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Month: August 2020

7 daring movie adaptations of literary classics

Dev Patel plays David Copperfield in Armando Iannucci’s Dickens adaptation, out in theaters this weekend. | Searchlight Pictures And this weekend’s best new releases. These are strange times at the movies. For the first time since pandemic lockdowns began in…

This September, the Vox Book Club is reading Elif Batuman’s The Idiot

Penguin Press School this year will be strange. But you can still go back to campus in a book. This fall’s back-to-school season is going to look very strange. But one of the things books are good at is giving…

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is dead at 43

Chadwick Boseman at the London premiere of Black Panther in 2018 | Photo by Jeff Spicer/FilmMagic Boseman’s family said the actor was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016. Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has died at age 43…

Grandson Inherits His Grandfather’s Collection Of Unseen Street Photos Taken Over Half A Century Ago (30 Pics)

When in 2014, Dylan Scalet inherited a sizable collection of photos captured by his grandfather Jack Sharp, he didn’t expect much. It actually took him 6 years—and COVID-19 lockdown happening—to finally begin to digitize the film. What he discovered was…

One Good Thing: After the NBA walkout, the movie of the week is Netflix’s High Flying Bird

Melvin Gregg as Erick Scott and André Holland as Ray Burke in High Flying Bird, directed by Steven Soderbergh. | Peter Andrews/Netflix Steven Soderbergh’s unusual sports drama is a story of Black athlete empowerment. One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations…

50 Most Wholesome Rescue Pet Photos Of The Month (August Edition)

It’s that blessed time of the month again when Bored Panda makes you smile with heartwarming photos of rescue pets, as they’re being welcomed with open arms by their loving new owners leading them to their forever homes. We’ve collected…