There is so much more that goes into the making of a film, and I personally think some actors get a little self-important because we focus so much on what actors bring to a film. But the crew and the work they do, and the post-production crew — there’s just so much that goes into making a film. And that is something that I now appreciate even more than I did before now that I’ve really interacted and intersected with all of those different facets of what goes into making a movie. … [Read more...] about David Oyelowo Explains How Acting Helped With His Directorial Debut on ‘The Water Man’
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For over a week, activists have taken to the streets of Rochester to protest the police-involved death of Daniel Prude, a black man who police restrained after he ran naked in the streets in March. He ultimately died of asphyxiation. … [Read more...] about Rochester Black Lives Matter Protesters Reportedly Segregate Demonstrators by Race
But the issues chefs and business owners are wrestling with aren’t limited to the financial losses due to closed dining rooms. This year has also seen monumental social justice movements. And the fine dining industry — a sector where workers stand to earn more money than most other places in the restaurant world — has notoriously reflected inequities present elsewhere in the world. Many restaurant workers have publicly spoken out about discrimination they’ve faced, including at some of the Bay Area’s most esteemed Michelin-starred restaurants. According to a 2019 report by worker advocacy nonprofit Restaurant Opportunities Center United, the Bay Area has the widest wage gap between white workers and workers of color at upscale restaurants in the country. … [Read more...] about SF had the country’s premier fine dining scene. Do Michelin stars matter now?
Prior to his arrival in Syria, Haines had worked with refugees and other people in need in Libya, South Sudan, and the Balkans. Born in northern England and raised mostly in Scotland, he served 12 years in the Royal Air Force before making the move to humanitarian work. He spent the last few years living in Croatia with his wife, Dragana, and their 4-year-old daughter. He also had a 17-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. … [Read more...] about ISIS Beheads British Aid Worker David Haines [Updated]
“I’m really not more of a liberal than I am a Republican — I’m in the middle,” she told the New York Times last year. “But it was more like the mood and the vibe around, Yo, this man is the greatest! Really? The greatest? It hurt me. Did I have to say anything? No. But it’s more just a line that represents a lot of things.” … [Read more...] about Lana Del Rey: ‘No Way in Hell’ Black Lives Matter Movement Going Away