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  • Jeffrey Tambor Exits Transparent, Slams 'Politicized Atmosphere' on Set

    11/19/2017 4:29:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 2 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 19, 2017 | Ryan Schwartz
    Maura Pfefferman’s journey has come to a premature end. Jeffrey Tambor has announced that he will not return to Transparent for its upcoming fifth season. He issued the following statement to our sister site Deadline: Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago. I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea...
  • Shuwaymis (oldest leashed dog carvings) (Seems to be origin of large number of new articles)

    11/19/2017 6:19:12 AM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    Shuwaymis is an area about 370 km southwest of the city of Ha’il, near the town of al-Ha’it, in southern Ha’il province. The petroglyphs were known by local Bedouin for centuries, but only drawn to the attention of authorities by a local school headmaster, Mamdouh al Rasheedi, in 2001. Professor Saad Abdul Aziz al-Rashid, calls Shuwaymis “a unique and very important find.” The setting differs significantly from Jubbah in being surrounded by striking lava flows that impede travel, especially by camels and horses. Wadis are therefore important avenues for herders, and it is in these valleys that Neolithic and later...
  • Chance the Rapper begs Barack Obama to return in 'SNL' song

    11/19/2017 2:51:28 AM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2017
    Chance the Rapper gave voice to the feelings of many when he debuted a new song on "SNL" begging for former President Barack Obama to return. "I feel like we're all gonna die. So come back Barack, even though it's not allowed," this week's host Chance sang, joined by cast members Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd to form the group De-Von-Tré.
  • Experts: Tintype Photo of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett Could Be Worth Millions (Bought for $10)

    11/18/2017 10:32:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    KRQE ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kim Vallez
    It looks like a North Carolina man is holding a priceless piece of New Mexico history. Experts have verified a tintype picture bought for just dollars is that of Billy the Kid and the man who killed him, Sheriff Pat Garrett. It’s a find that could be worth millions. A cool old picture of five men in the Old West went up for sale at a flea market in Ashville, North Carolina in 2011. It caught the attention of history buff Frank Abrams, who decided to spend the $10 to buy it. The picture sat up on a wall as...
  • FEATURED Nancy Zieman, founder of Nancy's Notions in Beaver Dam, dies

    11/18/2017 9:36:19 PM PST · by Califreak · 17 replies
    Daily Citizen ^ | 11/14/17 | Daily Citizen Staff
    Nancy Zieman, who founded Nancy’s Notions in Beaver Dam and became a nationally known figure in the sewing community, has died from cancer. Zieman, 64, was an educator, author, pattern maker, television producer, entrepreneur and innovator who is probably best known for her public television show “Sewing With Nancy.” She hosted the program since 1982 and announced earlier this year that she would no longer be producing the show due to her ongoing illness. Tacony Corp. purchased Nancy’s Notions in 2003, but Zieman remained involved as a spokeswoman and educator.
  • Lena Dunham Slammed for Defending ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Rape

    11/17/2017 6:48:34 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 17, 2017 | Reid Nakamura
    Lena Dunham came to the defense of a “Girls” writer accused of rape on Friday, and some Twitter users have called her out for choosing to support the alleged perpetrator over his female accuser. “Never call yourself an advocate for women again because you’ve just proven that you are NOT,” one user wrote. Several others dug up a tweet of Dunham’s from August in which she said women do not lie about rape. The backlash came after Dunham spoke out against actress Aurora Perrineau, who filed a police report on Friday saying she did not consent to sex with “Girls”...
  • Rare comic book featuring Superman's first appearance... expected to fetch up to $1.2 MILLION

    11/17/2017 12:02:11 PM PST · by mairdie · 98 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 November 2017
    The copy in question is rare because it is what's known as a silver print - these comics are exceedingly rare because in the 1930s, publishers would create black and white copies of the comics for artists to fill in themselves - making the copy going to auction one-of-a-kind. 'This is one of the rarest, most historically significant items we've offered,' said Stephen Fishler, founder and co-owner of Only around 100 original copies of Action Comics #1 are estimated to be extant - they're significant because they're Superman's first appearance in comic books. In 2014, a copy of Action...
  • SpaceX Launch of Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft Delayed Until Friday

    11/17/2017 9:02:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 04:05pm | Mike Wall
    The launch of Zuma atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been pushed to Friday (Nov. 17) at the earliest, officials with the U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing announced via Twitter today (Nov. 16). "We have decided to stand down and take a closer look at data from recent fairing testing for another customer," SpaceX communications director John Taylor said in a statement this afternoon. "Though we have preserved the range opportunity for tomorrow, we will take the time we need to complete the data review and will then confirm a new launch date."
  • Transgender Transparent actress accuses Jeffrey Tambor of sexually assaulting her (tr)

    11/17/2017 7:08:55 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2017 | James Wilkinson
    Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual assault by a second transgender person - his fellow Transparent actor Trace Lysette. Lysette, who plays yoga instructor Shea in the show, claims Tambor pressed up against her in a sexual way during filming and repeatedly made lewd sexually suggestive remarks.
  • Possible Ghost Caught on Surveillance Video at North Texas Store

    11/16/2017 10:54:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Gerardo Lopez
    Do you believe in ghosts? Surveillance video from a Tarrant County convenient store could change your mind. The video recorded Monday night shows a black image moving from left to right, then disappearing outside the Skip's Food Mart in Sansom Park. The store's manager told NBC 5 they’ve had motion detector alarms go off in the past, but could never explain a cause. Maybe until now.
  • After Leonardo’s Sky-High Sale, the Art World Asks, Is There Still a Ceiling?

