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    There was one thing on which people on both sides of the pond and on both sides of the class divide could agree in the mid-19th century: they loved the Bard. Though long-dead, Shakespeare was the Steven Spielberg of the day, and with theater tickets available for a very reasonable price (Hamilton producers, look to...
    Europe has been hit with a fresh wave of #MeToo allegations after high profile women spoke out about be subjected to sexual harassment and misconduct at work.  Popular Danish TV presenter Sofie Linde, 31, stunned viewers last month when she revealed at a live televised gala that early in her career a high-ranking TV...
    Melanie McFarland September 19, 2020 7:30PM (UTC) "Ratched" places Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Vincent D'Onofrio, Corey Stoll, Judy Davis and Sophie Okonedo in the same show – powerhouse performers, each and all. None is the eight-episodes drama's true star. Here, top-of-the-marquee billing belongs to the series' luxurious set design, impeccably tailored costumes and sweeping natural scenery,...
    Jimmy Fallon had little choice but to grovel for forgiveness after his comedy sin got exposed earlier this year. Twenty years ago, the “Tonight Show” star darkened his skin to enhance his impression of black comedian Chris Rock. The act was innocent at the time, part of a larger comic meme where white performers used makeup...
    Spencer Klavan, host of the “Young Heretics” podcast, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about his thoughts on Western culture and more. “The show’s called  ‘Young Heretics,'” Klavan said in reference to his podcast. “Basically what happened is — I went to the grad school and it became more and more clear to me...
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87 from metastatic pancreatic cancer, became a pop culture icon — thanks, in part, to her fiery dissents on the bench. Her impassioned disagreement of the court’s decision in 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision sparked the “Notorious R.B.G.” Tumblr page and meme — comparing Ginsburg...
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pictured above in 2009, served for almost 27 years on the highest court of the land and was the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, a legal pioneer who broke barriers for women in law,...
    published in the New York Times (NYT). “Data-reactid =” 33 “> The controversy over the perception of race that Americans have of Spaniards has returned to the news, after a recent list of the most powerful people in the United States (racially differentiated ) published in the New York Times (NYT)....
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico has been a staple of Houston's East End community since 1979. Executive Director and co-founder, Ms. Nelly Moyano Fraga was instrumental in teaching the traditions of Hispanic cultures through the art of movement and music to future generations.Folklorico is a complex style of dance that embraces culture, history,...
    MOSINEE, Wis. -- President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago.Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in the state's less-populated counties as critical to another...
    (CNN)Nick Cannon found out the hard way that freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences.After he made anti-Semitic comments on his YouTube podcast, "Cannon's Class," the TV host and musician last week lost a working relationship with ViacomCBS that had dated back to the 1990s.Cannon apologized for the remarks he made while hosting...
    (CNN)Can we please go back in time before 2020? Like, seriously, pick just about any other year from the past 40 or so.The year 2020 has been a constant barrage of "a lotness."With a cultural reckoning with racism and a pandemic, "murder hornets" and even a coin shortage (seriously, how do we have a coin...
    Get the pinot ready. Bravo is launching a new late-night series, “Bravo’s Chat Room,” hosted by “Summer House” star Hannah Berner, “Real Housewives of Potomac” star Gizelle Bryant, former “Below Deck” star Kate Chastain and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams, the network announced via People on Friday. The women — who already...
    Get the pinot ready. Bravo is launching a new late-night series, “Bravo’s Chat Room,” hosted by “Summer House” star Hannah Berner, “Real Housewives of Potomac” star Gizelle Bryant, former “Below Deck” star Kate Chastain and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams, the network announced via People on Friday. The women — who already filmed...
    The federal government has no control over local school curriculums, but as usual, Donald Trump isn’t letting that stop him. Trump launched a big push Thursday to make schools teach his far-right, racist version of history, announcing a plan for a national commission to promote a “pro-American curriculum that celebrates the truth about our nation’s...
