation word for word, prompting the senator and his aides to erupt into laughter.” http://nyti.ms/2tgdudT
-- @SenSchumer: “GREAT meeting today with the best staff in the history of the world!!!” http://bit.ly/2swimPy
HOW IT’S PLAYING -- Reuters: “At Trump’s Cabinet meeting, flattery is flavor of the day” http://reut.rs/2tfZHnK ... AP: “Who loves him more? Trump’s cabinet members gush at meeting”http://apne.ws/2rlNeCF ... WaPo: “Praise for the chief: Trump’s Cabinet tells him it’s an ‘honor’ and ‘blessing’ to serve” http://wapo.st/2rlwBXO ... Full videohttp://nbcnews.to/2rdiYWa
-- @ChrisLu44 (whose birthday was yesterday): “I ran 16 Cabinet meetings during Obama’s 1st term. Our Cabinet was never told to sing Obama’s praises. He wanted candid advice not adulation
WELCOME TO WASHINGTON -- “Melania Trump Leaves New York Behind for the White House,” by NYT’s Maggie Haberman: “Melania Trump will attend a congressional picnic in the final days of June. She will start filling out her roster of aides. She will get her son settled into his new home and, then, in the fall, a new school. And she will turn attention to the range of issues that a first lady has the ability to affect.
“For the first time since President Trump was inaugurated, his wife is living full time in the White House. She and the couple’s 11-year-old son, Barron, left Trump Tower in Manhattan behind over the weekend, a transition that the first lady announced on her husband’s favorite medium, Twitter, after it was completed. …
“Mrs. Trump’s immediate focus is likely to be inside the White House, where her husband has become increasingly isolated from his party and even his own staff since his abrupt firing of James B. Comey, the director of the F.B.I. ‘She is the president’s never-ending barometer of reality, and she delivers candor and honesty blended with selfless love for him and his family in equal doses,’ said Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a close friend of the Trumps who has known the first lady since 1998.” http://nyti.ms/2swbS2V
-- WAPO’S KRISSAH THOMPSON: “Five questions about Melania Trump’s move to the White House”: “Will Melania Trump keep her husband from sending controversial wee-hours tweets? … Will she build an advocacy program, such as Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ or Laura Bush’s National Book Festival, or undertake any restoration projects in the White House? … How will Barron Trump’s presence change life in the White House? … Will Melania Trump engage with D.C.’s social scene? … How will Melania Trump leave her mark on the job?” http://wapo.st/2rVvblm
-- “Barron Trump’s ‘The Expert’ T-shirt sells out at J. Crew,” by The Washington Examiner’s Leah DePiero: “The T-shirt Barron Trump wore while exiting Marine One with his parents on Sunday as he and first lady Melania Trump officially moved into the White House has sold out on J. Crew as of Monday. The gray cotton ringer T-shirt with the words ‘The Expert’ in blue lettering gained attention after 11-year-old Barron paired it with dark jeans and sneakers on Sunday. ‘We’re sorry. This item has been so popular, it has sold out,’ J. Crew’s website said of the $29.50 shirt.” http://washex.am/2sndsEH
IT’S ALL HAPPENING -- “Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski shopping book – again,” by CNN’s Oliver Darcy: “Publishers were told to submit offers to Lewandowski's agent, Mel Berger of WME Entertainment, by a Friday deadline ... Berger was expecting to ultimately fetch seven figures for the book deal. It was not clear what Lewandowski’s book would be about. A proposal wasn’t submitted, likely to avoid details leaking to the public, the source added. Lewandowski previously had an offer from HarperCollins worth $1.2 million, but lost it over concerns about a nondisclosure agreement he signed during the campaign, Politico reported last June. This time around, however, publishers were told Lewandowski had been able to obtain a waiver of the nondisclosure agreement, one of the sources familiar with the matter said.” http://cnnmon.ie/2rd6Ft5
TRUMP’S TUESDAY -- He’s meeting with H.R. McMaster, lunching with members of the Senate and then will go to Milwaukee. In Milwaukee he will meet with “Obamacare victims,” speak about health care and tour Waukesha County Technical College. He will then hold a roundtable on “workforce development.” He’ll also speak at a fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker before returning to D.C.
VIRGINIANS HEAD TO THE POLLS TODAY -- WAPO: “Just tuning in to Virginia governor’s race? We’ll help you do your homework”http://wapo.st/2swFRYR
THE JUICE …
[email protected]: “In other non-Mueller news, Ivanka Trump, who excoriated the ‘viciousness’ of Washington on Fox, made a visit with Conde Nast brass at 1WTC”
-- SPOTTED: FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER yesterday on the new Delta LAX to DCA flight in Delta One (first class), watching “Eight Days a Week,” the Ron Howard documentary about The Beatles.
-- PEACOCK UPDATE: The MSNBC shows “Hardball,” “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and “MSNBC Live” with Hallie Jackson have all moved to the NBC studios at 400 North Capitol. Yesterday was the first day in the new studios. They join Greta van Susteren’s “For the Record,” which has aired from the Capitol Hill location since its inception.
-- THE NRCC disclosed another $833,526 in media spending against Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s sixth congressional district.
WARRIORS WIN NBA TITLE -- L.A. TIMES TANIA GANGULI: “‘I remember plenty of times throughout my career I continued to just look in the past and look ahead and not stay in the moment,’ [MVP Kevin] Durant said. ‘In this series I just stayed in the moment. And we did it together. ... You call us a super team, but it’s been a lot of super teams that [haven’t] worked, and we came together and we continued to just believe in each other and we sacrificed and we’re champions now.’” http://lat.ms/2rdsl8so
NEW BUZZFEED INVESTIGATION (with six bylines) -- “POISON IN THE SYSTEM”: “The British government is suppressing explosive intelligence that Alexander Perepilichnyy, a financier who exposed a vast financial crime by Russian government officials, was likely assassinated on the direct orders of Vladimir Putin. Perepilichnyy, who faced repeated threats after fleeing to Britain, was found dead outside his home in Surrey after returning from a mysterious trip to Paris in 2012. Despite an expert detecting signs of a fatal plant poison in his stomach, the British police have insisted there was no evidence of foul play, and Theresa May’s government has invoked national security powers to withhold evidence from the inquest into his cause of death – which is ongoing. But an investigation by BuzzFeed News has now obtained fresh evidence that the authorities have deliberately sidelined, and has uncovered how Perepilichnyy spent his last days in Paris.” http://bzfd.it/2tfTF6z
MORE MCAULIFFE ON ISAAC DOVERE’S ‘OFF MESSAGE’ -- THROWING SHADE AT HILLARY -- “We, as a party, need to understand what happened,” the Virginia governor told Isaac Dovere in the new Off Message podcast, live today. “My advice would be to Hillary, ‘There’s enough people that will do that and get that information out.’” McAuliffe says she never asked him to join her PAC. He told Isaac he didn’t even know what it was called. Here’s the exchange: “What is the name of it?” “Onward Together.” “Terrific.” “Like ‘Stronger Together.’” “Got it,” he says. “Very clever.” http://politi.co/2rlFyQF ... Listen and Subscribehttp://apple.co/2nEa7y0
WHAT WALL STREET IS READING -- “Goldman’s Blankfein, Citi’s Corbat Duped by Email Prankster,” by WSJ’s Liz Hoffman and Telis Demos: “The chief executives of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. are the latest bank bosses to be hooked by an email prankster trolling top Wall Street brass, exposing a low-tech gap in banks’ cybersecurity armor. Goldman’s Lloyd Blankfein and Citigroup’s Michael Corbat, as well as Citigroup consumer-banking chief Stephen Bird, responded over the weekend to emails sent by the anonymous prankster masquerading as top executives at the two banks. The hoaxer ... on Sunday published screenshots of the exchanges on Twitter. ... None of the executives disclosed sensitive information in responding to the prankster, but the repeated episodes flag concerns about whether banks have done enough to guard against online threats.” http://on.wsj.com/2swiMW8
MEDIAWATCH -- “Facebook Building Feature to Let Users Subscribe to News Publications,” by WSJ’s Deepa Seetharaman and Lukas Alpert: “Facebook Inc. may soon help its users do something unfamiliar on the platform: pay for news. The social-media giant is building a feature that would allow users to subscribe to publishers directly from the mobile app, according to people familiar with the matter. The feature, long-requested by publishers, is expected to roll out by the end of 2017 ... Facebook [is] leaning toward a metered-payment model, which would allow users to read some articles for free each month before prompting them to pay, three of the people familiar with the matter said.” http://on.wsj.com/2snc4Sy
-- L.A. Times national correspondent Nigel Duara is leaving for a role as a correspondent on HBO's “Vice News Tonight.” Duara, also an AP alum, will serve as a national correspondent, beginning June 19.
SPOTTED: HHS Secretary Tom Price drinking a beer at the Nationals game last night cheering on the Braves with some other HHSers. … Dr. Ben Carson yesterday on a Delta Shuttle from DCA to LGA, seated in Delta Comfort+ seat 7D ... Ivanka at LaGuardia yesterday near the gate for the DCA shuttle (with lots of Secret Service with her) ... Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) talking on his cell-phone yesterday afternoon in the Watergate Hotel library ... Ron Brownstein yesterday catching a foul ball at Nationals Park -- Doug Heye’s Instapichttp://bit.ly/2snwVVJ ... Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) sitting at the head of a packed table off the lobby of 20 F Street, NW. …
… Ashton Kutcher and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) sharing a stage at the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta to discuss the issue of modern day slavery and the current efforts in curbing human sex trafficking around the world. Picshttp://bit.ly/2snyH9y ... http://bit.ly/2siO6H8 ... Laurel Strategies CEO Alan Fleischmann having breakfast yesterday morning at the Four Seasons with Stedman Graham.
OUT AND ABOUT -- Ed Cash held his semiannual Bipartisan Homeland Security reception last night at Clyde’s in Chinatown. The event brings together the homeland security teams from the Bush, Obama and now Trump Administrations. More than 350 guests attended the event and heard remarks from Secretary John Kelly, former Secretary Michael Chertoff and former Deputy Secretary Ali Mayorkas. Pic of Secretary Kelly addressing attendeeshttp://bit.ly/2tgIgDo
SPOTTED: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, DHS chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen, White House OMB associate director Kathy Kraninger, Admiral Thad Allen, Chad Sweet, DHS assistant secretary for public affairs Jonathan Hoffman, FEMA deputy administrator Dave Grant, White House Military Office director Dab Kern, DC Homeland Security chief Brian Baker, Rich Serino, Christian Marrone, Will Booher, and many more.
SPOTTED at Dave Weigel’s book party last night at Black Cat to celebrate “The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock” -- $18.32 on Amazon:http://amzn.to/2s5zetB: Julia Ioffe, Asawin Suebsaeng, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Wesley Lowery, Olivia Nuzzi, John Hudson, Taylor Lorenz, Ezra Klein, Annie Lowery, Rosie Gray, Carolyn Fiddler, Bob Draper, Paul Kane, Josh Green, Kevin Robillard, Byron Tau, Rebecca Leber, Stephanie Slade, Jesse Walker, Matt Gertz, Peter Suderman, Meghan McArdle, Jim Newell, Tierney Sneed, Brian Beutler, Benjy Sarlin, Hadas Gold, Brendan Karet, Eric Boehm, Igor Bobic, Alyssa Rosenberg, John Tabin, Alex Parker, Eric Michael Garcia, Betsy Woodruff, Pema Levy, Travis Waldron.
ENGAGED --Patrick Crowley (of Dayblink Consulting, soon to be getting his MBA at UNC) popped the question on Saturday to AEI senior media associate Meg Cahill. “She gladly said yes to her longtime Notre Dame college sweetheart and AEI’s communications team looks forward to celebrating the happy couple when they return on our Dupont Circle rooftop!” After getting engaged, the couple then went on an already planned vacation to Puerto Rico. Pichttp://politi.co/2swlb35
TRANSITIONS -- Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is joining the board of directors of Feeding America, which is the nation’s largest hunger relief organization with 200 food banks serving every state. http://politi.co/2rm0K9j … Ashley Pratte has been hired to be the director of public affairs at The Herald Group; she most recently has been director of media relations and public affairs at the American Legislative Exchange Council. ... Constance Boozer, formerly of HFA (Brooklyn), is now Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s director of surrogates and media affairs. She got promoted from within the office, where she’s been working since November. ...
... Marcel Lettre has joined Lockheed Martin as VP for national security. He previously was under secretary of defense for intelligence and has also worked on the Hill. ... Emily Hecht-McGowan is joining the Biden Foundation’s team as policy director for equality. She previously was Family Equality Council’s chief policy officer. http://politi.co/2rcVZuF ... Ed Murphy, a former researcher for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the RNC, has joined Prospect Strategic Communications as the opposition-research firm’s newest partner. Ed will be based in Chicago, while the firm’s other two partners, Kris Anderson and Webber Steinhoff, are based in LA and D.C.
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Chris Lu, former deputy secretary of Labor and longtime Obamaworld person who is now at FiscalNote and the Miller Center, turned 51. He celebrated by “cheering on the Nats and toasting birthday-mate George H.W. Bush, whose decency and integrity is sorely missed in the White House right now,” per our anonymous birthday tipster ... Michael Pollack, former clerk for Justice Sotomayor and future Cardozo Law professor (hat tip: David Helfenbein) ... (was Saturday): Ayesha Rascoe, White House reporter at Reuters (h/t Roberta Rampton)
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: WSJ White House reporter Eli Stokols, Politico alum, the pride of Irvine, California and erstwhile Mile High resident. How he’s celebrating: “Just going out to dinner with my girlfriend, Elena Schneider. I’ve been told we’re going to Rose’s.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2sX56AP
BIRTHDAYS: L.A. Times political writer Seema Mehta ... former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is 73 ... Mike Norton, Arkansan, Truman/Marshall Scholar and former Hill intern ... Katie Biber Chen, Romney GC and Bush 43 alum now general counsel at Thumbtack in SF (h/t Sarah Isgur Flores) … Jimmy Orr ... John Del Cecato, partner at AKPD Message and Media ... Cathy McLaughlin (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Marissa Shorenstein, SVP of the east region at AT&T, one of the youngest senior executives in the company’s history (h/t Keri Kohler) ... Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) is 7-0 (h/t James Owens) ... Politico’s Margaret McGill ... William Lewallen ... Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is 8-0 ... Leslie Hagar Small ... Neil Bernstein ... Bill Mergner, director at AQN Strategies ... Philip Rosenthal ... NBC alum Morgan Pitt, now an events coordinator at Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville ...
… Nicole Gelinas, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal ... Ryan Rhodes ... WSJ alum Andrew Grossman, now a student at Wharton ... Jenny Eisen Verdery, yoga instructor and former lobbyist at Intel, celebrating 5-0 at Machu Picchu in Peru (h/t Stewart) ... Charlie Nichols is 15 ... Michelle Lee of WaPo’s Fact-Checker blog ... NBC4’s Eun Yang ... R. Brian Lewis, a good man from Nebraska ... Jim Fellinger, press secretary at Concerned Veterans for America (h/t Rebecca Coffman) ... Kirtan Mehta ... Lauren Mehta ... Sagar Vachhani … Alex Marino of Civis Analytics ... Andrew Lavigne ... Judge Neil Cohen … Sarah Hurwitz ... Margaret Shepard, managing director of 1776, celebrating in France (h/t Peter Cherukuri) ... Genger Charles ... Patrick G. Cronin ... Michelle Korsmo ... Patrick McGill is 31 ... Bill Buck is 5-0 ... John Eddy, partner at SourceRock Partners ... Jeff Siegel is 4-0 ... Junheng Li ... Rick Weidman is 71 ... Tony Varona ... Neil Bernstein is 51 ... WTOP’s Brian Oliger ... artist Christo is 82 ... Siegfried (Siegfried & Roy) is 78 ... Hannah Storm is 55 ... Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are 31 (h/ts AP)
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2017.06.12 13:11 feedreddit GOP growing worried they’ll lose House -- MATTIS keeps his ‘distance’ from Trump -- MELANIA and BARRON move into 1600 Penn -- WAPO: Trump family lawyer JAMIE GORELICK gets pushback from friends -- B’DAY: Dina Powell

GOP growing worried they’ll lose House -- MATTIS keeps his ‘distance’ from Trump -- MELANIA and BARRON move into 1600 Penn -- WAPO: Trump family lawyer JAMIE GORELICK gets pushback from friends -- B’DAY: Dina Powell
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Good Monday morning. THE BACKDROP -- Republicans are growing increasingly worried that they will lose the House of Representatives. The pervasive pessimism comes as there continues to be a dearth of legislative victories, and a toxic political environment that appears to be worsening. Of course, the midterm elections are nearly a year and a half away. But more than a dozen Republicans we’ve spoken to in the last few weeks say the prospect for political and legislative wins big and small is dimming. And as much as President Donald Trump has worked to woo over fellow Republicans with dinners at the White House and regular meetings with GOP leadership, it hasn’t had much of an impact on the overall state of play.
THE RANK AND FILE has been frustrated with the House committees, which have not produced a drumbeat of legislation to tout as victories. And the party is deeply split on health-care reform, a tax overhaul and infrastructure spending. Passing a budget to set the groundwork for tax reform is still seen as far off. And the congressional schedule doesn’t leave a lot of time to kick things into high gear. The House is in session for 13 more days and the Senate is in session for 14 more days before the July 4 recess. Not to mention, there’s serious concern in the GOP that there could be more revelations about President Donald Trump, and Robert Mueller’s investigation still remains the wild card. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifying Tuesday before the Senate Intel Committee is expected to just add more drama to distract from the GOP agenda into the mix.
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN? Republicans will be less willing to take risks as they shift into political survival mode.
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IVANKA’S FOX DOUBLE HEADER -- Ivanka Trump will be on “Fox and Friends” this morning in the 7 a.m. hour, and then Ainsley Earhardt will go to the White House Wednesday for a second interview, which will air Thursday.
BIG NEWS -- “D.C. and Maryland to sue President Trump, alleging breach of constitutional oath,” by WaPo’s Aaron Davis: “Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland say they will sue President Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments since moving into the White House.
