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Dog whistle, dumpster fire

As we stagger from one political convention into the next, it seems appropriate to discuss two common Twitter memes arising from the Republican convention in Cleveland: “dog whistle” and “dumpster fire.” Neither expression is new, but this seems to be the year for them both. Show More Summary

Juan Zarate to Join NBC News, MSNBC as Senior National Security Analyst

"Juan will be an instrumental addition to our team as we cover domestic and international events."

Peter Sellars to Introduce Toni Morrison

6 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Theater and festival director Peter Sellars will introduce author Toni Morrison at the Edward MacDowell Medal ceremony.

On the Move, 7/25/16

To report a move, send an email to with the subject line “On the Move"

Parents of Macon Anchor Talk About Losing Daughter

“She was my news lady in the mornings and everyone that knew me, I showed them, ‘This is my daughter,’" said her mom.

Twitter's CMO Explains Today's Brand Refresh and the New 'See What's Happening' Ads

What is Twitter, and what is it for? Those are pretty basic questions for a company that's been around for a decade and, by its own reckoning, has 90 percent name recognition among consumers worldwide. But nonusers, by and large, still...Show More Summary

Harry Potter is Barnes & Noble’s Biggest Pre-Order This Year

6 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The script for the West End adaptation of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child comes out this weekend but it is already a bestseller.

Julian Assange Chats With Democracy Now

7 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

Wikileaks founder comments on Hillary Clinton's quick hiring of Deborah Wasserman Schultz.

Fox Philly Anchors Looking to Share Some Brotherly Love to DNC Viewers

We caught up with Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley in a mock-up of the Oval Office at Facebook Central at the DNC.

She Was the Singing Voice Behind Some of the Most Famous Actresses in Hollywood — Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn; Marni Nixon Dies at 86

“Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in Manhattan,” reports The New York Times. She was 86. The story adds: “The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Ms. Nixon, a California...

Fire Destroys Historic Movie Ranch

The massive Sand Fire that continues to whip through the Santa Clarita area just north of Los Angeles consumed the Sable Ranch, a famed movie location ranch that has been used in films and TV shows for decades. The ranch...

Serial Reader Delivers Bite Sized Reads

7 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Serial Reader is a new app that helps you read the classics one bit at a time.

3 Count: Kickass Reborn

Kickass Torrents come back, in clone form at least, Beyonce hits back at Lemonade lawsuit and cable industry responds to FCC set top box proposal. The post 3 Count: Kickass Reborn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Police Kick Down Door After Fracas at Lindsay Lohan’s Home, Capping Off a String of Bizarre Incidents

Actress Lindsay Lohan was involved in a series of wild incidents over the weekend, apparently stemming from her fears that her fiance was cheating on her. Events turned ugly, Us Weekly reports, with police called to Lohan’s London apartment Saturday after...

Here's a Timeline of Yahoo’s 22-Year History as a Digital Pioneer

Verizon's $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo today shows just how much has changed in the Sunnyvale, Calif., company's more than 20-year history. Yahoo's gone from being one of the world's biggest companies in online search to an internet company that's struggled in recent years to move beyond display advertising. Show More Summary

DNC Email Reveals Concerns Over ‘Severely Frayed’ Relationship With MSNBC

DNC comms director also laments about Joe Scarborough: "Fucking Joe claiming the system is rigged... we need to complain to their producer. "

The unexpected life and death of Abdel-Kader Fassouk

The killing of a young Libyan photojournalist named Abdel-Kader Fassouk, on July 21, 2016, in Sirte, Libya, will likely never be more than a footnote to what increasingly seems like a widespread war on journalists. Fassouk wasn’t famous, and the number of journalists killed in conflict zones is so staggering that another one seems sadly commonplace. Yet Fassouk’s death is...

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