    When Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was released in 1999, the skateboarding world was far, far separated from the skateboarding world of today. Vicarious Visions’ brand new remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 understands this on a level that goes beyond new visuals and refined-but-familiar gameplay mechanics. In a way, the remake feels...
    By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric Thursday on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago. Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in...
    MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric Thursday on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago. Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in the state’s less-populated counties...
    Think some things are so beloved and essential to Western civilization they can’t be canceled? Think again. If there’s anything we should have learned from months of “mostly peaceful” Black Lives Matter street protests, statue toppling and online mobs seeking to silence anyone who dissents against leftist narratives about “racism,” it’s that no one, living...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intensified efforts to appeal to his core base of white voters on Thursday by downplaying the historical legacy of slavery in the United States and blasting efforts to address systemic racism as divisive. The president’s comments marking the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution amounted to a...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump railed against what he described as "the liberal indoctrination of America's youth" during a Constitution Day speech on Thursday, marking his latest attempt to inflame the culture wars raging in America ahead of the election.In a speech rife with race-baiting and dog whistles, the President decried "left-wing mobs" and claimed their...
    The panel of ABC News’ “The View” found a rare topic they could all agree on Thursday when addressing Netflix’s controversial “Cuties” movie, saying they feel the film sexualizes young girls but arguing the streaming service should not be boycotted as a result. "Cuties,” written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, focuses on a group of 11-year-old girls who form a twerking dance group, much to the...
    Meghan McCain came out swinging against the film “Cuties,” asking, “Why in the world do we need to give people more excuses to sexualize young women?” The film — and its subsequent release on streaming-giant Netflix — was the topic of discussion on Thursday’s “The View.” WATCH: McCain admitted that she had not seen...
    Disney's remake of "Mulan" may have dominated the Chinese box office but it received mixed reviews from critics in the country, who dinged the live-action remake as inauthentic to Chinese culture, historically inaccurate and generally problematic. The movie was rated 4.9 out of 10 by more than 165,000 people on Douban, a leading website for...
    A small town is being torn apart since the Main Street general store began posting controversial opinions about COVID-19 online. The Huntington Country Store at the heart of town has been a hot topic in rural Huntington where people seem divided on how to react to the owners and the protests that have sprung up...
    A small town is being torn apart since the Main Street general store began posting controversial opinions about COVID-19 online. The Huntington Country Store at the heart of town has been a hot topic in rural Huntington where people seem divided on how to react to the owners and the protests that have sprung up...
    A small town is being torn apart since the Main Street general store began posting controversial opinions about COVID-19 online. The Huntington Country Store at the heart of town has been a hot topic in rural Huntington where people seem divided on how to react to the owners and the protests that have sprung up...
    Jimmy Butler during a game on February 10, 2020. Jeff Chiu/AP Images Jimmy Butler became intrigued with the Miami Heat in 2016 when Dwyane Wade told him the Heat's culture was different from other teams. When Butler became a free agent in 2019, the Heat were his first choice, and he joined them...
    Laurence "Larry" Fink, chairman and chief executive officer of BlackRock.Chris Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images As work from home stretches on, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said he doesn't ever foresee all employees returning to the office. "I don't believe BlackRock will be ever 100% back in office," he said Thursday at the Morningstar Investment Conference....
    Loading the player... Sotheby’s held an inaugural hip-hop auction where memorabilia from several legendary rappers was auctioned off to the highest bidders with Biggie merchandise raking in the most money. Read More: New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries quotes Biggie Smalls in speech during Trump’s impeachment trial TheGrio reports the international auction house had items...
    To kick off this year’s WIRED25, a group of entrepreneurs, filmmakers, cooks, and actors gathered (virtually) to discuss how they’re improving the world through art and culture. During a conversation with WIRED editor in chief, Nick Thompson, Netflix co-CEO and cofounder Reed Hastings described how he has maintained a culture of innovation at Netflix...