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“The Queen of Soul” (After Charles White’s “Folksinger”), by Kadir Nelson

Aretha Franklin, a pillar of postwar American music, passed away Thursday morning, at seventy-six. A few hours later, the artist Kadir Nelson sent a sketch to The New Yorker , which drew inspiration from “ Folksinger ,” a 1957 ink drawing by Charles White. “I wanted to draw her in a choir,” he said. “She was a preacher’s daughter, and so much of what she gave us came from the church, even after she moved beyond gospel.” Nelson, of course, ... Full story

BTS Sell Out First U.S. Stadium Show In Minutes

- Share to facebook - Share to linkedin. LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Music group BTS performs onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images). If BTS’s global popularity has a ceiling, they apparently haven’t reached it yet. on Friday (Aug. 17), much to the elation of lucky fans who snagged tickets and the heartbreak of those who didn’t. ... Full story

San Francisco introduces 'Poop Patrol' to clean up after its own crappy liberal policies

The city of San Francisco just can’t seem to do anything right. The city’s liberal policies designed to welcome the homeless and encourage illegal drug use is turning the city from a high-tech haven of beauty and cleanliness, to what UC Berkeley professor Lee Riley described as unsanitary conditions “much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India.”. Congratulations lefties, the former crown jewel of the West Coast is now being ... Full story

Netflix scraps comic Michelle Wolf's series: reports

Comedian Michelle Wolf’s Netflix show has reportedly been cancelled just months after it debuted. (Netflix). Comedian Michelle Wolf’s Netflix show has reportedly been canceled just months after it debuted. In addition to “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” which kicked off in May, the streaming giant severed ties with “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale,” according to The Hollywood Reporter . Viewership numbers were apparently behind Netflix’s ... Full story

How many migrant children are still separated from their families?

Children separated as of Children who have been reunited or released. The Trump administration’s decision to criminally prosecute all adults crossing the southern border led to the separation of more than 2,500 children from their parents or other adults this spring. After President Trump halted the separations on June 20, a federal judge ordered the government to reunite all children under age 5 with their families by July 12 and all older ... Full story

Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale's Talk Shows Canceled at Netflix

'The Break With Michelle Wolf' and 'The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale' will both end their runs after a short time on the streaming service. Netflix is pulling the plug on Michelle Wolf's and Joel McHale's talk shows. The two unscripted entries — The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale — were both only on the streaming service for a matter of months (the former premiered in May and the latter in February) ... Full story

Trump's 'Good Person' Nod To Paul Manafort Is A Sign To Keep Quiet, Ex-U.S. Attorney Says

President Donald Trump’s comment calling former campaign chairman Paul Manafort a “very good person,” despite 18 criminal charges against him, was a “strategic” message to Manafort that he could be rewarded with a pardon if he keeps his mouth shut, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance said Friday on MSNBC. “I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad,” Trump told reporters before boarding Marine One on Friday. “ He happens to be a very good person ... Full story

Sales director for pleads guilty to conspiracy

PHOENIX (AP) — The sales and marketing director of pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors and win over their future business. Dan Hyer is the second employee to plead guilty in cases in Arizona in which the site has been accused of ignoring warnings to stop running ... Full story

Man steals patrol car, school bus in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who allegedly stole a California Highway Patrol car, drove it onto a college campus and used it to commandeer a school bus was arrested Friday after students on the bus jumped him, authorities and witnesses said. The 35-year-old Vallejo man was taken into custody by Sacramento police. A CHP officer was investigating a two-car crash on Highway 50 at about 12:30 p.m. when one driver jumped into the patrol car and ... Full story

Reddit sleuth helps police identify car part, leads to fatal hit-and-run arrest

A Reddit sleuth helped identity the piece of metal (left), which led to an arrest following a fatal hit-and-run incident in Washington State (Trooper Johnna Batiste/Washington State Patrol). A Reddit sleuth has helped police identify a car part, leading to an arrest following a fatal hit-and-run incident in Washington State. On Aug. 9, Washington State Patrol Trooper Johnna Batiste tweeted an image of the car part. “Troopers and detectives are ... Full story