Mandatory masks: ‘We worry people won’t shop with us’

By Mary-Ann Russon & Michael RaceBusiness reporters, BBC News Image source, The Dressing RoomImage caption, Sisters Katie Pitts and Karen Caton fear customers might not come into their shop if they have to put on a mask Face coverings have become mandatory again in shops and on public transport in England as a precaution against […]

‘The Stranger’ Review: Glowering Parable of Occupation and Oppression

Gloom, deployed as a storytelling tactic, can exert a strange, unsettling pull when it’s as capably and beautifully conveyed as in Syrian director Ameer Fakher Eldin’s “The Stranger,” recently announced as Palestine’s international Oscar entry. A granular depiction of oppression as a kind of inescapable inheritance handed down from father to son, with mothers and […]

India offers medical supplies to African nations in fight against Omicron variant

The first sample of the Omicron or B.1.1.529 lineage was taken November 9, according to WHO. It got noticed because of a surge of cases in South Africa. “This new variant, B.1.1.529 seems to spread very quick!” Tulio de Oliveira, director of South Africa’s Center for Epidemic Response & Innovation, and a genetics researcher at Stellenbosch […]

‘West Side Story’ Reactions Praise Steven Spielberg’s Musical Remake

The first reactions to 20th Century Studios’ “West Side Story” are beginning to pour in following the film’s premiere in New York City on Monday evening. Those who attended the screening took to social media, voicing praise for director Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of the classic musical. In this new version, Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort […]

Jill Biden decks the White House halls for Christmas – in pictures | US news

The theme for the 2021 White House holiday season is Gifts from the Heart. According to Jill Biden’s office, about 6,000ft of ribbon, more than 300 candles and more than 10,000 ornaments were used this year to decorate. There are also 41 Christmas trees throughout the White House #Jill #Biden #decks #White #House #halls #Christmas […]

Virgil Abloh, Ambassador and Infiltrator

In recent years, it could often appear as if there were several Virgil Ablohs, all working at the same time. There were the multiple annual collections of Louis Vuitton, where he was the artistic director of men’s wear, and Off-White, his own label, which he’d founded while still in the orbit of Kanye West. There […]

Barbados bid farewell to the Queen and celebrate the birth of a republic

Official festivities marking the island’s historic transition from realm to republic took place in National Heroes Square in the heart of the capital of Bridgetown. The heir to the British throne had come from London for the occasion and watched as the Royal Standard flag was lowered from the flagpole and the new Presidential Standard […]

China Unveils Golden Rooster Awards Nominees

China has released the list of nominees for its upcoming Golden Rooster Awards, a set of government-approved film industry prizes that it wants to be seen as rivaling the Taipei-based Golden Horse Awards, historically considered as the “Chinese-language Oscars.” The winning Roosters will be announced amidst a film festival running Dec. 28-30 in the port […]