Now it’s up to these two girls, whose blooming friendship is one of the movie’s greatest pleasures, to rescue Moll (captured by the Lord Protector at some point off-screen) and convince Bill that perhaps he’s fighting for the wrong side. The earlier “Pocahontas” comparison is apt in that regard, as both films depict the colonizing force as cruel and insensitive to the indigenous culture they’ve come to dominate, an idea that our own Lord Protector has described as an effort “to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children” — to which I say: Indoctrinate away! … [Read more...] about ‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: What Big Eyes You’ll Have Watching Tomm Moore’s Environmental Fairy Tale
Simone taught herself to play piano in the wooden cottage as a young girl in the 1930s, The National Trust said. Nearly 90 years later, the three-room, 660-square foot (61-square-meter) clapboard house had fallen into disrepair when four Black artists purchased the property in 2017 to ensure its legacy. … [Read more...] about North Carolina home of Nina Simone gets permanent protection
Four African American visual artists -- Adam Pendleton, Rashid Johnson, Ellen Gallagher and Julie Mehretu -- purchased the home in 2017 after it had fallen into disrepair. The group entered into a voluntary legal agreement in order to preserve the property, according to NTHP. … [Read more...] about Nina Simone’s childhood home is now permanently protected
A family moves into a haunted house and encounters swarming flies, sickening odors and a red-eyed pig, among other things the real estate agent failed to disclose. What set this blockbuster apart from all the other fiction mining this similar horror vein for previous decades was the claim of being “A True Story” on the cover. Was it actually true? It hardly matters. After the millions of copies it’s sold, the story is now elevated to the heights of lasting myth—whether it really happened or not. … [Read more...] about 7 Thrilling And Chilling Horror Novels Based On True Stories
Carrara said the bubbles were like a "Damocles sword," and soon enough, in early June, a cough sent his oxygen levels dipping. His girlfriend rushed him to the hospital. He had a tube inserted into his lungs for a week. A month later, it happened again - dipping oxygen; another hospital trip; another surgery to drain his lung - except this time, he wasn't even sure what set it off. He felt a rage about his body. He said he wished the surgeon would "just cut my lung out." … [Read more...] about Italy’s Bergamo is calling back coronavirus survivors. About half say they haven’t fully recovered.