(Laughs) Not really, no. Like I said, I was fascinated by the idea of what was going on around that time in Wales—that there were two big strands going. On the one hand, you had this Welsh religious revival going on, where things were happening in chapels across Wales that were unexplainable, and thousands of people were coming to these happenings. And the church establishment was both excited by this and had no control over it. And at the same time, there’s this other political strand that the Labour Party eventually grew out of, which has to do with a desire for greater equality for working people. Those two strands, which were actually going on at the time—I wanted to bring that into Malcolm. It helped shape how we looked at that character, and the work we did on him. … [Read more...] about Michael Sheen Talks Getting Inside a Cult Leader’s Head and His ‘Long Love Affair’ With Neil Gaiman
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“It’s about perverting people’s needs and their anger,” said Saulnier. “Punk rock is associated with white national socialist movements, but not because it’s inherently the same thing; there’s a gravitation to it. It attracts young people, and it’s used to recruit. These people come to [Darcy] not because he’s a nefarious bad guy with ill intentions and hatred, but because he offers them something very attractive, which is a place to be and a sense of belonging, camaraderie, and a cause. Now, whether that cause means something to him or not is not important. He’s feeding them something they need and that’s part of the really disturbing dynamic.” … [Read more...] about Patrick Stewart on Making a Terrorist: ‘They’re Given a Role, an Identity, a Sense of Belonging’
More than 12 hours after tweeting "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" as images of Minneapolis fire and riots played on cable news, Trump insisted on Twitter that his message was not, in fact, a reference to brutal civil rights-era police tactics. But he ignored the topic in the Rose Garden, choosing instead to focus on China and retreating to the Oval Office as reporters shouted questions. … [Read more...] about A week of distractions from Trump shows a leader in crisis
You may be a thug, prostitute or drug dealer, but in America it is possible for you to overcome such circumstances and become an entrepreneur, a CEO, a college professor, doctor, or a U.S. Senator. The American dream is free and available to all. There is hope for all those who are willing to accept the dream. It won’t be easy; but by facing life with hard work and stubborn persistence, success can be yours. But you must play the hand you’re dealt — including the race card — and beware of the dream stealers, those who would steal away your and the nation’s future. … [Read more...] about What Leader Will Embrace America’s Righteous Freedom?
Coronavirus In Pittsburgh: Experts Believe More Than One-Third Of Restaurants May Never Reopen Gov. Wolf Signs Bill Allowing Curbside Cocktails During Coronavirus Pandemic Pennsylvania Restaurants Ask Gov. Wolf To Allow Outdoor Seating As Ohio Eases Restrictions Officials Consider Turning Shadyside’s Walnut Street Into An Open-Air Pedestrian Mall As Some Businesses Prepare To Reopen Friday ‘In Order To Be Profitable, We’ve Got To Pack That Restaurant’: Many Local Restaurants May Not Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic ‘We Don’t See A Light In The Future’: Local Restaurants Say They’re Losing Money, State Launches Website Encouraging People To Carryout In Response More Coronavirus Coverage The commissioners say they submitted a plan to Governor Wolf on Thursday to increase testing in Butler Health System labs. … [Read more...] about ‘The Region Is Ready’: Southwestern Pennsylvania Leaders Believe Their Counties Are Next In Line For ‘Green’ Phase