The Incomparable - An Old Sock Full of Diamonds (The Last Jedi)

Grab a porg, put on your matching necklaces, and get out your ancient Jedi texts—it’s time to discuss The Last Jedi,” episode VIII of the Star Wars” saga. (And if we missed something, please understand that we’ve only seen it once so far!)

Over two hours of discussing the new Star Wars, by some of my favorite podcasters. Perfect complement to listen to after watching the movie.


Chris Paul has unlocked a suddenly elite Houston Rockets defense

Danny Chau:

A D’Antoni-led team with multiple superstars in tow has nothing to prove on offense during the regular season. But if defense is a product of timing, repetition, and familiarity, the regular season still offers the necessary reps to develop a consistent presence on that side of the ball. As impressive as the Rockets’ 22-4 start has been, the team is still dogged by the confluence of negative perceptions that has plagued D’Antoni, Harden, and Paul all their careers; each of them carrying a unique scent of a perennial postseason underachievement. The Rockets can’t do anything about that now, but their showing on defense this season is more than enough evidence that this team is unlike any the trio has been a part of.


Black Thought’s Ten-Minute Freestle

Tim Carmody:

What I love about Black Thought’s freestyle is that it does everything hip-hop at its best does. He has the technical virtuosity and improvisation, both of which are first-rate. He toasts, boasts, and roasts. He plays with words, and the words play right back.

Black Thought did it again. This is what he always does, but this time, he woke up the internet.


Tyler, the Creator Tiny Desk Concert

Uncrate:

Tyler, the Creator brought three tracks of his new album Flower Boy to the NPR offices for the first-ever nighttime show. Tyler’s lighting crew came in the day before to set up custom lighting for the concert to set the mood. The ever-evolving artist has traded some of his laid-back persona for someone who’s dealing with the anxieties and fears of getting older.


Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn - BBC News

Disney’s purchase will add to its huge back catalogue, with high-grossing films such as the original Star Wars movie, the Marvel superhero pictures, Avatar and Deadpool, as well as TV hits including The Simpsons.

Disney chief executive Bob Iger said that Disney was incredibly excited” about the acquisition, and that it was an opportunity to expand iconic franchises”, including Avatar and Star Wars.

May the Force be with us all,” Mr Iger said.

This is huge. Prepare for Disney’s streaming service with all of this content on there. See also: Disney and Fox by Ben Thompson.




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