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  • Academy Invites 271 New Members

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks. Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
  • Child labor and slavery in the chocolate industry

    To the editor: Thank you for making the public aware of the slavery issue that continues to be pervasive around the world, and that corporations and U.S. consumers are directly and indirectly supporting much of this abuse. ("Taking Thailand to task for...
  • Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again

    Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again
    Nearly four months after the historical drama "12 Years a Slave" won the top prize at the Oscars and the outer space survival adventure "Gravity" collected an evening-best seven statuettes, the two films once again find themselves at the top of the heap...
  • Film Review: 'America: Imagine the World Without Her'

    After scoring a surprise box office success with his "2016: Obama's America," an agitprop portrait of our current U.S. president as a "breathtakingly anti-American" radical, conservative author and sociopolitical commentator Dinesh D'Souza strikes again...
  • Review: 'America: Imagine the World Without Her' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'America: Imagine the World Without Her' &#9733 1/2
    It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D'Souza's rambling, mistitled "America: Imagine the World Without Her" to get to its real point. There's D'Souza, archconservative Ivy League immigrant, creator of the popular anti-Obama screed "2016: Obama's America," in...
  • 'America' documentary rebuts history of exploitation argument

    'America' documentary rebuts history of exploitation argument
    From filmmakers John Sullivan and Dinesh D'Souza — makers of "2016: Obama's America," the No. 2 grossing political documentary ever, as D'Souza will remind you — comes the equally polemical documentary "America." Its subtitle, "Imagine the...
  • Lupita Nyong'o lands Vogue: Talks 'Star Wars,' Pinterest, JLaw

    Lupita Nyong'o lands Vogue: Talks 'Star Wars,' Pinterest,  JLaw
    Lupita Nyong'o has inked her "it" girl status by landing the July cover of Vogue magazine. The "12 Years A Slave" Oscar winner and soon-to-be "Star Wars: Episode VII" star burst onto social media with the announcement Thursday. "This Summer, I am...
  • Vibrant works from Sondheim Prize finalists

    Vibrant works from Sondheim Prize finalists
    If you had to describe the 2014 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum in a single word, "visceral" would fit well. "It is about line, color, shape, texture and sound," says Robert Mintz, chief curator at...
  • New finds suggest Civil War camp survives

    New finds suggest Civil War camp survives
    HAMPTON — Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench last week, adding to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...