Month: May 2022

‘Percy Jackson’ author condemns racist backlash to casting decision

Placeholder while article actions load Rick Riordan, author of the popular Percy Jackson young adult novels, on Tuesday defended the casting of a young Black actress in the role of Annabeth Chase, a character initially written as White, in an upcoming Disney Plus television adaptation of the fantasy series. The 12-year-old actress, Leah Jeffries, has …

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Throwboy Launches New Mac-Themed Woven Throw Blankets

Throwboy, known for its lineup of plush pillows modeled after classic Apple products, today announced the launch of a new set of high-end woven blankets that are designed with Mac fans in mind. Created in collaboration with the Mineola Knitting Company and priced at $160, the throw blankets come in three designs. There’s a multi-colored …

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Instagram thinks the future of memes has “infinite possibilities.” That’s why it’s holding an official MemeCon.

Instagram is bringing MemeCon back — and it’s IRL this time. Last year, the Meta-owned platform introduced the Global Meme Summitwhich it pitched as a Zoom-based event to “celebrate Meme Creators around the globe” with “deep dive into trends, meme masterclasses, networking & collabs, and exclusive conversations with Instagram leadership.” That inaugural summit brought together …

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How Yash Chopra believed in santoor legend Shivkumar Sharma, gave us Silsila, Lamhe, Chandni and Darr

Shivkumar Sharma’s image playing a santoor will remain etched in our memories for times immemorial. The music icon, who passed away at the age of 84 on Tuesday, has left behind a body of work that’s going to remain a benchmark in Indian classical music for generations. Sharma can be credited for popularising santoor in …

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Coinbase CEO has ‘never been more bullish’ even after $ 430M Q1 loss

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has disclosed its first net loss as a public company of $ 430 million in Q1, but CEO Brian Armstrong said on an earnings call that he’s “never been more bullish on where we are as a company.” In its first quarter 2022 report Coinbase disclosed that revenue had dropped 27% to …

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No Microtransactions or Online Requirement for Gotham Knights

PS Plus only needed for online play by Liam Croft 6 hours ago Gotham Knights won’t ship with any microtransactions when it launches for PlayStation 5 on 25th October 2022. It also won’t have any in-game purchases, you won’t need to connect to the internet to play the campaign in single player, and you’ll only …

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