“The lawsuit, the first of its kind brought by government entities, centers on the fact that Trump chose to retain ownership of his company when he became president. … But D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D) and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) say Trump has broken many promises to keep separate his public duties and private business interests. For one, his son Eric Trump has said the president would continue to receive regular updates about his company’s financial health.
“If a federal judge allows the case to proceed, Racine and Frosh say, one of the first steps will be to demand through the discovery process copies of Trump’s personal tax returns to gauge the extent of his foreign business dealings. That fight would most likely end up before the Supreme Court, the two said, with Trump’s attorneys having to defend why the returns should remain private.” http://wapo.st/2s1jKqL
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- ISAAC DOVERE speaks with VIRGINIA GOV. TERRY MCAULIFFE: “Russia was actively involved in destabilizing our democracy,” and they had help from “treasonous” Americans, McAuliffe told Isaac Dovere in the latest episode of Off Message podcast, coming Tuesday morning. “Somebody had to give these people a roadmap,” McAuliffe said, though he wouldn’t name names. “So I believe somewhere in this, somebody was directing the Russians on whose names to use, what impact these certain people sending a memo would have on the American electorate. I mean, they just didn’t sit over in some cubicle over there somewhere in Moscow and figure this out.”
-- FIGHTING WORDS: WHAT MCAULIFFE SAID TO TRUMP, over dinner at the White House at the end of February for the National Governors Association reception: “I looked him face to face, four inches from his eyeballs, and said, ‘Everything you have done has hurt my economy.’”
-- MCAULIFFE hasn’t spoken to Trump since, but notes that when the president announced his new appointments to the Council of Governors in May, “Guess who didn’t get reappointed.” McAuliffe said on immigration policy and the travel ban in particular, but overall, he doesn’t think there’s ever a clear answer on what Trump administration policy actually is: “Not when this man is president.” More on what McAuliffe thinks about Hillary’s speaking out and Onward Together, the Democrats’ progressive divide, and his plans for 2018 -- and 2020 -- coming Tuesdayhttp://apple.co/2tbjk0p
THE DIVIDED OPPOSITION -- ALEX BURNS and JMART on “Democrats in Split-Screen: The Base Wants It All. The Party Wants to Win,” in Dunwoody, Ga.: “Democrats are facing a widening breach in their party, as liberal activists dream of transforming the health care system and impeaching President Trump, while candidates in hard-fought elections ask wary voters merely for a fresh chance at governing. The growing tension between the party’s ascendant militant wing and Democrats competing in conservative-leaning terrain, was on vivid, split-screen display over the weekend. In Chicago, Senator Bernie Sanders led a revival-style meeting of his progressive devotees, while in Atlanta, Democrats made a final push to seize a traditionally Republican congressional district.
“It may be essential for Democrats to reconcile the party’s two clashing impulses if they are to retake the House of Representatives in 2018. In a promising political environment, a drawn-out struggle over Democratic strategy and ideology could spill into primary elections and disrupt the party’s path to a majority.” http://nyti.ms/2ssSWCl
-- IT’S WORTH NOTING: Democrats aren’t the only ones who have had to face a divided party and make a decision about whether to shore up the establishment, or let the activists take hold. Just ask Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). He led the NRSC into battle in multiple primaries during the 2014 election in order to elect GOP candidates that could win in the general election.
TRUMP’S LEGAL TEAM -- NYT A1, “Role of Trump’s Personal Lawyer Blurs Public and Private Lines,” by Rebecca Ruiz and Sharon LeFraniere: “Marc E. Kasowitz, a New York civil litigator who represented President Trump for 15 years in business and boasts of being called the toughest lawyer on Wall Street, has suddenly become the field marshal for a White House under siege. He is a personal lawyer for the president, not a government employee, but he has been talking about establishing an office in the White House complex where he can run his legal defense.
“His visits to the White House have raised questions about the blurry line between public and private interests for a president facing legal issues. Mr. Kasowitz in recent days has advised White House aides to discuss the inquiry into Russia’s interference in last year’s election as little as possible, two people involved said. He told aides gathered in one meeting who had asked whether it was time to hire private lawyers that it was not yet necessary, according to another person with direct knowledge. …
“‘The president’s private lawyer is representing only his interests, not the interests of the United States government or the individual interests of the White House staff,’ said Robert F. Bauer, who was White House counsel under President Barack Obama.” http://nyti.ms/2rfKfeQ
THIS TOWN -- “When a liberal power lawyer represents the Trump family, things can get ugly,” by WaPo’s Marc Fisher: “[Jamie] Gorelick ... finds herself under attack for taking on a share of the Trump family’s legal woes. ... In the most public slap, Hilary Rosen, a prominent Democratic strategist and lobbyist, tweeted, ‘Hey Jamie Gorelick, you’ve just poured that ‘Complicit’ perfume on yourself,’ a reference to a ‘Saturday Night Live’ parody ad that imagined an Ivanka Trump-branded scent. (Rosen declined to elaborate on the tweet, saying only, ‘It is what it is.’) ...
“In a quintessentially D.C. move, some longtime friends of Gorelick contacted for this article offered complimentary comments about her on the record, and then, after asking if they could make other remarks without attribution, bashed their colleague to smithereens. Those people will not be quoted in this article, by name or anonymously, as one tiny bulwark against outright awfulness.” http://wapo.st/2r9klFy
FOR YOUR RADAR -- “Macron’s party set for huge French parliamentary majority,” by Reuters’ Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose in Paris: “President Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling party is set to trounce France’s traditional main parties in a parliamentary election and secure a huge majority to push through his pro-business reforms, projections after the first round showed on Sunday.The vote delivered a further crushing blow to the Socialist and conservative parties that had alternated in power for decades until Macron’s election in May blew apart the left-right divide.” http://reut.rs/2rlWHoD
-- “Trump May Not Visit U.K. This Year as Planned,” by NYT’s Glenn Thrush in Branchburg, N.J.: “President Trump is considering scrapping or postponing a planned visit to Britain this year amid a billowing backlash over comments he made after the recent terrorist attack in London, two administration officials said. Over the past week, Mr. Trump has expressed increasing skepticism to aides about the trip after coming under intense criticism for a misleading charge that he leveled against London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. ... National Security Council and State Department officials were working on the details but had not undertaken the usual ‘preadvance’ trip to work out the specific logistics of joint appearances, said a person familiar with the situation.” http://nyti.ms/2ssMMlG
PENTAGON WATCH -- “Mattis Quietly Keeps Distance From Trump’s Most Divisive Moves,” by NYT’s Helene Cooper, Michael Gordon and Eric Schmitt: “Mr. Mattis … has appeared behind the lectern in the Pentagon briefing room only twice since he became defense secretary, the better to stay out of political debates, aides say. Mr. Mattis’s first, and only, appearance on the Sunday news shows did not come until four months into his term. Mr. Mattis, his friends and colleagues say, is driven by several considerations, including his belief that the military’s political neutrality can help hold together a deeply divided nation -- a point that Mr. Mattis hammered home in a commencement address last month at West Point in which he made one reference to the commander in chief and none to Congress.
“Instead, he pointed to ancient Athens in hailing apolitical ‘defenders who look past the hot political rhetoric of our day’ to protect ‘our experiment in self-governance.’ The speech by Mr. Mattis, who is registered to vote in Washington State, which does not require political affiliations be disclosed, stood in contrast to Vice President Mike Pence’s address at the United States Naval Academy commencement in which he referred to Mr. Trump a dozen times, calling him the ‘best friend the armed forces of the United States will ever have.’
“Mr. Mattis’s low profile is part of his strategy for exerting influence from within, at one-on-one meetings with Mr. Trump or the dinners he has with the president and General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was also at the White House last week while the president watched part of the highly anticipated congressional testimony by James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director.” http://nyti.ms/2rQ5KBO
-- MATTIS will be on Capitol Hill today to testify, along with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, about their fiscal 2018 budgets.
THE WHITE HOUSE did not allow reporters into President Trump’s fundraiser Sunday afternoon for New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur, a break from standard practice. MacArthur’s spokesman said it raised $800,000, per pooler Todd Gillman of the Dallas Morning News. More from Katie Jenningshttp://politi.co/2tbHpE1
TRUMP AND PENCE’S MONDAY -- Trump will be briefed on national security, hold a Cabinet meeting and host the Clemson Tigers football team at the White House to celebrate their football national championship. Pence is joining in the Cabinet meeting and will lunch with the president.
THE JUICE …
-- PLAYBOOK EXCLUSIVE: MAJORITY FORWARD, a nonprofit affiliated with the Senate Majority PAC, is launching a $500,000, three-week TV and digital ad buy in West Virginia supporting Sen. Joe Manchin. The ad will praise the West Virginia Democrat for standing up for constituents on everything from coal to health care and protecting miners’ benefits. The ad builds off a $4.5 million campaign in Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada and WIsconsin that launched on Memorial Day is continuing to run in those states.
-- JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH is selling his Boulder, Colorado home -- it’s on the market for $1,675,000. http://bit.ly/2sSxpAx
-- SNEAK PEEK: Megyn Kelly previews her interview with conservative radio host Alex Jones to talk about his views, conspiracy theories and controversies. The full interview will air June 18 at 7 p.m. on “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.” http://nbcnews.to/2rl5JSz
WASHINGTON’S OWN ‘DEAR EVAN HANSEN’ WINS 6 TONYS -- WAPO’S PETER MARKS in New York: “‘Dear Evan Hansen’ claimed the top prize -- best musical -- at the 71st Tony Awards on Sunday, a nail-biter of a night that saw it scoop up five other awards, including one for its universally heralded star, Ben Platt. The musical, birthed in the summer of 2015 at Arena Stage, garnered trophies for its book writer, Steven Levenson, and composer-lyricists, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who earlier this year earned an Oscar for their music in ‘La La Land.’ ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ tells the story of an introverted teenager who, desperate to be accepted, perpetuates a lie about a friendship with a classmate who has taken his own life, a falsehood that earns him Internet fame but ends in disaster.” http://wapo.st/2rlDd3g
-- A NOTE FROM YOUR PLAYBOOKERS: We are especially proud of Ben Platt -- the star of “Dear Evan Hansen” and the winner of best leading actor in a musical. Ben is Jake’s wife Irene’s first cousin. Anna, Jake, Irene and a whole host of D.C.’ers saw “Dear Evan Hansen” at Arena Stage and fell in love with it. Six Tony’s. Not bad.
WELCOME TO WASHINGTON! “Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House,” by AP’s Darlene Superville: “The first family is together again under the same roof: the White House. After nearly five months of living apart, President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, announced Sunday that she and the couple’s young son have finally moved into the presidential mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ... ‘Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home! #Movingday,’ the first lady tweeted Sunday evening after she and Barron arrived at the White House with Trump. The tweet accompanied a photo of the Washington Monument as seen from the White House Red Room.” With an AP pic of the first family getting to the White House -- Barron wore a t-shirt saying “The Expert”http://apne.ws/2rh7FjS … FLOTUS’ tweethttp://bit.ly/2st0h4T
DEEP DIVE – BEN SCHRECKINGER in POLITICO Magazine, “How Russia Targets the U.S. Military: With hacks, pro-Putin trolls and fake news, the Kremlin is ratcheting up its efforts to turn American servicemembers and veterans into a fifth column”: “Experts warn that effort, which has received far less attention, has the potential to hobble the ability of the armed forces to clearly assess Putin’s intentions and effectively counter future Russian aggression. In addition to propaganda designed to influence service members and veterans, Russian state actors are friending service members on Facebook while posing as attractive young women to gather intelligence and targeting the Twitter accounts of Defense Department employees with highly customized ‘phishing’ attacks.” http://politi.co/2rhanpD
TOP-ED -- “Why foreign aid is critical to U.S. national security,” by retired Admiral Mike Mullen and retired General Jim Jones in POLITICO Magazine: “This week, we will join 14 other experienced former four-star generals and admirals in submitting testimony to Congress that military power alone cannot prevent radicalization, nor can it, by itself, prevent despair from turning to anger and increasing outbursts of violence and instability. ... Unfortunately, the administration’s budget would cut 32 percent from the budgets of the U.S. Agency for International Development and State Department — including a cut of nearly half to development assistance. This is exactly the wrong decision at a time when development efforts in the world’s poorest and most fragile countries are needed more than ever. In turn, these severe cuts to USAID would only increase the risk to Americans and to our brave military service members. Congress should reject this dangerous path.” http://politi.co/2tbRlgM
TALKER – This Sunday’s upcoming N.Y. Times Magazine cover story, “The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning,” by Matthew Shaer: “Her disclosure of classified documents in 2010 ushered in the age of leaks. Now, freed from prison, she talks about why she did it — and the isolation that followed.” http://nyti.ms/2stgLdo
NEW SUSAN GLASSER PODCAST – “The Shove Heard Round the World: Montenegro’s Prime Minister Markovic on joining NATO, Russia and that time Trump pushed him out of the way”: “At least, [Dusko] Markovic told me when we met in Washington the other day, Trump’s boorish action now means the rest of the planet is suddenly familiar with Montenegro, and the unlikely position it now occupies as a Balkan flashpoint between the wavering West it has been so eager to join and a resurgent Russia to its east, angered by the ‘hostile’ course it accuses Montenegro of taking. ‘I have to say that I’m very grateful that this incident, so to say, took place. Because this is what made us so famous,’ Markovic says. ‘This is what made Montenegro so famous.’” http://politi.co/2rRy46C … Transcripthttp://politi.co/2r9U4Xv … Subscribehttp://apple.co/2kJ9q1U
2018 WATCH -- “Jared Polis to join crowded 2018 race for governor, tells The Post he wants ‘a Colorado that works for everybody,’” by Denver Post’s Mark K. Matthews: “In an interview with The Denver Post, the fifth-term lawmaker said his platform will focus on three initiatives: getting Colorado to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, ensuring parents can access free, full-day preschool or kindergarten for children age 3 and older, and encouraging companies in the state to provide stock options to employees. ... His entry further scrambles a contest that already lacks a clear favorite, and it all but guarantees that the 2018 race to replace Gov. John Hickenlooper will be one Colorado’s wildest elections in years. Polis’ run is notable too, given that the onetime Internet wunderkind can use his sizable fortune to fund his campaign and — if he wins — Polis would make history as the state’s first openly gay governor.” http://dpo.st/2ssS4gQ
HMM – WSJ yesterday, “Democrats Look to Cheri Bustos to Map Path to Rural Votes”: http://on.wsj.com/2r9IYlt ... POLITICO Magazine’s Michael Kruse, May 12, “The Secret Weapon Democrats Don’t Know How to Use: Cheri Bustos of Illinois has lessons about how to win in Trump territory. Are Democratic leaders listening?” http://politi.co/2s1K5Vr
POLITICO’s INAUGURAL “WOMEN RULE” INVESTIGATION: Not only did women not break the glass ceiling in 2016 —they stalled at just 20 percent in Congress, and less than one-quarter of elected offices nation-wide. Even as political activism among women has heated up since the election, there is a persistent gap continues in women’s interest running for office. Over the course of several months, POLITICO conducted over 50 interviews with candidates, elected officials, researchers, wavering candidates and political operatives and found that the swell of female political activism does not translate to future candidacies. To change things, recruiters must start earlier in a woman’s life for her to consider running, school boards are the best starting place, and the sales pitch to get women to run for office must change. Read morehttp://politi.co/2sTFF32
NICE TOUCH -- “Jimmy Carter Shakes Hands With Every Passenger On Flight To Washington,” by HuffPost’s Igor Bobic: http://bit.ly/2r9vd6e
SPOTTED: Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott yesterday at Pentagon City Mall, toting a Nordstrom bag ... Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on a plane Sunday afternoon from LaGuardia to Detroit … Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) yesterday at the Beverly Hilton at a wedding … Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at the W hotel on Thursday night ... at Trump National in Bedminster, NJ yesterday: Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar, industrialist, chair of Republican Hindu Coalition and lobbyist Chase Kroll, foundeCEO of Kroll Global.
SPOTTED at “Not the White House Pride Party” at the Brixton on Saturday organized by Obama White House alumni Gautam Raghavan, Aditi Hardikar, and Monique Dorsainvil to benefit Casa Ruby and SMYAL: 350 guests including Valerie Jarrett; Eric Fanning; former Ambassador Dan Baer; Jim Obergefell; Kate Clinton; Fatima Asghar and Sam Bailey; Tommy Dorfman; Stephanie Rice; Precious Brady-Davi; Mara Keisling; and former Obama White House officials including Brian Bond, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, Shin Inouye, Lynn Rosenthal, Kyle Lierman, Heather Foster, Alexa Kissinger, Hallie Schneir, Leah Katz-Hernandez, Alissa Ko, and Jonathan Lee. Pichttp://bit.ly/2ssKC5x
FOR COREY -- SPOTTED by James Rosen on vacation with his wife Sara Durkin and their sons in Krakow on Sunday: A gift shop right off Market Square (and other gift shops in the Krakow square), were all selling “LEWANDOWSKI” jerseys. Robert Lewandowski is a soccer player for Bayern Munich and captain of the Poland national team. Pichttp://bit.ly/2rhgkTx
WEEKEND WEDDINGS -- Sarah Wire of the LA Times married John Bethel on Saturday at Friends Meeting House in Dupont Circle. The intimate ceremony was officiated by her father, Bob, followed by a dinner in the garden. Per the Columbia Tribune: the “groom, a 2002 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, works at Mega Kitchens and Baths. The two met through mutual friends at McNally’s Irish Pub in Columbia as Sarah was finishing college in 2010. They lived in Arkansas before moving to Washington D.C. so Wire could cover Congress.” Pichttp://bit.ly/2stjdAC ... Instapichttp://bit.ly/2sdMM8F
SPOTTED: a good portion of the women’s Congressional Softball press team including Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bridget Bowman of Roll Call, Emmarie Huetteman and Mikayla Bouchard, both of The New York Times. Also attending: Allison Wisk of the LA Times, Amber Phillips of the Washington Post and Suzanne Struglinski of the National Press Club.
