Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has denied sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him by actor Payal Ghosh. On Sept. 19 Ghosh tweeted: “@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia@narendramodi ji, kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and […]
Variety has confirmed its earlier report that HBO plans to begin filming Season 3 of “Succession” later this fall. The show won four Emmys Sunday night, including the top prize for drama, as well as awards for writing (creator Jesse Armstrong), directing (Andrij Parekh) and lead actor (Jeremy Strong). It won seven Emmys overall. “Succession” […] […]
After having premiered at the First International Film Festival in Xining, China, “Slow Singing” now plays at San Sebastian’s prestigious New Directors section, its main sidebar. The debut film of Dong Xingyi is, as its title promises, a slow paced observation of the life of Junsheng, a former prison inmate who, after release, struggles to […]
Jessica Sarah Rinland’s “Collective Monologue” and Elena Martin Gimeno’s “Creature” are among the five projects selected this year at Ikusmira Berriak. The sixth edition of the training program is now in the second segment of its residency at San Sebastian, and a different world awaits its five participants since their first meeting in March. Rinland, […] […]
Sunday’s most unusual Emmycast went out of its way to put the spotlight on the hard labor of everyday Americans: A nurse, a UPS driver and a farmer were recruited to introduce major categories as a Hollywood hat-tip to frontline workers. But all told, the 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards’ virtual ceremony left an even […]
Apple TV Plus won its first ever Emmy Sunday night, with Billy Crudup taking the award for best supporting actor in a drama series. Crudup won for his performance as TV executive Cory Ellison in the streamer’s flagship original drama “The Morning Show.” “I knew the second I got this part that it was something […]
The Asia TV Forum, the annual TV convention and market held in Singapore, will this year shift entirely online, as a response to the continuing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. It will retain the same Dec. 1-4, 2020 dates. In place of the physical event, organizers will instead launch ATF Online Plus, a platform that […]
“Euphoria” starts inside the head of teenage addict Rue (Zendaya) and never fully leaves. Even as episodes start to focus on other characters, Rue’s sardonic voiceover never leaves, making it clear that no matter whose story she’s telling, her perspective is the one holding them all together. As she stalks around her bleached hometown, dragging […] […]
Backstage at the virtual Emmys ceremony, Regina King, fresh off her win for “Watchmen,” was asked about the shirt she was wearing under her bright pink suit that featured the image of Breonna Taylor, the medical worker killed in her home by law enforcement officers. King was one of several Emmy winners Sunday evening who […]
Opening this year’s Emmy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel told the audience — the one at home, given that there was no one sitting before him in the stands of the Staples Center — that there were a great many moving parts in piecing together the ceremony. He asked, mordantly, “What could possibly go right?” It […]
A multi-day rain event is just what the northwestern United States needs to help put out the dozens of active wildfires, and forecasters say that is in the offing later this week. But could there be too much of a good thing? From last Friday into the weekend, the region received some relief from the...
After passing to the east of Bermuda through Monday, powerful Hurricane Teddy will set its sights on Atlantic Canada for the middle of the week. Teddy first developed in the central Atlantic on Saturday, Sept. 12. On Friday night, Teddy strengthened into a Category 4 major hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Laura is the...
Forecasters say Beta could become the ninth-named storm to make landfall in the United States this season as it unleashes days of flooding downpours along the Gulf coast. Beta wrote a new page in the record books for becoming the earliest 23rd-named tropical storm in the Atlantic, replacing Alpha from 2005, which formed on Oct....
AccuWeather meteorologists upped the number of tropical storms anticipated in the record-setting 2020 Atlantic hurricane season this week, as the last name on the list designated for the season, Wilfred, has been exhausted as of midday Friday. Forecasters, led by veteran hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, now expect a total of 28 storms, which would tie...
As wildfires continue to rage across the West and smoke travels thousands of miles from its point of origin, residents and firefighters alike are desperately waiting for Mother Nature to lend a helping hand. Fortunately for some, relief is on the way later this week, while for others, the danger will remain high. Over 3.9...
