Arrest of Colorado Woman With Dementia Prompts Investigation

Karen Garner, 73, of Loveland, Colo., walked out of a Walmart without paying for $13.88 worth of items. Police officers broke a bone in her arm and dislocated her shoulder, a lawsuit says.

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Netflix’s Dominance Starts to Slow as Rivals Gain

The streaming service reported the addition of four million new customers for the first quarter, below the six million it had forecast.

#company-reports, #media, #netflix-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming

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With ‘Knives Out’ Deal, Netflix Signals It’s in the Franchise Business

The streaming gold rush of 2017-18, when Netflix scooped up big-name television creators, now seems to have migrated to the film world.

#box-office-sales, #johnson-rian, #knives-out-movie, #movies, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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The Oscars Are a Week Away, but How Many Will Watch?

TV ratings for awards shows have been in free fall, especially during the pandemic, and Hollywood doesn’t want the viewing public to toss its premier showcase into the entertainment dustbin.

#academy-awards-oscars, #academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #basinger-jeanine, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sher-stacey, #soderbergh-steven, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Dominic Fike Video Shows Paul McCartney and New York Times

Paul McCartney and the newspaper both make special appearances in Dominic Fike’s cover of “The Kiss of Venus.”

#college-point-queens-ny, #fike-dominic-1995, #mccartney-paul, #music, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #queens-nyc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods

Focus on conflict. Feed the algorithm. Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative. Don’t worry if it is true.

#great-britain, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #robinson-tommy-1982, #social-media, #southern-lauren-1995, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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With ‘Dramazon Prime,’ Streamed Theater Goes Head-to-Head With TV

A German playhouse realizes it’s no longer competing merely against other local venues for audience attention.

#cologne-germany, #germany, #jelinek-elfriede, #mouawad-wajdi, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #schauspiel-koln-cologne-germany-theater, #steinbeck-john, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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YungBBQ Can Be Almost Anyone. Just Watch.

Alexis Feacher, 21, built a following by creating freestyle dance routines emulating a specific era of pop culture.

#dancing, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #st-petersburg-fla, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #yungbbq

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For a U.K. Satirist and His Online Fans, Comedy Is Catharsis

Lockdown has helped establish Munya Chawawa as a sardonic voice for young people who don’t often recognize themselves in the comedians they see on TV.

#chawawa-munya, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #england, #great-britain, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Valkyrae Gets a Big Chair in the Gaming World

The 29-year-old gamer from Los Angeles is a new owner of 100 Thieves, the e-sports team giant.

#100-thieves-fashion-label, #computer-and-video-games, #content-type-personal-profile, #e-sports, #twitch-interactive-inc, #valkyrae-rachel-hofstetter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

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Capitol Rioters Face the Consequences of Their Selfie Sabotage

Joe Biggs and his fellow Proud Boys left an incriminating social media trail for federal investigators before and during the Capitol attack on Jan. 6.

#biggs-joseph-1984, #content-type-personal-profile, #infowars, #justice-department, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Covid Closed Theaters. But It Also Made Them Accessible.

Before 2020, theater often felt inaccessible to me, a luxury for those who were more able-bodied or lived in certain cities. Now I’m obsessed.

#disabilities, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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5 NYC Mayor’s Race Takeaways: Yang Drives the Bus, Republicans Joust

The Democratic candidates vowed to stop Zooming and get out more, and a rap video earned mixed reviews.

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Is Livestreamed Stand-Up Here to Stay?

Two online business models see a future post-pandemic, but success might depend on cooperating with actual clubs.

#comedy-and-humor, #gleib-ben, #nowhere-comedy-club-web-site, #paiz-bourque-jill, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rushtix-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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‘Believe Your Eyes,’ Prosecutor Tells Jury on First Day of Derek Chauvin Trial

The lawyer for Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, suggested that jurors should look beyond the video.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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The Boom and Bust of TikTok Artists

When a 60-second video can make you famous, is it any surprise that young creators would bypass art school? But what’s left of their careers when fans move on and copycats encroach?

#art, #bryant-kobe, #instagram-inc, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Olivia Rodrigo’s Hit ‘Drivers License’ Has the Best Part of a Song

Jenna and Wesley search for the best part of the song.

