Cory Booker Proposes $100 Billion To Support HBCUs

New Jersey Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker unveiled on Tuesday (December 3), an ambitious proposal to invest $100 billion in historically Black colleges and universities. Booker, whose parents graduated from Fisk University and North Carolina Central University, also called for an additional $30 billion in grants to improve …

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Michelle Obama Named on the 2019 People of the Year List

Along with other notable celebrities, Michelle Obama has been named one of the 2019 People of the Year. The former first lady joins Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, and Taylor Swift for People magazine’s top honor. Obama has been on a tour for most of the year promoting her 2018 book, Becoming. The book, which was …

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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

Cheers and Jeers for Friday, December 6, 2019 Note: For those of you participating in the C&J Pharmaceuticals clinical trial who have suddenly sprouted a pine bough from your rectum, please report to Dr. Augenblick for a free pruning.  (To speed the process, please remove your Christmas ornaments first.)   —Mgt. – …

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Cartoon: Smart shaming appliances

  Friday December 06, 2019 · 2:50 PM PST 2019/12/06 · 14:50 Please don’t surprise me with a Peloton or a smart toilet this holiday season. Follow me on Twitter. {{backgroundUrl avatar_large}} Joined: {{created_at}} Story Count: {{n_stories}} Comment Count: {{n_comments}} Popular Tags: {{showTags popular_tags}} {{#each badges}} {{badgeUrl .}} {{/each}} {{authorSig …

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How Hollywood Became Obsessed With De-aging Its Stars

Still, that’s an oversimplification of the process, which took about 500 artists and two years to perfect. When it comes to de-aging, visual-effects artists aim not to re-create or copy the image of an actor’s younger self, but to interpret the character being played. In Smith’s case, his clone in …

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