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    Queen Member Brian May’s Favorite Bohemian Rhapsody Scene Almost Got Cut

    Queen Member Brian May’s Favorite Bohemian Rhapsody Scene Almost Got Cut

    The living members of Queen worked closely on the production of Bohemian Rhapsody, but that doesn’t mean they had control over the film. Queen’s Brian May recently revealed that his favorite scene in the movie was very nearly cut for no reason beyond an attempt to reduce the film’s runtime. It seems the scene in which Freddie Mercury reveals he’s going solo was very nearly not in the movie. According to May… It’s more than a little surprising to learn that this scene was almost cut, as it’s a really important moment in the movie. It’s the point at which…

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  • Politics
    Our Favorite Songs of 2018

    Our Favorite Songs of 2018

    Illustration by Cari Vander Yacht Cuco, “Sunnyside” There’s a dreamy, floating quality to Omar (Cuco) Banos’s songs that belies the turbulent, sad-boy emotions that animate them. “I’m a Cancer, bro,” the twenty-year-old Chicano from Hawthorne, California, told an interviewer earlier this year. “So I’m, like, stupid emotional.” Banos became a bedroom-pop heartthrob in early 2017, when he uploaded “Lo Que Siento” to SoundCloud. It managed to sound a bit like a sixties soul ballad and an eighties slow jam, made by someone who had internalized the twisty cadences of today’s rappers. Banos flitted back and forth between English and Spanish,…

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    Christine Blasey Ford Honors Nassar Survivor Rachael Denhollander

    Christine Blasey Ford Honors Nassar Survivor Rachael Denhollander

    On Tuesday night, Christine Blasey Ford made a rare public statement when she presented former gymnast Rachael Denhollander with Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year award. In a previously recorded video, Ford spoke of her admiration for Denhollander, who in 2016 was the first woman to publicly share that Dr. Larry Nassar had sexually abused her, while she was a 15-year-old gymnast in Michigan. “I am honored to speak with you from afar about a woman I admire so much, a woman who suffered abuse as a vulnerable teenage athlete, who found the courage to talk publicly to stop the…

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    What are Millennials doing with their Extra Money from Tax Cuts?

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act resulted in 90 percent of Americans seeing an increase in their take-home pay. A majority of workers have a higher disposable income, but there are differences in how this money is spent. These differences give an interesting insight into how priorities differ from one generation to another. Why are take-home pays increasing? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established new income tax brackets. The IRS released updated guidelines for withholding federal taxes from paychecks, which means that many workers are seeing an increase in their paychecks. An individual earning $20,000 a year and receiving…

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    Matt Zoller Seitz’s Top Ten Films of 2018 | Balder and Dash

    by Matt Zoller Seitz December 12, 2018   |   Print Page Tweet It was more difficult putting together my 2018 Top 10 list than it has been in years past because I recently relocated from New York, which screens everything, to Cincinnati, which gets things later—and movie distributors did not make certain titles available for screening even though they were theoretically in contention for awards from critics’ groups that I belong to. That being said, the films on this list made such a powerful impression on me that it’s hard to imagine anything dislodging them—particularly my #1, #2, #3 and #4…

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  • Politics
    End immigration arrests at courthouses

    End immigration arrests at courthouses

    WJ Wire FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Ronald Vitiello appears for his confirmation hearing in Washington. Nearly 70 former judges, including federal judges and state supreme court justices, sent a letter to Vitiello calling for U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it…

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    Crisis on Infinite Earths TV Crossover

    The Arrowverse Announced a Crisis on Infinite Earths TV Crossover /Film

    Last night, the Arrowverse crossover event Elseworlds came to an end, and it concluded with a tease of another threat yet to come to the comic book universe shared by Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The crossover event spanning the Arrowverse in the fall of 2019 will adapt the iconic comic book event series Crisis on Infinite Earths. Get the details on the Crisis on Infinite Earths TV crossover event below. Here’s how the Elseworlds crossover event ended last night and teased what’s to come: During Elseworlds over the past week, a character known as The…

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    Francis to say first Mass by a pope on Arabian peninsula in UAE

    Francis to say first Mass by a pope on Arabian peninsula in UAE

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis will say the first Mass by a pontiff on the Arabian peninsula in February and visit one of its largest mosques when he travels to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis arrives at Aglona Basilica in Aglona, Latvia September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Photo A program for the Feb. 3-5 trip released on Wednesday showed Francis will celebrate Mass in a stadium in Zayed Sports City on the last day of the trip. The freedom to practice Christianity — or any religion other than Islam — is not always…

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    ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Lead Nods – Variety

    “A Star Is Born” led the way with four SAG feature film nominations while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark” each scored a quartet of TV nominations. “BlacKkKlansman” and “The Favourite” each took a trio of film nominations. “Barry,” “GLOW,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Kominsky Method” all scored three TV nods. Nominees for the ensemble cast trophy were “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Nominees for the best actress award were Glenn Close for “The Wife,” Olivia Colman for “The Favourite,” Lady Gaga for “A Star Is Born,” Melissa McCarthy for “Can…

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    Brexit: All the latest updates | News

    Brexit: All the latest updates | News

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s political fate hangs in the balance after rebel members of her Conservative Party brought forth a motion of no confidence on Wednesday.  The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union at 23:00 GMT on March 29, 2019, but many Britons have questioned May’s handling of the divorce from the EU. Brexit, or British exit from the union of 28 states, was officially initiated last March by London following a divisive 2016 referendum across the kingdom. May reached a withdrawal agreement with the EU this month, but she delayed parliament’s vote on it this…

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