#drivers-license-song, #pop-and-rock-music, #prince-1958, #raspberry-beret-song, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company

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With Fewer Ads on Streaming, Brands Make More Movies

As streaming video has gained in importance during the pandemic, advertisers have put more focus on Hollywood-level branded content as a way to reach viewers.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #imagine-entertainment-co, #movies, #online-advertising, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Discord, a Chat App for Gamers, Said to Have Discussed Deal With Microsoft

An acquisition of Discord, which could top $10 billion, would buttress Microsoft’s gaming business, as video gaming has boomed in the pandemic.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #discord-inc, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #social-media, #software, #start-ups, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xbox-video-game-system

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How Crying on TikTok Sells Books

“BookTok” videos are starting to influence publishers and best-seller lists, and the verklempt readers behind them are just as surprised as everyone else.

#advertising-and-marketing, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #lockhart-e, #miller-madeline-1978, #social-media, #song-of-achilles-book, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #we-were-liars-book, #youth

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The David Dobrik Story, Explained

A YouTuber famous for his prank videos has lost multiple sponsors this week.

#dispo-mobile-app, #dobrik-david, #mobile-applications, #seatgeek-inc, #sex-crimes, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-selfcare

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Ludwig Ahgren: The Twitch Livestream Subathon

Ludwig Ahgren will keep streaming until we all subscribe to his Twitch channel. But please: “Don’t use your stimulus check on me,” he said.

#ahgren-ludwig, #amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #twitch-interactive-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Review: A Selfie’s in the Picture for This ‘Dorian Gray’

Oscar Wilde meets Instagram in a slick, shrewd and screen-filled update, the filmed collaboration by five British theaters.

#barn-theater, #filloux-bennett-henry, #harvey-tamara, #the-picture-of-dorian-gray-book, #the-picture-of-dorian-gray-play, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wilde-oscar

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A YouTube Perfume Reviewer’s Big Dreams

By day Carlos Powell sold shoes; late into the night, he vlogged about his true passion: perfume.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #brooklyn-nyc, #deaths-obituaries, #fragrance-foundation, #gavrielatos-steven, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #powell-carlos-j-1964-2021, #society-of-scent-llc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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The Swag Must Go On: Hollywood’s Pandemic Oscar Campaign

“There is a why-are-we-even-doing-this feeling,” one industry insider said of jockeying for nominations, to be announced on Monday.

#academy-awards-oscars, #borat-subsequent-moviefilm-movie, #celebrities, #cohen-sacha-baron, #ma-raineys-black-bottom-movie, #mank-movie, #movies, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #waxman-sharon

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Livestreaming, Still Niche, Grows as a Tool for Retailers

Amazon Live is a prominent example of how interactive video shopping, popularized by TV networks like QVC, has moved online.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #granite-matt, #qvc-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Georgetown Law Terminates Professor for Remarks About Black Students

The law school said Sandra A. Sellers, an adjunct professor, had been terminated, and David C. Batson, another adjunct, had been placed on administrative leave.

#batson-david-c, #black-people, #discrimination, #georgetown-university-law-center, #law-schools, #sellers-sandra-a-1962, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Drone Video of Bowling Alley Wins Praise From Hollywood

A drone video shot in a Minneapolis bowling alley was hailed as an instant classic. One Hollywood veteran said it “adds to the language and vocabulary of cinema.”

#bowling, #bryant-lake-bowltheater-minneapolis-minn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drones-pilotless-planes, #minneapolis-minn, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Deepfake Videos of Eerie Tom Cruise Revive Debate

A tool that allows old photographs to be animated, and viral videos of a Tom Cruise impersonation, shined new light on digital impersonations.

#artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #cruise-tom, #deepfakes, #myheritage, #pornography, #rumors-and-misinformation, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Why Oprah’s Meghan and Harry Special Won’t Have a Streaming Home

The three participants’ ties to Netflix and Apple, along with Ms. Winfrey’s desire to reach a big live-viewing audience, paved the way to an old-school deal with CBS.

#cable-television, #cbs-corporation, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #media, #oprah-winfrey-network, #television, #viacomcbs-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming, #winfrey-oprah

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How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurging

Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.

#apple-inc, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #exercise, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mobile-applications, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wearable-computing

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Videos Show Extent of Myanmar Military’s Bloody Crackdown

A trove of visual evidence reveals how soldiers and the police used rifles and other lethal weapons against anti-coup protests across the country.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #yangon-myanmar, #your-feed-visual-investigations

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Love Factory: Becoming a Social Media Star in China

Livestreaming your life to a devoted audience is big business. A new short film explores what happens when the cameras are off.

