Where in Minneapolis was George Floyd killed? Floyd was arrested for allegedly trying to use forged documents at a local deli in the southern part of the city. … [Read more...] about Why are there riots and looters in Minneapolis?
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His recent film roles have included high-profile parts as the Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg in Steven Spielberg's The Post (2017) and as a troubled journalist opposite Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019). … [Read more...] about Matthew Rhys investigates a chilling child kidnapping in the first full-length trailer for HBO’s Perry Mason series
In the ground floor office, Pedro Mayoral is explaining his situation to a social worker. He is registering for the program for the first time. "I make a living selling used clothes," says the 72-year-old. "But now my income is gone, and I don't know what to do," he adds, visibly ashamed of himself, before setting off on the half-hour walk back home. According to the government, three-quarters of a million Mexicans have already received bridging loans — but it's a drop in the ocean, and millions like Mayoral and Cortes are falling through the holes in the net. … [Read more...] about In Mexico, coronavirus floods food banks with demand
Set mostly within the glitzily superficial city of Los Santos, a warped mirror of Los Angeles, GTA V is a sprawling tale of criminal maniacs self-destructing on a blood-splattered career trajectory to hell. Michael is the middle-aged thug, obsessed with movies, who pulled a witness protection deal with the feds after a failed heist many years ago. When his old partner Trevor, a sociopath who bakes meth out in the desert, turns up in town, the two join forces with a young black kid, Franklin, who's set on leaving his gang-infested neighbourhood behind. The aim is a few final high-paying jobs, but there's a festering resentment between Trev and Michael that goes back a long way, a fizzing fuse that trails all the way through the carnage. … [Read more...] about GTA 5 review: a dazzling but monstrous parody of modern life
For some cultural commentators the sheer compulsion of the game, its almost narcotic effect, is the darkness at its heart. If you’re good at it, Pac-Man ostensibly never ends. When you clear a maze, another one appears and you continue munching, driven by the “wacka wacka” sound effects. When Martin Amis wrote his now fabled book on arcade games, Invasion of the Space Invaders, his thoughts on Pac-Man largely concerned its enslaving properties: “I have seen bloodstains on the PacMan joystick [...] I know a young actress with a case of PacMan Hand so severe that her index finger looked like a section of blood pudding – yet still she played, and played through her tears of pain.” … [Read more...] about Behind a pizza-slice smile: the dark side of Pac-Man