    11/16/2017 5:14:29 PM PST · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/16/2017 | Robin Pobregin
    After the hammer went down on the staggering Leonardo da Vinci sale Wednesday night — $450.3 million dollars for a painting of disputed quality — it was difficult for the auctioneer and potential bidders to turn their attention to the other lots. “The air sucked out of the room after that,” said Paul Gray, a partner at Richard Gray Gallery. “It was kind of hard to move on.” And even into the next day, the art world continued to grapple with what seemed like a new landscape, with auction traditions upended and the ceiling suddenly limitless. Would this sale push...
  • Sarah Silverman on Louis C.K.’s Sexual Misconduct: ‘I Love Louis, but He Did These Things’

    11/16/2017 1:16:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Variety ^ | November 16, 2017 | Joe Otterson
    Sarah Silverman addressed Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct in the opening of this week’s episode of her Hulu series “I Love You, America.” “This recent calling out of sexual assault has been a long time coming,” Silverman said. “It’s good. It’s like cutting out tumors: it’s messy, and it’s complicated, and it is going to hurt, but it’s necessary and we’ll all be healthier for it. And it sucks. And some of our heroes will be taken down and we will discover bad things about people we like, or in some cases, people we love.” Silverman was clearly emotional as she...
  • Origami in Orbit: Ancient Art Inspires Efficient Spacecraft

    11/16/2017 11:10:49 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 07:16am ET | Samantha Mathewson,
    The ancient art of origami has inspired designs for numerous pieces of hardware on NASA missions, allowing scientists to pack more technology into smaller space-bound packages. For example, the agency is working on a piece of hardware called Starshade, which looks like a massive sunflower and could be made compact using what's known as an iris-folding pattern.  This pattern allows Starshade to be packed down into a space small enough to fit atop a rocket; the object could then unfurl to its full diameter of about 85 feet (26 meters) in space, according to NASA. Starshade would be used to...
  • That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

    11/16/2017 6:08:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 15, 2017 | Jason Fargo
    You can’t put a price on beauty; you can put a price on a name. When the National Gallery in London exhibited a painting of Christ in 2011 as a heretofore lost work by Leonardo da Vinci, the surprise in art historical circles was exceeded only by the salivating of dealers and auctioneers. The painting, “Salvator Mundi,” is the only Leonardo in private hands, and was brought to market by the family trust of Dmitry E. Rybolovlev, the Russian billionaire entangled in an epic multinational lawsuit with his former dealer, Yves Bouvier. On Wednesday night, at Christie’s postwar and contemporary...
  • Painting Looted From Hitler to Be Auctioned in Cologne

    11/15/2017 10:56:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Art Newspaper ^ | 14th November 2017 | Catherine Hickley
    Van Ham to offer Franz von Stuck portrait in 17 November saleThe Cologne auction house Van Ham is planning to sell a painting by Franz von Stuck that was looted from the Nazi headquarters in Munich on the night Adolf Hitler shot himself in his bunker in Berlin. The portrait of two young girls was among the art earmarked for Hitler’s planned Führermuseum in Linz, a project that never came to fruition. In an irony of history, the Nazi art looters who had assembled the collection suffered plunder themselves at the hands of the people of Munich in the chaotic...
  • Hillary Rodham-Clinton Stops by Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN

    11/15/2017 9:22:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Broadway World ^ | November 16, 2017 | Staff
    Rodham-Clinton dropped in on Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen tonight, and caught some face time with the cast and the show's Tony-winning star, Ben Platt, before he concludes his run the musical this month. Ben tweeted about his meeting with the former First Lady, noting, "Our real president @HillaryClinton graced us with her presence at @DearEvanHansen tonight. And she signed my cast." Check out the rest of Ben's encounter with Mrs. Clinton below! The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award and Tony...
  • Museum snags only known painting of George Washington's wartime command center tent

    11/15/2017 3:14:18 PM PST · by mairdie · 3 replies
    Daily Mail and AP ^ | 15 November 2017
    Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing. The chief historian at the Museum of the American Revolution, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had spied an unsigned watercolor from 1782. It was a panorama of an army encampment, and to his expert eye seemed to feature the only known wartime depiction of the tent George Washington used as his command center during the Revolutionary War. The tent is the marquee exhibit at the museum, which opened in April. And,...
  • How this $100M da Vinci masterpiece flew under the radar for centuries

    11/14/2017 10:38:43 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 14, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    It watched as its then-owner, King Charles I, was beheaded in 1649. It was hanging in Buckingham Palace back when it was still called Buckingham House in 1703. It survived the Nazis’ 1940 London Blitz when its keepers abandoned it in their basement. By 1958, its origins had become so lost in time that it was sold for a paltry $90 to a collector from Louisiana. The long, strange journey of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterwork “Salvator Mundi” takes its next turn Wednesday at Christie’s, when it goes under the hammer for a hoped-for $100 million. It is the first Leonardo...
  • Honoring Nancy Zieman

    11/14/2017 6:17:59 PM PST · by madison10 · 11 replies
    Nancy Zieman Blog ^ | 11/14/2017 | Nancy Zieman Productions
    Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC. is saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, Nancy Zieman, longtime host of the Sewing With Nancy TV show on Public Television. Thank you, Nancy, for a life filled with inspiration, education, and grace. We extend our condolences to Nancy’s family, friends, colleagues, viewers and readers. We all miss her so much. After a long battle with cancer, Nancy passed away at home, surrounded by family, on November 14, 2017. A private funeral service is planned with family and close friends.
  • Brunel's plan for the US Capitol: Legendary engineer's design that was rejected for being [tr]

    11/14/2017 6:08:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Famed engineer Marc Isambard Brunel lost a bid to design the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, 224 years ago. Now, his design has been revealed after being tucked away in a large album in the Brunel family archive for more than 150 years. The drawing is tipped to sell at the auction in London on Wednesday for $19,600 (£15,000).