November 19, 1863 President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863 President Lincoln Delivers The Gettysburg Address The Union had won The Battle of Gettysburg and the town was planning on dedicating a national cemetery to the fallen soldiers. President Lincoln was invited to make an address for the opening ceremonies. It would not be a joyous occasion, but a sad one as […]

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Fronterizo Fest 2017 Thrashes Tijuana

Fronterizo Fest 2017 Images and Words by Johnnie Crow The first annual Fronterizo Fest thrashed the grounds of Estadio Caliente in Tijuana, Mexico on October 26, 2017. The festival organizers knocked this out of the park on their first try, pulling together acts from across North America to the border… Continue reading

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November 19 in Pop Culture History

November 19 in Pop Culture History 1620 – The Mayflower reached Cape Cod & explored the coast. 1805 – Lewis & Clark reached Pacific Ocean, they were the first European Americans to cross the American continent. 1850 – A patent (#7,784) for magic lantern slides made of glass plate was issued to Frederick Langenheim of […]

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AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Dies At 64

(TRR) – AC/DC rhythm guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young has died. He was 64. Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years, and passed away peacefully on Saturday with his family by his side, according to the band. He retired from AC/DC in September 2014 and was replaced on rhythm guitar… Continue reading

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Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 – Day Two

Day two of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 belonged to the “maggots”, the fans of Slipknot who showed up en masse despite Slipknot being absent from the lineup. Corey Taylor’s “other band”, Stone Sour, anchored the main stage, centered between the cholo goth of Prayers and the return of metalcore Eighteen… Continue reading

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A Love Story Too Good To Be True Or Is It?

(PCM) Over the course of history we have heard many tales involving messages being placed inside of a glass bottle and sent out to sea. Surely, many of these messages never even come to close to making it to their intended destinations, let alone someone actually recovering the bottle and responding to the message inside. […]

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‘Mission: Impossible 6’: Henry Cavill Shows Us His “Fashionable Nipple Attachments”

Henry Cavill Mission ImpossibleHenry Cavill has shared his own image from the set that showcases the actor in a precarious position during the middle of a stunt, along with the self-described “fashionable nipple attachments”. 

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Happy National Unfriend Day!

(PCM) What began as a joke started by late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel, National Unfriend Day is celebrated on November 17th and is a day to spend a few moments trimming down your Facebook friends list, especially those individuals that bring negativity to your page.  Kimmel jokingly said that a few examples of those who […]

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Homemade Bread Day 11/17

BAKE BREAD / BREAK BREAD: NOVEMBER 17TH IS HOMEMADE BREAD DAY (PCM) According to the interwebs, November 17th is Homemade Bread Day. It’s not clear why this day, in particular, has been set aside to celebrate home bread baking, but it might have something to do with Thanksgiving being just around the corner. All over […]

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November 17 in Pop Culture History

November 17 in Pop Culture History 1558 – Queen Mary I of England died and was succeeded by her half-sister, The ‘Virgin Queen’ Elizabeth I of England. 1827 – The Delta Phi & Sigma Phi fraternities were founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Along with Kappa Alpha Society and Sigma Phi Society, the […]

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Council of Wells Debut in Episode 6 “When Harry Met Harry” of The Flash

Counsel of Wells made their debut in tonight’s episode “When Harry Met Harry” of The Flash. This team consists of the brightest Harrison Wells from across the multiverse, who had a brainstorming session to decode the identity of Devoe.

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5 of the Most Thrilling Opening Sequences Ever!

Opening sceneThere can be little doubt that the opening sequence is possibly one of the most crucial moments in a picture. It often sets the tone for what is to come, and rarely fools the audience into thinking that they are watching a feature in particular that then suddenly changes course.

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces New Solo Album ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto’

Joe Perry Aerosmith Matt Bishop Photo(TRR) – Legendary Aerosmtith guitarist Joe Perry has announced a brand new solo outing Sweetzerland Manifesto. The album is due out on January 18 via Roman Records. It is Perry’s first solo effort since 2009’s Have Guitar, Will Travel. Actor Johnny Depp, who plays guitar with Perry in Hollywood Vampires, served as executive producer on the project. “Rumble In… Continue reading

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November 16 in Pop Culture History

November 16 in Pop Culture History 1620 – The first corn (maize) was found in North America by British settlers, including Myles Standish and William Bradford, in Provincetown, Massachsettes. 1676 – First colonial prison was organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts. William Bunker was the first warden. 1801 – First edition of New York Evening Post was […]

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CANON OF FILM: ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’

