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Los Angeles Library Events to Celebrate OED

1 hour agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library are celebrating the Oxford English Dictionary throughout the month of March with an event called: Hollywood Is A Verb: Los Angeles Tackles the Oxford English Dictionary.

Saban Acquires Jackie Chan’s ‘Skiptrace’ For U.S.; Maggie Q Joins ‘Slumber’ – Berlin

Saban Films has taken U.S. distribution rights to the Renny Harlin-directed Skiptrace, starring Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville and Fan Bingbing. Plans are for a theatrical reelease in Q3 this year. Written by Jay Longino and Ben David Grabinski, Skiptrace follows a Hong Kong detective who’s been tracking a dangerous crime boss for over a decade. Show More Summary

‘Dice’: Trailer & Release Date For Showtime’s Andrew Dice Clay Comedy — Oh!

Andrew Dice Clay has been plugging along ever since a double album artlessly titled The Day The Laughter Died nosedived a stand-up career that saw him selling out arenas. He has done some TV work – Entourage, Bless This House, Hits, Crime Story and HBO's upcoming Vinyl – and had a role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Show More Summary

‘Chicago P.D.’ & ‘SVU’ Ratings Rise With Crossover; ‘Idol’ Dips Again, ‘Arrow’ Even

The first Wednesday of the February sweep saw a classic ratings seeking crossover from NBC with Law & Order: SVU (1.9/6) and Chicago P.D. (2.0/7). And, unsurprisingly, it worked for the Comcast-owned network. The Windy City set Dick Wolf series rise 18% among adults 18-49 last night to its best demo result in just over a year. Show More Summary

One Year Later, ISP Claims That Title II Would Demolish Broadband Investment Found To Be Total, Indisputable Bullshit

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In late 2014, the Obama Administration and the FCC shocked everybody by announcing that the government would be uncharacteristically ignoring telecom lobbyists and reclassifying broadband service under Title II -- ensuring it had adequate legal foundation for tougher net neutrality rules. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons’ New HBO Talk Show Taps Former ‘Daily Show’ Producer, Writer

Emmy-winning producer Stuart Miller (Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will serve as an executive producer for Bill Simmons talk show series set to debut later this year on HBO. Simmons and HBO also have tapped ex-Daily Show With Jon Stewart writer Jason Ross as head writer for the new series. Show More Summary

A New Approach to Reversing the Downward Spiral of Low Turnout

To increase voter turnout, other approaches are needed—ones intended not to inflame passions about what may be at stake in a particular election but instead to connect more voters to the process of voting and to the value of participating in our democracy.

Why OK Go Went Facebook-Only With the Debut of Its Buzzy, Zero-Gravity Music Video

When OK Go releases a new video, it's bound to cause a viral explosion online. And today, in a possible sign of the times, all that buzz was centered solely on Facebook. The video for "Upside Down & Inside Out" features the band's four...Show More Summary

Morning Show Ratings: Week of Feb. 1

GMA leads in viewers, Today show in the demo, but only CBS This Morning is growing.

Why Hillary Clinton Can’t Take the Black Vote for Granted

Coming out of a near-draw in Iowa and a landslide victory in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders has momentum. But he’s heading into much trickier demographic terrain. Iowa and New Hampshire are among the the whitest states in America, not...Show More Summary

USA v. Ferguson: Key Passages from the Justice Department Complaint

Key passages from the Department of Justice's 56-page civil-rights complaint against the city of Ferguson, Mo.

Fox Takes Wraps Off New Thursday Prime Time

The Fox Network rolled out plans for its new-look Thursday lineup, with the new series “American Grit,” a military-themed competition show, taking the slot leading out from “Bones.” The new lineup bows April 14, when “Bones,” which is in the...

Classification: PRE-NATAL DRUG ABUSE AS OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENT (OHI)?

Denise:  Under the category of OHI, the term “such as” implies that there are other health impairments that could be diagnosed and that may have an adverse affect on a student’s educational performance. Could pre-natal drug abuse be one of these?

David Geffen on His Playhouse Turning 20: "I'm Only the Benefactor"

The philanthropist mogul is leading the charge to build an endowment for the beloved Westwood theater as Hollywood stars (Chris Pine, Annette Bening) and writers (Beau Willimon) add to the 522-seat venue's industry pedigree. Says David Mamet of what late founder Gil Cates created: It's a "happy oasis in the arid pesthole we know as the entertainment industry." read more

New Emails Reveal that Clinton Dictated Media Coverage of 2009 Speech

If there has ever been any doubt about the favoritism the media show to liberals, a new set of emails should dispel that doubt. The emails reveal that Hillary Clinton was able to dictate coverage of a 2009 policy speech, right down to the words they would use. The emails were obtained by Gawker as […]

California Water Leaders 2015 Report: 'Managing Drought for the Economy & the Environment'

1 hour agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Each year the California Water Education Foundation names a group of young water professionals as Water Leaders who then tackle water issues and report their findings to the Foundation's Board. Here are the recently-named 2016 anomy and the EnvironmentWater Leaders. The 2015 group wrote a report, Managing Drought for the...

ICAO Proposes Carbon Emissions Standard For Aviation Industry

Today the aviation industry is responsible for about two percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Experts predict that by mid-century, this number could triple without policies designed to combat aircraft emissions due to rapid industry growth. read more

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