Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

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Jonathan Demme, the filmmaker whose career ranged from the David Byrne documentary “Stop Making Sense” to the Oscar-winning “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” died this morning in New ...

Barry Jenkins Remembers Jonathan Demme: ‘The Kindest, Most Generous Soul’

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I first met Jonathan at the Toronto Film Festival. I was on stage midway through a Q&A moderated by Cameron Bailey when we noticed a slender gentleman on the aisle,

We must protect the Stonewall Inn: Why LGBT people fear Trump could erase our history

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The Stonewall Inn’s status as a national landmark may be on the chopping block following Donald Trump’s plans to review all sites marked as historic by his predecessors. The Salt ...

Why Jonathan Demme Was One of the Greatest Concert Movie Directors Ever

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Jonathan Demme's death at the age of 73 prompted an outpouring of online memorials from film lovers who remembered the Oscar-winning director for his varied career: everything from the chilling,

What Bullets Do To Bodies

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x x x x x x The gun debate would change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront everyday. The first thing Dr. Amy Goldberg ...

The Hungarian Rise And Fall Of Sebastian Gorka

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BUDAPEST — Sebastian Gorka — national security aide and all-round Donald Trump attack dog — failed his way upwards to the White House, having been denied security clearance to work ...

Hanging up my spurs.

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A couple years ago, my wife Crystal and I were cleaning out our garage in Truckee when we came across an old notebook of mine from when I lived in ...

Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

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House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would ...

“The Handmaid’s Tale”: A dystopian tale of female subjugation that hits close to home

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As laid out in Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the events leading to America’s transformation into the Christian fundamentalist-governed Gilead are believable enough. First Congress and the president are ...

2017 Cannes Jury Revealed: Park Chan-wook, Will Smith and More Joining Pedro Almodovar

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The 2017 Cannes Film Festival jury will include Park Chan-wook (“The Handmaiden”), Maren Ade (“Toni Erdmann”), Paolo Sorrentino (“The Great Beauty”), and Will Smith (“Collateral Beauty”). Previously announced jury president ...

Ask the Publicists: What’s the One Thing I Can Do For My Book?

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Dear Publicist, What is the one piece of advice you can give me before my book is published? Dear Author, Gone are the days when you could turn in your ...

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Receives Spring 2018 Release Date and Gorgeous Teaser Poster

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A new Wes Anderson is movie coming…in 12 months. Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the teaser poster for the director’s stop-motion “Isle of Dogs,” which confirms Anderson will be back ...

Blunt Talk: The Racist Origins of Pot Prohibition

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In the past year, 55 million Americans have used marijuana. The other 260 million are pretty divided in how they feel about that. A good portion of the country still ...

Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

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After studying how people shared 1.25 million stories during the campaign, a team of researchers at M.I.T. and Harvard implicated Facebook and Twitter in the larger failure of media in ...

The new bookstore bringing magic to Brooklyn

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(CNN)When you think of Brooklyn as a hot travel destination, what comes to mind? Boutique hotels, artisanal restaurants and hip cocktail bars? Some visitors may come to visit the Brooklyn ...

Will the Rev. William Barber Save America?

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The believers are having a hard time standing tall. There are a couple dozen of them and they've been on their feet for more than an hour, holding up sheets ...

The Democrats’ hypocrisy fest: Disingenuous attacks on Bernie Sanders persist

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If there is one thing that Hillary Clinton’s loyalists can never resist, it is a chance to sully the name of Sen. Bernie Sanders, who continues to be a thorn ...

“Type alters what you smell” and other insights from Sarah Hyndman's latest type-based research

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Graphic designer, writer and Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman’s new book How to Draw Type and Influence People explores the way in which we use type to understand different messages ...

Meet Lisa Lucas, the ultimate cheerleader for literature

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When Lisa Lucas talks about books, it seems like she has read every volume in the world. As the executive director of the National Book Foundation, she calls herself a ...

Justices Alarmed by Government’s Hard-Line Stance in Citizenship Case

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Robert A. Parker, a Justice Department lawyer, said the offense had to be disclosed. Chief Justice Roberts seemed shocked. “Oh, come on,” he said. The chief justice asked again whether ...

Five Reasons Why a Writer Should Move to Chicago

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The Independent Bookstores Are Fierce The best thing about Chicago’s independent bookstores is that they don’t take shit from anybody. Especially not Jeff Bezos. Last year, when Amazon announced plans ...

PETA Condemns Performance Artist Who Incubated Nine Chicks Himself

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A French artist who spent three weeks in a glass case sitting on chicken eggs at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris has drawn protests from PETA France, whose members ...

Maker Spotlight: Peter Hudson

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Name: Peter Hudson Home: San Francisco, California Day Job: Stage Hand, Set Dresser for Theater, Film and TV Website How did you get started making? As soon as I could ...

Letter From The Editor: HuffPost's New Chapter

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A simple but powerful question drove me to join HuffPost three months ago after nearly 15 years at The New York Times: What would it mean to create a news ...

Granta 139: Best of Young American Novelists 3

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Every ten years, Granta devotes an issue to new American fiction, showcasing the young novelists deemed to be the best of their generation – writers of remarkable achievement and promise,

A Hundred Days of Trump

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On April 29th, Donald Trump will have occupied the Oval Office for a hundred days. For most people, the luxury of living in a relatively stable democracy is the luxury ...

