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The best sci-fi shows on HBO Max

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The Best Sci-Fi Shows On Hbo Max
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AfterLike other streamers, HBO Max features an eclectic lineup of sci-fi series, including originals, older titles, and great international offerings. What sets HBO Originals apart is a stamp of quality marked “prestige TV.” station eleven is the typical example of a prestigious salon. With long episodes, high production values, and an excellent Metacritic score (81), the unconventional post-apocalyptic series is the epitome and pinnacle of HBO Max’s sci-fi offerings.

Unfortunately, you might notice a few titles disappearing from HBO Max, including Snowpiercer. Additionally, Made For Love was canceled after season 2. This all follows the merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery. Here is After on what that means.

For more excellent and noteworthy sci-fi series on HBO Max, scroll down.

His Dark Matters (2019-2022)

His Dark Materials the TV show is the second attempt to bring Philip Pullman’s classic fantasy novels to the screen (the 2007 flop The Golden Compass, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, was grounded in a slow, shallow script). Set in a world where people’s souls manifest as pets, the source material isn’t exactly straightforward. Launch into parallel universes, talking polar bears, and a wildly imaginative story about growing up, and you’re on an exciting philosophical adventure. Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy and Dafne Keen bolster the TV show’s smoother, more mature attempt.


Despite being 90% a superhero show, Peacemaker features visitors from another planet, so it lands on this list. The Suicide Squad spin-off series centers on the titular peace, an outrageous John Cena who explores where his catchphrase – “I cherish peace with all my heart. I don’t care how many men, women and children that I kill to get it” — comes from. Swearing, gory, and bouncing to a rock soundtrack, the James Gunn-penned series is a lively time with a surprising heart.


The Leftovers (2014-2017)

Maybe it’s considered more supernatural than science fiction, and it’s certainly far from hard science fiction, but come on. It’s Leftovers. It’s Damon Lindelof, the genius who turned Watchmen into an acclaimed TV show. The Leftovers follows what happens after the inexplicable disappearance of 2% of the world’s population. Amid the emergence of a number of cults, all three seasons focus on two families, the Garveys and the Murphys, and how the “Sudden Departure” event turns their lives upside down.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife (2022)

It may have been canceled after one season, but it was one hell of a (weird) season. The Time Traveler’s Wife revolves around an absurd concept: a man (Theo James) spontaneously jumps back and forth in time – without taking his clothes with him. In other words, he finds himself naked in front of oncoming trains, in the middle of the street and in forests where he meets his future wife (Rose Leslie). Based on Audrey Niffenegger’s popular novel, which spawned a 2009 movie, The Time Traveler’s Wife will satisfy fans of the book and entertain those able to look past the slight ick factor. Doctor Who fans note that Steven Moffat writes the series, bringing his wit and time-traveling complexity.

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At this point, new fans might be hard to find when it comes to this long-running British show. But if you’re interested in diving into wildly inventive, genre-bending, barnstorming adventure, try Jodie Whittaker’s latest episodes. Whittaker takes the place of the Doctor, an alien adventurer who travels through time and space with a kind heart and an offbeat sense of humor. Serious fun.

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Five seasons of this sci-fi procedural await you. Immerse yourself in parallel universes and alternate timelines with the Fringe Division, a team of agents tasked with investigating unexplained phenomena. After a lackluster first season, Fringe found its way, delivering inventive ideas and a stirring emotional core.


Alice in Wonderland meets a lot of robots. The truly mind-bending sci-fi western might be spinning in complex circles by Season 3, but its exhilarating first season kicked down the barn door. Set in a violent and sinister amusement park, where wealthy guests can shoot, kill and rape the android hosts in various ways, the focus is on Dolores, a host who begins to become sentient. No, she’s not happy with the way she was treated. Addictive and challenging, Westworld asks you to figure out the pieces of its puzzle. Plus, many are saying Season 4 is a comeback.

