'Willow' review: Warwick Davis returns in Lucasfilm's series sequel for Disney+

‘Willow’ review: Warwick Davis returns in Lucasfilm’s series sequel for Disney+

CNN  —  Disney’s press materials refer to the original 1988 movie “Willow” as “beloved,” which despite its admirers feels like nostalgic inflation of a pretty generic George Lucas-plotted fantasy that provided an early directing showcase for Ron Howard. Setting that aside, a Disney+ revival series isn’t without its charms, in a more contemporary narrative that…

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Experiencing Hong Kong's snake safari

Experiencing Hong Kong’s snake safari

Editor’s Note: Monthly Ticket is a CNN Travel series that spotlights some of the most fascinating topics in the travel world. In October, we shift our focus to the offbeat, highlighting everything from (allegedly) haunted spaces to abandoned places. Hong Kong CNN  —  A fraction of a second after William Sargent’s torch light catches the…

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Why Dean Martin's still so cool

Why Dean Martin’s still so cool

Editor’s Note: CNN Contributor Bob Greene is a best-selling author whose books include “Late Edition: A Love Story” and “And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship.” Story highlights Bob Greene says the coolness of Dean Martin seamlessly crosses generations He says the crooner’s calm, cool delivery slows everything down…

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Nelly Cheboi, who creates computer labs for Kenyan schoolchildren, is CNN's Hero of the Year

Nelly Cheboi, who creates computer labs for Kenyan schoolchildren, is CNN’s Hero of the Year

CNN  —  Nelly Cheboi, who in 2019 quit a lucrative software engineering job in Chicago to create computer labs for Kenyan schoolchildren, is the 2022 CNN Hero of the Year. Online voters selected her from among this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes. Cheboi’s nonprofit, TechLit Africa, has provided thousands of students across rural Kenya with…

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