Cincinnati will “light up the place” on Friday – Spectrum News 1 | Directory Mayhem

This year's holiday tree at Fountain Square features a new star created by a local metalworker. (Casey Weldon/Spectrum News 1)

CINCINNATI – The transformation of downtown Cincinnati into a festive winter wonderland continues this weekend with Friday night’s Light Up the Square. what you need to know The lighting of the Fountain Square tree is the unofficial kickoff of the winter holiday season in downtown Cincinnati The annual Light Up the Square celebration takes place … Read more

What to Stream Thanksgiving Weekend: Macy’s Parade, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ – UPI News | Directory Mayhem

What to Stream Thanksgiving Weekend: Macy's Parade, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - UPI News

1/5 license photo” alt=”The team at Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy" Movies return Friday for the "Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special" on Disney+. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | license photo” onclick=”st_ss_sh1();”/> The team from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films returns Friday for the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on Disney+. File … Read more

Review: “Strange World” explores big themes in bold colors – Porterville Recorder | Directory Mayhem

Review: "Strange World" explores big themes in bold colors - Porterville Recorder

Is Searcher Clade the millennial dad in all of animated cinema? He’s got that telltale hipster beard. A sensitive voice like Jake Gyllenhaal. And he feeds his kid avocado toast with an egg on top. Oh wait, that’s Gyllenhaal in Strange World, Disney’s pleasantly entertaining, beautifully rendered but slightly ponderous meditation on climate change and … Read more

Review: Rending and captivating, ‘The Son’ will shake you up – Porterville Recorder | Directory Mayhem

Review: Rending and captivating, 'The Son' will shake you up - Porterville Recorder

If you don’t have children, you’ll likely leave The Son shaken and deeply moved. If you have children, you may eventually need to be pulled to your feet after collapsing into a fetal ball for several hours. The second installment in writer-director Florian Zeller’s trilogy on mental health is an emotional wrecking ball almost exquisite … Read more

‘Everything, Everywhere at Once’ Leads Spirit Award Nominations – US News & World Report | Directory Mayhem

'Everything, Everywhere at Once' Leads Spirit Award Nominations - US News & World Report

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP film writer The multiverse-hopping adventure film Everywhere Everywhere All At Once has eight leading nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards with nominations for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor for Michelle Yeoh, Supporting Actors Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis and Breakthrough for Stephanie Hsu. The organization on Tuesday … Read more

Fill your stocking with Alicia Keys, Louis Armstrong, more – Porterville Recorder | Directory Mayhem

Fill your stocking with Alicia Keys, Louis Armstrong, more - Porterville Recorder

Christmas music might not be for everyone, but with new albums from Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys and Debbie Gibson, there’s something that could appeal to everyone at the table. So pull out the record player, light some candles, and get festive — and grateful for new music. Associated Press journalists unwrapped the latest holiday-themed albums … Read more

Amy Schneider wins a hard-fought “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions – 69News WFMZ-TV | Directory Mayhem

Amy Schneider wins a hard-fought "Jeopardy!"  Tournament of Champions - 69News WFMZ-TV

NEW YORK (AP) — 40-game winner Amy Schneider capped her big year by winning a hard-fought “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions in an episode that aired Monday. Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California, won three games in the tournament finals, beating Andrew He, a software developer from neighboring San Francisco, who won two games. The third … Read more

Cuban Singer-Songwriter Pablo Milanés Dies at 79 – US News & World Report | Directory Mayhem

Cuban Singer-Songwriter Pablo Milanés Dies at 79 - US News & World Report

By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — Pablo Milanés, the Latin Grammy-winning ballad singer who co-founded Cuba’s “Nueva Trova” movement and toured the world as a cultural ambassador for Fidel Castro’s revolution, has died in Spain, where he was being treated for blood cancer. He was 79. One of the most internationally renowned Cuban … Read more

Amid Musky Twitter Mayhem, Athletes and Celebs Are Getting Along Just Like Us – US News & World Report | Directory Mayhem

Amid Musky Twitter Mayhem, Athletes and Celebs Are Getting Along Just Like Us - US News & World Report

By HOWARD FENDRICH and KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press No, LeBron James doesn’t want to be traded – that was started by a fake Twitter feed pretending to belong to the Los Angeles Lakers superstar as a verification system that paid $8 and pretended to be anyone, one Mistakes made brief appearance. And no, actor … Read more

Bill Gates has 5 new book recommendations for your holiday reading list – CNBC | Directory Mayhem

Bill Gates has 5 new book recommendations for your holiday reading list - CNBC

This holiday season, billionaire Bill Gates is giving you a list of five books to read while you hopefully enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Gates, a voracious reader who reads at least 50 books a year, regularly publishes lists of the best books he’s read each year – alongside seasonal recommendations for vacation books and summertime … Read more