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Person of Interest (2011-2016)

This sci-fi crime drama, created by Jonathan Nolan, has earned a place among the best sci-fi TV shows of all time. The series centers around some of the Precog-esque technology used by the government to predict terrorist attacks. However, the machine can also warn of smaller, but still deadly crimes, and a splinter team of undercover investigators set out to help related persons of interest. Dealing with delicate issues such as the concept of “the greater good”, Person of Interest is a fascinating, spectacular and comprehensive espionage procedure.

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What would you do if your husband installed a chip in your brain to monitor your every move? Hazel Green (Cristin Milotti) faces this dilemma and quickly goes on the run with the not entirely helpful help of her father (Ray Romano). Traverse tricky territory in this satirical relationship drama with a Black Mirror side and a helpful Dolphin. Yes, Made for Love is as full of surprises as it is ultimately disturbing.

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An influential legacy show, Babylon 5 may have dated edges to the present day, but it would be blasphemy to ignore it on this list. The basic premise sees a group of humans and alien species working together on the Babylon 5 space station as Earth carves out a place for itself in the galactic community. Political intrigue, character studies, and the threat of war ensue.

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Falling Skies (2011-2015)

Starring executive producer Steven Spielberg, this post-apocalyptic sci-fi brings family drama to alien invasions. Falling Skies centers on a group of survivors who plan to defend themselves after a global invasion by aliens. Five seasons introduce multiple alien races, space travel, and a satisfying final showdown.


If you were blown away by Russell T Davies’ It’s a Sin, Years and Years is a must. The ambitious sci-fi series spans 15 years, skipping forward each episode to capture the ups and downs of the eclectic Lyons family. From technological developments to jaw-dropping life upheavals, Lyonnais navigate the ringtone without ever giving up a heartwarming sense of humor.

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Believe everything you hear about Station Eleven. One of the best shows of 2021, the dystopian meditative thriller (that last descriptor can only apply to certain episodes) is prestige television that takes you on a journey to surprising, moving, and unique destinations. After two timelines, the main focus is on the brilliant heroine Kirsten (Mackenzie Davis), a woman who survived a world-destroying pandemic and now roams the remains with a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony. Created by Patrick Somerville, whose writing work on The Leftovers can be felt here, Station Eleven takes an optimistic look at the end of the world.

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Raised by Wolves (2020-22)

Raised by Wolves will satisfy those who want to spend a plot of time (nearly 10 hours, not counting the second season) in a world brought to the screen with the help of Ridley Scott. Two androids, Mother and Father, attempt to establish an atheist human colony on a new planet, after a war with a religious order destroys Earth. But they soon discover that controlling the beliefs of humans is a tricky business. Directing the first two episodes, in addition to pulling the strings as executive producer, Scott sets up a provocative exploration of AI and religious beliefs. There’s blood, great performance and a powerful lead in Amanda Collin’s mother. (Unfortunately, despite a stellar second season, the series was canceled.)


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Pope Francis, 85, uses a wheelchair to tell young people they must help save the Earth

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The Pope Was Once Again Seen Being Pushed Around In A Wheelchair During A Trip To Assisi In Central Italy
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Pope Francis, 85, was seen pushed in a wheelchair on Saturday as he traveled to Assisi to tell young people it was their duty to protect the planet and change the course of the Earth.

Francis was visiting his namesake saint’s birthplace which was close to nature when he called for ‘courage’ to give up fossil fuels and lamented that older generations don’t know how to protect the planet and ensure peace .

He told the young people that he pinned his hopes on their efforts to save the planet and make the global economy more pro-poor.

The health of the aging pope has been in the spotlight for some time as worried onlookers wonder if he still has the vitality to maintain his duties as pontiff.

He is believed to use a wheelchair due to a serious knee problem which limits his mobility, although it was also reported that he underwent colon surgery in July to remove 33cm (13 inches) of intestine.

The Vatican described it as a “planned procedure” because the pope’s innards had “shrunk”.

The Pope Was Once Again Seen Being Pushed Around In A Wheelchair During A Trip To Assisi In Central Italy

The pope was once again seen being pushed around in a wheelchair during a trip to Assisi in central Italy

Francis, 85, Is Believed To Be Using A Wheelchair Due To A Serious Knee Problem Which Limits His Mobility, Although It Was Also Reported That He Underwent Colon Surgery In July To Remove 33Cm Of 'Intestine.

