FROM Amber Tamblyn
After Harvey Weinstein's ouster, will Hollywood change its sexism culture? Actress Katherine Kendall is one of about two dozen women who have accused now-ousted studio executive Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment. In the aftermath of these revelations, the soul searching has begun around Hollywood. How could this go on for so long? Would it have helped if there were more women in positions of power in film and TV? We talk with three women who’ve worked in Hollywood for decades -- a casting agent, a producer, and an actress -- about their experiences with harassment and sexism.
Amber Tamblyn's Dark Sparkler When Hollywood chews, young actresses often either get spit out or swallowed whole. From Jean Harlow to Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy, actresses who were eaten up by Hollywood in one way or another and died are the inspiration for Amber Tamblyn’s latest poetry collection. Tamblyn is best known as an actress herself, but we speak to her about her book, Dark Sparkler.
Amber Tamblyn’s 'Dark Sparkler' When Hollywood chews, young actresses often either get spit out or swallowed whole. From Jean Harlow to Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy, actresses who were eaten up by Hollywood in one way or another and died are the inspiration for Amber Tamblyn’s latest poetry collection. Tamblyn is best known as an actress herself, but we speak to her about her new book, “Dark Sparkler.”
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.