News Trends, News Analysis, News Archive.

Hot Topics Related To `character`

In Internet Explorer versions up to 8, things inside the canvas are inaccessible!

News Timeline

100 Articles About character


Cuban comedian denounces discriminatory policies, attitudes on island

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban comedian Luis Silva, better known as his popular television character Panfilo, denounced discriminatory policies against Cubans in their own country in a Facebook post on Friday, in an unusually strong, public criticism of the government.


Apple says working to fix Telugu script bug causing device crash

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday a bug in some versions of its operating systems is causing its devices to crash when a single character in Telugu, an Indian language, is sent to the device or typed in text editor.


Some Apple iPhones crash on Telugu script bug: report

(Reuters) - A bug in some versions of Apple Inc's operating systems is causing iPhones to crash when a single character in Telugu, an Indian language, is sent to the device or even typed in text editor, the Verge reported on Thursday.

Allergy scene leads to 'Peter Rabbit' boycott

Some parents are saying they will boycott "Peter Rabbit" because of a scene showing a character with a food allergy being attacked with blackberries.

Classical Music

Review: Chicago Symphony Displays Out-of-Character Modesty at Carnegie

Under Riccardo Muti, the orchestra made no huge statements, no overarching themes, during its performances in New York.

Rep. Brooks: Budget is a debt junkie's dream

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) characterizes the budget deal as the "worst piece of legislation" he's voted on while serving in Congress.


Recharged Shiffrin ready for Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is rested and ready to bounce back from the uncharacteristic slump that marked her lead up to the Pyeongchang Olympics, where she is a favorite to win multiple medals in alpine skiing.

Opinion: Trump hires in his own image -- bullies, posers and bad boys

With critics of chief of staff John Kelly calling for his resignation after he supported an accused wife beater who recently resigned from the White House staff, it's time to ask a simple question: How many appalling characters must be wrung out of the West Wing before we recognize that the problem is the man at the top, who sets the tone for the workplace culture?

Trump, Donald J

Opinion: President Trump’s Best People

From Rob Porter to Omarosa Manigault Newman, the Mooch and others. Here is the parade of characters who just couldn’t hold on to their White House jobs.

United States Politics and Government

Subdued Prayer Breakfast Message by Trump Amid White House Turbulence

The president on Thursday delivered a brief and uncharacteristically subdued message of faith and American values to religious leaders.

Psaki: The defense of Porter is indefensible

On Wednesday afternoon, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly described staff secretary Rob Porter as someone he was "proud to serve alongside," and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders described Porter as someone "of the highest integrity and exemplary character."

'Black Panther' pounces onto Marvel's top tier

Black superheroes have reached the screen before, but seeing the collective weight of Marvel/Disney thrown behind a blockbuster like "Black Panther" still feels like a cultural watershed, one that the movie exuberantly embraces. Boasting perhaps the strongest supporting characters yet among Marvel titles, director Ryan Coogler's visually dynamic film should transform a lesser-known comic-book hero into a household name.

'Frasier' actor dies at 77

John Mahoney, a veteran character actor best known for playing the curmudgeonly dog-loving father of the title character in TV's "Frasier," died Monday, his publicist said.

Geyser, Morgan

Teenager in ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Gets 40 Years in Mental Hospital

The teenager, Morgan Geyser, and another girl stabbed a friend 19 times in 2014 in an effort to please the fictional character Slender Man.

2nd teen in 'Slenderman' stabbing gets 40 years in mental institution

A Wisconsin teenager accused of stabbing a classmate in 2014 to win favor with a fictional internet character named "Slenderman" has been ordered to spend 40 years in a mental institution instead of serving jail time.


Nintendo to produce Super Mario animation film with Illumination

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it would team with U.S. film studio Illumination Entertainment to produce an animation film using its Super Mario Bros characters.

International Trade and World Market

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When the Stranger Who Calls Is the American President

President Trump gave an uncharacteristically restrained speech in Davos on Friday. But the world’s political and business leaders remain wary of him.


