Putin appears at big rally as troops press attack in Ukraine

Russian President Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally at a packed Moscow stadium Friday and lavished praise on his troops fighting in Ukraine, three weeks into the invasion that has led to heavier-than-expected Russian losses on the battlefield and authoritarian rule at home. Meanwhile, the diplomatic leader of Russia’s delegation in talks with Ukraine … Read more

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Anime Film Is a Good Time

Image: Studio MAPPA/Toho Animation When a shonen anime releases its first movie, it’s always a big deal. These debuts are often thrilling adventures of debatable canon that have the potential to bring in new audiences and give fans the rush of seeing beloved characters in a new medium. It doesn’t matter what the plot ultimately … Read more

Game of Thrones Meets Monty Python

Expect dungeons. Perhaps dragons. I mean, at the very least those should be there, you’d think.Image: Wizards of the Coast The Interview With a Vampire TV series has found its interviewer. Kevin Feige says Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is as much a Sam Raimi movie as it is a Marvel one. Plus, … Read more

The 4 types of vacations that may be hard to book in 2022

After two years of living with Covid-19, travelers are making big vacation plans again. But not every type of trip may be available this year, travel professionals said. That’s because many people postponed more ambitious vacations during the pandemic — in some cases two years in a row — leaving little room for new bookings … Read more

2022 Oscars Predictions: Will ‘Power of the Dog’ reign supreme?

Ahead of the 94th Academy AwardsAssociated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony with much still up in the air. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “Belfast”; “CODA”; “Don’t Look Up”; “Drive My Car”; “Dune”; “King Richard”; “Licorice Pizza”; “Nightmare Alley”; “The Power of the Dog”; “West Side Story.” BAHR: … Read more

Alibaba and JD.com Stocks Fall After Biggest Gains Ever. What Comes Next?

Text size Alibaba stock notched its best-ever one-day gains on Wednesday. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Investors in Chinese stocks, long-accustomed to pain, have just seen an astonishing turnaround. What comes next? Shares in Chinese tech giants Alibaba (ticker: BABA) and JD.com (JD) both notched eye-watering gains on Wednesday, climbing 37% and 39%, respectively. It was, by far, … Read more