In recent months, the advent of Facebook Live—the social network's bid to become not just an unending stream of updates on your ex but also a 24-hour TV channel where you can watch your ex snore in real time—has both bolstered and redefined stunt journalism. The livestream form encourages stunts that are visually alluring and immediately gratifying (hardly anyone is going to tune in to your stream for more than, say, 10 minutes at a time). So when BuzzFeed got nearly a million viewers to watch two guys in smocks explode a watermelon on Facebook Live, the landmark antic spawned dozens of "future of media" blog posts and nearly as many copycat stunts. A week later, Mic, a prominent BuzzFeed competitor, broadcast its staffers donning lab coats and blowing things up in real time, to significantly less fanfare. … [Read more...] about Are We Living in a Golden Age of Stunt Journalism?
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"Grant is a very talented player. When you look at his tape, he has the ability to play down in the box and he has the ability to play in the post. We can play him in the dime. He can match up in the slot and man coverage. He is the ideal type of athlete that I look forward to getting in the secondary. The size and the speed, to me, he possesses it all. Obviously, everybody has talked about it and he has heard about it from everybody about the tackling issues. The one thing is I know he can tackle. We just need him to be more consistent. That is something we will work on. He is eager and he is ready to go." … [Read more...] about Browns depth chart 2020: Cleveland’s projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training camp
Melissa McCarthy is desk-bound CIA analyst who is sent into the field on dangerous missions. Feeling unequipped and having had her former partner (Jude Law) fall off the grid she goes undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer in order to prevent global pandemonium. Action comedy with Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. … [Read more...] about The 60 best movies on Netflix to watch now
The omissions come in several groups and the most eye-catching is Alex Hales. He comes into the very small category of those who need – still – to be taught a lesson. No one can argue that Hales is a white-ball opening batsman of international stature, yet he does not make the 55. He is now 31 and time is ticking by. His omission was signposted earlier in the week by Eoin Morgan, who spoke of a “breakdown of trust” within a tightly knit one-day squad. … [Read more...] about England’s long list leaves those who failed to make cut beyond consolation