-- Jacob Daniels, who was just promoted to be SVP of policy at federal affairs consulting firm SPG and is a former Trump campaign staffer, recently married Stacey Kafka, press secretary for Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), in a small ceremony in front of close friends and family in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They met in 2014 when he was a city councilor in Creswell, Oregon, and she was a local ABC affiliate reporter and was interviewing him on a story. He soon asked her out on a date but she told him she doesn’t date politicians. A few weeks later, he resigned from the city council and they started going out. Pichttp://bit.ly/2ta5lb5
-- Stephen Morrissey and Elise Aronson, who met as interns at the DSCC in 2011, were married over the weekend in Philadelphia at the Free Library. Guy Cecil, executive director of the DSCC when the two met, presided over the nuptials. Stephen is now an M&A associate at Skadden Arps, and Elise just graduated with an MBA from Wharton. Pics -- cutting the cakehttp://bit.ly/2st0fKf … Elise with her bridesmaidshttp://bit.ly/2s1P1tC
TRANSITIONS -- Alex Booze starts today as an account manager at EPIC PR Group. Booze, who is also a food blogger for East Coast Contessas (http://bit.ly/2r9xWwI) in her free time, was formerly the manager of media relations at the Charles Koch Institute.
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: BuzzFeed reporter Alexis Levinson, a National Review alum, is 29. How she’s celebrating: “Dinner with my boyfriend. It’s a Monday, so nothing crazy. My birthday always sneaks up on me somehow — every year I say I’m going to plan and then all of a sudden it’s three days away.” Read her Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2sjBlwQ
BIRTHDAYS: Dina Powell (hat tips: Sean Spicer, Autumn Vandehei and Amy Little Thomas) ... Carrie Budoff Brown, editor of Politico and the pride of York, Pa. ... Matt Mowers, senior White House advisor at the State Department (h/t Ryan Williams) ... the only, the only Kevin Sheekey, the man, the myth, the legend, is 51 -- Kevin was in China last week (h/ts Tammy Haddad and Helen Brosnan) ... George H.W. Bush is 93 ... Josh Kushner, founder of Thrive Capital, is 32 ... Rabbi Levi Shemtov, EVP of American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad), is 57 (h/ts Jewish Insider) ... Marv Albert is 76 ... Dag Vega, managing director for public affairs and crisis at Burson-Marsteller and former special assistant to the President and director of broadcast Media at the Obama WH (h/t Ben Chang) ... Alex Castellanos, co-founder of Purple Strategies … Google’s Courtney Pannell ... Hayley Alexander is 28 … Eli Glazier of urban planning firm Toole Design (h/t Ashley Gold) ... DNC alum Luis Miranda ... AP’s Rachel D’Oro ... Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) is 59 ... Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) is 76 ... Eleanor Lewis (h/t Jon Haber) ... Husein Cumber ... Sally Bradshaw ... Casey Ratlief is 32 ... Todd Beyer ... E&E alum Nathanael Massey is 31 ...
... Matt Wolking, press secretary for Sen. Rubio (h/t Olivia Perez-Cubas) … Hanna Siegel, deputy director at New American Economy (h/t Sarah Doolin Roy, who starts today at the American Ballet Theatre, working on brand partnerships and engagement strategy) ... Sean Murphy of Gotham Government Relations and Communications ... Zach Baron, new associate at Boies Schiller & Flexner, celebrating (despite this heat wave) at the Nats game (h/ts Shaina and Sarah) ... Mary Urbina-McCarthy ... social media guru Colleen Shalby, engagement editor at the LA Times ... Eli Zupnick ... Democratic fundraiser Lisa Kurdziel … Melodie McQuade ... Ted Ullyot, partner in policy and regulatory affairs of Andreessen Horowitz and a Facebook, Bush 43 and DOJ alum … Dan Archer, SVP of federal gov’t relations at Wells Fargo … former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, now a principal at Blank Rome, is 65 … Patrick Schmitt … Ryan Mannion, CTO for CAR and DRIVER … Alissa Tabirian ... Campbell Curry-Ledbetter, deputy finance director at Joe Kennedy for Congress ... Sam Buchan … Adam Wolf ... Katina Tina Rojas Joy ... William Kresse ... Melodie McQuade ... CFPB alum Victor Zapanta ... Jeani Murray, queen of Iowa City, Iowa ... Peter Schechter ... Jack Wetzberger, pride of Dubuque, Iowa ... Travis Worl ... Jon Green, king of winning Paid Sick Days campaigns ... Kate Vilsack (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)
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2017.06.11 06:02 tombstoneshadows28 All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2003 (out of the 3,982 films released worldwide that year.)

G
  1. Blizzard (Director: LeVar Burton)
  2. Brother Bear (Director: Aaron Blaise + Robert Walker)
  3. Finding Nemo (Directors: Andrew Stanton + Lee Unkrich)
  4. Piglet’s Big Movie (Director: Francis Glebas)
  5. Quigley (Director: William Byron Hillman)
  6. The Adventures Of Ociee Nash (Director: Kristen McGary)
  7. The Jungle Book II (Director: Steve Trenbirth)
  8. The Legend Of Johnny Lingo (Director: Steven Ramirez)
  9. The Young Black Stallion (Director: Simon Wincer)
PG
  1. 1 Love (Director: Leon Gast)
  2. 3 pazeste (Director: Ovidiu Georgescu)
  3. A Light In The Forest (Director: John Carl Buechler)
  4. A Tale Of Two Pizzas (Director: Vincent Sassone)
  5. Agent Cody Banks (Director: Harald Zwart)
  6. Captain Sabertooth (Director: Stig Bergqvist + Rasmus Sivertsen)
  7. Chasing Papi (Director: Linda Mendoza)
  8. Cheaper By The Dozen (Director: Shawn Levy)
  9. Daddy Day Care (Director: Steve Carr)
  10. Day Of Defense (Director: Adam Lawson)
  11. Die Wilden Kerle: Alles ist gut, solange du wild bist! (Director: Joachim Masannek)
  12. Elf (Director: Jon Favreau)
  13. Freaky Friday (Director: Mark Waters)
  14. From Justin To Kelly (Director: Robert Iscove)
  15. Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (Director: Masaaki Tezuka)
  16. Good Boy! (Director: John Hoffman)
  17. Holes (Director: Andrew Davis)
  18. I Am David (Director: Paul Feig)
  19. Johnny English (Director: Peter Howitt)
  20. Just For Kicks (Director: Sydney J. Bartholomew, Jr.)
  21. Kangaroo Jack (Director: David McNally)
  22. Kart Racer (Director: Stuart Gillard)
  23. Kitchen Stories (Director: Bent Hamer)
  24. Kung Fu Girls (Director: Alice Wang)
  25. Loco Love (Director: Bryan Lewis)
  26. Looney Tunes: Back In Action (Director: Joe Dante)
  27. Peter Pan (Director: P.J. Hogan)
  28. Pride + Prejudice (Director: Andrew Black)
  29. Radio (Director: Michael Tollin)
  30. Red Betsy (Director: Chris Boebel)
  31. Rugrats Go Wild (Directors: John Eng + Norton Virgien)
  32. Schultze Gets The Blues (Director: Michael Schorr)
  33. Secondhand Lions (Director: Tim McCanlies)
  34. Sinbad: Legend Of The High Seas (Directors: Patrick Gilmore + Tim Johnson)
  35. Son Of Aladdin (Director: Singeetham Srinivasa Rao)
  36. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (Director: Robert Rodriguez)
  37. The Cat In The Hat (Director: Bo Welch)
  38. The Deserter (Director: Eric Bruno Borgman)
  39. The Ghost Club (Director: Ralph E. Portillo)
  40. The Haunted Mansion (Director: Rob Minkoff)
  41. The Lil' River Rats and the Adventure of the Lost Treasure (Director: Dan T. Hall)
  42. The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Director: Jim Fall)
  43. The Photograph (Director: James McDonald)
  44. The R.M. (Director: Kurt Hale)
  45. The Seventh Man (Director: H. Charles Riedl)
  46. The Snow Walker (Director: Charles Martin Smith)
  47. Uncle Nino (Director: Robert Shallcross)
  48. What A Girl Wants (Director: Dennie Gordon)
  49. When Zachary Beaver Came To Town (Director: John Schultz)
  50. Where The Red Fern Grows (Directors: Lyman Dayton + Sam Pillsbury)
  51. Wondrous Oblivion (Director: Paul Morrison)
PG-13
  1. 2 Fast 2 Furious (Director: John Singleton)
  2. A Foreign Affair (Director: Helmut Schleppi)
  3. A Guy Thing (Director: Chris Koch)
  4. A Mighty Wind (Director: Christopher Guest)
  5. Alex + Emma (Director: Rob Reiner)
  6. American Generator (Directors: Shannon Burgan + Michael Marco)
  7. Anger Management (Director: Peter Segal)
  8. Anne B. Real (Director: Lisa France)
  9. Big Fish (Director: Tim Burton)
  10. Biker Boyz (Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood)
  11. Bill The Intern (Director: Will Hess)
  12. Bon Voyage (Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau)
  13. Bringing Down The House (Director: Adam Shankman)
  14. Bruce Almighty (Director: Tom Shadyac)
  15. Bulletproof Monk (Director: Paul Hunter)
  16. Calendar Girls (Director: Nigel Cole)
  17. Camp (Director: Todd Graff)
  18. Carolina (Director: Marleen Gorris)
  19. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (Director: McQ)
  20. Coronado (Director: Claudio Fah)
  21. Cualquiera (Director: David Marqués)
  22. Cuban Blood (Director: Juan Gerard)
  23. Danny Deckchair (Director: Jeff Balsmeyer)
  24. Daredevil (Director: Mark Steven Johnson)
  25. Darkness Falls (Director: Jonathan Liebesman)
  26. Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (Director: Sam Weisman)
  27. Down With Love (Director: Peyton Reed)
  28. Dumb + Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (Director: Troy Miller
  29. Duplex (Director: Danny DeVito)
  30. Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook (Director: David Dhawan)
  31. El regalo de Silvia (Director: Dionisio Pérez)
  32. Escape From Cuba (Director: Tom Logan)
  33. Evil Alien Conquerors (Director: Chris Matheson)
  34. Exorcism (Director: William A. Baker)
  35. Fear X (Director: Nicholas Winding Refn)
  36. Fear Of The Dark (Director: K.C. Bascombe)
  37. Finding Home (Director: Lawrence David Foldes)
  38. First Morning (Director: Victor Vu)
  39. For Real (Director: Tim Reid)
  40. Girl With A Pearl Earring (Director: Peter Webber)
  41. Gods + Generals (Director: Ron Maxwell)
  42. Gold Diggers (National Lampoon’s) (Director: Gary Preisler)
  43. Grand Theft Parsons (Director: David Caffrey)
  44. Grind (Director: Casey La Scala)
  45. Haasil (Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia)
  46. Hangman’s Curse (Director: Rafal Zielinski)
  47. Head Of State (Director: Chris Rock)
  48. Hollywood Homicide (Director: Ron Shelton)
  49. Honey (Director: Bille Woodruff)
  50. Hoodlum + Son (Director: Ashley Way)
  51. Hope Springs (Director: Mark Herman)
  52. How To Deal (Director: Clare Kilner)
  53. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (Director: Donald Petrie)
  54. Hulk (Director: Ang Lee)
  55. I’ll Be There (Director: Craig Ferguson)
  56. Intolerable Cruelty (Director: Joel Coen)
  57. It Runs In The Family (Director: Fred Schepisi)
  58. Just Married (Director: Shawn Levy)
  59. Kaena: The Prophecy (Directors: Chris Delaporte + Pascal Pinon)
  60. Lara Croft - Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life (Director: Jan de Bont)
  61. Legally Blonde II: Red, White + Blonde (Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld)
  62. Love Don’t Cost A Thing (Director: Troy Byer)
  63. Luther (Director: Eric Till)
  64. Malibu’s Most Wanted (Director: John Whitesell)
  65. Masked + Anonymous (Director: Larry Charles)
  66. Master + Commander: The Far Side Of The World (Director: Peter Weir)
  67. Matchstick Men (Director: Ridley Scott)
  68. Maximum Velocity (Director: Phillip J. Roth)
  69. Mona Lisa Smile (Director: Mike Newell)
  70. My Boss’s Daughter (Director: David Zucker)
  71. Nate + The Colonel (Director: Paul Winters)
  72. National Security (Director: Dennis Dugan)
  73. No Return (Director: Tom Sylla)
  74. Noi The Albino (Director: Dagur Kári)
  75. Northfolk (Director: Michael Polish)
  76. Off The Map (Director: Campbell Scott)
  77. One Last Dance (Director: Lisa Niemi)
  78. Osama (Director: Siddiq Barmak)
  79. Out Of Time (Director: Carl Franklin)
  80. Outrage (Director: Morrie Ruvinsky)
  81. Paycheck (Director: John Woo)
  82. Perfect Strangers (Director: Gaylene Preston)
  83. Pieces Of April (Director: Peter Hedges)
  84. Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (Director: Gore Verbinski)
  85. Pitcher + The Pin-Up (Director: Drew Johnson)
  86. Reconstruction (Director: Christoffer Boe)
  87. Rosenstrasse (Director: Margarethe von Trotta)
  88. Runaway Jury (Director: Gary Fleder)
  89. S Club Seeing Double (Director: Nigel Dick)
  90. S.W.A.T. (Director: Clark Johnson)
  91. Saints + Soldiers (Director: Ryan Little)
  92. Scary Movie III (Director: David Zucker)
  93. School Of Rock (Director: Richard Linklater)
  94. Scorched (Director: Gavin Grazer)
  95. Seabiscuit (Director: Gary Ross)
  96. Sex At The End Of The Millennium (Director: Sheldon Neuberger)
  97. Shanghai Knights (Director: David Dobkins)
  98. Shattered Glass (Director: Billy Ray)
  99. Shortcut To Happiness (Director: Alec Baldwin)
  100. Something’s Gotta Give (Director: Nancy Meyers)
  101. Sometimes A Hero (Director: Jalal Merhi)
  102. Spin (Director: James Redford)
  103. Star Runner (Director: Daniel Lee)
  104. Stuck On You (Director: Bobby Farrelly + Peter Farrelly)
  105. Swimming Upstream (Director: Russell Mulcahy)
  106. Swing (Director: Martin Guigui)
  107. Terrarium (Director: Mike Conway)
  108. The Animatrix (Directors: Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto + Shinichirô Watanabe)
  109. The Battle Of Shaker Heights (Directors: Efram Potelle + Kyle Rankin)
  110. The Book Of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey) (Director: Gary Rogers)
  111. The Bottom Line (Director: Matt Posey)
  112. The Box (Director: Richard Pepin)
  113. The Boys + Girl From County Clare (Director: John Irvin)
  114. The Company (Director: Robert Altman)
  115. The Core (Director: Jon Amiel)
  116. The Divorce (Le Divorce) (Director: James Ivory)
  117. The Fighting Temptations (Director: Jonathan Lynn)
  118. The In-Laws (Director: Andrew Fleming)
  119. The Italian Job (Director: F. Gary Gray)
  120. The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Director: Stephen Norrington)
  121. The Long Ride Home (Director: Robert Marcarelli)
  122. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Director: Peter Jackson)
  123. The Medallion (Director: Gordon Chan)
  124. The Petersburg-Cannes Express (Director: John Daly)
  125. The Rundown (Director: Peter Berg)
  126. The Triplets Of Belleville (Director: Sylvain Chomet)
  127. The Visual Bible: The Gospel Of John (Director: Philip Saville)
  128. Timeline (Director: Richard Donner)
  129. Tokyo Godfathers (Directors: Satoshi Kon + Shôgo Furuya)
  130. Under The Tuscan Sun (Director: Audrey Wells)
  131. Uptown Girls (Director: Boaz Yakin)
  132. View From The Top (Director: Bruno Barreto)
  133. Westender (Director: Brock Morse)
  134. What The Eye Doesn’t See (Director: Francisco J. Lombardi)
  135. Where’s The Party, Yaar? (Dude, Where’s The Party?) (Director: Benny Matthews)
  136. Willard (Director: Glen Morgan)
  137. X2: X-Men Untied (Director: Bryan Singer)
R
  1. 11:14 (Director: Greg Marcks)
  2. 13 Dead Men (Director: Art Camacho)
  3. 16 Years Of Alcohol (Director: Richard Jobson)
  4. 21 Grams (Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  5. 3 Blind Mice (Director: Mathias Ledoux)
  6. 5150 (Director: Daniel Gardner)
  7. A Good Night To Die (Director: Craig Singer)
  8. A Man Apart (Director: F. Gary Gray)
  9. A Miami Tail (Director: Melvin James)
  10. A Tale Of Two Sisters (Director: Jee-woon Kim)
  11. Absolon (Director: David De Bartolome)
  12. Acacia (Director: Ki-hyeong Park)
  13. Air Marshal (Director: Alain Jakubowicz)
  14. Alien Hunter (Director: Ron Krauss)
  15. All The Real Girls (Director: David Gordon Green)
  16. American Splendor (Directors: Shari Springer Berman + Robert Pulcini)
  17. American Wedding (Director: Jesse Dylan)
  18. Anatomy II (Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky)
  19. Ancient Warriors (Director: Walter von Huene)
  20. Anything Else (Director: Woody Allen)
  21. April’s Shower (Director: Trish Doolan)
  22. Après Vous (Director: Pierre Salvadori)
  23. Aquanoids (Director: Reinhart ‘Rayteam’ Peschke)
  24. Artworks (Director: Jim Amatulli)
  25. Assisted Living (Director: Elliot Greenebaum)
  26. Baadasssss! (Director: Mario Van Peebles)
  27. Baberellas (Director: Chuck Cirino)
  28. BachelorMan (Director: John Putch)
  29. Bad Boys II (Director: Michael Bay)
