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Analysis: Dakota Johnson is the latest Jane Austen heroine in ‘Convincing’

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I know why: When the wider world feels out of control, you will do what you can to bring some order to your own life.

Part of my self-care is movies, TV shows, podcasts, and books. There are so many to choose from!

Totally transparent: I’ve never been a huge fan of Jane Austen.

As a British major, a geek and a lover of historical fiction, I felt I should – but it never happened to me. However, with so many Austen adaptations to choose from, I sometimes find myself entertained.

So I’ll give Regency the romance again. Dakota Johnson plays Anne Elliot, a woman ill-suited to modern sensibilities, whose “one is gone” years back years after she annulled their engagement. Bonus: “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding also participates.

“Convince” begins streaming Friday on Netflix.

‘Forever Summer: Hamptons’

Ilan Luttway (left) is shown with caring love in a scene of "Forever Summer: Hamptons."

What do you get when you mingle among the sun, sand, surf and young people from rich families?

TV series, of course!

This new reality series, set in the tony Hamptons community on New York’s Long Island, revolves around a group of college students who work at a restaurant by day and party on summer nights.

“Forever Summer: Hamptons” begins streaming Friday on Amazon Prime.

‘The girl in the picture’

"The girl in the picture" Look at the horrifying mysteries behind the true life story of Suzanne Marie Sevakis.

As far as I know, the best true-crime content will put you in knots along the way to its conclusion – and that’s certainly the case with “Girl in the Picture”.

The documentary begins with a 20-year-old woman named Tonya Hughes, who died in 1990 after being hit by a motorist in Oklahoma City. But who is Hughes really? And does she know her killer?

Netflix certainly continues its reputation for being disruptive but still picks up on true crime projects with this investigation, now streaming.

Two things to listen to

Lizzo (centre) performs on stage during the 2022 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26 in Los Angeles.
It’s “Damn Time” for a Lizzo album – and her aptly named fourth studio album, “Special,” began with that hit single.

According to the singer, she has narrowed down the 200 songs she has written down to 12 that are included on the disc.

“I’ve had a lot going on between individuals, a lot of things happening globally, and I think I need to handle that,” she told SiriusXM’s The Heat. “The way that I handle things is through writing music. So I wrote these songs, but then I just kept going until I found my sweet spot and what the world was like. need to hear.”

“Special” is Friday.

Chicago performs at The Grand Ole Opry on December 15, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Get ready for new music from an American classic. The members of Chicago are marking 55 years performing together with the band’s 38th studio album, “Born for This Moment.”

“I hope that, 55 years from now, listeners will really feel something about our music and our lyrics,” founding member Robert Lamm said in a release for new album. “I mean, we’re all human. We’ve all experienced some variation of the same pain and pleasure at some point in our lives and have something in common. I hope future listeners will really get all of those emotions listening to our music.”

“Born for This Moment” has 14 new songs and will be released on Friday.

One thing to talk about

(From left) Zac Hanson, Isaac Hanson and Taylor Hanson of Hanson visit SiriusXM Studios on May 20 in New York City.

Why are we so old?

It’s been 25 years since Hanson’s hit song “MMMBop” was released (yes, you read that correctly) and brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac are now moms and dads with 15 kids between surname.

Rub!

The old teen heartthrobs spoke to People magazine about their lives now and about the love they continue to receive from fans.

“‘MMMBop’ is something that’s not wrong, and it’s no one else’s message,” Taylor said. “The relationship with the fans that we made with that song continues for many years to come. We’ve always aspired to last.”

Mission Accomplished – I’m humming the song now as I type this.

Something to sip on

Nipsey Hussle performs on stage of the Warner Music Pre-Grammy Party at the NoMad Hotel on February 7, 2019, in Los Angeles.

The constant news of gun violence in our society reminds me that it touches all aspects of our lives in this country.

Hip-hop is often criticized as a means of glorifying violence. These arguments ignore the fact that music often reflects the life experiences of artists, many of whom grew up in inner-city neighborhoods where gun violence has been and can be a part of the mainstream. life.

But as more and more mass shootings occur across America, we’re reminded that this isn’t just an urban problem – and never has been.

Wherever you may live, that’s our problem, and we’ll all have to speak up if there’s hope for change.

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I am passionate about journalism and using new technology to spread news. I am also interested in politics and economics, and I am always looking for ways to make a difference in the world. I am the CEO of Janaseva News, and I am 24 years old.

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