Idea: Don’t do a live-action version. It will be garbage, like all the others have been.
Today in things that shouldn’t have to be explained, but apparently do because Americans have lost their minds
It’s been sad to watch Tucker Carlson’s descent to idiot carnival barker troll. He’s smarter than this, but Trumpism corrupts.
Game of Thrones: A Game For Our Time
More high school teachers are handing out A’s. But the bad news is that students aren’t necessarily learning more. Recent findings show that the proportion of high school seniors graduating with an A average — that includes an A-minus or A-plus — has grown sharply over the past generation, even as average SAT scores have fallen. In 1998, it was 38.9%. By last year, it had grown to 47%.
That’s right: Nearly half of America’s Class of 2016 are A students. Meanwhile, their average SAT score fell from 1,026 to 1,002 on a 1,600-point scale — suggesting that those A’s on report cards might be fool’s gold.
When did people lose the ability to sit still and silent and focus on one thing for a couple hours? How hard is that? Are we all infants now?
“But we don’t live on an alternate earth, one in which almost any other 2016 Republican candidate for president was elected. We live on this earth, and on Monday, the day that the health-care bill died, the new president was literally playing around in a firetruck on the White House lawn.”
Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings
The return of Italy’s pipe organs
Why do we love Jane Austen? Because of her timeless morality.