THERE have been plenty of mothers depicted in film – good mothers, bad mothers, evil, tragic and heroic alike.From Sarah Connor in Terminator and Wendy Torrance in The Shining to Margaret White in Carrie and Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, we have seen endless mums on the big screen over the years.But Sandra Bullock, herself a mother-of-two, is adamant that we rarely see the full complications that come with raising children.She hopes to change that with her new film, Bird Box, in which she plays Malorie, who is desperate to save her two children when a mysterious force starts wiping out the world's population."Before I made this film, I knew the way motherhood has been represented on film needed to not just change," she says, "but it needed to expand, because the complexities of being a mum have not been fully represented cinematically."And Malorie is someone who is not a natural parent, or at least you think so. This is not someone who has a natural inclination to be a mum, … [Read more...] about Sandra Bullock: We need to change film’s fairytale idea of what motherhood looks like
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Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 12:43 PM EST Dec 10, 2018 Sporting a red velvet suit and round wire spectacles, Jeryn Calhoun, a 62-year-old licensed social worker from Roseville, has been suiting up for BLAC Detroit and Metro Parent magazine's Black Santa Photo Experience for the past four years. The annual event, scheduled for Dec. 15-16, "celebrates diversity," according to BLAC Detroit, and it's grown substantially since it first started at the magazine's Ferndale office. A spokeswoman for Metro Parent Media Group said 2,500 kids preregistered to take photos with Santa at the Southfield Pavilion next weekend. "We have such a big turnout. It's just something different," Calhoun said. "They just like to see that they can see a Santa that's ... closer to what they look like." Calhoun, a social worker at the Northeast Guidance Center on Detroit's east side, said his journey to becoming Santa started when the agency asked him to dress up for an … [Read more...] about Black Santa says, ‘Yes, Santa can look like you’
A NEW generation of speed cameras tracking every inch of car journeys are being introduced. The average speed cameras can snare drivers day or night in a bid to curb crashes. What are the new super 'Yellow Vulture' speed cameras? The cameras feature new LED infrared equipment which, as well as catching speeders, can snare drivers who aren't wearing their seatbelt. They can also bust people using their phone. Drivers eating, drinking or smoking when they're meant to be keeping their eye on the road are also clocked, Devon Live reports. What do they look like? They are yellow boxes and are positioned high up. But the infrared kit are positioned on poles which are 20 yards before the main box. BUG CRUSHED Volkswagen to axe production of its iconic Beetle to focus on electric motors PUT THE PEDAL DOWN World’s first calorie-burning car is like something from The Flintstones LAST CHANCE SALOON Vote now in The Sun Motor Awards for your chance to win a dream holiday … [Read more...] about What are the new super ‘Yellow Vulture’ speed cameras, what do they look like and where are they located?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByNeal E. Boudette March 29, 2018 Just a year ago, Tesla looked like a rising force destined to revolutionize the auto industry. Its battery-powered Model S sedan was the rage among luxury-car buyers. Its Autopilot system seemed far ahead of its competitors in self-driving technology. Its chief executive, Elon Musk, was promising that the more affordable Model 3 would soon roll off its assembly line and bring emission-free driving to the masses. Wall Street was enraptured. Tesla’s market value rose to surpass that of either General Motors or Ford, car companies with a century of experience. What a rough ride it’s been since then. Not only has the Model 3’s introduction been mired in glitches and delays — “manufacturing hell,” as Mr. Musk put it — but Tesla’s driverless … [Read more...] about Tesla Looked Like the Future. Now Some Ask if It Has One.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByNeal E. Boudette April 3, 2018 Tesla began producing electric cars at its plant in Fremont, Calif., six years ago, starting with small quantities and ramping up to about 100,000 vehicles last year. Now, as it tries to double or triple that number, the company and its chief executive, Elon Musk, are getting a lesson in how hard it is to mass-produce automobiles. On Tuesday, Tesla reported that it had managed to increase production of a crucial new model in the first quarter of 2018, although it remained well short of the company’s already lowered target. At the same time, it encountered a new hitch — a drop in sales of its two established products, the Model S sedan and Model X sport-utility vehicle. The company is counting on the success of the new offering, the Model 3, to increase revenue and help pare … [Read more...] about For Tesla, ‘Production Hell’ Looks Like the Reality of the Car Business