20 Years After Tony: Wilson Jermaine Heredia on the poignant & lasting impact of Rent

“Maybe a couple months later after the Tonys, my mom looked at me and said ‘You know, you could still be a doctor.’ The entire experience was humbling but it’s good to have people around you that humble you.”

BLEEP Magazine

It’s been 20 years since Rent debuted and changed the landscape of American theatre. From magazine covers, to fans lined up around the block, to winning the Pulitzer, Rent was the Hamilton of its time. In the middle of that swirl of fandom and activism was Wilson Jermaine Heredia who played Angel and went on to originate the role in the West End and in the film. For Heredia, who had until then worked in Off Broadway shows, making his Broadway debut in such a huge show was overwhelming.

“I felt like I was in shock initially,” Heredia said. “When Rent hit, we were the center of attention and for most of us, we were completely new to it. It was a whirlwind, it was scary, we were self-exposed but felt appreciated at the same time…it was a roller coaster.”

lvrentcast24n-16-webRent brought Heredia opportunities he never imagined would come his…

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Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe exhibit at Comic-Con!

Cool San Diego Sights!

The golden garb of Terran Empire royalty. All hail the Emperor, Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centarius. The golden garb of Terran Empire royalty. All hail the Emperor, Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centarius.

Uniforms, props and weapons that appear in the Mirror Universe episodes of Star Trek: Discovery are being exhibited in the Gaslamp Quarter during 2018 San Diego Comic-Con! It’s free and the general public is welcome.

Last year’s Star Trek: Discovery exhibit was amazing, and this year there’s a cool new twist. The various uniforms and weapons that are on display are all from Star Trek’s dark Mirror Universe.

If you enjoy Star Trek or simply want to see some really fantastic, detailed props, check it out! You can also pose for a photo on Emperor Georgiou’s throne or visit an official Star Trek shop with collectible Comic-Con exclusives!

The Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Exhibit at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. Long Live the Empire. The Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Exhibit at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. Long Live the Empire.

Emperor Georgiou's Imperial Sword and Scabbard, Terran Empire Throwing Disc, Imperial Guard Truncheon. Emperor Georgiou’s Imperial Sword and Scabbard, Terran Empire Throwing Disc…

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Toy Review: My Keepon

The Entertainment Nut

Over the years, many of us have seen numerous toys come to prominence in time for the Holiday Season. After all, nothing says Happy Holidays like grown men and women fighting in the toy aisle to get that must-have toy in order to please their little child. This year, there’s one toy that some are figuring may become that must-have toy for Billy and Betty: My Keepon.

The Original Keepon; (Left) Minus his base and rubber skin, (Right) Fully decked out

Originally named Keepon, it was developed as a miniature robot to study and help children with social communication disorders. Keepon sits on a black base that houses the four-motor mechanism that gives him movement (an ‘exposed’ version is on the left in the photo). His eyes are actually cameras, and his nose is a microphone that can pick up sound. A rubber skin is placed around the mechanism, and gives Keepon his simple-yet-cute shape.

The little ‘beatbot’ soon gained popularity in…

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Intel ME: based on Minix?

Firmware Security

https://twitter.com/lordbaco/status/861216983488004098

“[…]In addition, when we looked inside the decompressed vfs module, we encountered the strings “FS: bogus child for forking” and “FS: forking on top of in-use child,” which clearly originate from Minix3 code. It would seem that ME 11 is based on the MINIX 3 OS developed by Andrew Tanenbaum :)[…]”

http://blog.ptsecurity.com/2017/04/intel-me-way-of-static-analysis.html

http://www.minix3.org/

 

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