But there’s lower-profile legislation in the works that McConnell has no incentive to block — efforts to clean up oceans, boost clean power, and support carbon-capture technology. Senators have already introduced half a dozen bipartisan climate bills, most of which are sitting in committee, and a couple are on the calendar to get their hearing on the Senate floor. None of these bills, to be sure, is revolutionary: You probably won’t hear progressives trumpeting this environmental legislation on Twitter, or conservatives on Fox News warning that it will lead us to destruction. But the fact that these bills aren’t swept up in the culture wars means that they have a strong shot at passing after a new Congress convenes next month. And they could make a significant dent in emissions. Call them stealth climate bills. … [Read more...] about Climate Bills That Could Actually Pass in a Mitch McConnell-Led Senate
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is an adaptation of the play of the same name by August Wilson. The official synopsis from Netflix reads; "Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary Mother of the Blues, Ma Rainey (Academy Award winner Viola Davis). … [Read more...] about Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom First Look Reveals Chadwick Boseman’s Final Movie
The best book I read in quarantine was:Gay Guerrilla: Julius Eastman and His Music, edited by Renée Levine Packer and Mary Jane Leach, where a collection of voices chime in to bring history and homage to one of the most interesting and wild musical figures in the downtown NYC experimental music scene of the 1970s into the 1990s. … [Read more...] about So, How Was Your 2020, Thurston Moore?
Lucasfilm recently gave Star Wars fans a little gift in the form of the first trailer for The Mandalorian season 2. The trailer didn't give away too many big secrets for Mando and Baby Yoda's return. It did, however, give viewers a lot of footage to comb through for Easter eggs and clues. One such Easter egg that appears in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment may well be our first tease of Boba Fett, who is expected to make his return to a galaxy far, far away this season. … [Read more...] about Is The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer Hiding a Boba Fett Easter Egg?
Recently, fans were asking Rian Johnson questions about Episode VIII on Twitter. It started with a fan asking if Johnson was the one who contributed "The Last Jedi" to the title, which he did. But then someone asked if Johnson ever considered adding Anakin's Force ghost to the sequel at any point in its development. Here's what Johnson had to say about it. … [Read more...] about The Last Jedi Director Considered Including Anakin’s Force Ghost