  30. Bad Santa (Director: Terry Zwigoff)
  31. Barely Legal (Director: David M. Evans)
  32. Basic (Director: John McTiernan)
  33. Behind The Red Door (Director: Matia Karrell)
  34. Betrayal (Director: Mark L. Lester)
  35. Beyond Borders (Director: Martin Campbell)
  36. Beyond Re-Animator (Director: Brian Yuzna)
  37. Beyond Recognition (Director: Tom Muschamp)
  38. Black Cadillac (Director: John Murlowski)
  39. Blackball (Director: Mel Smith)
  40. Blind Horizon (Director: Michael Haussman)
  41. Bloom (Director: Sean Walsh)
  42. Bookies (Director: Mark Illsley)
  43. Bought + Sold (Director: Michael Tolajian)
  44. Boys On The Run (Director: Pol Cruchten)
  45. Briar Patch (Director: Zev Berman)
  46. Bright Young Things (Director: Stephen Fry)
  47. Brothers In Arms (Director: Paul Alexander)
  48. Bulgarian Lovers (Director: Eloy de la Iglesia)
  49. Carandiru (Director: Hector Babenco)
  50. Casa De los Babys (Director: John Sayles)
  51. Chasing Holden (Director: Malcolm Clarke)
  52. Chooch (Directors: J.C. Bari + Rajeev Nirmalakhandan)
  53. Cow lok yuen (Director: Wai-Keung Lau)
  54. Chromiumblue.com (Directors: Zalman King + Scott Sampler)
  55. Citizen Verdict (Director: Philippe Martinez)
  56. Claustrophobia (Serial Slayer) (Director: Mark Tapio Kines)
  57. Cleopatra (Director: Eduardo Mignogna)
  58. Code 46 (Director: Michael Winterbottom)
  59. Coffee + Cigarettes (Director: Jim Jarmusch)
  60. Cold Blooded (Director: Randy Bradshaw)
  61. Cold Creek Manor (Director: Mike Figgis)
  62. Cold Mountain (Director: Anthony Minghella)
  63. Confidence (Director: James Foley)
  64. Consequence (Director: Anthony Hickox)
  65. Controlled Chaos (Director: Azita Zendel)
  66. Cradle 2 The Grave (Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak)
  67. Crime Partners (Director: J. Jesses Smith)
  68. Crime Spree (Director: Brad Mirman)
  69. Criminal Ways (Director: Nick Giannopoulos)
  70. Cutthroat Alley (Director: Timothy Wayne Folsome)
  71. Dallas 362 (Director: Scott Caan)
  72. Dark Side (Director: Dominic Shiach)
  73. Daybreak (Director: Björn Runge)
  74. Dead End (Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea + Fabrice Canepa)
  75. Death Of A Dynasty (Director: Damon Dash)
  76. Deliver Us From Eva (Director: Gary Hardwick)
  77. Den Of Lions (Director: James Bruce)
  78. Descendant (Directors: Kermit Christman + Del Tenney)
  79. Detention (Director: Sidney J. Furie)
  80. Detonator (Director: Jonathan Freedman)
  81. Devil’s Harvest (Director: James Shanks)
  82. Devil’s Knight (Director: Quan Phillips)
  83. Devil’s Pond (Director: Joel Viertel)
  84. Die, Mommie, Die! (Director: Mark Rucker)
  85. Disaster (Director: Yossi Wein)
  86. Dogville (Director: Lars von Trier)
  87. Dopamine (Director: Mark Decena)
  88. Doppelganger (Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  89. Dorm Daze (National Lampoon’s) (Directors: David Hillenbrand + Scott Hillenbrand)
  90. Dot The I (Director: Matthew Parkhill)
  91. Dragon Head (Director: Jôji Iida)
  92. Dream Warrior (Director: Zachary Weintraub)
  93. Dreamcatcher (Director: Lawrence Kasdan)
  94. Dunsmore (Director: Peter Spirer)
  95. Easy (Director: Jane Weinstock)
  96. Easy Six (Easy Sex) (Director: Chris Iovenko)
  97. Elephant (Director: Gus Van Sant)
  98. Emile (Director: Carl Bessai)
  99. Emotional Backgammon (Director: Leon Herbert)
  100. Evil Breed: The Legend Of Samhain (Director: Christian Viel)
  101. Expiration (Director: Gavin Heffernan)
  102. Exposed (Director: Misti Barnes)
  103. Facing Windows (Director: Ferzan Ozpetek)
  104. Fate (Director: Ace Cruz)
  105. Final Destination (Director: David R. Ellis)
  106. Fire Over Afghanistan (Director: Terence H. Winkless)
  107. Firefight (Director: Paul Ziller)
  108. Fish Without A Bicycle (Director: Brian Austin Green)
  109. Flesh For The Beast (Director: Terry M. West)
  110. Foolproof (Director: William Phillips)
  111. Frankie + Johnny Are Married (Director: Michael Pressman)
  112. Freddy Vs. Jason (Director: Ronny Yu)
  113. Gang Of Roses (Director: Jean-Claude La Marre)
  114. Ghost Rock (Director: Dustin Rikert)
  115. Ghost Of The Needle (Director: Brian Avenet-Bradley)
  116. Gigli (Director: Martin Brest)
  117. Girls Will Be Girls (Director: Richard Day)
  118. Going Down (Director: Alfonso Pineda Ulloa)
  119. Good Bye Lenin! (Director: Wolfgang Becker)
  120. Gothika (Director: Mathieu Kassovitz)
  121. Haggard (Director: Bam Margera)
  122. Hellborn (Director: Philip J. Jones)
  123. Heroic Duo (Director: Benny Chan)
  124. High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (Director: A.W. Vidmer)
  125. High Tension (Haute Tension) (Switchblade Romance) (Director: Alexandre Aja)
  126. Hollywood North (Director: Peter O’Brian)
  127. Hood Angels (Director: Paul Wynne)
  128. Horror (Director: Dante Tomaselli)
  129. House Of 1000 Corpses (Director: Rob Zombie)
  130. House Of Sand + Fog (Director: Vadim Perelman)
  131. House Of The Dead (Director: Uwe Boll)
  132. I Accuse (Director: John Ketcham)
  133. I Capture The Castle (Director: Tim Fywell)
  134. I Love Your Work (Director: Adam Goldberg)
  135. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Director: Mike Hodges)
  136. I’m Not Scared (Director: Gabriele Salvatores)
  137. Identity (Director: James Mangold)
  138. Imagining Argentina (Director: Christopher Hampton)
  139. In Hell (Director: Ringo Lam)
  140. In The Cut (Director: Jane Campion)
  141. Intermission (Director: John Crowley)
  142. It’s All About Love (Director: Thomas Vinterberg)
  143. Jake’s Booty Call (Directors: Eric Eisner + Julian Max Metter)
  144. Japanese Story (Director: Sue Brooks)
  145. Jeepers Creepers II (Director: Victor Salva)
  146. Jericho Mansions (Director: Alberto Sciamma)
  147. Jersey Guy (Director: Elia Zois)
  148. Ju-On: The Grudge II (Director: Takashi Shimizu)
  149. Just Another Story (Director: GQ)
  150. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (Director: Quentin Tarantino)
  151. King Of The Ants (Director: Stuart Gordon)
  152. Kontroll (Director: Nimród Antal)
  153. Kung Phooey! (Director: Darryl Fong)
  154. LD 50: Lethal Dose (Director: Simon De Selva)
  155. La taqueria (Director: Martin Delon)
  156. Last Life In The Universe (Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang)
  157. Latter Days (Director: C. Jay Cox)
  158. Le pacte du silence (Director: Graham Guit)
  159. Levelland (Director: Clark Walker)
  160. Levity (Director: Ed Solomon)
  161. Liquid Bridge (Director: Phillip Avalon)
  162. Little Erin Merryweather (Directors: David Morwick + Michael Civille)
  163. Lost Junction (Director: Peter Masterson)
  164. Lost Things (Director: Martin Murphy)
  165. Lost Treasure (Director: Jim Wynorski)
  166. Lost In Translation (Director: Sofia Coppola)
  167. Love Actually (Director: Richard Curtis)
  168. Love Chronicles (Director: Tyler Maddox)
  169. Love Me If You Dare (Director: Yann Samuell)
  170. Love Object (Director: Robert Parigi)
  171. Love, Sex + Eating The Bones (Director: Sudz Sutherland)
  172. Lucía, Lucía (Director: Antonio Serrano)
  173. Mail Order Bride (Directors: Robert Capelli, Jr. + Jeffrey Wolf)
  174. Mala carne (Director: Fabián Forte)
  175. Malevolence (Director: Stevan Mena)
  176. Mambo Italiano (Director: Émile Gaudreault)
  177. Manfast (Director: Tara Judelle)
  178. Manhood (Director: Bobby Roth)
  179. Marci X (Director: Richard Benjamin)
  180. Melvin Goes To Dinner (Director: Bob Odenkirk)
  181. Midnight Mass (Director: Tony Mandile)
  182. Milwaukee, Minnesota (Director: Allan Mindel)
  183. Monsieur Ibrahim (Director: François Dupeyron)
  184. Monster (Director: Patty Jenkins)
  185. Monster Man (Director: Michael Davis)
  186. My Life Without Me (Director: Isabel Coixet)
  187. Mystic River (Director: Clint Eastwood)
  188. Natural City (Director: Byung-chun Min)
  189. Ned Kelly (Director: Gregor Jordan)
  190. Nemesis Game (Director: Jesse Warn)
  191. Net Games (Director: Andrew Van Slee)
  192. Nicotina (Director: Hugo Rodriguez)
  193. Nola (Director: Alan Hruska)
  194. Nothing (Director: Vincenzo Natali)
  195. Octane (Director: Marcus Adams)
  196. Old School (Director: Todd Phillips)
  197. Oldboy (Director: Chan-wook Park)
  198. Once Upon A Time In Mexico (Director: Robert Rodriguez)
  199. One Missed Call (Director: Takashi Miike)
  200. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (Director: Prachya Pinkaew)
  201. Open Range (Director: Kevin Costner)
  202. Open Water (Director: Chris Kentis)
  203. Operation: Balikatan (Director: Cirio H. Santiago)
  204. Owning Mahowny (Director: Richard Kwietniowski)
  205. Paradise Found (Director: Mario Andreacchio)
  206. Paris (Director: Ramin Niami)
  207. Particles Of Truth (Director: Jennifer Elster)
  208. Party Monster (Directors: Fenton Bailey + Randy Barbato)
  209. Passion’s Desire (Director: Mike Sedan)
  210. Pauly Shore Is Dead (Director: Pauly Shore)
  211. Penetration Angst (Director: Wolfgang Büld)
  212. Playas Ball (Director: Jennifer Harper)
  213. Posers (Director: Katie Tallo)
  214. Power Play (Director: Joseph Zito)
  215. Prey For Rock + Roll (Director: Alex Steyermark)
  216. Prison-A-Go-Go! (Director: Barak Epstein)
  217. Purgatory Flats (Director: Harris Done)
  218. Purple Butterfly (Director: Ye Lou)
  219. Quattro Noza (Director: Joey Curtis)
  220. Quicksand (Director: John Mackenzie)
  221. Rats (Killer Rats) (Director: Tibor Takács)
  222. Red Passport (Director: Albert Xavier)
  223. Red Riding Hood (Director: Giacomo Cimini)
  224. Red Roses + Petrol (Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs)
  225. Red Serpent (Director: Gino Tanasescu)
  226. Red Zone (Director: Lee Madden)
  227. Reeseville (Director: Christian Otjen)
  228. Remember Me, My Love (Director: Gabriele Muccino)
  229. Resistance (Director: Todd Komarnicki)
  230. Rhinoceros Eyes (Director: Aaron Woodley)
  231. Rick (Director: Curtiss Clayton)
  232. Road Kings (Director: Detdrich McClure)
  233. Rolling Kansas (Director: Thomas Haden Church)
  234. Ronny Camaro + Seven Angry Women (Director: Bo Linton)
  235. Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don (Director: Desmond Gumbs)
  236. Screen Door Jesus (Director: Kirk Davis)
  237. Season Of The Hunted (Director: Ron Sperling)
  238. Shade (Director: Damian Nieman)
  239. Shelter island (Director: Geoffrey Schaaf)
  240. Shredder (Director: Greg Huson)
  241. Shrink Rap (Director: Doug Cox)
  242. Sin (Director: Michael Stevens)
  243. Sister Blue (Director: Doug Greenall)
  244. Skin Deep (Director: Sacha Parisot)
  245. Sky High (Director: Ryûhei Kitamura)
  246. Slaves Of The Realm (Director: Lloyd A. Simandl)
  247. Sol Goode (Director: Danny Comden)
  248. Southside (Director: Billy Hayes)
  249. Speed Demon (Director: David DeCoteau)
  250. Spinning Boris (Director: Roger Spottiswoode)
  251. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...And Spring (Director: Ki-duk Kim)
  252. Stander (Director: Bronwen Hughes)
  253. Stealing Candy (Director: Mark L. Lester)
  254. Stealing Sinatra (Director: Ron Underwood)
  255. Subterano (Director: Esben Storm)
  256. Sucker Punch (Director: Jeff Crook + Josh Crook)
  257. Surrender (Director: Katherine Brooks)
  258. Swimming Pool (Director: François Ozon)
  259. Swirl (Director: Les Wilson)
  260. Sylvia Plath (Director: Christine Jeffs)
  261. Taking The Westside (Director: John N. Perez)
  262. Tangy Guacamole (Director: Mike Deeney)
  263. Tapped Out (Director: Georgio)
  264. Tears Of The Sun (Director: Antoine Fuqua)
  265. Tempo (Director: Eric Styles)
  266. Terminator III: Rise Of The Machines (Director: Jonathan Mostow)
  267. Testosterone (Director: David Moreton)
  268. The $cheme (Director: Marcus Gautesen)
  269. The Actors (Director: Conor McPherson)
  270. The Animation Show (Directors: myriad and various)
  271. The Barbarian Invasions (Director: Denys Arcand)
  272. The Beat (Director: Brandon Sonnier)
  273. The Best Of Youth (Director: Marco Tullio Giordana)
  274. The Big Empty (Director: Steve Anderson)
  275. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (Director: Takeshi Kitano)
  276. The Bog Creatures (Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen)
  277. The Bone Snatcher (Director: Jason Wulfsohn)
  278. The Cooler (Director: Wayne Kramer)
  279. The Era Of Vampires (Director: Wellson Chin)
  280. The Event (Director: Thom Fitzgerald)
  281. The Face Of The Serpent (Director: David B. Craig)
  282. The Falls (Director: Paul DeNigris)
  283. The Fast Life (Director: Douglas Elford-Argent)
  284. The Flower Of Evil (Director: Claude Chabrol)
  285. The Foreigner (Director: Michael Oblowitz)
  286. The Ghosts Of Edendale (Director: Stefan Avalos)
  287. The Ghouls (Director: Chad Ferrin)
  288. The Green Butchers (Director: Anders Thomas Jensen)
  289. The Hebrew Hammer (Director: Jonathan Kesselman)
  290. The Human Stain (Director: Robert Benton)
  291. The Hunted (Director: William Friedkin)
  292. The Invitation (Director: Pat Bermel)
  293. The Job (Director: Kenny Golde)
  294. The Last Horror Movie (Director: Julian Richards)
  295. The Last Samurai (Director: Edward Zwick)
  296. The Legend Of Diablo (Director: Robert Napton)
  297. The Librarians (Director: Mike Kirton)
  298. The Life Of David Gale (Director: Alan Parker)
  299. The Man Who Copied (Director: Jorge Furtado)
  300. The Matrix: Reloaded (Directors: Lana Wachowski + Lilly Wachowski)
  301. The Matrix: Revolutions (Directors: Lana Wachowski + Lilly Wachowski)
  302. The Memory Of A Killer (Director: Erik Van Looy)
  303. The Missing (Director: Ron Howard)
  304. The Mother (Director: Roger Michell)
  305. The Mudge Boy (Director: Michael Burke)
  306. The Mummy’s Kiss (Director: Donald F. Glut)
  307. The Night We Called It A Day (Director: Paul Goldman)
  308. The Order (Director: Brian Helgeland)
  309. The Recruit (Director: Roger Donaldson)
  310. The Room (Director: Tommy Wiseau)
  311. The Saddest Music In The World (Director: Guy Maddin)
  312. The Shape Of Things (Director: Neil LaBute)
  313. The Singing Detective (Director: Keith Gordon)
  314. The Sleeping Dictionary (Director: Guy Jenkin)
  315. The Statement (Director: Norman Jewison)
  316. The Station Agent (Director: Tom McCarthy)
  317. The Tesseract (Director: Oxide Chun Pang)
  318. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Director: Marcus Nispel)
  319. The United States Of Leland (Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge)
  320. Thirteen (Director: Catherine Hardwicke)
  321. This Girl’s Life (Director: Ash Baron-Cohen)
  322. Time Of The Wolf (Director: Michael Haneke)
  323. Tio’s Game (Director: Juan Carlos Buitron)
  324. Tiptoes (Director: Matthew Bright)
  325. Tough Luck (Director: Gary Ellis)
  326. Tube (Director: Woon-hak Baek)
  327. Twist (Director: Jacob Tierney)
  328. Two Days (2 Days) (Director: Sean McGinly)
  329. Undead (Directors: Michael Spierig + Peter Spierig)
  330. Underworld (Director: Len Wiseman)
  331. Vampire Effect (Directors: Dante Lam + Donnie Yen)
  332. Vampires Anonymous (Director: Michael Keller)
  333. Veronica Guerin (Director: Joel Schumacher)
  334. Virgin (Director: Deborah Kampmeier)
  335. Visitors (Director: Richard Franklin)
  336. Vlad (Director: Michael D. Sellers)
  337. Warriors Of Heaven + Earth (Director: Ping He)
  338. Wasabi Tuna (Director: Lee Friedlander)
  339. Water Under The Bridge (Director: Clark Brigham)
  340. Water’s Edge (Director: Harvey Kahn)
  341. What Alice Found (Director: A. Dean Bell)
  342. What Boys Like (Director: Lawrence Gay)
  343. White Rush (Director: Mark L. Lester)
  344. Winter Break (Director: Marni Banack)
  345. Wishing Stairs (Director: Jae-yeon Yun)
  346. With Or Without You (Director: G. Stubbs)
  347. Wonderland (Director: James Cox)
  348. Written In Blood (Director: John Terlesky)
  349. Wrong Turn (Director: Rob Schmidt)
  350. You’re Killing Me... (Director: Antoni Stutz)
  351. Zelary (Director: Ondrej Trojan)
  352. Zhui ma lao (Director: Chi-Liang Liu)
NC-17
  1. Dangerous Pleasures (Director: Madison Monroe)
  2. The Dreamers (Director: Bernardo Bertolucci)
  3. Young Adam (Director: David Mackenzie)
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2017.06.10 08:46 tombstoneshadows28 All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2002 (out of the 4,027 films released worldwide that year.)

