History isn't kind to collaborators. At the same time, there's a reason heroes are the exception rather than the rule; it isn't easy to find the courage to stand up to Nazis or racists or homophobes at the risk of your life and the safety of those you love. The issue of living openly has changed for people in the LGBTQ community since the 2015 Supreme Court ruling Obergefell vs. Hodges made marriages like Moore's possible. But that victory is not written in stone. Moore worries that a ruling made by the Supreme Court three scant years ago could be amended or overturned under different justices.That's why he believes plays like Perfect Arrangement are so essential: to remind people how untenable the situation used to be for members of the LGBTQ community and how awful it was to live in the closet."I didn't feel comfortable coming out in college because of my peer group," he says. Later, when he … [Read more...] about Same-sex lovers take cover in sham marriages in Uptown Players’ comedy ‘Perfect Arrangement’
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Talk show host Larry King was peering down a long table in an auditorium at the University of Southern California. It was February 2004, and the candidates contending for the Democratic presidential nomination had assembled for a debate. At the far end, ﬁxed in King’s gaze, was Dennis Kucinich, then a member of Congress from Cleveland. Filling the remaining seats were then-Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, then-Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Already, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, then-Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri and then-Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, among others, had dropped out of the race. King wanted to know when Kucinich would make his exit as well. “Logically, it appears like you’re up against it,” he said. “Why stay in?” “I’m the voice for getting out of Iraq,” Kucinich recited earnestly. “For universal single-payer health care. For getting out of NAFTA and the WTO. For … [Read more...] about The Vindication of Dennis Kucinich
Published 6:47 pm, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 BOSTON (AP) — Gisele Bündchen revels in her guilty pleasure — Dunkin Donut munchkins. And it's not just one or two of the little glazed donut holes. "I have to have like 10," she tells The Wall Street Journal. New England Patriots quarterback and health food nut Tom Brady is the husband of the Brazilian entrepreneur, but his diet is, as she calls it, mostly water, seeds, and "air." Bündchen opened up about her life in Boston to the paper Tuesday, talking about how she walks the line between fashion and football. She discussed the recent Facebook documentary Tom vs Time, and how she had to be convinced to let cameras in their home. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Severe storms hit West Texas San Antonio Express-News SAPD: Hit-and-run at intersection leads to chase, 2nd wreck San Antonio Express-News Gunman at large in altercation-turned-shooting, police say San Antonio Express-News … [Read more...] about Gisele Bündchen loves…Dunkin Donut munchkins
(CBS News) -- A transcript from the August 30, 2015 edition of Face the Nation.Guests included: Bobby Jindal, Mitch Landrieu, Ann Selzer, Mark Zandi, Douglas Brinkley, Mario Tama, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ed O'Keefe, Mark Leibovich, and Julianna Goldman. JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: Today on FACE THE NATION: A new poll shows real trouble for Hillary Clinton in Iowa, while Donald Trump continues his surge and his attacks. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Jeb Bush doesn't have a clue, doesn't even have a clue. If you want a nice person, honestly, you should vote for Jeb. The country is going to hell, but we won't talk about it. (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: We will talk to Louisiana Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Bobby Jindal about GOP politics and the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Plus: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on problems that still plague his city. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Our work won't be done, … [Read more...] about Face the Nation Transcript August 30, 2015: Jindal, Landrieu, & Selzer
TAKE Bend It Like Beckham, Billy Elliott and the Rocky movies, add extra hardship, intrigue and drama, blend with stardust and you’ve got Ruqsana Begum. No wonder the film rights to her life story have been bought. Hollywood scriptwriters have nothing on this woman. This is the story of a girl from a strict, traditional Muslim family in East London, who secretly falls in love with Thai kick- boxing and hides the nature of her gym sessions from her parents for five years. She then embarks on an disastrous arranged marriage, suffers a breakdown, reveals all about her secret sporting passion to her parents and becomes a champion of the world. While also suffering from the debilitating illness ME. It’s fantastical, ludicrous and completely true. At Bethnal Green’s famous York Hall tomorrow night, Begum — a 5ft 3in, light- flyweight — will box professionally under Queensberry Rules for the first time against Bulgaria’s Ivanka Ivanova. She hopes her move … [Read more...] about Hollywood bought Ruqsana Begum story but who could write this script?