Jorge and Anfisa Arkhipchenko on ’90 Day Fiance’ 2017 Update

(Facebook) On 90 Day Fiance, Jorge and his then-girlfriend Anfisa Arkhipchenko had many ups and downs when she finally came to America. Jorge apparently led her to believe that he was in a better financial state than he was and Anfisa has expensive tastes. She wanted to model, enjoy life and be showered with luxury items, but Jorge couldn’t always afford this. In turn, the couple had many fights and Anfisa was criticized by many viewers, along with fellow cast members, about her “immature behavior” and “treatment” of Jorge. Fortunately for Anfisa, she did have support from a couple of her cast members, including Jorge. When Jorge and Anfisa were… Read More

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After 8 years, Hawaii sees decline in homelessness rate

JUSTIN PHILLIPS, INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN SERVICES: Morning guys, anybody need medical attention? MEGAN THOMPSON: on a Monday morning, Justin Phillips sets out with a small medical team to offer aid to Hawaii’s homeless. JUSTIN PHILLIPS: What’s up? You can always call me. I’ll try to help if I can. MEGAN THOMPSON: Phillips directs outreach for the Institute for Human Services, the state’s largest homeless services provider. His first stop — a sidewalk encampment stretching two blocks near downtown Honolulu. Phillips knows what it’s like to sleep on these streets. About a decade ago, he struggled with addiction and was homeless too. JUSTIN PHILLIPS: I come out here with an understanding… Read More

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“Filipineza” doesn’t mean “servant”: Notes of witness from an immigrant daughter

“If I became the brown woman mistaken for a shadow, please tell your people I’m a tree.” — from “Filipineza” by Bino A. Realuyo One family, two mail order brides When I first met my beloved stepmother, it was on a computer screen. Her tinged-brown face was shrouded by the limelight’s glow. We stood in my family’s old blue house on Neptune Avenue, the one that was inevitably foreclosed in 2009 and sat on the southern edges of Los Angeles, near the streets of Compton. Carson, for all that I have known it, has always been a Filipinotown, and my father, an immigrant, an ex-meth addict, son of a war… Read More

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‘On the Seventh Day’ Review: Jim McKay’s First Movie in a Decade is the Summer’s Surprise Crowdpleaser

The most satisfying aspect of “On the Seventh Day,” Jim McKay‘s first feature in 12 years, stems from the way it combines a simple premise with profound concerns. Set across one week in the life of a Mexican immigrant in Brooklyn, it harkens back to classic neorealist traditions by providing a window into the everyday challenges of a lower-class existence all too often ignored in mainstream cinema. At the same time, it positions the drama as a feel-good crowdpleaser, a rousing sports movie about characters trapped by their surroundings and galvanized by their communal spirit. It doesn’t take long to establish the plight of José (Fernando Cardona, a non-professional newcomer… Read More

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Grab The Tissues: Barb Isn't Coming Back To Stranger Things

Anyone still holding out for Barb’s return to Netflix’ Stranger Things is about to get hit hard with a major dose of reality courtesy of the show’s executive producer. The AV Club reports that Shawn Levy confirmed Barb’s fate during a Facebook Live event, saying that the show’s team sought to specifically avoid “fan service-based decisions” in the second season. Unfortunately for those still seeking justice for Barb, Levy says that the show’s first season made it pretty clear that she didn’t survive her jaunt to the Upside Down. The footage of Barb’s untimely end doesn’t stop fans from approaching Levy and questioning the character’s fate, however. “I’ve had a… Read More

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