Of the various toon heroes Moore has imagined, Mebh feels the most vivacious. From her mischievous expressions, which reveal sharp canine teeth when she smiles, to an unruly mane littered with twigs and leaves, Mebh represents so many of the characteristics Pixar was going for with Princess Merida in “Brave” — independence, determination and defiance — embodied in a far more appealing design. The relatively lo-fi “Wolfwalkers” isn’t necessarily better than that film, but its female empowerment feels less forced. In the decade since “Kells,” it’s not just the technological advances that make Moore’s latest so impressive, but the rapidly changing cultural conversations as well. He brings everything together by borrowing from timeless visual influences, leaving audiences with another stunning artwork for the ages. … [Read more...] about ‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: What Big Eyes You’ll Have Watching Tomm Moore’s Environmental Fairy Tale
Simone taught herself to play piano in the wooden cottage as a young girl in the 1930s, The National Trust said. Nearly 90 years later, the three-room, 660-square foot (61-square-meter) clapboard house had fallen into disrepair when four Black artists purchased the property in 2017 to ensure its legacy. … [Read more...] about North Carolina home of Nina Simone gets permanent protection
Located in Tryon, North Carolina, the home is where Simone taught herself to play piano at age 3, according to NTHP. The preservation easement placed on the home by Preservation North Carolina ensures that the property owner will permanently protect the "authentic character" of the historic building. … [Read more...] about Nina Simone’s childhood home is now permanently protected
A family moves into a haunted house and encounters swarming flies, sickening odors and a red-eyed pig, among other things the real estate agent failed to disclose. What set this blockbuster apart from all the other fiction mining this similar horror vein for previous decades was the claim of being “A True Story” on the cover. Was it actually true? It hardly matters. After the millions of copies it’s sold, the story is now elevated to the heights of lasting myth—whether it really happened or not. … [Read more...] about 7 Thrilling And Chilling Horror Novels Based On True Stories
He didn't mention how deep his despair has been, as he comes to grips with his lungs. He didn't mention the guilt he felt, wondering if he passed the virus to his father, who had not survived. He didn't mention his first nights back home, when he lay fully awake, one night and then two nights and then three. He didn't say how his partner then said enough was enough, and went to the pharmacy to get sleeping pills, and how he'd agreed to take them, because that was the one way to briefly quiet his mind six months after being infected with covid-19. … [Read more...] about Italy’s Bergamo is calling back coronavirus survivors. About half say they haven’t fully recovered.