‘Elvis’ – Film’s portrayal of ‘The King’ falls short, but Austin Butler’s Elvis deserves credit – SaportaReport

‘Elvis’ – Film’s portrayal of ‘The King’ falls short, but Austin Butler’s Elvis deserves credit – SaportaReport

by Eleanor Ringel Carter In Baz Luhrmann’s films, everything happens anywhere and at the same time. Think “Moulin Rouge” or his take on “The Great Gatsby.” For some, his work is full of madness and ego. For others (like me), it’s too much, crazy and empty-headed. Now we have “Elvis,” a biography of Elvis that … Read more

The whole point of To Kill a Mockingbird is that it’s hard

My 14 year old son recently read To Kill a Mockingbird. At first, he found it difficult to grasp the alien background, language and atmosphere of 1930s Alabama. But by the time he’s done it, he’s already in that heady state of contemplation that great art inspires. He wanted to (and believe me, it’s not … Read more

To Kill a Mockingbird was just named the best book of the past 125 years. what does that mean? –Chicago Tribune

Following a completely unscientific process, readers of The New York Times Book Review voted To Kill a Mockingbird “the best book of the past 125 years.” As for the final pick for the Harper Lee classic, we shouldn’t be surprised, as it was previously the 2018 PBS Great American Read choice. Earlier, I listed it … Read more

10 Movie Stars With Relatives

Hollywood has its Olsen siblings, the Hemsworth siblings, the Skarsgards, the Smiths, and more movie dynasties with instantly recognizable families. In some cases, these family ties have led to TV and film collaborations. Imagine if your coworkers were your parents, siblings or children. For some stars, that vision is reality. RELATED: 7 Great Shows From … Read more

Schools must identify ‘pornographic’ material as soon as possible

Virginia’s school board must adopt a policy by the end of the year to notify parents if any instructional material contains pornography, the latest move in a debate over what should be taught and how children should be taught. The mandate is the result of legislation passed by the General Assembly earlier this year and … Read more