Summary of “White Album Box Set: Exclusive Preview of Unheard Beatles Archives – Rolling Stone”

Over a couple of sunny days in Abbey Road, Rolling Stone got a one-on-one exclusive tour of the previously unheard gems from the new Super Deluxe Edition of The Beatles, forever known as the White Album.
Yes, this is the White Album-and the stunning box set goes deep into the creative frenzy the Beatles surged through in 1968.
Of course, the essence of the White Album is that everyone hears it differently-including the Beatles themselves.
Even for fans who know the original album inside out, it’s a whole new experience-one that will permanently change how we think and talk about the Beatles.
“Revolution 1″The legendary Take 18, a nearly 11-minute jam from the first day of the White Album sessions.
The other Beatles were surprised to see someone new at John’s side: Yoko Ono, who became a constant presence in the studio.
John plays the same guitar pattern as “Dear Prudence” and “Julia.” That’s one of the distinctive sonic features of the White Album-the Beatles had their acoustic chops in peak condition, since there had been nothing else to do for kicks in Rishikesh.
“Easier and fun.” John replies, “Oh, all right, if you insist.” It’s a moment that sums up all the surprising discoveries on this White Album edition: a moment where the Beatles find themselves at the edge of the unknown, with no one to count on except each other.

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Summary of “Taylor Swift Interviews Pattie Boyd About Marriage to George Harrison and Eric Clapton”

Widely considered one of the greatest muses of all time, Boyd, who was married first to George Harrison and later to Eric Clapton, inspired the hits “Something” by the Beatles, and “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight” by Clapton.
TS: What do you feel might be a factor that artists want to communicate with you through song?
TS: You met George Harrison at 19 on the set of A Hard Day’s Night.
TS: Wow.”The songwriting is still the same as it was when I was 12 years old writing songs in my room.” -Taylor Swift.
TS: Were the fans the reason you decided to live in the country?
TS: Has the dynamic changed with Beatles fans now that you put on these incredible exhibitions of your photographs?
For me, one of the most heartbreaking moments in the book is when, years later, you and Eric get married, and George and his new wife, Olivia, come to the wedding party, Paul comes, Ringo comes, but John couldn’t go.
TS: Lastly, what advice would you give a 28-year-old who’s deeply inspired by your outlook? I would love to look back on my life with the same clarity, wisdom, and peace that you seem to have.

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Summary of “The Thunder Will Keep Paul George. Now Comes the Hard Part.”

Before the clock even struck midnight on Saturday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that George would re-sign with the Thunder.
Earlier Saturday afternoon, all sorts of rumors began percolating that pointed to PG staying in OKC. Marc Stein reported that George was “Strongly considering a two- or three-year deal to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder.” If that wasn’t enough, an OKC barber to the stars evidently picked up PG at the airport and then instructed Thunder fans to “Get ready for some great news.” Oh, and Westbrook threw a “Summer hype house party” while George was in town-one attended by OKC’s front office that also gave everyone a chance to officially chat and do the deal.
The Thunder gave George the hard sell-which might have been exactly what was required considering PG’s personal propaganda in the run-up.
Now the Thunder are just happy that George stuck around so they can take another crack at being a midlevel Western Conference team and not get knocked for throwing away a really good player in Oladipo and a useful one in Sabonis for nothing.
George is a better-than-average shooter from distance, but part of the reason he was deployed that way was because the Thunder didn’t have a ton of other options.
What if OKC’s worst-case scenario had happened instead? What if George had thanked the Thunder for their hospitality, packed up his things and moved to new digs? The Thunder obviously didn’t want that to happen, but it might have set them down a better path in the future even if they didn’t realize it right now.
Had George signed with another team, the Thunder would have been minus an All-Star and it wouldn’t have made their financial situation any less dire.
That’s a parallel universe that’s probably hard for Thunder fans to entertain given that the organization just re-signed George.

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Summary of “So, Is Paul George Out on the Thunder?”

