Rafael Albuquerque, a junior at N.C. State from Brazil, wanted to take all of his classes online, because the U.S. now restricts travel from Brazil. But with this new rule and N.C. State having a hybrid model, he would need to come back to Raleigh to maintain his visa status and take at least one in-person class. … [Read more...] about Foreign students in NC fear online classes mean deportation
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Vinay Lal, author of Deewar: The Footpath, The City and The Angry Young Man, wrote that Deewar was the first film in Hindi cinema to establish "a dialectic between the footpath and the skyscraper, the two are pre-eminent signs of the film's urban landscape". … [Read more...] about Why Amitabh Bachchan is more than a superstar
Although cinemas were permitted to open in England from 4 July, actually finding one to visit proved challenging. By the middle of the month, there will be more choices, with a gradual opening of most of the Odeon chain, and a couple of Curzon cinemas back in business. However, Cineworld and Vue have postponed reopening until 31 July, a response to the rescheduled releases of Disney’s Mulan and Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated Tenet, now both bumped to August. The experiences of cinema operators in other countries suggest that audience return will be a trickle rather than a flood. Safety protocols vary from country to country – social distancing is obligatory in Rome, but “advised” in Paris; masks are required at all times in Hong Kong, and not at all in Denmark. … [Read more...] about The future of film: can cinema survive Covid-19?
The luminaries named at the bottom of the letter were picked off one by one. Did they know they were signing their name alongside the appalling 'transphobe' J. K. Rowling? Did they know a solitary conservative, George W Bush's former speechwriter, David Frum, had signed the letter? Soon enough, some signatories were apologising for signing in the first place. … [Read more...] about Hollywood’s identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of ‘reverse racism’ in the film industry which has created a ‘toxic’ climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man
"Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home," Abhishek Bachchan tweeted. "The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful. The rest of the family including my Mother have tested negative. Thank you all for your wishes and prayers." … [Read more...] about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter have tested positive for coronavirus
Mrs. Vega had septic shock once more. With this secondary infection, her heart could no longer respond to medications supporting her blood pressure. I guessed that a fungal infection was coursing through her veins. As I commenced the antifungals, I knew her death was imminent. … [Read more...] about Dr. Qanta Ahmed: Waging war on coronavirus – my struggle to save a COVID-19 patient at death’s door