American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are Americans who are Jews, whether by religion, ethnicity or nationality. The current Jewish community in the United States consists of Ashkenazi Jews, who descend from diaspora Jewish populations of Central and Eastern Europe and comprise about 90-95% of the American Jewish population. Most American Ashkenazim are US-born, with a dwindling number of now elderly earlier immigrants, as well as some more recent foreign-born immigrants. During the colonial era, prior to the mass immigration of Ashkenazim and Portuguese Jews represented the bulk of America's small Jewish population, while their descendants are a minority today, they along with an array of other Jewish communities represented the remainder of American Jews, including other more recent Sephardic Jews, Mizrahi Jews, various other ethnically Jewish communities, as well as a smaller number of converts to Judaism; the American Jewish community manifests a wide range of Jewish cultural traditions, encompassing the full spectrum of Jewish religious observance.
Depending on religious definitions and varying population data, the United States has the largest or second largest Jewish community in the world, after Israel. In 2012, the American Jewish population was estimated at between 5.5 and 8 million, depending on the definition of the term, which constitutes between 1.7% and 2.6% of the total U. S. population. Jews have been present in the Thirteen Colonies since the mid-17th century. However, they were small in number, with at most 200 to 300 having arrived by 1700; those early arrivers were Sephardic Jewish immigrants, of Western Sephardic ancestry, but by 1720 Ashkenazi Jews from Central and Eastern Europe predominated. The English Plantation Act 1740 for the first time permitted Jews to become British citizens and emigrate to the colonies. Despite some being denied the ability to vote or hold office in local jurisdictions, Sephardic Jews became active in community affairs in the 1790s, after achieving political equality in the five states where they were most numerous.
Until about 1830, South Carolina had more Jews than anywhere else in North America. Large-scale Jewish immigration commenced in the 19th century, when, by mid-century, many German Jews had arrived, migrating to the United States in large numbers due to antisemitic laws and restrictions in their countries of birth, they became merchants and shop-owners. There were 250,000 Jews in the United States by 1880, many of them being the educated, secular, German Jews, although a minority population of the older Sephardic Jewish families remained influential. Jewish migration to the United States increased in the early 1880s, as a result of persecution and economic difficulties in parts of Eastern Europe. Most of these new immigrants were Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi Jews, most of whom arrived from the poor diaspora communities of the Russian Empire and the Pale of Settlement, located in modern-day Poland, Belarus and Moldova. During the same period, great numbers of Ashkenazi Jews arrived from Galicia, at that time the most impoverished region of the Austro-Hungarian empire with a heavy Jewish urban population, driven out by economic reasons.
Many Jews emigrated from Romania. Over 2,000,000 Jews landed between the late 19th century and 1924, when the Immigration Act of 1924 restricted immigration. Most settled in the New York metropolitan area, establishing the world's major concentrations of Jewish population. In 1915 the circulation of the daily Yiddish newspapers was half a million in New York City alone, 600,000 nationally. In addition thousands more subscribed to the numerous weekly papers and the many magazines. At the beginning of the 20th century, these newly arrived Jews built support networks consisting of many small synagogues and Landsmanshaften for Jews from the same town or village. American Jewish writers of the time urged assimilation and integration into the wider American culture, Jews became part of American life. 500,000 American Jews fought in World War II, after the war younger families joined the new trend of suburbanization. There, Jews became assimilated and demonstrated rising intermarriage; the suburbs facilitated the formation of new centers, as Jewish school enrollment more than doubled between the end of World War II and the mid-1950s, while synagogue affiliation jumped from 20% in 1930 to 60% in 1960.
More recent waves of Jewish emigration from Russia and other regions have joined the mainstream American Jewish community. Americans of Jewish descent have been disproportionately successful in many fields and aspects over the years; the Jewish community in America has gone from a lower class minority, with most studies putting upwards of 80% as manual factory laborers prior to World War I and with the majority of fields barred to them, to the consistent richest or second richest ethnicity in America for the past 40 years in terms of average annual salary, with high concentrations in academia and other fields, today have the highest per capita income of any ethnic group in the United States, at around double the average income of non-Jewish Americans. In 2016, Modern Orthodox Jews had a median household income of $158,000, while Open Orthodox Jews had a median household income at $185,000. Scholars debate whether the favorable historical experience for Jews in the United States has been such a unique experience as to validate American exceptionalism.
