By Boston Herald editorial staff | PUBLISHED: January 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm | UPDATED: January 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm Let’s face it – some of the best moments of any awards show – and the Golden Globes are no different – happen on the red carpet. The gowns, the diamonds, the glamour – this is peak fashionista binge watching. Tonight marked the 76th iteration of the Globes, and the Time’s Up movement was represented by many actors and actresses wearing black and white ribbons and bracelets emblazoned with “Time’s Up X2” – in solidarity with the movement against sexual misconduct in the workplace, and a call for twice as many women in leadership positions. As for the fabulous fashions, take a look: Lady Gaga arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Janelle Monae arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards … [Read more...] about Red carpet fashion at the Golden Globes
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By Kyle Buchanan, New York Times Updated 12:37 pm CST, Thursday, January 3, 2019 Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in 'Green Book' Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in 'Green Book' Photo: Patti Perret Photo: Patti Perret Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in 'Green Book' Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in 'Green Book' Photo: Patti Perret Which movies will win at the Golden Globes? 1 / 3 Back to Gallery The Golden Globes provide the highest-profile pit stop on the way to the Academy Awards, and this year’s ceremony is perhaps the most advantageously timed edition yet: The day after NBC shows the Globes on Sunday, voting begins for … [Read more...] about Which movies will win at the Golden Globes?
NEW YORK — Dramatic period pieces will vie for the top comedy-musical awards and song-stuffed movies are poised to dominate the dramatic categories. Welcome to the 76th annual Golden Globes. Category confusion often reigns at the Globes. Remember when laughers like “The Martian” and “Get Out” competed as comedies? But the Globes, reliably the frothiest, quirkiest and most entertaining stop in the awards-season march to the Academy Awards, might feel especially upside down this year. The night, to be broadcast live Sunday on NBC, may ultimately belong to Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” revival. It’s the favorite for best picture (drama), best actress (Lady Gaga), best song (“Shallow”) and best actor (Bradley Cooper). The film’s stiffest competition may come from another music movie: the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” whose star, Rami Malek, some believe could pull off the acting upset over … [Read more...] about The Golden Globes — What to watch for Sunday night
Ghana's gold mining industry reveals a nation's soul By Julian DeBerry, 1:51PM, Tue. Oct. 30, 2018 Tweet print write a letter The opening of Stuart Harmon’s documentary The Money Stone, a moniker for the gold found underneath the soil of Ghana, implies a different film than what it ends up being. Shot from a GoPro-esque perspective, the miners of Ghana leap and maneuver their way through every dark crevice to find the golden source that equates to the mighty bill. But for this film, which received its world premiere this week at Austin Film Festival, Harmon’s eye is a broader one that cares more for what this drive means to the people of Ghana rather than the drive itself. The principal characters – Justice, James, and Max – all represent a shade of ambition that’s rooted in their social upbringing. For them, there are two ways of life: mining or school. The former is a path for several, including Justice, providing a get-rich-quick mentality … [Read more...] about Austin Film Festival Review: The Money Stone
During the past two weeks, a large homeless encampment – as many as twenty people per night – has formed right outside of Westword's building.Yes, this is unusual. Generally, the Golden Triangle neighborhood, located just south of Civic Center Park, has its fair share of people experiencing homelessness. That's particularly true along Broadway, including where Westword's office is located at the corner of Tenth Avenue. On an average night, it's not uncommon for one or two people experiencing homelessness to take refuge in our building's entryway. But as recently as Tuesday night, the entire sidewalk on Tenth Avenue next to Westword's parking lot was packed with campers, to the extent that individuals ran out of space on the sidewalk and turned the corner into the alleyway behind our building. We make these remarks not out of disparagement, nor to rat out campers; in fact, the Westword encampment, as we've come to call it, had been known to police for a week before we … [Read more...] about The Backstory Behind Homeless Camps Sprouting Up in the Golden Triangle