Chinese cultural and tourism companies are moving to gain a strong foothold in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, betting that the 11-city cluster will drive a new round of growth in the sectors with its preferential policies and massive market scale. Online travel agency Ctrip said it is working with some Bay Area city governments on developing tourism products and enhancing the quality of local tourism. For example, it is studying with Zhuhai's Hengqin New Area the possibility of launching a "City Pass", a kind of prepaid ticket booklet with which tourists can visit sites in Zhuhai and the neighboring city of Macao. Ctrip is also cooperating with Guangzhou's Nansha district on an offline tourist consultation center. The online travel services provider said it will be responsible for operation, marketing and staff training of the facility, which is expected to come into service this year. "The cultural and tourism guidelines issued by the government in late … [Read more...] about Businesses say the Bay Area is a sure bet
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Superheroes are everywhere these days, and people couldn’t be happier about it. They’ve always been a staple of popular culture, even when they were predominantly confined to the pages of comic books. But now they’re in TV shows on almost every major network, and starring in some of the top grossing movies of all time—in 2016 alone, 5 of the top 10 grossing movies so far have been superhero-focused ( Captain America: Civil War, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, and X-Men: Apocalypse ). Meanwhile, the CW continues its stronghold on the DC Universe with shows like Arrow , The Flash and Supergirl , which premieres its second season on October 10th at 8/7c. So, why is it that so many people are drawn to superheroes in the first place? Modern Myths For centuries, human culture has relied on myths as a central institution. Mythology serves a number of functions, including tying a group of people together, passing down of traditions, and perhaps … [Read more...] about Cape appeal: the psychology of superhero fandom
Spoiler alert: This is not another academic’s diatribe against Donald Trump . I'm not qualified as a political commentator outside the privacy of my own home (and even there, my political wisdom is often regarded as ranting). Instead, what I'm going to say is more along the lines of the book Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, in which author Lynne Truss complains about the dangers of imprecise use of punctuation. If you haven’t read her amusing book, it opens up with a story about a panda who enters a bar, orders something to eat, then pulls out a gun, fires off several rounds, and heads for the exit. When the waiter screams out: “Why?” the panda throws him a poorly edited book on panda behavior, and says “look it up.” Sure enough, the panda is described therein as "a large black-and-white mammal from China that eats shoots and leaves," but regrettably, a sloppy editor had placed a comma after the word eats. This morning I was listening to an NPR discussion of Donald Trump’s … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump an Alpha Male?
Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson speculated on why National Guard troops remain in Washington, DC, even though the incident they were there to respond to took place nearly two months ago. According to Carlson, there were there to prop up the Biden administration. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: Oh, liberals are a fearful group. The list of things American liberals are afraid of can fill an entire shelf of volume, someone should write them down, and actually, it would make an amusing reference set. The Encyclopedia of Liberal Neuroses: Unabridged. Absolutely everything upsets liberals, agitates them, inflames their allergies. Nature itself is a terrifying experience for liberals, because they can’t control it. It’s got all of these sex differences and climate fluctuations. Liberals like this are the ones that you see sporting their little paper obedience masks while they exercise outside on a windy day. They’ll pass you on their … [Read more...] about FNC’s Carlson: ‘The Troops Are in the Capital for Political Reasons — They’re There to Prop Up the Regime’
Supplied Coming 2 America is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Coming 2 America Eddie Murphy returns to one of his most iconic roles in this aptly-titled sequel to his 1988 comedy Coming to America . He plays Prince Akeem, now set to become the king of his homeland Zamunda. However, his ascendance to the crown is complicated when he is informed by an ailing King Joffer that Akeem has a long-lost son in Queens, New York. In the midst of trying to challenge gender roles in Zamunda, so that he can potentially pass on the royalty to one of his three daughters, Akeem travels to Queens to try and convince his son Lavelle to return with him to Zamunda. It is directed by Craig Brewer, who most recently directed Murphy to a Golden Globe nomination in Dolemite is My Name . Releases today. READ MORE: Neon's ZeroZeroZero, Disney+'s The Mighty Ducks series among March's must see TV Twenty binge-watchable reasons why this week won't be as bad as you think TV … [Read more...] about The best shows and movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video this week