Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Television Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Television | ‘S.N.L.’ Welcomes Adam Sandler Back and (Mostly) Avoids Politics Advertisement Supported by ByDave Itzkoff May 5, 2019 Was Opera Man there? Of course Opera Man was there. It was Adam Sandler’s first time hosting “Saturday Night Live” since he unceremoniously departed the show nearly a quarter-century ago, so naturally he brought back some of his best-loved characters from the mid-90s era when he shared the “S.N.L.” stage with David Spade, Mike Myers, Molly Shannon and others. Sandler also drew out some other celebrated “S.N.L.” alums to pop up throughout this weekend’s broadcast, which also featured the musical guest Shawn Mendes. But more crucially, Sandler’s presence seemed to inspire the current cast and creative team to dig … [Read more...] about ‘S.N.L.’ Welcomes Adam Sandler Back and (Mostly) Avoids Politics
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Season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery” gets off to a strong start on Thursday, with Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) taking command of the ship and a strong presence — albeit often unseen — from Spock. Before we go any further, let’s deal with the haters: • Yes, “Discovery” is on CBS All Access, so you have to pay to watch. This has infuriated some Trekkies, but you also have to pay to stream Netflix and Amazon. And some of these people will be positively apoplectic when they realize that the upcoming “Star Wars” TV series will air on the upcoming streaming service Disney Plus — and you’ll have pay for that, too. By the way, Season 1 of “Discovery” is available on Blu-ray and DVD. • Yes, “Discovery” is different from previous “Star Trek” series. It’s heavily serialized. And that is not a bad thing. One of the reasons we didn’t have a … [Read more...] about Scott D. Pierce: Ignore the haters. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is good.
Pick the wrong Halloween costume and you might find yourself out of a job, suspended from school or begging for the public's forgiveness. A number of people this year have found that out the hard way. Here's a round-up of this year's worst Halloween costumes, and what happened to those who wore them. Blackface Several Americans dressed up in blackface this year, either unaware or not caring how offensive it is. Shelbi Heenan, a nurse in Kansas City, lost her job after she and her husband Jasmond dressed as music stars Beyonce and Jay Z. "On Monday afternoon, Saint Luke's Health System became aware of a Saint Luke's East Hospital employee who posted photos on personal social media accounts of her and another individual dressed in blackface for what appears to be a Halloween event," her former employer said in a statement, according to local media. "While it is against Saint Luke's policy to comment on specific personnel matters, we can confirm that this individual is no longer a … [Read more...] about Halloween howlers: 2018’s worst costumes, and what happened to the people who wore them
Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo said you campaign in poetry but govern in prose. He might have made a similar observation about losing a race: The morning after is swamped by emotion—heartbreak, exhaustion, and above all spasms of blame-mongering. But as the next election looms, it’s time to put away our Klingon rage and call in Mr. Spock to take a dispassionate look at what really happened. Spock ears in place, then, there are three main lessons. First, although the 2016 outcome was unquestionably a dismal and depressing affair, especially for women and people of color, the data suggests the election was always likely to be close based on the fundamentals. Second, there was a pair of black-swan events: Russian interference during the final three months of the campaign, and then-FBI Director James Comey’s letter 11 days before Election Day. Third, Hillary Clinton was an unusually unpopular candidate, … [Read more...] about Make Democrats Great Again—Without Pandering to Trump’s Angry Base
Garrett Wang (image from northeasttrekcon.com) Garrett Wang (image from northeasttrekcon.com) Photo: Garrett Wang (image From Northeasttrekcon.com) Keep clicking for celebrity sightings in the Capital Region. Actor Chazz Palminteri tries one of the cannoli he made with shop owner Bobby Mallozzi, right, at Villa Italia on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 in Schenectady, N.Y. The cannoli making was a promotion for Palminteri's show "A Bronx Tale" that plays at proctors Oct. 23-28. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union) less Keep clicking for celebrity sightings in the Capital Region. Actor Chazz Palminteri tries one of the cannoli he made with shop owner Bobby Mallozzi, right, at Villa Italia on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 in ... more Photo: Lori Van Buren, Albany Times Union Buy photo Actor Chazz Palminteri, left, makes cannoli with shop owner Bobby Mallozzi at Villa … [Read more...] about ‘Deep Space Nine’ actors headed to Northeast Trek Con