Jane Austen’s work is ripe for adaptation, but it’s hard to get it right

Jane Austen’s work is ripe for adaptation, but it’s hard to get it right

And yet, filmmakers keep trying. It’s an unenviable task, condensing volumes’ worth of social critique, sparkling dialogue and characters so beloved that they’ve inspired an entire archetype of love interest. But often, these films succeed and even reveal new layers to Austen’s canonical works. At the very least, they inspire debate among many readers. CNN … Read more

Gaza death toll rises amid cease-fire talks

Gaza death toll rises amid cease-fire talks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft pummeled targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, driving up the Palestinian death toll, and militants fired repeated rounds of rockets that reached deep into Israel, even as reports emerged that the sides were seeking a cease-fire deal. While Egyptian officials worked on an agreement, another seven … Read more

White House resists Congress’ bipartisan bid to overhaul US-Taiwan relations

White House resists Congress’ bipartisan bid to overhaul US-Taiwan relations

But the Biden administration is once again deciding to try to cage congressional hawkishness when it comes to China and Taiwan — this time by pushing back on a popular bipartisan bill that the White House fears could upend its assurances to Beijing about maintaining America’s “One China” policy, a diplomatic acknowledgment of Beijing’s position … Read more

Senate Democrats near passage of Inflation Reduction Act in marathon session

Senate Democrats near passage of Inflation Reduction Act in marathon session

Washington — Democrats drove their election year economic package toward Senate approval on Sunday, debating a measure with less ambition than President Biden’s original domestic vision but that touches deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. Debate began Saturday and by sunrise on Sunday, Democrats had swatted down … Read more

Nick Kyrgios marches into two Citi Open finals with minimal theatrics

Nick Kyrgios marches into two Citi Open finals with minimal theatrics

Comment on this story Comment At the top levels of professional tennis, reaching back-to-back tournament finals hardly equates to career-long consistency. But in the case of Nick Kyrgios, whose talent has long outstripped his results, it is an encouraging step forward. That’s the step Kyrgios took Saturday at Washington’s Citi Open, where he defeated Sweden’s … Read more

2022 Steelers Training Camp Stats: First Eight Practices

2022 Steelers Training Camp Stats: First Eight Practices

With today’s off day, although there hasn’t been much to note the last two days, we’re back at it compiling stats from the last four public practices, Monday through Thursday, and totaling up the first eight of camp so far. As usual, we have numbers for quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, along with drop and interception … Read more