Female filmmakers, including Kelly Reichardt and Chloé Zhao, are currently making some of the most uniquely observed and trenchant films about the contemporary American West. Add Nia DaCosta, who makes her feature directorial debut with the arresting “Little Woods,” to that list.Tessa Thompson stars as Ollie, a weary young woman trying to make it through her last week of probation on drug-smuggling charges. She scrapes by selling coffee to the men who work the oil rigs in the town of Little Woods in North Dakota, dreaming of a job in Spokane. But her sister Deb (Lily James) is pregnant again, their house is in foreclosure after their mother’s death, and there are bad men lurking.Ollie returns to the life, trading coffee cups for oxy pills, selling to the oilmen who work through their chronic injuries, unable to see doctors due to long shifts and restrictive insurance. The vulnerable, messy Deb can’t trust her ex, can’t afford to give birth, and the … [Read more...] about Review: In arresting ‘Little Woods,’ Tessa Thompson and Lily James get scrappy
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Lao traffickers arrested in Dien Bien Border guards in Dien Bien province have arrested two Lao nationals for illegally smuggling drugs. The suspects were identified as Ly A Sua, 42, and Hua A Cho, 31, residing in Phongsali district, Laos. Accordingly, at 22:00, the police caught them red-handed. These men were in possession of 6,000 pills of synthetic drugs, 3 kg of opium, and other exhibits which has now been seized by the authority. The arrested admitted they transported the drugs from Laos into Vietnam for consumption. Further investigation into the case is underway. Steel flyover helps ease traffic congestion at Tan Son Nhat airport area The final arm of steel flyover at the Nguyen Thai Son-Nguyen Kiem intersection in Go Vap district, HCM City was opened to traffic on January 18. steel flyover helps ease traffic congestion at tan son nhat airport area hinh 0 With a total investment capital of VND504 billion, the steel N-shape bridge is one of the six major traffic … [Read more...] about Social News 20/1
The initial plan for this post was to research all of the different travel insurance options on the market for backpackers and world travelers. I did the research—it took ages. And I had planned to compare and contrast what’s included in key companies (which I do below). But my overall conclusion is that World Nomads is the best travel insurance for backpackers.After sussing out the negative and positive reviews on other sites, it’s pretty clear that the while every single travel insurance company has some negative reviews, there are many success stories for World Nomads and its support staff. And I have used them for 10 years now, and still love their coverage.That said, different trips call for different travel needs!It would be disingenuous for my World Nomads review to not cover when it might not be the right fit for your planned trip.Below I’ll cover why I picked World Nomads for most of my world travels, but also why I’ve used IMG … [Read more...] about A Little Review… Should You Buy World Nomads Travel Insurance
Home Credit Cards Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit CardReview: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card November 26, 2018 by Play Your Cards Right Despite the popularity of its bigger sibling (the Sapphire Reserve credit card), the Sapphire Preferred remains a great alternative for all travelers. When I first became interested in points and miles the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the one card that interested me the most. As a recent college grad I wanted to travel for as little as possible—the Sapphire Preferred was the only way to get discounted flights and hotel rooms with travel partners that I was already familiar with. The sleek metal card was also very appealing, and it seemed to be in everyone else’s wallet. This review is intended to be a reminder of one of the cards that is still a great alternative for all travelers. Consider this a reminder, not a sensational endorsement of something bright and shiny … though as i said the metal is … [Read more...] about Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
By Paul Johnson on Oct 31, 2018 in Accommodation, Air Travel, Attractions, Cyprus, Featured, Going Out, Hotels, Middle East, Regions, Speciality Travel We recently flew economy with Cobalt Aero from Manchester (UK) to Larnaca (Cyprus). Cobalt had routes connecting Cyprus with numerous European destinations including London and Manchester in the UK, as well as Dublin, Copenhagen, Paris, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Zurich, Geneva, Madrid and Moscow. They also covered Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Chania and Heraklion in Greece, and in the Middle East flew to Beirut, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi. You could be forgiven if you’d not previously heard of the airline – it was probably primarily known by Cypriots and people working in the industry, and perhaps by some people residing in the above locations. That said, with its six aircraft it had already completed more than 12,000 flights and served over a million passengers in a little over 2 years since its inception. I was working on an … [Read more...] about What happens when the airline you’re flying goes bankrupt mid-flight?