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Toronto Facetime: Amma Asante on Race, and ‘A United Kingdom’
London-born director Amma Asante, the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants, has tackled racism in all three of her features:  “A Way of Life” (2004), “Belle” (2013) and her third Toronto world premiere, the interracial relationship drama “A United Kingdom.” She talked to Variety about making the transition from child actor to helmer and her very personal... Read more »
35 points by Variety | Africa Actor Sub-Saharan Africa Thought Aerosmith Debut albums Colony Film director
Streetcar service in Cincinnati set to make its debut
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati's new $148 million streetcar service is ready to make its official debut, starting with several days of free rides. The streetcar known as the "Cincinnati Bell Connector" is scheduled to begin carrying passengers Friday and will be free through Sunday. The streetcar will run a 3.6-mile ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Cincinnati Cincinnati streetcars Driving Fare Debut albums The Washington Times
Director Garth Davis on His Awards Season Contender ‘Lion’ and Working With Dev Patel
“Lion,” the true Story of Saroo Brierley, who used Google Earth to reunite with his long-lost family in India after being raised by adoptive parents in Australia, is one of the most hotly anticipated projects at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Sight unseen, the inspirational drama — which will be released Nov. 25 in the... Read more »
97 points by Variety | Google Earth Toronto International Film Festival Debut albums Slumdog Millionaire Mary Magdalene Google Adoption Google Maps
Suri Cruise doesn’t look to Katie Holmes for style tips
"She has her own [sense of style]," the actress said of her daughter's fashion sense.
1 points by New York Post | English-language films Debut albums Perception LOOK Fashion Katie Holmes London Rocket
Australian café hawks coffee 80 times stronger than standard cup
This kicking cup of joe is sure to kick you right out of bed.
264 points by Daily News | Coffee Drink Caffeine Hypertension Espresso Beverages Alcoholic beverage Debut albums
Zayn plays the role of good boyfriend as Gigi walks in Tom Ford show
Last week, Directioners where thrown into a tizzy by rumors that the singer had cheated on his model girlfriend with a fan.
15 points by New York Post | Lindsay Lohan Fashion Sociology Cheating At Ease Double-breasted Debut albums Conspiracy theory
Alfonso Cuaron, Participant Media Team on New Film Set in Mexico
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and Participant Media are partnering on a new untitled project, to be directed and written by Cuarón. Production is slated to begin in Mexico this fall. The film chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. The project will be produced... Read more »
865 points by Variety | Debut albums Alfonso Cuarón Media Pennsylvania 1970s
CCSD officials to give update on mercury found at Las Vegas junior high — VIDEO
Hundreds of students remain home Thursday after small amounts of mercury were found at Johnson Junior High School on Wednesday.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Debut albums Mercury Idea Las Vegas Sun Critical thinking Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas Review-Journal Comment
Snorkeler caught in the middle of 15 playful whales
He’s having a whale of a time! Aussie Will Rosner, 24, was snorkeling off Tonga when a 50-foot visitor popped up behind him for an epic photobomb. The whale was among a pod of 15 humpbacks that swam around the swimmer, who suddenly felt very, very small. “I never imagined just how curious a whale...
10396 points by New York Post | Humpback whale Whale English-language films Curiosity Eye Killer whale Debut albums Diving
CCSD officials to give update on mercury found at Las Vegas junior high
Hundreds of students remain home Thursday after small amounts of mercury were found at Johnson Junior High School on Wednesday.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Debut albums Mercury Idea Las Vegas Sun Critical thinking Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas Review-Journal Comment
‘Harry Potter’ actor flaunts dramatic weight loss
Timothy Spall attended the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival on Wednesday looking thinner than ever.
17 points by New York Post | Venice Film Festival Debut albums Harry Potter Blue Manchester Daily Mail Nutrition Eye
Courtney Stodden ‘feeling a little lost’ after miscarriage
The 22-year-old model now says she regrets shaving her head after announcing her miscarriage.
3 points by New York Post | 2003 singles Reborn doll Debut albums English-language films The Hitmen Lil Wayne Feeling Thought
Tattoo artist Dirk Vermin’s passions and pitfalls of the post-modern man
One local whose life is about to change is A&E’s BAD INK reality-TV star Dirk Vermin. The guitarist and singer of Dirk Vermin & The Hostile Talent has been a tattoo artist for two decades and owned Pussykat Tattoo Parlor here since 1999.
