This week, countless fans of a galaxy far, far away will descend on Chicago's McCormick Place for a convention solely devoted to Star Wars -- the first Star Wars Celebration we've had since 2017.Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 runs from Thursday, April 11, to Monday, April 15, and there's a ridiculous amount of stuff going on across those dates. There are still some Celebration tickets left, but if you can't make it to Chicago, let's take a quick look at the big hits so you know when to look out for news dropping online.Fans who snag a ticket can get autographs and photos of Star Wars stars from Hayden Christenson, Paul Bettany and Forest Whittaker to Billy Dee Williams and both Chewbaccas (Peter Mayhew from the classic movies and Joonas Suotamo from more recent films).CNET will be roaming the show floor on Thursday, checking out the creative cosplay and initial product reveals, before the panels and official announcements kick off Friday.Friday, April 12This will be a day long … [Read more...] about Star Wars Celebration Chicago: What to expect from this weekend’s convention
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By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 16, 2019 at 3:00 am | UPDATED: January 16, 2019 at 9:40 am Take Our PollTV picks for Wednesday, Jan. 16 WATCH THIS: “Riverdale” (8 p.m., The CW): With the town in disarray following Hiram’s takeover, Veronica leads the charge against her father after he takes aim at La Bonne Nuit. Meanwhile, as Betty reluctantly houses the group of patients who escaped the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, Jughead confronts a group of desperate Serpents, who have resorted to drastic measures to make ends meet. Finally, Archie is forced to face his demons. “The Masked Singer” (9 p.m., Fox): The producers and network like to yap about how famous their undercover singers are, but we bet that last week’s unmasked “singer” — Tommy Chong — had millions of viewers saying “Who?” and running off to Wikipedia. Tonight, the contestants from Week 1 — … [Read more...] about TV tonight: ‘The Masked Singer’ — are you still all in?
Feature By Roger Fingas Saturday, July 14, 2018, 06:50 am PT (09:50 am ET) With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now with over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on Jan. 3 with news of expansions and a temporary closure in Florida.Jan. 3 2019 Florida's Altamonte Springs shop will close on Jan. 13 for renovations. The location in Altamonte Mall dates back to 2008, and sports aesthetics Apple now considers outdated, such as steel panels. The company is likely to take the opportunity to expand into a nearby vacant space. During the closure, people wanting in-person shopping or tech support will have to turn to stores in Orlando. No reopening date has been set. Elsewhere in the state Apple is continuing its renovations of Waterside Shops in Naples, which closed Sept. 2. According to The Next Miami, the company will also be relocating its Aventura store to a bigger space next to the … [Read more...] about Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019
Even when Barack Obama was proposing it, I was in favor of some kind of criminal justice reform. While I have no sympathy for those who commit any kind of violence or those, like Bernie Madoff, whose greed annihilates people’s lives, the idea of non-violent offenders wasting away in prison is absurd. What’s more, too many of our prisons are unsafe. If the state is going to take away someone’s rights, at the very least it has an obligation to protect that person. The very idea that “prison rape” has become a joke in our culture represents a massive failure of our government fulfilling its primary obligation to keep us safe … and a massive failure of a culture that is okay with that.People who break the law must be punished. Even if that punishment is not a deterrent, justice demands it. But there must also be an attempt to rehabilitate and the opportunity for second chances. It’s a complicated subject, and I do not want to waste too much time on … [Read more...] about Nolte: Primetime Television Makes ‘Criminal Justice Reform’ More Difficult
By STEVEN JOHNSON NOV. 15, 2018 Looking to the future has always defined humanity. Will A.I. become the best crystal ball of all? The Tech And Design Issue The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville Proteomics Might Have Saved My Mother’s Life. And It May Yet Save Mine. May A.I. Help You? 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Data-Driven Medicine Will Help People — But Can It Do So Equally? Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with Sketch. Looking to the future has always defined humanity. Will A.I. become the best crystal ball of all? Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with Sketch. By STEVEN JOHNSONNOV. 15, 2018 Concept by Delcan & Company. Photo illustration by Jamie Chung. Prop styling by Pink Sparrow. Randy Buckner was a … [Read more...] about The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler