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Five seasons in, Steven Universe is a full-on TV nerd obsession. It has a devoted fandom, it’s been nominated for the Outstanding Short Form Animation Emmy the past three years running, and the finale of its recent Steven Bomb (a set of episodes aired daily over at least a week) was one of cable’s highest-rated episodes the night it aired. Yet, as an animated series of 11-minute shows centered on a young teen and his adventures with his super-powered alien family and friends, it’s often dismissed by those unfamiliar as a run-of-the-mill kids’ show and still struggles to break through with mainstream critics and audiences.
Steven Universe is an absolutely beautiful series. It has gorgeous animation, moving themes and writing, lovely voice work and music, and exciting action set-pieces. It tells the story of Steven Universe, a half-human, half-Gem (read: alien) boy growing up in Beach City with his father, his adoptive aunts (also Gems), and his friends. Steven and his aunts, the Crystal Gems, defend the Earth from invaders and work to unravel and recover from the trauma of a great gem rebellion that Steven’s mother, Rose Quartz, led against the oppressive Great Diamond Authority. They also head down to the arcade, go on road trips, and play with Steven’s pet lion.
The show has something for everyone, but with 152 episodes already in the bank, the notion of diving in can be daunting, particularly considering its dense mythology. If...
January 20th marked the 40th anniversary of Kate Bush’s debut single, “Wuthering Heights”. The artist herself was able to mark the landmark pop culture moment by writing an epitaph to Emily Brontë, author of the book on which the song is based, as part of the Bradford Literature Festival early this month. But Bush’s fans recently celebrated in their own way by holding what they dubbed, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever.
Organized by Bush fans across the world, the events saw hundreds of fans in different international cities recreating the iconic “Wuthering Heights” music video. Fans in Berlin, Melbourne, San Francisco, Dublin, Gothenburg, and more all gathered in public spaces on July 14th dressed in their best approximation of Bush’s red dress and performed the airy choreography.
“It was a tremendous day. There was a lot of drama and expressive moves. We had professional dancers at the front doing the routine although there were a lot of hardcore fans who clearly knew the moves anyway. It’s never been done before in the north of England so I thought wow, if we could pull this off and do it, what a memorable thing to be a part of.”
Check out footage and pictures from some of the Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever meet ups below.
On Sunday, Beyoncé and JAY-Z hit the stage for the second of two shows in Paris as part of the couple’s OTR II Tour. Two very special guests watched on from the audience; former first lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Sasha attended the concert with Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles.
The Obamas and Carters have a history dating back to Barack’s first run for president when JAY-Z hit the campaign trail for him. The Carters made several visits to the White House, including to attend the Obamas’ farewell party. Last year, Barack introduced JAY-Z for his entrance into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Check out photos and video of Michelle and Sasha at the concert, including footage of the former first lady grooving out to JAY-Z:Michelle and Sasha Obama at today’s #OTRIIParis show. pic.twitter.com/x7WsURISfm — BEYONCÉ COLLECTION (@BeyCollection) July 15, 2018
Coming in support of the couple’s collaborative LP, Everything Is Love, the OTR II Tour has one more date in Europe before launching its North American leg in Cleveland on July 25th. Grab tickets here.
The world of online dating can be a trippy experience filled with vague dreams of connections that often are nowhere near the reality of things, where someone can be passing judgement on you with a left swipe while sitting on the toilet. Father John Misty lays out and lampoons the strange horrors of the Tinder culture with the psychedelic visuals of his new video for “Date Night”.
Directed and animated by Chad Vangaalen, the clip for the track off God’s Favorite Customer (one of the best albums of the year so far) depicts a world of brightly colored individuals (monsters, really) who all seem glued to their phones. Whether they’re testing out the latest winged shoes trend or floating through space with their banana helmets, everyone is sending a signal to somewhere else, and it’s all patently insane. Check it out below.