5 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Debut albums Woman Las Vegas Strip Cross That Line English-language films Feel Good Inc. Everlasting Love
Belong Tour inspires women from all walks of life
The Belong Tour is for all women. The event, featuring speakers like  Patsy Clairmont, is scheduled for Sept. 23-24 at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.
4 points by The Denver Post | Woman Debut albums Life Want Loveland Colorado Personality psychology Believe
Grandparents celebrate 57 years of marriage with photo shoot inspired by 'The Notebook'
Stacy Welch-Christ's photos of Clemma and Sterling Elmore of Wewoka, Oklahoma, quickly went viral.
-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | English-language films American films Debut albums Photography Love Photograph 2006 albums Note
Havre de Grace council agrees to create Independence Day Commission for next year's celebration
The Havre de Grace City Council has agreed to create an Independence Day 2017 Commission, which the new leaders of the annual July 4 festivities had requested earlier. The resolution creating the commission was unanimously approved by the council with little discussion during Tuesday night's council...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Council of the European Union Debut albums Corporation New York City United States Municipality Fiscal year Fundraising
Long-lost letter from dying mom found in used book
Gordon Draper, the owner of Bondgate Books in Bishop Auckland, England, was going through a stack of books at his store when an envelope containing a handwritten letter slipped out from between some pages.
6813 points by CNN | Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Mother Debut albums Mother insult 2005 singles Reading Reading Father
Official: City's low fund balance 'no cushion against hard times'
The city's meager reserve funds offer "almost no cushion against hard times," Philadelphia Finance Director Rob Dubow said at a hearing Wednesday.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Bond Finance City Metropolitan area Bond credit rating Defamation Debut albums Municipality
This is Tiger Woods' last chance at a comeback
This is Tiger Woods' last chance at a comeback         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Tiger Woods PGA Tour Official World Golf Rankings Debut albums Masters Tournament Need Phil Mickelson Men's major golf championships
Inside job? New York woman robbed while waiting to post $30K bail for son
Police are still searching for two men who tasered and robbed a New York therapist waiting at a jail to post $30,000 bail for her son. Authorities think it might be an inside job. Read Full Article at RT.com
194 points by Russia Today | New York City Crime Manhattan New York Post Bail Criminal law Debut albums Alexander Hamilton
Literary Las Vegas: Lacey Hawk
Lacey Hawk, local author, screenwriter, faith healer and spiritual counselor teaches kids about the consequences of vanity in her children’s book “Maximilian the Most Handsome Kitten in the World.”
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Toilet Bidet Debut albums Cat Sibling Prince Warriors
Make your guess: How will the Republican health-care bill fare?
Yes, there's an option for “it won't happen."
-1 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress Debut albums Barack Obama The Republican The Bill Prediction
Wings’ Zetterberg, 36, not thinking retirement
On Friday, the captain was nominated as Detroit’s representative for the Masterson Trophy.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Red Wings National Hockey League Henrik Zetterberg Ice hockey Play Debut albums Streak The Streak
Canada passes M-103 motion against Islamophobia
Non-binding motion tasks Canadian government with study to develop ways to address racism and discrimination.
60 points by Al Jazeera English | Democracy Pierre Trudeau Islam Canada Racism Parliament Debut albums Prime minister
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera getting daily treatment on back
Will Miguel Cabrera be ready for Detroit Tigers Opening Day on April 3? 'I don’t know,' he said.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Tigers First baseman Florida Marlins Jim Leyland Debut albums Miguel Cabrera Atlanta Braves Mark Teixeira
Iguana invades court at ATP World Tour match (VIDEO)
The Miami Open match between German Tommy Haas and Czech Jiri Vesely had to be stopped for several minutes on Wednesday when an iguana climbed on the top of a baseline scoreboard. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Jury Debut albums 2008 singles Iguanidae 2008 albums English-language films The Unexpected The Final
Tigers’ Cabrera still bothered by back pain
Cabrera hurt his back in a World Baseball Classic game. The earliest he’ll return is Friday.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Debut albums Game Lake Buena Vista Florida Detroit Tigers players Left-wing politics Right-wing politics Atlanta Braves Miguel Cabrera
Is F1's hottest property feeling pressured?
He's arguably Formula One's hottest property and now Max Verstappen could have a car that will propel him to the pinnacle of motorsport.
