The Day We Meet Him, A Cat-fight Among The Drag Performers, Leads To A Departure, A Theft Of Wigs, And An Opportunity For Jesus, Who’s Been Hankering For A Spot In The Spotlight.

Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures Jesus (Hector Medina) as the title character, Viva. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures For decades, few films made in Cuba have found their way to U.S. theaters. But with diplomatic relations restored between the two countries, this past weekend brought not one, but two. Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, the first Hollywood film to shoot on the island nation in decades, turns out to be a dispiriting, ineptly directed affair, about which the less said, the better. But a father-son drama called Viva is lively enough to be an art-house hit, illuminating a Havana subculture that may be almost as unfamiliar to Cubans as to Americans. It centers on Jesus (Hector Medina) a delicately handsome young man who makes his living a very small living as a hairdresser for the performers at a transvestite club. The day we meet him, a cat-fight among the drag performers, leads to a departure, a theft of wigs, and an opportunity for Jesus, who’s been hankering for a spot in the spotlight. The club’s proprietor, a burly drag queen known as Mama (Luis Alberto Garcia) wonders why, and Jesus responds that he needs the money, but also that he’s at loose ends mother dead, dad in jail and that he wants something for himself. So Mama let’s him try out his stage name, Viva lip-syncing to a torch song he likes, in a dress he made himself. He’s a little tentative, but not terrible. “Practice, practice, practice,” says Mama afterwards. “This isn’t a charity. Show us something ‘real’ or we’ll get someone else.” Next time Jesus goes out on stage he’s in a white dress, pearls and a scarlet boa, and there’s no question the audience finds him “real.” He’s a knockout. And he gets knocked out, by a drunk at the bar a drunk he is horrified to learn, is his father, just released from jail and coming back to live with him in the family apartment they both have claims on. Complications ensue, including a power struggle in the household that gains a bit of complexity from a cleverly ‘meta’ bit of casting. Irish filmmaker Paddy Breathnach has placed newcomer Medina, opposite one of Cuba’s most celebrated actors, Jorge Perugorria, as his homophobic father, which qualifies as an intriguing bit of role-reversal. Perugorria became celebrated two decades ago by making his own debut as the gay lead in Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry & Chocolate), the Oscar-nominated film that is probably Cuba’s best-known. The two actors are well-paired here, in a story that’s perhaps over-familiar striking mostly conventional notes about identity and family but that benefits enormously from its setting: the cobbled streets of Old Havana, where the colorful hues of antique cars and crumbling storefronts, brighten the grittier world they inhabit, much as Jesus wants to brighten the world around him, as Viva.

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And Darcy Has Another Quirk He Is A Chocolate Lab Mix, Who Was Originally Named After A Chocolate Bar.

Print Edition Darcys favorite game is tug of war. Photo by Krupa Kaneria / The Daily Tar Heel Everyone has talents. Some people can juggle, and others can sing. But 8-month-old chocolate Lab mix Darcy has a really unique talent peeing everywhere. Especially on people. My favorite memory of him is when he peed on one of my friends, said first-year Stephen Xiao, Darcys owner. Related Content UNC Summer School courses offer engagement outside the classroom SPONSORED 04/25/16 5:12pm Stephens roommate Kamal Patel said he has also been lucky enough to witness Darcys unique talent. We went over to Steves house one day to play pingpong, and Darcy was just a puppy, and he peed in the corner, Patel said. One of our other friends stepped in it. It was so funny. Stephens sister Linda, whom Darcy lives with, said the chocolate Lab mix has significantly grown since they got him about five months ago. We got him when he was just two months old, and he was so tiny, Stephen said. And now hes so big. But peeing is far from being the craziest thing that Darcy has ever done. Stephen said Darcy came home with a special present. And that present is one he decided to share with his family. He got fleas, Stephen said. Then he gave the fleas to my little sister, and then they had to flea bomb my whole house. But even if Darcy can be a little mischievous at times, he is still appreciated very much. All of my friends love him. They think hes the most adorable thing ever, Stephen said. Hes a cute, adorable dog that brings the best out of even the worst human beings, said Stephens friend, first-year Philip Kim. Still, Stephen said Darcys special peeing talent is not what impresses Stephen the most. Instead, it is Darcys inexplicable ability to look wonderful all the time. I love that Darcy is so photogenic, Stephen said. He always looks so good in all of his pictures. Stephen also said Darcy has other talents, like playing dead and shaking your hand. Hes just so smart and talented. I am really lucky to have a dog like him, said Stephen. Darcy can play a mean game of tug of war, too. Tug of war is his favorite game. And he can beat me at it, said Stephen. And Darcy has another quirk he is a chocolate Lab mix, who was originally named after a chocolate bar. There was this whole litter of puppies at the Cumberland County animal shelter, Stephen said.

