It’s time to admit it: Prestige television is largely mediocre . It seems good while you’re watching it, but it’s smoke and mirrors—big-name streamers pour millions into new shows, causing style to be mistaken for substance. When you look back months later at a show you thought you enjoyed, can you still name more than three things you loved? Can you ascertain one reason you kept watching, other than, “Eh, I guess since I started it I should see what happens”? A League of Their Own is, remarkably, the antithesis of this “golden age” of televised deception. Remakes aren’t supposed to be good anymore. Ask the 47,000 think pieces about it that have been written in the last 10 years. Admittedly, Hollywood is devoid of new ideas, and would rather guarantee a return on their investments by frankensteining an old project with nothing new to say. But this new series is so surprisingly, refreshingly good. Amazon Prime’s serialized reboot of the beloved 1992 film about the … [Read more...] about The New ‘A League of Their Own’ Is the Rare Home-Run Reboot
NEW YORK CITY — On a scorching summer evening, with humidity choking the city, thousands of sweaty visitors lined up to ascend almost 1,400 feet up in the air. Children squealed in delight as they disembarked on the 57th floor Summit observatory at the One Vanderbilt tower, as all of Manhattan unfolded in front of them through glass windows, from the delicate, silvery tip of the Chrysler Building to One World Trade Center catching the setting sun, a symbol of the city’s rebirth from a 2001 tragedy. San Francisco also knows how to attract people during these bizarre times — take Outside Lands , for instance — but there’s a difference between an annual extravaganza and, in Summit’s case, a typical Monday. Lethargic downtown San Francisco lacks the energy and sheer mass of daily locals and tourists that have reinvigorated Midtown Manhattan and beyond to provide a sense of how life in this metropolis used to be. There’s always been a disparity — New York has 10 times the … [Read more...] about New York is roaring back from the worst of the pandemic. Why isn’t San Francisco?
0 Pets If you're in search of a four-legged family member, these pets are waiting for their forever home in Palatine area shelters. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply If you've been looking to add a four-legged ball of love and affection to your household, you should check out these Palatine area animal shelters for a pet up for adoption. Over 6 million companion animals are given to rescue organizations each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Palatine area — are still waiting for their forever homes. With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has compiled this week's list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether you're looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals could be … [Read more...] about Adopt From Palatine Area Shelters: See New Dogs, Cats
0 Pets Plenty of adorable animals are up for adoption in the Lake Zurich area. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the Lake Zurich community at the same time? Perhaps it's finally time to adopt a pet! Many pets are still looking for their forever home and animal shelters are still working to place pets with families. About 6.5 million pets are surrendered or taken in each year by animal rescue organizations nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all animals are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. If you're on a search for a new four-legged friend, consider beginning at a local adoption center like Reach Rescue Inc, where Quinnie the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren't sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to … [Read more...] about Adopt From Lake Zurich Area Shelters: New Pets Added This Week
close Video New developments in case of missing child Harmony Montgomery Fox Nation's Nancy Grace discusses the latest information after the girlfriend of the missing New Hampshire 5-year-old's jailed dad Adam, has died. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! New Hampshire authorities announced that the case of missing child Harmony Montgomery is now a homicide investigation. "Harmony Montgomery was murdered in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the beginning of December 2019," New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said Thursday, citing evidence officials have collected. Montgomery went missing at age 5 sometime between Nov. 28 and Dec. 10, 2019, but police only learned of her disappearance two years later. Her remains have not been found. "I'm beyond saddened that we stand here today to announce that the disappearance of Harmony Montgomery is now officially a homicide investigation," Manchester Police Chief Allen … [Read more...] about New Hampshire officials determine Harmony Montgomery was ‘murdered’
