2022 Current Events Study Guide

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Just "sources say" at the moment, but it's likely true...

Tom Brady retires after 22 NFL seasons and 7 Super Bowl rings.

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HBO series: The Gilded Age (NYC 1880s & created by Julian Downton Abbey Fellowes) with Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon & Louisa Jacobson (daughter of Meryl Streep)

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MarkBarrett wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:20 pm HBO series: The Gilded Age (NYC 1880s & created by Julian Downton Abbey Fellowes) with Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon & Louisa Jacobson (daughter of Meryl Streep)
And Carrie Coon. I could see her coming up. She’s been doing a lot
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Ash Barty wins the Women's title in the Australian Open, her 3rd overall.

Rafael Nadal wins the Men's title, his 21st overall, breaking the tie with Federer and Djokovic for most ever on the Men's side.
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Barty is the first Australian woman to win the Australian Open since Chris O'Neil in 1978. (Aussie women won 10 of the first 11 editions of the tournament in the Open Era, starting in 1968, but none in the interceding 44 years. It's been since Mark Edmonson in 1976 on the men's side.)
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my weekly digest of 1440 Daily Digest, with bold being the most relevant J! questions IMHO. (number of j-archive hits are after some bolded items)

Spotify removes Neil Young's music at Young's request over alleged vaccine misinformation shared on Joe Rogan's (1) podcast

Former Boston Red Sox power hitter David Ortiz (12) is headed to the baseball Hall of Fame. Denied were Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and pitcher Roger Clemens, who each played during the peak of baseball's steroid (1) era, and each has reached the 10-year limit of eligibility.

the SAT college admission exam will switch to an all-digital and shorter format in the US beginning spring 2024

this spring, NBC and Fox to simulcast debut of United States Football League (3)

The US has coordinated the first shipment of military aid to Ukraine, the latest move in an increasingly tense standoff with Russia.

The James Webb Space Telescope (1) is now positioned nearly 1 million miles from Earth, the location is known as the second sun-Earth Lagrange point (L2)

Louie Anderson (3) (Life with Louie, Baskets), Emmy-winning actor and comic, dies at 68 of cancer

Thích Nhất Hạnh died. He was a Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk, peace activist, known as the "father of mindfulness" (1)
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Drangvoor wrote: Mon Jan 31, 2022 6:41 am this spring, NBC and Fox to simulcast debut of United States Football League (3)
this is the first US broadcast network simulcast of a sporting event since Super Bowl I on CBS and NBC.

(placed here instead of discussion thread as the SBI event has come up in the past, and is part of the story)
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“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto (written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, another Name You Should Know) has become only the second song from a Disney animated film to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. (Nope, the other wasn't from Frozen)
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Drangvoor wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:46 am recently popular online word game Wordle, like Mastermind but with a word instead of colored pegs
<mouse voice>Three weeks later!
Wordle has been sold to the NY Times

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Music catalog sales: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16bb ... ue&sd=true

Trying to share it with a Google drive link as it looked like a USA Today subscriber exclusive to keep me from sharing it a typical way with the article link.

It could be considered a tl;dr, but since it could easily make a 5-clue category or FJ! round clue consider making it a too long-did read instead.
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The NFL's Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Redskins, has officially changed its name to the Washington Commanders.
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A pair of Chinese athletes, Zhao Jiawen and Dinigeer Yilamujiang, light the Olympic torch to open the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Dinigeer is (according to Chinese state media) a member of the Uyghur ethnic minority.
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MarkBarrett wrote: Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:20 pm Music catalog sales: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16bb ... ue&sd=true
Great list! Thank you!
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slow week in current events trivia ...

2022 is the Chinese Year of the Tiger

Michael Avenatti (1) convicted of stealing $300K from a Stormy Daniels book deal

country singer Dolly Parton, rapper Eminem, and one-time Commodore Lionel Richie headline list of 17 artists and groups nominated for 2022 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yet none of them is a rocker!
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The Power of the Dog leads all films with 12 total Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Director (Jane Campion), and Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch). Denis Villeneuve's Dune nabbed 10 nods, including Picture but otherwise mostly in technical categories.

