The pandemic depression of Selena Gomez | Fun

Selena Gomez went into “a little bit of depression” at the start of the pandemic. The 28-year-old singer, actress and producer – who recently launched The Rare Impact Fund alongside her beauty brand Rare Beauty, which aims to raise $ 100 million to help people access mental health care – admitted that she has struggled […]

A diverse cloud of saints – and a superhero | Religion

At the start of the coronavirus crisis, and in this summer’s wave of chaos on American streets, Rachel Bulman began paying close attention to faces in the news. She also found herself thinking of a hero: the Black Panther. Born in the Philippines before she was adopted, the Catholic writer lived her life – as […]

Years of work, Arcadia comes back to life on Friday by hosting the Big Seed Festival | Promotions

Anessa Hernandez had already found one of the best seats in the refurbished Arcadia Theater on Friday. Just downstairs from the stage is where performers can get ready or relax before entering to do their performance. Hernandez, a Schreiner University student who was to play a music set at the Big Seed Festival, I just […]

Wladimir Yordanoff, Virginia Woolf’s career successes at OSS 117

His smile was that of a good man. In theater, his talent was awarded the 2016 Molière for Best Actor for his flawless performance in Edward Albee’s comedy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by his friend Alain Françon. This trophy came to greet an extraordinary career on the tables which had seen him interpret […]

Streaming now: “Ratched” | Movie

I knew Nurse Ratched, or at least had seen her after she appeared in a local theatrical production of Dale Wasserman’s play, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” based on the legendary Ken Kesey novel. As portrayed in the 1980s by the great Rosemary Crawford, the character was outstanding and certainly formidable. Audiences got another […]

Mattingly: a diverse cloud of saints – and a superhero | Comment on the wire

At the start of the coronavirus crisis, and in this summer’s wave of chaos on American streets, Rachel Bulman began paying close attention to faces in the news. She also found herself thinking of a hero: the Black Panther. Born in the Philippines before she was adopted, the Catholic writer lived her life – as […]

EMA’S CHOICES: The Spooky Season Kicks Off With These Chilling Shows | Fun

It’s October 1st, which means spooky season is upon us. All the ghouls, goblins, and witches will start coming out after their year-long hibernation, and that means it’s the perfect time to start diving into scary movies and shows. I said I’m a huge fan of the horror and thriller genres. Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, […]

Michigan theaters are thrilled to reopen in October, but still face challenges

DETROIT – When Michigan was forced to close in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it meant theaters and plays went on hiatus. That unexpected breakdown of business was more of a challenge for independent theater companies. Nationally, it is estimated that 90% of those locations that were forced to close during the pandemic are […]

Hitchcock Meets Melodrama in “Ratched” Origin Story | Olean

As one of the most evil movie villains of all time, Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” has haunted readers and film buffs for generations, giving nurses and psychiatric hospitals a bad name everywhere. Although it’s a work of fiction, the writings that brought Ratched to life first in the novel and […]

Frances McDormand embodies a rootless America in “Nomadland” | Movie

Fern packed her bags, hit the road, and never stopped driving. “I’m not homeless, I’m just homeless,” he tells a worried old friend at one point. “It’s not the same, right?” Living out of his van, Fern pursues seasonal work in the western half of the United States. During the holidays, pack boxes in a […]