Here’s how the Internet Archive digitizes 78rpm records

Here’s how the Internet Archive digitizes 78rpm records

The Internet Archive, in partnership with George Blood LP, has been working since 2016 to digitize thousands of 78rpm records, some of which were made in the early 1900s. Over 250,000 records have been preserved, and the archive posted a Twitter thread yesterday detailing how each record is cleaned and filed away. At the Internet … Read more

Margaret Atwood is ‘excited fan’

Margaret Atwood is 'excited fan'

It’s time to return to Gilead.  “The Handmaid’s Tale” has put June (Elisabeth Moss) through the ringer over the course of three seasons of Hulu’s hit dystopian drama. She’s been tortured, battled a nightmarish theocratic regime and was separated from her child. Season 4, which premieres Wednesday (April 28) on Hulu, doesn’t let up — … Read more

Putrid Oscars ratings throw telecast’s future in doubt

Putrid Oscars ratings throw telecast's future in doubt

Memo to TV execs: The Oscars are dead. Sunday night’s nail-in-the-coffin Oscarscast on ABC plunged to an all-time low of 9.85 million viewers, down an almost incomprehensible 60 percent from the 24 million who watched last year’s telecast — and that was the lowest ever. It was also the first time in the show’s history … Read more

Why Chadwick Boseman lost to Anthony Hopkins at Oscars 2021

Why Chadwick Boseman lost to Anthony Hopkins at Oscars 2021

The Oscars are never short on surprises. Remember when the controversial “Green Book” beat the favored “Roma” for Best Picture in 2019? Or when “La La Land” was mistakenly called to the stage instead of actual victor “Moonlight” in 2017? Or way back in 1997, when li’l “Shakespeare in Love”  took down big honkin’ “Saving Private … Read more

California will be able to set its own tailpipe standards again

California will be able to set its own tailpipe standards again

California is on track to regain its power to set tougher vehicle emissions standards than the rest of the US. The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it’s reconsidering a Donald Trump-era edict that sought to strip California of that ability. The EPA plans to rescind the Trump decision altogether after a public comment period … Read more