Movie Night: Popcorn, Soda and a Major American Dance Company

“There is nothing like being in the theater,” Robert Battle, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater since 2011, told Newsweek over the phone while on tour in Johannesburg. “One of the exciting things about an Ailey performance is this journey that the audience and performers go through together,” he adds, with the former […]

2018 Domestic Box Office Postmortem: What Went Right & Wrong For The Majors In A Record $11.9B+ Year

STX needs a fire-breathing breakout in the Bad Moms sense of the word that clearly shows that its financial model is worth it, because rivals continued to be unimpressed. Still TBD on what’s next for this studio: Their next move needs to be bold. They refrained from pursuing a public offering on the Hong Kong exchange due […]

The best long-haul travel apps for your smartphone

I find the free MPV plays anything I’ll throw at it, although for advanced features such as choosing different audio tracks or displaying subtitles, VideoLAN’s VLC (also free) can’t be beat and also plays a variety of audio and streaming files.

iOS 10.2 includes new emoji, the TV app, and a big pile of other tweaks

As for minor under-the-hood changes, Apple has improved ”performance and connectivity” with third-party Bluetooth accessories, provided fixes for bugs in FaceTime and Mail, and improved RAW support in the Photos app for photos taken with dedicated cameras (this is separate from iOS 10’s native RAW support for newer iPhone and iPad cameras).

Sam & Max Hit The Road is a sparkling gem that no longer fits into modern settings

So to absolve me of this responsibility, I showed the opening of both games to my five-year-old, wondering if he’d find them funny. He sort of pretended to, I think, both going over his head, but definitely clicking more with the dog and rabbit. DOTT is a lot of grown up words in grown up […]

Anna Jones’ quick and easy recipes for jams and preserves

A lot of people are put off making jam because they think it will be a lot of bother, but if you choose the right recipe, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The way to go is in small batches, so you don’t need a massive pan and you needn’t boil the fruit for […]

Coronavirus live updates: California lends 500 ventilators to other states

8:27 p.m. San Francisco delays property-tax deadline to May 4. San Francisco has pushed back the deadline for paying the second installment of this year’s property taxes without a penalty from April 10 until May 4, the first business day after San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order ends. “Taxpayers who are unable to pay by this date […]

Coronavirus: ‘Don’t underestimate how unpleasant this will be,’ body recovery teams warned

More from Covid-19 Coronavirus: Downing Street slams Russian ‘disinformation’ over Boris Johnson ventilator claim Coronavirus: 10 public transport workers die after testing positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus: Deaths in Spain fall for fourth day in a row Coronavirus: Boris Johnson still in hospital because ‘his symptoms remain persistent’ Coronavirus: Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy ‘essential workers’, […]

Coronavirus live updates: Ninth death reported in SF as cases near 600; city’s jails clearing out

10:37 a.m. Bay Area man dies from COVID-19 after waiting hours for ambulance in Florida, family says: A South San Francisco man died late Saturday night from COVID-19 after waiting more than 4 hours for an ambulance from the Coral Princess cruise ship, the latest in a string of vessels to get infected by the […]

Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic: What’s the difference?

Lightroom CC also has new hover-over icons that explain each feature. If you’re not sure what temperature is in photography, leave your mouse over the name and a pop-up icon will not only explain what temperature is but animate a sample photo as the slider moves to show the effects on a photo. Lightroom CC […]