Okay, so it’s been a week and a half and I am still hopping mad about the Time War retcon. I know, I know. I know. I mean, it’s not keeping me up nights or anything, but every time I try to engage with fandom I just end up
So this is my attempt to just lay it all out, say my piece, make all of my totally correct and completely cogent arguments and hopefully just go back to “yeah that”ing in other people’s posts.
“All of which makes $15 an hour sound too high. Hardly. Over the last half-century, American workers have achieved productivity gains that can easily support a $15-an-hour minimum wage. In fact, if the minimum wage had kept pace over time with the average growth in productivity, it would be about $17 an hour. The problem is that the benefits of that growth have flowed increasingly to profits, shareholders and executives, not workers. The result has been bigger returns to capital, higher executive pay — and widening income inequality.”—Today’s NYTimes editorial, Redefining the Minimum Wage (via femocracy)
Vast majority of Hollywood silent films lost forever, study confirms
by Ben Child, The Guardian
Most of the feature-length films made by Hollywood during the golden age of silent movies have been lost forever, according to a new study by the US Library of Congress.
Only 14% of a total of around 11,000 movies made between 1912 and 1930 exist in their original format, with a further 11% available to view in foreign language versions, or in a lower quality format. Around 70% are completely lost. The failure of the early studios, in most cases, to maintain silent era archives has been described as an “alarming and irretrievable loss” to America’s cultural record by officials.
CHICAGO: George Lucas donates $25 million to After School Matters
by Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times
Movie mogul George Lucas of Star Wars fame on Wednesday made a $25 million gift to After School Matters, the award-wining arts and education program chaired by his wife and founded by former First Lady Maggie Daley.
Board Chair Mellody Hobson announced the extraordinary gift from her husband’s movie-making fortune at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph, as Lucas sat glowing in the front row.
Heroes burst into our consciousness like a flash of lightning, spitting out catchphrases and tie-in products overnight as it rode a wave of critical praise and fan support to high ratings and higher expectations in its first season. Sadly, all of that washed away as the show crashed to earth shortly thereafter, leaving the airwaves following the season 4 finale – but now, Heroes may be returning in a slightly unconventional way, with MSN looking at the show as a possible part of their push to deliver original programming via the Xbox game console.
According to TV Line, details are “sketchy” but if made official, Heroes would feature “new stories and heroes, while mixing in cameos from the original series’ cast.”