For all his associations with hirsute, drug-amenable rockers of the time (during the campaign, an Allmans roadie was sentenced to prison for supplying Gregg with cocaine), Carter seemed to pay virtually no price; if anything, he reveled in it. “Anyone who doesn’t want a President who likes this kind of music and who is proud of his friendships with the people make that music can go vote for somebody else,” he said at the time. He praised rock during a campaign stop at a convention of record store owners, quoting lines from “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Yesterday” to display his bona-fides. In an interview, he boasted about the “profound influence” rock had on American life and namedropped Dylan, the Allmans and Simon and Garfunkel. Fishing on a day off, he was seen wearing an Allmans T-shirt. Even the way he went by “Jimmy,” and not his full “James,” made him sound like he could’ve been a Macon, … [Read more...] about How Jimmy Carter (Literally) Rocked the Presidency
After Trump expressed his support for local fracking bans in August, “fracking king” Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, a Trump energy advisor and rumored pick for Trump energy secretary, was forced to step in and explain that the Republican nominee was “confused” by the question and is indeed “solidly behind fracking.” Trump drove the point home at last week’s conference, recognizing Hamm and asking a lone New York shale-producing hopeful to stand and be recognized for his continued perseverance despite a statewide fracking ban. … [Read more...] about President Trump’s Energy Policy Would Be a Nightmare
It’s fascinating how many of Trump’s surrogates who are in legal jeopardy think it is wise to speak to the media. Even those who are not in a legal line of fire like Rudy Giuliani, who supposedly is acting as Trump’s attorney, seems to do more harm than good for his client and his own reputation with every media appearance. What motivates this cast of characters is anyone’s guess. … [Read more...] about Why Won’t Roger Stone Shut Up?
Michael Kaplan, whose sartorial imagination and grasp of garb has been on display in screen projects such as Blade Runner, Star Trek, Flashdance, Fight Club, The Alienist, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, I Am Legend, Se7en, and Pearl Harbor, is this year’s winner of the Costume Designers Guild’s Career Achievement Award; … [Read more...] about ‘Blade Runner’ & ‘Star Trek’ Costume Designer Michael Kaplan Set For CDGA Career Honor