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Oscar Isaac films – ranked!

As he appears in cinemas in Dune and The Card Counter – and on TV in Scenes from a Marriage – we rate the best roles of the rakish smoothie, from space fighter to folk singerCasting the rakish, eager Isaac as a Han Solo figure in the latest Star Wars cycle seemed a great idea on paper. In the first of his outings, the character was thin but animated by his sturdy labrador charisma; he looked great in pilot gear, and his faintly queer chemistry with co-star John Boyega was promising. The script s...
Tags: Star Wars, Film, Culture, Drive, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, A Most Violent Year, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Ex Machina, Dune, Inside Llewyn Davis, Isaac


In Our Paradise review – Bosnian sisters struggling to make it abroad in migrant tale

Claudia Marschal’s documentary about two sisters leaving the Balkans is short on the intimacy that film can deliver Featuring Indira and Mehdina, two Bosnian sisters who try to escape their life of poverty in their homeland, Claudia Marschal’s documentary observes the xenophobia and financial insecurity faced by immigrants from the Balkans, an area already troubled by a history of political turbulence. The “paradise” hinted at in the title, however, is a mirage, as the women and their families s...
Tags: Europe, Film, France, Germany, UK News, World news, Culture, Migration, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Balkans, Indira, Documentary films, Claudia Marschal, Mehdina, Germany Indira


Port city: London on the river – in pictures

A new exhibition examines the impact of the Port of London on our capital city, exploring the complex operations that have connected London to the rest of the world, from the final days of the 18th century to the creation of the huge London Gateway megaport at Thurrock in the Thames EstuaryLondon: Port City runs from 22 October 2021 to 8 May 2022 at the Museum of London Docklands, itself part of West India Docks, London’s first enclosed dock system Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Water transport, Exhibitions, Thurrock, Port City, Museum of London Docklands, Port of London, West India Docks London


‘Clay feels perverse’ – Theaster Gates on working on Obama’s library and going back to pottery

The superstar ‘social artist’ has revived derelict buildings and rescued a legendary record collection – but in lockdown, as two new UK exhibitions show, it was singing and throwing pots that made him happy Theaster Gates likes to get his hands dirty. His two new London exhibitions are dedicated to clay, and in one there’s a film of him singing with great gusto as he throws a pot. So it feels a shame not to be meeting one to one, but via laptop. The artist decided at the last minute to stay at h...
Tags: Art, UK, London, Obama, Chicago, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Theaster Gates, Serpentine pavilion, Magdalene Odundo


Netflix employees join wave of tech activism with walkout over Chappelle controversy

Slew of walkouts by tech workers, unthinkable mere years ago, shows workers ‘now understand their labor power’, expert saysEmployees at Netflix halted work on Wednesday and staged a protest outside the company’s Los Gatos, California, headquarters to condemn the streaming platform’s handling of complaints against Dave Chappelle’s new special. The actions – which hundreds participated in – are the latest in a string of highly visible organizing efforts in the tech sector, as workers increasingly ...
Tags: Technology, Media, Activism, Film, California, Los Angeles, US news, Netflix, Transgender, Culture, Television industry, LGBT rights, US television industry, Dave Chappelle, Chappelle, Los Gatos California


#660 Your Employees are Quitting. The Solution Starts with Your Corporate Mission.

Listen to “#660 Your Employees are Quitting. The Solution Starts with Your Corporate Mission.” on Spreaker.       On‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode‌ ‌of‌ ‌The‌ ‌Small‌ ‌Business‌ ‌Radio‌ ‌Show…‌ ‌ SEGMENT‌ ‌1 with ‌Asha Tarry,‌ ‌‌starting‌ ‌at‌ ‌0:00‌:‌ ‌ ‌It’s called the Great Resignation – people are quitting their jobs after 18 months of COVID because they are stressed and burnt out. How can small business owners help their team through this time? SEGMENT‌ ‌2 with Victoria Jones,‌ ‌‌starting‌ ‌at‌ 16:15:...
Tags: Leadership, Small Business, Sales, Software, Culture, Mission, Victoria, Talent, Radio Show, Employee Retention, Zoho, Victoria Jones, CityLine, Asha Tarry, Tarry, Karyn Gordon


Nollywood moment: African film industries ‘could create 20m jobs’

UN study finds streaming services have increased demand for film productions from across the continent, but warns piracy and underinvestment hampering growthFilm industries in Africa could quadruple their revenue to $20bn (£15bn) and create an extra 20m jobs in creative industries, according to a UN report about cinema on the continent.The booming film industry in Nigeria – Nollywood is the world’s second-largest film industry in terms of output – and Senegal were examples of African countries w...
Tags: Film, Nigeria, Africa, Disney, Employment, Senegal, World news, Netflix, Culture, Global development, Un, Nollywood, United Nation, Unesco Continue


Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show

Sculpture and its futuristic creator held for 10 days, possibly in fear she is part of spying plotShe’s been described as “a vision of the future” who is every bit as good as other abstract artists today, but Ai-Da – the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist – has hit a snag: Egyptian security forces have detained her before an exhibition at the Great Pyramid of Giza.Ai-Da is due to open and present her work at the exhibition on Thursday, the first time contemporary art has been allowed nex...
Tags: Art, Africa, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Art and design, Ai Da, Giza Ai Da


An arrest at the George Floyd protests: Mel D Cole’s best photograph

‘As soon as I took this shot, I knew it was special – something pretty much all Black people could relate to. This man was arrested for daring to question authority. I’ve been arrested for the same thing’I took this on the first day of the protests in Foley Square, New York, following the murder of George Floyd. I’ve witnessed protests before but nothing like this. It was intense, volatile and angry. People were sick and tired – and ready to fight for their rights.The video of his killing came a...
Tags: Photography, New York, Race, Georgia, US news, Culture, Art and design, Mel, Black Lives Matter Movement, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Foley Square New York


Dune review – Denis Villeneuve’s awe-inspiring epic is a moment of triumph

Villeneuve’s take on the sci-fi classic starring Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac and Zendaya has been given room to breathe, creating a colossal spectacleIf there can ever be a moment of triumph for a director, when the anxiety of influence is vanquished – for a bit, anyway – then Denis Villeneuve might have achieved it. This eerily vast and awe-inspiring epic, a cathedral of interplanetary strangeness, is better than the attempt a generation ago by an acknowledged master.David Lynch’s Dune from ...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Film, Culture, Film adaptations, Oscar Isaac, David Lynch, Charlotte Rampling, Eric Roth, Leia, Stellan Skarsgard, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, Gordon, Villeneuve


DJ and producer Anz: ‘This is music for all hours – and music that’s all ours’

One of the brightest talents in UK dance music is getting used to bigger stages, thanks to her infectiously fun tracks that draw deeply from black cultural historyNights out are a culmination of so many stimuli: pre-party rituals, journeys through the club and echoes of nightlife that linger into the next day. For Manchester producer and DJ Anz – AKA Anna-Marie Odubote – they are an experience she brings into her work. “I always listen to garage before I go out,” she says in a Mancunian bar, eye...
Tags: Music, UK, Culture, Manchester, Dance music, Electronic Music, ANZ, DJ Anz, Anna Marie Odubote


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colonial Homes San Miguel Celebrates Milestone With Record Listing

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colonial Homes San Miguel recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a record-breaking home priced at U.S. $4.7 million. The company is co-owned by Greg Gunter and Alma Cecilia Ramirez. San Miguel de Allende, designated as Condé Nast Traveler’s No. 1 City in the World three separate times, proves increasingly popular with high-net-worth individuals at or nearing retirement. However, sales-volume growth has been at both ends of the spectrum, from starter hom...
Tags: News, Mexico, Listings, Business Planning, Business Model, Radio, Culture, Industry News, Conde Nast Traveler, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate News, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Brokers, Spotlights, Real Estate Brokerage


7 Prisoners review – devastating but compelling trafficking drama

Alexandre Moratto’s feature about workers lured into modern-day slavery in Brazil takes an unexpected turnYou would expect a film about human trafficking and modern-day slavery to be devastating, and this Brazilian drama duly horrifies. But it doesn’t evolve in quite the direction you might anticipate which, strictly from a film point of view, makes it much more interesting than your standard social realism. With a Brechtian approach that compels the viewer to question both their own ethical ass...
Tags: Film, Americas, World news, Culture, Slavery, Brazil, World cinema, Sao Paulo, Mateus, Drama films, Alexandre Moratto, Malheiros, Christian Malheiros


‘My mission has been accomplished’: how Susana Baca resurrected Afro-Peruvian music

In her 50-year career, Baca has been a singer, ethnomusicologist and Peru’s minister of culture. As she releases her 16th album, she reveals why her work is as vital as it has ever beenSusana Baca has lived multiple lives in her 77 years. She is one of Peru’s most celebrated singers, and a champion of Afro-Peruvian music, amplified by a partnership with David Byrne’s Luaka Bop record label. She is trained as an ethnomusicologist and manages a cultural centre in Peru, and she was only the second ...
Tags: Music, Culture, Peru, David Byrne, BACA, Canete, Luaka Bop, Susana Baca


The Wardrobe of Gabriel García Márquez – in pictures

Four hundred items of clothing and accessories which belonged to García Márquez and his wife, Mercedes Barcha, go on sale this Wednesday to raise funds for a charity helping children of indigenous communities in Mexico Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Mexico, Americas, World news, Culture, Gabriel García Márquez, Garcia Marquez, Mercedes Barcha


How did The Morning Show become the messiest show on TV?

