You’d think by now that politicians who try to burnish their credentials with appeals to biblical morality would learn to do so in ways that do not make laughingstocks of themselves and their purported biblical morality. Consider the case of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who recently claimed the sexual revolution of the 1960s and ’70s, and the “anything goes” culture pushed by “Hollywood” and “cultural elites,” is responsible for the scourge of human trafficking. How is it that a candidate for high office can actually believe the commerce in women and children as sexual chattel — a trade that has certainly abided as long as human civilization — has somehow been facilitated by a movement that gained women more rights over their own wombs and livelihoods? “We have a human trafficking crisis in our state and in this city and in our country because people are willing to purchase women, young women, and treat them … [Read more...] about No tie between human trafficking, sexual revolution, says Mary Sanchez
Girard Henson of San Diego, left, and Tony Bordeaux of San Clemente compete in ‘Street Fighter V' as a crowd gathers to watch at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana. Robert Downie of Anaheim, left, and Karch Cabalo of Irvine compete in the Nintendo Game Cube game Super Smash Bros. Melee on a CRT TV at the eSports Arena. The vintage game doesn't play as well on the newer flat screen televisions. Commentator Reepal Parbhoo of Cypress gives live play by play of select tournament video games during the Wednesday Night Fights tournament at the eSports Arena. Tournament participants play Supper Smash Brothers, below, and Street Fighter V in the upper part of the photo. Six tournaments with six different games are played during Wednesday Night Fights at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana. As people play in the tournaments downstairs, Presley Vann of Tustin relaxes with a non-tournament game of Counter-Strike at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana. Commentator Stephen Lyon of … [Read more...] about Will eSports revolution change competition as we know it?
It’s been a good run for Goose Island. A great run, really.For close to 20 years, Chicago’s founding craft brewer was largely unchallenged as the king of aging imperial stout in bourbon barrels.Other breweries dabbled in the pursuit, of course. But it was Goose Island that became the national barrel-aging icon. In Chicago, the annual day-after-Thanksgiving release of the brewery’s Bourbon County family of beers became a beer-buying holiday.But times have changed. The craft beer industry has grown from 858 breweries in 1995 — the year Goose Island first aged imperial stout in bourbon barrels — to more than 6,000. Bourbon barrel aging is now a near must for any ambitious brewery cultivating a high-end portfolio.“It’s become a flagship style for many breweries — or at least the one they want to put on a pedestal,” said Chris Quinn, founder of The Beer Temple bar and bottle shop on Chicago’s Northwest Side.That ambition certainly … [Read more...] about Barrel-aged beer battle: Is Goose Island or Revolution Chicago’s king?
In 1970, jazz musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron recorded an enduring piece of pre-rap social prophecy titled "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." You can hear a bit of it at the end of the opening montage on Showtime's "Homeland" each week.Heron was talking about the commercial medium of network TV and its reluctance to honestly cover the unrest roiling American streets at the time. In that sense he was right on.But today, the revolution is being streamed — often live — on social media outlets that are replacing television as the principal storyteller of American life. And it is shaking the pillars of the power structure at their very base with official versions of events constantly under attack along with the authority of the institutions that had traditionally created those narratives.Examples have been arriving on a regular basis since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. in 2015. This week, in Baltimore, came another stunning moment with the live-streamed … [Read more...] about Firebombing suspect’s social-media moves a sign that the revolution is being live-streamed
In 1962, the “Jetsons” cartoon first aired, showcasing a family living in the future with helpful access to electronic newspapers, smart watches, drones, video chats, flat-screen TVs, interactive alarm clocks, wise-cracking robot housekeepers, space tourism, pill cameras, flying cars, and other technology that struck many, at the time, as preposterously futuristic. We now know the rest of the story. Jetson-like technology is already widely used or soon will be and, to paraphrase some leading technologists — nothing really big has even happened yet. The power of technology is now compounding every 18 to 24 months, and we are merely at the beginning of the beginning. Think about this for a moment: 10 years ago, iPhones, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, Snapchat, Instagram and others apps didn’t exist or were in their infancy. Now it’s hard to imagine life without them. Yet, it’s not always easy to keep up. Got a new phone? Time to upgrade. Have … [Read more...] about Tim Pawlenty: We’re at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution