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Solange launches a library for rare books by Black authors
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Solange launches a library for rare books by Black authors

The thing about rare books is that they’re, well, rare — which means too many hidden gems are well out of reach for the everyday literary enthusiast. Solange is trying to change that. The singer’s creative studio Saint Heron recently launched a free community library that aims to increase access to rare and out-of-print works…More

‘Dune’ captures the book’s epic scale while telling only half of the story
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‘Dune’ captures the book’s epic scale while telling only half of the story

To anyone who remembers seeing David Lynch’s 1984 version of “Dune” and thinking, “OK, so that happened,” director Denis Villeneuve has conjured a far more coherent narrative filled with stunning images and massive machinery. He has also split the book into two films, leaving audiences to consume the less compelling first half before ending somewhat…More

Netflix employees are staging a walkout amid Dave Chappelle controversy
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Netflix employees are staging a walkout amid Dave Chappelle controversy

Approximately 65 demonstrators, including Netflix employees and supporters of the transgender community, protested outside of the company’s offices in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Employees began streaming out of the building at 10:30a PT in protest of Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” comedy special, which has been criticized as transphobic by the transgender community and others. Demonstrators…More

Travis Tritt cancels concerts at venues with Covid safety measures
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Travis Tritt cancels concerts at venues with Covid safety measures

Travis Tritt is canceling four concerts at venues that have Covid-19 safety protocols.The country singer has announced he will not be performing at planned stops in Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois and Kentucky. Venues in those states were requiring either mask wearing, a negative Covid-19 test result or proof of vaccination for concertgoers. Tritt told Billboard he…More

Jamie Lynn Spears donation offer rejected by mental health organization
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Jamie Lynn Spears donation offer rejected by mental health organization

An organization devoted to mental health and addiction recovery has declined an offer of proceeds from a forthcoming book by Jamie Lynn Spears. In October, Spears posted on her verified Instagram account about her new book, “Things I Should Have Said.” “I know I still have ALOT of learning to do, but I feel like…More

See Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in first trailer for ‘Being the Ricardos’

See Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in first trailer for ‘Being the Ricardos’

Nicole Kidman has made some dramatic character transformations as an actor it appears she’s pulled it off again. “I get paid a fortune to do exactly what I love doing,” Kidman says as Lucille Ball the first trailer for Amazon Prime’s “Being the Ricardos.” The film is written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Javier Bardem…More

‘Four Hours at the Capitol’ grimly recounts the events of Jan. 6 in a taut HBO documentary
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‘Four Hours at the Capitol’ grimly recounts the events of Jan. 6 in a taut HBO documentary

As the Jan. 6 Committee continues its work, “Four Hours at the Capitol” presents a methodical, up-close-and-personal tick-tock of the insurrection, exposing what a chaotic, strange and yes, violent day that was. Interviewing members of Congress, police and protestors/rioters, it’s a visceral account of what transpired through the eyes — and cameras — of those…More

 

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