Movie review Theater director Dominic Cooke tackles Ian McEwan’s novel “On Chesil Beach,” adapted for the screen by McEwan himself. McEwan’s books have made for memorable film adaptations, most notably, “Atonement,” which gave Saoirse Ronan a breakout role 11 years ago. She’s now a two-time Oscar nominee and in-demand ingenue, and she returns to McEwan’s world as the star of “On Chesil Beach,” across from Billy Howle, playing a pair of young lovers in 1962 England. The plot of “On Chesil Beach” takes place over several disastrous hours in the honeymoon suite of a seaside hotel, just after the wedding of Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle). Things could not be more awkward for this young, virginal couple, alone, in private, for seemingly the first time ever in their relationship. As Edward nervously attempts to consummate the relationship, they’re both lost in the memories of their courtship, especially as … [Read more...] about ‘On Chesil Beach’: Uneven bedroom drama follows a disastrous honeymoon
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Maria Puente and Andrea Mandell USA TODAY Published 7:38 p.m. UTC May 21, 2018 Now that they're the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, what happens next for Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle? Well, the honeymoon, obviously, but don't expect to hear any details about that, and anyway, it's rude to pry. Not that the gossip tabloids will care. (And it won't happen right away in any case; the couple have an engagement Tuesday in London with new father-in-law, Prince Charles.) Nevertheless, once they return, where will they live, and what will their new jobs be in the royal firm? How long will it take for Duchess Meghan to become a British citizen, not to mention accustom herself to driving on the other side of the road? Will she be able to curb her more political opinions, in keeping with the royal rule of staying above politics? And dare we hope to see more of this royal couple here in America as California-born Meghan returns to visit her friends and … [Read more...] about What’s next for Harry & Meghan? New digs, new job, new influence?
VIRGINIA BEACHMic and Rachel Minichiello’s backyard is waterlogged.When it rains, water flows through like a small river and creates deep puddles that don’t evaporate for days. The ground stays so wet that trees in the yard have died, and the Minichiellos have never used a side door that leads outside.“The only time I come out here is to mow the grass,” Mic Minichiello said.The young couple found out about the drainage problems during their honeymoon last summer when a neighbor sent them videos of water pooling in the backyard.They own one of four homes in Madison Mews, an infill development near the intersection of Elbow and Indian River roads. Residents have been asking the city for a year to help them stop flooding in their unfinished backyards.City officials said that they’ve done what they can but that it’s up to the builder to address the problems. But the neighborhood’s developer, Chesapeake-based KEBCO Enterprises, is trying to get out … [Read more...] about A Virginia Beach couple’s dream home turned into nightmare after yard flooded
LINCOLN — I have two memories of Barrett Ruud at Nebraska. There’s the Ruud who picks up the fumble and scores a crucial touchdown to help beat Oklahoma State in the 2003 season opener.And there’s the Ruud who looked like he just swallowed a jar of sour pickles.That was on the first day of fall practice in August 2004, and Ruud had actually just gotten a taste of Kevin Cosgrove. “I do remember that,” Ruud said the other day.But then Ruud says something really important, something that Coach Ruud wants to remember.“I really like Kevin Cosgrove,” says Ruud. “Great guy, great family. I really enjoyed him. He was a good person.“But, coaching changes are tough.”That was what the expression on Ruud’s face was trying to say back in 2004. The Husker middle linebacker had had a transformational junior year in 2003, with a school-record 149 tackles — 17 against Texas, 16 against Colorado — forced four fumbles, three … [Read more...] about Shatel: Barrett Ruud hoping for smoother coaching transition than he endured as a Husker
Driving the Day SNEAK PEEK -- WHAT BIDEN WILL SAY TODAY WITH CLINTON -- Vice President Joe Biden -- who riled up the convention crowd in Philly a few weeks back -- will hold a rally with Hillary Clinton today in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Here is what he’ll say, per an aide: “[Y]ou will see Vice President Biden - a son of Scranton, [Pennsylvania] - make the case for Hillary Clinton as the only person in this race who understands the challenges facing the people in the kind of neighborhoods he grew up in. He will argue that if you’re worried about your job, about bringing home a decent paycheck, about making sure your kid gets a good education - only Hillary is offering solutions that will make a difference, and that will continue to build on the work of this administration. He will argue that Donald Trump doesn't have a clue when it comes to the needs of working families.” “The vice president will also argue that no major party nominee in the history of this … [Read more...] about Ukrainian CASH for Manafort — What BIDEN will say today with CLINTON — New jobs for Lis Smith, Tucker Martin — POLSON KANNETH wedding — B’DAY: Karen Finney