Home Art culture Art Culture on January 8, 2022 As history later demonstrated, it was one of the worst appeasement acts: the 1938 Munich Agreement, signed by heads of government Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Edouard Daladier and Benito Mussolini. That early attempt to stop Hitler's devastating expansionist policy is the focus of the new Netflix film "Munich: The Edge of War." Even though viewers of the thriller already know that Chamberlain's attempts to avoid a war with Hitler will be unsuccessful, the film remains captivating thanks to clever dialogues, detailed set design and outstanding acting. Above all, it reflects on the power of any single individual amid a visibly insane political context; the actions of the protagonists bring forth questions on how far each of us would go in such circumstances. The historical agreement allowed Hitler to take over the Czechoslovak Sudenten territories, inhabited by some … [Read more...] about Munich: The Edge Of War: The Pre-World War II Netflix Movie Asks, ‘What If?’
Home Art culture Art Culture on January 21, 2022 "I grew up with death, I got used to it," Hardy Krüger said in a 2018 interview with German press agency dpa just before his 90th birthday, when asked if he was afraid of death. The retired film star referred to the fact that he had survived front line operations in World War II, bombings, and had escaped a death sentence and firing squad. "A person cannot usually be that lucky," he mused. Eberhard August Franz Ewald Krüger was born in the Berlin district of Wedding on April 12, 1928, during the era of the Great Depression. His father, an engineer, was a fan of Adolf Hitler and an early member of the Nazi Party. A bust of Hitler stood on the family piano. A Nazi education Time and again, Krüger said he was raised by his parents and teachers to be a Nazi. When he was 13, he was accepted as a student into the Ordensburg Sonthofen, a Nazi educational institution designed to shape … [Read more...] about German Actor Hardy Krüger Passes Away At 93: A Look At His Life And Career
Home Art culture Art Culture on January 9, 2022 Even during his lifetime, David Bowie, whose 75th birthday is on January 8, was a legend. Nearly a dozen biographies have been published about the pop visionary, and few secret remains undiscovered. By now, fans probably know that his eyes did not have different colors, but that only one pupil was enlarged. But did you also know that buying bread in Germany wasn't as easy as it sounds for the singer? 1. Loving the Alien David Bowie was like a chameleon, assuming various alter egos throughout his career, from Aladdin Sane to The Thin White Duke. But it wasn't always easy to keep track of those different personalities. Bowie once said that at one point he couldn't make the distinction between himself and his Ziggy Stardust persona — and the drugs he took didn't help either. "That was when it all started to sour," Bowie is quoted as saying in Christopher Sandford's biography "Bowie: Loving … [Read more...] about David Bowie Birthday Special: 10 Facts About The Great Singer-Songwriter And Actor
Home Health Wellness Wellness on January 18, 2022 Four young people are sitting outside the registry office in Berlin's Charlottenburg district, wearing thick jackets, holding a bottle of champagne and a small wedding cake. Their loud laughter echoes through the air. Angela and Johannes just got married — under COVID-19 restrictions, which allow only seven people to attend the ceremony. "We had to submit the registration in writing and for the wedding we had to be vaccinated, recovered or recently tested," says the bride. The ceremony lasted 10 to 15 minutes, she says. We were allowed to take off our masks and kiss each other when we said yes," she says happily. She does not want to let the steep increase in infections throughout Berlin spoil her mood. But the mood is somber in the lively district of Kreuzberg. It's unusually quiet here in the streets with their many small shops, restaurants and cafes. Only a few passers-by are … [Read more...] about Omicron: German Capital Berlin Turns Into COVID Hotspot
Home Health Health on January 3, 2022 Apollo Hospitals today inaugurated the vaccination program for children in the age group of 15 to 18 years. This is in line with the Hon'ble Prime Minister's announcement of the expansion of the COVID vaccination program to include children above the age of 15 years from January 3, 2022. Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, "Today is indeed an important milestone in our battle against COVID-19. With the launch of vaccinations for children between 15-18 years, we have made a beginning in protecting our future and the future of the country. This is an age group that needs to be protected against COVID and vaccination will help in mitigating the severity and preventing complications of COVID in children. Timely vaccination will also help in their return to a normal life of not just education in the classroom but also sports and other cultural activities necessary for all-round … [Read more...] about Hospital Launches Vaccination Programme For Children Aged 15-18 Yrs Across The Country