Character Study: The Pin Chaser in Charge

Jim Farago began working at Van Nest Lanes in the Bronx in 1964. He is now an owner but basically does the same job: Everything.

Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah)

Critic’s Notebook: At Sundance, Films Filled With Fury, Propelled by Outsiders

No single film stood out at this year’s edition, which was chockablock with character-driven movies by filmmakers who are not white men.


Review: The Euphoria of ‘One Day at a Time’

In its second season, available Friday on Netflix, the sitcom is closer to its ideal state of flow, putting character ahead of plot and trusting itself and its moments a little more.

Opinion: Why we see ourselves in 'This Is Us'

Praise and criticism for NBC's acclaimed "This is Us" have ranged from its embrace of diversity to its "feelings-focused" emotional intensity. Tuesday night, Twitter exploded with the reveal of how Jack Pearson, Milo Ventimiglia's beloved character on the show, will die. The show had long since previously let its audience know that Jack was headed for an untimely death, so the anticipation of finding out how has been a major thread of dramatic tension. The reveal is, as Milo Ventimiglia told, "soul-crushing," to the point that his co-star Sterling K. Brown, who has won multiple awards for his portrayal of Ventimiglia's son, took to Twitter to ask fans seriously if they are OK.


Meryl Streep Joins the Cast of ‘Big Little Lies’

Ms. Streep will play the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s character in the second series of the HBO series, which also stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.


The Carpetbagger: They Are Nominees, Hear Them Roar

Eight of the 10 Oscar-nominated actresses this year are over 40. And almost none play a character you would want to cross.

Ginsburg's comments show how much she understands oppression

There is a misconception by some that women of the #MeToo movement relish their characterization as victims. This thinking goes that they were waiting for their chance to board the proverbial bandwagon for 15 minutes of fame -- an approach that is patronizing at best. The truth of the matter is, women acknowledging their membership in this undesirable club is nothing more than an acknowledgment of how deep the roots of oppression can run in a country whose historical soil is fertilized with inequality.


Milosevic the musical - play set to divide Balkans anew

BELGRADE (Reuters) - During his lifetime Slobodan Milosevic divided the peoples of the Balkans. Now, 12 years after he died during his trial for war crimes, the onetime Serbian strongman is set to divide them again - this time as a character in a play.


The Pour: The History of Wine in 442 Podcasts

“I’ll Drink to That” has become an invaluable archive for those interested in some of the great characters and personalities in wine.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Jumps Back Into the G.O.P. Health Care Debate

Urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mr. Kimmel used a favorite character to illustrate his point: the petulant barista.

Kimmel, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Jumps Back Into the Health Care Debate

Urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Mr. Kimmel used a favorite character to illustrate his point: the petulant barista.

Books and Literature

Fiction: Knausgaard’s Seasonal Book Series Continues With a Wintry Mix

The essays in “Winter” have a characteristically Scandinavian focus on darkness, snow, quiet, emptiness and depression.


BRIEF-Xerox- Have Reviewed Letter From Deason And Believe His Assertions And Characterizations Are "False And Misleading"‍​


President, like most Americans, should lose some weight. 10-15 pounds this year, doctor says.

President Donald Trump's doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president's health as "excellent," but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn't get enough exercise.


Opinion: Guess Who’s Coming to ‘Peanuts’

The introduction, 50 years ago, of a black character into the Schulz comic strip was a major social statement.

Democrat Dick Durbin called out Trump for 'racist' comments, but Republicans didn't say what they heard or said they 'do not recall' slurs

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the President.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Pans Trump’s Vulgarity, a Bleep for Other Hosts

Late-night hosts had a hard time making light of President Trump’s derogatory characterization of immigrants from Haiti and Africa.


Character Study: The Squeezebox Surgeon

From a nondescript suburban house in New Jersey, Guenadiy Lazarov runs one of the most heralded accordion repair shops in the business.


Donatella Versace says won't be watching U.S. TV series on brother's murder

MILAN (Reuters) - When a long-awaited U.S. television series about the murder of Gianni Versace hits the small screen in a week's time, one key character will not be watching - the fashion designer's sister Donatella.