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It Has To Be High Self-esteem.

gangsta-boo-talks-to-vibe-about-memphis-yo-gotti-young-dolph- It took a very long time to put Eightball & MGJ on a song Three 6 with Stay Fly. And for Christ sake, I still havent heard a Juicy J and Yo Gotti song. But T.I., and Ludacris and others entertainers join forces together to make their city whole. But Memphis aint like that and probably never will be. I think some of the leaders lead wrong, and also a lot of people look for artists to get them on, and do have the drive to put in the work themselves. With nearly twenty years in the game, Gangsta Boo, coming off 2015s Candy, Diamonds and Pills mixtape, is making some of the best music of her career. And 2015s Underground Cassette Tape Music with Houston native, Beatking, was also one of the best mixapes that year. It does feel like Im getting better, because I study my past songs or verses, and I pay attention to what my fans consider my best verses or best songs, I constantly critique my flow, speak more clearer try to swag it out more. Now that shes a veteran in the game, Gangsta has priceless gems for her fellow chicas in hip-hop. She even saluted rapper Lil Mamma after watching her hold her own during an recent interview with The Breakfast Club . She was crying. She just had bad time. But, I was looking at her today, and I was like, Ok. she looking good. And she seemed stronger and seemed to have a different energy about her. And I was happy because she is a female, she is trying to do her thing and there is nothing wrong with that. She got another chance to redeem herself, and her legacy, I think thats pretty dope. Boo continues: My advice to anyone trying to come up in the game is be different, and find something about you that everybody likes. If you know that you that bitch in your hood, or if you know you that bitch at your school, or if you know that you that bitch just in general, then it has to come across on camera. It has to be high self-esteem. And it really shouldnt be that hard because if you believe in yourself, everybody else will believe in you.

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Hintons The Outsiders Will Take Place This Weekend.

For more information, visit or call 630-476-9072. Caption THE OUTSIDERS WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 22 to 23 and 6 p.m. April 24 WHERE: Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage Theater, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. COST & INFO: The final three shows of Vero Voce Theaters production of S.E. Hintons The Outsiders will take place this weekend. The play is narrated by 14-year-old Ponyboy Curtis and his gang of Greasers. The story follows their struggles and conflicts with social separation and being judged by social rich kids called Socs. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $10 for children 12 and younger. For tickets or more information, visit or call 630-584-6342. Caption STARS OF DANCE CHICAGO WHEN: 8 p.m. April 23 WHERE: Fermilabs Ramsey Auditorium, located near Kirk Road and Pine Street, in Batavia COST & INFO: Curator John Schmitz of the Dance Chicago Festival will put together an extraordinary variety for this show. Performing groups will include the Trinity Irish Dancers, Tre Dumas, Tristan Bruns, Chicago Dance Crash, Ballet 5:8, Christine Rich Dance Theatre, Gus Giordano Dance, Visceral Dance Company, Forum Dance Theatre and more. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for those ages 18 and younger. They can be purchased by calling 630-840-2787 or visiting Caption HELP A HORSE DAY WHEN: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 23 WHERE: Illinois Equine Humane Center, 45W050 Beith Road, Maple Park COST & INFO: In celebration of the fourth annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day, the Illinois Equine Humane Center will host a special all-day event. A tack sale will take place from 11 a.m.

