RRR Composer Interview MM Keeravaani on Viral and Award Success

RRR Composer Interview MM Keeravaani on Viral and Award Success

Photo: Variance Films/ Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) As award season ramps up, RRR—one of the best historical fantasy action films we’ve ever seen—has so far nabbed Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards for its music. Composer M.M. Keeravaani recently chatted with io9 to discuss working with RRR director S.S. Rajamouli on the film’s epic music, … Read more

Bay area coach, mentor writes anti-bullying book

Bay area coach, mentor writes anti-bullying book

One out of every five students report being bullied, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. What You Need To Know After dealing with bullying when he was young, Fred Spencer has written a book called “Anti-Bullying Through Sports” The CDC reports students who are bullied are also at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, … Read more

13 of the Cheapest Hobbies You Can Teach Yourself

13 of the Cheapest Hobbies You Can Teach Yourself

Photo: Ostanina Anna (Shutterstock) Scrapbooking is an artistic hobby that involves creating visually interesting collages from scrap materials. Some folks employ it to memorialize the big moments of their lives—birthdays, graduations, and other special events. But you can scrapbook about just about anything, and it can even be a purely artistic expression where you use … Read more

James Cameron Still Fetishizing Guns in Avatar The Way of Water

James Cameron Still Fetishizing Guns in Avatar The Way of Water

Image: 20th Century Studios There’s something very annoying about James Cameron’s self-righteous proclamation that he wouldn’t want to fetishize guns today. In an interview with Esquire, Middle East, Cameron said that “I don’t know if I would want to fetishize the gun, like I did on a couple of Terminator movies 30 years ago, in … Read more

Rian Johnson against adding Knives Out to Glass Onion’s title

Rian Johnson against adding Knives Out to Glass Onion’s title

Rian JohnsonPhoto: Jeff Spicer (Getty Images) If you go to your local library and pick up an Agatha Christie novel from the shelf, you probably already have a vague idea of what’s in store. There will be a murder (or 5), everyone will look suspicious at one point or another, and an eccentric Frenchman will … Read more

Founder of Beer Thug Brewing says beer saved his life

Founder of Beer Thug Brewing says beer saved his life

BELL, Calif. — The founder of Beer Thug Brewing, Edgar Preciado, was once a gang member in his hometown of Compton, and serving time in both state and federal prison. But today, Preciado’s life looks very different. He operates his beer brand out of the Border X Brewery in Bell and San Diego, but hopes … Read more

Parade, festival to mark start of Kwanzaa

Parade, festival to mark start of Kwanzaa

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The 46th edition of what organizers say is the world’s oldest Kwanzaa parade will be held Monday in South Los Angeles to mark the start of the seven-day African American festival. What You Need To Know The Kwanzaa Gwaride is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Adams and Crenshaw boulevards … Read more

Social secretary helps ‘people’s house’ welcome the people

Social secretary helps ‘people’s house’ welcome the people

WASHINGTON — Cookies forgotten in purses until they crumble. Complaints about not being invited. Boycotts over political disagreements with President Joe Biden. After a couple of party-free years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, White House holiday parties are back — and the “people’s house” once again is welcoming the people. Lots of people: an estimated 50,000 … Read more

Elizabeth Chan ends the bloody war of the Queen of Christmas

Elizabeth Chan ends the bloody war of the Queen of Christmas

Not the queen of Christmas Mariah Carey and friendsPhoto: James Devaney (CBS via Getty Images) As The Ramones once sang, “Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight.” If they couldn’t take their own advice, what hope is there for the rest of us? This holiday season, the queens of Christmas are turning the Yuletide … Read more