Up & Coming Weekly

April 23, 2019

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APRIL 24-30, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication New world order In Raleigh, North Carolina, residents of The Dakota apartment complex are stepping out a little more confidently after management engaged the servic- es of a company called PawzLife. The Raleigh News & Observer reported on March 22 that residents were growing disgusted with the amount of dog feces on the sidewalks and green spaces around the complex. So management turned to a high-tech solution: Resi- dents who own dogs are required to bring them to a "pup party," where PawzLife collects their DNA with a simple saliva swipe and creates a "unique DNA profile" for each dog. The company then visits the neighbor- hood to pick up any stray poop, and owners whose dogs are a match with the poop DNA are fined $100 per of- fense. PawzLife owner Matthew Malec said, "We are just trying to make the Earth a little bit better to live on." [The News & Observer, 3/22/2019] Nothing better to do ... Traffic on a street in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, Califor- nia, came to a virtual stop as two cars engaged in a legendary standoff over a parking space on April 1. Fox News reported that Mariah Flores, who was positioned across the street, docu- mented the entire two-hour dispute on Twitter, as the "black car" and the "silver car" jockeyed to parallel park in one open spot along the sidewalk. As horns honked and tensions mounted, a "plot twist" changed the whole dy- namic: The owner of a third vehicle, parked in front of the empty space, left, leaving room for both black and silver to park. The drivers quickly settled their vehicles in the spaces but then sat in their cars for some time. "Like are they afraid of each other or is it just awkward now?" Flores wondered. Finally, the driver of the silver car emerged, prompting Flores' comment, "SILVER takes the gold." [Fox News, 4/4/2019] What's in a name? The Smuggler's Inn on Canada View Drive in Blaine, Washington, sits just a stone's throw from the Canadian bor- der. Fittingly, on April 4, a Canadian court charged its owner, Robert Joseph Boule, 69, with 21 counts of "inducing, aiding or abetting" seven people who tried to illegally enter Canada between May 2018 and March 2019. Boule had remarked to CBC News in the past that it wasn't unusual to see people with night-vision goggles sneaking across the border at night. He remains in cus- tody in Canada. [CBC News, 4/9/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 You may realize a long-term goal over the next few days, Aries. e sense of accom- plishment can inspire you to tr y new things and set new goals. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 It can be challenging to balance private and public life, Taurus. Make a concerted effort to be open, but don't overshare information, either. Work with others, if necessar y. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you want to have momentum, but something trips you up and slows you down considerably. You have to find a work- around if you want to be happy. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Older, unresolved issues may bubble up this week and grab at your attention, Cancer. Seek out close companions who may be able to guide you through. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, consistency at work starts to shine through in your career status and progress at the company. Competition seems to fall away, and you take a leadership role. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Showcase your talents to people unfamiliar with what you can do, Virgo. is renewed enthusiasm may inspire you and others going forward. LIBR A - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, the longer you let your needs go unaddressed, the more the pressure and stress will mount. Find a way to put yourself first this week. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Your sense of security and routine is put to the test with a new visitor to your house- hold, Scorpio. is visitor may require a few concessions on your part. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, tr y your best to breeze through interruptions at work this week. Your proj- ects are all on schedule, and you want to keep them going forward. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Your attention may be drawn to the mate- rial things in your life right now, Capricorn. It is okay to focus on the niceties surround- ing you once in a while. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Make some changes at home so that living spaces reflect your personality and desire for comfort and coziness, Aquarius. It can make for more harmonious living. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 You may be at a loss for words because distractions keep pulling you in different directions, Pisces. Stay the course the best you can. Question: I have to admit that reviving/ rebooting "e Twilight Zone" is a much less egregious "sin" than reviving shows as iconic or classic as "Magnum P.I." or "Full House," since an anthology series is a different thing. But: How fresh is "TZ" in 2019 when we have "Black Mirror?" Even movies such as "Get Out" and "Us." I found it rather run of the mill. — Tyrell Matt Roush: e fact that you refer- ence "Get Out" and "Us," both from Jordan Peele (who's the face and creative engine of the new "Twilight Zone" revival), is reason enough to cut the new "Zone" some slack. I re- member reading a comment by Peele that while he's a fan of "Black Mir- ror," which has often been likened to a "technological Twilight Zone," the cynicism and darkness of so many of those episodes was why he wanted to delve into the more humanistic world of fantasy established so long ago by Rod Serling. ere's a timelessness to "Twilight Zone" at its best that ar- gues for a remake in the right hands — although as with any anthology, the new "Zone" is unquestionably uneven. But having seen four to date, I'm eager to see more. (e episode "Replay," with a #BlackLivesMat- ter context in a story about a magi- cal camcorder, felt like a classically topical "Zone" allegory to me — and I loved the new twists on the "Night- mare at 30,000 Feet" episode.) To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to Gina Rodriguez for "Jane the Virgin's" stellar season-premiere monologue on e CW. e award- winning dynamo delivered — and directed — one of 2019's greatest moments in a seven-minute bit that tracked Jane's rampaging emotions over the return of her not-so-dead hubby (Brett Dier). Jeers to Paramount TV for trying to find more "Sex and the City." e studio plans to adapt "SATC" author Candace Bushnell's sequel novel into a series, but unless it's as raunchy and fabulous as Carrie and Co. (Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall) were on HBO, it'll feel as if we're drinking a watered- down cosmo in knockoff Manolos.

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