A disturbance AccuWeather meteorologists have been monitoring since it cruised across Africa last week became Tropical Storm Wilfred on Friday. Satellite photos from Thursday night indicated a substantial uptick in thunderstorm activity on the eastern side of the system with a trademark high cloud shield overtop of the system. The system continued to show si […]
Less than one week after feeling the full force of Hurricane Paulette, residents of Bermuda are preparing for impacts from powerful Hurricane Teddy, which unlike Paulette, may take a path that could eventually bring impacts to Atlantic Canada and perhaps the northeastern United States. Paulette brought a wind gust of 117 mph to Bermuda and...
Noul made landfall as a tropical storm in central Vietnam on Friday leading to at least one death, as reported by the Bangkok Post. VnExpress stated that Noul prompted the closure of several airports in central Vietnam on Friday, including Da Nang’s airport, which led to several dozen cancellations and delays. Noul produced 310 mm...
After churning out Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha, the hyperactive Atlantic continues to generate more named storms with the formation of Tropical Storm Beta. This new storm has claimed the second letter in the Greek alphabet. Once the last name on the season’s designated list is exhausted, Greek letters are used to identify...
Hurricane Sally gave residents a harsh history lesson on Wednesday morning. By Friday, the scope of the damage across multiples states was coming into focus and the death toll had climbed to three. Two of the fatalities occurred in Georgia as Sally worked its way inland, as one man was killed on Wednesday night after...
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Hurricane Sally is inching ashore in southeast Alabama Wednesday morning and has started to flood parts of the central Gulf Coast with an expected 1-2 feet of rain, maybe more. With that much rain forecast, it seems likely to join other recent catastrophic flood disasters Harvey (2017) and Florence (2018) in ushering in a new era […]
A new survey by the American Geosciences Institute shows that recent graduates in the geosciences are finding employment at the same rates as before the COVID-19 pandemic, but a separate survey from Nature finds that amid tightening funding science postdocs are nervous about ongoing research as well as career opportunities. The AGI survey covered graduates from the classes of […]
Derechos are less common than Midwestern tornadoes, but occur almost every year in that region as well as other parts of the United States. Yet they remain exotic and mystifying. Even to meteorologists. The reason appears to lie in the complex way the long-lived windstorms form. Derechos are often incorrectly referred to as inland hurricanes; their […]
Through July, 2020 has been on almost the same track as 2016: the two years had the hottest first seven months in NOAA’s 141 year dataset of global surface temperatures (land and ocean combined). Since 2016 turned out to be the hottest year on record, it might seem as if this fast start puts 2020 on track to set a new […]
Today’s publication of State of the Climate in 2019 marks the 30th annual release in this series of supplements to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The report is not just a service for immediate use as the latest status report on climate. It’s a resource that people worldwide will use throughout the year, and […]
Even tall tales have their facts, but in historical fiction the myriad factual details often far outshine the story itself. In the ever popular books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the telling details turn out to be the truly epic—and real—weather of the past. Barbara Mayes Boustead (University of Nebraska—Lincoln) and her coauthors show us in a recent BAMS article that Wilder’s, The […]
Thursday NOAA updated its forecast to an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season. That has some news outlets linking the 19-25 predicted named storms to Earth’s future—even warmer—global climate. The future looks like it will indeed bring high levels of overall “activity” due to the intense, damaging hurricanes of a warming world (regardless of whether the frequency of storms overall changes). And, of course, settling […]
Tropical Storm Isaias is soaking the Mid-Atlantic states with what is expected to be three times as much rain as is typical for the area. Today’s heaviest tropical showers could trigger potentially deadly flash floods. The projection is the finding of a new Intuitive Metric for Deadly Tropical Cyclone Rains, which we blogged about on The Front […]
All the research ships and aircraft of atmospheric science may never be able to gather in one place for testing. But small, portable unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are another matter. An international vanguard of scientists developing these atmospheric observing capabilities is finding that it is really helpful to get together to pool their insights—and devices—to accelerate each other’s progress. Together, their […]
You’ve heard of drones in the air, but how about on the ocean’s surface? Enter Saildrone: A new wind and solar powered ocean-observing platform that carries a sophisticated suite of scientific sensors to observe air–sea fluxes. Looking like a large windsurfer without the surfer, the sailing drone glides autonomously at 2–8 kts. along the […]