Struggle over Tibet’s ‘soul boy’

Since last year, the two sides have opened a new round of negotiations. Although it is far from clear that this will produce any more of a breakthrough than countless other failed attempts at reconciliation, the Dalai Lama told the Guardian last week that he was “very very optimistic” about a change in Chinese policy.

Doctor Sleep Director Wishes He Could Take on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower

For the time being, Flanagan is far from done with the horror genre and is busy directing the upcoming series The Haunting of Bly Manor for Netflix. The series, which is a creation of Flanagan’s, tells the story of a young governess hired by a man to look after his niece and nephew at the […]

Donald Trump, First Lady mark 9/11 moment of silence on Air Force 1

“Nineteen years ago, on this day at this very hour on this field 40 brave men and women try out over terror and gave their lives in defence of our nation. Their names and their stories are forever inscribed on the eternal rollcall of American heroes. Today we pay tribute to their sacrifice and we […]

Toots Hibbert, Reggae Pioneer Who Infused Genre With Soul, Dead at 77

Toots and the Maytals’ next two records, 1973’s In the Dark and 1976’s Reggae Got Soul, were equally well-received, and the band scored spots opening for acts like the Who and the Eagles. The group toured and recorded regularly throughout the Seventies, and by the end of the decade, their music was proving to be instrumental […]

Toots Hibbert’s pure, powerful voice carried reggae to the world

Their writing developed as the rhythms of ska slackened. In 1965, they released Bam Bam, a song that became one of the cornerstones of reggae, covered umpteen times over the ensuing decades, impervious to changing styles and tastes: the melody of its chorus has subsequently turned up everywhere from Lauryn Hill’s Lost Ones to Kanye […]

Arkane’s Deathloop is a stylish and slick shooter with a time-loop twist

Arkane Studios’ new first-person shooter was unveiled last year with a stylish cinematic trailer, but during Sony’s press conference today we finally got a real look at the game. Guess what? It’s even more stylin’. The idea is that you are an assassin stuck in a time loop who has to kill eight targets to […]

Was This Aretha Franklin’s Finest Hour?

The last great album Franklin cut for Atlantic was Amazing Grace, a gospel album recorded live in 1972 (right on the heels of the magisterially funky Spirit in the Dark [1970] and Live at the Fillmore West [1971]). The set list is full of gospel mainstays like the title cut, “Precious Memories,” “Mary, Don’t You […]

Best Deals On PS4 Consoles, Games, And More (September 2020)

September 2020 PS Plus GamesQuick look: Best PS4 dealsDeath Stranding — $30 ($60) at AmazonMarvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition — $25.13 ($40) at WalmartNioh 2 — $230.85 ($60) at AmazonPersona 5 — $40 ($60) at AmazonResident Evil 3 — $35 ($60) at AmazonPS Plus 12-month membership — $35 at Ebay Best PS4 Console […]

Beginner’s tips and tricks for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Use your holomap BD-1 is more than a cute little droid. He’s a good boi with the ability to project a holographic map for you, on command. This holomap is more than a lore-friendly player map. BD-1 will record all of your travels and note passageways and shortcuts for you. Fallen Order features Metroidvania-like passages […]

INTERVIEW -‘Change is happening’: UK Black Pride founder sees hope in 2020

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