Adrienne Shelly was an actress, a director, a mother, a wife, and a friend, and her life was cut terribly, unthinkably, unjustly short on Nov. 1, 2006, when 19-year-old construction worker Diego Pillco broke into her apartment with intent to rob her and, upon being discovered by Shelly, fatally strangled her and then hung her in the bathroom in an attempt to make it appear that she’d committed suicide. Those are the gruesome details of Shelly’s death, and they’re not shied away from in Adrienne , a new documentary premiering on HBO on Dec. 1 following its debut at the DOC NYC festival on Nov. 14. Yet as directed by her husband, Andy Ostroy, this non-fiction remembrance is less about the horrors of Shelly’s final day than about the inspiring brightness of her life—and, also, the tremendous grief wrought by her untimely demise. Ostroy serves as the on-screen narrator of his late wife’s story in Adrienne , turning the film into both an act of grappling with perversely … [Read more...] about Remembering Adrienne Shelly, the Feminist Filmmaker Murdered in Her New York City Apartment
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1 Community Corner Numerous northern Michigan communities earned a top spot in the ranking, while only one Metro Detroit community made the list. Dylan Siwicki , Patch Staff Posted Reply MICHIGAN — Northern Michigan is home to some of the healthiest communities in the United States, according to a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The fifth annual report, released Wednesday in collaboration with CVS Health, ranked 13 Michigan counties, among the healthiest 500 counties in the United States. Grand Traverse County in northern Michigan was ranked 119 overall in the top-performing urban areas in the U.S. according to the report, which categorized the counties by population. Charlevoix County was the state's top ranked rural community at 186, according to the report Oakland County, ranked 169, was the only one metro Detroit county was ranked in the report. Here's the 13 Michigan counties across the state that … [Read more...] about 13 Michigan Counties Rank Among Nation’s Healthiest: U.S. News Report
What is considered "normal wear and tear?" The one thought on every renter's mind on move-out day (aside from "How the heck am I going to get this sofa through the front door?") has to do with the security deposit. Will you ever see that money again? According to most leases, your only hope is to return your apartment in the same condition as when you took possession, beyond "normal wear and tear." Still, though, this raises the question: What exactly is normal wear and tear, and what crosses the line? Read on to learn just what you need to fix, and what you can let slide. What qualifies as ‘normal wear and tear’ Unfortunately, when it comes to pinpointing wear and tear, there's no specific laundry list of flaws that landlords will find acceptable to leave behind. It helps to think in terms of things you encounter in your own home on a daily basis. "Have you ever put a nail in the wall to hang a picture or scuffed the wall carrying in groceries?" asks Trent Zachmann, … [Read more...] about What’s Considered ‘Normal Wear and Tear’ in a Rental?
Paddleboarding has become a quintessential summer experience in Colorado. But before you head out for a day on the water, plan ahead. Here are some things to consider: Can you use your own board, or must you rent a board at the site? Where are the best places to paddleboard? We’ve listed some of the best below. (Note that this is not a complete list of every body of water where a paddleboard is allowed in Colorado, but can provide some ideas for getting started with the sport.) When is a good time to go? The best times to paddleboard are similar to hiking: in the morning to avoid summer’s afternoon thunderstorms and when there will be decent parking. What about safety precautions? Note that “people are legally required to have one life jacket available for every person aboard a vessel, including a paddleboard,” according to Joey Livingston, statewide public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “We would recommend wearing it at all times. With our cold, deep … [Read more...] about Paddleboarding in Colorado: Where you can go, where you can rent, and tips for a fun day on the water
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 29 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the British handover and after a two-year transformation bringing the city more tightly under Communist Party control. It is Xi’s first trip outside of mainland China in nearly 2 ½ years. Supporters waving Chinese and Hong Kong flags chanted "Welcome, welcome! Warm welcome!" as Xi’s train pulled into the train station. Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, were welcomed by city leader Carrie Lam as they alighted the train. Xi waved at supporters who welcomed him on the platform, and later greeted John Lee, the city’s incoming leader, and Leung Chun-ying, a former chief executive of the city, along with other officials. "I’m very happy to be in Hong Kong," Xi said in a speech … [Read more...] about Xi arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover
Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Thursday, June 30, and we may finally find out today if the Oakland Athletics will be approved to move forward with their ballpark at Howard Terminal. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Surge upon a surge? Before the current COVID surge, the Bay Area had been accustomed to the pandemic pattern where a rise in cases over several weeks was then followed by a short plateau and rapid drop. It’s now very clear: that isn’t playing out this time. Cases continue to rise in the Bay Area and across the nation, as two new highly infectious and immune-evasive coronavirus variants, BA.4 and BA.5, become dominant. These new variants could prolong the current surge or cause a fresh spike in cases, and they could apply pressure on health care systems frayed from nearly three years of pandemic stress. Just how bad could things get this time — and would mask mandates and other restrictions return? Erin Allday looks at what we know now . How to … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Will new COVID variants make the surge even worse?