Photo: Mike Blake/REUTERS Few businesses have been more adversely affected by the pandemic than movie theaters. And with an increasingly wide array of streaming options available to consumers, even theaters that have innovated aggressively are finding themselves in trouble. On the latest episode of the Pivot podcast , Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss the path forward for an imperiled industry. Kara Swisher : Let’s talk about the troubles for the entertainment industry and where we go from here. My favorite movie chain experience is ruined — the Alamo Drafthouse has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy . This is a chain that’s been struggling through the pandemic, and obviously so, because it’s a real experiential thing where you go and eat in the theater and they have food, and then you watch movies and beautiful seats, et cetera, et cetera. They’ll continue to operate, but have been acquired by Altamont Capital Partners, which frightens me in some way. They are, I … [Read more...] about Are Movie Theaters Completely Screwed?
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Dear Amy: I recently had a conversation with a friend that I am still ruminating about. She shared how she used a loophole to get a COVID vaccination that she really wasn’t entitled to receive. It was as if I should be impressed with how creative and smart she was to game the system. She then went on to describe how she will now be comfortable eating in restaurants, etc. I said I was happy for her and changed the subject so I could take time to process this. Our family is trying to stay patient and wait our turn. Thoughts? — Waiting Dear Waiting: There are stories of people standing in line outside vaccination centers to try to receive shots that would otherwise be thrown away if they weren’t used. I’m all for that kind of enterprise. However, if your friend leapt through a loophole to snag an appointment before her turn, that’s completely unethical. I have read accounts of how some people have used their connections, money, and privilege to game the … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: COVID-19 concerns dominate relationships
MARLTON, N.J. (CBS) — Some Evesham Township residents are fighting their school district. They say proposed school bus cuts could jeopardize the safety of their children. While some parents across the region are pushing districts to let their students back into class, parents in Burlington County find themselves battling a local school board over school bus cuts they say will put their children at risk. READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Officials To Provide COVID-19 Vaccination Program Update DeMasi Elementary School sits on Evesboro-Medford Road, a wide, 45 mph thoroughfare that young students may have to walk along each morning and afternoon due to cuts proposed by the Evesham Township School District. “The school board debated bus cuts 10 years ago and they ultimately decided that it was too dangerous to have the children cross the road,” Emily Gervasi said. “We, as parents, right now don’t understand what has changed over the last decade. If anything, the road has … [Read more...] about Evesham Township Parents Fighting Proposed Bus Cuts That Would Force Children To Cross ‘Very Dangerous’ Road
Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson on Thursday described “the monster under every liberal’s bed” as a fictional “army” of Americans, who they consider “the other,” taking over the country with their guns and pick-up trucks. During his opening monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson discussed the people he called the “one fear that rises above all other fears in the liberal mind,” and why modern “tribal” liberalism led people to believe there would be an attempted “QAnon” takeover of the Capitol on Thursday. (RELATED: ‘I Consider Tucker Carlson To Be A Socialist,’ Says Glenn Greenwald. Here’s Why) “When you’re a liberal, the world is a very scary place. But t here is one fear that rises above all other fears in the liberal mind, and i t’s the fear of the other,” Carlson began. “ Like all primitive cultures, modern liberalism is tribal. Outsiders aren’t welcome in the fashionable parts of Brooklyn. If you haven’t … [Read more...] about Tucker Carlson Reveals ‘The Monster Under Every Liberal’s Bed’
An attorney for the so-called “QAnon Shaman” arrested for participating in the Capitol riots filed an emergency motion for his release Tuesday after finding he had not eaten for days, according to a court document. Attorney Al Watkins filed a emergency motion on Feb. 2 on behalf of Jacob Chansley, a self-described shaman, citing his client’s refusal to consume non-organic foods which has resulted in significant weight loss, KTVI FOX 2 reported . The defense team’s court filing claims Chansley has lost more than 20 pounds within a week. United States District Judge for the District of Columbia Royce C. Lamberth granted Chansley’s request for organic-food Wednesday afternoon following the filing of Watkins’ motion, Law & Crime reported . Chansley was arrested by authorities Jan. 9 for his alleged role in the Capitol riots after being photographed numerous times throughout the Capitol building. Prior to the Capitol riots Chansley was seen attending MAGA … [Read more...] about ‘QAnon Shaman’ Hasn’t Eaten In Days, Attorney Says In Motion For Release