How A Time Travel Romance Starring Superman Found Its Fans: LAist

Screenshot from Somewhere In Time, with Christopher Reeve obsessing over Jane Seymour’s photo. (Courtesy Universal Pictures)

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Saturday, Oct. 3 marks the 40th anniversary of Somewhere in Time, a film that took one of the longest, weirdest journeys to popularity. It was savaged at the box office for being stodgy, overly romantic, and out of touch. But today, it’s a cult favorite, beloved for the very qualities it was panned for. Its fan base includes retired 4-star General Colin Powell, a couple of FilmWeek critics, and me.

Here’s the thumbnail: An elderly actress shows up at the premiere of a young playwright’s new production. The playwright becomes obsessed with her and wills himself back in time 67 years to meet

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The Weekend’s Best Deals: Bluetooth Speakers, Telescopes And More

While we’re all excited about the two days of deals that come with this year’s Prime Day (which falls on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14. this year), there’s still plenty of money to be saved on some of your favorite products before then.

That’s why we put together this list of the weekend’s best deals, from camping lanterns to stationary workout bikes. But you’ll want to act quickly — these deals won’t last forever.


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Disneyland Resort Reopening Guidelines Back To Drawing Board

ANAHEIM, CA — After much waiting and high anticipation, on Friday California state officials fell short of announcing new guidelines for mass gatherings, including at theme parks, concerts and sporting events.

Officials from the state sought input on a “first draft of the reopening directive” designed to stay in line with the state’s Blueprint For A Safer Economy, according to a USA Today report. However, theme park officials balked at the restrictions that say until the county moves up to the tier of yellow — which could take months — few if any activities would be allowed at area theme parks.

“Given the size and operational complexities of these unique sectors, we are seeking additional input from health, workforce, and business stakeholders to finalize this important framework — all leading with science and safety,” Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s Health and Human Services secretary, said in a statement.

Anaheim Mayor Harry

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Add This African-American History Road Trip to Your to-Do List

Photo credit: John Greim - Getty Images
Photo credit: John Greim – Getty Images

From House Beautiful

In the Mid-Atlantic’s Chesapeake Bay watershed, an unprecedented project to document African American cultural and historical sites is officially underway.

Thanks to a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership, and the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, $400,000 has been raised to not only map, but also conserve sites of interest to the African American community.

“Historic sites and landscapes important to people of color are widely underrepresented in documentation and conservation priorities,” the The National Trust for Historic Preservation said in a statement. “This work will take one small step towards addressing that deficit.”

The Chesapeake region’s African American history spans centuries. “The role of the African American watermen in the development of the fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay, from oystering and crabbing to processing and boatbuilding,

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Study: Whale travel patterns point north – News – The Villager

Researchers using passive acoustic recordings of whale calls to track their movements found that four of the six baleen whale species found in the western North Atlantic Ocean — humpback, sei, fin and blue whales — have changed their distribution patterns in the past decade, spending more time in northern latitudes.

This could be do to shifting prey and warming waters, a recent study by Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole suggests.

The recordings were made over 10 years by devices moored to the seafloor at nearly 300 locations from the Caribbean Sea to western Greenland.

“All four whale species were present in waters from the southeast U.S. to Greenland, with humpbacks also present in the Caribbean Sea,” said Genevieve Davis, a senior acoustician at the science center and lead author of the study.

“These four species were detected throughout all the regions in the winter, suggesting that baleen

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The Latest: Trump’s diagnosis sparks conspiracy theories

CHICAGO — News that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus sparked an explosion of rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories that littered social media feeds.

By Friday morning, nearly 30,000 Twitter users had retweeted a variety of conspiracy theories about the news, according to an analysis by VineSight, a tech company that tracks online misinformation.

The news is ripe for foreign and domestic internet instigators to exploit by pushing online disinformation about the two presidential candidates and opens the door for unwitting people to spread misinformation without realizing what they’re sharing is false, experts say.

Facebook said Friday that it immediately began monitoring misinformation around the president’s diagnosis and had started applying fact checks to some false posts.

Twitter, meanwhile, was monitoring an uptick in “copypasta” campaigns — which are attempts from numerous Twitter accounts to parrot the same phrase over and over

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Why Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Stocks Sank Friday

What happened

It’s another day … and another bad day for investors in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL), Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH), with all three stocks dropping as of noon EDT.

Yesterday, as you may have heard, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially extended its controversial no-sail order for the cruise industry by another month, through Oct. 31. That actually should have been good news for the cruise industry, as it’s been reported that the CDC wanted to postpone cruising into 2021, but was overruled by Vice President Pence.  

This is not how things are working out, however — and I think you can blame Carnival itself for that.

Three cruise ships lined up abreast in port

Cruise line stocks will remain in port for the time being. Image source: Getty Images.

So what

Notwithstanding CDC’s de facto permission to resume cruising in November, yesterday Carnival announced that

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South Africa: Your Guide for Travel to SA Amid Covid-19

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test certificate not older than 72 hours and travel insurance are just some of the requirements for travellers to South Africa upon arrival on the country’s shores.

On Friday, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula provided details on the requirements for travellers following the reopening of borders to international travellers with effect from 01 October 2020.

Guided by the communique published by the World Health Organisation, South Africa is gradually reopening its international borders for business, leisure and other travel with exception of high risk countries.

“Travellers intending to visit the country will be expected to produce a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that is not older than 72 hours from the time of departure from the country of origin to South Africa,” said the Minister.

In addition to the PCR test, international travellers are required to have a mandatory travel insurance to cover their COVID-19 test

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Homeless Hotels Cost NYC Nearly $300 Million: Report

NEW YORK CITY — The troubled effort by Mayor Bill de Blasio to temporarily house homeless New Yorkers in hotels during the coronavirus pandemic has racked up a hefty price tag: $299 million, according to West Side Rag.

Since April, the city has paid to rent rooms in hotels around the city, converting them into temporary shelters to reduce crowding in the existing shelter system, lowering the risk of coronavirus outbreaks.

The program’s cost first stood at $78 million, but nearly quadrupled as the city expanded it after closing existing shelters, WSR reported, citing documents filed with the city comptroller’s office.

The hotel shelters have been poorly received in some neighborhoods, including Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where a high-profile battle has played out over the placement of nearly 300 men in the Lucerne Hotel on West 79th Street.

De Blasio bowed to political pressure last month by announcing that the

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No major airport near you? Here’s how expert travelers still get amazing flight deals



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Savvy travelers know that the rush of nabbing an amazing mistake fare or unbelievably good flight deal is almost as exciting as the trip itself. But have you ever wondered how the experts do it — or how people who don’t live in areas served by major airports like Los Angeles or New York can get in on the killer deals?

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For travelers who live in smaller cities and rural areas, positioning flights are the secret hack you should keep in your back pocket, Sometimes, it makes sense to book an entirely separate round-trip ticket to get to the flight deal’s departure airport, then back home again at the end of your

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