Francis, 85, Is Believed To Be Using A Wheelchair Due To A Serious Knee Problem Which Limits His Mobility, Although It Was Also Reported That He Underwent Colon Surgery In July To Remove 33Cm Of 'Intestine.

Francis, 85, is believed to be using a wheelchair due to a serious knee problem which limits his mobility, although it was also reported that he underwent colon surgery in July to remove 33cm of ‘intestine.

Francis Was Visiting The Birthplace Of His Namesake Saint Who Was Close To Nature When He Called For

Francis Was Visiting The Birthplace Of His Namesake Saint Who Was Close To Nature When He Called For

Francis was visiting his namesake saint’s birthplace which was close to nature when he called for ‘courage’ to give up fossil fuels and lamented that older generations don’t know how to protect the planet and ensure peace

And in August, Francis created the post of Personal Health Assistant to the Holy Father to complement the personal doctor he already has. Italian Massimiliano Strappetti has been appointed to the post, the Holy See announced the same month.

On his July trip to Canada – where the pontiff apologized for the role of the Catholic Church in removing Indigenous children from their families and placing them with Canadian families – he was accompanied by a nurse in all time.

During his brief visit to the hill town in central Italy on Saturday, Francis addressed a gathering of some 1,000 young people, including some young economists. Others are involved in efforts, including start-ups, focused on helping the environment.

Participants came from all over the world. Among them was a woman who told the pope how she and her husband were helped to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover last year by an organization called The Economy of Francis, which is inspired by the life of Saint Francis, with his attention to the poor and other needy.

The pope said there needs to be a global economy that expresses “a new vision for the environment and the Earth”.

“There are many people, companies and institutions that are making an ecological conversion. We need to move forward on this path and do more,” Francis said.

The pontiff cited an urgent need to discuss development models.

Pope Francis Attends The Economy Of Francesco (Eof) Event In Assisi, Central Italy, Where He Told Young People He Pinned His Hopes On Their Efforts To Save The Planet And Make The Economy Global More Attentive To The Poor

Pope Francis Attends The Economy Of Francesco (Eof) Event In Assisi, Central Italy, Where He Told Young People He Pinned His Hopes On Their Efforts To Save The Planet And Make The Economy Global More Attentive To The Poor

Pope Francis attends the Economy of Francesco (EoF) event in Assisi, central Italy, where he told young people he pinned his hopes on their efforts to save the planet and make the economy global more attentive to the poor

Francis Smiles For A Selfie With A Participant During Francesco's Economy (Eof)

Francis Smiles For A Selfie With A Participant During Francesco's Economy (Eof)

Francis smiles for a selfie with a participant during Francesco’s Economy (EoF)

“Now is the time to show new courage in moving away from fossil fuels to accelerate the development of zero- or positive-impact energy sources,” Francis said.

He told the young people: “Our generation has left you a rich legacy, but we have failed to protect the planet and we are not ensuring peace.

He lamented a lack of “creativity, optimism, enthusiasm” and told the young people that “we are grateful to God that you are here”. Not only will you be here tomorrow, but you are here today.

The pope’s faith in young people could be bolstered by the horrors he admitted to being perpetrated in Ukraine, revealing that his charity leader who brings aid to Ukraine had to run to safety after coming under fire. gunshots last week.

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, who is Polish, was forced to dodge bullets on his fourth humanitarian and pastoral mission to Ukraine, sending supplies along with a Catholic bishop, a Protestant bishop and a Ukrainian soldier.

The pope said he spoke yesterday with Krajewski, who had visited Ukrainian mass graves outside Izium in northeastern Ukraine.

Francis said today: “He (Krajewski) told me about the pain of these people, the savage acts, the monstrosity, the tortured bodies that they find.

“Let us unite with this noble and martyred people.

