ARE, Sweden — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. “Next goal, take on the world,” Vonn said, perhaps jokingly — but who’d put it past her? — when discussing what the future holds for her when she retires after the world championships in Sweden. One thing’s for sure: She’s unlikely to be slipping out of the limelight. “I’m a driven person,” said Vonn, who has 1.6 million Instagram followers and, at the height of her career in 2013, was worth $3 million, according to Forbes. “I’m not going to be sitting on the couch, twiddling my thumbs. That would be boring. It’s all about pushing myself.” Just like it was all or nothing in her record-setting skiing career — her current shiner around her right eye and the highlight reel of crashes are testament to that — Vonn … [Read more...] about Actor, businesswoman, Mom? Lindsey Vonn to ‘take on the world’ after skiing career
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by Annabel Fenwick-Elliott from The Telegraph, February 5, 2019 Rather unusually, as a travel writer, this is a destination I don't particularly want to tell you about. It's a corner of the world so bizarrely unlauded and so disproportionately beautiful; so quiet and uncluttered; so sun-drenched and breezy; so rich in its offerings - I'd really rather it stayed that way, under-populated with not a selfie stick in sight. It happens to be my father's homestead, and I've spent a lot of time there. The Fleurieu Peninsula is about an hour's drive from Adelaide. As a city, I'd argue, Adelaide wouldn't be first on the list for most travellers new to Australia, which is perhaps why this arresting stretch of coast remains so undisturbed. Were it an hour from Sydney or Melbourne, it would be inundated. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel market brings together world-class … [Read more...] about World-class Wine and Empty Beaches: Why the Fleurieu Peninsula Is Australia’s Best Secret Corner
Nick Perry Associated Press Published 4:00 am CST, Monday, February 4, 2019 WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The manga movie “Alita: Battle Angel,” opening Thursday, has been 20 years in the making, and producer Jon Landau thinks it will finally represent the breakthrough success in Hollywood for a genre which has proved problematic. “I think this is definitely the breakthrough one because of the story that Kishiro wrote,” said Landau, referring to Japanese author Yukito Kishiro, who wrote the graphic novels, or manga, upon which the movie is based. “You know, other mangas that have not worked have been very Asian-centric in their world, and in their stories,” Landau said. “And Kishiro wrote a melting-pot world. He didn't write a central character that was Asian. He wrote universal themes of discovery, of self-awareness, for these characters. And that's what's relatable to people across the globe.” The film has an … [Read more...] about Could ‘Alita’ be Hollywood’s breakthrough manga movie?
Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 9:25 AM EST Feb 1, 2019 A savage art world takedown is interspersed with a so-so horror satire in "Velvet Buzzsaw," Dan Gilroy's over-the-top-but-scattered commentary on Los Angeles art types. In his first two films "Nightcrawler" and "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," Gilroy positioned himself as a chronicler of odd corners of L.A. life, a cousin to Michael Mann's stylized, nighttime view of the City of Angels. With "Velvet Buzzsaw," he ventures into the realm of the absurd, but still has an affection for the city even as he holds a knife to its throat. Jake Gyllenhaal, who also starred in "Nightcrawler," plays Morf Vandewalt, a prominent art critic whose word can make or break an exhibit or a sale. His interest is piqued by the work of Ventril Dease, an artist whose work is discovered after his death by art world climber Josephina (Zawe Ashton). Josephina ignores Dease's wish that his … [Read more...] about Movie review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ cuts with dull blade
0 Have your say "This is so cool.” The exaggerated jolting of the lift as it descended into the depths of Gringotts Bank prompted a rare and excited exclamation from our usually reticent teenager. We were in the heart of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, taking our first ride at the Universal Studios theme park in Florida. Stepping into the building from the enchantingly re-created Diagon Alley, the expectation mounted as we walked through the banking hall past its animated goblin tellers at their high desks, then down dimly-lit corridors to a scene-setter presented by holographic figures.The ride, when we reached the train that would hurl us every which way past fire-breathing dragons and hissing snakes, did not disappoint.Harry Potter proved the highlight and cornerstone of three days at the park, with a ride on the Hogwarts Express connecting us with Universal’s adjacent Islands of Adventure park.The train, featuring carriage compartments seen … [Read more...] about Travel: Universal Studios Orlando, Wizarding World of Harry Potter