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Here’s something many of you may not know is going on that is very irresponsible. Journalists and reporters use Twitter alot to get information out to the public as quick as possible. Yesterday, Donald Trump tweeted out how he went to visit Alexandria gunshot victim, Congressman Scalise, in the hospital. Trump said Scalise was in rough condition and to pray for him. Well, reporter, Jim Acosta, sent out a tweet saying the President never visited Scalise at the hospita!. This was read by thousands and even Jake Tapper took Acosta’s word and reported the findings. Well, it turns out Jim Acosta was wrong, and therefore Jake Tapoer. But instead of tweeting out a retraction saying he was wrong, Mr. Acosta just deleted the tweet and called it a day. No retraction, yet tens of thousands of people thought Trump just lied. Luckily real reporters who still believe in fairness captured an image of the tweet in error and tried to spread the correct version of events around while also publicly shaming Acosta. The fair reporters weren’t conservatives, but progressives. They just believe in the integrity of their profession Read More

National Board of Review Film Winners

The National Board of Review is not made up of critics, but of “a select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts and professionals, academics, young filmmakers and students” in the New York area. It owes its high profile in the awards picture to the fact that it has been picking the year’s best films since 1930, and that it had typically been the first body to announce its awards until the New York Film Critics Circle moved up its announcement a couple of years ago.

The NBR will hold its awards gala in New York City on Jan. 8, 2013. Read More

So Long To One Of My Favorite Writers: R.I.P. Nora Ephron

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English: Nicholas Pileggi and Nora Ephron at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 — 8:13 PM EDT
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Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Writer, Dies at 71

Writer and Filmmaker With a Genius for Humor
By CHARLES McGRATH

Nora Ephron, an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold (only smarter and funnier, some said) who became one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, making romantic comedy hits like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally,” died Tuesday night in Manhattan. She was 71. Read More

TODAY IN HISTORY: First Recorded Case Of Electric Shock Treatment for Homosexuality -1935

Box Turtle Bulletin

The Daily Agenda for Tuesday, September 6

Jim Burroway

September 6th, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY:
First Recorded Case Of Electric Shock Treatment for Homosexuality: 1935. The idea had been floated around for quite a while among therapists practicing a brand new, non-Freudian form of psychology known as Behavioral Therapy. The premise for this form of therapy goes back to Pavlov’s dog, which was trained to salivate whenever it heard a bell ringing. Behavioral Therapy used various systems of rewards and punishments — mostly punishments — to instill desired behavior in their subjects. And therapists were always on the lookout for new, effective forms of punishment. Shocking patients with a dose of electricity was seen as one promising avenue, but improperly administered, electric current could be lethal, as prisons from Sing Sing to San Quentin demonstrated on a regular basis. But in early 1934, that problem was solved. New York University’s Louis William Max introduced a new device that he invented to safely administer a painful electric shock to his patient at a meeting of the New York branch of the American Psychological Association. The following year, Dr. Max traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to present a brief talk before the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting about his attempts to cure homosexuality using his new electric shock device. On Friday, September 6th at 2:00 p.m., the APA convened a panel on Abnormal Psychology at the University of Michigan’s Chemistry Amphitheater (room 165, to be exact), where Dr. Max gave his talk. The transcript of the talk itself is not available, but this brief synopsis appeared the following month in the APA’s Psychological Bulletin: Read More

Liza Minnelli will be at Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN – November 13, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets On Sale Now!

Liza Minnelli will be at Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN – November 13, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

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The legendary Liza Minnelli is coming to the The Tennessee Performing Arts Center! Liza will sing sensational American Standards in a glamorous and intimate concert. The show will feature some of the greatest songs of all time performed in their purest, most intimate form with Liza and her quartet. Liza will be accompanied by Billy Stritch.

BIOGRAPHY:
Liza Minelli was born on March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California to the actress/songwriter Judy Garland and Vincente Minelli, the film director responsible for such classics as “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “An American in Paris”. Read More

From The Tennessean: ’41’ reflects on little-known gay rights riots in 1969

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’41’ reflects on little-known gay rights riots in 1969
By Fiona Soltes
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THE TENNESSEAN

The summer of 1969 has been remembered for much: President Richard Nixon announcing the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, the Woodstock music festival, the Charles Manson murders, NASA’s Apollo 11 landing on the moon, and even the introduction of The Who‘s Tommy.

In the midst of it all, however, another significant event began shaping the lives of those present and those to come — although today, many don’t know it ever happened. Read More

“Violet Tendencies” Starring Mindy Cohn (Facts Of Life) As Fag Hag – Looks Good!

The Gay Best Friend has become as integral to romantic comedies as a Katherine Heigl pratfall. Invariably wise and mostly asexual, GBF’s mince through every fifth scene to drop a snappy one-liner and a piece of sage advice to the “poor” heroine. Violet Tendencies (showing soon at NewFest and Outfest) refreshingly knocks that trope on its ass and suggests that these typical problem solvers are, in fact, the problem. Violet (The Facts of Life‘s Mindy Cohn), Manhattan’s most prolific hag, is used to hiding behind rooftop landscaping while her gay roommate hooks up at parties. But at 40 she’s suddenly confronted with the hard truth that her GBF’s are her biggest cockblocks. Read More

GLAAD Media Award Winners

Award Recipients for the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards – Los Angeles
GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in five of this year’s 32 media categories at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented in Los Angeles presented by ABSOLUT Vodka® at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, April 17. Additional awards were presented in New York on March 13 and will be presented in San Francisco on June 5 at the Westin St. Francis.

AWARDS PRESENTED ON STAGE

Outstanding Film – A Single Man Read More