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Bill Madden: Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols giving fans something to cheer for even as MLB strikes out

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Bill Madden: Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols Giving Fans Something To Cheer For Even As Mlb Strikes Out
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Years ago, a wise person once said: “Baseball is the greatest game of all in spite of the people who run it.”

This has never been truer than this weekend when, despite Rob Manfred’s Apple streaming MLB greed grab that deprived most of the country from TV viewership Friday night, Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols calmly went about their business of cleansing baseball’s soul from the steroids plague which previous commissioner Bud Selig took too long to get a handle on.

Suddenly, and somewhat unexpectedly, baseball has found itself with a season of celebration of not one but two “clean” sluggers closing in on home run milestones — Judge breaking Roger Maris’ 61-year-old American League record of 61 homers and Pujols becoming only the fourth player in history with 700 career homers.

And wouldn’t you know, Pujols hit his two homers Friday night to join the exclusive club in the Cardinals’ game that was also exclusively Apple-streamed — so hardly anyone witnessed it unless you were in the ballpark. Shame on baseball.

While Pujols’ feat will be his last hurrah as he heads into retirement, Judge is potentially looking at becoming the highest paid position player in the game after not only breaking Maris’ record but putting together one of the greatest seasons in baseball history. Going into the weekend, he led the AL in batting and the majors in homers, RBI, runs, OBP, slugging, OPS and total bases. His 60 homers being 20 more than runner-up Kyle Schwarber of the Phillies.

Putting that in perspective with some of the other greatest seasons since World War II:

In Frank Robinson’s 1966 AL MVP year for the Orioles, he won the Triple Crown (.316/49 HR/122 RBI) and also led the league in runs (122), OBP (.410), slugging (.637) and OPS (1.047). But Mickey Mantle’s 1956 Triple Crown MVP year was even better as he led the majors in batting (.353), homers (52), RBI (130), runs (132), slugging (.705), OPS (1.169) and total bases (376). In 1949, Ted Williams won his second AL MVP award with a monster season in which he hit .343 and led the AL in homers (43), RBI (159), runs (150), OBP (.490), slugging (.650), OPS (1.141) and total bases (368).

There is no question Judge’s historical season in which he bet on himself has earned him a substantial increase from the seven-year/$213.5 million ($30.5M AAV) he turned down from the Yankees back in April. The question is how substantial? Judge, in so many words, told the Yankees he felt he should be paid commensurate to Mike Trout’s major league high $35.54 million AAV for position players. At this point, that’s probably not going to be a problem for the Yankees, so the battle is going to come down to the number of years.

For it doesn’t matter how many homers Judge winds up hitting, he will still be a 31-year-old player next year and, as the Yankees (and all the other clubs as well) are fully aware of, contracts of eight or more years to players 31 or older are doomed to ill fortune — the two classic examples being Miguel Cabrera’s eight-year/$248 million signed with the Tigers in 2016 and Pujols’ $10-year/$240 million with the Angels in 2011.

Cabrera, who never again hit over .300 or drove in more than 75 runs after 2016, is staggering to the finish line. Pujols, a .328 lifetime hitter when he defected from the Cardinals to Angels in 2012, never again hit .300, his career average having fallen to .296, and had only three 100-RBI seasons in his nine years with the Angels.

More than likely, given the analytic philosophy throughout baseball about long-term contracts to players in their 30s, the Yankees will be bidding against themselves for Judge. The teams that can afford to go toe-to-toe with them either have expensive free agents of their own they need to re-sign (Dodgers and Trea Turner, Red Sox and Xander Bogaerts) or, in the case of the Giants and Cubs, have too many other holes to fill than to tie up $37 million of payroll on one player in his 30s.

My guess is the Yankees re-sign Judge for somewhere between $260-$300 million, depending on the years — while resigned to the fact it will very likely wind up being the worst contract they ever gave a player.


The Royals firing of President of Baseball Operations Dayton Moore, one of the most respected execs in the industry, sent shockwaves through the game last week, especially when combined with owner John Sherman’s decision to replace him with his top assistant and longtime ally GM J.J. Picollo. As one longtime scout and friend to both of them told me Thursday: “I don’t really understand this. Dayton hired J.J. They both came from the Braves. They’re both the same guy. J.J. was probably even more involved in all the hirings, etc., in player development than Dayton.”

