Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong Media Mogul Who Met With Pompeo and Pence, Arrested for ‘Collusion With Foreign Forces’

Apple Daily Handout via Reuters HONG KONG—The founder of a popular newspaper has been arrested by the Hong Kong Police Force, six weeks after Beijing passed a national-security law that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison for people … Read more…

Seth’s Favorite Jokes of the Week: Martha Stewart’s Birthday, Sean Hannity’s Book

Late Night with Seth Meyers SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal … Read more…

A president ignored: Trump’s outlandish claims increasingly met with a collective shrug

More than 3½ years into his presidency, Trump often finds himself minimized, as many of his outrageous or groundless statements are briefly considered and then, just as quickly, dismissed. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

The President’s intervention, meant to support laid-off workers and the economy, is mired in uncertainty that threatens to leave millions waiting in vain for help

President Donald Trump’s big executive power move ostensibly meant to support laid-off workers and stimulate the economy is already mired in confusion that threatens to leave millions of jobless Americans waiting in vain for help from Washington. CNN.com – RSS … Read more…

HBO’s Lovecraft Country Is a Stunning Dissection of America’s Racist History—and an Absolutely Wild Ride

The three travelers start running for their lives long before the monsters appear to chase them. Having recently survived a shotgun-wielding militiaman in a pickup truck, they were racing to reach the county line before sunset with a bloodthirsty cop … Read more…

Parents look to private schools for in-person instruction as school districts announce online starts

As more schools announce online starts for fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, parents are looking to private schools for face-to-face instruction. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

Pioneering LGBTQ Movies, Neil Jordan, Buster Keaton Make First Locarno Heritage Online Lineup

“Traveller,” the first major screen credit of “The Crying Games’” Neil Jordan, Canadian Denis Coté’s debut feature “Drifting States” and Arturo Ripstein’s “The Place Without Limits,” a 1977 Mexican LGBTQ movie, are three titles featured in the inaugural lineup of … Read more…

Locarno, Venice Winner Lav Diaz’s ‘When the Waves Are Gone’ Raises Budgetary Bar for Filipino Auteur

Halted by COVID-19, and now part of Locarno’s The Films After Tomorrow competition, Lav Diaz’s “When the Waves Are Gone” looks set to mark the first time the Filipino auteur will enjoy the upsides of full-force international co-production. That co-production … Read more…

Inside Princess Beatrice’s Journey to Find True Love: From an Assault Scandal to a Devastating Breakup

There has been no shortage of royal headlines the past couple of years. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot; Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, too. Queen Elizabeth II became… E! Online (US) – Top Stories SPECIAL DEAL UPDATE:

Best Buy’s health chief to step down, will remain an advisor as company pursues long-term ambitions

Best Buy has bought two health tech-related companies in recent years, and its CEO has spoken of bigger ambitions. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

State Department inspector general resigns after predecessor’s ouster

The State Department’s acting inspector general resigned abruptly on Wednesday following the firing of his predecessor in circumstances now being investigated by Congress. Stephen Akard announced his resignation just two days after Democrats issued subpoenas for several of Secretary of … Read more…

Must Read: Meet the Stylist Behind ‘Black Is King,’ PR Firms Grapple With Fashion’s Race Problem

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday. Meet the stylist behind “Black Is King”When Beyoncé dropped “Black Is King,” fans ate up every aspect of the visual album — especially the costumes, which numbered in over 100 … Read more…

Locarno Open Doors Pick ‘Fruit Gathering’ Fronts Same-Sex Desire in Myanmar

The powerful bond between two female factory workers, and the complex desire it ignites, form the starting point of Myanmar director Aung Phyoe’s feature film debut “Fruit Gathering,” which is being presented as part of Locarno’s Open Doors co-production platform. … Read more…

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Expands Gene Roddenberry’s Universe, With Mixed Results: TV Review

“Star Trek: Lower Decks,” the latest series in the franchise kicked off by Gene Roddenberry in 1966, doesn’t take place on the Enterprise, or the Voyager, or any of the similarly inspiringly-named ships in the fleet. This animated show depicts … Read more…

‘The Secret Garden’ Review: A New Version Substitutes Visual Overkill for Storytelling Magic

Ever since David Lynch, decades ago, flirted with the prospect of making a film of “The Secret Garden,” Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 children’s novel, I’ve always leaned toward thinking it could make a great movie — and I’ve always imagined … Read more…

Locarno Competition Filmmaker Neo Sora Prepares Debut Feature ‘Earthquake’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Neo Sora, director of “The Chicken,” playing in this year’s Locarno Festival short film competition, and his producer Albert Tholen have shared details on the filmmaker’s upcoming debut feature “Earthquake,” a screenplay participant at Berlinale Talents Tokyo in 2017. Friends, … Read more…

Hospitals saw fewer heart attacks and strokes as the coronavirus pandemic struck — and nobody knows why

Did patients have fewer heart attacks and strokes in this period due to lifestyle changes stemming from the pandemic? Or did rates stay constant with more people suffering at home instead of coming into the emergency room? Health and Science … Read more…

Trump Suggests Delay In Presidential Election Saying Mail-in Voting Leads To Fraud

President Donald Trump on Thursday called for delaying the U.S. presidential election, saying that voting by mail could lead to fraud and inaccurate results. He made the suggestion in a series of tweets Thursday. “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee … Read more…

Ron Howard’s Rebuilding Paradise Chronicles the Aftermath of Tragedy With Cautious Optimism

In early November 2018, a wildfire ripped through the California town of Paradise, killing 86 people and destroying more than 18,000 buildings, including, of course, many of the residents’ homes. If you’ve never suffered through a major natural disaster yourself, … Read more…