BLAINESWORLD #1061 (Please send any comments to:

Section 2, part 2



(3) Michael Glaeser: Thank you, Blaine, for sending your wonderful BLAINESWORLD every week. I appreciate and enjoy it very much. It can’t be wrong to say”thank you “to a friend from time to time. Have a great week.

(4) Mike Martinelli:  Happy SAG Sunday. Well, there are a few categories that are so close like best ensemble and best actor. As far as film ensemble both Fences and Moonlight deserve the win, but there has never been a tie at SAG so only one can win.  Right behind them very close is Hidden Figures. Once race that critics think is in the bag is best supporting actor. I don’t see that happening and I think history may repeat itself like last year where there were 3 different winners in SAG, Oscar’s and Golden Globes.  My picks are in bold and marked with a * next to them.


Best Film Ensemble
“Captain Fantastic”
“Fences” *
“Hidden Figures”
“Manchester by the Sea”

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington, “Fences” *

Best Actress
Amy Adams, “Arrival”
Emily Blunt, “The Girl on the Train”
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land” *
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Hugh Grant, “Florence Foster Jenkins” *
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, “Fences” *
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Stunt Ensemble
“Captain America: Civil War”
“Doctor Strange”
“Hacksaw Ridge” *
“Jason Bourne”
“Nocturnal Animals”


Section 12, NC events

(1) At NC Stage:

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(2) Cappy Tosetti: Please join us…..please share with others.

Get-together to Make Sleeping Mats for Homeless Individuals

Thursday, February 2nd.     10am – Noon

Haywood Street Congregation
Fellowship Hall
297 Haywood Street – corner of Haywood Street and Patton Ave.

We will be meeting each month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday – same time & location

A time to gather, to learn, create these mats made from plastic shopping/grocery bags.
A time to share ideas and work together on a special project.

Each mat is 3 x 6 feet.

Trivia:  approximately 600 plastic bags go into each mat

No need to know how to crochet……lots of other steps in the process.

Items used.
Plastic grocery/shopping bags
Fabric. Rotary cutter – optional
Hard surface to use with cutter
Crochet hook – Size Q

This is a project that be done at home.

For more information:

Cappy Tosetti
Happy Bag Lady
828 707-7203


(3) Attorney George Pappas to Speak at UNC Asheville on the Legal History of Native American Dispossession

Attorney George D. Pappas will offer a lecture, The Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossession: From the Marshall Trilogy to Standing Rock, at noon on Thursday, Feb. 9 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, in the Laurel Forum. This talk, part of the university’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Series, is free and open to everyone.

Pappas says he will offer “a unique interpretation of how literary and public discourses influenced three U.S. Supreme Court rulings written by Chief Justice John Marshall with respect to Native Americans.” Known collectively as the Marshall Trilogy, these three decisions issued between 1823 and 1832 “formed the legal basis for the dispossession of indigenous populations,” according to Pappas. Claiming that the rulings “blurred the distinction between literature, especially colonial literature, and law,” Pappas will draw upon the ideas of Michel Foucault, Edward Said and Homi Bhabha as part of his analysis.

Now based in Asheville, Pappas represents clients in immigration and criminal cases, and in family and civil litigation. He is also a member of the Cherokee Supreme Court (Eastern Band), and since 2002 has been executive director of the International Center for Legal Studies (ICLS), a registered center of the University of London International Programmes.

Pappas is the author of the book, The Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossession – The Marshall Trilogy Cases 1823-1832, and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Birkbeck College, University of London, as well as degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science; The University of London International Programmes and Delaware Law School at Widener University.

For more information, email or call 828.251.6674.



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