Megyn Kelly’s meh-fest of an interview with Putin shows a few of things. First, that Megyn Kelly not a very good interviewer, and is probably a victim of high expectations. Second, even women who have access to every available advantage and privilege can’t expect a basic level of respect from a certain ilk. And third, that ilk is seen as aspirational for a large portion of the population, both here in the U.S. and overseas. Pop culture that feels victorious to consume doesn’t take away from that fact. It’s a real bummer. … [Read more...] about It Was the ‘Wonder Woman’ of Times, It Was the Megyn Kelly of Times
One glance at Hashima is enough to conjure images of Javier Bardem’s sneering, blond-haired Skyfall villain who used the industrial ruins as his evil lair. But no criminal masterminds actually live on Hashima. In fact, not a soul has inhabited the island since 1974, when residents were booted from their home, which has come to be known by the nickname Gunkanjima, or “The Battleship Island.” It’s easy to understand the name’s origins: The small piece of land is covered with so many gray structures that it resembles a ship at sea, momentarily marooned in the choppy blue East China Sea. … [Read more...] about Japan’s James Bond Villain Ghost Town
“Sour,” “bitter,” and “peevish” were just a few of the descriptions with which British newspapers greeted this reluctant retraction of former intent. (Even the esteemed Beast weighed in with “bizarre, foolish and damaging.”) I myself would argue that those epithets better apply to some of their critics than to the no-longer-so-royal couple. … [Read more...] about Robert Lacey, Queen’s Biographer: Harry and Meghan Are Right, and Will Help Future ‘Royal Spares’
You will have three chances to see "Broadway Backwards!:" Friday, March 13 at 7:30p and again on Saturday, March 14 at 2:00p and 7:30p. All performances will be at Wesley United Methodist Church at 21 E. Franklin Avenue in Naperville. Tickets are a $20 donation each, but please consider giving more. The three shows we have lined up for you this summer are "Cabaret," "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Sound of Music." Your support will help us make these productions something really special. … [Read more...] about Come Hear Your Favorite Broadway Tunes — With a Twist!
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder of the nervous system characterized by tumors that can grow on any nerve in the body without warning. Leibow's young daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with this condition in 2010 when she was just nine months old. As Leibow and his wife, Melody, learned more about the disorder's devastating effects, they conceived the idea for the concert with the realization that they had an obligation to both their family and the 128,000 people living with NF to educate others about the disorder. Although NF is a common genetic disorder, most people are not aware that one in 2,500 people are born with it making it more common than cystic fibrosis, hereditary muscular dystrophy, Huntington's Disease and Tay Sachs combined. … [Read more...] about Former “Jersey Boy” Unites Area Talent for NF Hope Benefit 3/29