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, it is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of, A Game of Thrones; the show is filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Malta, Scotland and the United States. The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, will conclude with its eighth season, which will premiere on April 14, 2019. Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has several plots and a large ensemble cast, but follows three story arcs; the first arc is about the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the noble dynasties either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from it. The second story arc focuses on the last descendant of the realm's deposed ruling dynasty, exiled and is plotting a return to the throne; the third story arc follows the Night's Watch, a long-standing brotherhood charged with defending the realm against the ancient threats of the fierce peoples and legendary creatures that lie far north of The Wall, an impending winter that threatens the realm.
Game of Thrones has attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, international fan base. It has been acclaimed by critics for its acting, complex characters, story and production values, although its frequent use of nudity and violence has been criticized; the series has received 47 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016, 2018, more than any other primetime scripted television series. Its other awards and nominations include three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation, a 2011 Peabody Award, five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. Of the ensemble cast, Peter Dinklage has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his performance as Tyrion Lannister. Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Diana Rigg, Max von Sydow have received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for their performances.
Game of Thrones is based on the storylines of A Song of Ice and Fire, set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm's noble families for the Iron Throne, while other families fight for independence from it, it opens with additional threats in the icy North and Essos in the east. Showrunner David Benioff jokingly suggested "The Sopranos in Middle-earth" as Game of Thrones' tagline, referring to its intrigue-filled plot and dark tone in a fantasy setting of magic and dragons. In a 2012 study, out of 40 recent TV drama shows, Game of Thrones ranked second in deaths per episode, averaging 14 deaths; the series is praised for what is perceived as a sort of medieval realism. George R. R. Martin set out to make the story feel more like historical fiction than contemporary fantasy, with less emphasis on magic and sorcery and more on battles, political intrigue, the characters, believing that magic should be used moderately in the epic fantasy genre.
Martin has stated that "the true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves."A common theme in the fantasy genre is the battle between good and evil, which Martin says does not mirror the real world. Just like people's capacity for good and for evil in real life, Martin explores the questions of redemption and character change; the series allows the audience to view different characters from their perspective, unlike in many other fantasies, thus the supposed villains can provide their side of the story. Benioff said, "George brought a measure of harsh realism to high fantasy, he introduced gray tones into a black-and-white universe."In early seasons, under the influence of the A Song of Ice and Fire books, main characters were killed off, this was credited with developing tension among viewers. In seasons, critics pointed out that certain characters had developed "plot armor" to survive in unlikely circumstances, attributed this to Game of Thrones deviating from the novels to become more of a traditional television series.
The series reflects the substantial death rates in war. Although the first season follows the events of the first novel seasons have made significant changes. According to David Benioff, the series is "about adapting the series as a whole and following the map George laid out for us and hitting the major milestones, but not each of the stops along the way"; the novels and their adaptations base aspects of their settings and plot on events in European history. Most of Westeros is reminiscent of high medieval Europe, from lands and cultures, to the palace intrigue, feudal system and knightly tournaments. A principal inspiration for the novels is the English Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York, reflected in Martin's houses of Lannister and Stark; the scheming Cersei Lannister evokes Isabella, the "she-wolf of France". Holland further proposes that other historical antecedents of series elements include Hadrian's Wall, the Roman Empire, the legend of Atlantis, Byzantine Greek fire, Icelandi
Under the Dome (TV series)
Under the Dome is an American science-fiction mystery drama television series. It premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013, concluded on September 10, 2015; the series was developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on Stephen King's 2009 novel of the same name. Under the Dome tells the story of the residents of the fictional small town of Chester's Mill, when a massive, indestructible dome cuts them off from the rest of the world. Military forces, the government, the media positioned outside the barrier attempt to break it down, while the residents trapped inside must find their own ways to survive with diminishing resources and rising tensions. A small group of people inside the dome must unravel complicated mysteries to figure out what the dome is, where it came from, when it will go away. Under the Dome was an instant success for the network; the show continued to enjoy high viewership ratings throughout its first season, but the second and third seasons of the series had significant declines in live viewership.
Under the Dome had a positive critical reception, which changed into mixed reviews as the series progressed. Under the Dome came to a conclusion in September 2015. Over three seasons, 39 episodes were produced. Executive producer and showrunner Neal Baer stated in an interview after the finale aired: "I'm happy with this ending. I feel satisfied. We made it so there could be another … but it wasn't necessary." The cast members portray characters who were taken from the original novel, "although some have been combined and others have changed jobs". Mike Vogel as Dale "Barbie" Barbara, an Iraq War veteran visiting Chester's Mill Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway, an investigative reporter who becomes romantically involved with Barbie Natalie Martinez as Linda Esquivel, a loyal and ambitious deputy, appointed sheriff by Big Jim Britt Robertson as Angie McAlister, Joe's older sister who works as a waitress and volunteers as a candy striper with dreams of escaping Chester's Mill Alexander Koch as James "Junior" Rennie, Big Jim's son and deputy sheriff Nicholas Strong as Phil Bushey, a popular radio DJ acting sheriff Colin Ford as Joe McAlister, a teenager whose parents are outside of the dome.