But Sherman, who bought the Royals in 2019, four years after they won the World Series under Moore’s direction, has seen nothing but losing teams — they’re closing in on their third 100-loss season in the last five years — and, as he said Wednesday, he was expecting them to at least be around .500 this season.

According to sources within the Royals, Sherman was frustrated by Moore’s lack of aggressiveness in making moves to improve the team. He was also said to be not all that enthralled with manager Mike Matheny, who Moore hired in 2019 after he’d been found wanting by the cross-state Cardinals after seven years in St. Louis. It’s a given that one of Picollo’s first moves will be to hire a new manager. Perhaps the biggest criticism of Moore was the Royals’ inability to develop quality starting pitchers. Since 2015, they’ve drafted eight starting pitchers in the first round and so far only one of them, Brady Singer, has lived up to that No. 1 promise. …

As much as the Royals’ may have disappointed Sherman, no team in the AL Central underperformed more this year than the overwhelming division favorite White Sox, who completed their implosion last week by getting swept by the Guardians, to fall seven games off the pace, under interim manager Miguel Cairo (so it wasn’t all Tony La Russa’s fault as many in the Chicago media corps have maintained.) Now the question is will White Sox board chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, who fielded the highest payroll in his 40-year tenure as owner this year, likewise shakes up his own front office. But there is no more loyal owner in baseball than Reinsdorf — some would say loyal to a fault — and if longtime president of baseball operations Kenny Williams and GM Rick Hahn are safe, then a major roster re-shuffling is definitely in order, starting with catcher/DH Yasmani Grandal and utilityman Leury Garcia, who this year may have been the two worst players in baseball with the two lowest total base counts of any regulars (minimum 300 plate appearances) in the game. Grandal, who’s always been a below average catcher, is the second player in history with 300-plus plate appearances to score less than 15 runs (as of Friday) and strike out over 60 times, while Garcia’s .500 OPS is the lowest ever by a White Sox player with 300-plus plate appearances. And then there’s Luis Robert, the one-time wunderkind White Sox center fielder who just a year ago was being hailed as a future Willie Mays, but who’s been marked absent both literally (constant minor injuries that keep him out of the lineup) and figuratively (the only player in the American League with 65-plus at-bats in the second half with two or fewer RBI, and no home runs since the All-Star break.)


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Is Dolphins vs. Bills a big game? Yes, coach Mike McDaniel says

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Is Dolphins Vs. Bills A Big Game? Yes, Coach Mike Mcdaniel Says
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There’s no wrong answer. That’s the first thing you need to know when asking the Miami Dolphins whether Sunday’s game against Buffalo is a big game. It’s all about personal perspective.

It’s interesting to note, however, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel embraces the challenge of his head-turning Dolphins (2-0) hosting the mighty Bills (2-0) at Hard Rock Stadium. McDaniel said he’d even tell his team not to hide from using this game as a measuring stick.

“I think you embrace the fact that they’re a good football team and that there’s one way to be put in the category of good football teams — you beat good football teams,” he said.

Some of McDaniel’s players have opted for the businesslike it’s-just-one-game-among-17 games approach.

“They’re just another team on our schedule,” veteran linebacker Melvin Ingram said.

The level-headed approach has backing among players.

“They’re all big,” defensive tackle Christian Wilkins said. “You’ve got to approach it the same way each week because once you start playing that inconsistency game in the NFL, you get showed up for sure.”

McDaniel has a different method. He chooses to speak publicly about the temporary enormity of this early season matchup, and he’s got lots of company. He acknowledges Sunday is just 1/17th of the season schedule, and one sixth of the division schedule.

“But it’s also an opportunity for us to see where we’re at and go against the best, which as competitors, our team is very competitive, you bask in that opportunity,” he said.

So count McDaniel among the number of people making a big deal about the Dolphins, who are riding a seven-game home winning streak, facing the Bills, who are riding a seven-game winning streak over Miami.

