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widow of italian right-to-die protagonist turns herself in


the widow of an italian man who became a protagonist in italy's euthanasia debate turned herself into police on friday after bringing another terminally ill man to switzerland to die.






protagonist in vatican leaks scandal leaks more in new book


the most colorful protagonist in the vatican's leaks scandal has emerged from a bruising vatican trial with a baby, a business and a book describing the behind-the-scenes drama of pope francis' reform efforts.






widow of italian right-to-die protagonist turns herself in


rome — the widow of an italian man who became a protagonist in italy’s euthanasia debate turned herself in to police on friday after bringing another terminally ill man to switzerland to die. mina welby told reporters outside the tuscan police station that davide trentini had administered a fatal iv drip himself on thursday in […]






new ‘red dead redemption 2’ trailer reveals release date & shady new protagonist


rockstar has dropped a new trailer for the highly anticipated red dead redemption 2 — and if this teaser is anything to go by, it doesn’t look like the wild west sequel is pulling any punches. this new trailer introduces us to the series new protagonist, an outlaw called arthur morgan. part of the van […] the post new ‘red dead redemption 2’ trailer reveals release date & shady new protagonist appeared first on fandom powered by wikia.






what makes a compelling movie protagonist


what makes you like a movie hero? on that note, what makes you like an anti-hero? and what's the difference between a hero and a protagonist? this video explains all of that.  the post what makes a compelling movie protagonist appeared first on holy kaw!.






the french mystery “moka” is less a whodunit than a double character study


the protagonist of "moka" -- and the woman who paid for that information -- lives across the water in switzerland. she's certain that one of those four cars struck and killed her child.






a german gumshoe refuses to goose-step in “prussian blue”


for such a fat book — 528 dense pages — the 12th bernie gunther mystery is as brisk and agile as its german police detective protagonist.






casey versus denzel: oscar's lead actor race is a dramatic study in contrasts


on the surface, lee chandler, the protagonist of “manchester by the sea,” and troy maxson, the central character of “fences,” wouldn’t seem to have much in common. sprung from different playwriting imaginations, they are the products of vastly different american experiences. if it weren’t that...






bryan cranston stars in ‘wakefield,’ a twisted, fascinating, frustrating tale


the wackadoodle protagonist of "wakefield" is howard wakefield, a manhattan lawyer who arrives at his suburban home one spring evening, only to follow a raccoon into the attic of his detached garage -- and then, for the remainder of the film, to never leave it.






'every brilliant thing' approaches suicide with touching comic sincerity


something miraculous happens in “every brilliant thing.” something you might want to include on your own list of life-enhancing pleasures should you follow the lead of the protagonist, who inventories all that makes the world worthwhile for him. first produced by paines plough and pentabus theatre...






chicago librarian captures punk aesthetic, latino culture in new kids' book


twelve-year-old malú, the protagonist in “the first rule of punk,” celia pérez’s delightful new middle grade novel, calls herself a “weirdo pie chart kid.” she feels sliced into lots of different parts and unsure whether they add up to meet anyone’s expectations — including her own. people keep...






set at a black college,'the quad' is a pus drama that borrows heavily from shond


set at a historically black university and premiering wednesday on bet, “the quad” is the latest entry in a pop culture tradition that includes “a different world,” “school daze” and “drumline.” but the series, with its flawed female protagonist and blend of soapiness and substance, may ultimately...






your perception of time may depend on the language you speak


in ted chiang’s science-fiction masterpiece “story of your life” — adapted into the hollywood blockbuster “arrival” — the protagonist, a linguist named louise banks, learns the language of an alien race — one that completely alters her perception of time. as she becomes increasingly proficient in th...






‘spider-man: homecoming’ trips on the teen angst, but michael keaton’s vulture s


hollywood has been in the spider-man business for just about as long as teen protagonist peter parker has been alive, but the movies — though financially rewarding — have never gotten it totally right. "spider-man: homecoming" is the sixth film to focus on the 15-year-old superhero with age-specific...






why longmire doesn’t — and wouldn’t — carry a cellphone


people ask me why my protagonist, walt longmire, doesn't carry a cellphone, and my immediate response is: have you ever been to wyoming?






what is 'grown up,' if not spouse, kids, career? a fictional character shows us.


andrea bern is the rare female character who doesn't live in search of a sidekick — romantic or otherwise. she's the protagonist of "all grown up," jami attenberg's highly anticipated novel, released tuesday, about a single, child-free, medium-successful art school dropout new yorker who wonders...






in 'aunt sally,' a lonely teen, a teacher who crosses a line and the phone that


our phones have become so entwined in our lives it was only a matter of time before one became a stage protagonist. kevin armento’s “please excuse my dear aunt sally,” which opened last weekend at the odyssey theatre, is a clever drama narrated by a phone that sounds nothing at all like siri. the...






amanda quick takes action to new place and time in ‘the girl who knew too much’


amanda quick’s “the girl who knew too much” features a venturesome protagonist who’s in trouble from the first paragraphs of the novel.






the currency of olympic politics is often just currency


there’s a real-life olympic telenovela unfolding in brazil. it includes a russian passport and piles of cash in multiple currencies. it features protagonist carlos nuzman, an olympic bigwig who allegedly brokered a $2-million bribe as part of an elaborate vote-buying scheme that landed rio de janeiro...






percival everett's 'so much blue' takes on art and secrets — and he doesn’t have


when we meet kevin pace, the protagonist/narrator of percival everett’s new novel, “so much blue,” he’s 56 years old and has found the space and medium for fashioning himself finally. since the bulk of this kind of measuring happens in the “unassailable privacy of the soul,” as james baldwin names...






