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Fun Home wows Broadway

Fun Home wows Broadway

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Fun Home opened on Broadway last night and the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s acclaimed graphic novel won rave reviews. The show stars Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs and Sydney Lucas (above) as Bechdel at various ages, and Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn and Oscar Williams as the rest of the Bechdel family.

A sampling:

Ben Brantley in the NY Times:

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The Hill: Rubio: Piecemeal immigration approach only option
By Jesse Byrnes

Politico: Marco Rubio: Immigration reform ‘a long process’
By Kyle Cheney

cnnpolitics: Marco Rubio: Big immigration reforms impossible now
By Eric Bradner

CBS News: In interview in Spanish, Rubio says Obama’s DACA program “important”
By Reena Flores

huffingtonpost: Claire McCaskill Accuses Marco Rubio Of Shirking Principles On Immigration
By Elise Foley

ABC News: Sen. Marco Rubio Folded on Immigration Reform, Says Sen. Claire McCaskill[VIDEO]
By Benjamin Bell and Adam Teicholz

Wall Street Journal: Immigration Debate Very Much Alive on Campaign Trail
By Laura Meckler

NBC News: Immigration Is a Problem For Most GOP 2016 Hopefuls
By Leigh Ann Caldwell

Wall Street Journal: Lindsey Graham on 2016, Immigration and Israel
By Beth Reinhard

wearefusion​:Did Jeb Bush just walk back his ‘softer’ stance on immigration?
By Brett LoGiurato

npr​: A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama’s Immigration Plan
By Richard Gonzales

politico​: Court chilly to Barack Obama immigration moves
By Josh Gerstein

Reuters: U.S. appeals court judges skeptical over lifting hold on Obama immigration order
By Jonathan Kaminsky

MSNBC: A crucial test for Obama’s executive action
By Amanda Sakuma

Wall Street Journal: Obama Administration Appeals Texas Judge’s Immigration Order
By Nathan Koppel

Buzzfeed News: No Clear Indications About Ruling On Immigration Actions Case At Arguments
By John Stanton

CNN: DOJ wants Obama immigration actions to proceed while case is appealed
By Ariane de Vogue

MSNBC: White House urges appeals court to allow new immigration policy to proceed
By Pete Williams

New York Times: Republicans in Quandary Over Vote on Loretta Lynch
By Carl Hulse

Politico: Barack Obama: Loretta Lynch delay ‘embarrassing’
By Seung Min Kim

Wall Street Journal: Republican Party Wrestles With Immigration Stance as It Courts Hispanics
By Laura Meckler

buzzfeed​ News: Steve King: Obama “Importing…Illegal Aliens” To Create “Massive Electorate” For Democrats Like Civil Rights Act
By Andrew Kaczynski and Molly Ward

The Hill: Steve King: Obama ‘importing millions’ of illegal immigrants to boost Dem vote
By Mark Hensch

washingtonpost​: U.S. sends illegal immigrants home on expensive charter flights that are largely empty
By Josh Hicks

AP: Arpaio Immigration Unit Tarnished by Misconduct Allegations
By Jacques Billeaud

NewJersey.Com  (New Jersey): Christie finally gives some insight into his immigration policy
By Matt Arco

CBS 3 (Pennsylvania): Mayor Nutter Urges Swift Implementation of White House Immigration Reform Plan
By Mike Dunn

La Opinion (Editorial): Lift the Immigration Relief Barriers

Washington Times (Editorial): Waffling toward the starting gate

New York Times (Letter to the Editor): Senator Jeff Sessions Argues for a Cut in Immigration
By Sen. Jeff Sessions

Al Jazeera America (Op-Ed): Obama has options to halt deportations
By Carlos Garcia

Washington Post (Opinion): Can the GOP learn from California?
By EJ Dionne

Washington Post (Right Turn): GOP presidential hopefuls are finding their groove
By Jennifer Rubin

Chicago Sun Times (Op-Ed-Illinois) Republicans need compassionate plan on immigration
By Linda Chavez

ROH: La card di War of the Worlds

La ROH ha reso noti i match per War of the Worlds, tra un’ora verrà annunciato l’ultimo incontro. Lo scontro vedrà affrontarsi i membri della ROH e della NJPW: Michael “Unbreakable” Elgin vs Tetsuya Naito, Roderick Strong  vs Kushida, Jay Lethal vs Watanabe e Addiction vs …
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Fewer teenagers pick Facebook as the top social network according to Piper Jaffray survey. Even so, 47% still use it. The post Only 14% Of U.S. Teens Say Facebook Is Most Important, But Nearly Half Still Use It appeared first on Marketing Land.

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Rio Rancho school library review committe rules to keep Palomar on the shelves

Rio Rancho school library review committe rules to keep Palomar on the shelves

Gilbert Hernandez’s Palomar—a masterpiece of small town life, longing and the search for love—survived a challenge and will remain on the shelves at the school library in Rio Rancho, NM Betsy Gomez reports for the CBLDF.

The book was challenged a few weeks ago as “child porn” by a parent in a highly slanted scare TV report. A review committee has decided that the book can stay:

The Rio Rancho…

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Similar to wife Kim Kardashian-West, with addition to the clothing, rapper Kanye West covers the April edition of Paper Magazine‘s American Dream issue. The 37-year-old rapper/producer/hitmaker, father, and husband did not go nude like his famous wife did, but did answer questions very openly and shed another layer of hisself for the magazine.

