New this week: Lizzo, 'Criminal Minds' and 'The Woman King'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an live posthumous album from Tom Petty, the criminal profile spinoff series “Criminal Minds: Evolution,” a documentary about the plucky Mars Rover Opportunity and a TV series that focuses on the backstage melodrama at the Chippendale’s male strip clubs.
Minnesota Ojibwe harvest sacred, climate-imperiled wild rice
Wild rice, or manoomin in Ojibwe, is sacred to Indigenous peoples in the Great Lakes region because it’s part of their creation story and because for centuries, even a handful made a difference between life and starvation during harsh winters.
Elton John credits Ryan White's family with saving his life
The singer told the crowd at his concert at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday that spending time around White’s family caused him to make changes in his life. White was from Indiana. White died in Indianapolis at age 18 on April 8, 1990.news.yahoo.com
'Good Night Oppy' will tell the story of a Mars rover that refused to give up
NASA has announced plans for a new film highlighting the journey of the Mars Opportunity rover. The feature-length documentary produced by Amazon Studios will be titled "Good Night Oppy," according to Robert Z. Pearlman with Space.com. We're thrilled to work with Amazon to bring the story of Oppy and her humans to global audiences of all ages." Engineers at NASA's JPL attempted to reach the rover on Feb. 12, 2019, to no avail. Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said it was "innovation and determination that made Oppy's journey possible," according to Pearlman.chron.com
Amazon, Amblin documentary 'Good Night Oppy' to tell Mars rover's story
"Good Night Oppy," an upcoming documentary from Amazon Studios and Amblin Television and directed by Ryan White, will tell the story of NASA's Opportunity Mars rover and the people who created it. "Good Night Oppy," an upcoming feature-length documentary produced by Amazon Studios, Film 45, Amblin Television and Tripod Media, will tell the story of Opportunity, one of NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rovers, and the connection that grew between the robotic explorer and the people who built and ran it. The story of "Good Night Oppy," according to Amazon Studios, is "one of a robot traveling a planet on her own, but driven (literally) by the connection and extreme bond that formed between human and machine." Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is creating visual effects for the documentary, which promises to transport viewers to Mars alongside Opportunity. "The innovation and determination that made Oppy's journey possible, and the spirit of discovery that drives the team at JPL, are an inspiration," said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.space.com