'sneaky pete' didn’t get picked up by the network, and that’s when things got go


was it an unintentional bait-and-switch? “sneaky pete,” the show bryan cranston co-created with “house” builder david shore, was meant to be a procedural drama to fit right in with the cbs slate. the twist was the protagonist wouldn’t be some brilliant crime investigator but a brilliant criminal...






'the transfiguration' leaves a fresh mark for vampire fans old and new


if vampires are defined as lethal beings who stalk the earth feasting on human blood, milo (eric ruffin), the isolated 14-year-old african american protagonist of michael o’shea’s quietly powerful directorial debut, technically fits the bill. orphaned and withdrawn, milo lives with his older brother,...






'the happiest day in the life of olli maki' review: a boxer torn between love an


"the happiest day in the life of olli maki" is a lovely piece of work, a sweet, warmly observed tale overlaid with just the right amount of scandinavian melancholy, a combination that perfectly suits its quietly engaging protagonist. set in 1962 and inspired by a crucial moment in the life of a...






a blond julius caesar in a business suit looks too familiar for comfort


spoiler alert: at the end of shakespeare’s play, julius caesar is assassinated. but some would like to see a happier ending — or at least a toga-clad caesar -- in a new production opening monday night in new york in which the protagonist sports a modern business suit and blond hair — details that...






a blond julius caesar in a business suit looks too familiar for comfort


spoiler alert: long before the ending to shakespeare’s play, julius caesar is assassinated. but some had been hoping to see a happier outcome — or at least a toga-clad caesar — in the new production that opened monday in new york in which the protagonist sports a modern business suit and blond...






netflix moves to green gables in the scrappy, irresistible 'anne with an e'


if only television treated all its teenage girls with the same respect “anne with an e” affords its whip-smart, scrappy protagonist. the eight-part netflix series, which debuts friday, re-imagines the red-headed canadian orphan from lucy maud montgomery’s 1908 novel, “anne of green gables,” as...






'stefan zweig: farewell to europe' beautifully captures the mysterious life of t


intellectually involving and strikingly made, "stefan zweig: farewell to europe" is a drama based on the last six years in the life of its protagonist, a celebrated writer whose personal essence remained unknowable despite his fame. though interest in zweig's work is said to be rising, the austrian...






review: in 'lady macbeth,' a young wife's bloody rebellion


"unsex me here" was lady macbeth's plea to the spirits for manly ferocity in shakespeare's tragedy, but the protagonist of "lady macbeth" has no such designs on shedding or subduing her already perfectly potent femininity in william oldroyd's austere but thick-blooded drama about a young, 19th century woman's unrepentant rebellion.






'the happiest day in the life of olli mäki' is a heartwarming boxer's tale with


"the happiest day in the life of olli maki" is a lovely piece of work, a sweet, warmly observed tale overlaid with just the right amount of scandinavian melancholy, a combination that perfectly suits its quietly engaging protagonist. set in 1962 and inspired by a crucial moment in the life of a...






mexican drug kingpin el chapo gets netflix series


the mexican drug kingpin joaquín “el chapo” guzmán will be the protagonist of netflix’s latest mini-series, ap reports monday. the show will focus on the drug lord who headed the infamous sinaloa cartel before he was jailed in 2016 and extradited to the u.s.. guzmán, feared by locals in ...






casey affleck to star in adaptation of 'stoner'


academy award-winning actor casey affleck will play the title role in a film adaptation of “stoner,” the “greatest american novel you've never heard of,” by john williams, published in 1965. deadline reports that affleck will star as the protagonist, william stoner, a farm boy who discovers he's...






antonacci thrills as the spurned woman in poulenc’s “la voix humaine’ at sf oper


“you’ve been my only breathable air,” insists elle, the terrified protagonist of francis poulenc’s “la voix humaine.” loneliness – the deep, soul-shattering realization that one is truly alone – is the devastating emotion at the heart of the composer’s brief but potent 1959 monodrama, which opened saturday night in a riveting sf opera lab production, […]






box office top 20: ‘boss baby’ takes down disney’s ‘beauty’


new york (ap) — it took alec baldwin in diapers to bring down “beauty and the beast.” the 20th century fox release and dreamworks animation production “the boss baby,” featuring the voice of baldwin as the film’s pipsqueak protagonist, was the weekend’s no. 1 film. it opened with $50.2 million, according to final box-office figures […]






a closer look at the terrifying enemies in ‘prey’


prey, the upcoming sci-fi/horror shooter from developer arkane studios, owes a debt to cerebral sci-fi fare like alien, moon, and solaris. like in those films, protagonist morgan yu is trapped in space, here on the luxurious space station of the mega-corporation transtar. morgan suffers from amnesia, which is terrifying in itself when all the people around you […] the post a closer look at the terrifying enemies in ‘prey’ appeared first on fandom powered by wikia.






‘life is strange: before the storm’ is the prequel of dreams


we already knew a new life is strange was on the way, but dontnod entertainment surprised everyone by making the next game a prequel rather than a sequel. entitled life is strange: before the storm, the game will follow the story of chloe price, the blue-haired best friend of the original protagonist max caulfield. when […] the post ‘life is strange: before the storm’ is the prequel of dreams appeared first on fandom powered by wikia.