Donatella Versace says won't be watching US TV series on brother's murder

MILAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - When a long-awaited U.S. television series about the murder of Gianni Versace hits the small screen in a week's time, one key character will not be watching - the fashion designer's sister Donatella.

Lawmaker claims 'character makeup' makes blacks more susceptible to marijuana

A Kansas state legislator has stepped down from the chairmanship of a Kansas House committee after he said African-Americans were more susceptible to marijuana because of "their character makeup" and "their genetics."


New trainer backs Fury to change public perception

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's new trainer Ben Davison believes the boxer has been harshly judged by the public and will show a different side to his character when he returns to the ring.

Winter (Book)

Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.

The man who fell to Earth

With such otherworldly characters as Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom and Aladdin Sane under his belt, it's no wonder that, in 1976, David Bowie was approached to bring his alien tendencies to the big screen for his first starring role.

The female-focused stories that swept the Globes

A lady bird, a marvelous Mrs., a heroic handmaid, a Missouri mom, and a group of women caught up in some big little lies all took home awards at a Golden Globes ceremony that highlighted and was ruled by strong female characters.

Miss Universe and the Russia probe

In 2013, Donald Trump brought the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow with the help of wealthy developer Aras Agalarov and his son Emin. The men would re-emerge as characters in the Russia investigation after Trump's election to the US presidency. CNN Special Report 'The Trump-Russia Investigation' follows the trail Friday, January 5 at 10 p.m. ET.


Daniel Kaluuya Isn’t Waiting for Your Approval

The breakout star of “Get Out” says he can relate to his character: “Being young, working class and black, everything you do is policed.”

Neon in Daylight (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Neon in Daylight’ Lights Up Ambivalence With Shades of Didion and Others

Hermione Hoby’s first novel is about characters struggling to connect to their desires in the months before Hurricane Sandy hits New York.

Trump administration to continue to withhold military aid to Pakistan

The White House said Monday that it will continue to withhold $255 million in military aid to Pakistan out of frustration over what it has characterized as Islamabad's obstinance in confronting terrorist networks.

Trump, Donald J

Op-Ed Columnist: Why I’m Still a NeverTrumper

A president’s character matters, no matter which policies he champions.

50 minutes of unreleased 'Breakfast Club' scenes

Ally Sheedy's character in "The Breakfast Club" was even weirder than you thought.

Midtown Area (Manhattan, NY)

Character Study: Running an Indie Bookstore, With Churchillian Resolve

By selling rare Churchill books to wealthy buyers, Barry Singer, 60, has kept his midtown shop open for 34 years.


How Billy Crudup Plays 19 People in a One-Man Show

Billy Crudup explains how he becomes 19 characters in David Cale’s play “Harry Clarke,” which follows a shy Midwesterner as he reinvents himself as a Cockney Englishman.


The Women Who Run the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

The members of the Lucasfilm story group are fulfilling fans’ expectations — and creating meaningful female characters while they’re at it.

Surfacing 2018

5 Offbeat Communities: Micronationalists, Mildly Offensive Fiber Artists and More

What do our readers care about? Some like to construct characters and recreate imaginary worlds, while others like to crochet mildly offensive sayings onto a quilt.

HHS responds to CDC banned words report

Matt Lloyd, a spokesman for Health and Human Services, says that a Washington Post story claiming the CDC is banned from using seven words in budget documents was a "mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process."


Don’t Be the Parent You See in Holiday Films

Beloved characters in some of our favorite holiday films set truly poor examples. What were they thinking?


Kit Harington Isn’t Trying to Compete With ‘Game of Thrones’

Mr. Harington discusses “Gunpowder,” his new historical thriller on HBO, and what his character does and doesn’t share with Jon Snow.

The Alabama Senate race in 280 characters

CNN Opinion is curating tweets from commentators on the Alabama Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore.


French government dampens Corsican nationalists' autonomy hopes

PARIS (Reuters) - France's government on Tuesday ruled out major concessions towards autonomy sought by Corsica's nationalists after they won a regional election, but said it was open to talks that took account of the island's distinctive character.


