From Jackie Chan stuntman to Hong Kong Film Awards best actor, Tai Bo tells his story

When we sit down for this interview, Tai Bo is in New York – his first visit to the city – to receive the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Asian Film Festival. Past recipients of the honour include filmmaker Yuen Woo-ping. Tai Bo (left), pictured alongside Ben Yuen, won the best … Read more

Center for Better Aging Opens With Health Equity Mission

South Side Collaborative Network Reaches Out to Chicago’s 50+ Community CHICAGO, July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The Center for Better Aging (CBA) at St. Bernard Hospital on July 23 will begin providing healthcare services for older adults on the South Side. Notable speakers will participate in a 10 a.m. press conference at the center’s location … Read more

Toronto Film Festival lineup includes movies from Angelina Jolie, Mike Leigh

The Angelina Jolie-directed war film “Without Blood,” a documentary about Bruce Springsteen and Mike Leigh’s contemporary tragicomedy “Hard Truths” will have their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall. The festival announced its gala and special presentation lineup Monday. Jolie’s film stars Salma Hayek and Demián Bichir and is based on the … Read more

‘I’m calling the police’ — Love Island fans rage after Crave delay spoils finale for Canadians

This story DOES NOT contain Love Island USA finale spoilers. Read on, Canadian fans who couldn’t stay up past midnight on a work night. For viewers, it’s a fun, summer guilty pleasure — six weeks of dating and drama all leading up to a final vote and a cash prize. But Canadian fans of the reality … Read more

Is Tantra about sex or divine liberation? Why followers are split over the ancient yogic tradition

In a world of alternative therapies and new-age spiritual practices, Tantra holds a special place. This concept is largely associated with techniques for improving your sex life – but there’s a lot more to Tantra than sex. Modern Tantric sex practices, or so-called neotantra (which began at the turn of 20th century), sit alongside the … Read more

TV tonight: The Good Wife’s Elsbeth Tascioni gets the spin-off detective show she deserves | Television

Elsbeth 9pm, Sky WitnessGiving The Good Wife’s disarmingly daffy lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston) her own Columbo-esque “howcatchem”, transplanted from Chicago to New York, is such a no-brainer that you wonder why this spin-off has taken so long. Even better, The Wire’s Wendell Pierce also features, as Captain Wagner, her boss at the NYPD, who … Read more

Hollywood director allows audiences under the hood of his filmmaking via online archives

On a recent afternoon at his long-time offices in West Los Angeles, Mann, sitting with the youngest of his four daughters, Becca Mann, who worked closely with her father in organising the archives, talked about the project. He appears energised by their work together. The existence of Mann’s extensive personal archive was the initial impulse … Read more

Bank of Clarke Becomes First Community Bank in Virginia to Partner with Greenlight to Enhance Financial Literacy for Children

BERRYVILLE, Va., July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of Clarke has announced a new partnership with Greenlight® Financial Technology, Inc. Through this collaboration, Bank of Clarke customers will receive free access to the award-winning Greenlight family finance app as part of the Greenlight for Banks program. This initiative underscores Bank of Clarke’s dedication to serving its … Read more

Ukraine’s largest music festival returns with break from inescapable reality of war

Kyiv, Ukraine —  This year, Ukraine’s largest music festival struck a different chord. Gone were the international headliners, the massive performance halls and the hundreds of thousands of visitors. Instead, beloved local artists graced the stage this past weekend at the Atlas Festival — the first since Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022 — for … Read more

Canada gets roped into Drake’s beef with Kendrick Lamar

Drake’s beef may have become Canada’s burden. Kendrick Lamar’s smash hit Not Like Us, a pointed diss track aimed at the Toronto rap superstar, was used after Canadian losses at two major sporting events this month, and has some worried it’s becoming a theme. When Argentina’s soccer team defeated Canada at the Copa America tournament … Read more