This week, I, at long last, sat down with the Lucas Brothers (Lucas Bros Moving Co, HBO, staying loyal to the WWE) for a virtual chat about how they’re doing at a time like this. They discussed their best Halloween costumes, told us all about their upcoming film Judas and the Black Messiah, and shared their thoughts on whether fraternal twins even count as twins (spoiler alert: No). They also spent some time getting deep with me about the state of being a Black American and what talking about our experiences and history means for the future: “If we don’t talk about it, who knows what could happen to us. It’s life or death for us, so we have to keep talking and keep these stories relevant. We have to make sure people know our history.” … [Read more...] about The Lucas Brothers Aren’t Gonna Stop Talking About Black History Anytime Soon
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Saved by the Bell (4 seasons, 1989-1992)Hayley Mills (Miss Bliss), Max Battimo (Mikey Gonzalez), Heather Hopper (Nikki Coleman), T.K. Carter (Mylo Williams), Joan Ryan (Miss Tina Paladrino)Last seen: Before Saved by the Bell even began.What “happened”: If you ever catch a rerun of Saved by the Bell one Saturday morning, you might stumble on a show that seems wildly different from the one you know. Zack isn’t really the main character; there’s more focus on Miss Bliss, his put-upon teacher — except that Miss Bliss never appears in Saved by the Bell. While SBTB takes place in Bayside High School, California, the Miss Bliss season — which was actually created as a completely different show — takes place in John F. Kennedy Junior High in Indianapolis, Indiana.What happened: Welcome to Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the 1988, 13-episode Disney Channel show that preceded the series you know and love. When NBC picked up the rights to Miss Bliss, the show … [Read more...] about What Happens When Actors Leave High-School-TV Shows?
In advance of a July 19 engagement to play at Park HaYarkon in Tel Aviv, Israel, dozens of musicians, writers, and other entertainment-industry professionals have signed a letter asking Radiohead to stay out of the country. Julie Christie, Eve Ensler, Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, and even the Archbishop Desmond Tutu all attached their names to a statement that reads in part: “Surely if making a stand against the politics of division, of discrimination and of hate means anything at all, it means standing against it everywhere — and that has to include what happens to Palestinians every day.” … [Read more...] about Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, and More Sign Letter Asking Radiohead to Cancel a Concert in Israel Citing ‘Apartheid’
Critical Frequency was founded back in 2017. Their story starts in the mid-2010s when Westervelt, who had worked as a print reporter for about fifteen years, decided to try something new with her career. She found herself interested in audio production and called up her local public radio station, KUNR in Reno, asking if they wanted an older intern. The station was game, and she ended up becoming a staff reporter at the station, where she’d work for a few years. At one point, she started a podcast with a colleague, Julia Ritchey, called Range, which produced stories about the New American West. The show made episodes about Tesla fanboys, a cowboy poetry festival, racial politics in the West, that kind of thing. The podcast eventually drew interest from the station, which offered to license it, but the trade-off would have required Westervelt and Ritchey giving total control over to the station. Again, this was not an arrangement that sat well, given the risk of having to make … [Read more...] about The Strange Case of Oprah’s Old Interviews
The Underrated While the above films are the stoner comedy standards, there are many worthwhile films that were dwarfed by the impact of these ones but are nonetheless quite enjoyable. Anything I didn’t mention here hasn’t had the same influence on other pot comedies as the listed films did or been embraced by stoner culture in the same way. Also worth checking out are the Craig Ferguson marijuana-growing comedy Saving Grace, the Doug Benson documentary Super High Me, and the KISS concert-centric Detroit Rock City. And before you drag my name through the Internet mud in the comments section for leaving one of your favorites out, I’d just like to clarify that I don’t consider Super Troopers a stoner comedy because the main characters aren’t pot users and the only significant drug scene — albeit a very funny one — is at the very beginning and lasts just a few minutes. And the Hunter S. Thompson movies Where the Buffalo Roam and Fear and Loathing … [Read more...] about A Definitive Guide to Stoner Comedies