Peter J. Gorritz

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For Father’s Day, Chris Cornell’s Daughter Posted a Duet of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” She Recorded With Her Dad

If you’re looking to get teary-eyed this Father’s Day—and what’s happening on our border isn’t enough for you—Chris Cornell’s thirteen-year-old …

Music

Trump Takes His Party Back to the 1920s

Cold War conservatism is dead—and in its place, the president is restoring the fear of foreign governments and peoples that once marked the GOP.<p>The last few days—as President Donald Trump has savaged America’s allies over trade, demanded that they readmit Russia to the G7, and embraced North Korean …

Political Science

Breathtaking Colorized Photos Show the Horror of the War in the Pacific During World War II

Stunning photos of the US Army during the War in the Pacific have been brought to life through vivid colorization. The breathtaking images capture …

Military

Special report: Why China scares politicians of all stripes

China, with a series of short and long-term moves on the global stage, is doing something few others can: eliciting similar warnings and worries from …

China

Lenny Kravitz on 30 years in music: ‘I did whatever I had to do to survive’

I was trying to get my wife back with that song – but I wanted to stay underground and give it to Smokey Robinson Lenny Kravitz on It Ain't Over Til It's Over<p>Michael Jackson loved us working together – he asked me to push him Lenny Kravitz<p>‘What’s wrong with people?” Lenny Kravitz wonders, when …

Music

17 Full-Length Porn Movies with Great Plots and Great Sex

You deserve the best of the best.<p>Watching pornography is a normal extracurricular activity for many women. And while the storylines in most porn flicks center on a delivery guy/repair man showing up unexpectedly, there's no reason we should sacrifice a good plot for great sex. In other words, get …

The Walking Dead

Terry Gilliam's Three-Decade 'Don Quixote' Odyssey: A Comprehensive Timeline

It would be all too lazy to compare Terry Gilliam and his attempts to make a movie about Don Quixote to its main character – an old man foolishly …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

A Reckoning for Obama's Foreign-Policy Legacy

Veterans of the last administration are learning a hard lesson: Policies constructed by executive order and executive agreement are just as easily blown up by them.<p>Embedded in any policy is some theory of victory—some explanation, no matter how inchoate or ill-considered, that explains why this …

Political Science

Experts rebut terrorists’ religious justification for beheading and kidnapping<p>The jihadist manual behind the brutality that underpinned Islamic State has been revealed for the first time in new analysis of a 579-page text, written by the Isis ideologue Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir.<p>The text attempts to …

Terrorism

‘Americans are Being Held Hostage and Terrorized by the Fringes’

An exit interview with the American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks.<p>Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, the center-right Washington think tank that has, amid a decade of turmoil inside the Republican Party, remained a sober, respected voice on matters of …

Political Science

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

"Westworld" Season 1 Recap

"The maze wasn't meant for you."<p><i>Fair warning: If you haven't watched Westworld Season 1, then don't read the following post unless you want all the plot spoilers.</i>

Who’s Alive, What’s Happening, and Where We Stand Heading Into the Second Season of ‘Westworld’

The journey into night starts now.HBO’s most popular series is <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but with that epic fantasy romp coming to an end next year the …

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Streaming service Netflix is undoublty hugely popular already thanks to the range of both tv programmes and films it offers.<p>But there is actually a …

Welcome to Donald Trump’s Gelatin Presidency

The humiliation of Nikki Haley is the latest sign that this president has a severe deficit in leadership skills.<p>This week brought yet another …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen Has a Big Problem

It takes strong evidence to execute a search warrant against an attorney representing a subject in a federal investigation, let alone the president’s personal counsel.<p><i>Updated at 12:11 p.m.</i><p>Whatever evidence federal prosecutors have collected concerning Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime …

Donald Trump

These simple steps will ensure you never lose an Apple device ever again

There are few worse feelings than realizing you left your expensive gadget somewhere and have no idea where to look for it. It’s all happened to us …

A resolution denouncing neo-Nazis dies in 36 seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> It sounds like the kind of legislation that should easily breeze through a statehouse, even in these politically divided times: a resolution denouncing white nationalists and neo-Nazis.<p>It didn't even make it out of committee in the Tennessee legislature.<p>The resolution was written by …

Rights & Freedoms

Why Trump’s admission that he made stuff up to Justin Trudeau is particularly bad

In a fundraising speech Wednesday, President Trump admitted once and for all that he just makes stuff up. The man who has racked up more than 2,000 false and misleading claims as president said he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that United States runs a trade deficit with Canada …

Donald Trump

All The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games

The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature, introduced in November 2015, lets you play original Xbox and Xbox 360 games on the current-gen console. But what games are available? We've rounded them all up--and we'll continue to update this post as new games are made available to the extensive …

Gaming

The Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: June 19th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. If …

Entertainment

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

Guns

Trump’s Real Scandal Is Hiding in Plain Sight

The emphasis placed on whether the Trump team colluded with Russia to interfere in the election threatens to overshadow the scandal in plain sight.<p>There was a time when the White House’s frequent denials of collusion with Russia appeared largely defensive. Over time, however, their primary purpose …

Donald Trump

White House sees price for release of Nunes memo

White House aides recognize there could be a high cost to President Trump's decision to allow — with no redactions — release of that classified memo …

The Epic Grift of Dirty Money

Netflix’s new six-part documentary series is an enthralling take on cons and corporate malfeasance, from money laundering for cartels to the Trump Organization.<p>In 1980, when he was 34 years old, Donald Trump taped an interview with Rona Barrett, the gossip columnist and broadcaster. At that time, …

Donald Trump

Trump is winning

Trump is making us a little more like him, and politics a little more like the tribal clash he says it is.<p>There are two Trump presidencies.<p>One of them is the official presidency of Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party, driver of the legislative agenda, head of the executive branch.<p>A year …

Donald Trump

Like Black Mirror? Here are 10 other dark and twisted Netflix gems to enjoy in 2018

If you’re a Black Mirror fan, chances are, you will be spending the final weekend of 2017 bingeing your way through the latest six-part series, which …

TV

House Republican on GOP tax bill: this is a corporate tax cut, not a middle-class one

Rep. Mark Sanford: For “truth in advertising,” GOP should acknowledge and defend this as a corporate tax cut bill.<p>Republican Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) voted for the Republican tax plan, but he says the GOP isn’t telling the truth about what this tax bill is. It isn’t a middle-class tax cut, he said; …

Income Inequality