What I’m Reading

Here are some of the blogs and newsfeeds that I’m probably reading right now.  Do you have a favorite blog that you’d like to recommend I add to the list?

  • People are really identifying with John Kelly’s distraught facial expressions during Trump’s UN speech
    To say John Kelly has an intense listening face would be a severe understatement. If you don't believe us, please refer to photographs of the current White House chief of staff taken during President Donald Trump's controversial speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. After pictures of Kelly… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Nicole Gallucci
  • Category 5 Hurricane Maria delivers ‘mind-boggling’ devastation to Dominica
    Hurricane Maria delivered a direct and ferocious hit to the Caribbean island of Dominica over the course of Monday night, pulverizing the island with the full force of the elements.  SEE ALSO: Hurricane Maria rapidly intensifies, aims for a rare, devastating direct hit on Puerto Rico Satellite imagery depicted the… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Rachel Kraus
  • Pics of Google’s Pixel 2 phones just leaked, and they look pretty ‘meh’
    We're just a couple weeks away from Google's big Pixel 2 event so, naturally, the leaks have kicked into high gear. Leaked images of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL appeared on the Android blog DroidLife, which show Google's new Pixel lineup in fresh colors, including "Kinda Blue" and… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Karissa Bell
  • MashReads Podcast: Alan Cumming turned his pet separation anxiety into a charming children’s book
    Everybody deals with separation anxiety from their pets in their own way. Some pet owners give their furry friends treats. Others give their pets more cuddles when they return.  But Alan Cumming? He deals with his pet separation anxiety by writing about it. SEE ALSO: Dog and kitten are the… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By MJ Franklin
  • He allegedly murdered 2 black men. Police found an Adolf Hitler speech in his home.
    The evidence increasingly points to another hate crime in America. Last week, he allegedly shot and killed a homeless man and a dishwasher heading to his job, both of whom were black. He was also accused of firing a gun at a black family’s house (although no one was injured).… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 09-19-17By German Lopez
  • Indie game perfectly captures today’s identity struggle of what it means to be American
    You may have noticed that America is currently experiencing an identity crisis. From the neo-Nazi attacks of Charlottesville to the anti-fascist protesters of Antifa — and a leader who believes there are "very fine people on both sides" — the battle for the American soul grows more volatile by the… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Jess Joho
  • The latest gender discrimination allegations against Fox News, explained
    "I was raped by Charles Payne,” said Scottie Nell Hughes. “I was raped again by Fox News.” Less than a month after parting ways with one of its hosts over allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is being sued by a political commentator who says the network smeared her after… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 09-19-17By Anna North
  • BoJack Horseman ends its fourth season on its most genuinely hopeful note
    After season three of BoJack Horseman concluded, Raphael Bob-Waksberg told UPROXX’s Alan Sepinwall that he felt the show had reached the end of one part of its story and it was time to move onto another one. “I am looking to move the story and character somewhat. I want each… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 09-19-17By Les Chappell
  • Andrew W.K. announces first new album in 8 years 
    Earlier this year, Andrew W.K. announced his first full-band tour in five years, a return to his roots of partying and making music instead of partying and talking about partying. Now, W.K. has actually announced a new album, his first since 55 Cadillac and the Japan-exclusive Gundam Rock in 2009—eight… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 09-19-17By Sam Barsanti
  • The UN was waiting for President Trump. Candidate Trump showed up instead.
    Trump’s big UN speech sounded like it could have come from the mouth of Steve Bannon. Donald Trump’s high-profile speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday didn’t sound like the words of a typical American president. It sounded like what candidate Trump spent more than a year saying… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 09-19-17By Yochi Dreazen
  • For the first time, Emilia Clarke just went blonde to play Daenerys
    Ok, should we be worried? Last season on Game of Thrones, Dany and Jon finally got together. But everybody knows that a gal's hair can have big implications for her relationship status: there's no better way to show the world that you've moved on than getting a radical new 'do. … ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Rachel Kraus
  • Thirst Street puts a smart stalker spin on  ’70s-style European erotica
    One of the more endearing quirks of 1970s European erotica is the persistent sense of danger. Adjust the lighting a bit, tweak the score just a few degrees from “dreamy” to “nightmarish,” and the typical French, Italian, Swedish, or Spanish skin flick from 40 years ago could just as easily… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 09-19-17By Noel Murray on Film, shared by Caitlin PenzeyMoog to The A.V. Club
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ is casting two young characters who could be almost anyone
    As Game of Thrones gears up for its final season, incredibly, it seems there are still new characters to introduce.  According to a casting call uncovered Tuesday by the Thrones blog Watchers on the Wall, the show needs two child actors for important roles in Season 8, which starts filming… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Chris Taylor
  • You can now search your library’s e-book collection straight from Google
    You can now keep up with your book club more easily without dropping cash every month, thanks to Google. The company just added a new search feature that lets you look up book titles in your local library's e-book system straight from your phone. SEE ALSO: The interactive 'Harry Potter… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Sasha Lekach
  • Iran’s foreign minister says Trump’s UN speech belongs in “medieval times”
    The animosity between the two countries comes at a bad time. Iran is not too happy with President Donald Trump’s speech at the UN this morning, and its top diplomat didn’t have a particularly diplomatic response. “Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times-not the 21st Century UN -unworthy… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 09-19-17By Alex Ward
  • Will Veep’s Emmy streak extend into its final season?
    Veep is coming off an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy victory for what’s arguably its weakest season. While the win wasn’t necessarily surprising, it was a bit of a disappointment for TV editor Erik Adams and assistant editor Gwen Ihnat. Emmy voters are creatures of habit and Veep was already coming… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 09-19-17By Baraka Kaseko
  • Nikola and Bosch set to battle Tesla with hydrogen-electric semi trucks
    Nikola, the other automotive company that pays homage to famed inventor Nikola Tesla, just announced plans to team with automotive supplier Bosch to develop next-gen powertrains for two hydrogen-electric semi trucks. The development partnership aims to produce a line of semis that would blow current trucks off the highway, with… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Brett Williams
  • The Honest Trailer for Wonder Woman Keeps Getting Me in Trouble for Laughing – Visit Xena, Warrior Island.
    “From the studio known for confusing length with depth, complexity with intelligence, and self-absorbed downers with heroism, the DCEU pulls off its biggest success by … not doing those things.” As I play this video again and again to grab quotes, I’m annoying my office coworkers with incessant giggling. Well isn’t she… ... read more
    Source: The Mary SuePublished on 09-19-17By Kaila Hale-Stern
  • 4-second video sums up the horror of being a parent
    Ask a little kid "let me see what you have" when you notice an object in their hand and you never know what you may get.  Just pray it's not a knife. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' actor Alfie Allen hilariously busts a fan for lying in her Instagram comments… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Brian Koerber
  • Everybody clam down about artificial intelligence
    While a few prominent tech and government leaders spark fear over an Artifical Intelligence-led war against humans, I believe the real AI issues that need to be addressed today are more nuanced, technical and ethical.  People building AI should view creating the technology as an opportunity to authentically inject diversity,… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 09-19-17By Jason Abbruzzese
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