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On Melancholy Hill | Theater | Style Weekly

Featuring pastors, cowboys, shootouts and the tango, the new play “Melancholy Echo” was the author Robert Alexander Wray’s response to feelings of displacement caused by the pandemic. “It’s looking for a way forward,” says Wray of his play that’s set in an apocalyptic, dystopian version of the world. “How do…

Historic gender achievement in Parliament with MP’s swearing-in

As has been covered already in media this week, the swearing-in of Labour list MP Soraya Peke-Mason, to fill the gap created by the departure of long time MP Trevor Mallard, means an historic achievement of gender equity in New Zealand’s Parliament. In fact, there are now 60 women MPs to…

Vacancies Skyrocket as Renters Abandon the Market

by John Hugh DeMastri   Elevated rental prices are pushing apartment vacancy rates up, following a pandemic-related housing boom, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The price of apartments has risen 25% in the past two years, driven by a combination of inflation and rising demand as young workers sought…

OKCPD: Suspect robs 76-year-old woman in driveway

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – According to police, a 76-year-old woman was robbed in her driveway over the weekend. The Oklahoma City Police Department reported in a Facebook post that a 76-year-old woman was robbed in her driveway near Newcastle Rd. and S. Portland Ave. ⏩ Find more Top Stories from…

Searching for my Irish ancestors in Butte, Montana

In the latter half of the 19th century, thousands of Irishmen made their way to Butte, Montana, in the U.S.A’s isolated far north-West, searching for a better life. Some made the six-day journey from the coal mines of the eastern States, and the mid-west. Others came from the mining camps…

Why is “The Great Gatsby” a classic novel?

Not only was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” a commercial failure, but it fell into near obscurity a few years after its initial publication. Later, famed literary critic Harold Bloom would argue that “The Great Gatsby” was one of the most quintessential American novels of all time, but during…

Jim Curtin named MLS Coach of the Year for 2022

Philadelphia Union boss Jim Curtin has won Major League Soccer’s Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year award for 2022. It’s the second time Curtin has picked up the honor after previously doing so in 2020 when he guided the Union to their first-ever Supporters’ Shield title. The 43-year-old saw off…

Joe Kent campaign addresses confusion over Kent’s employer

The explanation came two days after a report suggested the company Kent claimed to work for didn’t exist. VANCOUVER, Wash. — An article published by The Daily Beast asked what exactly is American Enterprise Solutions?  According to multiple campaign documents filed by Republican Joe Kent, it’s the company the Washington…

Rhode Island Democrats endorse Kalus before Jill Biden’s visit to stump for McKee

October 26, 2022 12:41 am PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Just one day before First Lady Jill Biden is set to stump Gov. Dan McKee in Rhode Island, Ashley Kalus unveiled the “Democrats for Kalus” at the “People Over Party Rally.” Democrats who endorsed the Republican candidate for governor included former…

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