The high-scoring Bills, the two-time defending AFC champs who have won at least 10 games each of the past three seasons, are among the NFL’s Super Bowl favorites. The Dolphins, who have a dynamic new offense and renewed energy under McDaniel, turned heads with last week’s shocking 42-38 comeback victory at Baltimore that included an explosive 28-point fourth quarter.

Fans are hyped. Headlines are juiced. A whole bunch of NFL eyes will be fixated on South Florida for this peak at an expected Super Bowl contender visiting one of the NFL’s most intriguing teams.

The winner of this early-season battle for AFC East supremacy paves itself a strong path to the playoffs. Teams that start 3-0 can expect to make the playoffs 76% of the time in a 17-game schedule, according to the NFL’s analytics. Teams that start 2-1, on the other hand, can expect to make the playoffs 55% of the time.

But that’s getting ahead of things.

The Bills are hurting defensively.

That’s not an excuse, and no one will feel sorry for them because they have injuries. The personnel losses, however, are serious.

All-Pro safety Micah Hyde (neck) and defensive tackles Jordan Phillips (hamstring) and Ed Oliver (ankle) will miss the game along with cornerback Dane Jackson (neck). That’s three starters (Hyde, Oliver and Jackson) and a top reserve.

The personnel losses should work heavily in the Dolphins’ favor in the passing game where quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (seven touchdowns, two interceptions, 116.5 passer rating, fourth in the NFL) gains an advantage in his efforts to connect with electrifying wide receivers Tyreek Hill (284 receiving yards, best in NFL, two touchdown) and Jaylen Waddle (240 receiving yards, third-best in NFL, three touchdowns).

Of course, the Dolphins are dealing with a concerning injury because left tackle Terron Armstead (toe) is questionable.

But Buffalo’s injury concerns are more serious.

The Bills, already without cornerback Tre’Davious White (knee), will likely start the rookie duo of cornerbacks Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam, which makes the Bills highly vulnerable on the back end. They’re not a blitz-heavy team so it’ll be interesting to see whether they use that tactic to generate more pass rush and accommodate for missing personnel. It could be a highly risky strategy considering a short pass to Hill or Waddle combined with a single missed tackle could spell a long touchdown for the Dolphins.

Most likely the Bills will rely on their fear-inducing combination of quarterback Josh Allen (seven touchdowns, two interceptions, 123.7 passer rating, second in NFL) and wide receiver Stefon Diggs (270 receiving yards, second-best in NFL, league-leading four touchdowns) instead of changing their defensive philosophy.

Whatever happens, the winner Sunday will sit atop the AFC East and have an inside track on winning the division. That, if nothing else, makes this a big game.

“It’s exciting,” McDaniel said, “so we’re going to do our best to prepare and see where we’re at the end of the [game], 4:30 maybe, on Sunday.”


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Soucheray: An evening with my favorite chili was at hand — until it wasn’t

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Left on my own, as the CP was called out of town on an errand of goodwill, I was told that one of my suppers was chili. Apparently, it is believed that if I am not left food I will not eat, or eat poorly or wreck something while attempting to cook in desperation.

The prospect of chili delighted me. This isn’t any chili, but inflation-be-damned chili, with sirloin and secret seasonings, good enough, I have always thought, to win a cookoff in Houston or a blue ribbon at a county fair. I was to take out the final portion from the freezer upon her departure and I did. Oh, and I might say that this was on the onset of fall and that the stars were aligning for an unparalleled salute to the autumnal equinox.

My favorite meal is bologna, simmered in onions, with tomatoes and corn on the side, an underrated Depression-era meal which requires getting wrapped in a beach towel to protect against flying juices. I would put meatloaf up there on the pedestal, but chili rings all the bells.

As the time drew nigh, I went through my checklist.

Chips? Check. Wonderful chips.

Cheese? Check. I would choose a nice chunk of gruyere.

I found a couple of chocolate mints to smooth things over for later.

