This March 8, 2017, file photo shows former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 while Barbara Bush died April 17. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File) Burt Reynolds, right, who stars in the movie “The Longest Yard,” is interviewed before the movie’s premiere Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Los Angeles. Reynolds’ son Quinton Reynolds is at left. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) This Jan. 14, 2012, file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. The famed singer died Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 8, 2015, British scientist Stephen Hawking (C) arrives on the red carpet with former wife Jane Hawking (L) and daughter Lucy Hawking (R) for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in … [Read more...] about Names we won’t forget: Famous people who died in 2018
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BETWEEN you and me, I no longer believe that Brexit is going to happen. After this week, I reckon the biggest vote for anything in British history — the 17,410,742 votes to leave the European Union — no longer matters a damn. One way or another, the British establishment is going to contrive to keep this country inside the EU. “Parliament speaks on behalf of the British people,” proclaimed the SNP’s Peter Grant, such a self- evident lie that it could have come straight from George Orwell’s 1984. War is peace! Freedom is slavery! Ignorance is strength! Parliament speaks for the people! In fact, there has never been such a disconnect between our politicians and our people in my lifetime. Whatever our politicians represent, it is certainly not the 17,410,742 men and women who voted to leave the EU. In their party manifestos, both the Labour Party and the Conservatives promised to honour the referendum result. Liars, liars, liars. Liars who … [Read more...] about If we have a People’s Vote on Brexit, it’ll be the end of the UK’s democracy
Philadelphians of a certain age remember the punk-rock mecca called Zipperhead, an eye-catching emporium located near 4th and South streets until it closed its doors more than two decades after opening. Next Wednesday, Philadelphians – and sitcom-watching Americans of all ages – will see Zipperhead foisted back into the public’s conscience courtesy of an episode of “The Goldbergs” television show which has long tapped into the Delaware Valley of old. There’s good reason that the “You Got Zuko’d” episode came to be: Show creator Adam F. Goldberg from Jenkintown was, when younger, exposed to the glory that Zipperhead was. “Growing up in the 80s, one of my favorite things to do with my friends was to head to South Street which was the polar opposite of living in Jenkintown,” said Goldberg. “Our favorite place was Zipperhead which defined cool, especially for a suburban geek like me.” Zipperhead was the … [Read more...] about Zipperhead is (sort of) coming back to South Street
PATRICK SVITEK, Texas Tribune Updated 8:26 am CDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 PHOTOS: U.S. Senate races heats upEl Paso Democrat Beto O'Rourke's campaign says an "impostor" is behind a text message about helping undocumented immigrants to vote. He is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the November election. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images) >>>See what you need to know about Beto O'Rourke ... less PHOTOS: U.S. Senate races heats up El Paso Democrat Beto O'Rourke's campaign says an "impostor" is behind a text message about helping undocumented immigrants to vote. He is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted ... more Photo: Chris Covatta, Stringer / Getty Images Things to know about Beto O'Rourke Things to know about Beto O'Rourke 1. He used to be in a punk rock bandHe formed the punk rock band Foss in El Paso. They went on to tour around the United States and Canada. They … [Read more...] about O’Rourke campaign: ‘Impostor’ behind undocumented voter texts
On Comedy Jason Zinoman, New York Times Published 2:58 pm PDT, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Photo: Charley Gallay Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Bobcat Goldthwait Bobcat Goldthwait Photo: Charley Gallay Bobcat Goldthwait has moved on. Why can't we catch up? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery About a decade ago, backstage at Zanies comedy club in Nashville, Tennessee, Bobcat Goldthwait felt so sick of doing the whinnying shriek and guttural grunt of the character that made him famous that he decided to kill him off. Then he walked onstage and shocked everyone by acting like himself. “It was shaky,” he said of the response to his composed manner. One frustrated fan yelled, “Do the voice!” He had heard it before, and knew a quick howl would appease the crowd. Instead, he dug in and has remained there … [Read more...] about Bobcat Goldthwait has moved on. Why can’t we catch up?