Fans of Dr. Seuss are snapping up his children’s books , a day after the author’s estate announced that it would discontinue publication of six titles that contained racist and insensitive imagery. As of Wednesday afternoon, all six books included in the announcement were sold out on sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble , with resellers listing the discontinued titles for up to $500 on eBay . Copies of Dr. Seuss’ If I Ran the Zoo appeared to have been briefly restocked online , though it’s now sold out as well. In addition to If I Ran the Zoo , the six discontinued Dr. Seuss books include And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super! , and The Cat’s Quizzer . Dr. Seuss Enterprises said it decided to remove the books from print after an internal review found the books “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong. Ceasing sales of these books,” a statement read, “is only part of our commitment … [Read more...] about Sales of Dr. Seuss Books Soar Online After Cancellation Controversy
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In 1976, Kathy Sullivan was finishing up her Ph.D. in oceanography when an intriguing, if somewhat far-fetched, opportunity presented itself: the chance to become an astronaut. Her expertise was in the geology of the deep-sea floor, a few hundred miles in the exact opposite direction of where a space flight would take her, and joining NASA , she realized, could shut the door forever on her career in oceanography. “I loved the expeditionary part of oceanography best of all,” she says, “being out at sea, adapting to what odd circumstances came your way, bad weather or broken equipment. I adored that.” But on a visit home during Christmas break, her brother told her that NASA was recruiting astronauts for its new space-shuttle program. It seemed at first to have nothing to do with the path she was on, but once she read up on it, she realized NASA was looking for people to do in space what she loved doing at sea — planning and executing scientific expeditions. She applied and beat out … [Read more...] about From the Ocean to Outer Space: The Adventures of Dr. Kathy Sullivan
Apple TV+ is moving into Korean-language originals with a series based on a popular webtoon Dr. Brain that will star Parasite’s Lee Sun-Kyun . The streamer has ordered the sci-fi thriller, which will be written and directed by Kim Jee-Woon, who has directed features including A Tale of Two Sisters and I Saw The Devil. YG Entertainment, the drama arm of the South Korean entertainment company that looks after K-pop stars Blackpink, unveiled the series in May 2019 and local outlets reported that Apple had picked it up last October. The series, which is currently in production and is set to launch later this year, comes from YG-owned Studioplex, Bound Entertainment, launched by Snowpiercer producer Samuel Ha, Kakao Entertainment and Dark Circle Pictures. Dr. Brain follows a brain scientist who is obsessive about figuring out new technologies to access the consciousness and memories of the brain. His life goes sideways when his family falls victim to a … [Read more...] about ‘Parasite’s Lee Sun-Kyun To Star In Apple TV+’s First Korean-Language Series ‘Dr. Brain’
The Nelson Mandela Nobel Peace Awards 2020 was held recently in Goa and it had none other than the amazing Bollywood actress, Zareen Khan as the Guest Of Honour. The actress who was present at the awards show was not only the guest of honour but was also awarded the Nelson Mandela Nobel Peace award as an Honorary Doctorate from the American University Of Global Peace thereby making her Dr. Zareen Khan! The CM of Goa, Mr. Pramod Sawant congratulated Zareen for receiving the honour. Along with her there were other Guests Of Honour including dignitaries from the Indian army as well as notable personalities like the renowned director V.A. Shrikumar, Leander Paes and Sangram Singh in attendance. To be bestowed with such a prestigious honour and to now be titled as Dr. Zareen Khan, is nothing short of a great achievement for her! ALSO READ: Zareen Khan Took Up A Job At A Call Centre After Class 12 To Provide For Her Family ALSO READ: Zareen Khan On … [Read more...] about Zareen Khan Is Now Dr Zareen Khan!
This podcast was recorded before Sunday night’s Golden Globes: Kemp Powers is on a roll this awards season, as the co-director and co-writer behind Disney-Pixar’s two-time Golden Globe animated feature winner Soul and the writer behind Amazon’s Regina King directed movie One Night Miami which has Powers up for WGA and Critics Choice noms with the movie nominated for three Golden Globes and two SAGs including Best Ensemble. Also of amazing note, it was through Powers that Pixar delivered their first Black protagonist in a feature film. On today’s Crew Call , Powers’ tells us about his rise in Hollywood, especially for a frosh scribe over 40, who made sure ageism wouldn’t become an obstacle in his career. Related Story Annie Awards Nominations: 'Soul' & 'Wolfwalkers' Lead Field For Animation Prizes “I think ageism trumps every other ‘ism. Ageism is worse than racism and sexism. It really, really is,” Powers tells us. “I remember my first … [Read more...] about ‘Soul’ Filmmaker & ‘One Night In Miami’ Scribe Kemp Powers On Leaving Journalism For Hollywood & Beating Ageism – Crew Call Podcast