The Carringtons are television royalty . The original Dynasty aired from 1981-1989 and it’s still as relevant as ever in the current television landscape. I should know, having just binged the entire original series this summer after only having seen sporadic reruns on television during high school. The ’80s series was set in Denver, but the reboot is set in Atlanta with a few other cosmetic changes to update Dynasty for a new generation. Krystle Carrington, the new wife of Carrington patriarch Blake, is now Latina instead of a blond sweetheart. The Colbys, who were once family friends of the Carringtons and had their own (horrible) spinoff that was canceled after two seasons—as well as an alien-abduction cliffhanger—are now black and self-made millionaires. And in the original series, Steven Carrington struggled with his homosexuality and even married and had a child with Krystle’s niece, Sammy Jo. In this version, Sammy Joe is a man and Steven's queerness won’t be whisked … [Read more...] about This ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Has Way Less Drama Than the Trump Family
close Video Biden’s voting rights speech was ‘incredibly polarizing’: GOP lawmaker Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., warns Democrats are trying to ‘propagandize’ election reform on ‘The Story.’ NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! After watching the nasty, petty, and downright dishonest partisan political theater around the Jan. 6 attacks and the effort to change voting laws, it is obvious that America needs an entirely new conversation about its challenges and its future. As Americans who love our country, it is difficult to disengage from the mean-spirited, constantly vicious, personal and negative attacks the current political environment promotes. It is even harder to ignore the constant pettiness of the news media and, with few exceptions, the shallow agendas of the reporting community. However, the viciousness and negativity of attack politics is the opposite of what the American people want. Washington avoids reality by focusing on … [Read more...] about America needs an honest, adult conversation about our challenges in 2022
11 WASHINGTON (AP) — By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks. Most in the United States got their COVID-19 vaccines, but other countries fared better. Economic growth surged; so did inflation. America exited Afghanistan, but the war ended with a chaotic evacuation and a suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. troops. Pandemic aid and infrastructure bills passed. Pricey legislation to advance Biden's social and climate proposals shrunk and then stalled. Some notable numbers from Biden's first year: —63.5% vaccination rate. Most Americans got jabbed. Countries with higher vaccination rates: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. —3.9% jobless rate. The low unemployment rate is a big highlight of … [Read more...] about By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden’s first year
0 Community Corner Joshua Javier Reed, a 36-year-old man from Gainesville, was found dead in Loudoun County on Thursday, authorities announced. Liam Griffin , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA — A Gainesville man who was reported missing on Jan. 3 was found dead in Loudoun County, authorities announced on Thursday. Police identified the man as Joshua Javier Reed. An investigation into Reed's death is being handled by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, authorities said. Reed was found on Thursday in the area of Gum Spring Road, near the Prince William County line, the sheriff's office said. There were no signs of foul play. The sheriff's office said they are not releasing further information at this time out of respect for the family. When Reed went missing on Jan. 3, family members told police that he had made "concerning statements," according to the police report. He left his … [Read more...] about Missing Gainesville Man Found Dead In Loudoun County: Police
LONDON - Stripped of his scarlet tunics and white plumes, his military titles and honorary patronages, and cast aside by his lifelong protector - his mother, his queen - Britain's Prince Andrew now finds himself in the royal wilderness, and courtiers say there is no way back. His friendships with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, both convicted for sexually exploiting teenage girls, have created the biggest crisis for the House of Windsor since the death of Princess Diana. The royal family has stood by Andrew for more than a decade since the first scandalous headlines, while the prince repeatedly denied all accusations. But after a judge in New York ruled this past week that a sexual abuse lawsuit against him can move forward, the palace made clear that he will fight this alone, "as a private citizen." He will remain a prince, yes - ninth in line to the throne. He's still Duke of York, for now. But without the pomp and circumstance, without the military finery he has swaddled … [Read more...] about What’s next for Prince Andrew, cast out into the royal wilderness?
ROME, Italy — Callista Gingrich, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, underscored Saturday the horrifying collateral damage caused by drastic measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. While world powers have understandably focused on battling the disease, far less attention has been paid to the harmful side effects from lockdowns, mask-wearing, the shuttering of businesses, and forced isolation, Gingrich argued in her January 15 essay . The “myriad of long-term consequences” resulting from these measures include an “unprecedented surge in mental illness,” she noted, citing therapists who speak of a massive spike in demand for therapy. “Although many ailments predate the pandemic, the forced isolation, constant fear, and daily instability have made our nation’s mental health crisis worse – particularly among young girls,” Gingrich asserted, including a 51 percent jump in emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts among adolescent girls in 2020. … [Read more...] about Callista Gingrich Decries ‘Surge in Mental Illness’ from Coronavirus
0 Health & Fitness A Maryland police officer prevented a second suicide in two months. Plus, a pig heart transplant saved a man's life. Here's the good news. Jacob Baumgart , Patch Staff Posted Reply MARYLAND — A Maryland police officer has saved two lives recently. Another patient got a second chance at life with an animal heart transplant. The residents who donated food to drivers stranded on snowy Interstate 95 also earned honors. Plus, one group is raising money for students by selling snow day shirts. A new business is coming to town, and two staples cooked free meals for police officers. Here are the brightest stories of the week: Maryland NRP Officer Prevents A Second Suicide In Two Months According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the officer previously rescued a woman who had jumped into a river. Maryland Man Receives Heart From Genetically Altered Pig "It was either die … [Read more...] about Officer Rescues Woman + Heart Transplant Saves Man: MD Good News
Click here to read the full article. SPOILER ALERT: This piece contains major spoilers for “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi,” the Season 1 finale of “ Yellowjackets ,” which premiered Sunday, January 16 on Showtime . The central mysteries of “Yellowjackets” are as tantalizing as the wilderness that inspires it: thick and even seductive with possibility, but also grounded in the banal pain of just trying to stay alive another day. As the show’s many threads intertwined and untangled over the course of its first hit season, it invited viewers to become as obsessive about figuring out what the hell might be going on as the teen girl plane crash survivors — and, 25 years later, their adult counterparts — onscreen. As Shauna (Sophie Nélisse and Melanie Lynskey ), Taissa (Jasmine Savoy Brown and Tawny Cypress), Nat (Sophie Thatcher and Juliette Lewis) fell deeper down the rabbit hole, so too did their audience. And as “Yellowjackets” spun its tales of trauma, loss, faith, and … [Read more...] about How ‘Yellowjackets’ Reveals the Satisfaction of Mysteries With Obvious Answers (SPOILERS)