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NEW YORK (AP) — As a student at Wesleyan, Lin-Manuel Miranda began writing what would become “In the Heights,” the musical that would launch him as a playwright and performer and that would lead, two decades later, to Jon M. Chu’s upcoming lavish big-screen adaptation. He was motivated, like any confident young artist, by ambition. But also by something else.

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The city’s health department reports that it transferred 510 doses to other providers because there were so many unfilled appointments at Festival the week of April 12, in addition to 93 cancellations or no-shows that week at the Festival Hall vaccination site. The week prior, there were only 217 cancellations or no shows and zero transfers of doses.

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Sanders is in a tough position, but he's made one noteworthy addition to his coalition — Latinos, who powered Sanders to wins in California and Nevada. Latino voters tend to be younger, and Sanders' support is largely youthful. But some Democratic Latinos are angry at the heavy pace of deportations under the Obama administration.

As awards season leads up to this year’s Oscars celebration — the 91st Academy Awards — we can’t help but reflect on the list of family-friendly Latino films, characters, and actors that have been recognized by the Academy. Sadly, the list is not too long. While it is encouraging to see high acclaim for the work of the three Mexican filmmakers Alejandro González Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón, the hope is that the visibility will trickle to more on-screen faces — actors and characters — that can serve as quality role models for the Latinx movie audience.

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