Kanye opened up about why he feels his success is just more than his own, and how he genuinely just wants to make the world better altogether. He discusses his life now as a father, his relationship with Illuminati, fashion, love, and so much more.

Each of the interview shots all highlight some part of the discussion, like the Nori necklace for nearly 2-year-old daughter with Kim, North West.

“When I look in North’s eyes, I’m happy about every mistake I’ve ever made.”

Check out more of the interview here at and the other still shots below:

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The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez wins LA Times Book Prize

The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez wins LA Times Book Prize

The LA Times Book Prizes were awarded over the weekend and the graphic novel prize went to The Love Bunglersby Jaime Hernandez. This is fitting since the story, although denied a ton of traditional comics awards, is actually a timeless masterpiece. And as the Times put it, Hernandez is “one of Southern California’s signature artists,” with his work exploring so many aspects of SoCal life, from…

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GFW: Rivelate le date dei primi eventi dal vivo e tapings TV

Sono state rese note le date dei primi eventi dal vivo e registrazioni televisive della Global Force Wrestling di Jeff Jarrett, che saranno parte del MiLB Grand Slam Tour della compagnia. Non è stato ancora confermato alcun nome e non si conoscono i piani per la trasmissione televisiva. Di se…
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Existing point solutions will roll up into a unified programmatic platform while still giving advertisers access to third-party solutions. The post AOL Launches ONE To Allow Advertisers To Manage And Measure Programmatic Across All Screens appeared first on Marketing Land.

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A total of 11 producers are listed on the credits to Kanye West’s latest single, “All Day”. Since starting Very G.O.O.D. Beats, the production wing of G.O.O.D. Music, which houses Q-Tip, Hudson Mohawke, Travi$ Scott, and more, Kanye has begun bringing in several, if not more, producers on every single track –creating some of the most forward-thinking productions in hip-hop now.

Few have the creative vision, or resources, to spearhead such a movement, but the idea of including many producers on the same track actually goes back to Diddy’s hot-streak at Bad Boy Records, when he and his production team, The Hitmen, released 21 straight platinum or gold records.

On Saturday, April 18th, Diddy (also featured as a producer on “All Day”) announced the official return of The Hitmen, with himself at the helm.

Aside from Diddy himself, the original members returning are: Chucky Thompson, Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, Steven “Stevie J” Jordan, Mario Winans, and Nashiem Myrick. The 2015 squad does include one notable addition, though: namely, Mr. Kanye West.

Their first project: Diddy’s upcoming album titled “MMM” (Making Money Mitch), his first album since “Last Train to Paris” back in 2010.

See Diddy’s world announcement, courtesy of social media app Instagram:

Ladies and gentlemen I’m pleased to announce that I am back behind the board! I got the hitman with me @chucklife365 @iammariowinans @hitmansteviej_1 @itsseanc @lvizual DDOT , NASHIEM & the newest member of the hitman KANYE WEST #BREAKINGNEWS #Everythingisgoingtobealright #MMM

A video posted by Sean Diddy Combs (@iamdiddy) on Apr 18, 2015 at 1:14pm PDT

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Kibbles 'n' Bits 4/20/15: Making money at crowded comic arts festival

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 4/20/15: Making money at crowded comic arts festival

Swedish randos (aka Dongery) from SPX 2005

§ There’s been some chatter over the last week or so over this public FB thread by Stephen Bissette about what he sees as exclusion of certain creators at indie comics shows. It sprang out of an older thread, and the conversation eventually includes Bill Kartalopoulos, who works with SPX and MoCCA, as well as Zack Soto of the just concluded Lineworks…

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WWE: Indiscrezioni su The Miz

Come già riferito, nella notte, in quel di RAW, The Miz e Damien Sandow dovrebbero affrontarsi nell’atto finale della storyline che li vede contrapposti da ormai varie settimane. PWInsider fa sapere che stanotte il tutto dovrebbe chiudersi per permettere a Mizanin di dedicarsi al lavoro …
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Here are reader favorites from the pages of The Architect's Newspaper from March

Here are reader favorites from the pages of The Architect’s Newspaper from March

Each month, AN looks back at what our readers read the most from the paper. In March, those stories included a feature on planning in Houston, a look into New York City resiliency, and an interview with Santiago Calatrava. Check out all five top stories below.


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In the latest edition of “Most Expensive Shit,” Rapper 2 Chainz visits the museum of the most outrageously priced bongs & hookahs before finally coming across the $10,000 highly crafted-chandelier, “Picasso of Bongs.”

Happy 4/20 to all the Smokers, check it out below:

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All-New By Its Cover #3 (March 2015 Covers)

All-New By Its Cover #3 (March 2015 Covers)

The column that judges a book by its cover, focusing on the month’s best-designed comic covers. For the month’s best-illustrated comic covers, see Best Comic Covers Ever (This Month).

The Empty #2 by Jimmie Robinson & Ei8ht #2 by Rafael Albuquerque

Last month I featured the first issues of The Empty and Ei8ht, which both used warm/cool color schemes and had strong compositions. This month…

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