Monthly Archives: May 2021

RIP Paul Soles, the Original Voice of Spider-Man

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The Amazing Spider-Man swings into animated action.Image: DisneyPeter Parker’s status as one of the most iconic superheroes of the western canon has meant that, as he web-slinged his way out of the comics medium and into alternate formats, many writers, actors, and voice artists have leant their interpretation as to who Spider-Man is. But now,…

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Scientists Are Racing to Save These Sea Stars From Extinction

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Photo: Dennis Wise/University of WashingtonSince 2013, a disease exacerbated by overheating oceans has been decimating sea star populations, especially those of one particularly striking variety: sunflower sea stars. Over the course of three years, the illness killed off nearly 91% of the sunflower species’ global population. Now, scientists are fighting to restore the beautiful creatures…

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The Asian men I never knew

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Time and again I have heard that the phenomenon of Asian women in relationships with white men is due to white men's fetishization of Asian women — which is no doubt partially true. American stereotypes of Asian women as ultra-feminine, sexual, and subservient have fit well in our hyper-hetero society with stereotypes of white men…

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Hughes retires as Storm coach; Quinn takes over

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4:54 PM ETKevin PeltonESPN Senior Writer Close Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE systemSeattle Storm coach Dan Hughes, a WNBA champion and two-time Coach of the Year, announced his retirement on Sunday.Hughes, 66, spent more than two decades coaching in the WNBA, with previous…

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Fined Osaka may face French default for silence

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playOsaka to skip French Open news conferences, citing mental health (2:22)Mark Schwarz and Patrick McEnroe discuss the circumstances surrounding Naomi Osaka opting out of news conferences at the French Open, citing mental health awareness. (2:22)May 30, 2021D'Arcy MaineESPN.com Naomi Osaka has been fined $15,000 after skipping her mandatory news conference following her first-round win at…

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Spotlight shines on two underrated aces, Woodruff and Gausman

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10:48 PM ETBradford DoolittleESPN Staff Writer CloseSports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers AssociationWhen Memorial Day weekend reached Sunday, the slate of games in the National League teased the possibility of a full day when generational pitchers were…

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Follow live: Clippers try to shake playoff woes in Game 4 against Mavericks

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Points29PTS11/15FG5/6FT19PTS9/24FG0/5FTRebounds10REB7DREB3OREB8REB6DREB2OREBAssists4AST2TO20MIN6AST4TO36MIN American Airlines Center Dallas, TX Line: LAC -3.5 Over/Under: 220 Attendance: 17,761 93%Capacity: 19,200Referees: Pat Fraher, Eric Lewis, Tyler Ford Clippers dominate Game 4 vs. Mavs to even the seriesClippers dominate Game 4 vs. Mavs to even the series1:50Rondo gives himself props after signature fakeRondo gives himself props after signature fake0:21Kawhi hits reverse layup…

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Movie Theater Chains Allowing Vaccinated Patrons to Go Maskless

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Screenshot: AMC theatersFollowing Center of Disease Control guidelines, movie theater chains will no longer require fully vaccinated guests to wear masks. Reduced capacity, social distancing, and heavy sanitization will be followed in compliance with CDC safety measures.Variety reports non-vaccinated individuals can remove their masks when eating or drinking only, and all AMC, Regal, and Cinemark…

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Pandemic Woes at 13,000 Feet in Villages on Conflicted India-China Border in Eastern Ladakh

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NEW DELHI—The pandemic has aggravated the persisting problems faced by people living in high-altitude, trans-Himalayan villages on the India-China border in eastern Ladakh, which have witnessed intense tensions the past year. The Epoch Times talked to Konchok Stanzin, the councilor of Chushul constituency that consists of twelve villages on the de-facto border and includes the…

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Doncic questionable for Game 4 with neck strain

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May 29, 2021Tim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMDallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is listed as questionable for Sunday's Game 4 against the LA Clippers due to a cervical strain.Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said he thinks Doncic will play, "but we'll…

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Israeli, Egyptian officials meet in effort to talk about Gaza ceasefire

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting With Egypt's intelligence chief Abbas Kamel. Photo: Screengrab via Reuters.Egyptian foreign minister meets Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Gaza ceasefire.Egypt helped broker the May 21 truce to halt the worst fighting in years between Israel and Hamas.Egypt reiterated its call for creating an appropriate atmosphere to revive talks…

