Mash-Up Round-Up: Cher + Kaavan the Elephant
Families are foreclosed on during a pandemic. Next, developers hire homeless people to keep the former residents out. A baffling, paradoxical, and deeply sad scenario of a gentrifying LA.
via New Yorker
2020 may have been lacking in movie theater trips and $8 boxes of Junior Mints, but it was not lacking in great movies. Of course, we’re really talking about Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari. Let our 2021 Oscar campaign begin!
via Vanity Fair
Last month, Iowa had thousands of new cases per day. The state’s test-positivity rate reached 50%. This is how Iowa’s government failed its hospitals, healthcare workers, and fellow Iowans.
via The Atlantic
The political divide is already a profound chasm, but how about adding a generation gap, a language gap, and a culture gap?
via LA Times
Sometime around 2016, Charlamagne tha God was anointed “spokesman for all Black voters” by the white political establishment. This article breaks down his rise and reminds us all: The only person he’s speaking for is himself.
63 years old with nearly five decades in front of the camera, now Indian superstar Dimple Kapadia is in the new Christopher Nolan film, Tenet. An interview with the veteran actress about her biggest film yet.
via Telegraph India
“Nearly a third of the nurses who’ve died of coronavirus in the U.S. are Filipino, even though Filipino nurses make up just 4% of the nursing population nationwide.”
The lives, loved ones, and the devastation behind an unfathomable statistic.
A pandemic would not stop Mallory’s reunion with her Korean biological parents. In fact, she would be spending 14 days quarantining with them. Two weeks, two languages, one apartment.
via NY Times
This week we’re thankful for Cher. Thank you for giving Kaavan the Asian elephant a new happy life. :,,)