New York Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Weinstein Exposé Coming to Screens

New York Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Weinstein Exposé Coming to Screens

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It was the exposé  that shook both Hollywood and the world and society as we know it. Sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein took the media by storm when they first were revealed in October of 2017. His exposure prompted an avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations to be made against other people in power, finally sending the pendulum swinging in favor of victims of Hollywood’s culture of harassment.      Thanks to Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of the New York Times and Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker, the movie mogul’s crimes were brought to the surface, and soon, …

Jail Time for Librarian Who Stole and Burned Hundreds of Books

Jail Time for Librarian Who Stole and Burned Hundreds of Books

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Elizabeth Macregor is a Welsh woman who has been jailed for twelve months for stealing hundreds of books from the library she works at in Hirwaun, Wales. Employees at the Pontypridd Library in Rhondda Cyon Taf said they had noticed many titles going missing over the course of a few months. When Macregor’s home was searched by police, they uncovered many hundreds of books that she was attempting to sell on eBay. Books were lying around the house in boxes, in recycling bins. Some were burnt, showing evidence that the librarian had attempted to obstruct the course of justice.   Image …

Essence Magazine Has Been Sold, Is Once Again Fully Black-Owned

Essence Magazine Has Been Sold, Is Once Again Fully Black-Owned

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Essence magazine will once again become a fully black-owned publication for the first time in almost two decades. Richelieu Dennis, the founder of Sundial Brands, a personal-care products company, is set to acquire the publication, though the sale has not yet gone through. Dennis intends to “serve and empower women of color. This will give Essence a platform and a voice to serve its consumers, which are women of color. They have allowed us to invest into the business so that we can bring in the infrastructure and resources.”   Richelieu Dennis. | Image Via the New York Times   …

‘LA Weekly’ Plays Scrooge and Fires Over Half Their Writers

‘LA Weekly’ Plays Scrooge and Fires Over Half Their Writers

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You know what sucks? Not being paid for your hard work. You know what else sucks? LA Weekly recently obtained new ownership, and the new owners totally blow. They’ve fired their staff in favor of “unpaid contributors,” and things aren’t looking great for them.   Yesterday I got what will be my last check from #LAWeekly . The new owners announced that stories will now be written by unpaid “contributors.” This is apparently how you “save” journalism in LA. By asking writers to work for free. Fuck these clowns forever. pic.twitter.com/77KougjYpy — Katie Bain (@bainofyrexstnce) December 2, 2017   Some …

Fans of “Wonder Woman” Rejoice: Gal Gadot Will Be Reprising Her Role In 2019

Fans of “Wonder Woman” Rejoice: Gal Gadot Will Be Reprising Her Role In 2019

Though it’s only been two months since the release of “Wonder Woman,” Warner Bros. is already looking ahead. “Wonder Woman 2”, the sequel to this summer’s blockbuster will reach the big screen on December 13, 2019.   Leading actress Gal Gadot, who won the hearts of millions of viewers through her portrayal as the indestructible female superhero persevering through strife to save the world, is slated to reprise her role as Diana Prince.   Image courtesy of IMDB   “Wonder Woman” has not only brought diversity to the screen by spotlighting female superhero’s, but has also brought the big bucks. The film …