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The Loop Is Your Character Chooses A Partner Pokemon And Enters A League With A Large Number Of Participants.

The controls work well on the GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, or the wired Pro Pad controller from Horii (sold and reviewed separately ). A Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination is supported, but given the limited buttons in that scheme, it’s not ideal. Regardless of the control scheme, the controls dont take too long to master. In my testing, players who only had the first of the game’s tutorials were consistently beating me in one-on-one matches after I had played most of the single-player modes. One of the major selling points of Pokken is that this is the first time Pokemon have been represented in honest-to-Arceus HD. And it doesn’t disappoint as the combatant Pokemon look striking on the big screen. From the rough skin of Garchomp to the detail on Pikachu Libre’s wrestling gear, the little touches on each of the Pokemon are gorgeous and easy to spot. Each stage has its fair share of neat visual gags as well; one stage clearly features someone trying to hatch a Pokemon as in the RPGs, complete with riding a bike and a nearby Volcarona to speed up the process. The Tekken team also has some references, from Pikachu clearly fighting like Heihachi from the Tekken games with some extra juice, to an entire tribute to the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 stage Bountiful Sea that adds flying Magikarp. The background music for the stages doesn’t distract, but the game features constant cheering from your assistant Nia that can be adjusted downward. After a few hours, you’ll be glad you did. The single-player game is fun, but repetitive. The loop is your character chooses a partner Pokemon and enters a league with a large number of participants. You start at the bottom of the leagues, which have at least 30 entrants, and battle groups of opponents and their Pokemon five in a row. Win a majority of your matches and your ranking increases, until you reach a top 8 and enter a tournament. (A minor nitpick: I finished each tournament, and never had a tournament with the right seeding: 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7 and so on. You would think a game with Tournament in the name would know how to conduct a seeded tournament.) Winning the tournament earns you a match with a League Master, and defeating the League Master earns you a large reward (including new Support Pokemon and stages) and a match with the story’s villain, Shadow Mewtwo. The storyline isn’t going to win any awards, but it does a good job of staying close to the story beats of a Pokemon RPG, for better or worse. For those who haven’t romped through a Pokemon RPG in a while, you can level the Pokemon you fight with to increase their stats, and a lot of the replay value will come from getting everything to high levels.

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It’s A Portable Oven That Heats To 930 Degrees F And Can Cook A Pizza In 90 Seconds.

