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It’s the rare documentary film premiere that triggers worldwide headlines, but that’s what has happened with Evgeny Afineevsky’s Francesco. The film about Pope Francis debuted at the Rome Film Festival today and first the Catholic press and then secular media picked up on something the pope told Afineevsky in the film: Gay people should be […]
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In Thailand, demonstrations against the military-backed government and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have taken place, off and on, since February, interrupted by COVID-19 lockdowns until late July. On October 14, thousands of anti-government protestors rallied near Government House on the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising, calling for the resignation of Chan-o-cha
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What else is going on in the country, with less than two weeks in this consequential election season? Here is a sampling of recent articles and developments worth notice. Prospects for local journalism: The strength and importance of local journalism have always grown from its attention to the local: What is happening in the town […]
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Quibi is calling it quits less than a year after it launched this spring. The short form video app is officially shutting down today after failing to find a buyer, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company announced today that it plans to “to wind down its business operations and initiate a process to sell […]
Tech
Tesla’s latest quarterly numbers beat analyst expectations on both revenue and earnings per share, bringing in $8.77 billion in revenues for the third quarter. With the report that Tesla had already beaten Wall Street’s expectations for deliveries earlier this month, the question for today’s earnings call was how much efficiency (and by extension, profit)