Crimes and MisdemeanorsIn this week’s edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look at one of Woody Allen‘s most popular films, ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here. CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (1989) Director/Screenwriter: Woody Allen Part dark tragedy, part dark comedy, or is it all comedy? It’s certainly all more »

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Next Year Confirmed As Final Vans Warped Tour

(TRR) – It has been confirmed that the iconic Vans Warped Tour will set out on it’s final trek in 2018. Founder Kevin Lyman made the announcement on Wednesday via a social media post. “Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, fill… Continue reading

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Watch: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’s Hulk vs Thor Fight

thor: ragnarok‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ has only been in theaters for a little over week, but it is already smashing it’s way through it’s box office competition with a $400+ Million in earnings, as well as currently having a 93% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues the more colorful more »

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America Recycles Day November 15

Recycling has become a major part of American culture as well as our lifestyle.  With the holidays quickly approaching this is a good time to remind people of the importance of recycling as well as the importance of buying recycled products.  Christmas and Thanksgiving both give us ample extra waste that can be recycled.  Soda […]

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November 15 in Pop Culture History

November 15 in Pop Culture History 1492 – Christopher Columbus’ notes included the first recorded reference to tobacco. 1660 – First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) was licensed in New York City (New Amsterdam). 1791 – The first Catholic college in US, Georgetown University, opened 1806 – First US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, published its […]

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November 14 is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was created by the International Diabetes Federation in 1991.  Its development was in response to the high rise of diabetic cases across the globe.  The purpose is to promote advocacy for diabetics as well as information for the general public on how to curb the disease from rising any further.  The United […]

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November 14 in Pop Culture History

November 14 1851 – Moby-Dick by Herman Melville was published. 1889 – New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to duplicate the literary journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days. She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours. […]

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Telltale Games Launches Final Episode of Marvels’ Guardians of The Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, the final episode of the season, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ can now be downloaded for $4.99 USD or equivalent on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One®, and Windows PC. 

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Traditional and Modern Wedding Gift Suggestion List

Traditional and Modern Wedding Gift Suggestion List 1st Anniversary – Traditional: Paper, Modern: Clocks 2nd Anniversary – Traditional: Cotton, Modern: China 3rd Anniversary – Traditional: Leather, Modern: Crystal, Glass 4th Anniversary – Traditional: Linen (Silk), Modern: Appliances 5th Anniversary – Traditional: Wood, Modern: Silverware 6th Anniversary – Traditional: Iron, Modern: Wood Objects 7th Anniversary – […]

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Hari Kondabolu Takes on the Stereotype in ‘The Problem with Apu’ Clips

Comedian Hari Kondabolu (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell) takes on a very popular cartoon and a specific character from that cartoon. The cartoon: The Simpsons. The Character: Apu. In the upcoming documentary The Problem with Apu Hari Kondabolu tells why he has a problem with the show, the character and minority media representation. Below are new clips from more »

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November 12 in Pop Culture History

November 12 in Pop Culture History 1799 – Andrew Ellicott wrote the about first known record of a meteor shower observed in the US. We now know they were the Leonids. 1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, the father of modern anesthetics, used chloroform (“perchloride of formyle”) for the first time as an anesthetic in […]

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THE LAST WORD on ‘A Monster Calls’

a monster callsI’m not actually sure what angle to take on ‘A Monster Calls’. I’m not familiar with the award-winning children’s book it’s based on, so I can’t really come at it from that angle, although the animation and special effects, are impressive and seem special at moments. I’m certainly not gonna pan the movie outright, it’s too well-done for that, but I’ve just seen too many movies beforehand.

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Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Series Adds Ellen Page

Netflix has added the first member to the live-adaption of Dark Horse’s The Umbrella Academy and it’s Juno star Ellen Page. The Umbrella Academy was created by former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way back in 2007. The Umbrella Academy was a darker more goth version of something like Marvel’s X-Men. It was a series more »

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Rian Johnson Developing New Star Wars Trilogy!

Lucasfilm has announced that a new Star Wars trilogy is being created by The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson. The announcement came Thursday that Johnson will write and direct the trilogy with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper) set to produce. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy went on to say “We all loved working more »

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November 10 in Pop Culture History

November 10 in Pop Culture History 1619 – René Descartes had the dreams that inspired his Meditations on First Philosophy. 1775 – The United States Marine Corps Was Born: “That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist […]

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Netflix Unveils Gripping Trailer For Upcoming German Original Series ‘DARK’

As the tagline for the upcoming Netflix German original series states, “Our darkest secrets are always revealed in time”, we can only imagine just what is in-store for viewers with this upcoming project. Netflix has officially revealed the first trailer and key art for “DARK” which will begin streaming on December 1, 2017. About “DARK”: more »

