Kenneth Suffern, Jr., Golden State’s manager of box-office operations, explained that recent police shootings of Black men had brought back memories of an incident he once had with law enforcement. After arriving at his Atlanta-area home late one night in 2016 and searching for his keys, he was approached by three police officers, two of whom threw him to the ground and pressed guns into his shoulder blades. … [Read more...] about How a staff email is bringing Warriors’ employees together amid social unrest
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The problems for theaters and concert halls - ventilation systems in need of updating, cramped quarters for artists and other workers in backstage areas, a lack of specific federal guidance about what safety measures are required, and a host of other issues - are bedeviling the path back for the purveyors of some of the world's premier venues and attractions. Some of Broadway's theaters, such as the Belasco and Lyceum, date back to just after the turn of the 20th century, with narrow passageways and dressing rooms, sometimes shared, that are more like closets. An actor's quick costume change in a tiny nook backstage can require two or even three assistants, all breathing in the same few cubic feet of oxygen. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
Disney is the latest U.S. business to be embroiled in a political controversy involving China. Last year, the National Basketball Association was plunged into turmoil after a team manager tweeted in support of the Hong Kong demonstrators, triggering a backlash and a blackout of games in China. DreamWorks Animation's movie "Abominable" stirred up a storm in Asia after the film featured a map reflecting China's maritime claims disputed by its neighbors. … [Read more...] about ‘Mulan,’ once a sure thing, becomes a problem for Disney
A bipartisan group of members of Congress have urged HHS to make at least $25 billion—out of the $175 billion health-care fund set up in COVID legislation—available to a broad range of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. So far, Spanberger said that she’s not received any indication of when HHS might move on releasing more money for nursing homes, among other things, and described her communication with the agency as “a little bit like a one-sided pen pal relationship.” … [Read more...] about Rage Builds as Feds Slow-Walk COVID Nursing Home Cash
Poisonous relationships among key leaders like Pelosi and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows give little reason for confidence about overcoming obstacles on the cost, scope and details of a potential relief bill. Pelosi recently referred to Meadows as “whatever his name is," while the Meadows-run White House during a press briefing ran a video loop of Pelosi's controversial visit to a San Francisco hair salon. … [Read more...] about GOP proposes ‘targeted’ virus aid, but Dems say not enough