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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

Cheers and Jeers for Thursday, May 11, 2017 Note: This is National Etiquette Week, so remember to follow Miss Manners’ #1 rule: always use brass knuckles with pinky extended. – By the Numbers: 8 days!!! Days ’til the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea: 274 Days ’til the Empire Asparagus …

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Open thread for night owls: The voting technology we really need? Paper—ballots or backup

Ballots ready to be scanned in the Bronx Nov. 8, 2016. Lawrence Norden at The Atlantic writes—The Voting Technology We Really Need? Paper. Software-independent backup systems are more important than ever: In January, America’s main intelligence agencies issued a report concluding that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, using a combination of cyber-intrusion, …

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Director Steve McQueen Partners With Tupac Shakur’s Estate for Authorized Documentary

Tupac Shakur (l); director Steve McQueen (r). Photo credit: colorlines.com  by Sameer Rao via colorlines.com “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen will collaborate with Tupac Shakur‘s estate for an upcoming feature-length documentary. Deadline reported yesterday (May 9) that the Oscar-winning British filmmaker will direct the project through a new deal between …

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