Review: Live on election night, Colbert, Noah struggle to make comedy out of the unclear presidential results
The comedy Tuesday evening was about as satisfying as the vote-counting.On an election night where the most likely thing happened and America went to bed without a winner in the presidential race or many other key contests, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah offered up separate live comedy shows attempting to leverage the potentially momentous occasion.But by the time both shows ended in the vicinity of midnight Eastern time, there wasn’t much available in the way of results and so the shows were left to ride largely on prepared bits that they could run no matter the news and on jokes about the n...
Movie review: 'Synchronic' a unique, sci-fi-tinged drama rooted in real-world stakes and emotion
Note: We are continuing to review theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic, though please be aware that indoor moviegoing does carry risk during this time. Please follow every health and safety guideline outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines provided by local health officials in your area.The skies in “Synchronic” are never quite the right color. Bearing down on New Orleans in shades of sickly gray green and sometimes pinkish, they seem to be in a constant state of twilight transition, portending a certain kind of doom, as if a hurricane ...
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Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for black hole research
Stockholm (AFP) - A trio of scientists, Roger Penrose of Britain, Reinhard Genzel of Germany and Andrea Ghez of the US, won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for their research into what the Nobel committee called "one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole." Penrose, 89, was honoured for showing "that the general theory of relativity leads to the formation of black holes", while Genzel, 68, and Ghez, 55, were jointly awarded for discovering "that an invisible and extremely heavy object governs the orbits of stars at the centre of our galaxy," the jury said. Ghez is just...