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?

  • The Only Good Thing About Transformers: The Last Knight Is The Horrified Reviews
    There’s a new Transformers film out from Michael Bay, connoisseur of explosions and talking cars and exploding talking cars! Apparently it is not a good movie. You’re shocked, I know, shocked that The Last Knight is not destined to go down in the annals of classic cinema. I just googled “how many Transformers movies are there”… ... read more
    Source: The Mary SuePublished on 06-22-17By Kaila Hale-Stern
  • Ron Howard Officially Taking the Reins as Director of the Han Solo Movie …Which Is Already Three-Quarters Shot
    We had a bit of a shock yesterday when we learned that the directing team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller would no longer be directing the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars anthology film, thanks to creative differences with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. With three-quarters of principal photography already done,… ... read more
    Source: The Mary SuePublished on 06-22-17By Teresa Jusino
  • The Senate GOP health bill in one sentence: poor people pay more for worse insurance
    It’s not complicated. Just cruel. There are a lot of moving parts in the health bill Senate Republicans just released, but the bigger picture is straightforward. Healthcare expert Larry Levitt condensed it to less than 140 characters: Under the Senate bill, low-income people would pay higher premiums for… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 06-22-17By Ezra Klein
  • Obamacare repeal: Republicans reveal Senate health care bill
    Senate Republicans released the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, on June 22. The bill is complex, its text is still being analyzed, and the Congressional Budget Office hasn’t yet estimated its cost or how many people it will cover. But it will do three big… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 06-22-17By Vox Staff
  • IKEA apparently sells a serving bowl of death that can set stuff on fire
    IKEA has taken a page out of Samsung's playbook and is selling a hot, fiery product. The mega-home goods store is currently investigating their stainless steel Blanda Blank serving bowl for safety after a man in Sweden said his grapes had caught fire while they were sitting in the bowl… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 06-22-17By Samantha Scelzo
  • The Better Care Reconciliation Act: the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained
    Senate Republicans on Thursday revealed the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill asks low- and middle-income Americans to spend significantly more for less coverage. The bill would roll back the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the Medicaid program, which currently… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 06-22-17By Sarah Kliff
  • Sofia Coppola triumphs with The Beguiled, a suspenseful Civil War revenge comedy
    You’d best not mess with the ladies. The Beguiled masquerades as a Southern Gothic tale, with all the requisite grotesquerie. But beneath its frilly, corseted bodice, it’s a stone-cold revenge fantasy, laced with a potent cocktail of toxic comedy and pungent desire. The film’s fixation on revenge means it feels… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 06-22-17By Alissa Wilkinson
  • Newswire: Coal CEO ridiculed on Last Week Tonight sues John Oliver for defamation
    We kicked off the week with a Last Week Tonight segment about the coal-mining industry, one that earned host John Oliver and his network, HBO, a cease-and-desist letter from one of the leaders in that industry. Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp, had his lawyers fire off the letter… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 06-22-17
  • Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dog
    This pensive dog upstaged his owner and wasn't even aware of it. SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Inventor Jerry Paros posed for a photograph for an article in the publication Nature about his invention — an ultra precise quartz sensor… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 06-22-17By April Hautea
  • This is the biggest pure giveaway to the rich in the Republican health bill
    An incentive for time traveling job creators Senate Republicans’ Better Care Act contains many provisions cutting taxes, on some of the most affluent households in America. The single biggest tax cut of the bunch applies exclusively to individuals earning over $200,000 a year or married couples with combined incomes of… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 06-22-17By Matthew Yglesias
  • These definitely real leaked emails show exactly why the Han Solo spin-off directors got fired
    The long-anticipated film about Star Wars' gruff rogue Han Solo hit a huge setback yesterday when it was announced that Disney decided to part ways with its directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller citing "creative differences." This decision comes after months of the duo clashing with executive producer/co-writer Lawrence Kasdan… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 06-22-17By Tyler Schmall
  • Great Job, Internet!: The story behind that weird Leftovers/Perfect Strangers plot twist
    [Warning: This post contains plot points from the final season of The Leftovers, which, if you haven’t watched yet, you should really get on.]It started off as a little joke in season one: The entire cast of ’80s sitcom Perfect Strangers had vanished in the Sudden Departure. As The Leftovers… ... read more
    Source: The A.V. ClubPublished on 06-22-17
  • Satirical Banksy-style mural shows Donald Trump as evolutionary misstep
    With Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, street artists in Britain are having a blast.  SEE ALSO: Banksy election stunt backfires in a big way The most popular of them all, mysterious master Banksy, made the headlines with a cheeky Brexit mural while another one, Pegasus, created a painting… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 06-22-17By Gianluca Mezzofiore
  • The first trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later has arrived, with terrible hair
    Netflix’s upcoming series brings all the Camp Firewood counselors back for 1991 era slap fights. Calling all campers and/or comedy aficionados: Wet Hot American Summer will officially ride again with an all new eight-episode TV series, 10 Years Later, set to premiere August 4 on Netflix. The last time the… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 06-22-17By Caroline Framke
  • That ‘Jurassic World’ sequel has a dumb new title and a really familiar tagline
    Life finds a way ... to offer underwhelming news about sequels you were previously looking forward to. In this case, that sequel is Jurassic World 2, and the news is that it has a new title: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. There's a new poster announcing it and everything. SEE ALSO:… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 06-22-17By Angie Han
  • Sen. David Perdue is sure GOP health bill is better than Obamacare he just doesn’t know why
    A key reason why Trumpcare’s odds are good My colleagues Tara Golsham, Dylan Scott, and Jeff Stein recently posted a series of eight interviews with Republican Senators in which they asked them to explain what the main virtues of their health care legislation is. You’ll see, if you read the… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 06-22-17By Matthew Yglesias
  • Yummy flash drives you didn’t know you needed
    Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Take a byte out of your data storage with one of these delicious USB storage devices. These cute thumb drives can turn a dull day at work into an enjoyable one. From chocolate… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 06-22-17By Bari Blitzer
  • Listen to Drake’s new song and check out some expensive turtlenecks
    Drake, who pathologically releases music, has a new song for your hot summer nights. "Signs," a slick vaporwave-tinged jam, premiered at Louis Vuitton's SS18 Menswear show in Paris.  "Champagne with purpose while I'm yawning. You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning," he… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 06-22-17By Tricia Gilbride
  • Facebook is embracing YouTube-like stars as it pushes for more video
    Laura Clery lives the Hollywood dream.  She moved to Los Angeles at 17 to be an actress. She slept on friends' couches and ate their food as she worked to get an agent and learn the ins and out of the industry. She ended up landing the first commercial she… ... read more
    Source: Mashable – Social MediaPublished on 06-22-17By Kerry Flynn
  • Republicans totally outsmarted the mainstream media on Obamacare repeal
    Democracy dies in darkness, but the GOP thrives in it The long-awaited Senate health care reform bill drops Thursday, and it will be a front-page story in every newspaper in America. Over the next week, this document will be parsed to death by pundits on both sides. It will trigger… ... read more
    Source: Vox Dot ComPublished on 06-22-17By Jeff Guo
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