Another species had sought to take over The Kinship's world, during an event known as "The Great Destruction". To survive, The Kinship abandoned their own world, they used an egg inside a meteor to transport themselves across the galaxy, hoping the meteor would crash on another inhabited planet. In 1980, The Kinship's meteor crashed in the center of Chester's Mill. Teenagers Melanie, Pauline and Lyle found the meteor in the middle of the woods; as they approached it, four hand prints glowed, one on each side of the meteor. Each of them placed his or her hand on the meteor, which triggered it to open, revealing a glowing pink egg. Attracted by the egg, Melanie picked it up. However, Lyle pushed her into the meteor, she died. Had she stayed alive longer, Melanie would have been infected by The Kinship, a dome would have lowered over the town, while a mini-dome descended over the egg, Melanie and her friends, as the first life forms to have come into contact with the egg, would have been pulled underground, into a large cave which forms instantly.
There, they would have been able to view the town from within a large "Queen-size" cocoon. But since she died, it didn't happen then. Panicking, Melanie's friends buried her and the alien egg, swearing never to talk about the incident again. Now, in 2013, two archaeologists and Eva, search for an intact egg, which they believe to be located in Chester's Mill, they work for a large e
The End (Lost)
"The End" is the series finale of the ABC television series Lost, consisting of the 17th and 18th episodes of season 6. It is the 120th and 121st episodes overall; as the final episode, it was first aired in the eastern United States and eastern Canada, aired in the western United States, western Canada, eight other countries. The finale was written by co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse, directed by executive producer Jack Bender. Unlike the previous season finales, which were two hours long with advertisements, the series finale was expanded by half an hour, running two and a half hours starting at 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, with a retrospective of the past six seasons running for two hours, starting at 7 pm. "The End" was watched by 13.5 million Americans and received a polarized response from both fans and critics. Reviewers from the Chicago Tribune and IGN called it the best episode of the season and praised its emotion and character. Reviews from the Los Angeles Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer criticized the finale for answering so few of the series' questions.
Web site Metacritic gave "The End" a score of 74 out of 100, suggesting "mostly positive reviews", while The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph reported negative reviews. Retrospective reviews have been more negative, with the episode now being remembered by some as one of the worst series finales of all time. In the episode, the Man in Black executes his plan to destroy the island as Jack Shephard tries to stop him once and for all. Meanwhile, the true nature of this season's "flash-sideways" narrative device is revealed. Desmond gathers many of the islanders at the benefit concert of Daniel DriveShaft. One by one, each protagonist begins to recognize one another based on close contact with a person or object, important to them throughout their time on the island, receiving flashes of memory. Most of them remember their past lives and are drawn to the church, to be the site of Jack's father's funeral. John Locke regains the use of his legs after being operated on by Jack. After remembering his time on the island through the flashes of memory, Locke attempts to convince Jack of the truth, but Jack, although experiencing flashes of memory, resists the revelation.
Locke meets Ben outside the church where Locke forgives him for murdering him. Ben meets Hurley, who says everyone is inside, motioning him to join them, but Ben elects to stay outside; as Hurley heads back inside, he says to Ben that he was a "real good number two...", to which Ben replies back that Hurley was a "great number one". Kate encounters Jack, while her presence causes him to experience more flashes, he continues to resist, she takes him to the church and instructs him to enter through the back door, telling him the others will be waiting for him. In the church, he enters a room where there are symbols not just of Christianity, but of other faiths such as Hinduism, Islam etc, he encounters his father's coffin. He discovers it to be empty. Christian Shephard appears behind him. Jack comes to realize that he is dead as well. After an emotional embrace, Christian reassures him that the events leading up to now happened and the time he spent with the people on the island was "the most important period" of his life.
