LEWES, Del. (AP) — At high tide on a clear day, you can forget about cruising down certain Lewes back roads, Janice Pinto said. “It’s impassible,” she said. “It might be a beautiful sunny day, but because high tides are higher than they used to be, it’s impassible.” Pinto, a retired schoolteacher from the Philadelphia suburbs, has lived in Lewes for the past 10 years. Within that time, she said, flooding has become an increasingly bigger problem for her and her neighbors. “On New Road, even if the wind’s not blowing, at high tide, there’s a real good chance you won’t be able to get up and down Canary Creek, which New Road crosses over,” she said. For Lewes-based filmmaker Judy Rolfe, Pinto’s story is symptomatic of a greater issue facing cities along the East Coast — sea level rise. “Any coastal city needs to be thinking about preparedness, mitigation and adaption,” said Rolfe, who is … [Read more...] about New documentary ‘Tidewater’ warns of rising sea level threat
PARK CITY, Utah — It was an image that had become synonymous with Sundance: Harvey Weinstein, slovenly attired in sweatpants and a parka, barreling out of a screening. For film industry and media folks alike, the sight meant that a night of hostile dealmaking lay ahead. This was, after all, “Harvey’s festival,” one the corpulent film mogul legitimized with his acquisition of Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 debut sex, lies and videotape, and whose mystique he intensified with the indie hits Reservoir Dogs, Clerks, Garden State, and Blue Valentine. Just last year, the former Miramax and Weinstein Company bigwig acquired the Taylor Sheridan drama Wind River at the fest, and also, in a cruel bit of irony, was one of the high-profile attendees at its satellite Women’s March, led by comedian Chelsea Handler. What many of us not named Alec Baldwin didn’t know, however, was that Weinstein was not only a gross sexual predator, one who now stands accused of … [Read more...] about Sundance’s Badass Women Hope to Erase Its Ugly Weinstein Past
Actor Sharmila Tagore, who will turn 74 on Saturday, says that her grand daughter Sara Ali Khan’s confidence, humility and charm makes her very happy and it’s heartwarming to see the daughter of Saif Ali Khan and his former wife Amrita Singh the way she has turned out. Excerpts from an interview:Q. Sharmilaji what are you doing this birthday?A. Not very much, I’m afraid. Some friends will drop in. Soha is coming.The other children Sabaa and Saif will also come if they can. Let’s see.Q.The one thing that has changed for you in the past one year is the presence of two beautiful grandchildren?A. Yes, it certainly adds to my happiness , obviously. I do see them as much as I can. But not enough because we live in different cities. But I must say they re-energize me. There’s nothing like young children’s energy They are always curious, and enthusiastic about many different things. So yes, being around … [Read more...] about Sharmila Tagore says she is proud of how Sara Ali Khan stood up for her father Saif on Koffee with Karan
Good day, and welcome to The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of the biggest news in pop culture. What’s happening in the world right now? To start, people are showing up in big numbers to watch Watchmen. Also, Taylor Swift is (maybe) going to the Sundance Film Festival, and there’s a new Mulan trailer. Let’s dive in. Watchmen Is Getting Good Viewership Numbers Turns out Watchmen isn’t just popular on social media. After a couple weeks of filling Twitter timelines and conversations by the water cooler, the HBO series is starting to garner some pretty impressive viewership numbers. According to Variety, the show is now averaging 7.1 million viewers per episode via its cable channel and streaming services. That makes the series, according to HBO, the network’s most-watched new show since Big Little Lies and one of premium cable’s most popular new series. Guess everyone now knows how many people are watching Watchmen. Taylor Swift Is Going to Sundance. … [Read more...] about Is Finally Being Called a Hit
This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here. This week: The return of Mrs. Maisel Learning so much about Billie Eilish Dakota Johnson vs. Ellen DeGeneres The Mulan trailer is so good! God bless Nicole Scherzinger, forever and always Billie Eilish, Van Halen, Myself, and a Lot of People Not Knowing Each Other! It’s been an incredible year for 17-year-old recording artist Billie Eilish. She is the youngest artist ever to score nominations in the Grammys’ “Big Four” categories: album, song, record, and best new artist. Her album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was the most-played on both Apple Music and Spotify in 2019, and it topped Billboard’s end-of-year chart. She is apparently close to a deal with Apple TV+ for a documentary about her life that comes with a reported $25 … [Read more...] about The Year of Billie Eilish. Also, Who Is Billie Eilish?
Photo: Courtesy Of FIFM Photo: Courtesy Of FIFM Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of FIFM ‘The Gravedigger,’ ‘Zanka Contact’ and ‘Sweet Annoyance’ Win Top Prizes at 2nd Atlas Workshops 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Djibouti’s “The Gravedigger,” Morocco’s “Zanka Contact” and Ethiopia’s “Sweet Annoyance” were among the major winners in the post-production and development categories of the second edition of the Marrakech Film Festival’s Atlas Workshops. “The Gravedigger,” by Khadar Ahmed, and “Zanka Contact,” by Ismaël el Iraki, won the top awards – €20,000 ($22,000) and $11,000 respectively – in the … [Read more...] about ‘The Gravedigger,’ ‘Zanka Contact’ and ‘Sweet Annoyance’ Win Top Prizes at 2nd Atlas Workshops