Startups Weekly: Will the Seattle tech scene ever reach its full potential?

May 30, 2019

I’m always astonished the Seattle startup ecosystem hasn’t grown to compete with the likes of Silicon Valley — or at least Boston and New York City — since the dot-com boom. Today, it’s the strongest it’s been due to the achievers of companies like the freshly minted unicorn Outreach, trucking business Convoy and, of course, the dog walking startup Rover. But the city still lags behind, failing to adopt the…


‘House of Cards’ actress Sakina Jaffrey feels ‘100% New Yorker’

May 26, 2019

Editor’s note: The UN estimates that around 17 million people born in India live outside its borders . The group is considered the world’s largest migrant population. From the NBA’s first Indian-origin player to the descendant of an indentured laborer, CNN spoke to a handful of people born to Indian parents who settled overseas. Her mother helped introduce Indian cuisine to the West, her late parent was a high-profile actor…


Game of Thrones Is the Last Great Show to Bring Us Together

May 18, 2019

HBO wants to see you to know that it’s going to be just fine without Game of Thrones. They have, executives insist, tons of provoking new shows forthcoming that viewers will desire. There’s only a small chance the network will lose the entire population of King’s Landing in canceled subscriptions once someone is seated on the Iron Throne. They have plenty of programming and even a Game of Thrones prequel…


Goodbye Veep: the nastiest, sweariest, funniest show on TV is over

May 16, 2019

Julia Louis-Dreyfus political antiheroine has shared her last-place insult, leaving and behind an audaciously meanspirited comedy that will stand the test of time In politics, the saying proceeds that everyone obsess Washington is as murderer as House of Card, and wants to believe it’s as nobly passed as The West Wing. And yet the closest to the truth of developments in the situation, to the idiocy and narcissism and vitriol…


How to watch ‘Our Cartoon President’ for free

May 14, 2019

Desperate hours call for desperate slapsticks. Created by Olympic-level satirist Stephen Colbert, Our Cartoon President is a political slapstick presented in the medium perfect for the times: a cartoon. Sure, a bumble commander-in-chief is front and center, but the humorous blight at the core of American politics doesn’t end with Donald Trump in this show. His party cohorts including Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, and Mike Pence are there, together with…


Trumps antics over Iran have endangered us all. The stakes are now lethally high | Jonathan Freedland

May 12, 2019

In withdrawing from the nuclear deal, the US not the abhorrent Iranian regiman is the rascal government risking world security, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland Such is the carnival of the Trump presidency, it can be tempting- especially for those outside the US- to view it as sight, a long-running reality TV show that veers between The Apprentice and House of Cards. But every now and then comes a reminder…


From Sketch Comedy to BDSM, Netflix Burrows Into Every Niche It Can Find

May 4, 2019

The opening instants of I Remember You Should Leave With Tim Robinson come as little surprise to sketch devotees. An alum of Saturday Night Live and cocreator of Comedy Central’s under-appreciated Detroiters, Robinson specializes in characters “whos” Unable to Let Things Go, and here, that thing is a doorway: After nailing a job interview in a coffeehouse, he sought to pull the door open on his way out, merely for…


What we want to know in the We Company (WeWork) S-1

May 2, 2019

With news that the We Company( formerly known as WeWork) has formally filed to go public confidentially with the SEC today, there’s a big question on everyone’s psyche: Is this the next massive startup win or a house of cards waiting to be toppled by the glare of the public marketplaces? No company I follow has as much polarized sentiment as the We Company. And while the company will also…


‘Avengers: Endgame’ had the biggest opening weekend in box office history

April 30, 2019

Image: Movie Frame( c) Marvel Studios 2019 $350 million. That’s the amount of money made from Avengers: Endgame ticket sales in the U.S. during opening weekend, based on Sunday calculates. It’s a ludicrous and unheard of figure, and merely a piece of the record-shattering world total of $1.2 billion . No movie in the U.S. has so far been posted an opening weekend higher than $300 million. No movie anywhere…


The villain of the new season of ‘Cloak & Dagger’ is someone you least expect

April 28, 2019

Remember Phil Dunphy’s and Margaery Tyrell’s humble beginnings ? Image: Mashable composite; Marvel Studios With 11 times and 21 cinemas, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has stacked up quite the massive casting over its first year. We all remember the big names, of course. Robert Downey Jr ., the two best Chrises( yeah , not Pratt !), ScarJo, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson … the MCU is an…