The Best Picture nominees:
Belfast (about director Kenneth Branagh's childhood in Northern Ireland during "The Troubles")
CODA (about a girl growing up with deaf parents, the title is an acronym for Child Of Deaf Adults)
Don't Look Up (the... divisive climate change allegory about astronomers warning of an impending asteroid strike)
Drive My Car (also nominated in the International Feature category, a Japanese theater director mourns his wife while staging a production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya; adapted from a Haruki Murakami short story)
Dune (part 1 of the adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel)
King Richard (Will Smith plays the father of Venus and Serena Williams)
Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson's story of a 15-year-old kid (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman's son Cooper) who falls for a 25-year old (Alana Haim from the band HAIM; her sisters, mother and father play her family in the film) in early 1970s Los Angeles)
Nightmare Alley (Guillermo del Toro helms a remake of a 1947 noir film)
The Power of the Dog (Campion directs this western; title comes from Psalms 22:20 in the Bible)
West Side Story (Steven Spielberg directs, 60 years after the original; Ariana DeBose as Anita is the frontrunner for Supporting Actress, which was won by Rita Moreno for the original)
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A few notes from this year's Oscar nominations:

With her nomination for The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion becomes the first woman to receive a second Academy Award nomination for Best Director. Campion was previously nominated for 1993’s The Piano.

The Danish film Flee (2021) is the first movie ever to be Oscar-nominated in the Documentary, Animated Feature, and International Film categories.

With his remake of West Side Story, Steven Spielberg extends his record as the producer with the most Best Picture nominations (11) all-time.

Kenneth Branagh becomes the first person ever with career nominations in seven — count 'em, 7 — different categories. He breaks the previous record of six, shared by Walt Disney, George Clooney, and Alfonso Cuaron. To date, Branagh has been nominated in the following categories: Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Live Action Short, and Best Picture (as one of the producers of Belfast).

Troy Kotsur, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in CODA, becomes the second deaf performer nominated for an acting Oscar. The first, Marlee Matlin, won the Best Actress award for 1986's Children of a Lesser God.

Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) and Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos) are the first married couple in 55 years to be nominated for acting Oscars in the same year. Only five other couples have accomplished the feat, the last being Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1967.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is nominated in the Best Song category for the Spanish-language “Dos Oruguitas” from Disney’s Encanto. If Miranda wins, he will ascend to EGOT fame, having already won two Emmys, three Grammys and three Tonys (not to mention a Pulitzer).

Billie Eilish is nominated (with brother Finneas O’Connell) in the Best Original Song category for writing the title song for the James Bond film No Time to Die, making Eilish the youngest-ever nominee in the category at the age of 20.

The song “No Time to Die” has already won a Grammy and a Golden Globe. If it wins the Oscar, it will be the third consecutive Bond theme to do so, after Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s Spectre song, “Writing’s on the Wall.” Prior to Skyfall, only four Bond themes had been nominated for an Academy Award: “Live and Let Die,” “Nobody Does It Better” from The Spy Who Loved Me, “For Your Eyes Only,” and "The Look of Love" from the 1967 Bond spoof Casino Royale. Meanwhile, John Barry passed away in 2011 and he's still peeved about the "Goldfinger" snub.
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The LA Rams (led by QB Matthew Stafford), beat the Cincinnati Bengals (led by QB Joe Burrow) in Super Bowl LVI. In regular season awards, QB Aaron Rodgers (6) of the Packers won his fourth MVP award.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Mary J. Blige (8) perform at Super Bowl LVI

Police cleared a week-long Canadian trucker anti-mask and vaccine mandate protest at the Ambassador Bridge (4) between the cities of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario

Snoop Dogg (20+) acquires iconic hip-hop record label Death Row (4) that helped launch his career

Merger between Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia clears US antitrust process

IOC (International Olympic Committee) president Thomas Bach (from Germany)

Discount airline Frontier (3) to acquire Spirit (2) Airlines in $2.9B cash and stock deal, which will create fifth-largest US carrier, after American,Delta, Southwest, United, in that order by enplaned passengers.

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (12) , 35, announces this will be his last snowboarding competition

Queen Elizabeth II wants Prince Charles' wife Camilla to get title of Queen Consort (6) once Charles becomes king
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Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp named Super Bowl MVP.
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Sarah Palin's libel case against The New York Times dismissed by the presiding judge.
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