Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Why Kyle Richards Thinks She’s the Michael Myers of Real Housewives

Why Kyle Richards Thinks She’s the Michael Myers of Real Housewives

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As the last original cast member of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards knows a thing or two about survival. This skill set, which has helped her outlast her peers over 11 seasons of the Bravo show, is put to good use in Halloween Kills, the sequel to the cult classic 1978 horror film…
Breaking Down Adele’s First New Music in 6 Years

Breaking Down Adele’s First New Music in 6 Years

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After six years of silence, British pop megastar Adele has at last dropped “Easy on Me,” the first single from her forthcoming fourth studio album 30. Since the release of her third album in 2015, the 33-year-old 15-time Grammy winner has gotten married and divorced and opened up about living with depression. Given that she…
FDA Panel Votes to Recommend Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shot

FDA Panel Votes to Recommend Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shot

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The COVID-19 vaccine made by Moderna is the second to get the greenlight from a panel of experts assigned to advise the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On Thursday afternoon, a 19-member committee voted unanimously in favor of advising the FDA to recommend booster shots for people who have previously been vaccinated with Moderna’s COVID-19…
‘It Moved Me to Tears.’ William Shatner On Briefly Going Where Some Men Have Gone Before

‘It Moved Me to Tears.’ William Shatner On Briefly Going Where Some Men Have...

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On Oct. 13, actor William Shatner, 90, best known for his role as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk, went to space for real aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. He was aloft for only 10 minutes—but they were 10 minutes that forever transformed him. The day after his return, Shatner—now the oldest person…
Halloween Kills Sags Under the Weight of Its Own Mythology

Halloween Kills Sags Under the Weight of Its Own Mythology

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For a sequel to a sequel to a sequel to a sequel—or something like that—David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween was marginally un-terrible. Jamie Lee Curtis, reprising her role as slasher-survivor Laurie Strode, got the chance to do away with killer nutjob Michael Myers (Nick Castle) once and for all, and at last succeeded. Or maybe…
In The Middle Of Multiple Police Investigations, South Carolina Lawyer Alex Murdaugh Charged With Two ‘False Pretense’ Felonies

In The Middle Of Multiple Police Investigations, South Carolina Lawyer Alex Murdaugh Charged With...

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(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper that a lawsuit said total more than $4 million, state police said Thursday. Alex Murdaugh was arrested at a drug rehab facility in Orlando, Florida, where his attorneys said he has spent…
Hamilton Actor Suni Reid Accuses the Production of Transgender Bias

Hamilton Actor Suni Reid Accuses the Production of Transgender Bias

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A transgender “Hamilton” cast member says their contract wasn’t renewed after they requested a gender-neutral dressing room for performers at a Los Angeles theater, according to a discrimination charge filed with the U.S. EEOC. Suni Reid, who is Black, nonbinary, and uses the pronouns they/them, said that after their June 2021 request, they experienced unlawful…
New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Promises a ‘New Capitalism’ for Japan. Will It Succeed?

New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Promises a ‘New Capitalism’ for Japan. Will It Succeed?

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In his first big policy speech on becoming Japan’s 100th prime minister, Fumio Kishida doubled down on campaign promises to redistribute wealth and shrink inequality. “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together,” Kishida told lawmakers on Oct. 8, quoting a proverb of hotly contested provenance. But…
‘Several’ People Dead After Bow and Arrow Attacks in Norway

‘Several’ People Dead After Bow and Arrow Attacks in Norway

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(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people and wounded others Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said. The police chief in the town of Kongsberg said there was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant, but he did not elaborate. He said…
‘I Am Both Ancient and Trendy.’ He’s a Buddhist Monk, a Makeup Artist and an LGBTQ Activist

‘I Am Both Ancient and Trendy.’ He’s a Buddhist Monk, a Makeup Artist and...

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Buddhist monks are typically trained to live austerely, wearing plain robes and few accessories. Kodo Nishimura does anything but. He tends to his family’s temple in Tokyo while working as a makeup artist and LGBTQ activist. “I am both ancient and trendy,” Nishimura, 32, says over Zoom from his home in the Japanese capital, wearing…