If LeBron is the first and highest-profile domino to fall, then Paul George will be the second.
A free agent after spending a year in Oklahoma City, George has been angling to get to Los Angeles for years.
“There is a growing belief around the league that Oklahoma City has a far better chance to retain the free agent-to-be Paul George than many believed when the Thunder crashed out of the first round of the playoffs.”
It feels far-fetched to think that George will actually go somewhere other than L.A., but what if LeBron signs a one-year deal in Cleveland again? George could delay his departure by another year and re-sign with the Thunder for a short stint.
There’s the extremely speculative side of things, the one that is based on appearances like, say, George showing up with Lakers rookie Josh Hart to a Fortnite event in Los Angeles and being asked about joining Hart on the Lakers this summer.
LA. A post shared by Josh Hart on Jun 12, 2018 at 8:20pm PDT. The irony in all of this is that if LeBron selects Los Angeles as his next destination, and George does too, there’s a substantial chance the roster overhaul might cost Hart his position on this team.
If LeBron doesn’t sign with the Lakers, well George could still go “Home” and make them into a playoff team.
George seems much more comfortable as a second fiddle than as the main act.

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Summary of “George Lucas reveals his plan for Star Wars 7 through 9-and it was awful”

“And, as Han Solo said, I can imagine a lot.” Accompanying this missive was news about George Lucas’ plans for Star Wars episodes 7-9, and, my god, would they have sucked.
“We’re not going to save the planet,” Lucas regularly tells people and follows up by saying we’ll end up like Mars.
What follows should make every Star Wars fan send a note of gratitude to whoever at Disney decided to buy the franchise and take it away and out from under Lucas’ control.
Well guys-it’s invariably guys-get on your knees and thank JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson for saving your childhoods instead. Because if Lucas had his way, you’d really have had something to complain about.
George Lucas’ final trilogy plans: I hope you really f-ing love midichlorians.
George Lucas reveals how Disney saved Star Wars from a fate worse than death.
George Lucas’ final trilogy plans sound like an episode of Archer but without the comedy.
George Lucas’ final trilogy plans: Fantastic Voyage meets Magic SchoolbusGeorge Lucas’ final trilogy plans are so dumb, fans would have begged for the return of Jar Jar.George Lucas details final trilogy plans, acknowledges “Fans would have hated it”George Lucas has nearly completed his evolution into a sentient punchline.

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Summary of “Who Is Entering the NBA Trade Zone?”

Kawhi Leonard Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wants Leonard kept away from the team, according to Peter Vecsey’s sources.
The latest rumor is that the reports of Leonard’s mangled rehabilitation and the team forcing an early comeback were a ploy by Kawhi’s camp so Leonard would have an out to join another franchise.
The franchise is a non-topic without Leonard.
C.J. McCollum After a strong end to the regular season, these playoffs were supposed to be different for the Blazers.
“The opportunity to potentially have [Russell] Westbrook, Paul George, and Steven Adams,” he said Wednesday, “All three of those guys in their prime years, is extremely exciting for us.”
Multiple reports have already surfaced that George is “Gone” and wants to be Playoff P somewhere else.
If George goes, Billy Donovan will have a similar issue on his hands as he did during Westbrook’s MVP season: Russ will be the only star on the team.
So the past season of disappointment with Wiggins might not be enough for the team to alter its course.

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Summary of “The Thunder Have a Russell Westbrook Problem”

After barreling down the lane and hammering in a dunk as defenders gazed up at him, Russell Westbrook delivered a superhero landing.
Oklahoma City has undergone a lot of change this decade-two head coaches, numerous supporting cast members, and a new set of star teammates to replace a former MVP. But there’s been one constant: Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook is in control of everything the Thunder do.
Westbrook isn’t the only player forcing shots.
One play that’s been effective has featured George or Anthony slipping a screen for Westbrook and then popping for a 3.
Westbrook should take note-the game would be easier for everyone if plays initiated by a teammate were as threatening as plays initiated by him.
Westbrook hasn’t moved for any coach he’s ever had. It’s unfair to expect Westbrook, or any player, to undergo an extreme makeover, but is it too much to ask for a few tweaks from an already proven player? He often gets compared to the modern Allen Iverson, but unlike Iverson, Westbrook is a gym rat.
If both George and Anthony end up leaving, the Thunder might be forced to cast Westbrook as the star of Mission: Triple-Double 2.