Above: Oombra’s smart umbrella has electronics embedded in the handle that sense humidity, temperature, pressure, and light. The umbrella connects to a smartphone app to keep the owner up to date on the weather, while the Kevlar frame keeps the dome expanded when strong winds blow. Oombrella Electronics Work When Wet A new flexible circuit loves getting wet. It comes from a huge team of scientists lead by Bartosz Grzybowski of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea, who created the device by coating gold nanoparticles with charged organic molecules called ligands. Ligands actually produce a charge when they come into contact with water or humidity, making the circuits ideal for use in fitness bands and artificial skin. UNIST/Nature Nanotechnology Plant Lamps These plants grow where the sun doesn’t shine. German design team We Love Eames created blown-glass lamps that shine LED lights onto air plants that don’t require watering. The self-sustaining ecosystem can be hung in windowless rooms, sunless office cubicles, basements, back rooms, and any other dingy den that needs brightening up. We Love Eames Dragon House “Game of Thrones” fans feast your eyes on this fantastical house. Built by GilBartolome Architecture for Jesus Granda, Casa del Acantilado evokes a time of princesses and fire-breathing reptiles. But it’s not just a beautiful dwelling adorning a cliffside in Salobrena, Spain. It’s also energy efficient. The curving roof is packed with insulation and clad in zinc roof tiles, which when combined with a 15.7-in air cavity built between the retaining walls and interior, keep the house naturally cool in the intense heat of Spanish summers. Gilbartolome Hybrid Drone This drone combines the capabilities of a quadrotor with the flying efficiency of a fixed-wing aerial vehicle. The Wingtra, from researchers who spun off a company from the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, takes off vertically and then levels out for horizontal flight. It flies on battery power for up to an hour, following a flight path autonomously. A removable module allows Wingtra to carry a variety of different sensors or equipment, including a camera, high-resolution LIDAR, or even medical supplies. Wingtra Amsterdam Bike Tunnel A new access tunnel in Amsterdam, called the Cuyperspassage, gives cyclists and pedestrians a beautiful path from the city to the waters of the IJ-river. Designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects, the the 361-foot-long tunnel separates walkers from bikers with a raised footpath. About 80,000 hand-painted Delft Blue tiles cover the wall in a scene designed by Irma Boom that depicts the Warship Rotterdam and the Herring fleet by Rotterdam. BicycleDutch via Youtube Wood-Fired Pizza Oven Love wood-fired pizza? Then you might want to check out this new crowdfunding campaign for the Roccobox. It’s a portable oven that heats to 930 degrees F and can cook a pizza in 90 seconds. It’s lightweight, durable and great for outdoor cooking. Roccbox via Indiegogo Curvy Bridge A new pedestrian/cycle bridge in Australia is all about the curves. The Elizabeth Quay Bridge spans the Swan River in the shape of an “S.” The upside-down “U”-shape of the masts supporting the bridge lean away from the deck, giving the bridge gorgeous sweeping lines. ArupAssociates Foldable Computer Screen The Spontaneous Pop-Up Display– or SPUD — from Arovia is a 24-inch display that folds down to the size of a collapsible umbrella. It weighs just 1.5 pounds and will feature 1280 x 720 resolution. It was exhibited at this week’s South By Southwest Festival by Alexander Wesley, who is expecting to launch a Kickstarter later this year. Arovia Flying Eyeball No, it’s not Big Brother.

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Only Then Would He Add The Second Rule, About Ignoring Words With Es And Nearby Vowels.

lemonade They were asked to hit a key if the word contained the letter e, but only if it was not within two spaces of another vowel (i.e., they had to hit the key for trouble but withhold their button-press for level and business). In the original study, this exercise of self-control produced a strong depletion effect. The subjects performed markedly worse on a follow-up test , also done on the computer. The replication team ran that same experiment at 24 different labs , including ones that translated the letter e task into Dutch, German, French, and Indonesian. Just two of the research groups produced a significant, positive effect, says study co-author Michael Inzlicht of the University of Toronto. (One appeared to find a negative effect, a reverse-depletion.) Taken all together, the experiments showed no signs whatsoever of Baumeister and Tices original effect. What, exactly, does that mean? At the very least, it tells us that one specific taskthe letter e gamedoesnt sap a subjects willpower, or else that the follow-up test did not adequately measure that depletion. Indeed, thats how Baumeister himself sees the project. I feel bad that people went through all this work all over the world and did this study and found a whole bunch of nothing, he told me earlier this week, in a phone call from Australia. He still believes ego depletion is real. The tasks had failed, not the Big Idea. In his lab, Baumeister told me, the letter e task would have been handled differently. First, hed train his subjects to pick out all the words containing e, until that became an ingrained habit. Only then would he add the second rule, about ignoring words with es and nearby vowels. That version of the task requires much more self-control, he says.

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Not Too Long Ago, I Had An Idea To Bake A Chocolate Cake Spiked With Guinness, Then Topped With A Whiskey Glaze.