“Date Nights” follows past God’s Favorite Customer videos for “God’s Favorite Customer”, “Mr. Tillman”, and “Please Don’t Die”. Father John Misty is just a few days away from kicking off the formal North American leg of his massive world tour supporting the record. As he tours the continent this summer, he’ll make stops at festivals like New York’s Panorama, San Francisco’s Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits. Grab tickets here.
Rhye returned earlier this year with their sophomore album, BLOOD. The follow-up to their 2013 breakthrough debut, Woman, marked the first release since the departure of founding member Robin Hannibal.
In support of the LP, the R&B outfit has spent a good chunk of 2018 on the road. During a recent off day, they hit the studio to record a Spotify Singles session. The resulting two-song release boasts a cover of “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, the debut hit single from British act Procol Harum, originally put out in 1967.
Although Rhye stick with the original’s soothing pop characteristics, Milosh’s unique vocals take their rendition to another level entirely. There’s something sensual about his voice here, but also icy in the way that a cold winter breeze will immediately grab hold of your attention.
Check out the session below, which also includes a new in-studio version of BLOOD track “Taste”.
Rhye will be on tour throughout the end of October, playing shows in Europe and North America, as well as multiple festival dates. Find their full itinerary below.
Rhye 2018 Tour Dates:
07/14 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
07/19 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
07/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
07/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
07/26 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Music Festival
07/28 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
07/29 – Portland, OR...
Helsinki ‘not neutral ground’ despite its history of hosting key cold war meetings
The Finns are proud of hosting some of the cold war’s most historic summits. But many in the country will tell you: don’t call Helsinki “neutral ground”.
Protesters came out on Sunday to attack both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin before the controversial summit between the two leaders in the Finnish capital.Continue reading...
Site between Tongue and Durness could be up and running by early 2020s, with Lockheed Martin among partners signed up
A peninsula on Scotland’s north coast has been chosen for the site of the UK’s first spaceport.
Vertical rocket and satellite launches are planned from the A’Mhoine peninsula in Sutherland which the UK Space Agency said would pave the way for spaceflights.Continue reading...
Growth investors have the same simple goal: Jump into a stock before it skyrockets. Naturally, the solution isn't as simple: Making the right stock picks takes patience, monitoring, a little bit of luck ... and a lot of knowledge.
In the volatile, fast-paced world of Wall Street, knowledge is power. After all, super-investor Philip Fisher -- the author of Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits -- believed "the stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing."
Fortunately, TipRanks' stock screener tool can help investors harness the collective knowledge of Wall Street's top analysts. Today, for instance, we have searched for stocks that 1) boast a consensus "Strong Buy" analyst rating (revealing roaring confidence on Wall Street); and 2) that analysts believe have sizable upside potential.
Today, we'll dive into seven stellar growth-stock picks that hooked Street-wide confidence.SEE ALSO: The 18 Best Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2018
A state of happiness cannot be pinpointed on a map. But a great deal of residents seem to have found it in these 10 places, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index.
Digital health company Sharecare, working with Gallup, has conducted more than 2.6 million surveys nationwide since 2008 to gauge "Americans' perceptions of their lives and their daily experiences." The Well-Being Index is based specifically on residents' feelings about five elements of well-being: "purpose" (liking what you do and being motivated to achieve goals), "social" (having supportive relationships and love), "financial" (managing your budget to feel secure), "community" (liking where you live) and "physical" (being in good health). The higher the score, on a scale of 0 to 100, the happier residents are about where and how they are living their lives.
To come up with our original list of the 50 best places to retire in the U.S.--one in each state--we factored in the "community" and "physical" components of the Well-Being Index, where available, as well as living costs, safety, median incomes and poverty rates for retirement-age residents and the availability of recreational and health care facilities. The following 10 retirement destinations rank the highest in terms of the overall well-being of residents. See if you agree, and consider whether any might make a happy place for your own retirement.See Also: Where to Retire 2018: All 50 States Ranked for Retirement
Reduced cover for high street chain’s suppliers is a ‘massive warning light’
Debenhams is under fresh pressure after it emerged credit insurers have reduced cover for suppliers to the department store chain in the latest sign of the challenges facing Britain’s high streets.
