Women take center stage at powerful Globes ceremony:
The Golden Globes delivered a powerful, concerted message about and from women, addressing sexual harassment and gender inequity. Yet they also highlighted the at-times awkward challenge of tackling such sobering issues within an award-show format.
NBC’s red-carpet hosts insisted even before the show began that the Globes still possessed a celebratory feel, despite the sexual-harassment shadow that hung over an event where accused predator Harvey Weinstein once held sway. Yet strictly as a TV show, the telecast struggled to find the proper balance, delivering an anthem-like statement from its female winners while experiencing lapses in pacing, entertainment and the lighter moments that tend to punctuate such affairs.
Seth Meyers, who hosted the ceremony, certainly set just the right tone in his opening monologue — one that spent far more time on the harassment issue than national politics, although President Trump, naturally, didn’t come away unscathed.
Oprah Winfrey: ‘For too long women have not been heard or believed’:
Oprah Winfrey accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award on Sunday night at the Golden Globes with a message to the young girls watching: “A new day is on the horizon.”
The media mogul’s message came during a Golden Globes ceremony notable for being the first major award show since Hollywood first began addressing rampant sexual harassment against women in the entertainment industry and beyond.
This year’s ceremony was one of the most political yet and saw the red carpet awash with A-list actresses wearing black.
Axios: Trump’s official West Wing schedule getting shorter:
President Donald Trump’s official schedule in the White House has gotten shorter since the beginning of his presidency.
The news site Axios obtained private schedules that list Trump as having “executive time” in the Oval Office from about 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day, but really the President often spends that time in his residence, watching TV, tweeting and making phone calls.
The schedules Axios refers to in its report are used internally in the White House and are more detailed than those released publicly, the news site reports.
More recently, Trump has often started his time in the Oval Office at around 11 a.m. or later, CNN has observed, and he has often tweeted from the residence in the morning and mentioned TV shows in some of those tweets.
How parents tackle bedtime around the world:
It’s a precious moment for families around the world when twilight falls, children yawn and bedtime routines engage.
Yet the places where children sleep, the time they lay down at night and even how they prepare for shut-eye vary across cultures.
Even differences in children’s bedrooms around the world can be striking, as inVenice-basedphotographer James Mollison’s photo series “Where Children Sleep,” which has been adapted into a book
Though it has been nearly seven years since the series was published, the photographs still spark conversation as they turn a lens to bedtime around the globe.
East Coast brrraces for more chill, but warmer weather on the way:
More than 20 million Midwesterners are under a winter weather advisory through Monday morning, while parts of wildfire-ravaged California will see the mixed blessing of heavy rain this week.
Meanwhile, an ice storm keeps hammering the Northeast.
Up to a quarter-inch of ice is expected to accumulate as freezing rain spreads from the Missouri Valley through the Ohio and Tennessee valleys into parts of the Mid-Atlantic.