We’re busy on the Red Button this week preparing to host a maelstrom of great music for your viewing pleasure. It’s an eclectic offering from stadium rockers Bon Jovi to Asian Network collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic to the very best of Northern Ireland’s music scene. Add to this insider exclusives from eccentric new comedy Blandings and firm favourite Miranda and we hope you’ll agree it’s a great week to stay on red!.
A groundbreaking law on domestic abuse takes effect today in England and Wales. It expands the meaning of domestic violence to include psychological and emotional torment. So it is now a crime there to control your spouse, say, through social media or online stalking.
543 I deal a lot in diarrhoea. And green mucus. Plus cloudy urine. No more smokey clothes. No more cigarette burns on my clothes or my body. No more showers before going to bed. Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its EnemiesI grew up in a small farming town in upstate New York where my life, and the life of my family, centered on the Presbyterian Church. I prayed and sang hymns every Sunday, went to Bible school, listened to my father preach the weekly sermon and attended seminary at Harvard Divinity School to be a preacher myself. America was a place where things could be better if we worked to make them better, and where our faith saved us from despair, self righteousness and the dangerous belief that we knew the will of God or could carry it out.
Let him drown in legal fees. Fuck Milo Yipolapolus. I hope he never enjoys another moment in his life and always feels uncomfortable when he goes into bars or any public setting. TWENTY FOUR HOURS LATER, at sunset, the sky turned to turquoise; then the strips of black cloud along the horizon were backlit by a red brilliance that was like the glow of a forge, as though the cooling of the day were about to be set into abeyance so the sun’s heat could prevail through the night into the following dawn. Across the street from the abandoned filling station, a tall man in his seventies, wearing westerncut khakis and hand tooled boots and an old fashioned gun belt and a dove colored Stetson, parked his truck in front of what appeared to be the shell of a Spanish mission. The roof had caved onto the floor, and the doors had been twisted off the hinges and carried inside and broken up and used for firewood by homeless people or teenage vandals.
Renita won several awards during her time as a host, reporter and producer at Cleveland member stations WCPN and WKSU. And she’s happy LeBron is back. She’s also known as the planning editor. With nine states voting on it, the most popular ballot measure topic this year is marijuana. Some states are asking voters whether to legalize it for recreational use, others for medicinal use. Another sign of the times: at least seven states are voting on changing their elections in some way, be it limiting campaign contribution limits or changing how citizens vote..