In the latest socially distanced episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by friend-of-the-podcast Shahid Buttar , a constitutional lawyer and 2020 challenger of Nancy Pelosi. For this week’s “Republicans Suck,” Matt and Katie take a look at a Tennessee GOP push to prohibit kneeling during the national anthem at college sports games. “This is the Republicans we grew up to love, the Dixie Chicks-hating Republicans. And this is frankly one of the reasons why they’re not getting as much sympathy as you might guess on the free speech front, because they’ll turn around and do stuff like this that undermines their entire argument against speech prohibitions,” says Matt. Related Stories Ava DuVernay Announces Spotify Podcast Series on Police Accountability Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen Team Up for Spotify Podcast Related Stories Food, Family and Psycho Turkeys: 12 Off-the-Wall Thanksgiving Movies … [Read more...] about ‘Useful Idiots’: The Democrats Try to Cancel Fox News
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After killing it for eight straight episodes on WandaVision every Friday, fans of the series are calling for star Elizabeth Olsen to win a Primetime Emmy Award. From the start of the bizarre Marvel series, fans have seen Olsen as Wanda Maximoff through many twists and turns. Friday's new episode gave the actress the chance to deliver her most emotional performance yet, leaving WandaVision fans very impressed with what they saw. "Elizabeth Olsen's performance in the latest episode was incredible," one fan wrote on Twitter. "You can feel her pain in every scene. She deserves to be recognized as the Emmy worthy actress that she is!" The rest of this story contains some BIG SPOILERS so do not go any further or click on any of the video if you haven't watched the episode yet. RELATED: Westview's Sitcom Reality Finally Explained in WandaVision Another fan tweeted: "#WandaVision Episode 8 is one of the best pieces of MCU material in its history. A beautiful character piece … [Read more...] about WandaVision Fans Think Elizabeth Olsen Deserves All the Emmys After Last Night’s Episode
The Network — who are not Green Day under their masks — made their late-night debut Friday with a virtual performance of “Threat Level Midnight” on The Tonight Show . Although the Network sounds a lot like Green Day, and their luchador mask-wearing drummer looks a lot Tre Cool, and they are also signed to the same label as Green Day (Warner Records), the long-dormant new wave band have been insisting since their 2003 formation that they are not a Green Day side project. The mysterious band first released their 2003 debut album Money Money 2020 , opened a few shows for Green Day and then disappeared, only to return in December 2020 with Money Money 2020 Part II: We Told Ya So! , which features “Threat Level Midnight.” The Tonight Show performance itself, seemingly filmed to VHS, looks like it was recorded from a public access television talk show in the Eighties, with the costumed Network wreaking havoc on the soundstage. The only thing that grounds the … [Read more...] about See the Network, Which Isn’t Green Day in Disguise, Perform on ‘Fallon’
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. As we spend more time listening in to virtual meetings, taking virtual classes , or just utilizing headphones more during the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be unintended damage being done to our ears. Constantly being plugged in while sheltering in place or turning up the volume to not get distracted by family members can have a long-term impact on your hearing. Even the best wireless earbuds for working at home can potentially contribute to other issues, such as headaches and ear pain, and you might not even realize it. “I’ve actually seen a number of patients who have noticed changes in their hearing, likely as a result of using their earbuds for prolonged hours while working,” says Dr. Erich Voigt, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, … [Read more...] about Can Wearing Headphones Cause Hearing Loss and Headaches?
The late Nina Simone ’s younger brother, Sam Waymon, who played in her band for years, joined our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast for a uniquely intimate look at his legendary sister’s life and music. In a discussion with host Brian Hiatt and David Browne (who wrote about Simone’s enduring influence ), Waymon discussed Simone’s civil rights activism, her famous performance three days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the development of her genre-blurring style, her difficult later years, and much more. “Nina didn’t trust many people,” he said, discussing what it was like to back her in concert. “You don’t mess with her music. You either could play it or you couldn’t. She had high standards, yes. But if you want to call yourself a musician, then you should appreciate those standards.” Related Stories Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis: How Janet Jackson Made Her Greatest Hits Brittany Howard on Nina Simone: 'She Was Herself, No Matter How Complicated' … [Read more...] about Hear Our Podcast on the Greatness of Nina Simone