Photo of a scene from "Molly's Game" by Michael Gibson, courtesy of STXfilms
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Democrats have done everything in their power to derail the Republican tax bill. So when two Southern California Republican Congressional members voted against the bill, it raised eyebrows. We dig into that, and what may have motivated their decisions.
In 2017, several major art exhibits were changed because of protests. The Guggenheim pulled three pieces after animal rights activists said there was animal cruelty. The Whitney removed a piece by a white artist depicting Emmett Till’s death out of its Biennial due to public outrage. Events like these raise questions about censorship, artistic expression and power in the art world.
Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in "Molly's Game" Michael Gibson, courtesy of STXfilms
Molly Bloom built and ran high stakes poker games in LA and New York. The games featured Hollywood stars, hedge fund managers and politicians. She was eventually arrested and indicted. Her story is the focus of the new movie “Molly’s Game,” starring Jessica Chastain.
Molly Bloom, director Aaron Sorkin,
and actress Jessica Chastain (Photo by Marion Curtis/StarPix)
A scene from "Molly's Game" courtesy of Michael Gibson, courtesy of STXfilms
Molly Bloom, writer and author
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