Investigators search for clues in attempted New York subway bombing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators are searching for reasons a Bangladeshi man set off a bomb strapped to his body in a New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour in what is being characterized as an attempted terrorist attack.


'Soup Nazi' company's former CFO pleads guilty to tax evasion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of a company that licensed the name and recipes of the chef who inspired the tyrannical “Soup Nazi” character on the TV comedy “Seinfeld” pleaded guilty on Monday to tax evasion, according to court records.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics

The idea that a candidate’s character doesn’t matter is pervasive and pernicious.


Rian Johnson expanding 'Star Wars' for new trilogy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As "Star Wars" fans gear up for "The Last Jedi," the anticipated next installment in the Skywalker series, its star and writer-director shed some light on how the franchise was mapping a future beyond the beloved characters.

From Princess to General: How Many Times Can Leia Save the Galaxy?

She’s one of the most powerful figures in her galaxy — and one of the most iconic characters in our galaxy. A brief history of Leia Organa.


Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

(Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.


UPDATE 2-Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

Dec 4 (Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.


Leia leads resistance in Carrie Fisher's final 'Star Wars' film

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher's final performance as the beloved Leia in "Star Wars" puts the character on the front lines in a dark new chapter that reaches theaters this month, leaving a galactic hole to fill after the sudden death of the actress a year ago.

Kutin, Naomi

Character Study: Meet ‘Supergirl,’ the World’s Strongest Teenager

Naomi Kutin, 16, is an Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey with a knack for setting powerlifting records.


The long winter: 'Game of Thrones' fans in four-day viewing marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones," but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series' 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat.

News and News Media

Mediator: A Failure of the Network News Star System

What did Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and Bill O’Reilly have in common? They were encouraged to be larger-than-life characters before their sudden falls.

Roy Moore's Alabama court ouster rooted in credibility questions

President Donald Trump and Alabama's Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore have put Moore's veracity and character on the line. Last year, so did a special Alabama court that removed him from office.


He Knows Bikini Bottom. Now He Gets to Swim There.

“It’s a little freaky” how much the energetic actor Ethan Slater seems like the title character he plays in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.”

Brennan, Walter

The New Generation of Character Actors

Once strictly supporting names, these performers have now emerged as key players in a changing Hollywood.

Cooking and Cookbooks

On Dessert: What Children — and Parents — Can Learn From Baking Together

A bonding activity that builds joy and character.


How Pixar Made Sure ‘Coco’ Was Culturally Conscious

With a white director and a story based on a traditional Mexican holiday, the studio (mostly) pre-empted controversy through uncharacteristic collaborations.

How this 'Simpsons' character pushed stereotypes

Comedian Hari Kondabolu is taking on Apu, the Indian convenience store owner on "The Simpsons." He explains how the character has reinforced negative stereotypes about Indians for decades.


Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

Before Harvey Fierstein came along, most gay-themed plays featured characters who were either closeted or bitter or suicidal, and usually all three.


A New ‘She’s Gotta Have It’: Spike Lee’s Feminist Breakthrough

Critics have long noted Mr. Lee’s “woman problem.” But in his new Netflix series, based on his 1986 film, he has created his most nuanced female character yet.

'The Blacklist' kills off fan favorite

"The Blacklist" killed off a beloved character Wednesday night that you can be assured is actually dead.

How Louis C.K. teaches us about art vs. artist

In the latest episode of "This Is Us," the character of Kevin -- struggling with an addiction to pain killers -- urges an assembly at his old high school not to admire him just because he's a popular actor.


Sam Rockwell grapples with race and anger in 'Three Billboards'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a San Francisco native, Sam Rockwell says he doesn't know why he gets offered roles to play "a lot of rednecks and country guys," but he's taking the opportunity to try to understand complex, unlovable male characters.


Japan sees 60 percent chance of La Niña pattern emerging by end of winter

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Friday that some characteristics of a La Niña weather pattern are continuing and that it sees a 60 percent chance of La Niña weather conditions emerging by the end of winter.


