A nice feast of interesting and fascinating things to watch over the weekend:
–The continuing effects of Hurricane Florence. From Virginia to North Carolina, rivers are set to burst their banks on Tuesday and as the National Hurricane Center puts it: “Florence appears to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane for the very near future.” Among the storm’s likely impacts: Heavy rainfall; storm surges that could easily be over 20 feet high in some locations; and a potential threat to lives.
This NYT graphics package chronicles Florence’s long-anticipated arrival, and its own implications.
–21 Women in Soccer to be Honored with ESPY Lifetime Achievement Awards
As the Women’s World Cup is nearing its final stages, this weekend’s ceremony will present an opportunity to recognize players who continue to lead the sport to much-acclaimed heights. Here’s a list of the expected recipients, whom we interviewed about their experience.
–Vogue’s Menswear Cover: John Lewis and JFK
It’s been 20 years since the fashion feature appeared in the magazine. It was actually published in May of 1996, but its story is new to most readers now. The new cover marks what Vogue says is a US record for consecutive issues featured on the cover of the United States edition — and just weeks before John Lewis closes his iconic department store in New York.
–Donald Trump’s Women
A new survey of women’s perceptions of the president has shown that a majority of them believe that he is hostile to women. The more than 50,000 participants were asked to rate nearly three dozen of his actions from most to least friendly to women: here’s the results.
–Punk Con: Tom Morello, Public Enemy and Jamie XX
Tom Morello, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Jamie XX, the famed DJ/producer, are reuniting onstage for this event. And with tributes to Big Black Olive, the enduringly influential L.A. outfit that punk-scene veterans revered (long before the Eighties kicked in) and to the group Mothers of Invention, the presenters are less than likely to go unscathed.
–TBS Films Sets Dates for 10th Season of ‘Getting On’
—Terence Chea visits Kate Walsh in this week’s cover story.
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