Starz is in early development on a TV series based on the “Ascendant,” as theDivergent franchise moves to the small screen, TheWrap has learned.Ascendant” was originally planned to be the fourth entry in the Lionsgate film series starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, but the plan was scrapped after a poor box office performance by the third movie in the series, “Allegiant.
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- ‘Ascendant’ Series in the Works at Starz, as ‘Divergent’ Franchise Heads to TV
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By NOAM SCHEIBER and NICK WINGFIELD - Wednesday Aug 2, 2017
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- New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers using phones
By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press - Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a "textalyzer" that allows an officer to quickly check if a phone has been in use before a crash."Despite laws to ban cellphone use while driving, some motorists still continue to insist on texting behind the wheel — placing themselves and others at substantial risk," Cuomo said in a statement first reported by The Associated Press.Digital privacy and civil liberties groups already have questioned whether the technology's use would violate personal privacy, noting that police can already obtain search warrants if they believe information on a private phone could be useful in a prosecution.Many security experts are skeptical when it comes to promises that the textalyzer would only access information about phone usage, and not personal material, according to Rainey Reitman, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for civil liberties when it comes to digital technology.The committee will hear from supporters and opponents of the technology, law enforcement officials and legal experts before issuing a report, Cuomo's office said.
- Material at Center of London Fire Will Not Be Sold for High Rises
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- Dangerous operatic seductions in Santa Fe
By Joshua Kosman - Monday Jul 31, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. — To spend a couple of consecutive nights at the Santa Fe Opera over the weekend was to get a crash course in the unnerving power of female sexuality, at least as conceived by the male imagination.The notion that women are fascinating but dangerous — get too close and you’re done for — is a recurrent motif throughout the operatic canon, of course, but it’s startling to encounter it in such a concentrated dosage.[...] this sort of sexual politics unsettles the entire operatic experience, because vocal allure is both the artistic point of the exercise and the vehicle of feminine danger.A certain amount of that busy density came through in Alden’s staging, which imagines Alcina’s island as an abandoned theater full of props and extras, and the real world outside it as a suburban housing development reachable by a jostling commuter train.Van den Heever, who began her road to prominence with the San Francisco Opera, proved just as compelling as an angry, embittered drunk — unleashing long, forceful vocal phrases whose implacability belied her tottery stage business — as she had in the stately early phase of her ascendancy.“The Golden Cockerel” — or, to give it the French title by which Serge Diaghilev introduced it to Western audiences, “Le Coq d’Or” — proved to be a harder sell, and Friday’s performance, despite an imaginative visual production and first-rate vocal contributions from some members of the cast, didn’t make a particularly persuasive case for the work.The composer’s final opera ran into trouble with the Russian Imperial censors for perfectly apparent reasons, and wasn’t performed until 1909, a year after his death.[...] the piece has never been entirely forgotten, but it’s never been a mainstream item either (Pamela Rosenberg had it on the San Francisco Opera schedule at one point, but it never materialized).Gimadieva’s success in bringing the sense of peril to life — a matter of elegantly fluid vocal turns and saucy stage demeanor — was a wonder to behold, and there were superb contributions as well from the clarion tenor Barry Banks as the astrologer who sets the plot in motion and from the powerhouse contralto Meredith Arwady as the czar’s housekeeper (and basically, nanny).
- A Handmaid’s Tale of Protest
By CHRISTINE HAUSER - Friday Jun 30, 2017
In state capitals and street protests, women’s rights activists have been wearing red robes and white bonnets based on “The Handmaid's Tale,” the 1985 novel that is now a series on Hulu.