My worst moment: Timothy Dalton and the time he had to improvise live on stage when a prop malfunctioned
Created as part of the DC Universe, the TV adaptation of “Doom Patrol” comes to on HBO Max for a second season starring Timothy Dalton as a doctor who is both a father figure and something more sinister to a group of people who all received their powers through tragic circumstances.“In many ways he’s a phony father figure,” said Dalton. “Maybe he’s fallen in love with his own monstrous creations, in an egotistical way. Certainly by the end of the first season I think he’s feeling a very heavy amount of guilt and wants to try to make amends. But when you think of what he’s done — how he’s ruine...
Get to know the hilarious Regina Hall with these 7 movies streaming right now
Even if you’re a movie fan, there’s a good chance you’re not familiar with Regina Hall — and an even better chance you think she’s Regina King.Like the famous Bill Pullman/Bill Paxton confusion, the Reginas can baffle audiences since both are 49, toiled in crummy supporting roles for decades before breaking through in the movies, costarred with Chris Rock and flourished in prestige TV. (King has won three Emmys, for “American Crime” and “Seven Seconds,” while Hall is a contender this year for “Black Monday.”)They even shared the stage at the 2018 New York Film Critics Circle awards, where Hall...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
As museums begin to reopen, they're rebooting the visitor experience
When museums open again, it won’t be the same.Picture this: Timed tickets. Touch-free doors. Ikea-like signs to direct foot traffic. No more docent-led group tours. And loads of hand sanitizer, of course.“We are working on creating as much of a touchless journey as possible,” said Eric Bruce, head of visitor experience for the Minneapolis Institute of Art, or Mia.Bruce and his counterparts are strategizing ways to welcome the public following Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s order allowing museums, along with other recreational or seated entertainment venues, to reopen at 25% of capacity, with a limi...
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To 'Father Brown''s Mark Williams, the actor's life is a leap of faith
Although he’s done 90 TV episodes dressed in a Catholic cassock and a black saturno, Mark Williams is no believer.The British actor, who stars as the indefatigable title character in “Father Brown,” admits he’s not a man of faith, nor is he celibate like his television counterpart.But he does champion the fictional father’s values.“I was brought up in the Church of England, so that’s part of my culture,” he says. “But I don’t practice my religion. Father Brown believes in redemption, and he believes that we’re all God’s children, and he’s a man of faith, so I respect him.”In his own way Willia...
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Who is Sault? The mystery collective's new album doesn't say. But it speaks to the BLM moment with power and real grace.
Sault“Untitled (Black Is)”(Forever Living Originals *** 1/2)Near the halfway point of “Untitled (Black Is),” the third album by the mystery British soul-funk collective Sault, there’s a interstitial piece called “This Generation.”The words are voiced by Laurette Josiah, who along with producer Inflo and singer Michael Kiwanuka, is the only contributor credited by name by Sault, who have done a remarkable job of keeping their identities secret in a time of online sleuthing.“It’s time to wake up,” Josiah says, as a skittering beat fades into the background. “We have walked the walk many years … ...
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Delaware just removed its last public whipping post. Here's a look at its history and significance
After years of community complaints and a national reckoning over racism, the whipping post is now gone from the Old Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown, Del., where it stood for decades.The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs extracted the post with a jackhammer Wednesday, when News Journal reporters captured dozens of residents celebrating its long-awaited removal. Delaware was the last state to outlaw whipping posts, in 1972, and this was the state’s last public whipping post still standing.Before the whipping post was installed near the historic courthouse’s grounds in ...
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Five J-Rock Artists for Anime Fans to Get Into for 2020
The music scene in Japan is typically known for bubbly pop idols with appearances just as adorable as their songs, but foreign anime fans have long known that there’s more to Japan’s music charts than AKB48.Anime soundtracks are always sparking interest in new artists for otaku, and if you’re a fan of J-rock or just catchy alternative music in general, here are five artists currently making waves in the anime scene.AmazarashiAmazarashi has been on the radar of anime fans for quite a while now, and they’ve only been getting more attention from English audiences on their YouTube channel thanks t...
Disney: Splash Mountain joining Magic Kingdom's makeovers
ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World’s theme parks haven’t reopened from the coronavirus shutdown yet, but there’s a fresh development at Magic Kingdom. Imagineers will revamp the Splash Mountain ride, changing its theme from “Song of the South” to “The Princess and the Frog,” it was announced last week.In the win-win-win category for Disney, it introduces a new attraction without starting from scratch, gives Tiana — the first Black American Disney princess — an increased presence in its flagship park, and it distances itself more from the 1946 film, which has a tainted reputation for stereotypic...
Vanilla Ice cancels Austin show after backlash as COVID-19 numbers skyrocket
Stop, contaminate and listen.Rapper Vanilla Ice called off a Friday performance in Austin, Texas, where COVID-19 cases have been surging at record rates.The 52-year-old performer defended his decision to go ahead with the show on Twitter Thursday morning, but pulled out soon after.“Due to the increase in COVID-19 numbers in Austin we’re gonna move the concert to a better date,” he wrote on Twitter. “We were hoping for better coronavirus numbers by July but unfortunately the numbers have increased quite a bit so for the safety and health of everyone we’re going to stay home.”More than 175,000 T...
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