That’s right, more, more, more. I’m guessing last year’s record — 495 scripted series — is about to be broken. With releases from streaming companies, basic and pay cable channels, and broadcast networks, each week is going to be a content dump of sorts, particularly if you include Netflix’s many foreign series. That barrage will be every week all year round, as traditional TV seasons have broken down — but still, the fall remains particularly busy when it comes to premieres. What to watch, what not to watch, that is always the question. A good number of the forthcoming shows seem like sure bets, from Netflix’s clever “Living With Yourself,” starring Paul Rudd and Paul Rudd (not a typo), to the Helen Mirren vehicle “Catherine the Great” on HBO. And a greater number of shows — sorry, “Batwoman” and “Nancy Drew” on the CW — are less promising, as they rely on old formulas and … [Read more...] about The new shows to watch — and the ones to avoid — this fall
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Hello, Spotters! I’m filling in today for Nic Garcia, who is in Chicago at a conference for journalists gearing up to cover the 2020 election. I’m Jon Murray, an enterprise reporter with a focus on transportation. Here’s what’s happening in Colorado politics this week, starting with big news on the horizon in Denver. The state’s largest city is in the homestretch of its mayoral election — and it’s the first in eight years to feature serious competition. Mail ballots go out next week, and on May 7 Denver voters will decide whether to grant Mayor Michael Hancock a third term or opt for a change. If none of the six candidates wins a majority of the vote, a runoff will follow four weeks later. This week, city hall reporter Andrew Kenney has dug into the backgrounds and outlooks of each of the four major candidates in profiles that are well worth your time: Michael Hancock: Andy zeroes in on the incumbent’s key vulnerabilities at a time the … [Read more...] about The Spot: Denver’s crowded mayoral contest enters the homestretch, and a legislator gets too close to Polis’ dog
Amy Chozick, New York Times 10:43 am PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Lorena Gallo, as she is now known, in Manassas, Va., Jan. 23, 2019. In the 1990s, Lorena Bobbitt was the topic of tabloid headlines and comedy skits. Now, as a documentary series takes on the story, she opens up about how that one night changed her life. (Heather Sten/The New York Times) less Lorena Gallo, as she is now known, in Manassas, Va., Jan. 23, 2019. In the 1990s, Lorena Bobbitt was the topic of tabloid headlines and comedy skits. Now, as a documentary series takes on the story, she opens ... more Photo: Heather Sten, NYT Photo: Heather Sten, NYT Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 Lorena Gallo, as she is now known, in Manassas, Va., Jan. 23, 2019. In the 1990s, Lorena Bobbitt was the topic … [Read more...] about You know the Lorena Bobbitt story. But not all of it.
Despite the so-called alt-right’s attempt to be respectable, violence seems to follow it everywhere — even, allegedly, into Spencer’s own home. By Lyz Lenz, Guest Writer 01/13/2019 07:46 am ET Updated 20 minutes ago Nina Kouprianova and Richard Spencer were married during a small ceremony in Niagara Falls in August 2010. Spencer’s father is a doctor in the Dallas area. His mother, Sherry, is a socialite and artist whose home on Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana, is full of tiles she painted herself. Kouprianova, an artist and photographer, got along with Sherry, who had one of her own mother’s rings resized as the engagement ring. It’s a beautiful large diamond in the middle of an art deco setting. Kouprianova and Spencer scheduled a larger ceremony for December that year in Whitefish, where they planned to have skiing and dogsledding. The invitation was also done in an art deco style. Designed by Kouprianova, it depicted a man … [Read more...] about You Should Care That Richard Spencer’s Wife Says He Abused Her
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 29, 2018 / 10:59 AM GMT / Updated 12:58 PM GMT By Dareh Gregorian A new law being unleashed in California on New Year's Day will give pets' rights some bite in court cases. The measure provides judges with the power to consider what's in the best interests of the animal in divorce cases, instead of treating them the way they've been treated by courts in the past — as physical property. "I'm very excited," said David Favre, a professor who teaches animal law at Michigan State University College of Law. "It's important for humans and animals." The law was sponsored by dog owner and state Assembly member Bill Quirk and signed by dog lover Gov. Jerry Brown (Lucy, a borgie, is the state's first dog and Cali, a bordoodle, is the first deputy dog). The measure empowers judges to consider "the care of the pet animal" and … [Read more...] about New California divorce law: Treat pets like people — not property to be divided up