Film cameras begin to roll again in Louisiana after coronavirus shutdown; restrictions apply

“There’s so much at stake. Our industry is requiring health safety inspectors to monitor the crew and taking temperatures, especially when you have asymptomatic people,” said Trey Burvant, president of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association and founder of Second Line Stages, a film facility in New Orleans. “If your lead actor goes down, you’re […]

The 43 best movies on Disney+ right now

Descendants You might not have heard of this 2015 Disney Channel movie, but if you know anyone between the ages of 5 and 15 right now, you can bet that they know all about it. This musical fantasy from Newsies and Hocus Pocus director (and Dirty Dancing choreographer) Kenny Ortega is set in a world where the villains […]

German professor goes to court to challenge €2,250 library book fine

Classic and extravagant: The most beautiful libraries in the world Everything is big in China With an archive of more than 30 million books and other media, the National Library of China is one of the seven largest libraries in the world. It was built as the “Capital Library” in 1809 and later renamed the […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misleads on mail ballots, virus vaccine

THE FACTS: It’s not true that infections are high only because the U.S. diagnostic testing has increased. Trump’s public health officials have repeatedly shot down this line of thinking. Infections are rising because people are infecting each other more than they were when most everyone was hunkered down.

There’s no playbook for the battle between mayors and police right now

The Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Trump during his 2016 campaign and its executive director, Jim Pasco, told the Washington Post last year that he estimated 80% of his members backed Trump. The bulk of organized labor is coalescing around Biden in 2020, but police unions are a rare sector that has grown as membership […]

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 […]

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

No trailer for The Batman, but we’ve got a Batsuit-themed teaserThere’s been no official trailer – but Reeves has revealed an apparent camera test for The Batman, which features Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit. This video is moody, immediately bringing to mind Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil series. The coloured lighting, the slow-building music, the out-of-focus […]

Spotlight: Pros and cons of work-from-home amid lingering COVID-19 pandemic in U.S.

To be sure, there are benefits to the work-from-home model, apart from saving hundreds of dollars in gas and tolls on commute. Offices are full of distractions, such as water cooler gossip, myriad opportunities for socialization, unnecessary meetings — the list is endless.

In the US, five states account for more than 40% of the country’s nearly 5 million Covid-19 cases

At least 260 students and eight teachers in the Cherokee County School District were quarantined after multiple students and teachers tested positive for the virus during the first week of school. In a statement on its website, the district reported positive cases in at least 11 students and two staff members. Among them was a […]

Bookworms celebrate Book Lovers Day

Classic and extravagant: The most beautiful libraries in the world An oak-ey idea The double-storey “Long Room” in the old Trinity College Library in Dublin is 64 meters long and 12 meters wide. But the space wasn’t always as impressive as it is today. Its flat, plaster ceiling was removed in 1858 and substituted by […]