#china, #content-type-service, #documentary-films-and-programs, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Forget ‘Succession.’ You Can Watch ‘90 Day Fiancé’ for 100 Hours Straight.

Discovery’s new app has taken off largely because viewers love watching people fix houses, tour diners and bicker about their relationships.

#cable-television, #discovery-channel, #media, #mobile-applications, #reality-television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Review: Kafka Meets Twitch in ‘Letter to My Father’

Audience members can shift from camera to camera in this streaming solo show, like security guards keeping watch.

#james-rutherford, #kafka-franz, #letter-to-my-father-play, #m-34, #michael-guagno, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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You’re New Here, Aren’t You? Digital Theater’s Unexpected Upside

Companies and venues that put work online are finding big, new and younger audiences — but little revenue.

#center-theater-group, #geffen-playhouse, #lied-center-for-performing-arts-lincoln-neb, #oregon-shakespeare-festival-theater-co, #pittsburgh-public-theater, #public-theater, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rattlestick-playwrights-theater, #steppenwolf-theatre-co, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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You’re New Here, Aren’t You? Digital Theater’s Unexpected Upside

Companies and venues that put work online are finding big, new and younger audiences — but little revenue.

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A New Generation of Wi-Fi to Improve Your Home Network

The technology, Wi-Fi 6, is designed to reduce congestion from devices. We put it to the test.

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Hello, Brains! A Life Spent Helping Others Understand A.D.H.D. Online

Jessica McCabe used YouTube to teach herself about A.D.H.D. Her videos taught others. Then she built a business.

#attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #content-type-personal-profile, #mccabe-jessica-1982, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-selfcare, #youtube-com

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Watch Video From NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

Since arriving safely on Thursday, the spacecraft has been steadily transmitting visual files and other data back to Earth.

#mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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VHS Tapes Are Worth Money

Despite the rise of streaming, there is still a vast library of moving images that are categorically unavailable anywhere else. Also a big nostalgia factor.

#movies, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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A ‘Roman Tragedies’ for the History Books

The International Theater Amsterdam presented Ivo van Hove’s exhilarating Shakespeare marathon in a one-off, livestreamed production.

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Theater to Stream: Revisiting ‘Rent’ and ‘Angels in America’

Presentations include the 30th anniversary of George C. Wolfe’s “The Colored Museum”; Andréa Burns in “Bad Dates”; and a solo show by Riz Ahmed.

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In Videos, Dubai Princess Says She Is a ‘Hostage’

Sheikha Latifa, who drew headlines in 2018 when she unsuccessfully sought to flee her country, says she has been held in a virtual prison since her forced return.

#dubai-united-arab-emirates, #maktoum-latifa-bint-mohammed-al, #maktoum-mohammed-bin-rashid-al, #robinson-mary-1944, #united-arab-emirates, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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The Soothing, Digital Rooms of YouTube

Ambience videos pair relaxing soundscapes with animated scenery to make viewers feel immersed in specific spaces, like a cozy library. They’re big with “Harry Potter” fans.

#art, #harry-potter-fictional-character, #meditation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rain, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-selfcare

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Lessons From a Homebody

South Korean YouTubers are sharing the simple pleasures of keeping a clean, organized and food-filled home.

#orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #south-korea, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

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‘We Have to Relive It’: Images Revive Painful Memories in Senate

The nation’s most powerful lawmakers became a captive audience at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, as video footage forced them to absorb the enormity of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

#house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Previously Unseen Video of Capitol Attack Leaves Emotions Raw

The terror of that day felt palpably real again as senators sitting in judgment of Donald J. Trump were forced to relive the first mass siege of the Capitol since British invaders ransacked the building in 1814.

#impeachment, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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What’s a Dance Theater Without an Audience?

A food pantry or a place to vote — or a place to make dance with different expectations: “What we’ve taken off the table is the pressure of the result.”

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Gorilla Glue as Hair Spray? ‘Bad, Bad, Bad Idea’

After more than 15 washes, various treatments and a trip to the emergency room, Tessica Brown’s hair still won’t budge. A TikTok explaining her dilemma has drawn a huge following and advice.

#accidents-and-safety, #adhesives, #gorilla-glue, #hair, #social-media, #tessica-brown, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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