Joe Valerio, who oversaw the bulk of ESPN’s Sports Reporters show over the show’s 30 years on the air, died at the age of 71.
Valerio took over as producer of The Sports Reporters in 1989, and the show aired every Sunday morning from October 1988 to May 2017. Newspaper columnists from around the country debated the week’s most popular sporting headlines on the program.
When Little Shop of Horrors resumes its run at the Westside Theatre on Sept. 21, Broadway favorite and Tony Award nominee for Newsies and Waitress, Jeremy Jordan, will play Seymour.
I hear “kids just don’t read anymore” all too often, mostly from teachers or parents. In a sense, this is definitely true. I certainly can say that I don’t fly through books the way I did all the way through grade school. This is partly because I don’t have as much time as I used to. I also must admit that there is a small part of me that lost interest. I spent so much time reading for school or for work that I forgot that it’s okay to pick up a book for leisure.
One fashion trend that I never thought would come back is the high-waisted long denim shorts and I am not disappointed. Although I was hesitant at first, long denim shorts deserve some recognition. They can be worn with oversized clothing, tighter tops, and crop tops. Whether you cuff them or not, these shorts are 100% a summertime essential.
To support his $4.1 trillion agenda, Joe Biden aims to increase taxes for the wealthy. To do this, he would attempt to close a massive loophole in the federal tax code. This loophole saved the wealthiest households around $100 million per day in taxes.
The New York Knicks clinched the fourth seed, and thus, home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs, on Sunday afternoon in their regular season finale against a depleted Boston Celtics roster. For the first time in eight years, the Knicks are playoff bound!
On Monday morning, the Supreme Court announced that they would hear a major case on abortion from Mississippi, that poses a challenge to Roe v. Wade.
Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court case in 1973 that decided that abortion was a constitutional right. The case being presented in front of the Court is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which centers around a law passed in the state of Mississippi in 2018, which banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Ellen DeGeneres has announced that she will be ending The Ellen Show after 19 seasons. She said that she no longer felt challenged by her career and that she would lean back into standup comedy and acting. The feel-good show is notoriously upbeat and uplifting, and is built around kindness, but according to many sources, this was merely an image.
Last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors. Despite this change of guidance, a number of government officials and business owners, including New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, have kept their mask mandates in place and will continue to require them.