What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Military Stories (Guest Column)

May 22nd, 2017 Business, Movies, Politics


Stereotypes of members of the armed forces as “dysfunctional misfits or larger-than-life heroes” are bad for entertainment and bad for America, writes a former MTV Films exec.

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That Time Steve Bannon Roamed the Cannes Film Fest With ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson

May 11th, 2017 Movies, Politics


Three months before the firebrand filmmaker became President Trump’s right-hand man, he brought the reality star to the fest, hoping to find a buyer for two political docs.

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Robert De Niro Slams “Mean-Spirited” Trump as He Accepts Career Honor

May 9th, 2017 Movies, Politics


The film legend said the administration is targeting the arts — and potentially depriving America of great artists — “for their own divisive political purposes.”

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Bill Clinton Teams With James Patterson to Write First Novel

May 8th, 2017 Movies, Politics


‘The President Is Missing’ publishes in June 2018.

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Paris Attack Won’t Scare Film Industry Away From Cannes

April 25th, 2017 Business, Movies, Politics


“We stand with the French,” said one Cannes-bound exec in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting, which has heightened security fears.

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Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science

April 24th, 2017 Politics, Science
Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science

A number of academics at the March for Science weren’t there to protest—they were there to research the composition and intention of the marchers. The post Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science appeared first on WIRED.

Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now?

April 23rd, 2017 Politics, Science
Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now?

Arguing for political activism may have been what science needed, but it could also make the fights ahead harder to win. The post Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now? appeared first on WIRED.

Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science

April 21st, 2017 Politics, Science
Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science

The March for Science happening on Saturday has some big ideological problems. The post Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science appeared first on WIRED.

Malheur Occupation Doc ‘No Man’s Land’ Examines Oregon Standoff (Exclusive Video)

April 19th, 2017 Movies, Politics


“In America, we tend to reduce people to ideology and, in that process, strip them of their humanity,” says director David Byars of the timely title.

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New Doc Charts Rise and Fall of Organizing Group ACORN (Exclusive Video)

April 17th, 2017 Movies, Politics


‘ACORN and the Firestorm’ director Reuben Atlas explains how the doc foreshadows our current political moment.

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Gerrymandering Is Illegal, But Only Mathematicians Can Prove It

April 16th, 2017 Politics, Science
Gerrymandering Is Illegal, But Only Mathematicians Can Prove It

Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts. The post Gerrymandering Is Illegal, But Only Mathematicians Can Prove It appeared first on WIRED.

Trump Ally Roger Stone Claims Huma Abedin Collected Damaging Material on the Clintons

April 15th, 2017 Movies, Politics


The notorious political operative and longtime Trump advisor is promoting a new book and an upcoming Netflix documentary.

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Film Starring ‘American Idol’ Contestant Who Says She Was Mocked by Judges Gets Release Date

April 15th, 2017 Business, Movies, Music, Politics


‘Because of Gracia,’ which stars former singing show contestant Moriah Peters, will be distributed by ArtAffects Entertainment, best known for helping to distribute ‘The Passion of the Christ.’

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Roger Stone Doc Trailer Features Trump Advisor Saying “I Revel in Your Hatred”

March 29th, 2017 Movies, Politics


‘Get Me Roger Stone’ will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival before hitting Netflix on May 12.

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A New McCarthyism in Hollywood?

March 20th, 2017 Movies, Politics


It’s been 70 years since President Truman ordered his loyalty tests. Now Hollywood has a loyalty test of its own.

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‘Trainspotting’ Author Wants Trump And Pence to See, Condemn Sequel

March 16th, 2017 Movies, Politics


“There’s two things you want whether you do a film or a book,” Irvine Welsh said. “You want the approval of cool people and the condemnation of an asshole. The condemnation of a prominent asshole is absolutely fantastic.”

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Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep to Star in Pentagon Papers Drama From Steven Spielberg

March 6th, 2017 Movies, Politics


‘The Post’ will be co-financed by Fox and Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.

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The Topsy Turvy World of Political Science in Trump’s America

March 5th, 2017 Politics, Science
The Topsy Turvy World of Political Science in Trump’s America

Finding balance between science and politics has never been trickier. The post The Topsy Turvy World of Political Science in Trump’s America appeared first on WIRED.

Russia Considers ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Ban Over Gay Character

March 4th, 2017 Movies, Politics


The live-action Disney film may breach the country’s law against “propaganda of homosexuality,” according to politician Vitaly Milonov.

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Will Hollywood Survive Donald Trump’s “Tweaks” to NAFTA?

February 28th, 2017 Movies, Politics


The President’s promise to renegotiate the 23-year-old trade agreement could affect everything from foreign digital talent working in L.A. to the cost of popcorn in Mexican movie theaters.

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