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“‘I actively tried to avoid this,’ said Moira Donegan, sitting in the headquarters of The New York Times… ‘There are a lot of conversations to be had about sex. We’re not done talking about sex. There’s #MeToo in 2017 and 2018. In 2014, there was #YesAllWomen. And in 1991, there was ‘I Believe Anita.’ I think that every time we get a little louder, and we get a little closer to making the changes that actually need to be made.’”

“‘I actively tried to avoid this,’ said Moira Donegan, sitting in the headquarters of The New York Times…  ‘There are a lot of conversations to be had about sex. We’re not done talking about sex. There’s #MeToo in 2017 and 2018. In 2014, there was #YesAllWomen. And in 1991, there was ‘I Believe Anita.’ I think…

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Sundance Code Of Conduct

This is the new #Sundance code of conduct, neatly sized and tucked into everyone's badges: pic.twitter.com/XggT3nee8f — Kate Erbland (@katerbland) January 18, 2018

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Ed Moses, 91, Pioneering L.A. Painter and “Paragon” of California Art Scene

Ed Moses, 91, Pioneering L.A. Painter and “Paragon” of California Art Scene

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Woody Allen Embeds A Statement On Facebook

Woody Allen Embeds A Statement On Facebook Dylan Farrow On CNN

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Prosecutors Want 19 Other Bill Cosby Accusers to Testify in Retrial

Prosecutors Want 19 Other Bill Cosby Accusers to Testify in Retrial

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“We’re going for global domination,” Says Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content at YouTube, “We can do it all, we have done it all.”

“We’re going for global domination,” Says Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content at YouTube, “We can do it all, we have done it all.”

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Carey Mulligan

“For the most of actresses I know it’s just about going where the better writing is. Films have tended to provide a lot for men in terms of great leading roles and not so much for women… following great writing, trying to play real people and not play the girlfriend, the wife. I’ve done that…

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Colin Firth Adds To Anti-Woody Allen Chorus

Colin Firth Adds To Anti-Woody Allen Chorus

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Oath HuffPost Immediately Ends Self-Publishing Platform With Reported 100,000 Contributors; Will Now Pay For Work

Oath HuffPost Immediately Ends Self-Publishing Platform With Reported 100,000 Contributors; Will Now Pay For Work Jia Tolentino On “The End of the Awl and the Vanishing of Freedom and Fun from the Internet”

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Natasha Leggero Tells Story of Being Sexually Harassed by James Toback

“It’s okay to laugh at this because I’m on Jimmy Kimmel now and he’s probably humping a tree somewhere.” Natasha Leggero Tells Story of Being Sexually Harassed by James Toback

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“A Sundance Film Festival without Harvey Weinstein is a good and necessary thing, but also a strange one.As the festival he helped make famous commenced on Thursday, he’s the elephant that’s no longer in the room — and everybody’s talking about him.”

“A Sundance Film Festival without Harvey Weinstein is a good and necessary thing, but also a strange one.As the festival he helped make famous commenced on Thursday, he’s the elephant that’s no longer in the room — and everybody’s talking about him.”

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“No longer disruptors, Netflix and Amazon are now firmly in the Sundance Film Festival family.”

“No longer disruptors, Netflix and Amazon are now firmly in the Sundance Film Festival family.” “Why Did Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu Kill a Bunch of Alternative Comedies?”

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Coach House, Leading Canadian Independent Publisher, Puts Poetry “On Hiatus”

“Poetry is changing, and the way people read is changing. We live in a Twitter world now — what does that mean for poetry? I want the opportunity to consider possibilities. It’s important for everyone to take a step back sometimes and think about what they’re doing.” Coach House, Leading Canadian Independent Publisher, Puts Poetry “On…

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In The Harvey Weinstein Bunker As Times Reporters Marched Forward

“The notion that I had any involvement in the demise of my brother is absurd and a total fabrication.” “The maintenance of a list of [63] women’s names per city—the optics of that were not good.” “‘Everything’s going to be fine,’ Quenqua recalled him assuring her as he ate a serving of sorbet covered with…

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Dolby Donates Atmos Sound System To The Ray, New, Permanent 500-Seat Theater to Sundance

[pr] Dolby Atmos Elevates the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at The Ray, New 500-Seat Theatre Dolby Sound Fellowship Awarded to I Think We’re Alone Now and Blindspotting, Sundance Film Festival’s Opening Night Film SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2018  — Sundance Institute and the Dolby Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, announced…

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“Producer Ted Field, once named one of the world’s richest, was swimming in debt and living in an Airbnb before the surprise smash of Jumanji.”

“Producer Ted Field, once named one of the world’s richest, was swimming in debt and living in an Airbnb before the surprise smash of Jumanji.”

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Natalie Leite On “The Politics Of Female Orgasms In Hw’d”

“Women mimicking sex on screen leads to women mimicking sex in bed. We emulate films and films emulate us and that becomes the norm.” Natalie Leite On “The Politics Of Female Orgasms In Hw’d”

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“Electric Dreams” Showrunner Michael Dinner On His Discovery of Philip K. Dick

“Isa said, why don’t you start reading them and pick one to develop as a series?’ So in two weeks I read about 70 short stories. What was cool about them was whether they were set two seconds in the future, or 1,000 years in the future, they all had an emotional spine to them….

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The Post Wins Third Annual Los Angeles Press Club Veritas Award For Best Film Based On Or Inspired By Real Events And People

The Post Wins Third Annual Los Angeles Press Club Veritas Award For Best Film Based On Or Inspired By Real Events And People

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“STX President Sophie Watts Exits Over CEO Robert Simonds’ Alleged Harassment”

“STX President Sophie Watts Exits Over CEO Robert Simonds’ Alleged Harassment”

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“So, what does it look like when he leaves the show? First, it looks like a ratings spike, and I had a nice chuckle about that. But the truth is, the ink wasn’t even dry on his exit papers before they rushed in a new guy. I was on vacation in Sicily, decompressing — it was a long working relationship and it was a tumultuous end and I needed a moment to just chill with some rosé — and they’re calling me, going, ‘What do you think of this guy?’ ‘What do you think of this guy?’ And they’re sending pictures. I was like, ‘Are you people fucking nuts? Why do you feel that you have to replace this person?’ I couldn’t believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there.”
Ellen Pompeo

“I am, as you indicate, no stranger as a novelist to the erotic furies. Men enveloped by sexual temptation is one of the aspects of men’s lives that I’ve written about in some of my books. Men responsive to the insistent call of sexual pleasure, beset by shameful desires and the undauntedness of obsessive lusts, beguiled even by the lure of the taboo — over the decades, I have imagined a small coterie of unsettled men possessed by just such inflammatory forces they must negotiate and contend with. I’ve tried to be uncompromising in depicting these men each as he is, each as he behaves, aroused, stimulated, hungry in the grip of carnal fervor and facing the array of psychological and ethical quandaries the exigencies of desire present. I haven’t shunned the hard facts in these fictions of why and how and when tumescent men do what they do, even when these have not been in harmony with the portrayal that a masculine public-relations campaign — if there were such a thing — might prefer. I’ve stepped not just inside the male head but into the reality of those urges whose obstinate pressure by its persistence can menace one’s rationality, urges sometimes so intense they may even be experienced as a form of lunacy. Consequently, none of the more extreme conduct I have been reading about in the newspapers lately has astonished me.”
~ Philip Roth