One woman who is heard but only briefly seen is Shahrzad, a former movie actress, singer and dancer who now lives alone on the village’s outskirts; shunned by most of her neighbors, she’s their resident Norma Desmond, in reputation if not in truth. She is also the movie’s third face, the third actress to grace this story, after Marziyeh and Jafari. To describe “3 Faces” as a multi-generational portrait would not be entirely inaccurate, though it would risk divesting the movie of its quotidian poetry, its deep reserves of mystery and its rich rewards for an open-hearted audience. Sometimes, as these characters understand by journey’s end, it’s important to go and discover the truth for yourself. … [Read more...] about Review: Jafar Panahi’s mysterious ‘3 Faces’ examines female repression and rebellion
click to enlarge File: Luke Awtry Mohamed Jafar Mohamed Jafar vowed to stay in the race for Burlington's South District city council seat despite a VTDigger.org story published Monday that described a series of sexist tweets the candidate had sent as recently as 2015. "I sincerely apologize to those I’ve offended. I sincerely apologize to those who were really surprised" by the tweets, Jafar, 22, told Seven Days. "My personality and character have evolved since then." The messages of 140 characters or fewer included misogynistic statements and allusions to violence. “Somebody hold my earrings, I’m about to beat this bitches ass,” Jafar wrote on Twitter in 2015, when he was a sophomore at Colby-Sawyer College. “I’ve never hit a women before but I’m bout to make you my first…the closest thing to a women I’ve ever hit is my sister," he tweeted in 2013. "I don't understand why they make watches for women when there's a … [Read more...] about Jafar Vows to Remain in Burlington Council Race Despite Sexist Tweets
Princess Jasmine ate saucy chicken wings at Allentown bar-restaurant Gabriel’s Gate next to her arch-nemesis Jafar, who preferred the beef on weck. It sounds like the beginning of a way-too-specific joke. But Lissa deGuzman and Jonathan Weir, respective Jasmine and Jafar in "Aladdin," which finishes up its Buffalo stop on the tour Aug. 19 in Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.), took a magic carpet ride around Buffalo to squeeze in a bit of sightseeing before leaving for Pittsburgh. As expected, the villain and heroine get along much better in reality than on stage, laughing and Snapchatting selfies together. Sun blazed down on the hot August day as the uncostumed (therefore unrecognizable) actors followed a set itinerary created in part by Facebook commenters on The News' page. The magic carpet (fine, it was a Chevy Equinox) flew to Canalside, where the two ate Paula's Donuts for breakfast, then Shark Girl, the City Hall Observation Deck and Gabriel’s Gate … [Read more...] about Jafar and Jasmine tour a whole new world in Buffalo
Laken Litman Indianapolis Star Published 11:21 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2018 SOUTH BEND — A year ago, Brian Kelly stood at this same lectern and took ownership for the disastrous previous season. He talked about being accountable for his team’s missteps going 4-8, changes he was making to himself and to his program. This is a story that's been told many different times by now. Long story short, things worked out. Notre Dame went 10-3 in 2017, won a bowl game on New Year’s Day, and is now ranked just outside the preseason top 10, heading into the year at No. 11 in the Amway Coaches Poll. Kelly opened the 2018 season Thursday with a 40-minute news conference. He discussed some of the same themes from last August, but with a different tone. He said there’s a “high level of accountability” building off last season’s culture change, his players “relish the challenge” of a difficult schedule that includes 10 games against Power 5 … [Read more...] about Biggest takeaways from Brian Kelly’s season-opening news conference
Posted August 02, 2018 at 10:45 AM | Updated August 02, 2018 at 11:18 AM Screen Shot 2018-08-02 at 11.13.57 AM.png Woodrow Wilson WR/CB Stanley King (8) (Photo taken from Twitter) By Todderick Hunt | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com An Under Armour All-American rising senior wide receiver holding 15 offers, Stanley King is one of New Jersey's top remaining prizes still on the market as he has yet to select a college to attend. But it appears the situation is fluid. Wednesday, the Woodrow Wilson (Camden, N.J.) 6-6, 190-pounder released his top five list of schools, of which Rutgers was included. Rutgers has a long history with King as it was one of the first schools to offer and at one time had his older brother, Travon, committed. But let's try to figure out where Rutgers falls in the pecking order of schools to make King's list. Rutgers The Scarlet Knights offered King on April 26, 2017, making them his third offer behind N.C. State and Temple. … [Read more...] about Did Rutgers make Top WR target Stanley King’s Top 5?