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Sunday June 27th, 2021 night edition

image for 20 years of a Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece: Why 'Spirited Away' is the greatest animated film of all time

Throughout its existence, the celebrated Japanese studio has produced multiple masterpieces like Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies and Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbour Totoro among several others.

Through the use of soft world-building, Miyazaki constructs a memorable heterotopic environment that is infinitely nuanced and densely packed with mysterious entities that we don’t quite know or understand.

These magical creations linger on in our minds long after the film is over, shaping our own memories of the indelible experience of witnessing Miyazaki’s mastery.

Miyazaki explained: “I created a heroine who is an ordinary girl, someone with whom the audience can sympathise.

Children can relate to Chihiro’s feelings of alienation and loneliness brought on by her father’s transfer to an unknown town.

More mature audiences have found Miyazaki’s film to be an intellectual commentary on the excesses of consumerism (Chihiro’s parents literally turn into pigs).

In many ways, Spirited Away symbolises Miyazaki’s hope for a secret world that still exists somewhere without being tarnished by modernity. »

Police Killed A "Good Samaritan" Who Fatally Shot A Gunman Who Had Killed A Cop

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Johnny Hurley "undoubtedly saved many lives" when he killed a shooting suspect, only to be fatally shot himself by police responders in Colorado.

Colleen Slevin / AP About 30 police cars line up for a procession on June 21 in honor of an officer who was fatally shot in Arvada, Colorado.

A "good Samaritan" shot a man who ambushed and killed a Colorado police officer, likely saving other lives, only to be fatally shot himself by responding officers, officials confirmed Friday. »

Indigenous community member upset to see Catholic church in Hedley burned down, the second in the Similkameen region - Penticton News

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The two fires come after churches were burned on Osoyoos Indian Band and Penticton Indian Band lands last Monday.

ORIGINAL: 8:30 a.m. Two more Catholic churches located on reserve land in the Similkameen region were burned to the ground early Saturday morning.

St. Ann's Church, located just east of Hedley on Upper Similkameen Indian Band land, and the Lower Similkameen Indian Band church east of Keremeos were destroyed. »

From Spears to Spice: Spamalot Alters Britney Lyric

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A lyric has been changed in the Broadway, London, Las Vegas and touring productions of the Tony-winning musical Monty Python's Spamalot.

The Associated Press reports that a reference to the much-in-the-news Britney Spears has been removed from the song "Diva's Lament," which is performed by the Lady of the Lake.

About the change, Spamalot co-creator Eric Idle had this to say to AP via e-mail: "Because we don't laugh at sad people. »