Home Art culture Art Culture on January 4, 2022 "Who rests, rusts" is the motto Carlos Saura lives by. "I make films to stay alive," the director told Spanish newspaper "El Pais" in an interview on his 85th birthday in 2017. Five years later, it remains his motto. Despite turning 90, the Spanish directoris not thinking about retirement. "I always have something in mind. And if there's nothing, I invent something," says the nonagenarian, who was born on January 4, 1932, in the northern Spanish town of Huesca. Saura has had a considerable workload in recent years: his documentary film about the architect Renzo Piano was released in 2018, followed in 2021 by the musical drama "The King of All the World," for which he also wrote the screenplay. However, his oft-postponed pet project "33 Dias" has yet to make progress. The film is supposed to be about the 33 days in which the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso created his famous anti-war … [Read more...] about Award-Winning Spanish Film Director Carlos Saura Turns 90: A Look At His Journey
Home Art culture Art Culture on January 8, 2022 With COVID-19 infection rates soaring around the world, several big events have been called off or rescheduled, like the Grammy Awards 2022, The Golden Globes 2022, however, will be held as scheduled on Sunday, January 9. There will no audience. The Berlinale 2022 and Cannes Film Festival 2022 are being held as scheduled, as of now. Here is a list of the art and culture events of 2022 that have been postponed due to COVID and Omicron, and those which are on schedule. Grammy Awards 2022 Preparations for the popular music awards ceremony, originally planned for January 31 in Los Angeles, were in full swing until a surge in COVID cases in the US forced organizers to reschedule the event. New dates are yet to be announced. Golden Globe Awards 2022 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organises the Golden Globe Awards, recently announced a very stripped-down version … [Read more...] about Omicron: Have The 2022 Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, Oscars, Berlinale, Cannes Been Postponed?
Home Insync Insync on March 22, 2010 Robert Pattinson lost his car somewhere in Los Angeles, as he forgot where he parked it. The British actor was welcomed by hordes of screaming fans as he launched his new film, 'Remember Me", in London's Leicester Square. After taking to the red carpet to sign autographs and greet fans, he could not remember where he parked his car in the American city. "I lost the car somewhere in LA because I don't recall where I parked it," says the actor. Pattinson says that he did not consider himself sexy, for an interview with the Sun newspaper. "I don't feel that I'm sexy at all. I don't feel connected to that kind of talk. People say it but I've never thought like that. It's funny because even the girls that think like that, if you talk to one of them for five minutes the illusion is gone. But people still hold on to that illusion," he said. Comments More LONDON News … [Read more...] about Robert Pattinson Lost His Car!
Home Lgbtq Lgbtq on January 10, 2022 Last year, the Emmys were held exclusively online and celebrities had to give the custom red carpet and camera flashes a miss. This year, the industry is meeting as usual in Los Angeles, but with strict hygiene regulations amid COVID. Organized by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a non-profit based in New York, the Emmys are considered the most important awards in television. Together with the Oscars, the Tonys and the Grammys, the Emmys constitute the four major prizes in the US entertainment industry. This year, the Primetime Emmy Awards will be held for the 73rd time on September 19. The first Emmys were awarded in 1949 and a lot has happened since then. Most of all, in the last two, three years, movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter have shaken up the American entertainment industry and forced it to deal with issues regarding the representation of the country's … [Read more...] about Emmy Awards 2021: Mj Rodriguez First Transwoman To Be Nominated – How Inclusive Are The Emmys This Year?
Home Lgbtq Lgbtq on January 13, 2022 In yet another beautiful celebration of love, where race, gender and everything else stands in the shadows of judgements and scowls, these two lovebirds took their flight. Surbhi Mitra and Paramita Mukherjee got engaged as the previous year ended in Nagpur. During a "commitment ring ceremony", they vowed to spend the rest of their lives as a couple. The couple plans to get married by the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023. Both doctors by profession, the couple took part in a "commitment ring ceremony" in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Both parties promised to spend the rest of their lives together as a couple and plan to get married in Goa soon. The two Bengali women marked the occasion with dance, music, designer dresses, and a feast. "Our commitment to each other is a lifetime commitment," they proclaimed of their love. "My father knew about my sexual orientation since 2013. When I told my … [Read more...] about Shattering Stereotypes One Day At A Time: Lesbian Couple Get Engaged In Nagpur, Wedding in Goa