Blindspot Review: ZIP Ties

After incredibly short incarcerations and death, the Blindspot team is barreling toward the finish line. The final fates of Madeline and Weitz were decided on Blindspot Season 5 Episode 9 and Blindspot Season 5 Episode 10. But Ivy and the ZIP are still on the loose as we get to wait two weeks for the series finale. Why two weeks? Good question. One that should be directed to NBC programmers. Next Thursday, NBC is airing a 30 Rock upfront special at 8, following by reruns of Superstore and Brooklyn 99 at 9. (Yes, I still call them reruns. Calling a rerun an encore is putting lipstick on a pig.) So Blindspot’s shortened fifth season gets broken up for a second time, so NBC …

MOCAD Director Placed on Leave After Former Employees Pen Letter Citing “Toxic Work Environment”

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (photo by Kevin Slavin via Flickr) After months of upheaval at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), more than 70 former employees of the institution penned a letter to the board of directors denouncing a “toxic work environment” at the helm of Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder. The group alleges instances of racist micro-aggressions, tokenization, violent verbal outbursts, and intimidatory tactics and retaliation that have impacted workers across the organization, but especially Black staff and staff of color. The board has since placed Borowy-Reeder on a temporary leave, but many concerned workers continue to advocate for her removal. “Our complaints went unchecked and ignored, while our jobs and the careers of our colleagues were threatened. A number …

KeKe Palmer Rocks Coiffed Curls For Cosmopolitan, Says Dorito Dinge Is ‘Inciting A Race War’

The gag is—-KeKe Palmer looks amazing. Source: Dana Scruggs / Dana Scruggs Keke is covering Cosmopolitan’s ‘Jaugust’ issue and inside she’s speaking on a number of topics including Dorito Dinge, the George Floyd protests, the viral moment when she gave an impassioned plea to a National Guardsman and more. The actress spoke with Cosmo via Zoom while quarantining with her family in Chicago and explained why she once again felt emboldened to act and protest much like she did for Mike Brown in 2014. She also posed for pics taken by Dana Scruggs and rocked a cute kinky ‘fro. See Cosmopolitan KeKe’s interview quotes below: On her reaction to the protests: With a lot of different emotions, when I saw …

‘Landscape of fear’: what a mass of rotting reindeer carcasses taught scientists

When 323 reindeer were killed by lightning on a remote Norwegian plateau, their bodies were left for nature to take its course In August 2016, a park ranger stumbled upon 323 dead wild tundra reindeer in Norway’s remote Hardangervidda plateau. They had been killed in a freak lightning event. But instead of removing the carcasses, the park decided to leave them where they were, allowing nature to take its course – and scientists to study this island of decomposition and how it might change the arctic tundra ecosystem. Over the years scientists observed the bloated, fly-infested bodies turn into dry skeletons. The latest paper, published by the Royal Society in June, looked at the creation of a “landscape of fear”, …