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The Importance Of Designated Drivers And The Campaign That Proved A Success

(PCM) The concept of a designated driver is one that certainly most all of us have heard of by now. Anyone that plans on spending a night out partying, especially drinking, should always be sure to have a designated driver put in place to ensure that everyone arrives home safe and secure. Designated drivers are […]

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‘The Post’ Trailer: Spielberg Tackles the Pentagon Papers

the post20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for ‘The Post‘. The film, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, is centered around the the publishing of the Pentagon Papers by The Washington Post in 1971. The film follows Meryl Streep‘s Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks‘ Ben Bradlee as they form an unlikely partnership, fighting to more »

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November 9 in Pop Culture History

November 9 in Pop Culture History In Germany, November 9th is called Schicksalstag (Fateful Day) it was the day that Robert Blum was executed in 1848, Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated in 1918, Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Kristallnacht in 1938, and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte became dictator […]

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CANON OF FILM: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (1974)

Murder On the Orient ExpressThis is one of the few endings to these things that’s still exciting to watch on multiple viewings and if I tell you why, I’d be giving something away, so just trust me on this, and, and I’m positive that when Kenneth Branagh’s new remake comes out next week–the fourth filmed remake of the movie in my lifetime by my count of calculations, including two TV movies, and a Japanese remake last year– it will live up to this standard.

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Philadelphia Autism Cares Foundation’s Race for Resources

Suburban Philadelphia Families Support the Autism Cares Foundation’s Race for ResourcesWhen parents are first given a diagnosis of autism for their young son or daughter it can be frightening. There can often be a myriad of emotions, unanswered questions, and a hunger for just the right services and programs to make sure their child thrives […]

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‘Light of Hope’ Makes New Path for Dragonball Z Fans

Light of Hope(AOTN)-  On November 14th , the highly anticipate, revised Dragonball Z fan film “Light of Hope,” will make its YouTube debut, bringing to life a passion project almost 5 years in the making.   Check out the Trailer here:   LoH is a live-action film based on the #1 anime, manga and video game series more »

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Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day (November 8th)

“Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day” (November 8th) is one of a smorgasbord of made-up holidays copyrighted (!) by Thomas and Ruth Roy. While much of the Roys’ invented calendar is kind of… out there – consider “Name Your PC Day” (I call mine ‘You Sonuva…’) or “Yell ‘Fudge’ at the Cobras in North America […]

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November 8 in Pop Culture History

November 8 392 – Roman Emperor Theodosius declared the Christian religion the official state religion. He also dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome, which had been in place for almost 400 years. 1519 – First meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico. #bigmistake Little is known about him, except […]

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Guillermo del Toro Announces Huge ‘Tales of Arcadia’ Trilogy

Netflix has done it again. They have a hit and a master mind behind it and are going full throttle with Tales of Arcadia, an epic three part series that will expand the world of Trollhunters. Creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced that the huge trilogy will consist of Trollhunters Part 2, followed by more »

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Netflix Renews American Vandal For Season Two!

We could not be more overjoyed with the news that Netflix has announced that they have officially renewed the break-out true crime satire series “American Vandal” for season two. The investigation will continue with eight all-new episodes in 2018, exclusively on Netflix. “American Vandal” co-creators/executive producers Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, as well as showrunner/executive more »

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The Mystery Behind The Shroud Of Turin

(PCM) The Shroud of Turin, which is a length of linen cloth that is said to mysteriously bear the image of man who many speculate as Jesus of Nazareth, has been an item that has created a huge debate among theologians and conspiracy theorists for years. The cloth is rumored to be the burial shroud […]

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Monster Energy Aftershock 2017 Rocks California

Images by Johnnie Crow Words by Melissa Butterfly With mass shootings at recent music events in Paris and Las Vegas, it seems like our human spirit is in danger of being defeated. When something like this happens that’s just so horrific, perhaps the best way to overcome is by keeping… Continue reading

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November 7 in Pop Culture History

November 7 in Pop Culture History 1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, struck ground one afternoon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. 1665 – First edition of the London Gazette was printed. At the time it was called “The Oxford Gazette”. 1786 […]

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Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Foo Fighters Set To Headline Welcome To Rockville 2018

(TRR) – The Welcome To Rockville lineup is here, and its epic. Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, and Foo Fighters are set to headline the 2018 installment in Jacksonville, FL on April 27-29. Other featured acts include Godsmack, Stone Sour, Queens of The Stone Age, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Billy Idol. But Danny Wimmer Presents didn’t… Continue reading

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