What’s ahead for franchises, theaters

Timothee Chalamet stars in Warner Bros.’ “Dune.” Warner Bros. Mean girls, Spider-Women and sandworms will headline the 2024 box office — and they’ll have to do some heavy lifting. The March 1 release of “Dune: Part Two,” the delayed and much-anticipated follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 science fiction epic is expected to attract hordes of moviegoers. It’s arguably the most […]

China’s many systemic problems dominate its outlook for 2024 | George Magnus

There were contrasting reactions when the US rating agency Moody’s downgraded China’s A1 credit rating outlook from stable to negative last month. Financial markets, focused on the economy, paid it barely any attention. Chinese state media, looking at the politics, saw red. Global Times called it “biased and unprofessional”. A few days later, the Ministry of State Security issued a […]

The unusual trend of the ozone hole in 2023 in the Copernicus animation

The 2023 ozone hole in Antarctica has completed its cycle after a series of ups and downs and twists that surprised the experts. It was about the seventh longest on record according to data from Copernicusthe European Union’s Earth observation program which he shared on X timelapse animation of this year’s performance: “The 2023 Southern Hemisphere ozone hole finally closed […]