Formerly a poetic drama, “Cyrano” is a story about a man named Cyrano who has a one-sided admiration for Roxanne, but her eyes focus on another man named Christian. This musical film has been nominated by the Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy, marking the second nomination for director Joe Wright since his last film, “Atonement.”
Month: January 2022
Biden’s commitment in nominating a Black woman for the Supreme Court
Last Thursday, President Joe Biden said that he plans to nominate a Black woman as a Supreme Court Justice by the end of February to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. Liberal groups have criticized the lack of diversity during Trump’s former presidency, but Biden moves forward in shortlisting potential candidates that align with Breyer’s legacy. In the past, Joe Biden gained favorable views from the Black community as he has shown dedication in inclusion for diverse racial groups in politics. The inclusion of a Black woman in the Supreme Court Justice may not turn heads too far in regards to political views, but both Republicans and Democrats highlighted major issues to cover, including abortion and immigration.
The resilience of cultural traditions of Lunar New Year during the pandemic in New York City
From China to Vietnam to New York City, Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays for welcoming the new year and cherishing memorable moments with family. This year, the city of New York invites the Year of the Tiger amid COVID-19 protocols. Lunar New Year often sparks joy in New York’s Chinatown district. Along the streets, you might hear the beating drums and the ringing bells of lion dancers, a traditional dance known to Chinese culture.
Big Weekend for the NFL: Rams and Bengals Go to the Super Bowl and Tom Brady Retires?
It was an electric night for football as the Rams were finally able to overcome their six-game losing streak against the 49ers and became the second team in two years to go to a Super Bowl in their home stadium; meanwhile, the Bengals pulled an upset against the Chiefs in a wild comeback win. Still, the huge news in the NFL was the questions surrounding Tom Brady’s retirement.
Rihanna Is Pregnant With Her First Child!
The singer, fashion icon, and business mogul, Rihanna, is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky! This was confirmed when the iconic vocalists for hits such as “Love On The Brain”, “Umbrella”, and “Diamonds” strutted her stuff, alongside her partner, around New York City last Friday.
The singer could be seen rocking a fabulous outfit that had her bump front and center.
Trump’s Promise to Pardon Supporters who Were Involved in the Capitol Siege is Problematic
As with any speech coming from former President Donald Trump, many dangerous things that were said at his recent rally. The most concerning being his pledge to consider pardoning his supporters who were arrested on January 6 if he wins the presidency again in 2024. This in conjunction with him saying that he hopes to see protests if he gets indicted, which he referred to as prosecutors doing something “wrong or illegal,” sends a bad message that could cause problems for the country once again.
How K-Pop is Making its Place in The American Music Industry
From asking pedestrians on the street to come to their concert to topping the Billboard 100 Charts, BTS has become a household name in America. BTS has been able to open many doors for up-and-coming k-pop stars, such as Twice and BLACKPINK. Even though BTS is rising in stardom, K-pop artists have always been making appearances in the American music industry.
Sarah Palin Caught Dining Out Just Days After Positive Virus Test
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was spotted dining out a New York restaurant just two days after testing positive for the coronavirus. On Wednesday, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee’s visit to the popular upscale Manhattan eatery Elio’s drew attention from bystanders who took photos.
Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses, Injuring 10 People
Early Friday morning, a two-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park, requiring rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet. Others formed a human chain to help rescue occupants of a dangling bus. The irony is that this comes just hours before President Joe Biden was to visit the city to talk about his $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which includes bridge maintenance.
Wings Vs Pizza: The Search for the Superior Comfort Food
The concept of comfort food is a little tricky because there really isn’t a set definition or qualifications for comfort food outside of the idea that it should provide a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone. For me, two of my favorite comfort foods are chicken wings and pizza, but I’ve always had a hard time deciding which is better. That is why today, I will be pondering the epic and unanswered question: which is better, chicken wings or pizza?
Trouble in Paradise: James Harden’s Frustration in Brooklyn
Last night on the Barclays Center, a shorthanded Brooklyn Nets fell to the Los Angeles Lakers 106-96, the second game in a row that they’ve lost. You may have not noticed it, but the Nets have quietly been on a disappointing run, in the last 15 games, the Nets have gone 6-9. It also didn’t help that, before Tuesday night’s matchup, a report came out that indicated that James Harden does not enjoy living in Brooklyn.
San Jose Approves 1st US Insurance Law for Gun Owners
On Tuesday night, the Californian city of San Jose voted to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what’s believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States. The San Jose City Council overwhelmingly approved the measure despite the opposition from gun owners who said it would violate their Second Amendment rights and promise to sue.