Guitarist Dick Dale, surf rock pioneer, is dead at 81

(CNN)Guitarist Dick Dale, whose fast, thunderous sound pioneered the California “surf rock” genre of the early 1960s and gained a new generation of fans decades later through its appearance in “Pulp Fiction,” has died. He was 81. Quentin Tarantino used it over the opening credits of “Pulp Fiction,” giving the song a new veneer of retro cool, and the Black Eyed Peas sampled it prominently in “Pump It,” their 2006 hit. That same year the song also appeared in a “Guitar Hero” video game. Dale’s early fame and impact brought him the nickname, “King of the Surf Guitar.” “I’m sorry to hear about Dick Dale passing. Dick’s guitar playing was a big influence on all of us, and we covered …

Guitarist Dick Dale, surf rock pioneer, is dead at 81

(CNN)Guitarist Dick Dale, whose fast, thunderous sound pioneered the California “surf rock” genre of the early 1960s and gained a new generation of fans decades later through its appearance in “Pulp Fiction,” has died. He was 81. Quentin Tarantino used it over the opening credits of “Pulp Fiction,” giving the song a new veneer of retro cool, and the Black Eyed Peas sampled it prominently in “Pump It,” their 2006 hit. That same year the song also appeared in a “Guitar Hero” video game. Dale’s early fame and impact brought him the nickname, “King of the Surf Guitar.” “I’m sorry to hear about Dick Dale passing. Dick’s guitar playing was a big influence on all of us, and we covered …

This program is turning struggling students into leaders by having them teach.

Reading out loud is terrifying for many students. I’ll never forget the heart palpitations I had in grade school while counting the students and realizing I’d have to read in front of them soon. Reading to myself was great. But transferring school districts early in my education left me with little understanding of how phonics worked. The fear of struggling to sound out (and even spell) words aloud became the source of my academic nightmares. Even as an adult, phonics still terrifies me. And my harrowing experience with reading is all too common. The most recent data on American students reveal that 65% of fourth graders and 64% of eighth-grade students are less than proficient readers, so likely they’re dealing …

In the Face of Danger, Were Turning to Surveillance

When school began in Lockport, New York, this past fall, the halls were lined not just with posters and lockers, but cameras. Over the summer, a brand new $4 million facial recognition system was installed by the school district in the town’s eight schools from elementary to high school. The system scans the faces of students as they roam the halls, looking for faces that have been uploaded and flagged as dangerous. "Any way that we can improve safety and security in schools is always money well spent," David Lowry, president of the Lockport Education Association, told the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal. Two months before those students filed into their schools in Lockport, Taylor Swift performed a concert at the …

Amazon’s ‘Hanna’ miniseries offers a more conventional take on the teen spy thriller

The originalHanna was far from a conventional spy thriller. Director Joe Wright filmed it during a break between historical romances starring Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karenina), and while it’s full of brilliant action set pieces, it’s more interested in sly humor and emotion than trying to copy Jason Bourne. Between the distinctive Chemical Brothers soundtrack and Wright’s eye for color and costume design, Hannaset a high bar. So you’ll probably enjoy Amazon’sHanna miniseries more if you haven’t seen the original. Hanna RELEASE DATE: 3/29/2019 CREATOR: David Farr STREAMING: Amazon Prime This thriller miniseries blends Jason Bourne action with teen drama, but it doesn’t quite match the flair of the original movie. Developed by the film’s co-writer David …

Leukemia survivor meets the bone marrow donor who saved her life

(CNN)To the travelers at the train station in Cologne, Germany, they probably seemed like two old friends embracing after a long time apart. But it was actually a long-awaited meeting between strangers — a two-time cancer survivor finally seeing the bone marrow donor who saved her life. Beth Wilson, 36, an intensive care nurse, was diagnosed 10 years ago with adenocarcinoma in her small intestine. She went through six months of chemotherapy and beat the cancer, but was then diagnosed with leukemia, one of the risks of chemo. Wilson said she believes the chemo was the likely cause. A German university student was a match Alina Theine, 24, was one of those matches. The resident of Cologne, Germany, had registered …

Samuel L. Jackson doesnt care if Trump supporters boycott his films: I already cashed that check.

Having starred in multiple mega film franchises, “Star Wars,” Marvel’s “The Avengers,” and Disney’s “The Incredibles,” Samuel L. Jackson is without a doubt the highest grossing film actor of all time and, at 70, he’s showing signs of stopping. His recent hits, “Glass” and “Captain Marvel” have already given him more weeks at number one than any other working actor in 2019. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

This group is bringing clean clothes to anyone who needs them, one laundromat at a time.