He explains to Jack that time has no meaning in this place and that they "made" the place to "find each other", independent of the time at which they died. Christian explains that place exists so the Oceanic 815 survivors could "let go" and "move on" together. Jack and Christian go out into the church to meet the others. Everyone is able to see and remember everyone else and their lives together. After an emotional reunion, Christian opens the front doors, revealing another bright light that envelops everyone inside the church. Jack Shephard, Kate Austen and Hugo "Hurley" Reyes head to the heart of the island, while James "Sawyer" Ford goes after Desmond Hume, thrown into a well. Arriving there, Sawyer is confronted by Ben Linus and the Man in Black, who reveals his plan to destroy the island. Sawyer steals Ben's rifle and reunites with Jack's group. Jack tells Sawyer that he plans to confront the Man in Black. At the same time, having been rescued by Rose Henderson and Bernard Nadler, is confronted by the Man in Black, who has Ben with him.
The Man in Black threatens to kill Rose and Bernard if Desmond does not come with him, he complies, provided the Man in Black leaves the couple unharmed. Meanwhile, Miles Straume finds a no longer ageless Richard Alpert in the jungle, they set out by boat to destroy the Ajira plane which would allow the Man in Black to escape. Along the way, they rescue Frank Lapidus, who had survived the destruction of the submarine, they decide to leave the island by using the plane. On the way to the heart of the Island, Jack's group encounters the Man in Black's group. Jack tells the Man in Black that he is going to kill him, together with Desmond, they travel to the heart of the Island. Jack tells Sawyer that he believes Desmond can kill the Man in Black because he thinks Jacob brought him back not as bait but as a weapon. Desmond tells Jack that destroying the island and killing the Man in Black do not matter because he is going down to the heart of the island and leaving for another place. Jack and the Man in Black lower Desmond down to the he
Savage (1973 TV film)
Savage is a 1973 American made-for-television thriller-drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Martin Landau. It was not picked up as a series. A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court. Los Angeles, California, USA Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA "Savage" on IMDb
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film and television; the analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. In ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval world, the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, women's roles were played by men or boys. After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear on stage in England. In modern times in pantomime and some operas, women play the roles of boys or young men. After 1660 in England, when women first started to appear on stage, the terms actor or actress were used interchangeably for female performers, but influenced by the French actrice, actress became the used term for women in theater and film.
The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with -ess added. When referring to groups of performers of both sexes, actors is preferred. Actor is used before the full name of a performer as a gender-specific term. Within the profession, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the post-war period of the 1950 and'60s, when the contributions of women to cultural life in general were being reviewed; when The Observer and The Guardian published their new joint style guide in 2010, it stated "Use for both male and female actors. The guide's authors stated that "actress comes into the same category as authoress, manageress,'lady doctor','male nurse' and similar obsolete terms that date from a time when professions were the preserve of one sex.". "As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper:'An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor – I can play anything.'" The UK performers' union Equity has no policy on the use of "actor" or "actress". An Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the "...subject divides the profession".
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that "Actress" remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. With regard to the cinema of the United States, the gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the silent film era and the early days of the Motion Picture Production Code, but in the 2000s in a film context, it is deemed archaic. However, "player" remains in use in the theatre incorporated into the name of a theatre group or company, such as the American Players, the East West Players, etc. Actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as "players". In 2015, Forbes reported that "...just 21 of the 100 top-grossing films of 2014 featured a female lead or co-lead, while only 28.1% of characters in 100 top-grossing films were female...". "In the U. S. there is an "industry-wide in salaries of all scales. On average, white women get paid 78 cents to every dollar a white man makes, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents to a white male's dollar, Black women 64 cents and Native American women just 59 cents to that."
Forbes' analysis of US acting salaries in 2013 determined that the "...men on Forbes' list of top-paid actors for that year made 21/2 times as much money as the top-paid actresses. That means that Hollywood's best-compensated actresses made just 40 cents for every dollar that the best-compensated men made." The first recorded case of a performing actor occurred in 534 BC when the Greek performer Thespis stepped onto the stage at the Theatre Dionysus to become the first known person to speak words as a character in a play or story. Prior to Thespis' act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are called Thespians; the male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Western theatre developed and expanded under the Romans; the theatre of ancient Rome was a thriving and diverse art form, ranging from festival performances of street theatre, nude dancing, acrobatics, to the staging of situation comedies, to high-style, verbally elaborate tragedies.