(CNN) James Alex Fields, who was convicted by a Virginia jury of driving into a crowd during a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, pleaded guilty to 29 federal hate crimes Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced. The charges each carry a maximum penalty of life in prison, so Fields will avoid the possibility of the death penalty. The charges included one count of a hate crime act that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, and 28 counts of hate crime acts that caused bodily injury and involved an attempt to kill other people in the crowd, the Department of Justice said. Fields had previously pleaded not guilty to those charges, as well as a charge of racially motivated violent interference with a federally protected activity. Heather Heyer's killer facing centuries in prison, but his legal saga isn't over Attorney General Bill Barr and US Attorney Thomas T. Cullen both said Fields committed an act of domestic … [Read more...] about Charlottesville car attacker pleads guilty to 29 hate crimes and avoids the death penalty
Another piece of automotive history is going up in smoke: Next year will be the last for the Hellcat, the badge that Dodge and Jeep use for models with a supercharged V8 engine rated at 707 horsepower (or more). Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis has announced plans to end the production of the 6.2-liter V8 engine in 2023, as the brand plans to ramp up production of an electric muscle car in 2024. It’s an untimely end, if you appreciate internal-combustion mayhem. The Hellcat has been an unlikely success story since it arrived in 2016. Named after an American WWII aircraft, the Hellcat engine was from the outset, the largest factory engine in a production muscle car, and larger than one in any Dodge vehicle ever made, with integral charge coolers and an electronic bypass valve. The idea behind it was to set fire to any idea that Dodge built boring cars. It worked. Since its inception, Stellantis has sold somewhere in the high tens of thousands. Hellcat became a pop culture buzzword, dropped in … [Read more...] about The Twilight of the Hellcat
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s public health agency says the continent of 1.3 billion people still does not have a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine, but “very advanced discussions” are underway with at least two partners. The acting director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ahmed Ogwell, told journalists on Thursday that he could not give details, but he said the partners are “largely multilateral institutions and non-African governments.” There are no discussions with the private sector because all available doses have already been bought by countries, he said. But a clinical trial is underway in Congo for a vaccine, Jynneos, that's under emergency use authorization, Ogwell said. The two-dose vaccine is considered the main medical weapon against the disease, but its availability is limited. The Africa CDC did not immediately respond to a question about details … [Read more...] about Africa CDC in ‘advanced’ talks to obtain monkeypox vaccines
King Tari Johnson is a 4-foot-8, 91½-pound 8-year-old from Stockton whose mother packs his Looney Tunes lunchbox with ham, salami and cheese sandwiches she cuts into his favorite shapes: stars, footballs and, of course, basketballs. He’s also the future of the NBA. At least, that’s what a couple of websites that track this sort of thing want you to believe. King Tari, with his smooth ballhandling, advanced footwork and deep shooting range, is considered one of the nation’s best third-grade basketball players. If all goes as planned, he could be a household name in, oh, about a decade. As for the near term? King Tari just wants a growth spurt. Of all the potential pitfalls on his path to the NBA, genes might prove his undoing: His father stands 5-10, and his mom is 5-2. “I’m hoping he grows to be at least 6 feet,” said Tari Johnson, King Tari’s dad and personal trainer. “That would definitely help his chances of getting to the league.” King Tari, a giggly, soft-spoken boy who … [Read more...] about He’s a top-ranked basketball prodigy. But should an 8-year-old be ranked at all?
THORNTON — After nearly 20 years of code violations, health orders, lawsuits and neighbor complaints, a dilapidated and forlorn shopping center that once gleamed with American mid-century suburban promise just took a critical step toward a long-awaited makeover. But it took the strong arm of the government — through an eminent domain action filed in court on Aug. 1 — to finally move the long-stalled transformation of the Thornton Shopping Center along. A judge could authorize the city to take possession of the strip mall, built in 1955 and beset with contamination issues that will cost millions to remedy , as soon as October. Chad Howell, redevelopment administrator for Thornton, said the city did everything it could over the years to “sweeten the pot” with various developers to prod them to take over the site, which could cost upwards of $10 million to fully clean up. “No matter how they sliced this project, they couldn’t put together a project pro forma that they could make … [Read more...] about Is eminent domain the best way for Thornton to clean up a crumbling, contaminated shopping center?