Our Week in Politics & Culture: Mixed Media, Mountain Journeys, & Movie Trailers

As the end of the year creeps closer, things are still pretty weird in the world. COVID-19 numbers continue to climb with horrible results for people’s health and finances, politics stateside and abroad this week are as problematic as the last 49 and movie news ranges from Mario Lopez as Colonel Sanders (lol?)  to  possible action movie perfection. Check out some of the BTRtoday content highlights and read on for news that caught our eye from across the internet.

Podcasts

On this week’s Art Uncovered, Kimberly chats with Nicole Basilone and showcases some of her recent works.

On Book Talk, Kory speaks with Ed Caesar about his book The Moth & The Mountain, which explores untold story of Britain’s most mysterious mountaineering legend – Maurice Wilson – and his heroic attempt to climb Everest alone.

On this week’s Radio Dispatch, the Knefels discuss Elliot Page coming out as trans, and civilian casualties skyrocketing in Afghanistan.

On BreakThru Radio Weekly, J.McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss two movies out now: Mank, David Fincher’s first movie in six years, and On The Rocks, written and directed by Sofia Coppola. Plus a live performance from The Rizzos, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.

Video

On this week’s 1st Person, Michael recounts a situation years ago when he purchased a vintage guitar for a great price and the series of events that followed which ultimately led to him losing the guitar and his money.

 

Despite an apparently strong market, John Knefel explains that the majority of Americans continue to suffer financially due to COVID-19 on this week’s Video Dispatch.

Editorial

During the debate in the Georgia Senate runoff, Kelly Loeffler revived an old conservative insult that had people wondering: what the hell is a radical liberal?

The United States State Department is refusing to acknowledge the legislative elections in Venezuela, which is a little ironic when you consider how they’re wording it.

Donald Trump is apparently considering a made-for-TV finale during Joe Biden’s inauguration. It’s a stupid and terrible idea—and it’s exactly what America deserves.

With its ridiculous new Lifetime movie set to air Sunday, KFC has cemented itself as the fast food king of Christmas.

Universal Pictures released the trailer for Nobody which, like John Wick before it, is the perfect action movie mold.

Other Politics & Culture News …

Several sources told Jane Mayer that Dianne Feinstein has been suffering from noticeable cognitive decline for several years.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that water joined gold, oil, and other commodities traded on Wall Street amid fears of future scarcity.

The Washington Post published a harrowing feature by Greg Jaffe about a Disney World waitress struggling during the pandemic.

Longtime New York Jets beat reporter Manish Mehta was fired from the Daily News this week, bringing a bizarre end to an even weirder saga.

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