As the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies and other entertainments were popular. From the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder. Small nomadic bands of actors traveled around Europe throughout the period, performing wherever they could find an audience. Traditionally, actors were not of high status. Early Middle Ages actors were denounced by the Church during the Dark Ages, as they were viewed as dangerous and pagan. In many parts of Europe, traditional beliefs of the region and time period meant actors could not receive a Christian burial. In the Early Middle Ages, churches in Europe began staging dramatized versions of biblical events. By the middle of the 11th century, liturgical drama had spread from Russia to Scandinavia
Profiler (TV series)
Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC as part of its Thrillogy block and CNBC Europe from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the fictional FBI Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ally Walker starred as profiler Dr. Samantha Waters during the first three seasons, was replaced by Jamie Luner as prosecutor-turned-profiler Dr. Rachel Burke during the show's final season. Robert Davi, Roma Maffia, Peter Frechette, Erica Gimpel and Julian McMahon co-starred throughout the show's run. Caitlin Wachs played Dr. Waters' daughter for the first two seasons, a role taken over by Evan Rachel Wood in 1998. Profiler shares a similar lead character and premise with the Fox Network series Millennium, created by Chris Carter. Both shows premiered at the beginning of the 1996–97 television season. Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters is a forensic psychologist working for the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia, she is a "profiler".
While she performs all of her duties diligently, her real motive lies in a both professional and personal tragedy years earlier in which her husband was murdered by a serial killer known only as Jack of All Trades. Sam is part of an elite team of pros led by her mentor, Bailey Malone, that includes Detective John Grant, computer hacker George Fraley, forensic pathologist Grace Alvarez. Together, they solve the toughest of cases, she lives in a former firefighter station, guarded 24/7, with her seven-year-old daughter Chloe Waters, her best friend Angel Brown, an artist. Other characters included Michael Whaley playing Nathan Brubaker. Shiek Mahmoud-Bey played Marcus Payton in season two, an FBI agent skeptical of Sam's methods. A Martinez, who had worked with Ally Walker on the NBC daytime serial Santa Barbara, appeared in the first and second seasons playing Nick Cooper, an ATF bomb disposal expert, Sam Waters love interest, murdered by Jack. Heather McComb appeared in the first and second seasons as Frances Malone, the wayward and rebellious teenage daughter of Bailey Malone.
Traci Lords appeared throughout the second season playing a violent ex-convict named Sharon Lesher, who became the serial killer Jill of All Trades after she was recruited by Jack. In season three, the VCTF closed in on Jack, whose name was revealed to be Donald Lucas. With Jack in custody and her daughter Chloe moved out of the fortress-like firehouse where they had lived for the past two years and into a fancy house in the Atlanta suburbs. Sam had a brief romance with Paul Sterling, a district attorney prosecuting Donald Lucas, while Sam dealt with her estranged father Walter Anderson who had some kind of connection to the imprisoned Donald Lucas, but as it turned out, the arrest of Donald Lucas was a ploy by the real Jack of All Trades who had in fact escaped yet again and was revealed to be in hiding in a small California town playing a sheriff, named Ed Boast. In season four, after stopping Jack, Sam retired from the VCTF, being replaced by a new forensic psychologist, Rachel Burke. Rachel was a former FBI instructor at Quantico who had Sam Waters' skill of profiling.
But unlike Sam, Rachel had a brusque take-charge manner that alienated some of the team members. Rachel had her own life problems of being single and dealing with her self-destructive younger brother, who died from a drug overdose near the end of the season. Late in the season, the show established a new overarching villain, a shadowy urban legend named Damian Kennasas. Gregory Itzin had a recurring role as Joel Marks, an unstable FBI agent who stalked Rachel; as the series came to an end, it appeared that the elite VCTF team might be shut down by the U. S. Congress for the high funds it took to operate. Ally Walker as Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters Jamie Luner as Agent Rachel Burke Robert Davi as Agent Bailey Malone Julian McMahon as Det. John Grant Roma Maffia as Dr. Grace Alvarez Peter Frechette as George Fraley Erica Gimpel as Angel Brown Caitlin Wachs as Chloe Waters Michael Whaley as Det. Nathan Brubaker Heather McComb as Frances Malone Shiek Mahmud-Bey as Det. Marcus Payton Traci Lords as Sharon Lesher A Martinez as Nick Cooper Evan Rachel Wood as Chloe Waters Mark Rolston as Donald Lucas John Mese as Paul Sterling Lawrence Pressman as Walter Anderson Gregory Itzin as Joel Marks Notes Dennis Christopher as Jack of All Trades/Albert Newquay Profiler shared the same universe with The Pretender, with three crossover episodes, one with Michael T. Weiss guest starring on Profiler, Ally Walker making a guest appearance on The Pretender in season 3, episode 19, Jamie Luner making a guest appearance on The Pretender in season 4, episode 10.
Profiler was first syndicated to Court TV in 2000. Profiler aired weeknights at 1AM and 4AM Easte