A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood isn’t a movie about Mr. Rogers. It’s a movie about us. Technically, it’s about Tom Junod, a journalist who profiled Fred Rogers for Esquire in 1998. The resulting article, “Can You Say...Hero?” chronicles the litany of good deeds Junod witnesses Rogers perform throughout the day, often simple acts with seismic effects on the people he encounters. It ends with Rogers asking Junod to pray with him, a moment that changed his life completely: who he was as a journalist, as a father, and as a man. Matthew Rhys plays Lloyd Vogel, the fictional stand-in for Junod, a writer already fragile from his own cynicism who is nearly broken by his deadbeat father’s attempts to reconnect with him shortly after the birth of his son. Tom Hanks plays Fred Rogers, the minister who became a children’s TV host then beacon of hope for a struggling society, and also the person who saves Lloyd. NEWSLETTERS The Daily … [Read more...] about Finally, Something Nice: Tom Hanks Playing Mr. Rogers May Save Us All
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We’re one month out from Disrupt Berlin (11-12 December) and no matter which part of the startup ecosystem you inhabit, Disrupt Berlin is a huge opportunity to learn, network and gain inspiration. Consider these five reasons why you should buy a pass to Disrupt Berlin and join thousands of founders, investors and technologists for two potential-packed days that could change the trajectory of your business. 1. The People You Will Meet As hard as founders work, it takes a network to make startup dreams come true. Networking at Disrupt Berlin puts you in touch with people who can help you move toward your goal. Connect with investors, developers, engineers, founders, marketers and more. Sizing up investors? Got questions about manufacturing or product development? You’ll find the right people a lot faster and more efficiently thanks to CrunchMatch, the free business match-making platform we’re making available to all attendees. When CrunchMatch goes live (before the … [Read more...] about 5 reasons you need to be at Disrupt Berlin
Guess who becomes the captain for this week! Arshi Khan and Vikas Gupta make up. When Shilpa Shinde serves Vikas and Hina Khan tea, the latter asks her not to do her a favour because Hina feels Shilpa will use it in a fight later.Things get worse between Arshi and Shilpa after Arshi gets out of jail. Arshi feels Shilpa should have at least asked if she wanted to eat. Shilpa starts crying and justifies herself to Bandagi Kalra, saying Arshi doesn't like aloo. Arshi follows Shilpa everywhere, which Vikas feels is karma, hitting Shilpa back. It's time to choose the best performers, who must fight for the captaincy. Bandagi-Puneesh want Shilpa to contest. Instead, Vikas and Priyank became the contenders. It's a dance battle, where Vikas gets a red stage and Priyank a blue one. Four songs play one after another. During each song, only one contestant can stand on stage. First song: Arshi and Hina jump on the red and blue stages respectively. Score 1-1. Second song: Shilpa and Luv Tyagi jump … [Read more...] about : Will Akash ever become captain?
Bob Belcher is such a fun stick in the mud. Tonight’s “Wag The Hog” recognizes from the off that there’s a basic problem with its premise: Realistically, Bob is the only Belcher that Critter would ever call if in a jam—funny as it is to imagine a biker gang leader having Louise on his butt phone speed dial, that’s more the kind of thing Louise would dream of than would plausibly happen—but Bob is also the only Belcher who would turn down such a ridiculous, possibly felonious request. This is where Bob’s Burgers is at a narrative disadvantage compared with its Fox animation stablemates; a quarter-century in, it’s hard to imagine a request that wouldn’t send Homer Simpson off on some zany caper, and sudden, borderline-inexplicable changes of mind are such a well-worn running gag for Homer that they’re basically a character trait. As with most creative decisions, there’s nothing inherently right or wrong about Bob … [Read more...] about Bob Belcher loves his kids, is not crazy about selling semi-stolen bikes
“We’re gonna fly it right into the fucking cliff,” Joe Scarborough promised Thursday night, prompting his television wife and offscreen bride-to-be, Mika Brzezinski, to murmur a cringing, giggling “OK!”—as in, Please, for the love of God, watch your tongue. “Hold on, sister!” Scarborough shot back. And so, having likened his latest venture to a commercial-airline catastrophe, the namesake of MSNBC’s political-insidery Morning Joe program launched Mystified, his inaugural rock ’n’ roll EP, with an album-release party and live concert by the nine-piece Joe Scarborough Band at the Cutting Room—and, not coincidentally, a bit of Regis-and-Joy shtick that defines the Joe and Mika Show. “Joe lost his voice,” the platinum-blond, blue-jeaned Mika, acting as emcee, told the sweaty, standing-room-only crowd from the same stage on which Sheryl Crow and Lady Gaga once belted out tunes in the storied Manhattan … [Read more...] about The Joe and Mika Rock ’n’ Roll Show Must Go On