G
  1. Grand Champion (Director: Barry Tubb)
  2. Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (Directors: Mike Nawrocki + Phil Vischer)
  3. Joshua (Director: Jon Purdy)
  4. Jumping For Joy (Director: Timothy J. Nelson)
  5. Little Dreams (Director: Jeff Rigler)
  6. Octave (Director: Shaji N. Karun)
  7. Noro (Director: Radu Gabrea)
  8. Pinocchio (Director: Roberto Benigni)
  9. Pokémon Heroes (Directors: Jim Malone + Kunihiko Yuyama)
  10. Return To Neverland (Directors: Robin Budd + Donovan Cook)
  11. Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (Directors: Kelly Asbury + Lorna Cook)
  12. Tarzan + Jane (Directors: Steve Loter, Lisa Schaffer, Victor Cook + Don MacKinnon)
  13. The Cat Returns (Director: Hiroyuki Morita)
  14. The Country Bears (Director: Peter Hastings)
  15. The Princess + The Pea (Director: Mark Swan)
  16. The Rookie (Director: John Lee Hancock)
  17. The Santa Clause II (Director: Michael Lembeck)
  18. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (Directors: Gary Katona, Ed Wexler + Jamie Mitchell)
PG
  1. A Walk To Remember (Director: Adam Shankman)
  2. Ali Baba + The Forty Thieves (Director: Usha Ganesarajah)
  3. Asterix + Obelix Meet Cleopatra (Director: Alain Chabat)
  4. Big Fat Liar (Director: Shawn Levy)
  5. Charly (Director: Adam Thomas Anderegg)
  6. Children On Their Birthdays (Director: Mark Medoff)
  7. Clockstoppers (Director: Jonathan Frakes)
  8. Duct Tape Forever (Director: Eric Till)
  9. Evelyn (Director: Bruce Beresford)
  10. Foolish The Wise (Director: Jim Menza)
  11. Handcart (Director: Kels Goodman)
  12. Hansel + Gretel (Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe)
  13. Harry Potter + The Chamber Of Secrets (Director: Chris Columbus)
  14. Hey Arnold! The Movie (Director: Tuck Tucker)
  15. Hometown Legend (Director: James Anderson)
  16. I Not Stupid (Director: Jack Neo)
  17. Ice Age (Directors: Chris Wedge + Carlos Saldanha)
  18. Inferno (Director: Dusty Nelson)
  19. Lamb To The Slaughter (Director: Nicole Barnette)
  20. Like Mike (Director: John Schultz)
  21. Lilo + Stitch (Directors: Dean DeBlois + Chris Sanders)
  22. Made-Up (Director: Tony Shalhoub)
  23. Manna From Heaven (Directors: Gabrielle Burton + Maria Burton)
  24. Mary + Joe (Director: John R. Hamilton)
  25. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Director: Joel Zwick)
  26. Mystery At Sam’s (Director: John Comrie)
  27. Nicholas Nickleby (Director: Douglas McGrath)
  28. No Longer My Twin (Director: Robert G. Christie)
  29. O’key (Director: Oleg Fomin)
  30. Only In Hollywood (Director: Michael J. Holland)
  31. Out Of Step (Director: Ryan Little)
  32. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Director: Phillip Noyce)
  33. Saint Monica (Director: Terrance Odette)
  34. Scooby-Doo (Director: Raja Gosnell)
  35. Snow Dogs (Director: Brian Levant)
  36. Spooky House (Director: William Sachs)
  37. Springtime In A Small Town (Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian)
  38. Spy Kids II: Island Of Lost Dreams (Director: Robert Rodriguez)
  39. Star Wars: Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (Director: George Lucas)
  40. Stolen Summer (Director: Pete Jones)
  41. Stuart Little II (Director: Rob Minkoff)
  42. The Angel Doll (Director: Alexander Johnston)
  43. The Calling (Director: Damian Chapa)
  44. The Calling (Director: Michael C. Brown)
  45. The Climb (Director: John Schmidt)
  46. The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (Director: John Stainton)
  47. The Guys (Director: Jim Simpson)
  48. The Importance Of Being Earnest (Director: Oliver Parker)
  49. The Master Of Disguise (Director: Perry Andelin Blake)
  50. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (Director: Craig McCracken)
  51. The Singles Ward (Director: Kurt Hale)
  52. The Way Home (Director: Jeong-hyang Lee)
  53. The Wild Thornberrys Movie (Directors: Cathy Malkasian + Jeff McGrath)
  54. Thunderpants (Director: Peter Hewitt)
  55. Time Changer (Director: Rich Christiano)
  56. Together With You (Director: Kaige Chen)
  57. Tom + Thomas (Director: Esmé Lammers)
  58. Touching Wild Horses (Director: Eleanor Lindo)
  59. Treasure Planet (Directors: Ron Clements + John Musker)
  60. Tuck Everlasting (Director: Jay Russell)
  61. Two Men Went To War (Director: John Henderson)
  62. Virginia’s Run (Director: Peter Markle)
  63. Warriors Of Virtue II: Return To Tao (Director: Michael Vickerman)
PG-13
  1. A Time For Dancing (Director: Peter Gilbert)
  2. Abandon (Director: Stephen Gaghan)
  3. About A Boy (Directors: Chris Weitz + Paul Weitz)
  4. Trilogy: Two (Director: Lucas Belvaux)
  5. And Now...Ladies + Gentlemen... (Director: Claude Lelouch)
  6. Antwone Fisher (Director: Denzel Washington)
  7. Anything But Love (Director: Robert Cary)
  8. Austin Powers in “Goldmember” (Director: Jay Roach)
  9. Awara Paagal Deewana (Director: Vikram Bhatt)
  10. Bad Company (Director: Joel Schumacher)
  11. Barbershop (Director: Tim Story)
  12. Bend It Like Beckham (Director: Gurinder Chadha)
  13. Big Trouble (Director: Barry Sonnenfeld)
  14. Blue Crush (Director: John Stockwell)
  15. Bollywood/Hollywood (Director: Deepa Mehta)
  16. Boo! The Movie (Director: Michael Lansu)
  17. Brown Sugar (Director: Rick Famuyiwa)
  18. Callas Forever (Director: Franco Zeffirelli)
  19. Catch Me If You Can (Director: Steven Spielberg)
  20. Cheats (Director: Andrew Gurland)
  21. Chicago (Director: Rob Marshall)
  22. Contagion (Director: John Murlowski)
  23. Crossroads (Director: Tamra Davis)
  24. Dark Water (Director: Hideo Nakata)
  25. Darkness (Director: Jaume Balagueró)
  26. Dead Weight (Directors: Alain Berbérian + Frédéric Forestier)
  27. Die Another Day (Director: Lee Tamahori)
  28. Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Director: Callie Khouri)
  29. Dragonfly (Director: Tom Shadyac)
  30. Drumline (Director: Charles Stone III)
  31. Eight Crazy Nights (Director: Seth Kearsley)
  32. Eight Legged Freaks (Director: Ellory Elkayem)
  33. Enough (Director: Michael Apted)
  34. Extreme Ops (Director: Christian Duguay)
  35. Fangs (Director: Kelly Sandefur)
  36. Far From Heaven (Director: Todd Haynes)
  37. Far From Home (Director: Zhong Yu)
  38. Fizzy Bizness (Director: Carl Goldstein)
  39. Frank McKlusky, C.I. (Director: Arlene Sanford)
  40. Full Ride (Director: Mark Hoeger)
  41. Half Past Dead (Director: Don Michael Paul)
  42. He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not (Director: Laetitia Colombani)
  43. Heartlands (Director: Damien O’Donnell)
  44. Hero (Director: Yimou Zhang)
  45. High Crimes (Director: Carl Franklin)
  46. Hollywood Ending (Director: Woody Allen)
  47. I Spy (Director: Betty Thomas)
  48. In America (Director: Jim Sheridan)
  49. In Your Face (Director: Tim Tommasino)
  50. In The Wrong Hands (Directors: Chris Johnston + James A. Seale)
  51. John Q (Director: Nick Cassavetes)
  52. Juwanna Mann (Director: Jesse Vaughan)
  53. K-19: The Widowmaker (Director: Kathryn Bigelow)
  54. Kung Pow: Enter The Fist (Director: Steve Oedekerk)
  55. L’amore imperfetto (Director: Giovanni Davide Maderna)
  56. Landspeed (Director: Christian McIntire)
  57. Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (Director: Bill Corcoran)
  58. Life Or Something Like It (Director: Stephen Herek)
  59. Local Boys (Director: Ron Moler)
  60. Lone Star State Of Mind (Director: David Semel)
  61. Maid In Manhattan (Director: Wayne Wang)
  62. Men In Black II (Director: Barry Sonnenfeld)
  63. Mi Amigo (Director: Milton Brown)
  64. Minority Report (Director: Steven Spielberg)
  65. Moonlight Mile (Director: Brad Silberling)
  66. Mr. Deeds (Director: Steven Brill)
  67. My Name Is Tanino (Director: Paolo Virzi)
  68. Nobody’s Life (Director: Eduard Cortés)
  69. Orange County (Director: Jake Kasdan)
  70. Passionada (Director Dan Ireland)
  71. Possession (Director: Neil LaBute)
  72. Real Women Have Curves (Director: Patricia Cardoso)
  73. Reign Of Fire (Director: Rob Bowman)
  74. Respiro (Director: Emanuele Crialese)
  75. Returning Mickey Stern (Director: Michael Prywes)
  76. S1m0ne (Director: Andrew Niccol)
  77. Sam + Janet (Director: Rick Walker)
  78. Serving Sara (Director: Reginald Hudlin)
  79. Shoot Or Be Shot (Director: J. Randall Argue)
  80. Showtime (Director: Tom Dey)
  81. Signs (Director: M. Night Shyamalan)
  82. Silence (The Only Witness) (Director: Tom Whitus)
  83. Slap Her, She’s French! (Director: Melanie Mayron)
  84. Solaris (Director: Steven Soderbergh)
  85. Speakeasy (Director: Brendan Murphy)
  86. Spider-Man (Director: Sam Raimi)
  87. Star Trek: Nemesis (Director: Stuart Baird)
  88. Stealing Harvard (Director: Bruce McCulloch)
  89. Sunshine State (Director: John Sayles)
  90. Sweet Home Alabama (Director: Andy Tennant)
  91. Swimfan (Director: John Polson)
  92. Swimming Upstream (Director: Robert J. Emery)
  93. Terminal Error (Director: John Murlowski)
  94. The 4th Tenor (Director: Harry Basil)
  95. The Adventures Of Pluto Nash (Director: Ron Underwood)
  96. The Bourne Identity (Director: Doug Liman)
  97. The Code Conspiracy (Director: Hank Whetstone)
  98. The Count Of Monte Cristo (Director: Kevin Reynolds)
  99. The Emperor’s Club (Director: Michael Hoffman)
  100. The First $20 Million Is Always The Hardest (Director: Mick Jackson)
  101. The Four Feathers (Director: Shekhar Kapur)
  102. The Hot Chick (Director: Tom Brady)
  103. The Hours (Director: Stephen Daldry)
  104. The Last Place On Earth (Director: James Slocum)
  105. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Director: Peter Jackson)
  106. The Man Without A Past (Director: Aki Kaurismäki)
  107. The Missing Gun (Director: Chuan Lu)
  108. The Mothman Prophecies (Director: Mark Pellington)
  109. The New Guy (Director: Ed Decter)
  110. The Ring (Director: Gore Verbinski)
  111. The Scorpion King (Director: Chuck Russell)
  112. The Sum Of All Fears (Director: Phil Alden Robinson)
  113. The Third Wheel (Director: Jordan Brady)
  114. The Time Machine (Director: Simon Wells)
  115. The Touch (Director: Peter Pau)
  116. The Transporter (Directors: Louis Leterrier + Corey Yuen)
  117. The Truth About Charlie (Director: Jonathan Demme)
  118. The Tuxedo (Director: Kevin Donovan)
  119. They (Director: Robert Harmon)
  120. Two Weeks Notice (Director: Marc Lawrence)
  121. Unconditional Love (Director: P.J. Hogan)
  122. Undercover Brother (Director: Malcolm D. Lee)
  123. Undertaking Betty (Director: Nick Hurran)
  124. Valentin (Director: Alejandro Agresti)
  125. Villa des roses (Director: Frank Van Passel)
  126. Whale Rider (Director: Niki Caro)
  127. Wheelies (Director: Drew Umland)
  128. White Oleander (Director: Peter Kosminsky)
  129. Wicked Game (Director: Koichi Sakamoto + Makoto Yokoyama)
  130. Wicked Spring (Director: Kevin R. Hershberger)
  131. Wounded Hearts (Director: J.D. Hawkins)
  132. Zhou Yu de huo che (Director: Zhou Sun)
  133. xXx (Director: Rob Cohen)
R
  1. 100 Mile Ride (Director: Bren Huff)
  2. 13 Moons (Director: Alexandre Rockwell)
  3. 13th Child (Directors: Thomas Ashley + Steven Stockage)
  4. 10 Months (Director: Randall Cole)
  5. 2009: Lost Memories (Director: Si-myung Lee)
  6. 24 Hour Party People (Director: Michael Winterbottom)
  7. 25th Hour (Director: Spike Lee)
  8. 28 Days Later... (Director: Danny Boyle)
  9. 29 Palms (Director: Leonardo Ricagni)
  10. 3 Extremes II (Directors: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Jee-woon Kim + Nonzee Nimibutr)
  11. 40 Days + 40 Nights (Director: Michael Lehmann)
  12. 8 Mile (Director: Curtis Hanson)
  13. 8 Women (Director: François Ozon)
  14. 800 Bullets (Director: Álex de la Iglesia)
  15. 9 Dead Gay Guys (Director: Lab Ky Mo)
