Al Jazeera says its Malaysian office raided over documentary about migrants

Authorities insist the arrests in May of undocumented migrants were necessary to protect the public, although rights groups raised concerns that placing them in detention centres could increase the risk of coronavirus infection.

TVNZ screening local documentary about Tourette’s syndrome

“The thing with tics is they come and go. A particular tic might be really severe for a couple of months or a couple of weeks and then it might lessen and then it might come back again. I say to a lot of the parents the only thing that’s predictable about Tourette’s is that […]

My streaming gem: why you should watch I Am Divine

Lately, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about that revelatory time, inspired by the need for relief from the ruinous one we’re in now. In times like this, remembering foundational experiences can ground you anew. And that’s why I consider the 2013 documentary on Divine (titled I Am Divine, with heavy input from John Waters), […]

Massive Beirut blast kills at least 50, injures hundreds

Outside the St. George University Hospital in Beirut’s Achrafieh neighborhood, people with various injuries arrived in ambulances, in cars and on foot. The explosion had caused major damage inside the building and knocked out the electricity at the hospital. Dozens of injured were being treated on the spot on the street outside, on stretchers and […]

Essential wine and drinks stories by writers of color

The first book I ever bought about wine was theirs, “Love by the Glass,” purchased as an attempt to self-educate after I’d gotten a job in a wine shop and figured I’d better learn something about the subject. I’d read it on my bus ride home from the shop in downtown Boston. At the time, […]

The Walking Dead boss warns that Carol and Daryl face ‘long road to recovery’ in season 11 after bitter betrayal

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Telluride Film Festival Announces Lineup Despite Cancellation Of This Year’s Labor Day Weekend Event

“Despite everything, 2020 has turned out to be another incredibly strong year for film,” Huntsinger said. “We were able to consider everything we’d hoped to. We love this program and the way it reflects this fascinating moment in domestic and international cinema, as well as life.”

United States-China relations are entering a dangerous period

This capped a month in which America sanctioned a sitting member of China’s Politburo, also a first, over the internment of Uighurs in Xinjiang; declared China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea illegal; ceased to recognise Hong Kong as distinct from mainland China; and claimed a victory in its campaign against Huawei, when Britain […]

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Inks First-Look Deal With Apple

At Apple, Appian Way joins a roster of companies under deals that includes Elba’s Green Door Pictures, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, A24 and Imagine Documentaries; as well as trusted studios for kids and family entertainment, Sesame Workshop and Peanuts.

Following More Shootings, Brooklyn Borough President Adams Calls For Tri-State Gun Task Force

Last year, there were 776 total shootings with 922 victims. Over the weekend, the 2020 total surpassed that, with at least 942 victims, including innocent children like 17-year-old Bronx basketball star Brandon Hendricks, who was killed by a stray bullet in June, and 1-year-old Davell Gardner, who was shot dead in his stroller last month.