In its second season, the star-studded Apple TV drama is a chaotic, uneven and ham-fisted yet compulsively watchable rumination on workplace ethics amid the pandemicWatching The Morning Show, Apple TV+’s messy, star-studded morning news drama whose second season premiered this fall, is for me a very vocal experience – the road from concept to execution so bumpy and the choices so chaotic as to provoke several guffaws an episode. The biggest “NO” comes in the beginning of the second season’s thir...
Tags: Apple, Television, Nbc, Drama, Reese Witherspoon, Apple TV, Culture, Beijing, Television & radio, Jennifer Aniston, US television, TV streaming, Uba, Daniel Henderson, Mitch Kessler Steve Carell, Bradley Jackson Reese Witherspoon


Impeachment: American Crime Story review – Clinton-Lewinsky drama is a salacious sensation

Starring Sarah Paulson and Beanie Feldstein, Ryan Murphy’s 10-part series on the infamous White House affair is propulsive, addictive and shot through with comedyThere is nothing stranger than the recent past. For that reason, it can be a goldmine for writers, and none has extracted more from it in the past few years than Ryan Murphy. The late 90s is his most fertile seam, furnishing all three parts of his American Crime Story anthology. The opening season gave him his first – and unexpected – p...
Tags: Television, White House, US, Bbc, People, Fbi, Culture, Television & radio, House Of Representatives, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, Oj Simpson, Linda Tripp, Sarah Burgess, Tripp, Vince Foster


The Great British Bake Off 2021: episode five – as it happened

It was German Week in the tent, and the bakers said hallo to layer cakes, Christmas biscuits – and a yeasty showstopper. But who got Das Boot?“Just another one of Jürgen’s weeks,” says Lizzie. “We’re all just here for the ride.” At least they’re aware of it too.“What is German Week?” asks Amanda. Well I reckon, and I could be wrong, that it’ll be a week of German bakes. But it’s anybody’s guess! Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Culture, Television & radio, Food TV, The Great British Bake Off, Amanda, Lizzie, Jurgen


Mountain Peaks and Tumbleweeds: Real Estate in Frontierland, USA

Editor’s note: Even in an industry where jobs are determined by the disparate geography and composition of their individual communities, there are realms that transcend the real estate firmament, where markets, environments or policy make the experience of buying and selling homes something else entirely. People who embark on careers in these spaces take on a different set of challenges than the vast majority of those in the industry. In RISMedia’s “Real Estate On The Edge” series, we take a loo...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, Texas, News, Minnesota, California, Montana, Mexico, Los Angeles, Business Model, Walmart, Radio, Culture, Canada, Wyoming, Alaska


The Great British Bake Off 2021: episode five – live

It’s German Week in the tent, as the bakers say hallo to layer cakes, Christmas biscuits – and a yeasty showstopper “Just another one of Jürgen’s weeks,” says Lizzie. “We’re all just here for the ride.” At least they’re aware of it too.“What is German Week?” asks Amanda. Well I reckon, and I could be wrong, that it’ll be a week of German bakes. But it’s anybody’s guess! Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Culture, Television & radio, Food TV, The Great British Bake Off, Amanda, Lizzie, Jurgen


Koschei the Deathless, Part I

In honor of Halloween approaching, I was rewatching the Grimm TV series. It’s spooky, imaginative, and nostalgic for me, since it was one of the first shows I watched in English. Grimm is a police detective story that weaves in a whole universe of fantastical creatures (Wesen) from many different folktales, especially the Grimm brothers fairy tales. Last week I got to episode 9 of season 3 and enjoyed the wonderful and very creative depiction of the Russian fairy tale character Коще́й Бессме́ртн...
Tags: Hollywood, Russia, Culture, Linguistics, Grimm Brothers, Stalin, Grimm, Russian Folklore, Olga, Pushkin, Baba Yaga, Ludmila, Ruslan, Kosch, Rasputin, Wesen


Céline Dion cancels concerts due to ‘severe and persistent muscle spasms’

Canadian singer ‘heartbroken’ after being unable to rehearse for new concert residency in Las VegasCéline Dion has postponed the start of her latest Las Vegas concert residency, due to suffering what a statement describes as “severe and persistent muscle spasms”.The Canadian singer was due to begin the new concert series, an update of her ongoing residency entitled Céline, at the Resorts World Las Vegas venue next month, but she has been unable to rehearse due to the illness. The dates, from 5-2...
Tags: Music, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Las Vegas, Celine Dion, Resorts World Las Vegas, Las VegasCéline Dion


