Review | ‘Cassandro’: Lucha libre biopic gives its subject a bear hug

[ad_1] Comment on this storyComment StarSolidStarSolidStarHalfStarOutline(2.5 stars) You’d think a biopic about a gay wrestler — especially one dubbed the Liberace of lucha libre, as the freestyle, mask-wearing sport/entertainment is known in Mexico — would be full of razzle-dazzle and pizazz. But director Roger Ross Williams, who has primarily worked as a documentary filmmaker (albeit … Read more

Social Security recipients will soon learn their cost-of-living adjustment. Here’s what to expect.

[ad_1] New inflation report sees numbers moving in seeming wrong directon New inflation report sees numbers moving in seeming wrong directon 03:29 Every October, the Social Security Administration announces its annual cost-of-living adjustment, a tweak to the monthly benefits of 71 million recipients that’s meant to keep them abreast with inflation. The upcoming benefit hike … Read more

Journalist presents Mexican Congress with alleged ‘non-human alien corpses’ at UFO hearing: ‘We are not alone’

[ad_1] What were alleged to be 1,000-year-old “non-human alien corpses” were presented in glass display cases before the Mexican Congress Tuesday during its first hearing on UFOs.  “They are non-human beings that are not part of our terrestrial evolution,” Mexican journalist and ufologist Jaime Maussan testified under oath. As two small, mummified specimens – seen … Read more

Review | The best fantasy novels right now are full of gods and monsters

[ad_1] Since 2020, Nghi Vo has been publishing acclaimed novellas about Cleric Chih, who travels across a Chinese-inspired fantasy world and collects stories, usually in the company of a talking bird with an eidetic memory. In “Mammoths,” the fourth in the series, Chih returns home to the Singing Hills abbey at last, only to find … Read more

Deputy Treasury Secretary to Visit Nigeria to Bolster Economic Ties

[ad_1] The Biden administration is dispatching Wally Adeyemo, the deputy Treasury secretary, to Nigeria next week as it seeks to deepen economic ties with Africa and counter China’s influence on the continent. The visit comes as Nigeria’s new president, Bola Tinubu, is embarking on reforms to revive his country’s sluggish economy and months after President … Read more