It all started with a man named T-Bone and a simple desire. 25 cents is one way it starts…. www.laundrylove.org Posted by Laundry Love on Thursday, December 18, 2014 His name was Eric, but he was T-Bone to the people he knew and liked. Greg Russinger met him in 2003, when he and his friends were working with under-resourced individuals and families in Ventura, California. Russinger remembers asking T-Bone one question: “What would it look like for us to come alongside your life in a way that would matter to you specifically?” “He just said ‘If I had clean clothes, I think people would treat me as a human being,’” Russinger recalls. This lack of clean clothes is sadly all too …

The ‘with this blade’ meme lets the world know what you’re protecting

Who needs emoticons (pictures made using punctuation marks and characters) when you have emojis? Sure they were useful in the late ’90s/early 2000s, but aside from an occasional sideways smiley face, who’s really using them now? Half of the time, an application or social site suggests an emoji as you type. But now a mighty new emoticon has risen from the ashes. A blade forged from the strongest Unicode block elements. A weapon powerful enough to defend… well anything you want it to. Meet the “with this blade” meme. Don’t worry, it’s here to protect you. It’s been blowing up on Twitter all March. with this blade i protect txt [][][][] — Ultimate Baby Emily (@sparklingpiece) March 17, 2019 The …

J.K. Rowling Talked Dumbledore’s Intense ‘Sexual’ Relationship With Grindelwald – And LGBT Fans Are Pissed! – Perez Hilton

Oh, come on! This is riddikulus! Once again, J.K. Rowling has tried to be an LGBT ally and just failed spectacularly. Or… has she? Let’s rewind a moment because frankly if you haven’t been following this controversy, even if you’ve read all the Harry Potter books AND seen the Fantastic Beasts movies you won’t have the slightest clue what the avada we’re talking about. And therein lies the problem. Basically, Rowling never included any LGBT representation in her best-selling children’s book series — something which frankly could have helped a lot with general awareness and acceptance of sexual diversity, considering the record-shattering number of children who grew up reading them. After fans pointed this out J.K. came out WAY after the books were …

The best new movies at SXSW 2019

From , SXSWs 2019 Film conference brimmed with high-profile, hotly anticipated popcorn thrillers this month in Austin, Texas. TV players like , , , and HBO arrived with high-quality offerings, and it proved a major shift into the streaming age for the traditionally music-heavy conference. Olivia Wildes directorial debut, , was our staffs overall fave, along with Harmony Korines The Beach Bum. More on those later. Here are the 15 best movies the Daily Dot staff watched during SXSW 2019. The best new movies at SXSW 2019 Us Ignacio Martinez Uswill, of course, be compared to Jordan Peeles 2017 debutGet Out, which arrived at just the right time and sparked countless thinkpieces, theories, and conversations. As withGet Out,Usplays with the …

Grime music being ‘stifled’, MPs say

They called on the government to come up with new guidelines for police and local authorities, which would “ensure that urban music acts are not unfairly targeted”. As part of its investigation, the committee invited rapper ShaoDow to tell them about his experiences and he explained that he had faced frustrations when attempting to put on shows in London. “I had a venue cancel on me on the day that I was meant to go there,” he said. “I was booked for a performance in a club and called them ahead of time to say, ‘I am on my way’, and they said, ‘Oh, by the way, we were just listening to your music. You make hip-hop’. “I said, ‘Yes’, …

Someone Challenges People To Google Florida Man Plus Their Birthday, Here Are 30 Hilarious Responses

#3 #4 The @_FloridaMan Twitter feed was launched on January 26th, 2013 and the account received over 64,000 followers in just a month. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Fox News: how an anti-Obama fringe set the stage for Trump

The election of Americas first black president marked a tipping point on the road to becoming a mouthpiece for Trump Shortly after died in 2017, was speaking to conservative host Donald Trump eight years later would go on to be regarded as Ailes greatest triumph: an apex of the politics of grievance, largely rooted in race and nationalism, that investigation provided the most comprehensive view to date of the relationship between Fox News and the Trump White House, unpacking with fresh details how the network transformed from a conservative-friendly news channel to a mouthpiece of the president. As Fox News contended with the ensuing fallout, another firestorm unfolded: two of the networks primetime hosts Tucker Carlson, among Trumps most vocal …

50 Places You Should See In Each US State

We already know that crossing America from one coast to another is not an expensive prospect, especially if you snatch a deal like #2 Old Man’s Cave, Ohio Old Man’s Cave is located in Hocking Hills State Park, in the Hocking Hills region of Hocking County, Ohio. It’s one of the most scenic hiking trails in the park and features 5 main areas: Upper Falls, Upper Gorge, Middle Falls, Lower Falls and Lower Gorge. Scattered across the trail are gorge and waterfalls that offer a unique look at the earth’s subsurface. #4 Angel Oak, South Carolina This spectacular tree is located on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. Angel Oak is around  66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft …

Former Labour MPs ‘booted’ off committee

A total of 17 Labour MPs rebelled and voted against their party’s motion, while 64 Labour MPs, including Mr Corbyn, abstained. Independent Group MP Mr Gapes said the decision was “a sad day for the independence of select committees”. Skip Twitter post by @MikeGapes So despite the unanimous support of my @CommonsForeign colleagues I have been purged by a vote of the House 199-134. Government had free vote. Labour were whipped. Thank you to those Labour MPs who defied the whip. This is a sad day for the independence of Select Committees. — Mike Gapes (@MikeGapes) March 19, 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Austin said Mr Corbyn “wants to boot me off this committee because I stood …