Wines of The Times: Cabernet Franc and the Finger Lakes: Made for Each Other

With the fresh, spicy character typical of cool-climate viticulture, the red-wine grape shows another face of American winemaking.

More LGBTQ characters on TV than ever before

While TV is doing better than it ever has in terms of LGBTQ representation, there's still room for improvement.


LGBT characters on U.S. TV at record highs

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The number of lesbian, gay and transgender characters on U.S. television shows have reached record highs, and campaign group GLAAD said on Thursday that their stories were more important than ever given moves in the United States to roll back LGBT acceptance.


China's Xi fetes Trump on first day of Beijing trip

BEIJING (Reuters) - With lavish pageantry and an uncharacteristic personal flourish, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday rolled out a red carpet welcome for U.S President Donald Trump at the Forbidden City, the ancient home of China's emperors.

Twitter is now 280 characters. Here's how to not be annoying

Ships and Shipping

Too Big to Sail? A Plan for Venice’s Cruise-Ship Armada

The plan, approved after years of debate, tries to balance preserving the city’s character with a desire for tourist spending.

Kidwell Burger, Otis

Character Study: A West Village Warrior Fights, and Writes, On

Otis Kidwell Burger, 93, holds a Sunday evening poetry salon in her homey West Village townhouse, where she has lived for nearly 60 years.

'Stranger Things' under fire for kiss

"Stranger Things" fans slam creators Matt and Ross Duffer for an unscripted kiss between two teenage characters in the Season 2 finale.

Twitter just doubled its character limit and people are not happy


Tweeting in 280 Characters? Now You Can Do It, Too

The social media service is doubling its character limit for almost all users, a major change that it hopes will spur more activity across Twitter.


Twitter to roll out 280-character tweets worldwide

(Reuters) - Microblogging website Twitter Inc , known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world.

Welcome to a world with 280-character tweets


Review: ‘Uncommon Sense’ Looks at Life on the Autism Spectrum

With nonverbal characters and savants, a new play demonstrates just how broad and multicolored that spectrum is.

Trump, Donald J

Rogue Twitter Employee Briefly Shuts Down Trump’s Account

Amid a presidency that has seemed, at times, to be conducted primarily in 140-character pieces, it was a seismic event when a Twitter worker deactivated the account.

Opinion: Company Trump keeps reveals him

For a man with such bright ambitions, Donald Trump sure keeps himself in shady company. First there are all the guys with connections to Russia and its former satellites -- like Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Michael Flynn, and Felix Sater. Then there are the fringe political characters like Roger Stone, Sebastian Gorka, Steve Bannon, and the late Roy Cohn. In choosing over the years to ally himself with these men, with their murky dealings and extremist ways, Donald Trump tells us who he is. Examine the men whose company Trump keeps and you will know him.

Women and Girls

Feature: Greta Gerwig’s Radical Confidence

In her directorial debut, the writer and actress has created a character rarely seen onscreen: a young girl who loves herself.

Step back to the 1960s in New York's retro TWA Lounge

The 1960s were the height of aviation's Jet Age -- a glamorous era characterized by faster travel, stylish uniforms, streamlined design and cocktails aplenty.

Opinion: Spacey chose to engage a toxic myth

The President of the United States is enmeshed in scandal this week. So is Kevin Spacey. It feels a characteristic irony of 2017 that even as a real-life President fights allegations that could remove him from office, our most notorious fictional President is removed from the air. Netflix announced on Wednesday that "House of Cards," in which Kevin Spacey plays the corrupt President Underwood, will not be renewed for further seasons. That Spacey is now facing accusations of serious sexual misconduct, Netflix assures us, is purely coincidental.

Catalonia (Spain)

Op-Ed Contributor: The Catalan Martyr vs. the Spanish Strongman

The drama in Catalonia has featured two very familiar characters from Spanish politics. Will it end in tragedy?


Top Republican senator testifies for Menendez at bribery trial

(Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham testified on Thursday as a character witness on behalf of Democratic colleague Bob Menendez, who is on trial on federal corruption charges in Newark, New Jersey.