Global Immigration

“Trump seizes on immigrant ‘caravan’ for midterm push” – The Hill

President Trump is stepping up attacks on some of his favorite targets — immigrants, Mexico and Democrats — amid reports that a “caravan” of migrants is headed to the U.S. border.” Read More

“Trump’s fixation on immigration reflects his belief that the midterms will be a base election” – Washington Post

“Donald Trump offered a revealing, if not totally surprising, window into his priorities on Thursday. Immigration, he tweeted, is “far more important to me, as President, than Trade.” Read More

“When Immigration Status Puts Couple’s Life ‘At Pause’ – NPR

“Irakere Picon was just two years old in 1991 when his parents brought him to the U.S. from Mexico on a tourist visa. The family never left. Picon grew up in Illinois, and in the summer of 2012, he applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA.” Read More

Tech

Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists’ – New York Times

“Robin Sloan has a collaborator on his new novel: a computer. The idea that a novelist is someone struggling alone in a room, equipped with nothing more than determination and inspiration, could soon be obsolete. ” – New York Times

“Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg” – BBC Tech

“Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team. The 51-year-old politician was leader of the Liberal Democrats and formed a coalition government with David Cameron and the Conservatives in 2010.” Read More

“The 7 basic features that will hopefully return to the MacBook Pro” – TechCrunch

“I miss the old MacBook Pro. Remember when the MacBook Pro had a good keyboard? Or an SD Card slot? Or an escape key? I miss the time when the MacBook Pro was 2mm thicker than the current version but had a full-size USB port.” Read More

Entertainment

“Disney-Fox Merger: Combined Box-Office Strategy Begins’ – Hollywood Reporter

“At the top of Fox food chain is James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ franchise, which now becomes part of the Empire that Bob Iger Built.” Read More

“A Very Happy ‘Halloween’: Thursday Night Previews At $7.7M’ – Deadline

FRIDAY AM UPDATE after Thursday night Exclusive: Universal is calling Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween at $7.7M in Thursday night previews which began at 7PM, at 3,200 venues, still a fantastic result for a horror pic even though our estimates overshot.” Read More

“Revealed: Billboard’s 2018 Top Music Lawyers Led By Universal’s Jeffrey Harleston” – Billboard

“Through licensing, lobbying and litigating, these 93 attorneys’ moves drive the music industry, led by the top counsel at the largest global music company, who declares: “We’re in a new world.” Read More

 

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