Jacob Bernstein, New York Times 7:45 pm PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 Agnes Gund on stage during the LDF 31th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.) less Agnes Gund on stage during the LDF 31th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NAACP Legal Defense and ... more Photo: Dave Kotinsky Agnes Gund and Klaus Biesenbach attend the 2018 Party in the Garden at Museum of Modern Art on May 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic) Agnes Gund and Klaus Biesenbach attend the 2018 Party in the Garden at Museum of Modern Art on May 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic) … [Read more...] about Is Agnes Gund the last good rich person?
The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it's increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in New York, and Bill Cosby was sent to prison in Pennsylvania in the year since stories on Weinstein in The New York Times and The New Yorker set off waves of revelations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. But those two central figures are exceptions. A task force launched last November by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey to handle the surge in allegations against entertainment figures has taken up criminal cases involving nearly two dozen entertainment-industry figures. None has been charged. The lack of prosecutions stems from a clash between the #MeToo ethos, which encourages victims to come forward years or even decades after abuse and harassment that they've kept private, and a legal … [Read more...] about #MeToo Movement Sends Hollywood Figures Into Exile, Not Jail
More than a hundred public figures have been accused of sexual misconduct since allegations against Harvey Weinstein first surfaced. The allegations have hit nearly every industry from entertainment to media to the corporate arena, as each person who's stepped forward has emboldened other victims to share their stories. Images: Getty, AP … [Read more...] about Timeline: Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Public Figures
By Fernando Ramirez Updated 11:32 am CDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 >>> See historical figures and personalities that are on the chopping block for Texas' curriculum. >>> See historical figures and personalities that are on the chopping block for Texas' curriculum. Photo: Bert Hardy / Getty Images John Tower1925-1991 Details: First Republican U.S. Senator from Texas since the end of the Civil War. He served in the Senate between 1961 and 1985. Taught in: Grade 4 John Tower 1925-1991 Details: First Republican U.S. Senator from Texas since the end of the Civil War. He served in the Senate between 1961 and 1985. Taught in: Grade 4 Photo: CURTIS MCGEE, CHRONICLE James A. Baker III1930- Details: White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan. He was born in Houston, Texas. … [Read more...] about Historical figures that might be cut from Texas’ curriculum
By Lynn Henning The Detroit News Published 9:13 p.m. UTC Jun 15, 2018 Detroit — Not to get all Book Club here, but in one of John Steinbeck's literary jewels, Of Mice and Men, there is a moment when George and Lennie are talking about an idyllic life on a picket-fence California farm, where they can "live off the fat of the land" and, if they want to, go to a ballgame, just for the pure and simple bliss of it. It's the last phrase that came to mind Thursday at Comerica Park. The Tigers beat the Twins, 3-1, on one of those 81-degree June days everyone dreams about during Michigan's winter. It was almost a perfect, home-crowd afternoon. The Tigers pitched brilliantly in the persons of Michael Fulmer, Joe Jimenez, and Shane Greene, They didn't mess up a single play on defense or on the basepaths. And, as happened Wednesday, they put together a late ruckus worthy of the Rally Goose in scoring three runs in the seventh, two of which came on JaCoby Jones' two-run … [Read more...] about Henning: Tigers aren’t elite, but entertaining in all the right ways