How Is New York Having Crazy Parties With No COVID Surge?

“The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected,” according to the New Jersey public health department website’s travel advisory page. The New York health department meanwhile, “expects all travelers to comply and protect public health by adhering to the quarantine.’ But, significantly, it also stipulates that it reserves “the right to issue a mandatory quarantine […]

New on Apple TV+ this month: ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘Long Way Up’ and more

Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. […]

Aggressive New Guerrilla Tactics Target America’s Eviction Machine

“When looking at this issue, it’s easy to see there are a lot of parties not doing the right thing. Our legislators are not making choices that would protect folks. Our landlords are not extending human compassion in the middle of a pandemic,” Dunn said. “The purpose of today’s action was to bring [lawyers] into […]

‘In the last hours of my life, you inspired me’: Civil Rights icon John Lewis urged Black Lives Matters protesters to ‘redeem the soul of America’ and ‘answer the highest calling of your heart’ in powerful essay written just before his death

Like so many young people today, I was searching for a way out, or some might say a way in, and then I heard the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on an old radio. He was talking about the philosophy and discipline of nonviolence. He said we are all complicit when we tolerate […]

Untamed from renowned author Glennon Doyle will be adapted into a TV series by J.J. Abrams’ company Bad Robot Productions

Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson and Rachel Rusch Rich, who are also co-executive producers on the project, said they were ‘were incredibly moved by Glennon’s story of coming to live more honestly, bravely, and fully, embracing the messiness that comes along with change.

‘Lebanon was a heaven, they made it hell’: Anger mounts in Beirut as activists vow anti-government protests after blast which killed at least 137 and wounded 5,000 as clean-up job is left to volunteers

‘There is a pervasive culture of negligence, petty corruption and blame-shifting endemic to the Lebanese bureaucracy, all overseen by a political class defined by its incompetence and contempt for the public good,’ he wrote in a New York Times op-ed.

Dani Dyer’s parents are furious after she was snapped snogging bad-boy ex Sammy Kimmence

Biz bits FOLLOWING the success of his Sunday Service at Coachella, Kanye West is considering opening his own church “with no praying, no sermon, just music”, his wife Kim Kardashian revealed to US TV host Jimmy Kimmel. US breakthrough act Billie Eilish is getting an upgrade at Glastonbury. She was due to perform on the […]

J.J. Abrams’ company Bad Robot Productions creates a 20-page Guide to Dismantling White Supremacy at Work

For those who only have 5-10 minutes, there are several videos, including RaceForward’s What Is Systemic Racism? along with several articles including The Case for Reparations by Ta-Neshi Coates and a list of artists, activists and organizations to follow on social media.

Playing electoral defense, Trump claims Biden opposes God

The virus already altered the trip even before Mr. Trump landed, with word that GOP Gov. Mike DeWine had tested positive for the coronavirus. Mr. DeWine had planned to meet with Mr. Trump and join the president on a visit to the Whirlpool Corp. plant in northwest Ohio. Mr. DeWine’s office said the 73-year-old governor […]

‘Three Identical Strangers’ review: When truth is stranger than fiction

Without the knowledge of what the exact purpose of the study was and what was found out, one can only speculate that it was to check the effect of nature versus nurture. Most tragically, there is nobody from whom the triplets and their families can demand accountability and answers on how the separation of the […]