Culture Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image A Disney fan event in Anaheim, Calif. Image Group LA/Disney via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Image Group LA/Disney via Getty Images A Disney fan event in Anaheim, Calif. Image Group LA/Disney via Getty Images A years-old Disney trademark on the use of the phrase "Hakuna Matata" on T-shirts has stirred up a new debate among Swahili speakers about cultural appropriation. The words mean "no worries" in Swahili, a language spoken in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Estimates for the number of speakers vary widely, from 60 to 150 million. "Hakuna Matata" is the title of a song from the 1994 Disney film The Lion King. Disney applied to register the words in a trademark that year to protect the phrase from being printed on T-shirts. According to public records, the trademark was approved for registration in 2003 and is still active … [Read more...] about Swahili Speakers Debate Disney’s Trademark of ‘Hakuna Matata’ For T-Shirts
ENTERTAINMENT 12/10/2018 03:57 am ET John Legend, Gwen Stefani, William Shatner, RuPaul and more debut new tunes for the holidays. By Ed Mazza Every Christmas brings with it a new batch of holiday songs, from fresh takes on old favorites to originals hoping to join the pantheon of perennials. This year, John Legend released his first Christmas album with his spin on such classics as “What Christmas Means To Me” (with Stevie Wonder) and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (featuring Esperanza Spalding) as well as the new tune “Bring Me Love”: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eric Clapton also released the first Christmas album of his five-and-a-half-decade career. “Happy Xmas” lends his trademark voice and guitar to some classics, including a rendition of “White Christmas.” He’s also got an original blues tune for the holiday, “For Love On Christmas Day.” Iconic actor William … [Read more...] about Here Are The Best Christmas Songs And Holiday Hits Of 2018
It began with the hairy armpits. In 2015, popular electronic producer and singer Grimes - real name Claire Boucher - was met with both praise and hostility after her new tour and fourth album Art Angels was announced with a photo in which two patches of black hair briefly distracted from Boucher’s eerily pale and waif-like silhouette, set against a wall of roses. She reacted to the noise with dismissive silence. Point made: she didn’t care what anyone thought. A year later, loath to be constrained by any feminist doctrine, she shaved it all off again. Point taken. For some artists, this kind of behaviour would be dismissed as a branding exercise, rather than suggesting any deep-set personal beliefs.... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for … [Read more...] about Is Elon Musk behind his girlfriend Grimes’s AI-loving new single?
The Sentinel-Record/Grace Brown 'ARKANSAS' ACTORS: Actor Liam Hemsworth, left, and Glenwood native Clark Duke, making his directoral debut, chat on the set of "Arkansas" at the Fordyce Bath House on Monday. The movie crew has been filming at various locations in Hot Springs this week. An Arkansan who is making his directorial debut was in Hot Springs this week to film scenes for the production, and he brought a Hemsworth brother with him. After years as an actor, Glenwood native Clark Duke is now directing the movie Arkansas, which he wrote and is starring in. The cast includes Liam Hemsworth, one of the stars of The Hunger Games series. Hemsworth, brother to Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, and Duke play members of the real-life Dixie Mafia. They portray drug runners who work for a kingpin played by Vince Vaughn. Despite being called Arkansas, the majority of the film was shot in Alabama. Three locations, though, were filmed in Hot Springs — the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, … [Read more...] about Fans spot actor Liam Hemsworth in state as he films new movie directed by Arkansas native
A fabled item of Martin Amis's juvenilia is back in print at last: the large-format book he published about video games in 1982, between Other People and Money. Invasion of the Space Invaders has been a sort of urban legend among Amis-fanciers ever since it went out of print and he on to bigger things. He never let it be republished. First editions ended up changing hands for large amounts of money, and people would sometimes cheek the great man by complimenting it to his face or asking him to sign it. Anyway, he has obviously relented. Here it is, in glorious facsimile, complete with genial words of introduction by Steven Spielberg, who is photographed leaning against a Missile Command cabinet... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per … [Read more...] about Invasion of the Space Invaders: Martin Amis’s long-lost guide to arcade games is a mad masterpiece