He’s the star of Star Trek: Picard, but did you also know Sir Patrick Stewart is also a classically trained actor who has performed Shakespeare on Broadway and London’s West End?
Now, for a few soothing moments each day, you can tune in to social media to watch and listen to Stewart reading the sonnets of William Shakespeare.
Stewart appears each day from his living room, dressed casually and comfortably, like he’s just here to hang out with you.
This doesn’t seem to be a live event with a set time. It looks more like a daily upload, under the hashtag #ASonnetADay, which you can follow.
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Stream Star Trek: Picard for FREE!
Season One of Star Trek: Picard is now available to stream for free on CBS All Access. You can watch on a web browser, or through most streaming devices — including a smart TV, Roku, Chromecast, or Fire Stick.
You’ll need to create an account at CBS.com — and unfortunately it looks like you’ll have to fill in the billing section with your credit card info, and remember to cancel before the end of a 30-day free trial.
Just enter the promo code GIFT during the sign-up process to get access without having to pay for the first month. It isn’t clear whether only the Picard series is unlocked, or if you have access to everything for a month.
The promo code is said to be good through April 23rd, so don’t wait to long!
Read the sonnets of Shakespeare and others for free
Check out this archive of sonnets from Shakespeare and others.
Or just read two of our favorites, below.
When forty winters shall besiege thy brow,
And dig deep trenches in thy beauty’s field,
Thy youth’s proud livery so gazed on now,
Will be a totter’d weed of small worth held:
Then being asked, where all thy beauty lies,
Where all the treasure of thy lusty days;
To say, within thine own deep sunken eyes,
Were an all-eating shame, and thriftless praise.
How much more praise deserv’d thy beauty’s use,
If thou couldst answer ‘This fair child of mine
Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse,’
Proving his beauty by succession thine!
This were to be new made when thou art old,
And see thy blood warm when thou feel’st it cold.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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The online bingo game challenges players to order takeout and delivery from five area restaurants for a chance to win prizes
MailChimp video producer Mariana Novak, with help from tech entrepreneur and restaurant consultant Ted Golden, created Atlanta Food Bingo to drive more business to area restaurants reeling from COVID-19 shutdowns and layoffs. The contact-free, online bingo game challenges players to order takeout and delivery from five area restaurants over a two-week period. Once bingo is achieved, players are entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes, like a chef’s table experience from Local Three or a $150 gift card from Brush Sushi Izakaya.
The first round kicks off today and runs through Monday, April 13.
When Novak moved to Atlanta from California in 2017 to pursue work as an actor within Georgia’s burgeoning film and television industry, she paid the rent by working as a server for a few months at chef Hugh Acheson’s Empire State South in Midtown. She says the friendships she formed there, and throughout Atlanta’s restaurant industry, prompted her to take action to the help former colleagues and friends caught up in the COVID-19 layoffs.
“As this whole COVID-19 thing started going down, friends in the industry started calling me about losing their jobs and needing help,” Novak says. “I just wanted to do something beyond ordering takeout or donating to fundraisers, and saw people doing bingo for quarantining at home or reading books. I thought bingo might be fun to do for restaurants.”
She quickly developed a bingo card filled with her favorite Atlanta restaurants, and shared it on her Instagram account. Novak also tagged Golden on the post. The card was shared by friends, and friends of friends, more than 100 times. Golden reached out immediately and told Novak he wanted to help take the card to the next level through his connections in the Atlanta restaurant industry.
“When Mariana published her bingo idea online, I knew this was just something that had to move forward,” the Georgia Tech alum says of why he became involved with Atlanta Food Bingo. “The point of this game isn’t anything other than to try and help keep as many Atlanta restaurants going as possible during COVID-19.”
There are currently 144 restaurants and food businesses participating in the bingo game, which are grouped by neighborhood clusters over six cards.
As word continues to spread of Novak and Golden’s game, more restaurants continue to contact the pair about signing up. Some have offered to provide prizes for the raffle, even though it’s not a requirement to be listed on a card.
Here’s how it works: Players choose a card to play on the Atlanta Food Bingo site. They must spend at least $20 at five restaurants, breweries, or food businesses over two weeks by ordering takeout, purchasing gift cards, or donating to fundraisers. Once bingo is achieved with five restaurants, they submit the information into an online form to be entered into the raffle. Players must save their time-stamped receipts, as it serves as proof of purchase should their name be drawn in the raffle. The first drawing takes place on Thursday, April 16.
Novak and Golden plan to run the game every two weeks (until further notice). If a restaurant on a card temporarily closes, donating $20 to the staff fundraiser or purchasing a gift card still counts as part of the game.
People can follow for updates on Atlanta Food Bingo’s official Instagram account.
Arnall Golden Gregory lawyer Matthew Wilson donated his time to provide legal counsel to Novak and Golden and helped craft the rules and terms and conditions for Atlanta Food Bingo. Like Novak and Golden, Wilson has worked with several restaurants around town as a lawyer, and just wanted to find a way to help.
“I was determined to find a way to help my friends in the industry in a meaningful way and spread awareness about the places continuing to offer to-go food or where to donated or purchase merchandise.” says Novak. “Many people within the city’s restaurant community have become life-long friends of mine. Watching so many lose their income and their hope is heartbreaking, and I just couldn’t sit back and watch it happen.”
NOTE: The novel coronavirus situation in Georgia is fluid and ongoing. Follow Eater Atlanta for continuing coverage on COVID-19’s impact on Atlanta’s restaurant industry.
Check the Georgia Department of Public Health website for guidance and twice-daily updates on the latest number of reported COVID-19 cases.
*Practice safe and respectful social distancing measures via CDC guidelines, and stay home if sick.