FROM Tim Molloy
Musician Prince Dead at 57 Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince and the visionary behind the film Purple Rain, died today at the age of 57. One of the most iconic and talented artists in music history, Prince passed away at his studio, part of a large estate in a suburb of Minneapolis. He sold more than a 100 million records, won multiple Grammies and an Oscar, and he was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’d been hospitalized last week, after his plane was forced to land in Moline, Illinois, to treat what was described as a bad case of the flu. Tim Molloy, deputy managing editor of The Wrap , which covers the business of entertainment, has a remembrance.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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