When the Chicago Cubs announced they were leaving their old TV home to start their own network, it was viewed by some as a prudent business decision that would create another vital revenue stream. With more revenue streams, the Cubs theoretically would be contenders for years. That of course, hasn’t happened. The Cubs are in the early stages of a rebuild of undetermined length. In the middle of the first full season of Marquee Sports Network in 2021, Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer came to the conclusion he could not sign his three biggest stars and executed a massive sell-off to restock the farm system, beginning the next phase of Cubs history. But instead of stating the obvious, Hoyer declined to refer to the plan as a rebuild and even questioned why a reporter needed to put a label on it. Ten months later, the Cubs are well below .500 and looking to prospects such as Christopher Morel, Justin Steele and Keegan Thompson. The Cubs still refuse to concede … [Read more...] about Column: Criticize the Chicago Cubs? Not on Marquee Sports Network’s ‘The Reporters’ show.
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 When there are so many fictional, burly varieties of heroes so regularly on movie screens, it's jarring to see that the genuine article can be a humble, gaunt former traffic cop who believed in the power of talking. Harvey Schlossberg, who had a doctorate in psychology, is one of the faces of Stefan Forbes' gripping and illuminating documentary “Hold Your Fire," which chronicles a 1973 robbery of a Brooklyn sporting good store that turned into a hostage standoff that lasted 47 hours with throngs of observers and protesters huddled nearby beneath the elevated subway. The scene is classically New York, with masses of police on the brink of a siege and a city simmering with tension and anger. If it sounds like something out of “Dog Day Afternoon,” it was. The Brooklyn bank robbery that inspired Sidney Lumet's 1975 film had taken place the year before. All of this was in the … [Read more...] about Review: A landmark NYC police standoff in ‘Hold Your Fire’
(CBS News & Stations)– CBS announced its 2022-2023 primetime programming lineup of CBS Originals, featuring four new dramas, one alternative series, special event programming and 18 returning series. For 2021-2022, the Network finished #1 for the 14 th straight season, winning 19 of the past 20 seasons. The four new series for fall are the dramas “East New York” starring Amanda Warren as the newly promoted boss of the 74 th Precinct located on the edge of Brooklyn; “Fire Country”, from Jerry Bruckheimer and inspired by series star Max Thieriot’s (SEAL Team) experiences growing up in Northern California fire country; humorous legal drama “So Help Me Todd,” starring Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden as a meticulous successful attorney and Skylar Astin as her aimless private detective son she hires to work for her law firm and the reality romance adventure “The Real Love Boat,” inspired by the classic hit scripted series “The Love Boat.” READ MORE: Dow Tumbles 1,160 … [Read more...] about CBS Unveils 2022-2023 Primetime Lineup
Movies are coming back to the Castro Theatre in a big way, though its programming slate in the long-term is still unclear. In a press release shared with media outlets and on Another Planet Entertainment’s website earlier this week, one of San Francisco ’s last movie palaces announced a packed lineup of film programming spanning every decade from the 1920s to the 2010s in celebration of the venue’s 100-year anniversary. The 10-day series will begin on June 2 with a number of classics from the silent film era, including the Buster Keaton-featured comedy “Oh Doctor!” and “Across to Singapore” starring Joan Crawford, and will conclude on June 12 with modern blockbusters like “Black Panther” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” A bill of San Francisco-set films, among them “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Bullitt,” and of course, “San Francisco,” will be shown the following week on June 22, coinciding with the theater’s original opening date. “It continues to be my family’s honor and … [Read more...] about San Francisco’s Castro Theatre announces 100-year anniversary plans, but some concerns linger
There are few things San Francisco loves more than a weird race. Be it with soapbox cars, big wheels or snakes , the city has a mild obsession with the fast and curious, which might be best exemplified by the Bay to Breakers footrace. Each year since 1912 (not counting 2020 and 2021), thousands of runners have participated in the 12-kilometer dash starting at Howard and Main streets and ending at Ocean Beach. It’s a race, sure, but it’s really more of a party, with most runners putting more effort into building costumes than training to improve their finish time. Like SantaCon , it serves as an excuse to day drink, with the race route turning into a party and many participants testing their alcohol tolerance in addition to endurance. Recent news about the organizers of Bay to Breakers making donations to controversial politicians and refusing to award nonbinary runners (which was reversed after public outcry ) has put its quirky identity into question, but there’s … [Read more...] about The origins of the salmon run, San Francisco’s weirdest Bay to Breakers tradition
0 Community Corner The Alexandria Library is celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month this year with various virtual events rang ... Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from Alexandria Library's Blog: 2021-05-19 The Alexandria Library is celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month this year with various virtual events ranging from a spiritual seminar and a musical narrative experience to author talks and book discussions featuring Asian American authors. Two poets joined virtually in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. Linda Watanabe McFerrin, a poet, travel writer, novelist, and contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines and anthologies, joined for a reading of her poems which speak about her Japanese heritage. Lost Pines This year the Japanese beetle has attacked my pines. I will sell no trees this Christmas. … [Read more...] about Alexandria Library’s Blog: May Is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month