The current crisis over Joe Biden’s frailty has twisted Democrats like me in knots. Wednesday morning, July 10, actor George Clooney published an opinion piece in the New York Times calling for Joe Biden to leave the presidential race and make room for a younger candidate. Clooney joined seven other celebrities asking Biden to step
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The headline in a CNN story that appeared a little after noon on Wednesday, June 26th, was brutal: “Children are dying of starvation in their parents’ arms as famine spreads through Gaza.” The details were heartbreaking. One nine year old boy, said CNN, is “clearly wasted from severe malnutrition and suffering from dehydration. His blue
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On Tuesday, June 18th, a new word showed up in the vocabulary of the Middle-East war: “inevitable.” Nearly every expert in Israel from the country’s military leaders to its newsletter writers said that an all-out war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah was inevitable. And who is Hezbollah?  Like Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah is a part of Iran’s “Axis
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Gennifer Choldenko’s The Tenth Mistake of Hank Hooperman is a moving story about an 11-year-old abandoned by his single mom and left to care for his 3-year-old sister, Boo, inspired by Choldenko’s own childhood experiences of having undependable parents and a caring older brother who acted as a surrogate parent. Fans of the Newbery Honor
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Here are the stories from the last week in Today in Books that you all found the most interesting, at least measured by the number of times you clicked through to read the story. In ascending order: Denis Johnson Kept a Huge Commonplace Book. And You Can Download it. Twitter is still good sometimes. I
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In a global box office that’s still licking its wounds from the strike, here’s something to scream about: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is the highest grossing movie in the Legendary and Warner Bros Monsterverse franchise at $570M around the world. That beats previous Monsterverse champ 2017’s Kong Skull Island which stomped to $568.6M.
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News Charli XCX Releases Deluxe Edition of Brat: Listen As the cheeky title promises, Brat and It’s the Same But There’s Three More Songs So It’s Not features three new tracks By Nina Corcoran June 10, 2024 Facebook X Charli XCX, photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images Facebook X Three days after Charli XCX released her
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Luke Thompson has spoken out about Benedict’s season on Bridgerton. (Netflix) Bridgerton star Luke Thompson has offered an update on Benedict Bridgerton’s season in the series. After the infamous carriage scene between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington, fans are waiting with bated breath to see what the rest of season three of the Netflix series
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Cardio is good. Sony Pictures Classics’ 4k rerelease of Run Lola Run had a healthy weekend, opening to an estimated $154k 275 screens. This the 25th anniversary of the U.S. debut of Tom Tykwer’s German experimental thriller that sees flame-haired Lola (Franka Potente) on the move in Berlin, pounding the pavement to come up with 100,000
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News Listen to Soccer Mommy’s New Song “Lost” “‘Lost’ feels like something new and something old at the same time,” Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison said. “It’s a song that’s full of reflection and I wanted its production to really capture that feeling.” By Matthew Strauss June 6, 2024 Facebook X Soccer Mommy, photo by Anna
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Today in Books rounds up news links from places from other than Book Riot, but we also cover news on the site, so here are the news stories we wrote about last week. Plus: a grab-bag of links that didn’t make into the regular daily sends, but still are worth a click. How Alabama Library
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A year after their formation, Blumhouse Games has shown off their first slate of games at Summer Game Fest, partnering with independent development teams around the world to create a variety of titles across consoles, PC, and mobile. The games span a variety of genres, each with their own distinctive and terrifying take on the
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