Indian travelers more confident than Japanese, Aussies

For the most part, residents of Asia-Pacific can travel again. But some are more confident about packing their bags than others. Travel confidence is “diverse and nuanced” in the region, according to a new survey commissioned by the travel website Booking.com. Some 11,000 people in the region were polled about their comfort levels and concerns, … Read more

A review of Jamie Foxx’s Day Shift

(from left) Jamie Foxx as Bud Jablonski and Snoop Dogg as Big John Elliott in JJ Perry’s Day Shift.Photo: : Netflix Day Shift marks the feature film debut from stunt coordinator JJ Perry—as well as the latest attempt by John Wick filmmakers David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s 87 North Productions to pair high-profile stars with … Read more

A Review Of Mack & Rita, Starring Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton plays Aunt Rita in Katie Aselton’s Mack & Rita.Photo: : Gravity Premiere We’ve all heard the term “old soul” before. Director Katie Aselton’s Mack & Rita explores that concept literally with the story of a 30-year-old who physically becomes the advanced age she feels on the inside. But Diane Keaton, leading a cast … Read more

As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on different appeals

NEW YORK (AP) — Spider-Man fandom is in Tyler Scott Hoover’s blood — but not because he was bitten by an irradiated arachnid. His father had collected Marvel comic books featuring the character since the 1970s. “He passed down a ton of comics to me,” says Hoover, 32, of Glen Burnie, Maryland. “It kind of … Read more

An Interview With Lee Pace For Bodies Bodies Bodies

(from left) Rachel Sennott and Lee Pace in Halina Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies.Photo: : A24 Lee Pace has ventured from Middle-earth (as elven ruler Thranduil in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films) to the stars (as Ronan The Accuser in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) during his big-screen career. But with his latest movie, Bodies Bodies Bodiesa knives-out … Read more

How a thief’s wife ruined ‘the heist of the century’

In 2006, an army of police officers surrounded the Banco Rio in Acassuso, Argentina, and negotiated for hours with a bold group of robbers inside. The criminals took hostages and demanded the police bring them pizza, as the nation watched on live TV. Snipers perched in trees, ready to shoot if needed. Finally, one robber … Read more

David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. McCullough died Sunday in Hingham, Massachusetts, according to his publisher, … Read more

Jennette McCurdy rises above childhood trauma with new book

Jennette McCurdy is well-aware the title of her new book, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” (Simon & Schuster) is attention-grabbing. She also readily admits that she means every word. “It’s something that I mean sincerely, I’m not saying it to be flippant.” McCurdy, who co-starred in Nickelodeon shows “iCarly” with Miranda Cosgrove and its spin-off … Read more

An Interview With Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg in Haline Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies.Photo: : A24 Amandla Sternberg was barely a teenager when she appeared opposite Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games. Since then, she’s gone on to establish herself as one of the most promising actresses of her peer group, with a stirring performance in The Hate U Givein addition … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? It’s where Singaporeans want to travel

Some 49% of Singaporeans say they are considering Japan for their next vacation abroad, according to the market research firm YouGov. Interest may be even higher among young citizens. Some 68% of Singaporeans aged 16 to 24 years old indicated they are considering Japan for their “next vacation,” compared to 37% of those aged 55 … Read more