Stanley Donen, director who filmed Gene Kelly singing in the rain, dies at 94 WaPo. Take heart, this year’s Oscar losers:
For all its later acclaim, “Singin’ in the Rain” drew favorable but not ecstatic reviews when it was released. …
“We were ignored,” Mr. Donen told his biographer. “Not that it’s such a big to-do. The year of ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ the best picture went to ‘The Greatest Show on Earth,’ one of the worst movies ever made.”
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Legally Recognized the Rights of Wild Rice. Here’s Why Yes Magazine (martha r)
Half glitzy, half dowdy Times Literary Supplement. On comedy double acts.
New Cold War
How Politics Trump Intel in the US-Russia Nuke Treaty Pullout American Conservative. Scott Ritter.
Nessel reversing 16 years of GOP ideology in Attorney General’s Office Detroit Free Press (marla r)
The Political Playbook of a Bankrupt California Utility NYT (Cal2) Hoisted from comments.
Will 2020 Democrats Help Trump By Destroying Each Other? New York magazine. Ahem. I’m posting this to allow members of the commentariat to exercise critical thinking skills.
Kamala Harris dismisses concerns about Green New Deal price tag: ‘It’s not about a cost’ Fox News. Yet another opportunity to deploy those critical thinking skills.
As Ex-Enron CEO Exits Prison, Some of Company’s Old Businesses Thrive WSJ. Seems like a different world, although it was only a dozen years ago when CEOs were prosecuted and sent to jail for their crimes.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Why North Korea won’t be the next Vietnam Asia Times
Jerri-Lynn here: I’ve deliberately gone light on Brexit links today, so as to steer interested readers to Yves’s post today – and thus concentrate the discussion there rather than here on the Links thread.
BlackRock CEO unhappy with UK’s handling of Brexit — report Financial News
Our Twisted DNA New York Review of Books
After Superstorm Sandy’s Rain, Cooperatives Sprang Up Like Mushrooms TruthOut (martha r)
Helicopter parents: the real reason British teenagers are so unhappy The Conversation
Psychopathic US Senator Openly Calls For Maduro To Suffer Gaddafi’s Fate Caitlin Johnstone
Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates Al Jazeera
Thomas Friedman Is Right: Pie Doesn’t Grow on Trees Rolling Stone. Matt Taibbi– latest in a long series, the first of which ran in New York Press aeons ago IIRC, on Friedman’s crimes against the English language. No need to have read any of those to enjoy the latest.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterdays Links and Antidote du Jour here.