Policing minor traffic violations as a pretext for more intrusive, "crime-fighting" stops is a real and dangerous problem -- Slate's Jamelle Bouie broke down the numbers of how people of color are hit hardest by this rampant style of roadside discrimination.
But there's another problem: The legal pretexts police use for such traffic stops can be plainly mistaken or made up. read more
After weeks of tireless work that ranged from convincing the band to negotiating agreements that enabled the use of an online mail order system, Peter Shapiro and the Gratefyk Dead have announced today that there will be two additional shows June 27 and 28 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Most importantly, some 90 percent of the tickets will be sold in true Dead style, through an innovative online mail order lottery. According to Shapiro, "We will not be using the typical on-sale method. Everybody who enters will have an equal chance to get tickets in a true lottery, and the ability of 'bots' and other online ticket gathering techniques is eliminated."
Stan Freberg -- a multitalented satirist whose reach extended to advertising, radio skits, TV puppet shows, musical parody records, and classic cartoons -- has died at the age of 88. Freberg's death was announced today on Facebook by his son Donovan and later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, who notes that Freberg died of natural causes.
Rejoice, then, because the "club" is having another meeting! To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, the John Hughes-directed film will again play in theaters on March 26 and March 31, thanks to Fathom Events, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and BY Experience, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The film has undergone a restoration, and the screenings will be accompanied by a short film that features comments from cast members and teen-movie directors like Diablo Cody and Amy Heckerling.
Tickets go on sale Friday, with an anniversary edition of the movie out on Blu-Ray and DVD March 10.