The Associated Press Updated 8:49 am PDT, Monday, April 15, 2019 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27
By Sameen Amer Published: February 23, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email For its sequel, Happy Death Day 2U, writer and director Christopher Landon has thrown some Back to the Future into the mix and blended sci-fi, comedy, and horror into an enjoyable concoction. PHOTO: IMDB It may not have been a cinematic masterpiece, but 2017’s Happy Death Day was a fun black comedy that put together the idea behind the Harold Ramis classic Groundhog Day and the conceit of a slasher thriller. Combined with an impressive lead performance by the charming Jessica Rothe, the result may have been silly but it was certainly entertaining. For its sequel, Happy Death Day 2U, writer and director Christopher Landon has thrown some Back to the Future into the mix and blended sci-fi, comedy, and horror into an enjoyable concoction. A sequence of events leads us back, once again, to the accursed Monday the 18th, the day when university student Theresa … [Read more...] about Is Happy Death Day 2U as ‘deathly’ entertaining as its first part?
What bars someone from holding high political office? Just when we think we know the rules, they change. Certain transgressions have always been career-killers. Few politicians have withstood revelations of egregious corruption, violent crime or child pornography—although voters, it should be added, have proven surprisingly forgiving toward their favorite representatives. More than a few over the decades have even won reelection from prison.Story Continued Below But if some obviously serious misdeeds can be counted on to inflict serious damage, the significance we’ve placed on others has varied widely. Taboos on divorce and homosexuality in the 1950s gave way by the 1980s to moral policing over drug use, infidelity and draft-dodging, and today—as the political turmoil in Virginia and elsewhere is showing—a new set of inviolable behaviors is emerging, from sexual harassment to wearing blackface years ago to other forms of racial offense. And the speed with which … [Read more...] about From Divorce to Blackface: A Short History of Political Taboos
Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 14:15 05 January 2019 Steve Russell The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold more than 50million copies and been translated into more than 60 languages Archant One minute you’re curled up, savouring the latest Agatha Christie mystery. The next, 50 years have passed in a flash. Still, looking back at books of yesteryear does raise happy memories Agatha Christie Picture:: PAIf I had to bet on the year that children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, mafia story The Godfather and The French Lieutenant’s Woman came out, I’d lose my money by some distance. It seems like yesterday (well, mid-1970s at the earliest, surely?) but it was long-ago 1969 – the year America put a man on the moon.Was it a vintage year for the printed word? Here’s a gallop through some of the additions to the bookshelves that year. See what you remember; what you loved; what you detested.Some people were a bit sniffy about … [Read more...] about What were you reading in 1969?
In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics. George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and Navy pilot during World War II, where he flew 58 missions and was shot down over the Pacific. As a politician, he had his fair share of critics and was voted out of office after one term as president. But the Republican reinvented himself in the years after his time in the White House, becoming a fundraiser for disaster relief and forming an unlikely friendship with the man who ousted him from office, former President Bill Clinton. John McCain was a political giant in his own right. He served as a senator for more than 30 years, ran for president twice and spent five years as a prisoner of war after being shot down during the Vietnam War. In captivity, McCain endured torture and even turned down a chance to be released early, denying the North … [Read more...] about Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018