When Apple unveiled the News app in the WWDC keynote on Monday, my first reaction was glee. As a past participant in its Newsstand experiment , which is probably the best way to describe it, the News app had several characteristics that made it seem far superior for many purposes. By the evening, though, gloom had set in. The News app looks more like yet another push news service--the latest incarnation of PointCast for those with long memories--that delivers what the product's producer thinks is valuable to you rather than what you necessarily want. It's sophisticated, but takes choice out of readers' hands. If a user can't choose any news source, whether a blog updated yearly and read by 10 people or a multinational media conglomerate's river of articles, I believe it's doomed to fall by the wayside. When presented with curation and choice, only a subset of people, the least avid, choose a walled garden unless the benefit is truly remarkable. Apple's choices will shape … [Read more...] about Apple’s News app in iOS 9: All the news that fits, they print?
In his first press conference as president, Joe Biden affirmatively answered a question about whether North Korea is “the top foreign policy issue that he was watching.” While more specific details about the Biden administration’s approach to North Korea may be forthcoming after a policy review that should be completed in the near future, officials already offered some insight into the direction the president plans to take on North Korea policy. State Department spokesperson Ned Price stated “…we will adopt a new approach, an approach that fundamentally seeks to keep the American people and our allies safe.” President Biden Joe Biden Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE also stated in his news conference that he is “…prepared for some form of diplomacy, but it has … [Read more...] about Biden’s pragmatic play on North Korea
Don’t expect a camp bitchfest from Ed Wood, even if it is a biopic about a cross-dressing Hollywood filmmaker – he relishes fluffy Angora sweaters and strappy high heels – with an unrivaled reputation for making cut-rate crap. Director Tim Burton, a former Disney animator with a famous sympathy for freaks ( Batman, Beetlejuice, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Edward Scissorhands ), doesn’t do the expected. It’s a cherishable trait that he shares with Scissorhands star Johnny Depp , who wriggles into a skirt to play the auteur of such classic clinkers as Glen or Glenda, Jail Bait, Bride of the Monster and Plan 9 From Outer Space. The last, featuring paper plates as flying saucers, is widely regarded as the worst movie of all time. But it’s Glen or Glenda, an ode to transvestism in which Wood plays the dual title role, that began the march into turkey legend for the man in Angora. Wood is an easy target that this sympathetic and endearing movie bravely resists. Burton’s … [Read more...] about Ed Wood
Four more titles - US, Women’s Tag Team, Intercontinental, and Raw Women's Titles were also on the line. Plus, Randy Orton and The Fiend also participated in the Grudge Match on the show that went down from the Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, Florida. Check out the recap and results from WrestleMania 37 Night Two: America The Beautiful Performance by Ashland Craft was the opener of the show. Randy Orton vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt with Alexa Bliss The Fiend received a special entrance for the first match of WrestleMania 37 Night II as he popped out of Alexa Bliss' large box version with “Pop Goes the Weasel” playing in the background. He leaped off the box with a clothesline on Orton to gain control from the beginning. The fiend had the Mandible Claw applied on Orton who was about to fade out but suddenly the ring pots exploded with fire. Bliss was discovered sitting on her large box with black ooze covered all over her face. This appeared to be a distraction as Orton … [Read more...] about WWE Wrestlemania 37 Night Two recap, results and highlights