I had some positive reactions where folks were like, “yeah, that’s why I moved here. I like the Wyoming culture and I like wearing jeans and that’s true.” There are others who have pushed back a little bit on my characterization of their philanthropy, saying they are doing it out of the goodness of their heart and they care about the issues, which may be true, but when you look at the numbers, it tells a different story. So, it’s been a little mixed, but I haven’t received any major blowback. Honestly, I think it’s because I built some pretty good relationships with many of these folks, and I do see them as people. People with immense power and immense wealth that have disproportionate impact and who may not understand the reality of life in the rural West or the reality of environmental conservation and the problem of climate change. … [Read more...] about Billionaires Cowboy Up and Turn Wyoming Into a Gated Community
An uplifting music video was presented featuring a song titled "A Path to Peace," written by Harriet Tadikonda, a Flight Lieutenant in the British Air Force. She joined the event from the UK, sharing that the song aims to inspire people to build a better world for children. She also shared a music video of herself singing and playing the piano to support this meaningful day even though she had been hospitalized for COVID-19 and is still suffering its side effects. She has touched many people's hearts with her efforts and her encouraging words: "We will rise again, and we will rise more united and stronger." … [Read more...] about United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity Observed Online
The report was ordered following a disclosure of Norwegian migrant-background youths being sent to Quran schools in Somalia and Kenya to prevent them from becoming “Norwegianised”. In addition to harsh conditions and torture, the victims also complained of being brainwashed in Islamist doctrines and hatred for the West. A similar phenomenon has been noticed in neighbouring Sweden as well, which also has a substantial Somali community. … [Read more...] about Norwegian Authorities Helped Migrant Parents Send Children to ‘Quran Schools’ Abroad – Report
Among the originals available on HBO Max at launch are the Anna Kendrick-starring romantic comedy anthology Love Life, new Looney Tunes cartoons, as well as two projects that have been controversial before they have even launched. The voguing competition show Legendary, which has already got host Jameela Jamil into hot water, and On The Record, the documentary detailing the sexual assault allegations against Russell Simmons which hit headlines after executive producer Oprah Winfrey left the project. … [Read more...] about HBO Max Countdown: When Will the Streaming Service Launch?
"If I am going to do a movie on Miles Davis I want it to be gangster, I want it to be wild, I want it to be impressionistic,” Cheadle said. “Feel like its free form and it can go anywhere, really feel what its music feels like. Not trying to tackle everything from cradle to grave." … [Read more...] about Actor, Director Don Cheadle Miles Ahead on Miles Davis Biopic
Michèle Roberts As a half-French Catholic child brought up to read sentimentalised Bible stories rather than the Old Testament, or the mass liturgy in Latin, I saw the King James Bible as foreign, exotically Protestant and, above all, literary. People in English novels seemed to know the Bible by heart, and quoted from it as though they had grown up breathing in its grave poetry like air. Jane Eyre, for example, is sustained in her travails by it. Though a bullied child, she is a discriminating reader, honest enough to admit to the beastly clergyman Brocklehurst that she does not like Psalms, because they are "not interesting". The hypocrite priest's toddler son sickeningly professes to prefer reciting Psalms to eating gingernuts and so gets extra gingernuts as a reward. … [Read more...] about The King James Bible’s language lessons
Stephen Colbert: ‘It’s hard not to be inspired by these kids’ “The big story tonight continues to be the inspiring activism of children,” Stephen Colbert began. “Today, students all over Florida walked out of their classrooms and were joined by kids in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Arizona, Iowa, and a huge group of students from Maryland, Virginia and DC, who descended on our nation’s capitol.” … [Read more...] about Jimmy Kimmel leads attack on Florida conspiracies: ‘People like Trump Jr perpetuate this stuff’
Maximilien Robespierre Among the historical figures after whom the French name boulevards and squares, one is inexplicably rare: the father of their republic and all modern revolutionary politics. History has given Robespierre a bad rap for his role in what it knows as the Terror. A great orator with a brilliant mind, but an ascetic man, Robespierre drove the great French Revolution, opposing Girondin revolutionary factions that disastrously declared war on the rest of Europe. The wars, and betrayal by others, required Robespierre to defend that revolution with a device proposed along with his friend Joseph-Ignace Guillotin as a humane alternative to the breaking wheel, after the pair had unsuccessfully attempted to abolish the death penalty. Robespierre was guillotined without trial after a coup d’etat on 28 July 1794. … [Read more...] about The 10 best revolutionaries
Though this is bad news for fans of Riverdale, The Flash and All America, which are all delayed until January, it is even worse news for viewers of Dynasty. According to TVLine, Season 4 of Carrington drama will now not air on The CW until spring 2021. Though the exact release date has not been announced, this most likely means that Dynasty's next season will start in May, after freshman CW series like Superman & Lois and Walker have ended their inaugural 13-episode runs. … [Read more...] about ‘Dynasty’ Season 4: Why Fans Should Expect a Big Delay Before the Next Season Airs on Netflix and The CW
Sheridan then released her own statement saying: "Working on the Dynasty reboot and reprising the iconic role of Alexis has been thoroughly enjoyable, but the chance to spend precious time with my terminally ill mother is more important to me right now. I am profoundly grateful to Mark Pedowitz (The CW) and David Stapf (CBS) for graciously allowing me to return to Los Angeles to be with her, and I wish them and everyone associated with the show nothing but continued success. I am hopeful that my fans will embrace my successor with as much passion as they embraced me." … [Read more...] about ‘Dynasty’ Season 3: When Will Alexis Carrington Return?