Eat the Buddha by Barbara Demick review – voices from a forbidden culture

The grim early encounters chillingly prefigured the disasters to come, including the Democratic Reforms of the 1950s: forced collectivisations and brutal political campaigns that saw perhaps 300,000 people die. The recent turn towards increasing repression, intensified under Xi Jinping’s leadership, has been expressed most ruthlessly in minorities policy. Demick notes that, while the first of […]

An insider’s guide to Montevideo: a mix of tranquility and vibrant culture

Moment from history The Generación del 45 was a group of writers and artists who had a huge social, political and cultural influence locally and regionally that continues today. For me, they were the last movement of real substance that gave identity to Uruguayans. Bright, intimate and critical, they found leadership in the novelist Juan […]

Hurricane Laura Gives Trump Chance to Show Leadership After COVID Criticism

“Americans always want their presidents to be ‘strong leaders,’ and these perceptions largely reflect the state of the country. When the country does well, voters perceive that its leaders have been effective; and when it fares poorly, voters attribute it to poor leadership,” Jon C. Rogowski, associate professor in the department of government at Harvard […]

Inside Zak Bagans’ Charles Manson Murderabilia Collection at the Haunted Museum

In addition, Bagans has a painting that Manson allegedly created in prison and then urinated upon. He also has a pair of Manson’s used dentures as well as a necklace the cult leader created in prison. It’s shaped like a pentagram and made out of toilet paper, TMZ reported.

Lou Dobbs Said Media Hyped Coronavirus. Now He’s in Quarantine.

More recently, he had taken to echoing Trump by referring to COVID-19 as the “Wuhan virus” and lauding the president for causing a brief market increase with his national emergency declaration a week ago. On Wednesday of this week, he put up a poll on his screen that asked viewers to rate Trump’s “leadership” on […]

Trump’s new chief of staff Mark Meadows has ‘cried in meetings and is overwhelmed by a permanent culture that revolves around the president’s moods’

‘The White House is fully focused on supporting the president’s mission of defeating the coronavirus, saving American lives, and getting the country back to work — and Mark Meadows has already proven to be a tremendous asset in that effort,’ said Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman.

Kim Kardashian’s Net Worth: How Coty Investment Made Her a Billionaire

“Kim is a true modern-day global icon,” said Coty chairman and CEO Peter Harf in a statement. “She is a visionary, an entrepreneur, a mother, a philanthropist, and through social media has an unparalleled ability to connect with people around the world.”

Patrick Stewart to reprise role as Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard

Announcing the news himself during a surprise appearance at the annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas , Stewart said: “I will always be very proud to have been a part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time […]

These Best Picture Winners Would Likely Fail New Oscar Diversity Requirements

For example, 2009 Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker is a war drama which on-screen does not meet diversity requirements. But the movie’s director was Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win Best Director at the Oscars, and its key makeup artist was Dana Hamel, therefore meaning the movie would meet the requirements for Standard […]

Oscars Diversity Rules Are Copying U.K. System, Where They Have Been Deemed A Failure

The standards used are a contractual requirement for all BFI funding and, like the Oscars have now adopted, must meet criteria in four areas; on-screen representation, themes and narratives, creative leadership and project team, industry access and opportunities and audience development.