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Thousands of women share experiences of sexual assault on Twitter through #MeToo

Thousands of women share experiences of sexual assault on Twitter through #MeToo

Women across Twitter and other social media platforms are sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment using the hashtag #MeToo, after actress Alyssa Milano suggested...
The Movement of #MeToo

The Movement of #MeToo

How a hashtag got its power...
The Barren Future of The Weinstein Company

The Barren Future of The Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein’s film studio is already disintegrating, as the public image the disgraced producer crafted for himself crumbles....
Everything to know about Wakanda, Black Panther's home in the MCU

Everything to know about Wakanda, Black Panther's home in the MCU

So you've watched the "Black Panther" trailer and you're curious about this Wakanda place. We've got you....
‘Stranger Things’ VHS packaging is confusing '80s kids everywhere

‘Stranger Things’ VHS packaging is confusing '80s kids everywhere

The dream of the '80s is alive at Target, with VHS-inspired 'Stranger Things' DVD cases....
Ed Sheeran broke his arm and says it

Ed Sheeran broke his arm and says it "may affect" his upcoming shows

The pop star says a bicycle accident is the reason for his cast and sling....
John Oliver calls out Oscars hypocrisy after Weinstein ousting. What about Roman Polanski and Casey Affleck?

John Oliver calls out Oscars hypocrisy after Weinstein ousting. What about Roman Polanski and Casey Affleck?

The "Last Week Tonight" host reacts to the academy's expulsion of the disgraced Hollywood producer....
Four more women have come forward against Harvey Weinstein, including two accusing him of rape

Four more women have come forward against Harvey Weinstein, including two accusing him of rape

Lysette Anthony, a British soap actor, claims the movie mogul raped her in her own home....
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur dies at age 96

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur dies at age 96

Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his...
How American Politics Became So Exhausting

How American Politics Became So Exhausting

In a new book, the writer Alan Jacobs looks at why it’s impossible for people who disagree to hold a civilized conversation.  ...
'The Meyerowitz Stories' Is Career-Best Work From Adam Sandler

'The Meyerowitz Stories' Is Career-Best Work From Adam Sandler

Noah Baumbach’s new Netflix film also stars Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, and Emma Thompson....
Kentucky Blues Run the Game

Kentucky Blues Run the Game

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival began in 1988 as a free event with a lineup of local bands and a modest 500 attendees. Now nearly 40,000 people attend by its 8th year....
Here's what's premiering on TV this week, from 'White Famous' to 'Weediquette'

Here's what's premiering on TV this week, from 'White Famous' to 'Weediquette'

Check out what's debuting and returning to TV this week....
'Mr. Robot' and Superheroes: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

'Mr. Robot' and Superheroes: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment...
Unlike the president, most Americans know NFL kneelers aren't protesting the flag

Unlike the president, most Americans know NFL kneelers aren't protesting the flag

Fifty-seven percent of Americans believe that NFL protests are in response to police violence....
Twitter is finally doing more to prevent harassment and violent tweets

Twitter is finally doing more to prevent harassment and violent tweets

Twitter's CEO addressed concerns regarding the abusive and harassing content in a thread on Friday....
Your favorite TV channels could soon be gone if Viacom and Charter deal expires

Your favorite TV channels could soon be gone if Viacom and Charter deal expires

The cable companies' carriage agreement is slated to expire on Sunday, which means 23 channels could go dark....
Lisa Bloom says advising Harvey Weinstein was a 'colossal mistake'

Lisa Bloom says advising Harvey Weinstein was a 'colossal mistake'

Bloom was a stanch advocate for women's rights before advising the Hollywood producer accused of sexual misconduct....
Meet A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, the Bronx rapper leading the hip-hop and R&B charts

Meet A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, the Bronx rapper leading the hip-hop and R&B charts

The New York native talks to Newsweek after the success of his first studio album, 'A Bigger Artist.'...
Here's everything you need to know before Kumail Nanjiani hosts SNL

Here's everything you need to know before Kumail Nanjiani hosts SNL

Nanijani’s isn’t new to the SNL stage. The Pakistani-American first showed off his comedic chops on the sketch comedy show back in 2008 when he played the role of an Indian...
How Noah Baumbach channeled family angst into a Netflix gem, 'The Meyerowitz Stories'

