November 12, 2018: What to Know 

BINGO BARNES
  • Bingo Barnes
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  • Schools are open today, but most city, county, state and federal offices are closed to commemorate Veterans Day. Boise State will host a special lunch and presentation to honor its hundreds of employees and nearly 1,000 students who have worn a uniform in service to their country. The event is set to begin at 11 a.m. at the Student Union Building Hatch Ballroom.

    In Paris on Sunday, marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron pushed back against the nationalistic impulses that are reshaping the world today. The New York Times says the comments were widely interpreted as criticism of President Trump's "America First" brand of nationalism and highlighted how the two men's relationship has soured.
  • New York Media, the parent company of New York magazine, is the latest company to join the long list of publishers that have instituted paywalls. New York joins Bloomberg Media, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Wired, The New York Times and a countless list of local newspapers now charging for online content.

  • The Boise State Broncos have returned to the Top 25 in two major college football polls. The improved ranking comes in the wake of Boise State's upset of Fresno State on Nov. 9. The Broncos return to action this Friday night in New Mexico.
  • ABC News reports that a Vermont Judge has ordered Amazon to hand over recordings taken by an Echo device as possible evidence in a double murder trial.
  • Did he or didn't he? Famed film composer Ennio Morricone was quoted in an interview with Playboy Germany saying that director Quentin Tarantino was a "cretin" and his films were "trash." But Morricone, who composed the scores of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, told The Hollywood Reporter that he never made those remarks and has ordered his lawyer to take action against Playboy Germany.

  • It's already award season in Hollywood, and Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the critically acclaimed film about Mister Rogers, topped the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards over the weekend.

  • The People's Choice Awards were also handed out Sunday night. Avengers:Infinity War was named best film of the year. The Male Movie Star of 2018 was Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther). The Female Movie Star of 2018 was Scarlett Johansson (Avengers:Infinity War). And Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) received the inaugural People's Icon award.
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