Category Archives: Entertainment

Pan African Film Festival Begins in Burkina Faso

The Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou returns to Burkina Faso this weekend after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.One Burkinabe director, who has made a film documenting a nursery for the infants of sex workers, talks about …

Next Year’s Academy Awards Ceremony May be Postponed Due to Pandemic – Report

  Next year’s Academy Awards telecast may be postponed because of the disruption to theatrical releases caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A story published Tuesday in the entertainment magazine Variety quotes an anonymous source who says it’s “likely” the annual awards ceremony, which is scheduled to air February 28 on ABC-TV, will be postponed. But the source

Disney Says It Will Reopen Shopping Area at Florida Resort on Wednesday

The Walt Disney Co. will partially reopen its Disney Springs entertainment and shopping complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Wednesday, it said late on Saturday. Disney and unions representing workers at Florida’s Walt Disney World reached an agreement on safeguards to protect employees from the coronavirus, a union statement said on Thursday,

Celestial Events Liven Up Sky This Week

If life on Earth has become tedious with coronavirus restrictions, celestial activity this week promises some excitement. In addition to an ongoing meteor shower, the year’s last supermoon is out and will be seen at its best Thursday. The annual Halley’s Comet meteor shower peaked Monday, but the meteor streaks will still be visible in

COVID-19 Diaries: What to Do With the Kids This Summer?    

My teenagers have found their pandemic rhythm: Light school work in the morning, watch videos, make music, eat, walk the dog. Repeat. But summer looms. How are my teenagers going to “face the hours,” as the dying Richard says in the movie “The Hours?” The endless, sunny beautiful California day? And the day after? Our

Communities in Mozambique continue to rebuild their homes and lives – Photo story

Months after tropical cyclone Idai devastated Mozambique, the communities in the port city of Beira continue to face the challenges of rebuilding their homes. Particularly affected by the unprecedented storm were the poorer urban communities. With sust…