  16. A Gentleman’s Game (Director: J. Mills Goodloe)
  17. A Housekeeper (Director: Claude Berri)
  18. A Light In The Darkness (Director: Marshall E. Uzzle)
  19. A Midsummer Night’s Rave (Director: Gil Cates, Jr.)
  20. A Snake Of June (Director: Shin’ya Tsukamoto)
  21. AKA (Director: Duncan Roy)
  22. About Schmidt (Director: Alexander Payne)
  23. Adam + Eve (Director: Izidore K. Musallam)
  24. Adaptation (Director: Spike Jonze)
  25. Three (Director: Lucas Belvaux)
  26. Ali G Indahouse (Director: Mark Mylod)
  27. All About The Benjamins (Director: Kevin Bray)
  28. All Or Nothing (Director: Mike Leigh)
  29. Alone (Director: Phil Claydon)
  30. Amar te duele (Director: Fernando Sariñana)
  31. American Girl (Director: Jordan Brady)
  32. American Gun (Director: Alan Jacobs)
  33. Analyze That (Director: Harold Ramis)
  34. Angel Blade (Director: David Heavener)
  35. Angel Of Death (Director: Pepe Danquart)
  36. Angela (Director: Roberta Torre)
  37. Angels Crest (Director: J. Michael Couto)
  38. Ararat (Director: Atom Egoyan)
  39. Archangel (Director: Sandy Collora)
  40. Ash Wednesday (Director: Edward Burns)
  41. Assassination Tango (Director: Robert Duvall)
  42. Auto Focus (Director: Paul Schrader)
  43. Avenging Angelo (Director: Martyn Burke)
  44. Bad Boy (Director: Victoria Hochberg)
  45. Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever (Director: Wych Kaosayananda)
  46. Bang Bang You’re Dead (Director: Guy Ferland)
  47. Bark! (Director: Kasia Adamik)
  48. Barrio Wars (Director: Paul Wynne)
  49. Beauty Betrayed (Director: John Quinn)
  50. Beeper (Director: Jack Sholder)
  51. Below (Director: David Twohy)
  52. Bending All The Rules (Directors: Morgan Klein + Peter Knight)
  53. Better Luck Tomorrow (Director: Justin Lin)
  54. Between Strangers (Director: Edoardo Ponti)
  55. Big Ain’t Bad (Director: Ray Culpepper)
  56. Big Girls Don’t Cry (Director: Maria von Heland)
  57. Black Mask II: City Of Masks (Director: Hark Tsui)
  58. Black Point (Director: David Mackay)
  59. Blade II (Director: Guillermo del Toro)
  60. Blood Feast II: All U Can Eat (Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis)
  61. Blood Work (Director: Clint Eastwood)
  62. Bloody Crisis (Director: Gerald Barclay)
  63. Bloody Mallory (Director: Julien Magnat)
  64. Bloody Sunday (Director: Paul Greengrass)
  65. Blue Car (Director: Karen Moncrieff)
  66. Boat Trip (Director: Mort Nathan)
  67. Bolivar Is Me (Director: Jorge Ali Triana)
  68. Bomb The System (Director: Adam Bhala Lough)
  69. Broken Wings (Director: Nir Bergman)
  70. Brother’s Keeper (Director: John Badham)
  71. Bubba Ho-Tep (Director: Dan Coscarelli)
  72. Burning Desires (Director: J. Edie Martin)
  73. Buying The Cow (Director: Walt Becker)
  74. Cabin Fever (Director: Eli Roth)
  75. Capone’s Boys (Director: Richard Standeven)
  76. Castle Eros (Director: Madison Monroe)
  77. Changing Lanes (Director: Roger Michell)
  78. Chaos (Director: Geraldine Creed)
  79. Charlotte Sometimes (Director: Eric Byler)
  80. Cheerleader Ninjas (Director: Kevin Campbell)
  81. Cherish (Director: Finn Taylor)
  82. Chopin. Pragnienie milosci (Director: Jerzy Antczak)
  83. Ciao America (Director: Frank Ciota)
  84. City By The Sea (Director: Michael Caton-Jones)
  85. City Of Ghosts (Director: Matt Dillon)
  86. City Of God (Directors: Fernando Meirelles + Kátia Lund)
  87. Civil Brand (Director: Neema Barnette)
  88. Close Enough To Touch (Director: Jamie Scabbert)
  89. Close Your Eyes (Director: Nick Willing)
  90. Coastlines (Director: Victor Nunez)
  91. Collateral Damage (Director: Andrew Davis)
  92. Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (Director: George Clooney)
  93. Correct Change (Director: Mike Lilly)
  94. Cottonmouth (Director: James Dalthorp)
  95. Cover Story (Director: Eric Weston)
  96. Crazy As Hell (Director: Eriq La Salle)
  97. Crocodile II: Death Swamp (Director: Gary Jones)
  98. Cruel Game (Director: Masashi Nagadoi)
  99. Cube²: Hypercube (Director: Andrzej Sekula)
  100. Curse Of The Forty-Niner (Director: John Carl Beuchler)
  101. Cutting Horse (Director: Larry Clark)
  102. Cypher (Director: Vincenzo Natali)
  103. Dahmer (Director: David Jacobson)
  104. Dark Blue (Director; Ron Shelton)
  105. Dark Heaven (Director: Douglas Schulze)
  106. De la mano de un ángel (Director: David Aponte)
  107. Dead Above Ground (Director: Chuck Bowman)
  108. Dead Heat (Director: Mark Malone)
  109. Dead In The Water (Director: Gustavo Lipsztein)
  110. Deadly Little Secrets (Director: Fiona Mackenzie)
  111. Death To Smoochy (Director: Danny DeVito)
  112. Deathwatch (Director: Michael J. Bassett)
  113. Deep Freeze (Director: John Carl Buechler)
  114. Defiance (Director: Doveed Linder)
  115. Dreamlover (Director: Olivier Assayas)
  116. Derailed (Director: Bob Misiorowski)
  117. Descent Into Darkness (Director: Daniel Knauf)
  118. Desert Saints (Director: Richard Greenberg)
  119. Deuces Wild (Director: Scott Kalvert)
  120. Devious Beings (Director: Chris Mazzei)
  121. Dirty Deeds (Director: David Caesar)
  122. Dirty Pretty Things (Director: Stephen Frears)
  123. Dog Soldiers (Director: Neil Marshall)
  124. Don’t Let Go (Director: Max Myers)
  125. Double Vision (Director: Kuo-Fu Chen)
  126. Dummy (Director: Greg Pritikin)
  127. Edge Of Madness (Director: Anne Wheeler)
  128. El crimen del padre Amaro (director: Carlos Carrera)
  129. Emmett’s Mark (Director: Keith Snyder)
  130. Empire (Director: Franc.Ryes)
  131. Endangered Species (Director: Kevin S. Tenney)
  132. Engine Trouble (Director: Marc Ickx)
  133. Equilibrium (Director: Kurt Wimmer)
  134. Essence Of Echoes (Director: Dustin Rikert)
  135. Eternal Blood (Director: Jorge Olguín)
  136. EvenHand (Director: Joseph Pierson)
  137. Eye See You (D-Tox) (Director: Jim Gillespie)
  138. Fabled (Director: Ari Kirshenbaum)
  139. Face (Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan)
  140. Fallen Angels (Director: Ian David Diaz)
  141. Feardotcom (Director: William Malone)
  142. Feedback (Director: Teo Konuralp)
  143. Femme Fatale (Director: Brian De Palma)
  144. Fish Don’t Blink (Director: Chuck DeBus)
  145. Food Of Love (Director: Ventura Pons)
  146. For Da Love Of Money (Director: Pierre Edwards + Mike Williams)
  147. Frida (Director: Julie Taymor)
  148. Friday After Next (Director: Marcus Raboy)
  149. Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (Director: Franklin A. Vallett)
  150. Fubar (Director: Michael Dowse)
  151. Full Frontal (Director: Steven Soderbergh)
  152. G (Director: Christopher Scott Cherot)
  153. Gangs Of New York (Director: Martin Scorsese)
  154. Garage Days (Director: Alex Proyas)
  155. Gerry (Diector: Gus Van Sant)
  156. Ghetto Dawg (Director: Brian Averill)
  157. Ghost Ship (Director: Steve Beck)
  158. GhostWatcher (Director: David A. Cross)
  159. Ginostra (Director: Manuel Pradal)
  160. Girl Fever (100 Women) (Director: Michael Davis)
  161. Global Effect (Director: Terry Cunningham)
  162. Rock My World (Director: Sidney J. Furie)
  163. Hooded Angels (Director: Paul Matthews)
  164. Go For Broke (Director: Jean-Claude La Marre)
  165. God Is On Air (Director: Jordi Mollà)
  166. H (Director: Jong-hyeok Lee)
  167. Halloween: Resurrection (Director: Rick Rosenthal)
  168. Happy Here + Now (Director: Michael Almereyda)
  169. Hard Cash (Director: Predrag Antonijevic)
  170. Hart’s War (Director: Gregory Hoblit)
  171. Heart Of America (Director: Uwe Boll)
  172. Heaven (Director: Tom Tykwer)
  173. High Times Potluck (Director: Alison Thomson)
  174. Highway (Director: James Cox)
  175. Hollywood Vampyr (Director: Steve Akahoshi)
  176. Home Room (Director: Paul F. Ryan)
  177. House Of Fools (Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy)
  178. Hustlas (Director: Gabriel Avina)
  179. I’m With Lucy (Director: Jon Sherman)
  180. Igby Goes Down (Director: Burr Steers)
  181. In This World (Director: Michael Winterbottom)
  182. Infernal Affairs (Directors: Wai-Keung Lau + Alan Mak)
  183. Infested (Director: Josh Olson)
  184. Insomnia (Director: Christopher Nolan)
  185. Interstate 60: Episodes Of The Road (Director: Bob Gale)
  186. Interview With The Assassin (Director: Neil Burger)
  187. Jane White Is Sick + Twisted (Director: David Michael Latt)
  188. Japón (Director: Carlos Reygadas)
  189. Jet Lag (Director: Danièle Thompson)
  190. Ju-on: The Grudge (Director: Takashi Shimizu)
  191. Julie Walking Home (The Healer) (Director: Agnieszka Holland)
  192. Junk (Director: Stephanie Meurer)
  193. Just A Kiss (Director: Fisher Stevens)
  194. Kaante (Director: Sanjay Gupta)
  195. Killing Me Softly (Director: Kaige Chen)
  196. King Rikki (Director: James Gavin Bedford)
  197. Kingston High (Director: Stephen Townsend)
  198. Kiss The Bride (Director: Vanessa Parise)
  199. L’auberge espagnole (Director: Cédric Klapisch)
  200. Lana’s Rain (Director: Michael S. Ojeda)
  201. Las Vegas Warrior (Director: Natasha Baron)
  202. Laurel Canyon (Director: Lisa Cholodenko)
  203. Leather + Iron (Director: James Archer)
  204. Legend Of The Phantom Rider (Director: Alex Erkiletian)
  205. Leo (Director: Mehdi Norowzian)
  206. Liberty Stands Still (Director: Kari Skogland)
  207. Lilya 4-Ever (Director: Lukas Moodysson)
  208. Lone Hero (Director: Ken Sanzel)
  209. Long Time Dead (Director: Marcus Adams)
  210. Love Liza (Director: Todd Louiso)
  211. Love Relations (Directors: Michael Hoffman + Delvin Molden)
  212. Love + A Bullet (Directors: Ben Ramsey + Kantz)
  213. Love In The Time Of Money (Director: Peter Mattei)
  214. Love.com (Director: Sherwood Ball)
  215. Makin’ Baby (Director: Paul Wynn)
  216. Making A Killing (Director: Ryan Lee Driscoll)
  217. Malevolent (Director: John Terlesky)
  218. Man On The Train (Director: Patrice Leconte)
  219. Married People, Single Sex: The Return (Director: Chanda Fuller)
  220. Master Of The Game (Director: Jeff Stolhand)
  221. Max (Director: Menno Meyjes)
  222. May (Director: Lucky McKee)
  223. Men With Brooms (Director: Paul Gross)
  224. Merci Dr. Rey! (Director: Andrew Litvack)
  225. Minimal Knowledge (Director: Gregory J. Corrado)
  226. Miranda (Director: Marc Munden)
  227. Mondays In The Sun (Director: Fernando León de Aranoa)
  228. Monkey Love (Director: Mark Stratton)
  229. Morvern Callar (Director: Lynne Ramsay)
  230. Mr. Smith Gets A Hustler (Director: Ian McCrudden)
  231. Mulletville (Director: Tony Leahy)
  232. Murder By Numbers (Director: Barbet Schroeder)
  233. My Little Eye (Director: Marc Evans)
  234. Naked Weapon (Director: Siu-Tung Ching)
  235. Narc (Director: Joe Carnahan)
  236. Never Get Outta The Boat (Director: Paul Quinn)
  237. New Best Friend (Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams)
  238. New Suit (Director: François Velle)
  239. New World (Director: Peter John Ross)
  240. Nightstalker (Director: Chris Fisher)
  241. No Good Deed (Director: Bob Rafelson)
  242. No Manners (Conduct Zero) (Director: Geun-shik Jo)
  243. Novo (Director: Jean-Pierre Limosin)
  244. Now + Forever (Director: Bob Clark)
  245. Now You Know (Director: Jeff Anderson)
  246. On The Edge (Director: Fred Williamson)
  247. One (Director: Lucas Belvaux)
  248. On_Line (Director: Jed Weintrob)
  249. Once Upon A Time In The Midlands (Director: Shane Meadows)
  250. One Hell Of A Christmas (Director: Shaky Gonzalezz)
  251. One Hour Photo (Director: Mark Romanek)
  252. Open Hearts (Director: Susanne Bier)
  253. Outside The Law (Director: Jorge Montesi)
  254. Outta Time (Director: Lorena David)
  255. P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (Director: Steve Guttenberg)
  256. Paid In Full (Director: Charles Stone III)
  257. Pandora’s Box (Director: Rob Hardy)
  258. Panic (Air Panic) (Director: Bob Misiorowski)
  259. Panic Room (Director: David Fincher)
  260. Paper Soldiers (Directors: David Daniel + Damon Dash)
  261. Partners In Action (Director: Sidney J. Furie)
  262. People I Know (Director: Daniel Algrant)
  263. Personal Velocity (Director: Rebecca Miller)
  264. Phase IV (Director: Bryan Goeres)
  265. Phone (Director: Byeong-ki Ahn)
  266. Phone Booth (Director: Joel Schumacher)
  267. Pipe Dream (Director: John Walsh)
  268. Poolhall Junkies (Director: Mars Callahan)
  269. Pressure (Director: Richard Gale)
  270. Pumpkin (Directors: Anthony Abrams + Adam Larson Broder)
  271. Punch (Director: Guy Bennett)
  272. Punch-Drunk Love (Director: Paul Thomas Anderson)
  273. Punto y aparte (Director: Paco del Toro)
  274. Pure (Director: Gillies MacKinnon)
  275. Purpose (Director: Alan Ari Lazar)
  276. Queen Of The Damned (Director: Michael Rymer)
  277. Quicksand (Director: Sam Firstenberg)
  278. R.I.C.C.O. (Director: Shawn Woodard)
  279. R.S.V.P. (Director: Mark Anthony Galluzzo)
  280. Rachel’s Attic (Director: David Tybor)
  281. Raising Victor Vargas (Director: Peter Sollett)
  282. Reality Check (Director: Rafal Zielinski)
  283. Reckoning (Director: Jason Rodriguez)
  284. Red Dragon (Director: Brett Ratner)
  285. Repli-Kate (Director: Frank Longo)
  286. Resident Evil (Director: Paul W.S. Anderson)
  287. Returner (Director: Takashi Yamazaki)
  288. Revenge Of The Unhappy Campers (Director: Shawnee Mercer)
  289. Steal (Director: Gérard Pirès)
  290. Ripley’s Game (Director: Liliana Cavani)
  291. Ritual (Tales From The Crypt presents) (Director: Avi Nesher)
  292. Road To Perdition (Director: Sam Mendes)
  293. Roger Dodger (Director: Dylan Kidd)
  294. Rollerball (Director: John McTiernan)
  295. Ronnie (Director: Christopher Haifley)
  296. Rub + Tug (Director: Soo Lyu)
  297. Run Ronnie Run (Director: Troy Miller)
  298. Samurai (Director: Giordano Gederlini)
  299. Savage Messiah (Director: Mario Azzopardi)
  300. Savage Roses (Director: James Tucker)
  301. Scorcher (Director: James Seale)
  302. Searching For Paradise (Director: Myra Paci)
  303. Second To Die (Director: Brad Marlowe)
  304. Secret Pleasures (Director: Michael Paul Girard)
  305. Secretary (Director: Steven Shainberg)
  306. Sex Is Comedy (Director: Catherine Breillat)
  307. Sex + The Teenage Mind (Director: Donald L. Gold)
  308. Shattered Lies (Director: Gerry Lively)
  309. Shooters (Directors: Glenn Durfort + Colin Teague)
  310. Shottas (Director: Cess Silvera)
  311. Skins (Director: Chris Eyre)
  312. Slackers (Director: Dewey Nicks)
  313. Slash (Director: Neal Sundstrom)
  314. Snake Island (Director: Wayne Crawford)
  315. Snapshots (Director: Rudolf van den Berg)
  316. So Close (Director: Corey Yuen)
  317. Sonny (Director: Nicholas Cage)
  318. Sorority Boys (Director: Wallace Wolodarsky)
  319. Speck (Director: Keith Walley)
  320. Spider (Director: David Cronenberg)
  321. Spider’s Web (Director: Paul Levine)
  322. Spun (Director: Jonas Åkerlund)
  323. Stark Raving Mad (Directors: Drew Daywalt + David Schneider)
  324. State Property (Director: Abdul Malik Abbott)
  325. Storm Watch (Director: Terry Cunningham)
  326. Strange Hearts (Director: Michelle Gallagher)
  327. Super Sucker (Director: Jeff Daniels)
  328. Survival Island (Directors: David Hillenbrand + Scott Hillenbrand)
  329. Sweet Sixteen (Director: Ken Loach)
  330. Swept Away (Director: Guy Ritchie)
  331. Swindle (Director: K.C. Bascombe)
  332. Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (Director: Chan-wook Park)
  333. Taboo (Director: Max Makowski)
  334. Talk To Her (Director: Pedro Almodóvar)
  335. Tattoo, A Love Story (Director: Richard W. Bean)
  336. Bundy (Director: Matthew Bright)
  337. Teddy Bears’ Picnic (Director: Harry Shearer)
  338. Teknolust (Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson)
  339. Ten Tiny Love Stories (Director: Rodrigo Garcia)
  340. The Anarchist Cookbook (Director: Jordan Susman)
  341. The Badge (Director: Robby Henson)
  342. The Banger Sisters (Director: Bob Dolman)
  343. The Barber (Director: Michael Bafaro)
  344. The Black Magic (Director: Marc-Ivan O’Gorman)
  345. The Brooklyn Boys (Director: John Bianco)
  346. The Burial Society (Director: Nicholas Racz)
  347. The Circle (Director: Sidney J. Furie)
  348. The Circuit (Director: Jalal Merhi)
  349. The Coast Guard (Director: Ki-duk Kim)
  350. The Code (Director: Manuel Boursinhac)
  351. The Cuckoo (Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin)
  352. The Dancer Upstairs (Director: John Malkovich)
  353. The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys (Director: Peter Care)
  354. The Escapist (Director: Gillies MacKinnon)
  355. The Eye (Directors: Danny Pang + Oxide Chun Pang)
  356. The Final Curtain(Director: Patrick Harkins)
  357. The Frightening (Director: David DeCoteau)
  358. The Gatekeeper (Director: John Carlos Frey)
  359. The Gathering (Director: Brian Gilbert)
  360. The Good Girl (Director: Miguel Arteta)
  361. The Good Thief (Director: Neil Jordan)
  362. The Good War (Director: Giorgia Serafini)
  363. The Greenskeeper (Directors: Kevin Greene, Adam Johnson+ Tripp Norton)
  364. The Guru (Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer)
  365. The Hard Word (Director: Scott Roberts)
  366. The Heart Of Me (Director: Thaddeus O’Sullivan)
  367. The House Next Door (Director: Joey Travolta)
  368. The Hungry Woman (Director: Glenn Robert Smith)
  369. The Intended (Director: Kristian Levring)
  370. The M.O. Of M.I. (Director: Susan Turley)
  371. The Magdalene Sisters (Director: Peter Mullan)
  372. The Murder (Director: Greg Rempel)
  373. The Nest (Director: Florent-Emilio Siri)
  374. The Nugget (Director: Bill Bennett)
  375. The Other Brother (Director: Mandel Holland)
  376. The Other Side Of The Bed (Director: Emilio Martinez Lázaro)
  377. The Perfect You (Crazy Little Thing) (Director: Matthew Miller)
  378. The Pianist (Director: Roman Polanski)
  379. The Quiet American (Director: Phillip Noyce)
  380. The Reckoning (Director: Paul McGuigan)
  381. The Red Siren (Director: Olivier Megaton)
  382. The Round + Round (Director: Rod Slane)
  383. The Rules Of Attraction (Director: Roger Avery)
  384. The Salton Sea (Director: D.J. Caruso)
  385. The Scoundrel’s Wife (Director: Glen Pitre)
  386. The Sea Is Watching (Director: Kei Kumai)
  387. The Secret Lives Of Dentists (Director: Alan Rudolph)
  388. The Slaughter Rule (Directors: Alex Smith + Andrew J. Smith)
  389. The Source (Director: Steve Taylor)
  390. The Stickup (Director: Rowdy Harrington)
  391. The Streetsweeper (Director: James Hill)
  392. The Sweetest Thing (Director: Roger Kumble)
  393. The Third Society (Director: J.A. Steel)
  394. The Trip (Director: Miles Swain)
  395. The Wisher (Director: Gavin Wilding)
  396. The Year That Trembled (Director: Jay Craven)
  397. Threat Of Exposure (Director: Tom Whitus)
  398. Three Days Of Rain (Director: Michael Meredith)
  399. Till Human Voices Wake Us (Director: Michael Petroni)
  400. Trance (Director: Gary Dean Orona)
  401. Trapped (Director: Luis Mandoki)
  402. Triggermen (Director: John Bradshaw)
  403. Trojan Warrior (Director: Salik Silverstein)
  404. Try Seventeen (Director: Jeffrey Porter)
  405. Turnaround (Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd)
  406. Twin Sisters (Director: Ben Sombogaart)
  407. Unborn But Forgotten (Director: Chang-jae Lim)
  408. Undisputed (Director: Walter Hill)
  409. Unfaithful (Director: Adrian Lyne)
  410. Unspeakable (Director: Thomas J. Wright)
  411. Until Death (Director: Charles Buchanan)
  412. Vampire Clan (Director: John Webb)
  413. Vampires: Los Muertos (Director: Tommy Lee Wallace)
  414. Van Wilder (Van Wilder: Party Liaison) (National Lampoon’s “Van Wilder”) (Director: Walt Becker)
  415. Vatos (Director: Paul Wynne)
  416. WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (Directors: Takuji Endo + Fumihiko Takayama
  417. Waking Up In Reno (Director: Jordan Brady)
  418. War (Director: Aleksey Balabanov)
  419. Warrior (Director: Will Harper)
  420. Warrior Angels (Director: Byron W. Thompson)
  421. Washington Heights (Director: Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa)
  422. We Were Soldiers (Director: Randall Wallace)
  423. Welcome To Collinwood (Directors: Anthony Russo + Joe Russo)
  424. West Of Here (Director: Peter Masterson)
  425. Whacked! (Director: James Bruce)
  426. White Boy (Director: John Marino)
  427. Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself (Director: Lone Scherfig)
  428. Windtalkers (Director: John Woo)
  429. WiseGirls (Director: David Anspaugh)
  430. Wishcraft (Directors: Danny Graves + Richard Wenk)
  431. Wolves Of Wall Street (Director: David DeCoteau)
  432. Wrong Number (Director: Richard Middleton)
  433. XX/XY (Director: Austin Chick)
  434. Yesterday (Director: Yun-su Chong)
  435. Yossi + Jagger (Director: Eytan Fox)
  436. You Got Nothin’ (Director: Philip Angelotti)
  437. Zig Zag (Director: David S. Goyer)
NC-17
  1. In Our Garden (Director: Giuseppe Andrews)
  2. The Story Of O: Untold Pleasures (Director: Phil Leirness)
  3. Thirteen Chimes (13 Curses) (Director: Xavier Villaverde)
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2015.02.12 21:49 2noame 14th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress, February 26 - March 1, 2015. An opportunity to meet and organize.

