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How writing ‘made us human’—an ’emotional history’ from ancient Iraq to the present day

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Evidence suggests that writing was invented in southern Iraq sometime before 3000BC. But what happened next? Anyone interested in this question will find How Writing Made Us Human by Walter Stephens both an enjoyable and stimulating read. It offers what it calls an "emotional history" of writing, chiefly referencing academics and writers in the Western tradition.

Meek Mill Gets Emotional as He Discusses Impact of Penn. Probation Law

Meek Mill is seeing the impact of his advocacy with the Reform Alliance firsthand. On Friday, the rap star joined Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro during a press conference after the governor signed SB838, a new probation reform bill, which limits the length of probation and prevents people from being sent back to jail for minor violations. Mill reflected on the fact that every time he crossed from New York to New Jersey to pick up his son for school during his probation, he was “committing crime the whole time due…

Remembering Andre Braugher: Joe Lo Truglio and Terry Crews pen emotional notes

Andre Braugher, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his roles on the series `Homicide: Life on the Street` and `Brooklyn 99`, died Monday at age 61. Andre Braugher was most loved for his role as the strict Captain Raymond Holt on the police procedural comedy show `Brooklyn Nine-Nine`. The show starred Andy Samberg in a pivotal role as `Detective Jake Peralta. His character`s stoic personality and deep sense of right and wrong made him an instant favourite of the show. Andre Braugher also worked closely with Joe Lo…

Using this Motorola folding phone was an emotional rollercoaster

Joe Maring / Digital Trends In psychology, there is something called “affective ambivalence,” where two opposite emotions are experienced almost at the same time. It perfectly sums up the rollercoaster of feelings I’ve had for the Motorola Razr Plus since returning to it. One moment I absolutely love it, but then it deeply frustrates me due to something silly or something Motorola should have fixed by now. But then I check how much it costs, and I go right back to being astonished by it. Yes, my time with the…

Joe Jonas gets emotional as his daughters watch him perform

Joe Jonas got emotional as he performed a special song for his two daughters, reported People. The Jonas Brothers performed in their home state of New Jersey, with his family in attendance. His father Kevin Sr. was spotted in the crowd with the 34-year-old`s two kids, Delphine (17 months) and Willa (3 years). Joe was teary-eyed during their performance of the song, which each brother has dedicated to their children. It`s not the first time the song has made the father of two cry. Joe took a special minute during a…

Earth Mama review – a piercingly emotional portrait of motherhood in difficult times | Film

Here is a deeply felt social-realist movie performed with integrity and calm by west coast rapper and musician Tia Nomore making her acting debut and writer-director Savanah Leaf – herself making her feature directing debut, having developed this project from a short film made with Taylor Russell. Leaf is a former music video director and, London-born, competed in the 2012 London Olympics as a volleyball player and so, remarkably, becomes the first Team GB graduate to make a film for the ultra-hip studio A24.Nomore plays…

Jamie Foxx makes emotional first public appearance since illness amid sexual assault lawsuit

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeJamie Foxx reflected on surviving a medical emergency earlier this year during an emotional speech at an awards show in Los Angeles on Monday.In April, the actor was admitted to hospital over a mysterious “medical complication”, according to a statement at the time from his daughter, Corinne.As reported by People, Foxx welled up as he told the LA audience: “I want to thank everybody.…

Macaulay Culkin Gets Emotional After Reuniting With “Home Alone” Co-Star At Hollywood Walk Of Fame

All of us millennials’ inner children are healing now, thanks to Macaulay Culkin, who created some of our favorite 1990s Christmas memories.The 43-year-old actor, who played little Kevin McCallister in the two first Home Alone movies, was recently honored at the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star.Taking to the stage in front of family and many famous friends on Friday (December 1) to accept the honor, Macaulay thanked Brenda Song, the former Suite Life of Zack & Cody actress and the mother of his two children.“You…

Macaulay Culkin Got Super Emotional After Reuniting With Home Alone Mom Catherine O’Hara At His Walk Of Fame Ceremony

When thinking of “former child stars,” it’s’ likely that Macaulay Culkin, known for his role as Kevin McCallister in two of the best Christmas Movies of all time, Home Alone and its sequel, Lost in New York, comes to mind. Despite a decline in his fame over the years, the Good Son performer is among several former child stars who continue to work in the industry. Recently, the actor experienced an emotional reunion with his on-screen mom, Catherine O’Hara, during the unveiling of his Hollywood Walk of Fame star. The…