Photo: This Saturday, musician St. Vincent kicks off her “Fear the Future” tour in LA. (Photo by Nedda Afsari)
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The New York Times reported that at least eight women faced unwanted sexual advances from studio executive Harvey Weinstein, and they received monetary settlements and signed non-disclosure forms. But sexual harassment rumors have swirled around Weinstein for decades. Why has it taken so long for these rumors to be substantiated and made public?
A new BuzzFeed story follows the rise of alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, his embrace by Steve Bannon and the Mercer family, and his role infusing alt-right ideology into Breitbart stories.
USC announced Thursday that Dr. Rohit Varma is no longer dean of its Keck School of Medicine. He was accused of sexually harassing a young female med school fellow. Varma succeeded Dr. Carmen Puliafito, who resigned last year. The LA Times reported that Puliafito used illegal drugs and partied with criminals and prostitutes -- one of whom overdosed in his hotel room.
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Our critics discuss “The Mountain Between Us,” which starts with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba as strangers boarding a small plane together; “The Florida Project,” starring Willem Dafoe as a budget motel manager in Florida; and “Blade Runner 2049,” with Harrison Ford back as detective Rick Deckard.
This Saturday, musician St. Vincent kicks off her
“Fear the Future” tour in LA. (Photo by Nedda Afsari)
Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) captivated the hearts of critics and indie music fans 10 years ago with her debut album “Marry Me.” Her skills drew comparisons to Kate Bush and David Bowie. Her fifth solo album, “Masseduction,” comes out Oct. 13, in which she takes her sound in a more 80s direction.
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Former 'Hole' drummer Patty Schemel on music and drug addiction Patty Schemel was the drummer for Courtney Love’s band, Hole. But then she got into drugs, lost it all, and ended up living on the streets of LA. She writes about her journey in her new memoir, “Hit So Hard.”
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