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Bryan Fuller On American Gods: Casting A White Man To Play Shadow Would Make Us TV’s “Biggest Assholes” - And a bunch of A-Holes they are not.

3 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

When a beloved book is adapted for film or TV, fans are going to have a lot of understandable concerns: will the spirit of the original work be destroyed? Will the adaptation be crafted by the right creative talent? And will any and all of the story's diversity be honored? In the case of Starz's series adaptation of American Gods: yes, absolutely, and praise be to Bryan Fuller.

Newswire: Garth Brooks tells iTunes to suck it, launches his own music provider

Proving once again he’s got the independent spirit and contempt for tornadoes that define a true American, longtime digital holdout Garth Brooks has finally made his music available online. But rather than go through the usual digital channels, Brooks has launched an entirely new provider, Ghost Tunes, which puts his music center stage. Show More Summary

Grounded Freighter Refloated in Straits of Mackinac

The American Spirit, a 1004-foot freighter that had been hard aground in the Straits of Mackinac since Thursday afternoon, was refloated early Friday morning. The vessel is making way to St.

This Week In Photography Books: Vincent Delbrouck

by Jonathan Blaustein I was talking today with Marcie, my new Native American friend. She’s from the Taos Pueblo, and we really enjoy chatting about art, culture, religion. Stuff like that. No matter how much you might feel a spiritual connection with Native American views on the sacred nature of Earth, it feels trite when […]

1004-Foot Ore Carrier Runs Aground Near Mackinac Island

While carrying 64,800 tons of iron ore, the self-unloading bulk carrier American Spirit ran aground in the Straits of Mackinac on Thursday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The [...] The post 1004-Foot Ore Carrier Runs Aground Near Mackinac Island appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Big Laker Aground in Straits of Mackinaw

The US Coast Guard informs it is responding to the 1004-foot freighter 'American Spirit' after it ran aground in the Straits of Mackinac (which connect Lake Michigan

Steven Sotloff’s Family Puts Out Statement: ‘His Spirit Will Endure’

last weekNews : Mediaite

The grieving family of slain American journalist Steven Sotloff put out a statement today through family spokesman Barak Barfi. And the statement provided a very detailed picture about what kind of man Sotloff was and what he wanted to accomplish with his work.

U.S. missionary doctor with Ebola said to be in good spirits

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Rick Sacra, the American missionary doctor who tested positive for Ebola on Monday in Liberia, is in good spirits and talking on the telephone and emailing with his wife in Boston regularly, SIM USA officials said Wednesday. But they cautioned that the disease is unpredictable. Read full article >>

Success Tips From An American Who’s Done Well In China

American architect Ben Wood knows something about success in China. The colorful Georgia native is closely associated with Shanghai’s Xintiandi shopping district developed by Hong Kong billionaire and other spirited cultural and architecture projects in the country. Now 64, the MIT graduate last week gave a talk in Shanghai to an expat group about finding [...]

Cuba Gooding, Jr. -- Ass Cracking A Smile ... for America

Cuba Gooding Jr. flashed his American spirit right along with his ass crack... during Labor Day weekend.Cuba sported a Paul Revere hat and stars and stripes board shorts while showing off the dark side of the moon on the beach in MalibuCheeky…

Watch LIVE: Designer Zac Posen dishes on Fashion Week

StyleList is teaming up with the AOL Build Series for a 3-day Fashion Week speakers series guaranteed to get you in the Fashion Week spirit! Tonight, watch LIVE as American designer Zac Posen discusses fashion's biggest week, designing extraordinary gowns, and much more. Show More Summary

Duke University's Department of African & African American Studies Brings Together Diverse Audience to Discuss #Ferguson

ABC11 The topic of national unrest surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, landed in the middle of a spirited town hall discussion, which drew about 300 Duke students and faculty to the East Duke Nelson Music Room. Show More Summary

Kennewick Man: science 1, Army Corps and DoJ 0

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The U.S. government was intent on “repatriating” the ancient remains of Kennewick Man for burial to Indian tribes in compliance with the perceived spirit of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), though any relation between those remains and current tribes is at best notional. Show More Summary

Cultural Realities Of Latin American Entrepreneurship

2 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

One of the brilliant things about tech leaders and pundits in Silicon Valley is their true passion for entrepreneurship and their belief in the power of the human spirit and intellect. Surrounded by the sight of so many motivated and...Show More Summary

Bryan Fuller Promises American Gods Adaptation Will Have A Similar Scope To Game of Thrones, Says Gaiman “G.D. Better” Write Episodes - Everything's coming up Gaiman.

2 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

It just keeps getting better: For Gods fans who might have been worried that the spirit and enormous scope of the novel would be lost in its transition to the small screen, Fuller made some statements today that should reassure even the most intense of Gaiman purists.

Booze News: American Spirit Whiskey is under contract...

American Spirit Whiskey is under contract to purchase a 60,000-square-foot space at 199 Armour Drive in Buckhead to open American Spirit Works. The space will serve as the brand's distillery and barrel storage as well as a 16,000-square-foot event and...

‘Smash’ Writer Theresa Rebeck Nukes Love American Style

Here's a familiar scene: One c0uple has invited another, close friends, for a weekend in the country. As significant amounts of alcohol flow from bottle to glass to lips, conversation turns from spirited to merely loud to acridly inchoate. Show More Summary

Volleyball Diplomacy Strengthens U.S.-Iranian Relations

Jesse Owens, the renowned American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist, once said, “Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”  In that spirit of friendship, Team USA Volleyball with support from the U....

Inside soccer: D.C. United stumbles, Spirit nears playoffs, Americans abroad, Premier League TV

Every Monday, The Post will publish a soccer spread on Page 2 of the Sports print edition. Some items are geared toward casual fans who do not necessarily follow the Insider. Some material has appeared on the blog previously. This week’s package: With the most treacherous stretch of the season looming, D.C. United has slipped […]

America's Entrepreneurial Spirit is Dying

With all the tech startups flooding the market, it would seem that America is more entrepreneurial than ever. But just the opposite is true. According to a pair of reports from The Brookings Institution, American entrepreneurship has been declining since the 1970s. Read more...

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