Month: January 2021

Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival, Son of Monarchs is the latest feature from writer/director Alexis Gambis to bridge his two professional worlds, embracing metaphors birthed in the world of science to explore both human identity and universal social issues. A filmmaker and biologist, Gambis centers the loosely biographical drama on Mendel (Tenoch Huerta Mejía),
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The beleaguered Hillsong Church is facing a whole new set of internal issues this week after two real estate lawsuits were filed against them over an alleged failure to pay rent during the pandemic and building a structurally unsound apartment complex. The Connecticut branch of the Australia-based celebrity megachurch is currently being sued for failing
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If Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Crazy Rich Asians, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had an eight-episode love child, it would be Netflix’s Bling Empire. The series, which premiered on January 15, follows the lives of ultra-wealthy Asians living in Los Angeles. There are extravagant parties, blinding jewels, and enough mentions of Dior
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This week our books news column brings you five new crime novels, with murder after murder stacking up for our protagonists to solve, usually while evading death themselves. Our lead is The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths, who is hugely popular in the UK. We’ve got fascinating new Argentinian and Russian crime fiction, plus a
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One more time for the people in the back – sex is normal, masturbation is normal and guess what? Even sex toys are normal. And whether you’re single or in a relationship, a sex toy can immediately take your enjoyment in the bedroom to new levels. Lockdown might have affected your sex drive negatively –
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Four days after CBS put two of its local television executives on administrative leave for alleged racist and sexist conduct, the ViacomCBS-owned company has instigated an external investigation into the potentially damning matter. “We are committed to creating a company culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive for all of members of our CBS and
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2021, scheduled for April 9-11 and 16-18, has been canceled by the public health officer in Riverside County, California. Dr. Cameron Kaiser tweeted a link to the order, which cites California and Riverside County health and safety codes, canceling the festival on the scheduled dates “based on the
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Adrian Halen 01/29/2021 News SILK ROAD ON DIGITAL, ON DEMAND & IN SELECT THEATERS: February 19, 2021   ON BLU-RAY AND DVD:   February 23, 2021 Starring Jason Clarke, Nick Robinson, Katie Aselton, Jimmi Simpson, Daniel David Stewart, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Lexi Rabe, Will Ropp, with Paul Walter Hauser, and Alexandra Shipp [embedded content] Directed By
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MOLLY SJ LOWE; GIO STAIANO; MYRTHE GIESBERS Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. The designer Iris van Herpen recently became fascinated by what scientists call the “wood wide web,” the communication network used by fungi to send messages between plants—think of it as nature’s answer to the
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She’s a conspiracy theorist with a disturbing history of posts and comments about harming Democratic leaders. Now, Marjorie Taylor Greene is making laws in the House. Learn more about the GA Rep. The Republican party is under fire for continuing to support an promote newly-elected Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a conspiracy theorist and QAnon
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“Don’t go to a Super Bowl party,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer this week. “It will be tragic if the Super Bowl becomes a super spreader [event] for sports fans.” Ferrer also referenced gatherings after last year’s championship runs by the Lakers and Dodgers, which public health officials said contributed to
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It seems like forever, but the wait is about to an end. The highly-anticipated Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s popular comic book series The Sandman is coming together. Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry and Sanjeev Bhaskar have been set to star in the dark fantasy series based on the
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