Trailer: Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Show Has a Heart As Big As Its Afros

The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series about the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx, has another trailer to get you grooving before the first six episodes drop August 12. The show stars Justice Smith as Ezekiel, the poet-in-residence, and Herizen Guardiola as Mylene, the diva-in-training — just two high schoolers on the cusp of […]

RV life booms during the pandemic

Garick RV, Oak Ridge, N.J. “See America First: Tourism and National Identity 1880-1940″ by Marguerite Shaffer (Smithsonian Books), in Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via Amazon Bella Terra of Gulf Shores RV Resort, Foley, Ala. (Facebook) Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Van Buren, Mo. Camping and the Novel Coronavirus (National Park Service) Van life: Making one’s home on […]

This is my last chance to bring peace to Total War: Three Kingdoms

Some good comes from dragging my armies across half of China, though. Taking Wang Lang’s city officially elevates me to the rank of duke, which means my faction has an official title. The ‘Duchy of Wei’. I’m slightly behind on the whole dukedom craze. My coalition partner Yuan Shao already made himself the Duchy of […]

The tiniest victim of Beirut blast: Girl, 3, dies of her injuries following explosion… as thousands of protesters take to the streets in anti-Government protests

The mandate system was supposed to differ from colonialism, with the governing country intended to act as a trustee until the inhabitants were considered eligible for self-government. At that point, the mandate would terminate and an independent state would be born.   

Burkina Faso: Mali-based militant group claims deadly attacks

UN peacekeeping missions in Africa Western Sahara: Hope for lasting peace The UN mission in the Westsahara known as MINURSO has been active since 1991. MINURSO is there to monitor the armistice between Morocco and the rebels of the “Frente Polisario” who are fighting for the independence of the Western Sahara. In 2016, Morocco which […]

The Batman 2021 release date, cast, spin-off, and more

Is The Batman linked to the DC Extended Universe?With Joker having been such a success, there’s been some question over whether future DC movies will have fewer ties to the DC Extended Universe. The Batman will apparently link in with other DCEU movies, rather than being a DC Black release. That should mean Pattinson’s Batman […]

Afghanistan declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban

The ceasefire offer comes days after an intense battle between Afghan forces and the Taliban to control the strategically important city of Ghazni. At least 150 soldiers and 95 civilians were killed in a five-day siege.

Coronavirus live updates: 5 million coronavirus cases in US, most in world

1:50 p.m. Trump claims executive powers to provide relief: President Trump signed an executive order Saturday that he said would extend the unemployment benefits for Americans after a stalemate with Congress on a new stimulus package. At his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., Trump said his order would give Americans $400 a week in jobless […]

Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: August 7-8

1:50 p.m. Trump claims executive powers to provide relief: President Trump signed an executive order Saturday that he said would extend the unemployment benefits for Americans after a stalemate with Congress on a new stimulus package. At his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., Trump said his order would give Americans $400 a week in jobless […]

Coronavirus live updates: SF businesses cratering under pandemic burden, fraction remain open

1:50 p.m. Trump claims executive powers to provide relief: President Trump signed an executive order Saturday that he said would extend the unemployment benefits for Americans after a stalemate with Congress on a new stimulus package. At his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., Trump said his order would give Americans $400 a week in jobless […]