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Summary of “The Jetsons is actually a bone-chilling dystopia”

As history and literature have taught us, one person’s utopia is another’s dystopia, and The Jetsons is no exception.
A new Jetsons comic, out this week from DC Comics, finally broaches the question of why the Jetsons and their community live their lives in the upper atmosphere, and the answers it offers aren’t pretty.
That’s how the Jetsons ended up in their swanky hover-recliners and brightly colored space cars: because an environmental apocalypse killed billions.
The new take also unintentionally confirms a darker truth that has lingered at the margins of the series since it debuted in 1962: the future of The Jetsons is defined not just by what it shows us, but by what it doesn’t.
So who got to make those choices, and what does the world of The Jetsons tell us about who they valued and who they deemed disposable?
So let’s be honest: though long held up as the quintessential utopia, The Jetsons is a perfect dystopia, built on the corpses of a billions-strong underclass deemed unworthy of a life in the clouds.
The seamy underbelly of The Jetsons doesn’t end with grim survival-of-the-fittest implications.
The high-tech lifestyle the Jetsons and their friends enjoy has undoubtedly come at a great cost, particularly to the poor and marginalized – already at the doorstep of the real-life tech industry.

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Summary of “Why Deeply Intelligent People Don’t Try to Think Themselves Out of Unhappiness”

His masterful ability maintain a laser-like focus on evolving goals-the thing that makes him successful-also is the mechanism that prevents his happiness.
Genuine happiness emerges when you stop creating your own unhappiness.
By the time you started avoiding uncomfortable emotions by trying to think your way out of them, the plan was already set in motion.
To discover happiness means that you need to get out of your own way.
You need to recognize that your thinking-your search for a solution to your pain, your seeking of external happiness, and your contemplation of all things outside of the present moment-creates unhappiness.
These clouds fill with rain the more that you think through your emotional discomfort, the more that you remove yourself from the here-and-now, the more that you dilute your experience of now with thoughts of then.
To work through unhappiness, George first had to reduce his habits of unhappiness.
Admitting what you don’t know, embracing the present moment, and simply witnessing life’s journey as it unfolds is not only the highest form of intelligence-it’s how you discover real happiness.

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Summary of “Carmelo Anthony Makes The Thunder Whole”

At first glance, Sam Presti and the Thunder pulling off yet another surprising trade – this time swapping Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round pick for 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony – seems like fool’s gold.
There’s only one ball, and Anthony, Paul George and reigning MVP Russell Westbrook all used prolific amounts of it last season: Anthony had a usage rate of 29.1 percent, his lowest in a decade but still a top-20 figure in the league.
Anthony isn’t what he once was and his Knicks haven’t made the playoffs since 2013; George’s Indiana Pacers and Westbrook’s Thunder washed out in the first round.
Unlike most teams adding star players to a modest roster, there’s a template in the team’s recent history for how the fit might go: The Kevin Durant-led 2015-16 Thunder went up 3-1 on the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals.
Anthony had an effective field goal rate of 58.6 percent on catch-and-shoot jumpers last season, better than known sharpshooters like Kevin Love and in the top half of players with at least 200 attempts.
The Thunder didn’t just address their need for shooters – they course-corrected their recent tendency to address shooting deficiencies with players who can only shoot, Anthony Morrow or Alex Abrines.
The Thunder rotation was already perilously thin, and trading Kanter and McDermott for Anthony replaces two young players with a 33-year-old forward.
So the fact that Anthony and George carried their respective offenses with fairly limited rosters should mean that Roberson, Grant and other role players can focus on their strengths rather than their deficiencies.

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