Harris, in her brief turn on the national stage, has tended to break free of the traditional strictures on female candidates to dress like their male counterparts. She was at the center of a short-lived controversy when female reporters tweeted pictures and video of the then-presidential candidate trying on a rainbow-sequined jacket at a Black-owned business in South Carolina. Conservative outlets jumped on the reporters for pointing out the jacket, then on Harris for obliging their suggestions. Six months later, Harris sported a similar rainbow bedazzled jacket at the San Francisco Pride parade, and supportive pockets of the internet exploded in glee. … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris goes viral – for her shoe choice
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When asked how he is doing during lockdown, actor Raqesh Bapat says, “I am taking one day at a time, and spending time with family. I am human, so it's impossible to keep calm all the time, but I have learned to mindfully accept it and let it pass.” What has helped him considerably during this time is his art. Calling it a form of meditation, the Tum Bin actor, who is a painter, sculptor and a trained visual art therapist, explains, "There is an act of total immersion and flow in it. For me, visual art or painting and sculpting is a form of therapy. I find it very therapeutic for self-awareness and self-acceptance. I am planning to someday start my own visual art therapy venture. I’ll be happy if it can help somebody.” Raqesh believes that art can be treated as a therapy In fact, the actor has also initiated an Instagram Live series on mental health, starting from July 18, where psychologist Dr Shirisha Sathe addresses various emotional issues surfacing … [Read more...] about Mental illness is a choice-less situation and needs medication and support: Raqesh Bapat
In her major acting debut, chart-topping singer-songwriter Halsey will co-star opposite Sydney Sweeney in The Player’s Table, a TV series based on Jessica Goodman’s bestselling debut novel They Wish They Were Us, from Sweeney’s recently launched Fifty-Fifty Films, Jean-Marc Vallée & Nathan Ross’ Crazyrose and Endeavor Content. Annabelle Attanasio (Mickey and the Bear) is attached to pen the adaptation and direct. Halsey also will serve as a producer on the project, now in development. … [Read more...] about Halsey To Co-Star Opposite Sydney Sweeney In ‘The Players Table’ Series In Works From Crazyrose & Endeavor Content
The 45th edition of Canada’s biggest celebration of cinema kicks off on Thursday (September 10), with a much reduced line-up of around 50 feature films, five programmes of shorts, as well as interactive talks, film cast reunions and Q&As. While there will be some physical screenings (including drive-in sessions), most of the interaction will take place online. However, despite the slimmed-down festival, Kiwis will still have a significant presence. … [Read more...] about Toronto Film Festival: No Taika, fewer films, but NZ still has strong presence
Traditionally, caregivers organize when the people they care for are at risk—and at almost no other time. Perhaps this moment is different. I want an America where caregivers demand and can receive the basic dignity they offer without feeling like they are stealing it from someone else. To strike, health-care workers have to send a 10-day notice of warning so that emergency staffing can be arranged with an agency. Yet every nursing home worker who even mumbles about organizing gets grilled on how they could just walk out on their residents. There is no innate sense that staffing safely is the employer’s job; most CNAs think it’s theirs. … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.