Back in April, we reported that Goosebumps screenwriter Carl Ellsworth has signed on to write a reboot of Gremlins, which had been in development for several years. Chris Columbus, who wrote both the 1984 original classic Gremlins and its 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, came on board to prodce, alongside Steven Spielberg. Chris Columbus revealed later that month that the project is not a remake, and that it will have a connection to the original classic. While no plot details have been revealed yet, original Gremlins star Zach Galligan revealed during a screening at London's Prince Charles Cinema, that Chris Columbus will never allow a Gremlins remake to happen, as long as he's alive. And he hints that this next installment may be a true sequel set thirty years later. "It's not going to be a reboot. It will not be a remake in any way, shape, or form. Chris Columbus has come out and said that the first film is very near and dear to his heart and as long as he is alive it will … [Read more...] about Gremlins 3 May Be a True Sequel Set 30 Years Later
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MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Sheri Ord hopes she killed the mosquito responsible for her battle with West Nile disease. “One stupid mosquito.” Sheri recently told Sheri doesn’t know which mosquito was responsible for her contracting West Nile fever, so she really has no idea if she killed that one particular mosquito. She says, “I don’t know that I did, but I sure hope I swatted him and killed him.” Everyone’s summertime mantra should be: “Sun screen bug spray.” “Sun screen bug spray.” “Sun screen bug spray.” Sun screen to help prevent skin damage and cancer. Bug spray to help prevent bites from mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus. Sheri Ord of McCook had no idea the battle ahead of her when she was bitten by a mosquito in August 2003. “I don’t spend a lot of time outside,” she said. “But I guess I was just outside at the wrong time.” Sheri’s first symptoms were fatigue, … [Read more...] about McCook woman coping with West Nile Virus 16 years later
The last thing Robert Yuen said to Calvin Fong was, “It’s going to be OK.” The two teenagers and their friend Donald Kwan lay among a mess of smashed dishes, ice water and hot soup on the floor of San Francisco’s Golden Dragon restaurant, all bleeding from gunshot wounds, casualties in one of the city’s most horrific crimes. As it turned out, Fong and Kwan were not OK. They were two of the five people killed early in the morning of Sept. 4, 1977, in an atrocity that altered the lives of everyone in that Chinatown restaurant — as well as Chinatown itself. It was the culmination of years of gang violence that had killed dozens of people in a neighborhood that was both a tourist attraction and home to thousands of low-income immigrants. Most of the gang wars’ casualties had been combatants gunned down in the streets. This time the battleground was a well-known restaurant, and most of the people there had no idea who was doing the shooting or why. … [Read more...] about SF’s Golden Dragon massacre: 40 years later, victims still have scars
The Pixel C tablet has had a tough life. Under its code name of "Ryu," the Pixel C started life in the Chrome OS open source repository, seemingly indicating that at one point it was meant to run Chrome OS. Google was experimenting with a touchscreen interface for Chrome OS to the point that an on-screen keyboard (which is mostly useless on a laptop) shipped in the stable version. A finished version of an "all-touch" Chrome OS never materialized, though, and we ended up with a Pixel C running regular Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Further ReadingThe Pixel C was probably never supposed to run AndroidThe result was a "productivity" device that couldn't multitask. You could type like a champ with the Pixel C's keyboard, but the one-app-at-a-time nature of Android made things like referencing information while typing pretty much impossible. The Pixel C was all the more disappointing because we knew a split screen mode was coming—a "highly experimental" version of the feature debuted in … [Read more...] about One year later: Can Android 7.0 Nougat save the Pixel C?
Photo: Bandar Aldandani/AFP/Getty Images On October 2, 2018, Saudi Arabian dissident exile and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and never walked out. Khashoggi, it was eventually revealed, was drugged, suffocated, dismembered, and removed from the consulate in pieces by agents of the Saudi government in a gruesome act of retribution for his criticism of the regime. His remains have still not been located. U.S. intelligence quickly came to the conclusion that Khashoggi had been killed on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who controls the kingdom’s vast intelligence and security apparatus and effectively runs the country on behalf of his aging father, King Salman. Prince Mohammed has maintained that he had no knowledge of the plot to murder his prominent U.S.-based critic — a claim U.N. investigators described as “inconceivable” in their report on the incident, published in June. Yet in … [Read more...] about A Year Later, Khashoggi’s Murder Has Only Been a Good Thing for MBS