Well, there it was, a hefty portion of chili in a sealed plastic container. I transferred the chili to a bowl. I suppose I could have used a pot and heated it up on the stove, but I went microwave. I gave it two minutes while I assembled a big spoon, two rolls of paper towels and also turned on the news, betting myself they would start with a thunderstorm somewhere as more proof of catastrophic climate change.

Whoa, that bowl was too hot for bare hands. I grabbed an oven mitt and proceeded to carry the sacramental feast to the counter. I didn’t like the way the big thumb of the mitt was touching the chili. It ruined the aesthetic. I adjusted my grip and … oh, oh, no.



The bowl slipped out of my hand.

I stood in silence. I didn’t utter a sound. No profanity even occurred to me, just silence. I watched in slow motion, like watching one of those commercials where a drop of milk spills and is seen microscopically.

The bowl shattered into a thousand pieces. The chili went everywhere, including onto a yonder art table and an open coloring book where a little girl waiting to be colored now had tomato cheeks and a chili bean nose.

I sopped up as much as I could with the paper towels and then off to the hardware store for a new mop, some more paper towels and some Mr. Clean. We probably have a mop but I don’t know where it is.

“Got a little cleaning up to do?” the cashier asked me.

“I’ll say,” I said.

Then back home and more cleaning. The phone rang. Oh, oh.

“How was the chili?”

“It was a great adventure in eating,” I said, not necessarily lying.


I made myself a tuna fish salad sandwich and ate it over the sink. I would have preferred the chili. I wasn’t even attempting to cook in desperation.

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Who has the advantage? Dolphins (2-0) vs. Bills (2-0), in AFC East showdown undefeated – The Denver Post

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Who Has The Advantage? Dolphins (2-0) Vs. Bills (2-0), In Afc East Showdown Undefeated - The Denver Post
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Here’s a look at how the Miami Dolphins (2-0) and Buffalo Bills (2-0) face off in six key areas ahead of Sunday’s Week 3 game at Hard Rock Stadium (1 p.m., CBS):

When dolphins run: Miami started its game rushing a bit for 4.8 yards per carry in last Sunday’s 42-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens. It just didn’t splash more as there were few opportunities to play from behind most of the afternoon – let alone the Ravens who ate 11 minutes on a first-half practice on which they didn’t even score.

In Week 1, it was Chase Edmonds who got the bulk of the runs against New England. Against Baltimore, it was Raheem Mostert. Who is favored in the workload will depend on which matchups the coaches find advantageous. Right tackle Greg Little, who will replace Austin Jackson (ankle), made an excellent block on Edmonds’ late 28-yard run that put Miami in a win over the Ravens.

Buffalo, however, to no one’s surprise, is the league’s top-ranked running defense for two weeks, and the Bills just shut down running back Derrick Henry from the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. With veteran All-Pro Von Miller now at Buffalo providing an advantage and Greg Rousseau, Miami’s 2021 first-round pick, on the other, as well as Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano at linebacker, the Bills have a strong front defensive. Buffalo is hit inside the defensive line, however, with Ed Oliver and Jordan Phillips out for Sunday. That could give the Dolphins opportunities in the running game, but they need left tackle Terron Armstead (questionable, toe) to be available. Edge: Invoices

When the bills run: Buffalo’s trio of running backs from South Florida will be salivating at the thought of scoring a home touchdown, especially since none of the three have yet scored in the Bills’ two blowouts. Devin Singletary (American Heritage-Delray High, FAU) is the starting running back, but rookie James Cook (Miami Central High) and Zack Moss (Hallandale High) part ways with him, so they all stay fresh.

Quarterback Josh Allen is also still a running threat, and he has 66 yards on 11 attempts plus a touchdown so far in 2022. Veteran Rodger Saffold, the 2021 Pro Bowler with the Titans, has was brought in to play guard in a strong left side of the line next to tackle Dion Dawkins.