-1 points by CNN | Formula One Debut albums Michael Schumacher Mario Andretti The Grid Fernando Alonso WilliamsF1 Kimi Räikkönen
Ryan Gosling Explains Why He Laughed During Oscars Best Picture Mix-Up
Nearly a full month has passed since the 89th Academy Awards show committed what many have come to regard as one of the most egregious and high-profile faux pas in Oscars history: when “La La Land” was announced as best picture instead of the actual winner, “Moonlight.” And yet, “La La Land” leading man and beloved Hollywood... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Academy Award Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Actor Irving Thalberg Debut albums
Victor Martinez bulked-up, healthy after frustrating year
Victor Martinez and his family have moved into a sprawling cattle ranch, located between Lakeland and Orlando.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Major League Baseball Baseball statistics Designated hitter Batting Debut albums Miguel Cabrera Cowboy
Letter: Truth to power
Truth to powerThank you, Ahmad Aissa and Dan Feltes, for having the courage to speak out and denounce this further attempt by the president to cause discord amongst the American people (Sunday Monitor Forum, Feb. 12).There are few in our midst who cannot trace their roots to an ancestor immigrating...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Debut albums Human migration English-language films Nationality Culture Nation 2001 albums France
Kristaps Porzingis ‘cheats’ to give Knicks a fun All-Star champ
NEW ORLEANS – Kristaps Porzingis has turned into a winner at All-Star Weekend despite the Knicks’ woes. After scoring 24 points in the World Team’s victory in the Rising Stars Game, the 7-foot-3 Porzingis captured the Skills Challenge on Saturday, knocking off Gordon Hayward in the finals, marking the second straight time a big man...
4 points by New York Post | English-language films Debut albums
Temple Grandin will be inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame, Q&A
Temple Grandin, a world-renowned professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University for the last 26 years and spokesperson for autism, will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in September.
13891 points by The Denver Post | Autism Working class Temple Grandin Thing Debut albums That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is All That You Can't Leave Behind Claire Danes
Josh Hutcherson Says First Time Directing is ‘Daunting’ and ‘Satisfying’
In his new short film “Ape,” “Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson directed actors for the first time, including himself. His protagonist, Travis, is a young schizophrenic. The short is part of “The Big Script,” an incubator series launched by Hutcherson’s company Turkeyfoot Productions, next-gen digital studio Indigenous Media and Condé Nast Entertainment, which took five scripts about adolescent or young... Read more »
2 points by Variety | Feature film Short film Film Debut albums
Celtics fall at end to Bulls
CHICAGO — Marcus Smart heard Jimmy Butler’s voice first, not referee Zach Zarba’s whistle.“When Jimmy shot the ball I heard him scream, ‘No foul?’ ” said Smart while slumped in front of his locker last night as teammates filed out to begin the All-Star break. “As soon as he said that the whistle blew and I looked. And I saw him raise his hand up with the foul. And I just couldn’t believe it. But he made the call, so you have to live with it.”
-2 points by Boston Herald | Right-wing politics Debut albums Left-wing politics French Revolution Political spectrum Thought Democratic Party Chicago Bulls
Berlinale: Helmer Netzer Returns to Festival Full of ‘Amour’
Romanian helmer-writer Călin Peter Netzer, a 2013 Golden Bear-winner for “Child’s Pose,” returns to the Berlinale competition this year with a very different tale of family dysfunction in “Ana, Mon Amour.” Based on the notable novel “Luminiţa, Mon Amour” by Cezar Paul Badescu, Netzer’s fourth feature tells the story of a young couple, Toma and... Read more »
3 points by Variety | Character Psychoanalysis Actor Debut albums Narrative Protagonist Novel Psychotherapy
Colorado 15-year-old keeps promise to mother, wins prestigious ski race in Austria
Just before competing in one of the world's most prestigious youth ski races in Austria this week, Kellen Kinsella texted his mother back home in the Vail Valley to say he would win it for her because she had cancer surgery two weeks ago.
1 points by The Denver Post | Skiing Ski Alpine skiing Slalom skiing Eagle County Colorado Mother International Ski Federation Debut albums
Transcript: Donald Trump’s news conference at White House
President Donald Trump defended his presidency, slammed reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and promised to crack down on the leaking of classified information in a news conference Thursday at the White House. Here is the full transcript:
1 points by The Denver Post | Debut albums 2008 singles 1998 albums 2005 albums 1992 singles Donald Trump
Jessica Biel returns to TV in first look at USA’s ‘The Sinner’
Jessica Biel is coming back to TV and we’ve got your first look right here.