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Turkish foreign minister’s tweets anger Greece after Muslim minority visit

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a joint news conference following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia January 13, 2020. — Reuters/FileAthens describes the minority as multi-ethnic Muslims, and Cavusoglu´s description of them as "Turkish" prompted an angry response from the Greek foreign ministry."Greece would like to improve relations with…

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Giannis, Bucks stifle Heat with D to finish sweep

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6:19 PM ETKevin ArnovitzESPN Staff Writer CloseNBA writer for ESPN.com since 2008 Former contributor and editor at NPRSeven months after suffering a devastating defeat in the 2020 conference semifinals to the Miami Heat as a No. 1 seed, the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday avenged that loss with a 120-103 win, clinching their first-round series over…

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Twins’ Donaldson scores majors’ 2 millionth run

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playDonaldson scores 2 millionth run in MLB history (0:30)Josh Donaldson scores on Nelson Cruz's ground-rule double to put the Twins on the board, marking the 2 millionth run in Major League Baseball history. (0:30)5:28 PM ETESPN News Services Josh Donaldson of the Minnesota Twins scored the 2 millionth run in major league history Saturday, trotting…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Memorial Day weekend kickoff tweet gets compared to Biden & Harris’ offerings

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As we told you Saturday evening, President Biden and VP Kamala Harris had some tweets from their accounts at the start of Memorial Day weekend that got noticed for what they didn’t mention: Stay cool this weekend, folks. pic.twitter.com/Z2xOTekvUZ— President Biden (@POTUS) May 29, 2021Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May…

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WaPo: Laws against teaching critical race theory in college unconstitutional; Applying it in K-12 could be illegal, though

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We reported the other day that the Left was taking a new tack: rather than just trying to paint parents who oppose critical race theory as ignorant racists, we were hearing that laws against teaching CRT were having a “chilling effect” on discourse in the classroom and putting teachers’ First Amendment rights in jeopardy.First Amendment…

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Cheyenne Floyd And Zach Davis Welcome Son Ace

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Cheyenne Floyd's "next adventure" has begun: The Teen Mom OG star and fiancé Zach Davis are parents to a baby boy. A brother for Ryder! "Life is complete, all praises to the most high," Cheyenne captioned the album above, featuring a carousel of Polaroid snapshots from the hospital with Baby Ace and the days leading…

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De Ligt opts out of COVID jab: ‘Not mandatory’

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playLaurens 'surprised' at Allegri's return to Juventus (0:56)Julien Laurens warns that returning managers aren't always successful as Massimiliano Allegri replaces Andrea Pirlo at Juventus. (0:56)Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has moved to clarify his comments with ESPN Netherlands on taking a coronavirus jab.Speaking in an interview on Saturday, De Ligt said: "I have not taken…

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Black Panther Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Wants Better for Creators Bringing These Stories to Life

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T’Challa and his allies.Image: Daniel Acuña, Brian Stelfreeze/MarvelWith Black Panther #25 bringing Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run on the Marvel comic—which transformed Wakanda into a time-traveling, intergalactic empire—to a close, the writer’s moving on to tell the next chapter of another comics icon’s story, with Warner Bros.’ upcoming Superman movie about a Black Kal-El. Though Coates is…

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U.S. Soldiers Accidentally Leaked Nuclear Weapons Secrets Online: Report

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Photo: Peter Macdiarmid (Getty Images)U.S. soldiers stationed at various bases in Europe accidentally exposed sensitive data related to America’s nuclear weapons stockpile via poorly secured flashcard apps they were using to memorize said secrets, according to a stunning new report.In what seems like a mind-boggling mishandling of America’s most sensitive national security information, the soldiers…

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Family upset ChiSox named lounge for La Russa

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11:07 AM ETESPN News Services The family of a former Chicago White Sox stadium worker is crying foul after a lounge named after her was renamed in honor of Tony La Russa.A food area is now called La Russa's Lounge -- a change from Loretta's Lounge, in honor of Loretta Micele, who sold beer and…

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UK Festival Season Facing ‘Make Or Break Moment’

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“The vast majority of music festivals do not have the financial resilience to cover the costs of another year of late-notice cancellations,” said committee chair Julian Knight in announcing the inquiry’s findings. “If the commercial insurance market won’t step in, Ministers must, and urgently.” Similar government-backed insurance schemes exist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and…

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