Donald Trump and his henchmen— er, administration had a busy week after the home, office, and hotel room of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen were raided by the FBI. And Saturday Night Live pulled out all the stops in the latest cold open as a result.
Ben Stiller’s Cohen visits Washington, D.C. for a meeting that turns out to be an ambush: Waiting for him is none other than Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro), along with a polygraph test.
The cold open is called “Meet the Parents” for a reason, folks. Read more…
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Jim Carrey, comedian turned artist/political critic, tweeted a photo of his portrait of Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday.
Referencing this week’s congressional hearings as a “visit from planet Zuckerberg,” Carrey captioned his painting with this fun dialogue from Zuck: “I shall prevent any further election meddling by destroying the Earth with my Illudium Q-35 Explosive Space Modulator App! The sudden drop in Facebook’s stock has made me angry! VERY ANGRY INDEED!!!”
With its deep eye bags, piercing green eyes, and a mesmerizing background, Carrey’s drawing of Zuck will probably keep you awake at night. Read more…
Julia is Sesame Street’s first autistic character and her mission is to make neuroatypical kids feel more comfortable and understand that there are kids out there just like them. She’s a sweet little muppet and now she’s getting her own Kickstarter campaign.
The campaign is raising $75,000 to produce content and a free book featuring Julia and her friends. They’ve just hit $10,000 in funding and it’s growing fast. $100 gets you a plush Julia doll and if they reach $150,000 they will print a paper copy of the new Julia book. The project aims to help reduce bullying of autistic children and the Sesame Street team will work with experts to create content and a book around Julia’s adventures.
From the team:
Julia’s television debut was greeted with hundreds of media stories and millions of social media impressions, but the biggest marker of our success was the overwhelming response from the autism community and beyond. Parents say their autistic children have more playdates because of Julia. Teachers report that their students are more inclusive in their play. One mother told us that she used the first Julia storybook to explain to her daughter that she, too, has autism. Her daughter responded, “So I’m amazing too, right?”
This is Sesame Street’s first Kickstarter and it’s really wonderful. This sort of community call-to-action is just what crowdfunding was born to do and it’s great to see the cash going to such a nice cause.
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Keep your popcorn, and your Whoppers, and your crunchy-as-hell nachos out of the movie theater this weekend. Please.
John Krasinski’s thriller A Quiet Place debuted Friday and has stunned movie goers into stomach-grumbling silence. The film’s plot (no spoilers) revolves around a young family’s effort to survive in a world taken over by sound-sensitive monsters who hunt by noise.
The storyline means much of the film is nerve-wrackingly silent, amplifying every real-life sound. That has left every person who ordered theater food terrified that a monster is going to rip their face off. And left every person sitting next to someone chomping on popcorn very annoyed. Read more…
How a disastrous 15-month shutdown on one of the city’s busier subway lines un-bottled its creativity.
On Sunday, artist Christine Stein stepped outside her California home to discover a surprise: The massive bush growing behind her custom tribute to the late musician Prince had bloomed for the first time.
Though the mural itself attracted attention back in 2016, it found new online fame after Stein shared a photo of the surrounding the bush in bloom on Twitter.
As HuffPost reports, her tweet prompted thousands of retweets and hundreds of responses.