‘Our music charts are still kind of segregated’: critic Kelefa Sanneh on pop, fandom and race

The New Yorker writer’s book Major Labels examines why we tag music with a genre, be it for commerce or community. He explains why people still argue over great songs – and why they can thrive on cultural appropriationWhen Nik Cohn wrote Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock in 1969, he only had 15 years of the rock’n’roll era to process. Five decades later, telling the story so far is such a daunting prospect that, while writing Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Gen...
Tags: Books, Music, Race, Society, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Punk, Nik Cohn, Kelefa Sanneh, Music books, Popular Music in Seven Genres New Yorker


Kanye West officially changes name to Ye

Los Angeles judge approves request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his nameThe singer Kanye West will from now on formally be known simply by the name Ye.A Los Angeles judge late on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Kanye West, Culture, Ye, Kanye Omari West


Shock, horror and the usual hairy suspects: everyone’s included at Sitges film festival

Prestigious fare such as Justin Kurzel’s Nitram rubbed shoulders with Taiwanese zombie movies and a werewolf retrospective at Spain’s fantasy and horror show“I don’t know about you, but I’ve been cooped up for two years and it’s so fucking sweet to be here right now,” said Ana Lily Amirpour, on stage with a small dog called Benny, to introduce her film Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon at the Sitges international fantastic film festival.It was very sweet indeed. Twenty-six miles south of Barcelona, t...
Tags: Film, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Culture, Festivals, Ana Lily Amirpour, Cannes, Justin Kurzel, Mona Lisa, Horror Films, Benny, Sitges, El Santo, Science fiction and fantasy films, Ainhoa


‘They didn’t just pick us up off the street!’ Meet the globally derided Squid Game VIPs

The K-drama is the hottest show in the world – so why do its English speakers sound like they’re reading off Google Translate? We meet the men accused of dire, stilted acting to see how they’ve found being catapulted to fameSquid Game is a sensation. A violent Korean drama that mixes childhood nostalgia with vast amounts of death, the series has surpassed all expectations to become the most successful show in Netflix history. It has made global stars of its main cast overnight. That is, with a f...
Tags: Google, Television, Culture, Television & radio, Squid Game


Survivors of 1980s poisoning scandal occupy Prado in Madrid

Group threatens to kill themselves unless Spanish prime minister intervenes to help victimsSurvivors of a mass canola oil poisoning four decades ago have occupied the Prado museum in Madrid and threatened to kill themselves within hours if the government did not respond to their demands.“Six hours after the start of our presence here, we will start ingesting the pills,” the protesters said on Tuesday morning on the Twitter account of an association for victims of a case that affected thousands o...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Culture, Museums, Madrid, Prado, Pedro Sanchez


Van Zyl Team Brings Investment Expertise to Florida Coast

Marcia and Albert van Zyl—whose husband-and-wife team, Team van Zyl, works under the banner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Florida Realty—serve buyers and investors along the Fort Lauderdale coastline. It took them a few twists of fate for the magic to happen. Marcia Saunders was a young woman from Illinois with a background in advertising when she left home for England to pursue an MBA in global marketing at Imperial College London. She had no way of knowing she would meet and marry ...
Tags: Florida, UK, England, London, News, Marketing, Business Planning, Business Model, Radio, Culture, Teams, Illinois, Latest News, Best Practices, Success Tips, Albert


At the Ready: the Latino teens training to be border patrol agents

In a complex, eye-opening new documentary, El Paso high schoolers hold complicated reasons for wanting to become part of a divisive institution The US border with Mexico is a region unto itself, with its own culture, rules and politics. If that wasn’t clear before the 2020 presidential election, then it became so when Donald Trump, riding on a wave of Latino support, became the first Republican to win Texas’s border-hugging Zapata county in 100 years, despite getting trounced 58% to 41% among al...
Tags: Texas, Film, Mexico, Americas, US, US news, Culture, US immigration, Donald Trump, El Paso, Mason, Maisie Crow, Documentary films, Zapata County, Cesar Cristina


My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more

From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginationsThink “classic literature” and plenty of white authors probably spring to mind: Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Hardy, Woolf, Fitzgerald. Harper Lee, who wrote about race, is a favourite of many – but Black authors themselves are vastly under-represented. Students might get the chance to study Toni Morrison ...
Tags: Books, UK, Fiction, Africa, Race, Society, Culture, Britain, Malorie Blackman, Margaret Atwood, British identity and society, Toni Morrison, British Library, Black History Month, Race in education, James Baldwin