Suppliers use credit insurance to protect themselves from the risk of not being paid. Euler Hermes, a leading insurer, is among those to have reduced cover.Continue reading...
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Over the past five years, the world has seen a seemingly unending series of high-profile data breaches, defined as incidents in which unauthorized parties access and retrieve sensitive, secure, or private data.
Major incidents, like the 2013 Yahoo breach, which impacted all 3 million of the tech giant’s customers, and the more recent Equifax breach, which exposed the information of at least 143 million US adults, has kept this risk, and these threats, at the forefront for both businesses and consumers. And businesses have good reason to be concerned — of organizations breached, 22% lost customers, 29% lost revenue, and 23% lost business opportunities.
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Edward Norton voices his frustrations with Marvel Studios over The Incredible Hulk script. While Marvel Studios is typically viewed favorably for their string of hits, they experienced plenty of growing pains early on. One of the greatest examples came with The Incredible Hulk. The movie featured Norton in the leading role of Bruce Banner and was directed by Louis Leterrier. It hit theaters just over a month after Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, it wasn't an easy road to get to the release.
Norton agreed to take on the film after meeting with Leterrier and only once Marvel agreed to let him rewrite the script Zak Penn had constructed. That rewrite came shortly before filming began, but once editing began, the film continued to remove most of the scenes that Norton specifically vied for. Ten years later, and Norton's still taking shots at Marvel for it.
Norton was one of the many roasters at the Bruce Willis roast this past weekend and used the stage to call out Marvel for what he feels was a bad script for The Incredible Hulk. As shared by THR's Ryan Parker, Norton addressed his difficult behavior throughout the production process by saying, "I wanted a better script."
The script was and always has been at the center of the disconnect between Norton and Marvel. It is understandable why Norton would be upset over the process considering what he was supposedly promised - lots...
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is now banning players for using slurs in chat. Game developer Ubisoft announced earlier this year their plans to tackle toxicity within the game, promising changes to come. True to their word, Ubisoft is giving an automatic instant ban to any player who uses hate speech.
Rainbow Six Siege was released in 2015 to mostly positive reviews, despite the noticeable bugs and lack of content. After an initial struggle to gain a following, the team-based tactical shooter has since taken off in popularity. But as its numbers grew, so did the amount of slurs and offensive language in the in-game chat. Back in April, Ubisoft stated there would soon be more chat monitoring, the ability to mute text chat, and their intention to create a chat filter. The developer now looks to have gone in a different direction though, opting instead to completely remove offending players instead of merely censoring words.
According to PC Gamer, Ubisoft has enacted a new set of rules regarding the use of racist or homophobic language. For a first offense, players will find themselves kicked off the game for 27 minutes. A second and third offense will result in two-hour bans. Any further offenses will lead to an investigation into the player’s account, and could result in a permanent ban. When some users complained about finding themselves censored, and said the...
Dwayne Johnson and Tom Cruise are both interested in teaming up for a future film. The box office used to be run by movie stars who would draw in audiences regardless of the property. The current Hollywood system and audience tendencies favor IPs and franchises over who is starring, although having a recognizable name and face can help. One of the last few true movie stars is Cruise, who remains a box office draw. Even a film like The Mummy that received bad reviews still performed well overseas thanks to Cruise's box office clout.
If there is another movie star in this same fashion, it may just be Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. He's turned otherwise ridiculous films into massive hits at the box office on his own. But, when he's attached to a franchise name, the box office receipts go through the roof - like with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Somehow though, the two men haven't shared the screen - but they're open to it.
Tom Cruise was asked by ET Canada about a potential team-up with The Rock on the big screen. He says he'd be interested in the idea and couldn't stop saying how fun it could be. Johnson then chimed in on Twitter, teasing his desire to make it happen, while promising the only people who would have more fun then them on set would be the viewers.
One of the keys to...