Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte wants to buy back show

MONTREAL (AFP) – Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte announced on Sunday (May 24) he intends to try to buy back the world’s most famous circus troupe, which is struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Laliberte, a former stilt-walker-turned-millionaire who co-founded the troupe in 1984, sold his last remaining stake in Cirque in February. He announced his intention during […]

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Pixar’s New Animated Short Follows A Gay Man’s Journey To Acceptance

Disney+ subscribers got a pleasantly inclusive surprise this week with the release of “Out,” a Pixar short film featuring a gay protagonist.  “Out,” directed by Steven Clay Hunter, was unveiled Friday as part of the Disney+ SparkShorts series. The animated film follows Greg (voiced by Kyle McDaniel), who is about to move in with his boyfriend, Manuel (Caleb Cabrera). The only problem? Greg hasn’t […]

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‘The Breakfast Club’ Cast: Where Are They Now?

It all started with a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. In 1985, the world was introduced to five teenagers with very different backgrounds who found themselves spending nine hours on a Saturday in detention. The success of The Breakfast Club helped make stars out of the so-called Brat Pack — Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio […]

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29 Summer Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts by Christopher Beha (Tin House; May 5) Sam Waxworth is a data journalist and staunch believer in the idea that everything in life is knowable and quantifiable. After successfully predicting the outcome of the 2008 presidential election, he’s offered a job as a columnist for a cushy magazine, and he’s quickly assigned a profile of […]

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Coronavirus Lockdowns Caused A Record Drop In Emissions, But The Climate Is Still Screwed

science Coronavirus Choosing whether to embrace green policies to lead the economic recovery will be a make-or-break moment for the climate crisis, experts say. ByZahra Hirji and Peter Aldhous This animation shows a trajectory for future emissions that would meet the aggressive target set by the world’s nations in the 2015 Paris climate agreement, limiting the rise in global temperatures […]

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