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Taylor Swift talked about the importance of voting, and registration spiked

Taylor Swift talked about the importance of voting, and registration spiked

October 9, 2018

It’s been only two days since her impassioned Instagram post encouraged fans to become politically active, but Taylor Swift is already rocking the vote. And rankling President Trump in the process. New voter registrations spiked after the pop star waded into political waters on Sunday, Vote.org dire...

Comedian Nate Jackson makes appearance at Northeast

Justin Larson, Reporter

October 3, 2018

Nate Jackson, comedian and cast member on MTV’s hit show Wild N’ Out, performed in the Lifelong Learning Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26 as part of a Wacky Wednesday event. The renowned comedian began his show at 7 p.m. and ran a little past the expected stopping time, ending around 9:15. Admission...

Where can you find the best ice cream in town?

Where can you find the best ice cream in town?

Regan Dorcey, Reporter

October 2, 2018

In Norfolk, there are many places to get ice cream. Some ice cream is good, some are bad, some are fake, while other ones are cheap. But where is the best place? Here is an analyst of all the places to get ice cream in Norfolk. The rankings were based on the price, quality (out of 5 stars) and speed of s...

‘Family Guy’ episode to feature President Trump victimizing Meg

‘Family Guy’ episode to feature President Trump victimizing Meg

October 2, 2018

An upcoming episode of “Family Guy” features President Trump engaging in what sounds like a vile encounter with Meg, the sitcom’s writers revealed. The two-part episode centers on Peter Griffin getting a new job as a newscaster, which leads to him being hired as Trump’s press secretary after ...

Rihanna, pop star and fashion icon, now has an even fancier title

Rihanna, pop star and fashion icon, now has an even fancier title

September 25, 2018

Rihanna — aka Robyn Fenty — has a fancy new title courtesy of her home island of Barbados: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Announced Thursday, the new distinction means she now has official power to promote education, tourism and investment in the 21-mile-long country. Rihanna has ...

Vernā Myers joins Netflix as vice president

Special to the Viewpoint, Reporter

September 20, 2018

Netflix Inc. announced today that Vernā Myers is joining the company as Vice President, Inclusion Strategy. In this newly-created role, Vernā will help devise and implement strategies that integrate cultural diversity, inclusion and equity into all aspects of Netflix’s operations worldwide. For more information p...

HBO ties Netflix for most Emmy wins, 23, on the strength of ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO ties Netflix for most Emmy wins, 23, on the strength of ‘Game of Thrones’

September 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES — It was a nail-biter until the last award was won. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” captured the top honors in drama and comedy at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, while a tie between HBO and Netflix for most wins demonstrated ju...

Remembering Mac Miller, a young rapper who never stopped growing up

Remembering Mac Miller, a young rapper who never stopped growing up

September 11, 2018

Mac Miller was undeniably a child of the internet. As a teenager in the early 2000s, he went online to study the hip-hop stars working hundreds or thousands of miles from his home in Pittsburgh. Later, after he started rapping himself, he used YouTube and social media to build a following with little in...

Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

September 4, 2018

It’s a dream come true. FBI officials have found a stolen pair of red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” 13 years after they were swiped from a museum commemorating the actress. The recovery was announced Tuesday by the FBI, though details about how they managed to track down ...

Review: Ariana Grande exudes an ecstatic calm on new album ‘Sweetener’

Review: Ariana Grande exudes an ecstatic calm on new album ‘Sweetener’

August 28, 2018

You can imagine how Ariana Grande’s new album might’ve turned out. The pop singer’s first record since the terrorist bombing that killed 22 people last year as they left a concert of hers at England’s Manchester Arena, “Sweetener” would likely have surprised few if it had arrived Friday as...

Top 10 films of 1968, according to then-LA Times critic Charles Champlin

Top 10 films of 1968, according to then-LA Times critic Charles Champlin

August 4, 2018

On Jan. 5, 1969, then-Times film critic Charles Champlin chose these as the best films of 1968, in alphabetical order. “The Battle of Algiers.” “A powerful and disturbing masterpiece of documentary reenactment, an illumination of the struggle for Algerian independence done with newsreel fidelity ...

Kate Gosselin to search for love on new series ‘Kate Plus Date’

Kate Gosselin to search for love on new series ‘Kate Plus Date’

August 1, 2018

Oh great, more from “Kate Plus 8.” Kate Gosselin is set to star on a new TLC reality series, “Kate Plus Date,” that centers on her search to find love eight years after her divorce, People reported. “I’m nervous, I’m excited, and I’m forcing myself to do this,” Gosselin told the magazi...

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