The Kentucky Derby is expected to take place on September 5, while the Preakness Stakes is scheduled for October 3, with Tiz the Law and his connections now immediately targeting the second leg of the famed Triple Crown and dreaming of a clean sweep. … [Read more...] about Tiz the Law wins the 152nd Belmont Stakes
Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the winner due to the race’s tight margins and a deluge of mail-in ballots. The outcome seemed a certainty early in the campaign but became tenuous as Booker’s profile surged as the Black state lawmaker highlighted protests against the deaths of African Americans in encounters with police. … [Read more...] about McGrath wins Kentucky Dem primary; McConnell showdown awaits
The race saw three cautions and two red flags in the first 13 laps. Reigning series champion Matt Crafton was collected in a crash on the first corner of the first lap. He finished last. Crafton entered the race one point out of what would be the final playoff spot. … [Read more...] about Brandon Jones wins wreck-filled Truck race at Pocono
In between the awards, Procter & Gamble aired moving commercials about what it's like to deal with racial bias, featuring 'the talk' that black parents have with their children about police, and 'the look' that black citizens have to deal with from people they encounter. It also spotlighted the need for white allies to take action and be actively anti-racist. … [Read more...] about BET AWARDS 2020: Beyoncé receives Humanitarian Award and urges viewers to ‘dismantle racist and unequal system’ as her daughter Blue Ivy wins her first trophy during show with performances by Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Megan Thee Stallion
Even in the anarchic heyday of the Marx brothers at Paramount Pictures, when they turned out vaudevillian free-for-alls such as Horse Feathers and Duck Soup, or Mel Brooks parodies like Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein, audiences had never encountered the sheer volume of gags that hit them in Airplane!, which are so relentless that the bad ones don’t have time to develop an odor. There are puns, pratfalls, provocations, foreground/background dynamics, double entendres, references to film and TV and popular commercials, random acts of silliness and absurdity, and every possible strain of what would later be categorized as a “dad joke”. Even at 40, when a handful of the references and bits have grown whiskers, Airplane! still absolutely kills. Rarely has a film so eager to please been so successful in doing so. … [Read more...] about Airplane! at 40: the best spoof comedy ever made?