Fifteen years after Toy Story started a technological revolution in
Hollywood, Buzz Lightyear, Woody and friends are back on the big screen
again. The film continues the adventures of a boy and his box of toys,
although it is a time for change.
A New York hotel has created a new travel niche: birth tourism. The
Marmara Manhattan offers "an exclusive package for new mothers who wish
to give birth in the USA," with the additional bonus of the newborn
child getting US citizenship.
Jordan Romero's team set off from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, last
month, to go to the Chinese side of the mountain. Nepal insists that
anyone planning to climb Mount Everest must be 16, but China does not
impose any age restrictions.
Last night in Los Angeles, Mo'Nique won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her portrait of a terrifying mother in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire." Meanwhile, in Oakland, Kwanda Hood survived a terrifying mother and became a good mother.
The expression "to wipe the slate clean" means "to agree to start again" with a relationship. The term comes from the Latin tabula rasa. The Romans wrote on tablets covered in slate and wax, and the entire slate could be erased for reuse afterwards.