At the end of this month, on February 26th, a joint event of USBIG (US Basic Income Guarantee) and BICN (Basic Income Canada Network) will convene in New York.
For those who can make it to the actual conference, please do.
For those who can't make it to the conference itself, but can meet up with those of us who will be in NYC, please do. There will be a meetup in Brooklyn on March 1st at 6pm:
6:00pm: Meeting: “Are we ready to start an activists movement for BIG in the United States?” We’ll chip in for pizza and drinks, but we’ll share the food and drink unconditionally with everyone who comes—without means test or any requirement to make a reciprocal contribution. We will discuss this question without any more specific agenda. Karl Widerquist will moderate the discussion, but will not lead the discussion or any effort that might come out of it. Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY. This event is free and open to everyone.
There will also be a public discussion on the 26th at 6:30pm at a location yet to be determined. (If you can think of a great location, please reply with the suggestion)
For those who can't make it at all to any of the above, what can be streamed will be streamed, so please attend virtually if you can. (The hashtag will be #NABIG15)
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545751005694031/
List of participants:
Also, I'll be there too! So if you can make it in person, it'll be great to meet you.
Let's use this opportunity of many of us being in one place, to get some plans in motion together for advancing basic income in the public consciousness to an even greater degree.
EDIT (2/23/15): The hashtag for this will be #NABIG15 on Twitter and elsewhere.
Also, I plan to create a live Reddit feed for the event as well on the day of.
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2015.01.24 10:46 bonerjohnson Year 5 Preseason Power Rankings

Rank Previous Team User Record Last Game Comments
1 1 Taiils (0-0) The Jets come off their 2nd SB win in a row. A journey filled with injuries, and well a ton of trades. Can they be the first to 3 peat?
2 2 FDBluth (0-0) Matt Ryan's health remains an issue with this pass first offense. Do they even have a back up? Who knows? They find ways to win. Like 294 rushing yards out of nowhere in a playoff game.
3 3 Samwise (1-1) Somehow despite being a perennial contender they keep finding people to let them trade into the top 5. A stud MLB Easton joins an already annoying defense. If Hickman can stay healthy well.... nvm that won't happen. Without much competition in division they likely walk back into the playoffs.
4 4 streetshine (0-0) Despite the stacked roster they too keep finding trade partners and only getting better. Some thought Wilson was a MVP contender while others weren't impressed with the INTs. They got JJ Watt and lost Lamar Miller.
5 5 Rawdawg (0-0) Not much changed for the Raiders in the offseason, but with Alfred Morris coming off an MVP like season they look to contend again. The coach prepares himself via various ping pong and tic tac toe tournaments. Frantanzy Frazier looks to spark with offense in a Franfrenzy.
6 6 Tubabacon (0-0) The Browns seems to alternate between mediocre and great seasons. Which will be this year? A late playoff push was impressive last season. The offense wasn't so hot late in the season, but the run defense shuts down a lot. They didn't add anything banking the future on next season.
7 7 danchan (0-0) The Eagles playoff struggles continued. Is Foles still the guy? Or is RT Banks gonna be the guy? A mix of old guys and rookies come in as they hope again to make a post season push before Shady's speed drops like Jordy Nelsons.
8 8 Caped (0-0) In their opening Denard-less season Coach Caped took them back to the playoffs. Making a big plash this off season with Richard Sherman, Alshon Jefferey, and .... Terrelle Pryor coming in. As the oft injured Deaddy Teddy takes his talents to South Beach.
9 9 BioSin (0-0) After lucking into a playoff spot they knocked off the Pats. Antonio Brown is gone as Jermaura Riddick looks to fill in. A tough division makes a return trip hard.
10 10 Kalashnikova (0-0) Robbed of a playoff spot they brought back CJ Moseley. An underwhelming draft made them pick up Manti Te'o. Uh ... ok. Expect a bunch more trades and Moseley INTs.
11 11 Gronco (0-0) The Titans seem to do just enough to win their division and not much else the past few seasons. Bishop Sankey is the work horse. A few decent additions.
12 12 Jmffn (0-0) The Skins continue to lose to the Eagles as they did 3 times last season. An underwhelming draft didn't seem to give much. They did follow up with some over the hill receivers in Calvin and DeSean.
13 13 Politellama (0-0) The Cardinals made a surprising playoff push. They added more defense as that wasn't really their problem. Their lack of offense shined in playoffs with only 7 points and 4 INTs. Returning to the playoffs likely won't be easy if Logan Thomas can't find the right team to throw to.
14 14 Jeffiguritout (0-0) The Jags continue win now mode as Jairus Byrd comes in hoping to be useful for a season or 2. They didn't really draft anyone besides Jaqwaylin Sam. Future MVP candidate right there.
15 15 oobydoob (0-0) Consistency? Tanking? Who knows? Demaryius turns 30 so the time is now. Or else. Or else what? Exactly.
16 16 Moruitelda (0-0) Did you know the Bills are the team with the best record to miss the playoffs over the last few seasons? Well if you didn't they'll tell you. CB Dimitrios Randle is a stud rookie and also about the only one from their draft not already in the free agent list.
17 17 alphayasha (0-0) The Saints just missed out on returning to the playoffs as they still struggle vs the Skins and Eagles. We'll see if losing Jairus Byrd hurts them as rookie Delency Still is the new starter.
18 18 Goonzo (0-0) The turnaround season made the AFC North even more competitive. Though AJ Green's 75 speed might slow things down a bit.
19 19 bigpoppa (0-0) Navahri Beck. Navahri Beck. Navahri Beck. Navahri Beck. Navahri Beck.
20 20 Mitch (0-0) Mitch has high hopes in a tough division. Some players in their late 20s come in hoping for one last hurrah. The confidence is there, but just how much swag can a Dolpion have?
21 21 Duke (0-0) The success rides on Christine Michael and well running a lot. After throwing 41 INTs last season 74 speed Antonio Brown and Blaine Gabbert just might be enough to fix things.
22 22 Karmali (0-0) Do you smell what Ashley Rock is cooking? The Rock boosts the 9ers secondary. Though the offense still seems to need help. After allowing the most sacks in the league they didn't draft any o-line and the current starters have an average age of 33.
23 23 hurley (0-0) Now every NFC North team as a young star QB. Projected #1 overall Saul Jernigan ended up going 9. The heir apparent to Rodgers has a strong arm and is quite fast. Paired with last years OROY WR Jovanta Dickson he hopes to lead the Packers right into staying at the mediocre level.
24 24 bonerjohnson (0-0) The Vikings went to get younger.... again. Boosting the line might help old man AP out. While another Hesiman Winner CB Edivaldo Hankerson might just be what the defense needed. If only they can find a way to win the close games.
25 25 Nerd (0-0) Jefferey is gone, but they hit paydirt with another young WR. Carlows Miller joins Jamille Landry as a good duo. Though since Forte's decline they still have no run game.
26 26 Krausenbach (0-0) The Cowboys had an off season with just 2 wins. Once again CPU drafted them a few stars. QB controversy may be brewing as incumbent starter Everett Polk now has star rookie Brett Hardin to deal with.
27 27 Skead (0-0) The Rams fell apart the last few seasons. Mostly due to Reynaldo Jefferson throwing 12 TDs to 35 INTs and posting a 52 QB Rating. Rookie QB Logan Butler comes in looking like a star hoping to right the ship.
30 30 Chili (0-0) The Bucs are one of those teams alternating between being a team almost there and a team just down right bad. A slew of 1st round picks came in to spice things up. WR Tavadis Ives has to spark the offense as he comes in at pick #2.
29 29 Inathosca (0-0) The Texans are about in the same spot as usual. No 1st round pick and a questionable future. BUT hey Webster and Momah are tall as fuck and you can't teach that. Will their 1st rounder make it to the trade deadline? Magic 8-Ball says Probably Not.
30 30 TBeezy (0-0) The latest high draft picks include 6'6 WR Heston Turner and LOLB Ches Burleson. The Chargers just gotta get out of the mid season slump and get this talent working.
31 31 Easy (0-0) New guys team has some young talent, but didn't have picks to add more. The learning curve begins.
32 32 mistermonr0e (0-0) New guy takes over a team looking for consistency in coaching and the roster. The QB position seems more uncertain. 30 year olds Kirk Cousins and Ryan Tannehill come in. While the troubled Thomas Werner also has rookie Matt Hyde to compete with.
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2014.04.20 01:30 amdewstow Ladies Against Humanity Pack

Via
White
"The limit does not exist!"

solidarityisforwhitewomen

A $20 bill with Harriet Tubman's face on it
A bill allowing establishments to refuse service to homophobic legislators
A blazing Valentine's Day bonfire torching every moronic column that advises women on how not to end up single on Valentine's Day
A bodice-ripping 4-way with Alexander Skarsgard, lan Somerhalder, and David Boreanaz
A brown smudge equally likely to be period blood or chocolate.
A candlelight vigil for Nicole Brown Simpson
A CNN article touting "A Shocking New Study Shows Women Aren't Treated Equally With Men"
A detailed vajazzling of Van Gogh's Starry Night
A dozen Sprinkles cupcakes smeared on my naked body
A fantasy film that takes place in an alternate reality where, amazingly, everyone is white
A fantasy road trip with Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza with burritos and mixtapes and skinny-dipping under the stars and you all just laugh and laugh
A federal holiday named after a black woman. (Or any woman, for that matter.)
A fun family cook-out grilling leftover dresses at Chez Gaga
A gender neutral, owl-themed baby announcement
A hand-crocheted Diva Cup case from Etsy.com
A heaping dish of real talk served ice cold by Ashley Wagner
A hot, wet, trumpet of a tart when you're nearly sure your partner is out of earshot
A humorless orgy filled with humorless feminists
A joke too funny for women to understand
A late breaking addition to the Opening Ceremony that features the women of Pussy Riot hooking up Putin's nipples and scrotum to high voltage electroshock
A limited edition set of white people white cards about topics such as J. Crew, half-marathons, and the word "articulate" just in time for Black History Month
A middle school style 3-way call about what to wear to the party
A misogynist dystopia set in the not-too distant WAIT A MINUTE
A much needed reminder that, all too often, "beauty standards" = "being white."
A new cookbook by Sylvia Plath
A new law forcing men to buy extra insurance in advance in case they someday need erectile dysfunction meds
A one-on-one tutorial in fabulous from Janet Mock
A one-way ticket to Steubenville
A perfect virginity story including a snowy night, a cozy cabin, and NBC news anchor Brian Williams
A personal style consultation from Lupita Nyong'o
A quickie with Rachel Maddowin the green room
A reissue of Battleship where you have to find the clitoris
A relationship-ending round of "Never Have I Ever"
A second-trimester burrito baby
A sneakediaper drive for your best friend Wendy Davis
A soothing 6-handed massage from McDreamy, McSteamy and Yang after a really tough day at work
A stern and timely pep talk from Miss Tyra
A strongly worded letter to Netflix demanding the addition of "The Good Wife"
A sturdy, resounding slap to the face of Vladimir Putin from the hand of Billie Jean King
A sudsy soak in the prefects bathroom with Cedric Diggory
A tear stained copy of Reviving Ophelia
A thoughtful discussion of music and fashion with Lorde and Tavi over manis and cappuccinos
A torrid sex odyssey with President Fitzgerald Grant
A toxic chemical fire fueled by all the make-up brands that don't make shades for people of color
A vagina mint. A mint for your vagina.
A vibrating Nuva Ring because why Wouldnot that exist
A warm, cuddly hug from Phillip Seymour Hoffman
A white-hot blazing inferno fueled entirely by Pnina Tarnai stunners
Abortion Barbie®
Accidentally making a duck face in the elevator mirror, immediately cringing in shame
Accidentally pooping out the tampon
Adele crooning under your ex's window 24/7 until he understands exactly what he did
Alan Rickman murmuring sweet pillow talk that you can't understand a word of but who cares just keep talking
An 80-year-old woman with her 20-year-old lover
An all-girl orgy comprised entirely of Cumberbitches
An alternate version of the Washington Monument that looks kind of like a vagina
An Auschwitz-themed Olympic debutante party
Arthur Weasley's muggle porn
Asking Gilbert Gottfried to do the lago voice during sex
Asking the waiter who tries to take your half-finished burger away if he's out of his fucking mind
Asking your doctor to define "occasional drinker"
Audra McDonald and ldina Menzel serenading you with the most heartbreaking love song in the history of everything
Awkwardly explaining to your waiter that you're not actually anti-coat hanger
Bandying Vampire Bill about the head and neck until he chooses Laura Benanti like a sane person
Banging Paul Rudd's ugly brother because close enough
Beard burn on your labia
Because sometimes you want three broomsticks
Being brought to tears by an unflattering photo and feeling a fiery mix of self-hatred and rage-filled feminist revolution
Being compared to a Cathy cartoon on Metafilter
Being forced to buy all fan gear in Pink because it's the color of your vagina
Being in a nice restaurant and knowing, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there is definitely food in your bra
Being polite about Lean In at the office
Being single in winter and not shaving your legs for months
Being soulfully serenaded collectively and individually by The Roots
Being the only woman at the office-mandated sexual harassment training
Being unbelievably attracted to Michael Fassbender even when he's evil to his core
Beyoncé thinkpieces
Beyoncé watching the halftime show on her $40,000 couch just laughing like yeah, sure, whatever
Blue Ivy's weave
Bobby Flay chipping his tooth on a ball gag
Breaking up with your fiancé via a fabulous Sondheim patter song
Buying condoms in your hometown
Calculating the WeightWatchers Points Plus™ in a heaping serving of Donald Rumsfeld's spooge
Calmly informing your date that you understand the infield fly rule better than he does
Celebrating equal pay day by making the same amount of money as a man who does the same job as you. Lol just kidding, you can't have that.
Checking "Other: Lesbianism" on the birth control survey at your gynecologist's office
Chin hairs you pretend you don't have
Choking on the ashes of Gloria Steinem's bras
CJ Cregg laying the smack down on a misogynist fucker then taking you out for mimosas
Compiling all the money we spend on hair removal products to feed all the hungry children forever
Condi and Hillary throwing a power pantsuit fashion show to raise money to help journalists who can't think of better questions to ask women politicians
Congratulating CBS on having the bravery and audacity to pick a white man to host a late night show
Convincing 2 straight guys to make out at a party to impress their girlfriends
Cooper Manning's burn book
Cramming Vladimir Putin full of Activia® until he poops out Russia's homophobia
Crying in the fitting room during bikini season
Daenerys Targaryen's fire-breathing vajayjay
Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark and Cersei Lannister combining forces to take down misogyny forever
Deciding that Lupita Nyong'o is the Cinderella you hope your daughter will grow up to be
Declaring that you will abstain from checking OkCupid or Tinder for 24 hours on Valentine's Day but then getting drunk and sad and signing in with much lower standards
Deliberately not shaving your legs to keep yourself from hooking up on an early date
Depriving white men of the right to vote for 150 years and just seeing what happens
Diane Keaton wearing a suit better than any man ever could.
Discovering orgasms at a prettttty young age courtesy of a jacuzzi/hot tub/pool jet
Doing your kegels at work
Donating your breast milk for vegan consumption
Doubling up on sports bras
Douches that smell like rain
Dumbledore's rarely seen club robes
Dumpsters overflowing with whimsical save the-date magnets
Dying your hair red like Angela Chase
Eating the entire bag
Emma Goldman burning the whole motherfucker down
Emma Watson, Emma Stone, EMMA THOMPSONBITCHES
Engagement photos on train tracks
Expensive vibrators shaped like twee woodland creatures
Experimenting with Stacey McGill and Claudia Kishi while the kids sleep in the other room
Explaining to a man that your bisexuality does not exist for his titillation
Expressing the anal glands of Oprah's chow chows
Feeling a little bit smug about Gwyneth Paltrow's divorce
Feeling microaggressive when people won't stop using the word microaggressive
Feeling nauseous and thinking, "0h, great. Is this going to cost me $400?"
