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22 great books to read before Hollywood turns them into TV shows and movies

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Books are the fuel that make the Hollywood engine run. According to one estimate, 20% of the top 1,000 films in the past decade were based on novels, and countless more movies and TV shows are derived from short stories, nonfiction books, graphic novels, and other texts. Without books, we’d have nothing to put on Read More

The philosophy that’s making Netflix a go-to for challenging, underrepresented stories

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Dee Rees’s new film Mudbound follows the intersecting lives of white landowners and black sharecroppers in post-World War II rural Mississippi. Based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Hillary Jordan, it spares none of the realities of the 1940s American South, showing the extreme racism of the time in chilling, often gory Read More

Larry David is the latest celebrity to apologize—for his bad jokes

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Comedian Larry David last night, Nov. 11, offered a tacit apology for jokes made during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last week, in which he made light of concentration camps. David, who is Jewish, admitted his jokes lacked taste during an SNL skit in which he played US senator Bernie Sanders. The Read More

Everything you need to know about the accusations against Louis C.K.

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Louis C.K is the latest high-profile entertainment figure to be publicly accused of sexual misconduct. Two women have gone on the record and alleged that he masturbated in front of them without their consent, the New York Times reported (paywall). A third woman said that the comedian asked if he could masturbate in front of Read More

London police investigated a rape claim against Uber investor Shervin Pishevar

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In a bombshell story, Forbes today reported it obtained the sealed police report of a rape claim against Shervin Pishevar, the prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who was an early Uber investor and backed former Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick in his fights with the company’s board. Pishevar wasn’t charged. According to Forbes, a Read More