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Upcoming Shows Based on Classic Movies

Have the studios spent millions to establish brands only to let the brands languish? With a few exceptions – The Godfather video game, The Indiana Jones Chronicles – the answer is yes. After the prodigious successes of the TV series Fargo and Bates Motel, based loosely on the classic films Fargo and Psycho, studios have been looking to redeploy other similarly prestigious titles onto the small screen. A quick look at what’s coming in Fall 2015: Casablanca: Rick Rolls In
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Autism

class action lawsuit against my school district?

In my little corner of the world, there have been a few interesting emails lately. I’ll change the names (except for Robin Miller). In case you’ve never heard of DREDF…I’ve been to their seminars. They’re the ones looking out for parents and kids like me and mine. Our Berkeley special-needs parent listserve got this email yesterday: DREDF has been looking at a number Berkeley parent concerns /frustration/ complaint about inadequate educational support for our children with disabilities, eg  504 or
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Populism

Bill and Circuses

I’m tickled that there’s a company called Sports Authority, because in our world, sports are the only authority there is. We trust the people who manage sports in a way we don’t trust politicians, economists, scientists, clergy, celebrities, or other public figures. That’s why it feels like an important moment when X sports authority suspends Y sports authority for criticizing Z sports authority. ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons – the best writer of his generation – for calling NFL Commissioner
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