The Dolphins were solid on run defense in Baltimore outside of the 79-yard touchdown allowed to quarterback Lamar Jackson. Christian Wilkins and Zach Sieler will be counted at the line of scrimmage with Jaelan Phillips and Melvin Ingram up front. Miami already knows they’ll be up for a big challenge against Allen in the air. They should at least keep the bills one-dimensional. Edge: dolphins

As the Dolphins pass: Tagovailoa is coming off his best performance ever, earning AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after throwing for 469 yards and six touchdowns as he led Miami to a thrilling 21-point comeback. After being held for two touchdowns and two interceptions for three quarters, he was finally able to expose the Ravens’ battered secondary with the two long touchdowns at Tyreek Hill on missed covers and another pair of drives.

The Bills are also struggling with injuries to their defensive backs. All-Pro Tre’Davious White is on the reserve roster/physically unable to perform. Cornerback Dane Jackson and safety Micah Hyde are also missing, with safety Jordan Poyer questionable. Buffalo, nonetheless, ranks second in the league for two weeks in pass defense, even playing up front so often when opponents can boost their late stats. But will they be as effective with rookies Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam covering the Dolphins’ elite receiving combo?

You don’t want a bunch of guys hobbled in coverage tasked with tracking Hill, who finished with 190 receiving yards in Baltimore, and Jaylen Waddle, who had 171 and two touchdowns, including the game-winner. Buffalo can still rush the passer, though, with Miller and Rousseau on the edge, among others. It will be a challenge for Miami’s offensive tackles as Armstead deals with a toe injury and Little continues to fill in for Jackson on the right side. Edge: dolphins

When the Bills pass: Allen is known for torching the Dolphins, but Miami made progress in that regard in two meetings last year, keeping him at passer ratings of 75.2 and 100.2, his lowest since his first appearance. against the Dolphins as a rookie. His five outings between all have seen him post a passer rating above 110. Allen, in eight games against Miami, has 21 touchdowns for five interceptions as he enters a seven-game winning streak against the division rival .

This season, he completed 52 of 69 passes (75.4%) for 614 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Top receiver Stefon Diggs is having another monster season with 20 receptions for 270 yards and four touchdowns. Gabe Davis and tight end Dawson Knox are questionable heading into Sunday.

It’s a bad sign for the Dolphins that cornerback Xavien Howard missed Wednesday’s drills with a groin injury, but he and cornerbacks coach Sam Madison are confident he will. will be ready. He cruised through the win over the Ravens but didn’t look like himself when he was beaten for a long touchdown by Rashod Bateman, couldn’t catch Jackson on his touchdown and dropped a six pick. The Dolphins need to pressure Allen after their blitzes were ineffective against Jackson and the Ravens. Edge: Invoices

Special teams: Buffalo kicker Tyler Bass is perfect on three field goals and nine extra points. Sam Martin, the punter who is rarely used because the Bills offense is so productive, is averaging 48.5 yards on his punts. Buffalo uses South Florida product Isaiah McKenzie on kick returns and Jamison Crowder on kick returns.

The Dolphins gave up a 103-yard return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff against the Ravens, so special teams coordinator Danny Crossman let his unit practice. Edge: Invoices

Intangible assets: The Dolphins have the heat and humidity of South Florida in September on their side. They have a day and a half more rest than the Bills after their last game, a win Monday night as Miami played last afternoon, plus the trip from Buffalo. The bills deal with a number of injuries. All of that gives the Dolphins the intangible advantage for the 1 p.m. kickoff in the sun at Hard Rock Stadium.

But then you also remember that the Bills defeated their first two opponents, including the defending Super Bowl champions in their house, by a total of 55 points. And Buffalo has that damn seven-game winning streak in the rivalry. Edge: dolphins

PREDICTION: Dolphins 31, Bills 27



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Queens armed robbery captured on video

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NEW YORK – Police are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery in the Rockaways.

It happened early Friday morning near Beach 64th Street and Almeda Avenue in Arverne.

The NYPD said a 39-year-old man was trying to enter his home when a gunman confronted him and they began to fight.

A second suspect then allegedly attacked the victim from behind.

Police said they stole the man’s Rolex watch, a wallet containing $1,700 in cash and a laptop computer. They then took off in a white Honda Accord with South Carolina plates.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.


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