How Noah Baumbach channeled family angst into a Netflix gem, 'The Meyerowitz Stories'

Adam Sandler can really act. And filmmaker Noah Baumbach knew it all along....
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is so big that it’s overwhelming

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is so big that it’s overwhelming

A deluge of new features drowns out the best parts of the game...
#WomenBoycottTwitter raises the issue of who gets to find solidarity in a hashtag

#WomenBoycottTwitter raises the issue of who gets to find solidarity in a hashtag

A 24-hour Twitter hiatus feels supportive to some, and like self-censorship to others...
Why Do the Boy Scouts Want to Include Girls?

Why Do the Boy Scouts Want to Include Girls?

The organization’s decision overturns a historic and defining separation, raising questions about their timing and how they differ from the Girl Scouts of the USA....
How Bullpens Took Over Baseball’s Postseason

How Bullpens Took Over Baseball’s Postseason

Teams are calling on relief pitchers earlier and earlier, and October looks drastically different because of it....
'Mindhunter' Probes America's Obsession With Serial Killers

'Mindhunter' Probes America's Obsession With Serial Killers

David Fincher’s new Netflix drama explores the phenomenon from the vantage point of its Golden Age—the 1970s....
'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women' Is a Lively, Feminist Biopic

'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women' Is a Lively, Feminist Biopic

Angela Robinson’s film follows the man who created the beloved comic-book hero and the fascinating partners he shared his life with....
Rock and Roll to Break Your Writer's Block To

Rock and Roll to Break Your Writer's Block To

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett's "Lotta Sea Lice" charmingly reflects on the question of where inspiration comes from....
Will Harvey Weinstein Finally Kill the Old Boys' Network?

Will Harvey Weinstein Finally Kill the Old Boys' Network?

How many more days are left for the “dinosaurs” of media and entertainment to roam the Earth?...
Let Wonder Woman's origins make you reconsider monogamy

Let Wonder Woman's origins make you reconsider monogamy

"Professor Marston and the Wonder Women" reveals that DC's Wonder Woman was created by a man, his wife and their two girlfriends....
Weird Al announced his new tour but warns it will have an

Weird Al announced his new tour but warns it will have an "Unplugged/Storytellers vibe"

Weird Al Yankovic advised that his upcoming shows will be informal, no-frills and self-indulgent....
Pink on her new album and Trump:

Pink on her new album and Trump: "Our government has failed its people, I'm heartbroken"

"I’m heartbroken about the world that I’m handing on to my kids,” Pink says....
MLB's instant replay is a cruel lie that needs to be thrown out

MLB's instant replay is a cruel lie that needs to be thrown out

Not even cameras are able to eliminate human imperfections from sports....
Will more men in Hollywood be exposed? Emma Thompson says Weinstein is just 'the top of a very particular iceberg’

Will more men in Hollywood be exposed? Emma Thompson says Weinstein is just 'the top of a very particular iceberg’

"This is not about one man’s crimes against women; this is about our system’s imbalances, our system’s gender crisis," the Oscar-winning actress said....
Why are we so freaked out by Friday the 13th?

Why are we so freaked out by Friday the 13th?

Avoid shattered glass, black cats and Jason Voorhees at all costs today....
Inconsistent feminist Megyn Kelly is bungling the Harvey Weinstein coverage

Inconsistent feminist Megyn Kelly is bungling the Harvey Weinstein coverage

As usual, the NBC host only worries about feminism when she stands to benefit from it directly....
Watch Seth Meyers' smart takedown of Weinstein, Trump and systemic male entitlement

Watch Seth Meyers' smart takedown of Weinstein, Trump and systemic male entitlement

'Late Night' host Seth Meyers tackles Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and a culture of systemic misogyny and male entitlement....
Jimmy Kimmel wants you to send Trump all your fidget spinners to stop his destructive tweeting

Jimmy Kimmel wants you to send Trump all your fidget spinners to stop his destructive tweeting

Trump's Twitter attacks are "dangerous" and it's time to stop him, Kimmel says....