Amazon taps Getty to provide images for visual searches on the Echo Show and Echo Spot

Amazon taps Getty to provide images for visual searches on the Echo Show and...

On the heels of the Getty family regaining control of Getty Images, reportedly for about $3 billion, the company is announcing a move to expand use of its images to a wider set of eyeballs. It will now work with Amazon to provide images from its catalog of 200 million digital images to populate searches…
There’s a lot to love – and hate – in Shadow of the Tomb Raider: review

There’s a lot to love – and hate – in Shadow of the Tomb...

It’s the best of the new Lara Croft and the worst of the new Lara Croft. Good luck deciding which one you want to love or hate. It’s the best of the new Lara Croft and the worst of the new Lara Croft. Good luck deciding which one you want to love or hate. Lara…
The Senate and the Supreme Court Have Been Granted Too Much Power

The Senate and the Supreme Court Have Been Granted Too Much Power

(James Lawler Duggan/Reuters) The Founders envisioned a federal government that handled only certain, enumerated tasks, but that schema got inverted after the Great Depression. Recently, progressive public intellectuals have taken to complaining about the United States Senate. This is nothing new, admittedly. Progressives have been complaining about one thing or another in our Constitution at…
How a 1999 Subway Pushing Changed the Nation’s Mental-Health System

How a 1999 Subway Pushing Changed the Nation’s Mental-Health System

(Pixabay) States can keep the public, patients, and police safer while saving money for taxpayers. Earlier this month, Andrew Goldstein was released from Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y. He’d spent 19 years behind bars for pushing Kendra Webdale to her death in front of a subway train during a period when his schizophrenia…
Weighing the Allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Weighing the Allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, September 4, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) They’re serious but not solid. The allegations against Brett Kavanaugh — outlined now on the record in the Washington Post by Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford — are substantial and serious. She…
Democrats Want Their Pound of Kavanaugh Flesh

Democrats Want Their Pound of Kavanaugh Flesh

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, September 4, 2018. (Chris Wattie/Reuters) They want to make sure that, if confirmed, he’s damaged goods in the public eye. The 27-year-old “Anita Hill” strategy of digging for dirt on a Supreme Court nominee didn’t work with Clarence Thomas back in 1991.…
The Bob Newhart Peace Plan

The Bob Newhart Peace Plan

September 16, 2018 4:30 AM President Bill Clinton looks on as Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (left) and PLO leader Yasser Arafat shake hands after signing a peace accord at the White House in 1993. (Gary Hershorn/Reuters) The Palestinians need to stop making war before their conflict with Israel can be resolved. @media screen and…
A New Master of Gonzo Cinema

A New Master of Gonzo Cinema

Nicolas Cage in Mandy (XYZ Films) Panos Cosmatos’s Mandy is a low-budget but extremely high-impact tour de force. ‘You should go in knowing that your odds aren’t that good. And you will probably die.” So warned, Nicolas Cage heads into the inferno in Mandy, a barnburner of a midnight movie set in a dreamlike forest…
Brett Kavanaugh dismisses sexual assault allegations as ‘completely false’

Brett Kavanaugh dismisses sexual assault allegations as ‘completely false’

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh forcefully denied the sexual assault allegations against him on Monday, saying he's willing to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee “in any way” the panel deems appropriate to “refute” the accusations. Kavanaugh’s new statement comes after the White House said the committee was leaning toward inviting his accuser, Christine Ford,…
Man charged with killing wife at sea sought to inherit her estate, prosecutor says

Man charged with killing wife at sea sought to inherit her estate, prosecutor says

Lewis Bennett was charged with second-degree murder in the disappearance of his wife.  (Broward County Sheriff's Office) A British man murdered his wife and deliberately sank the couple's catamaran near the Bahamas in a bid to inherit her estate, prosecutors said last week. Lewis Bennett, 41, was charged with second-degree murder on the high seas…

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