Jury Award $450,000 to Man Fired from Unwanted Birthday Party at Office

A Kentucky man who was fired days after suffering a panic attack over an unwanted birthday party at work was awarded $450,000 by a jury last month for his lost wages and emotional distress. The man, Kevin Berling, had been working at the Gravity Diagnostics medical laboratory in Covington, Ky. for about 10 months, and …

‘Birthday Candles’ Review: Another Year, Another Cake, Another

Repetition can make the magic happen: if you repeat a word or a phrase enough, it gives new life, fresh meaning. Or repetition can strip the tongue until only empty rhythms and sounds remain. The words are so funny. Noah Haidle’s “Birthday Candles”, which opened on Broadway at the American Airlines Theater on Sunday night, …

Debra Messing Can Get Aged Easily In ‘Birthday Candles’. cooking it

During the pandemic quarantine, Messing caught the “Real Housewives” shows and tried out the ukulele. She also read the script of “Birthday Candles” she. Some parts came easily to him; identified with the passion and breadth of young Ernestine. The collapse of middle-aged Ernestine’s marriage, her experiences of loss – these also resonated. But what …

People Magazine’s Early Cover Celebrates Betty White’s 100th Birthday

For months, editors of People magazine had focused on the issue. betty white for the year-end cover letter. Her 100th birthday was approaching on January 17, and readers always seemed to warm to her self-deprecating, somewhat mischievous observations. Ms. White, who has been a favorite of social media in recent years, has appealed to everyone, …

Celebrating Dostoevsky’s 200th Birthday – The New York Times

In his late 20s, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was arrested for reading banned books. A death sentence was commuted at the last moment and instead he was exiled for four years in a Siberian prison camp called Katorga. “The unbearable intimacy of summer; “The unbearable cold of winter,” he wrote. “The dirt on the floors is an …