By Elizabeth Karmel Associated PressMarch 14, 2016 The glaze is an essential part of this cake, as you poke holes in the cake when it is still warm and slowly spoon the glaze over the cake until the holes are filled with it. – Associated Press For me, St. Patricks Day isnt just an excuse to drink Irish whiskey and Guinness. Its also an excuse to bake with them! Not too long ago, I had an idea to bake a chocolate cake spiked with Guinness, then topped with a whiskey glaze. The affinity between the chocolate and the Guinness was amazing. When I created the recipe, I started with my aunts chocolate pound cake, which my mother had remembered as spectacular. My aunts basic cake was good, but tastes have changed and I thought it was a bit reserved. I wanted this cake to be luscious and moist and very chocolatey! So I increased the cocoa to a whole cup, substituting an additional half-cup of cocoa for an equal amount of the flour. For additional richness, I mixed Guinness with an equal amount of half-and-half. And to tie all the flavors together a hint of freshly grated nutmeg. You dont really taste it, but it highlights all the other flavors. The first time I made the cake, I made the Irish whiskey glaze and it was good. But I thought that it was wasteful to have to buy both Guinness and Irish whiskey if you didnt already have it on hand. So I changed the glaze to a Guinness glaze. You can buy a single can of Guinness in almost every grocery store, and having Guinness in both the cake and the glaze is not only delicious but economical, as well. The glaze is an essential part of the cake, as you poke holes in the cake when it is still warm and slowly spoon the glaze over the cake until the holes are filled with it. That way, once the cake is cooled and sliced, each piece has rivets of deep chocolate glaze set into the top of the cake. For anyone who is nervous that the cake will taste like beer… It does not. The Guinness adds a stouty richness that makes the cake the best chocolate cake you have ever eaten. It is so good that I had to make it three times when I visited my sister and her large family because each time I made it, it was gone before everyone could have a slice. This is the best way I know to celebrate St. Paddys Day, the Ides of March, or anytime you want a great piece of chocolate cake.

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For More Information About Senior Events And Recreation In The City, Contact Dave Pearl At (810) 488-1294.

The Memphis Lions Hall is located at 34758 Pratt Road. For more information about senior events and recreation in the city, contact Dave Pearl at (810) 488-1294. Council discusses new IRS rules for city employees Memphis City Council members approved a plan to have employees who dont partake in their health care insurance fill out a form for the IRS. Mayor Eric Schneider explained that full-time employees who decline the heath care benefit are instead paid $3,000 to $5,000 annually, and there are new IRS rules in place that require the employee to claim the funds. Schneider said someone might decline coverage because they have retired and have coverage from previous employment or they simply get their insurance plan on their own. Comedy show to benefit Doghouse Tavern Boomers Tavern in Memphis will host a special event in support of Doghouse Tavern, which will be opening in the city soon. On March 12, comedian Billy Ray Bauer will appear at Boomers Tavern at 8 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to arrive early to get a seat. The $6 cover charge and proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will be donated to Doghouse Tavern to help them reach their goal of opening downtown in April. For $5, Boomers will offer free Keno play and there will also be free rides home for those who request one. Boomers Tavern is located at 35005 Bordman Road in Memphis. Final fish frys approaching in Memphis, Richmond Two local churches, St. Augustine in Richmond and Holy Family Parish in Memphis, alternate Friday night fish frys during Lent and will host their final dinners over the next two Fridays. On March 11, St. Augustine will be the host, offering fried or baked fish dinners complete with coleslaw and choice of potato, rolls and beverage at a cost of $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for ages 5 to 12. Children ages 4 and younger eat for free. An all-you-can-eat option is $11 and dessert is an extra charge. They also offer macaroni and cheese for those who dont like fish. At Holy Family Parish, dinner will be served March 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner includes a choice of fish or shrimp, roll, dessert and beverage. Dinner is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for ages 5 to 12, while those ages 4 and younger eat for free. Macaroni and cheese as a meal and cheese pizza are also available.

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