Embrace nostalgia: Where to watch reboots and cast reunions of TV shows from the '90s and early 2000s
One strange result of the coronavirus outbreak? Virtual cast reunions from movies and TV shows are now a regular occurrence. Here’s a list of recent reunions, TV reboots and revivals, plus a few still to come.Cast reunions, appearances and table readsMovies: “The Lord of the Rings” (cast appearance on Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” series), “The Parent Trap” (Instagram Live with Katie Couric), “That Thing You Do!”, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (table read), “High School Musical” (Disney Family Singalong performance), “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (cast appearance on Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” seri...
The Seattle Times
Diane Bell: Women break 'bronze ceiling' in Central Park
When Myriam Miedzian lived in New York City, she and her husband walked through Central Park on weekends. “Invariably we would pass by the humongous statue of a Polish king,” she said, describing a pedestal bearing a huge figure of King Jagiello atop a horse.“What is a 15th century Polish king doing in Central Park?” she wondered.So she and her husband started taking an informal inventory of the statues in the park — there were 23, including a Venezuelan military leader, a Prussian naturalist and a sled dog — but not one woman among them.Sure, there were angels and nymphs and fictional females...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Quadruple shooting leaves woman dead, 3 injured in north St. Louis
ST. LOUIS — A quadruple shooting early Tuesday in north St. Louis left a woman dead and three other people hospitalized.The shooting occurred about 12:45 a.m. near Semple Avenue and Bircher Boulevard.The four people, all in their 20s, were shot in a vehicle, police said. The woman died at the scene. Two men were stable and a fourth victim was in critical condition, authorities said.Police didn’t release any more details about the shooting.The scene was on the border of the Mark Twain I-70 Industrial neighborhood and the Walnut Park East neighborhood. The Walnut Park East neighborhood has alrea...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Seattle upzoning cost these Black homeowners an extra $11,000
SEATTLE — The house was always going to need a little work.An unpermitted second bedroom extending into the back alleyway “bounced” when entered, said Erika Cherry, who bought the 650-square-foot Seattle home with her husband, Andre, in late 2018. When the Cherrys demolished a wall, they found newspapers from 1916 — the year the house was built — in place of insulation. Six-foot-tall Andre could touch the low ceilings when he reached up.But the Cherrys loved the Highland Park neighborhood, where they’d been renting since 2014. And at $325,000, the house was a steal.They filed what Erika Cherry...
The Seattle Times
Will California rename this state park? Area confronts its racist history once more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento’s Gold Rush colonizer John Sutter came down on June 15, outside the hospital that bears his name. The next day, top California lawmakers ordered the removal of the statue of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella at the Capitol.As protesters have toppled statues and monuments to Confederate soldiers, colonizers, and those who owned and traded enslaved people, the Sacramento region is itself grappling with the symbols of racial injustice that are part of everyday life, particularly in the names of places.One of the most striking is Negro Bar, a recreation area i...
The Sacramento Bee
Wash.-born, Seoul-based rapper Jay Park on COVID-19 relief, his Seattle community and more
SEATTLE — Over the past two decades, Edmonds, Washington-born musician Jay Park has amassed an international fan base. Since his days dancing while a student at Edmonds-Woodway High School, to his breakthrough in the Korean music scene, to his current roles of singer, rapper, entrepreneur and dancer, he’s been working nonstop.And like most other times in his life, Park has been very busy the past few months, but has still kept his heart on the Seattle community that raised him.Fresh off his “SEXY 4EVA” World Tour, Park returned to his home in Seoul, South Korea, just as the coronavirus pandemi...
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