Why do schools and childcare need to be our top national funding priority? Two reasons: parents and children. First, working parents comprise a major chunk of the workforce. You can’t reopen businesses and expect parents of young kids to show up to work without childcare. Parents can’t just leave their kids at home . Instead, parents, especially women , will simply drop out of the workforce—a devastating loss for the economy. As Deb Perelman wrote in the New York Times , a generation of working parents is getting “ground up in the gears” as work and family collide. … [Read more...] about Want schools to reopen? Education needs an epic bailout
The Metropolitan Opera, whose regular performances at New York’s Lincoln Center have been on hold since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, is launching a pay-per-view option today, letting stir-crazy music lovers get their opera fix with a series of live-streamed concerts for $20 a pop. The 12 concerts will take place throughout the summer and fall at various scenic locations in Europe and the United States, and will feature such vocal power-hitters as Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Roberto Alagna, and Aleksandra Kurzak. … [Read more...] about Why watch UFC when you can pay-per-view the Met Opera?
How can you convey all your love and respect for someone in one post? How can you summarize a decade of friendship and laughter with words alone? If you were friends with Naya Rivera, you simply can’t. Her brilliance and humor were unmatched. Her beauty and talent were otherworldly. She spoke truth to power with poise and fearlessness. She could turn a bad day into a great day with a single remark. She inspired and uplifted people without even trying. Being close to her was both a badge of honor and a suit of armor. Naya was truly one of a kind, and she always will be. ???? Sending all my love to her wonderful family and her beautiful son. … [Read more...] about R.I.P. Naya Rivera: Tributes to the ‘Glee’ actress celebrate her life and contribution to LGBTQ characters
Finally she has this talk with Iyanla Vanzant and has this a-ha! moment, which was such a beautiful moment because you got down to what it was she was truly feeling. It was about not being seen and feeling scared. … Then you get to season 4, where they continue to say, ‘Well, Charity, they just didn’t want you,’ or ‘Right now, it’s just Jacob.’ And she’s so tired of being unheard, invisible. She decided to take matters into her own hands. What can she do to forward her dream, to get her to her destiny? I think she made a bad choice in how she did it, but I can respect the fact that she just didn’t sit in a corner and just say, ‘Well, they don’t understand my dreams.’ She found a way to make it possible. … [Read more...] about The ‘Greenleaf’ cast explores fan theories and the show’s wild ride as the final season begins
It was a file-sharing service that served as great cosmic jukebox, an incredible new way to hear music before you bought it–or as the record industry feared, without buying it at all. Napster arrived with the kind of fanfare that accompanies any revolution and quickly became entangled in litigation. In retrospect, it may be tempting to discuss the creators of Napster and the music industry in terms of heroes and villains, but there’s more to the story than that. In the new documentary Downloaded, director Alex Winter takes an even-handed look at the rise and fall of Napster, and where it’s led us. … [Read more...] about Downloaded: How Napster Conquered the World, How the World Conquered Napster, and Where We Are Now