‘Fern Hill’ avoids answering the thorny questions in Long Branch premiere: review

Under Nadia Tass’ direction, the play’s illustrious cast does fine work to flesh out Michael Tucker’s characters to whatever degree the script allows for development throughout the ensemble. Amid a cultural and political moment in American history when waves of women are refusing to accept silently the abuses of masculine power, art that traffics in familiar tropes of gender dynamics cannot but appear retrograde and tone deaf. Enter “Fern Hill,” a new play by actor-turned-playwright Michael Tucker (of “L.A. Law” fame) now receiving its world premiere at Long Branch’s New Jersey Repertory Company. It is a play about aging and relationships and sex in which men behaving badly have the… Read More

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People With Disabilities Should Be Leaders In Implementing Accessibility

By Al Etmanski The recently proposed Accessible Canada Act and the just released Senate report on essential fixes for Revenue Canada concerning the disability tax credit, Breaking Down Barriers, are stellar achievements for advocates with disabilities and the receptive politicians and public servants who listened. If both are implemented, they will remove the physical, social and financial barriers to the participation and contribution of people with disabilities in Canadian society. That’s “if” because both have yet to be put into action. The first has to pass through both houses of Parliament and the second requires government support. But there’s every reason to be optimistic. “We are here because of the… Read More

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Topshop’s New Collaboration Is Party Season Heaven

Sayonara, summer! We’re already looking to next season thanks to Topshop’s collaboration with the sequin-laden British designer Michael Halpern, announced today. The most-hyped designer of London Fashion Week ‘s fall 2018 schedule back in February, Halpern’s aesthetic has party season sewn-up, from high-impact prints to disco-dancing shapes. Halpern’s collections ooze glamour, so we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the 28-piece line, available at Topshop stores globally and online from early November. In the teaser video below, among the signature structured busts and skin-tight trousers, we spy a sparkly bucket hat, hinting at a more casual take on the designer’s aesthetic. With prices starting at $68, it looks… Read More

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The latest Philips Hue lights project color onto the walls around your TV

Signify is introducing two new Philips Hue lights today that are designed to project color onto your walls. The first are new Hue Signe lamps that can be easily positioned next to a TV against a wall. These lamps are available in a table version or traditional floor lamp, and will fire colorful light onto nearby walls to create ambient lighting that can brighten up the dark areas near a TV. You can even sync with the Hue Sync app to mirror content from a PC or Mac. Signify is also releasing a new Hue Play light bar that can be positioned horizontally or vertically next to or behind a… Read More

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How to watch today’s Nvidia GeForce announcement

Nvidia is introducing a new series of GeForce gaming GPUs today. Teasers and leaks have revealed that the graphics card maker will announce at least two new cards, aimed as successors to the popular GTX 1080 series. Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has leaked multiple times over the weekend, with specifications that reveal it’s a powerful card. Nvidia is expected to focus on real-time ray-tracing during its RTX series introduction, showing how it will allow games to render new cinematic lighting effects. While most of Nvidia’s main announcement appears to have leaked, the company appears to have partnered with a number of studios for game announcements. Both the Tomb Raider… Read More

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