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Donald Trump’s budget blueprint and the Obamacare replacement have revealed deep divisions among Republicans. What is the party’s philosophy now? And what does it mean to be a conservative?
Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott died this morning at his home in St. Lucia, at age 87. He was one of the Caribbean’s leading voices in poetry and drama. He also painted. His work evoked the complex life of the Caribbean: its natural beauty and the influence of colonialism.
Ishion Hutchinson, Cornell University
Our critics review the live-action reboot of “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson; “T2 Trainspotting,” with Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller; and the new Terrence Malick film “Song to Song.”
April Wolfe, film critic and co-host of the new podcast “Switchblade Sisters." (@AWolfeful)
William Bibbiani, co-hosts the podcasts Canceled Too Soon and Critically Acclaimed. (@williambibbiani)
The new live-action “Beauty and the Beast” is doing well at the box office, but it’s not the first on-screen interpretation of the 18th century French fairytale.
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#MeToo boomerang: Asia Argento accused of sexual assault Italian actress Asia Argento was one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She has been one of the most outspoken members of the #MeToo movement. Now the New York Times reports that Argento quietly paid a young actor who accused her of sexual assault.
Trevor Noah on his brand of political comedy On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah spoke to Omarosa Manigault Newman, who’s been on the TV circuit promoting her anti-Donald Trump book. Trevor Noah has hosted The Daily Show for nearly three years. Now he’s nominated for an Emmy for the first time. We talk about that Omarosa interview, and using comedy to affect politics.
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