-2 points by Boston Herald | English-language films Television Debut albums Film American films
Full transcript: Read and watch full presser
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1121 points by CNN | Debut albums 2008 singles 2005 singles 2007 singles 2002 singles James Brown 1998 albums 2006 albums
Everything President Trump had to say at his first solo news conference
President Trump appeared Thursday at a news conference to announce his replacement choice for Labor secretary. Trump went on to address a wide-range of topics, including Russia, his plans for a new executive order on a travel ban, “fake news,” leaks, his electoral victory, his wife, Melania, and...
7 points by Los Angeles Times | Debut albums 2008 singles 2005 singles 2007 singles 2002 singles 2006 albums James Brown 1998 albums
Jordan Spieth aims to continue winning ways at Riviera
LOS ANGELES — Jordan Spieth paused for a second, pondering the pure silliness of the question.“What’s the best thing you drank from that beautiful crystal trophy?” he was asked.“Actually, nothing,” said the squeaky clean winner of last week’s tournament at Pebble Beach. “I don’t drink alcohol.”“I just brought it to the room and then went out to dinner here with (pro-am partner and country singer) Jake (Owen) once we got in, and then last night had a shoe launch. I just plan on bringing it home.”
1 points by Boston Herald | Golf Debut albums Tom Brady Super Bowl New England Patriots Riviera Country Club Tournament
Pros get ready to tackle Riviera in the calm before the storm
If you were to listen to the pros talk about this week’s Genesis Open, you would think you were at a testimonial dinner for the Riviera Country Club. No doubt the gushing adjectives will come close to equaling the number of birdies as 143 professionals and one amateur tee off in Thursday’s first...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | Official World Golf Rankings PGA Tour Golf 2009 Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros Henrik Stenson Riviera Country Club Debut albums Tee
Celtics steal a win from 76ers
The Celtics are no longer a team that wonders where its next basket will come from. But for all their recent scoring — all of those 3-pointers — there has been an undercurrent of improvement down the other end.Marcus Smart, who not long ago lamented that the Celtics weren’t living up to last year’s tough guy reputation, literally ripped Wednesday night’s game out of Philadelphia’s hands in the Celtics’ 116-108 win.
9 points by Boston Herald | Basketball terminology Basketball Baseball Debut albums John Havlicek English-language films Three-point field goal The Guard
Water shutoffs to resume in Flint before spring
The City of Flint is now having to pay for two water sources -- once to the new KWA and once to the Detroit water system        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Great Lakes Water Water quality Tap water Water supply Drinking water Debut albums Michigan
Brandy on new music, being 'brave' and why we're still obsessed with '90s R&B
It can be easy for those without a finger on the pulse of R&B to overlook Brandy’s influence. Yet she helped define the genre’s ‘90s golden age and carried it into the new millennium alongside singular divas such as Aaliyah and Monica. Still, she hasn’t had a crossover hit in 15 years. Brandy’s...
3498 points by Los Angeles Times | Debut albums Need
Business Q&A: Paws ‘n’ Play, Arvada
Longtime local pet shop gets a new owner ready to continue the legacy.
9 points by The Denver Post | Property Quantification Ownership The Best Part Dog Food Healthy and Happy Debut albums
Nashville singer poses for Valentine's photos with her true love -- pizza
Ben HooperFeb. 15 (UPI) -- A Nashville singer weary of writing breakup songs shared the images from a romantic Valentine's Day photo shoot with the love of her life: Pizza.
33 points by UPI | United Press International Photography Love Debut albums
Sikh temples open doors to dam evacuees
Members of the Northern California Sikh community gave Lake Oroville evacuees what they needed most over the past few days: a place to stay.
8882 points by CNN | Sikh Sikhism Need Temple in Jerusalem Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara Want Debut albums
What’s small and yellow and needs to be shoveled out 1,382 times in Concord alone?
You’re probably a little tired of shoveling snow right now, after clearing your driveway and a path to your mailbox and a path to your Monitor tube, but here’s one more target for your attention: the nearest fire hydrant.“Some people make it a big pride thing, to clear their hydrant,” said Concord...
124 points by Concord Monitor | Fire hydrant Firefighter Snow Shovel Firefighting Water Clearing Debut albums