Feeling slightly like you are fighting the system when you use the men's restroom at a bar rather than standing in line for the ladies' room
Finally being included in an NFL commercial as a "football fan" instead of "football fan's clueless girlfriend"
Finger banging Michelle Rodriguez
Flicking the bean to Adam Levine's Proactiv® commercial
Force-feeding Sheryl Sandberg the pages of lean In, one by one
Forcing your lover to call you "moon of my life"
Gabby Gifford' physical therapy
Getting a little turned on by the liquid silk voices of the ladies of NPR
Getting a new match notification on Tinder and not having any idea what you were thinking when you swiped right
Getting angry at your crush because of something mean he said during an imaginary conversation
Getting DPed by the Property Brothers on a custom granite countertop
Getting drunk and texting someone you don't really like because it's better than texting no one at all
Getting home from a workout and realizing your pubes were sticking out of your short shorts the whole time
Getting in the football mood by spiking your used tampons into the trash and celebrating afterwards
Getting irrationally angry when you don't think a Facebook status deserves that many likes
Getting topped by Professor Grubbly-Plank
Getting weepy drunk in the daytime and posting quotes from You've Got Mail on the internet
Giving ScarJo's boobs a (consensual) Iii' squeezy-squeeze on the red carpet
Giving up on the game to make out with big Tim Riggins
Going on a mediocre date, then a terrible date, then fooling yourself into thinking the mediocre date was better than it was
Going out to buy super healthy organic groceries then coming home and ordering takeout
Guys who can't get it together to set a date but still find time to like your shit on Face book
Guys who take off their wedding rings before they flirt with you at a bar
Hagrid and Madame Maxime role-play
Having big boobs and wearing horizontal stripes anyway cause FUCK IT
Having unprotected sex to honor the anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Hermione telling you she'd never hurt Ron; it's just that you're so beautiful and she's so confused
High-fiving Sandra Bullock after the best drunk duet of "Oops! I did it again" in the history of karaoke
High-fiving Shonda Rhimes while dancing on the graves of every boss who never bothered to hire a woman or person of color
Hillary bitch-slapping Bill with a frozen tuna
Hiring Buffy Summers to roundhouse kick the woman in your office who doesn't support other women
Holding hands with Ellen Page at the best Tegan & Sara concert ever
Holding your boobs as you go up and down stairs
Hoping maybe he didn't call because he died
Inspirational Dove chocolate wrappers
It gets better(ish).
JLaw creeping Taylor Swift ADORABLY
Joaquin Phoenix as George Michael Bluth and Scarlett Johannsen as Ann Veal in the new Arrested Development movie, "HER?"
Khaleesi bringing her dragons to a board meeting like "sorry, couldn't get daycare!"
Kim Kardashian's placenta banh mi
Kneeing him right in the man business when the fantasy suite turns into a nightmare
Lactating when a stranger's baby cries on the train
ldris Elba whisking you off for a weekend on the Riviera
Leonardo DiCaprio sitting on the sidewalk smoking with "Talkshow Host" playing in the background
LESLIE KNOPE AND MICHELLE OBAMA HUGGING AND DANCING AND BRINGING JOYFUL FEMINISM TO ALL THE LAND
LESLIE KNOPE FOR PRESIDENT
Liberté, égalité. Beyoncé.
Lining up all the lip glosses you've ever lost until they wrap around the world
Living with the fact that you're a white person who regularly downloads songs from "Glee"
Locking all the mansplainers in a windowless room with Bellatrix Lestrange
Magic ovaries that shoot down rape sperm with lasers
Making 77 cents on the dollar (unless you're Latina)
Making Firefox your preferred browser for gay porn
Making him jealous with Viktor Krum
Making it obnoxiously clear to your friends that you'll be watching the Puppy Bowl instead of the Super Bowl this year
Making out with an openly gay Eagle Scout "to help him make sure"
Malala's gunshot wounds
Masturbating to Ty Pennington
Meredith Grey's slut phase
Meryl Streep selfies
MICHELLE DUNKING LEBRON BITCHES
Michelle Kwan gliding across the ice like a majestic goddamn swan
Misandry
Mother. Fucking. Thigh gap.
Naming your breasts Lorelei and Rory
Needing to pee before your nail polish dries
Not having the heart to tell him it really doesn't happen to everyone
Objectifying women "for charity"
Oil wrestling with all three Manning brothers. Yeah, there are three.
Only shaving up to the knee
Patti Stanger's line of jewelry Asking Larry Summers increasingly difficult mathematical questions until Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are considered equally important
Peggy Olson's cutthroat ambitions
Perversely cheering for a team your partner hates, just for funsies
Pitching "The Deathstick" to Good Vibrations
Pointing out to people who claim to hate abortion that they might want to consider supporting access to contraception
Polishing off another bottle of Bordeaux with Olivia Pope and Alicia Florrick
Politely asking Juan Pablo to stop ruining Juan-uary
Pre-ordering a new Hitachi Magic Wand just in time for Galentine's Day
Pretending someone else is home when the delivery guy shows up with your extra large pizza
Pretending you don't fantasize about taking Tim Tebow's virginity
Pretending you'll wear that bridesmaid dress again
Princess Aurora maniacally devouring the still-beating heart of Maleficent
Proclaiming the wine "undrinkable" immediately before drinking it
Proudly carrying your tampon to the bathroom in full view of everyone because THE JIG IS UP A LOT OF US HAVE PERIODS
Putting on skinny jeans straight out of the dryer and wanting to commit genocide
Queefing in the faces of Oscar voters until they're forced to recognize the achievements of women and people of color
Raising a champagne toast to Belle Knox, the badass Duke porn actress
Realizing halfway through a great date that you forgot to tweeze those nipple hairs
Realizing you're not having lesbian sex anytime soon after you get one of those chunky glitter manis
Realizing your awkward sitting position on the floor made your vag lips lose all sensation
Reimagining your life as gluten free when you find out the hot 23-year-old at the office has Celiac
Rejecting a guy who might be your future husband on Tinder because his face just akes you angry
Reminding yourself not to start a conversation about your to-do list after your mind wanders during sex
Renée Fleming bringing linebackers to tears
Resentfully clicking like on your boss's vacation photos
Rosa Park's back seat
Roses are red, violets are blue, women deserve equal pay for equal work
Running your fingers through Jon Stewart's lustrous salt-and-pepper hair until you've regained a sense of calm
Ryan Gosling's taint
Scalding hot wax right there on your labia
Screaming in terror at the giant bug in your shower before you realize it's a hair ball
Seven carpets that match the drapes
Seven minutes in heaven with Eric Decker
Sexual fantasies involving Mindy Lahiri and a sumptuous coffeecake
Shameful childhood memories of envying the wheelchair girl who got all the attention
Shouting "NOT OKAY TOO SOON DON'T DO IT KEVIN" when Fred Savage plays a perp on SVU
Sipping champagne and trying on dresses made by designers of color with Kerry Washington and Michelle Obama
Sirius holding his hand over your mouth so you don't wake his mother's portrait
Smiling and pretending the sexism in your industry doesn't exist because you'd like to get/keep a job
Sort of wishing the baby on the plane would die
Sorting your friends - even the ones you think belong in Hufflepuff
Stalking wedding photos on Facebook, weeping softly.
Staph infections from dirty nail salons
Stealing a male relative's Playboy and feeling brand new feelings
STOP MAKING ME PRETEND TO CARE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING PINTEREST DARLA
Stubbornly refusing to put a tampon in because your period should have ended two days ago
Stumbling on David Wright performing as Judy Garland in the East Village
Subjecting a handsy finance bro to the withering gaze of the Dowager Countess
Surprising your partner with a Vladimir Putin shaped butt plug
Swish and flick.
Taking a giant dump on the 18th green at the Augusta National Golf Club
Taking your vegan girlfriend to shuck some soysters
Talking sexy social justice with Maya Angelou until your caged bird sings
Taylor Swift's sloppy seconds
Telling a street harasser "YOU know what? I will blow you."
Telling Pacey your innermost secrets in a canoe beneath the Capeside stars
Telling the thousandth guy for the thousandth time that all he needs to do is expend one tiny modicum of effort
Telling your date you're only paying 77 cents on the dollar when he asks to split the check
Tenderly dominating Uncle Jesse from behind
Texting your blind date's address to all your friends for safety
Thanking whatever nice man decided women deserve one month per year to learn about our history
That dangerous, terrifying moment when you realize you've memorized your credit card
That floaty feeling your legs get when you shave them after a long time
That guy in your gender studies class who's "just playing devil's advocate"
That moment when the wind flows through your vag hair
That time Cate Blanchett schooled Hollywood about how films starring women do make money
That time the president said "Women deserve equal pay for equal work" and half the room disagreed
The Bechdel Test
The blue liquid from tampon commercials
The chills you still get down your spine remembering the night Barack Hussein Obama became our president
The chub rub
The cold hard truth that no lesbian has ever scissored
The dawning realization that this is your life and this is what you're doing with it
The delicious grin that spreads across your lips right before you cock-punch that guy who just told you to smile
The disconcertingly placed hotel bathroom mirror that allows you to finally know how your face looks when you poop
The effort to control your facial expression when your friend tells you what she named her baby
The fallacious mythological running bra that actually stops the bouncing
The fallopian tube related elevation sickness that forces lady sports reporters to stay on the field and out of the booth
The G-Spot, the Y -Spot, the other spot you made up to confuse your partner
The Golden Girls' never-ending supply of frozen cheesecake
The grim, completely unsurprised facial expressions of black women being kicked off "The Bachelor"
The Gyllenhaals: giving incest a thumbs up this one time
The holiday greeting card heteronormative parade
The look on your boyfriend's face when he said "anal is no big deal" so you pulled out a strap-on
The massively hot lesbian orgy we assume took place after women leaders were forced to march separately in the 1963 March on Washington
The mental jiujitsu required to be a Republican and a woman at the same time
The moving romance of a holiday where men are expected to reinforce structurally sexist gender norms by buying things
The nauseating fact that many NFL cheerleaders make less than $1,000 per year
The new Georgia O'Keefe biopic, "Yeah, that's not a flower"
The new Special K diet: eating the box
The newest weapon in the global war on poverty: Connie Britton's hair
The pleasurable feeling you get pulling a stray hair out of your butt crack while you shower
The race to beat your vibrator's dying batteries to the finish line
The raging hellfire your best friend Veronica Mars will rain down on anyone who betrays you
The realization that there's no polite way to ask if he's inside you
The saddest, loneliest hand job in all the world
The self-esteem murdering combination of constipation and skinny jeans
The shocking revelation that all Super Bowl car commercials are shot in Saudi Arabia, which is why no women are allowed to drive
The simmering rage when some friend of a friend you've never met mansplains you on Facebook
The temptation to jump the curb and mow down random men who tell you how to parallel park
The terror when you glimpse those tiny droplets of pee glistening on the public toilet seat
The torture chamber where Kathryn Bigelow keeps James Cameron
The underwear sniff test
The unknowable shame of having masturbated to The L-Word
The unmitigated horror of having to pee in a club while wearing a jumpsuit
The unparalleled bliss of taking the bra off and letting the girls fly free
The Williams sisters patrolling the night exacting brutal, unrelenting justice
Throwing every person who's ever assumed you were pregnant into a pit filled with hot acid
Thwacking a men's rights activist with Lady Gaga's shoe
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler making out on a pile of Bitch magazmes
Tom Colicchio whipping up a delectable midnight snack while you lean against the counter wearing one of his button downs
Trying to figure out which Weasley twin prefers anal play
Turning the tables on Katie Couric about her genitals mid-interview
Tweeting Cory Booker about that guy walking behind you
Unbelievably hot dreams about your ex because YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS IS AN ASSHOLE
Underboob sweat like rancid milk
Unfriending that one girl who won't stop vomiting her wedding planning on your Facebook
Unnecessarily gendered teas
Unsolicited information about your boyfriend's sperm count
Urinating on yourself to prevent an assault
Using a Super Bowl bet to get your partner to try that kinky sex thing they've been putting off
Using April Fools as a barometer to figure out which of your friends are actually funny
Velvety rose petals elaborately arranged to spell the words "I'm breaking up with you, asshole"
Waking up in Harry's four poster bed
Walking out of West Elm with another fucking throw pillow
Watching a more qualified woman of color get passed over for some white guy on national television
Watching Bethenny Frankel struggle for life in a churning sea of pre-mixed SkinnyGirl® cocktails
Watching Eli Manning's face light up as you hand him the world's most adorable puppy
Wearing yoga clothes to not do yoga
When "small and scrappy" just doesn't cut it
When a dog smells your crotch and you know exactly why
When a FOX News anchor casually references 'ebonies'
When a guy says "70% of women are crazy" and you want to find a way to cut his face off without reinforcing the stereotype
When a guy's like "ugh, are you on your period?" and you totally are BUT THAT'S NOT WHY YOU'RE ANGRY
When a male colleague tries to take credit for your idea and you shout "NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER"
When RuPaul throws ultimate shade and Alec Baldwin pees himself and faints into a bowl of soup
When someone thoughtfully points out that an article of clothing makes you look bigger, like that is the single worst thing that could ever happen to a person
When the tampon is too low and you feel it with every step.
When there are only two squares of toilet paper left and you know there's about to be a little bit of pee on your hand
When you wear a too-short skirt on public transportation and your vagina is basically touching the bus seat
When your boyfriend competes with Leslie Knope to be the best gift-giver ever and convinces Ladies Against Humanity to post your very own birthday card
When your one night stand finishes with "OMAHA!"
When your partner goes down on you until you turn into Moaning Myrtle
Wondering how best to vent about Obamacare without seeming like you don't support it
Wondering if Ariel chums the water every time she gets her period
Wondering whether your girl crush on Hermione constitutes pedophilia
Yearning to use Adam Scott's fluffy, gravity-defying mane as a full body shower loofah
Your gigantic crush on Jenna Lyons
Zach Braff and k.d. lang trading hair tips
Black
“Baby, what's wrong?”
“Daddy? What are you doing?”
“Whatever Peeta. You'll never understand my struggle with ______.”
50 Shades of ______.
All I want for Pi day is ______ and 3.14 actual pies.
Are you there, God? It's me, ______.
At the next Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood will use a chair for ______.
Claudette Colvin is most famous for doing what Rosa Parks did 9 months earlier but she's second most famous for ______.
Derek Jetter will retire at the end of next season to spend more time ______.
Detective Stabler's latest rage blackout was brought on by ______.
Do you have something you'd like to share with the class?
Draw me, Jack. Draw me like ______.
Hey, Susie. I know your job is ______ but can you just grab me ______? Thanks.
How do I celebrate beating all my male co-workers in the office March Madness pool?
I couldn't help but wonder: was it Mr. Big, or was it ______?
I find that ______ helps me locate my IUD string.
I know it looks like that guy on the subway is masturbating, but really he's ______.
I thought I'd win her heart by ______, but sadly McKayla was not impressed.
I'm not a smoker at all, just sometimes I need a cigarette to deal with ______.
I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so… so… ______.
I'm not even thinking about having a baby because I'm extremely busy ______.
If you don't mind my asking, how do lesbians have sex?
In "A Time to Kill,” Matthew McConaughey hated racism more than ______.
In her next romcom, Katherine Heigl plays a woman who falls in love with her boss's ______
Instead of a diamond ring, I want my partner to spend two months' salary on ______.
It's not cheating if I'm ______.
It's not length it's ______.
It's poker night with Beyoncé. You pull ______ out of your bra and slam it on the table.
It's not that I think we should break up, it's just lately I've been thinking a lot about ______.
Letting a white bro think he understands ______ better than you do.
MASH: Mansion Apartment, Shack, ______.
Men are from ___, women are from ___.
Meth is hard Let's go ______!
Obamacare has been criticized for restricting women's access to ______.
On a tough day, what's that one special thing Coach Taylor does to make you feel better?
On Wednesday, we wear ______.
One magical property common to unicorn blood, dragon blood, and Diva Cup blood is ______.
Pardon me while I take up less space so a man can have more room for ______.
She may not be fazed by Richard Sherman, but Erin Andrews is terrified of ______.
Shortly after the repeal of DOMA, Dumbledore was seen ______.
Sofia Coppola's new film focuses on a wealthy young white woman feeling alienated by ______.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, and ______.
Sometimes I want to think my one guy friend who's a legit baller feminist by ______.
That's why her hair is so big. It's full of ______.
The best excuse to not do that exercise groupon is ______.
The Devil Wears ______.
The latest proposal in the Texas legislature is to take away ______ from women.
The newest royal baby bears on alarming resemblance to ______.
The only thing more boring than your new diet is ______.
The Pantone color of the year is inspired by ______.
The secrets to John Boehner's smooth, even tan are a cream made from aborted fetuses and ______.
The thing I want most for Valentine's Day is my set of “Ladies Against Humanity” cards, but the thing I want second-most is ______.
This month in Cosmo; How to give your man ______ at the expense of ______.
This year's top Super Bowl commercial will use ______ to advertise Budweiser beer.
We are never. Ever. Ever. Ever ______.
What do I see in the Mirror of Erised?
What fell into my bra?
What is Olivia Pope's secret to removing red wine stains from white clothes?
What made this the most dramatic rose ceremony ever?
What makes a sponge-worth?
What should I get my therapist for Christmas?
What was Barty Crouch really doing in the Forbidden Forest?
What will Bill Clinton's social cause be as First Man?
What's in the gift baskets Derek Jeter gives to his one-night-stands?
What's my preferred way of celebrating International Women's Day?
What's my weapon of choice in the “War on Women”?
What's one thing straight white guys like even better than feeling oppressed?
What's Seth MacFarlane's problem?
What's the most privileged thing I do on the regs?
What's the one thing that worried Russia's anti-gay police even more than the entire sport of figure skating?
What's the one totally unexpected thing that helps Emeril stay hard?
What's the real reason there's no Wonder Woman movie?
What's the secret ingredient in Proactive®?
What's the weirdest thing that's been in my vagina?
What's my preferred method of contraception?
When I found out PARKS & REC was renewed for a seventh season, I celebrated by ______.
When Queen Elizabeth has to keep smiling, she just thinks of ______.
When they finally convince Chris Harrison to be The Bachelor, I'll win his heart by ______.
Why can't we have nice things?
Why do men on the internet send me pictures of ______?
Why does the Komen Foundation hate Planned Parenthood?
Why exactly was Alains so mad at uncle Joey?
You know nothing, Jon Snow, but you're pretty good at ______.
______: That's a deal-breaker.
______:the Tori Amos song that changed my life
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