Tag: movie

The Director of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Will Explore a String of High-Profile Chinese Art Heists in His Next Film

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is adapting the story of a mysterious rash of Chinese art and antiquities heists for his next film. Warner Bros. will release The Great Chinese Art Heist, based on Alex W. Palmer’s 2018 GQ story of the…

/ February 26, 2021

The Economics of Hollywood

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/ February 21, 2021

Off the rails: Conspiracy theorists commandeer Trump’s legal operation

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios…

/ January 17, 2021

Dad Who Dressed As Frozen’s Elsa In Support Of Son Calls Video Reaction ‘Heartwarming’

Australian children’s author Scott Stuart, who wore a matching Elsa costume with his seven-year-old son, Colin, at Sydney’s recent ‘Frozen: The Musical’ premiere, has described the immense online support from strangers as “heartwarming” and “amazing”. A TikTok video of Stuart…

/ January 6, 2021

Stream weavers: the musicians’ dilemma in Spotify’s pay-to-play plan

Spotify offered the promise that, in the age of digital downloads, all artists would get paid for their music, and some would get paid a lot. Lorde and Billie Eilish showed what was possible. Lorde was just 16 when, in…

/ January 4, 2021

Selena Gomez Slams Facebook For Allowing Spread Of Lies About COVID-19, Vaccines

Selena Gomez criticised on Facebook on Tuesday for allowing “lies about COVID and vaccines to be spread on their platforms.”The singer had been responding to a tweet from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a London-based nonprofit with the goal…

/ December 31, 2020

Port Arthur Massacre Survivor Outraged Over Stan’s ‘Nitram’ Martin Byrant Film

News of an Australian film being made about the events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre has sparked a wave of backlash amongst victims and others in the community. Writer Justin Woolley, who was 12 when he and his…

/ December 1, 2020

A season of COVID uncertainty

The frightening, post-election COVID surge is making everything feel strange, different and unsettled all over again.Why it matters: With Thanksgiving cancelled, doctors quitting their practices and grocers limiting purchase quantities (again), Americans have the ambient sense that our safety net…

/ November 22, 2020

How to choose the right Christmas gift: tips from psychological research

Christmas is a time of celebration, relaxation and gift giving. But choosing gifts can also make it a time of stress and anxiety. The wrong gift can actually do more harm than good. Here is some advice, based on decades…

/ November 18, 2020

Stock market rises after Pfizer coronavirus vaccine news

The Dow closed up 2.9%, or 835 points, after Pfizer announced promising, though early, findings about the effectiveness of its coronavirus vaccine. The S&P 500 finished up 1.2%.The state of play: The vaccine progress is fueling market optimism about a…

/ November 9, 2020

Ways To Celebrate NAIDOC Week In 2020: ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’

NAIDOC Week is held in Australia each year to acknowledge and celebrate the history, diverse culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.While usually held in July, NAIDOC Week has been pushed back this year due to COVID-19,…

/ November 5, 2020

Most of Them Melted. But the Two Surviving Puppets From the Holiday Film ‘Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Could Be Yours for $250,000

Attention fans of the classic Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: two of the original stop-motion puppet figures from the 1964 television film are coming to auction on November 13, and are expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. Offered by California…

/ October 23, 2020

The Shifting Economics of California

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/ October 21, 2020

Newly Beloved Old Master Artemisia Gentileschi’s Life Story Is Dramatic Enough for a TV Series—and Soon, It Will Be the Subject of One

The life of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1652), the great Baroque painter who is the subject of the London National Gallery’s much heralded exhibition, will be the focus of a new scripted television series from ViacomCBS International Studios. Frida Torresblanco, known for…

/ October 15, 2020