Sanctuary cities ruling: When a judge quotes Sean Spicer, it’s not a good sign for the White House

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When a long list of comments from President Trump, his surrogates and his spokesmen shows up in a federal court ruling, it’s fair to say it can only mean one ...

Bribe Cases, a Secret Jared Kushner Partner and Potential Conflicts

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Although Mr. Kushner resigned in January from his chief executive role at Kushner Companies, he remains the beneficiary of trusts that own the sprawling real estate business. The firm has ...

Carl Sagan Issues a Chilling Warning to America in His Last Interview (1996)

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Until the end of his life, Carl Sagan (1934-1996) continued doing what he did all along — popularizing science and “enthusiastically conveying the wonders of the universe to millions of ...

EXCLUSIVE: Sebastian Gorka’s Ties To Nazi-Allied Group Stretch Back Decades

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President Trump’s top counter-terrorism aide, Sebastian Gorka, has offered varied and sometimes contradictory accounts of his association with the Vitézi Rend, a far-right Hungarian group that is on a U.S.

Glenn O’Brien and the Avant-Garde That Lost

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“The things I miss aren’t there; the things I miss aren’t anywhere.” —Apostolos Georgiou, Artforum Three Sundays ago I went to the Frank Campbell Funeral Home for a beautiful closed-casket ...

E. B. White, The Art of the Essay No. 1

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If it happens that your parents concern themselves so little with the workings of boys’ minds as to christen you Elwyn Brooks White, no doubt you decide as early as ...

White House readies order on withdrawing from NAFTA

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The Trump administration is considering an executive order on withdrawing the U.S. from NAFTA, according to two White House officials. A draft order has been submitted for the final stages ...

A Map Of The Typographic Universe, Drawn By AI

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The secrets of fonts–and the subtle differences between them that can make or break a project–have long belonged to type designers. But one designer at Ideo recently decided to use ...

When You Find Out the World Is Against You

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From the book WHEN YOU FIND OUT THE WORLD IS AGAINST YOU: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by Kelly Oxford. Copyright © 2017 by Kelly Oxford. Reprinted by ...

Join A 1960s-Era Witch Coven In The Afghan Whigs’ “Oriole” Video

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The original narrative of The Afghan Whigs starts with four guys in 1986 Cincinnati playing honest-to-God rock n’ roll music. A few decades and several performances with Usher later, 2017 ...

Jonah Hill Is Our New Style Savior

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Style God A salute to the new king of relaxed-fit street style. In film, Jonah Hill is the perpetual sidekick. Even when he’s as good as any actor in the ...

Man Fined $500 for Crime of Writing 'I Am An Engineer' in an Email to the Government

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In September 2014, Mats Järlström, an electronics engineer living in Beaverton, Oregon, sent an email to the state's engineering board. The email claimed that yellow traffic lights don't last long ...

Dan Rather’s Second Coming

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One late morning on a recent rainy Saturday in Austin, Texas, Dan Rather, dressed in a pressed dark suit and a crisp blue shirt, climbed a short flight of stairs ...

Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon to Star in HBO Films Adaptation of ‘Fahrenheit 451’

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April 19, 2017 | 04:00PM PT HBO has put a film adaptation of the novel “Fahrenheit 451” into development, Variety has learned. Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon are attached ...

Phoenix’s New Album Arrives in a Darker World, but the Beat Goes On

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“At some point when we were in the studio, there was a slight sense of guilt,” said Mr. Mars, sipping a pilsner in a cafe near the New York home ...

The tale of the dictator’s daughter and her prince

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Once upon a time, there was a dictator who had a daughter. The dictator, who came to power vowing to make his country great, enacted a series of repressive policies ...

Bookshop has hilariously creative idea to bring books to life

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If you are a book nerd, you will absolutely love this.SEE ALSO: Endlessly creative bookstores show how much we still need more books from women An independent book store in ...

The Rainbow Flag Is Now An Awesome Font

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Although Gilbert Baker, LGBT activist and creator of the Rainbow Flag, died earlier this month, his legacy lives on more ceremoniously than most: in the form of a flag that ...

How a 20-Year-Old Filmmaker Wrote, Directed and Starred In Her Feature Directorial Debut

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Filmmaker Quinn Shephard didn’t go to film school — instead, she made her own. The New Jersey native was just 15 when she came up with the idea for what ...

Why We Need a Whistleblower in US Customs and Border Protection

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What we do know about the US Customs and Border Protection—the federal agency that oversees our country’s international trade, immigration services, and the increasingly militarized Border Patrol—is worrying. We know ...

Billionaire Paul Allen pledges $30M toward permanent housing for Seattle’s homeless

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Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen will donate $30 million toward the development of a new permanent housing facility for Seattle’s homeless. The donation will help cover design and ...

Trump’s Tax Plan Looks Like a Plutocrat’s Dream

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According to news accounts, the tax plan that the Trump Administration will release on Wednesday won’t be a comprehensive proposal but, rather, a statement of general principles—a glorified wish list.

Donald Trump’s Defining Trait Is Clear to See in His Big AP Interview. It Could Get Us Into a War.

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Each president brings with him more than just his agenda to Washington. He also brings personal qualities, those traits of character that shape and define his time in office as ...

11 images that show how the Trump administration is failing at photography

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How much does visual imagery, especially photography, determine the success or failure of a presidency? In the first 100 days, the Trump White House has distinguished itself with largely forgettable ...

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