Month: September 2020

Helen Reddy, the Australian singer and activist best known for 1972’s “I Am Woman,” has died. Her children confirmed the news in a statement on Facebook. She was 78.  Reddy grew up in a show business family and began performing at a young age. Her recording career began in the late 1960s, and she found
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A member of a ground crew walks past American Airlines planes parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Treasury Department on Tuesday said airlines could receive larger federal loans than previously expected after some carriers opted
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Netflix’s Ratched welcomes an engaging cast of characters to tell the story of Nurse Mildred Ratched (Sarah Paulson), and one of Lucia State Hospital’s most infamous residents is Charlotte Wells (Sophie Okonedo), a character struggling with multiple personality disorder. Throughout the series, Okonedo channels several different personas, including a boxer, a baby, and the hospital’s
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Surprise! We got The Craft: Legacy trailer today. We’ve known for some time that Blumhouse Productions and Sony Pictures were collaborating on a new The Craft movie, but it was largely mysterious, with the many expecting that we were getting a reboot. Instead, we’re getting The Craft 2, which is officially titled The Craft: Legacy.
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Electric Lit relies on contributions from our readers to help make literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. Please support our work by becoming a member today, or making a one-time donation here. . A few weeks ago, I had my author photo taken, completing a very peculiar and much-dreaded rite of passage toward achieving “literary
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Time Square, New York, April 8, 2016, Times Square is a major landmark of New York, brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements. William Rodrigues dos Santos Harrison Chapman gave his girlfriend tickets to see “West Side Story” last December, thinking he had delivered the perfect Christmas present. However, two weeks before they were set to
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A protester blocks the street leading to the Washington, D.C., home of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., demanding the extension of unemployment aid, on July 22, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits that helped the poorest Americans weather the coronavirus pandemic are in danger of ending, throwing the
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Watching Wayne Wang’s Coming Home Again, set for a virtual release (online, but through individual theaters) by Outsider Pictures on Oct. 23, delivered a jolt. Like getting nicked by a live wire. The picture is so small–shot in just over three weeks on a micro-budget. So personal: The story is about a young Korean-American man
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WASHINGTON — Canadian startup Kepler Communications launched Sept. 28 the first two satellites built in its own facility as the company ramps up its plans to deploy a constellation for data and Internet of Things services. The two six-unit XL cubesats, known as Kepler-4 and Kepler-5 but nicknamed Antilles and Amidala, were among the 15
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A President Donald Trump and a former Vice President Joe Biden supporter converse before the Joe Biden Campaign Rally at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on March 7, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Kyle Rivas | Getty Images Voters in swing states want President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to use
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Pascal Le SegretainGetty Images Dior will premiere its spring-summer 2021 runway show live from Paris on Tuesday, September 29 at 2:30 PM CET (8:30AM EST). Every designer is getting creative with their seasonal outputs in the time of COVID, from quarantine-inspired fashion to audience-free unveilings. For the very first time, Dior will stream its ready-to-wear
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