Everything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021?

NYC Pride 2021 will move forward in June with virtual and in-person events. The Pride March, which was canceled last year, will be virtual this time. (San Francisco Pride, also in June, is planning similar adjustments, while Atlanta Pride is planning to hold an in-person event in October.) The Lucerne …

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Hollywood Has a New Way to Dramatize Addiction

Hollywood still needs to reduce a complex illness into something like a sports movie or boxing match. But a Hollywood movie cannot just be about boredom. It requires a meaty emotional conflict, preferably one that can be resolved in a couple of hours. Deb, for instance, says she blames doctors …

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To Understand Amazon, We Must Understand Jeff Bezos

AMAZON UNBOUNDJeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global EmpireBy Brad Stone After I finished “Amazon Unbound,” I glanced at the sleek black Amazon Echo cylinder sitting on my kitchen counter, right next to a few cans of dog food that had just arrived from Amazon. Instead of the device, …

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Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ Weaves an Epic Vision

In Barry Jenkins’s transfixing adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad,” Martin (Damon Herriman), a white man smuggling Cora (Thuso Mbedu) as she escapes slavery, rouses her before dawn to witness something ghastly. Along the road they’re traveling, grimly called “The Freedom Trail,” the trees are hung with lynched corpses. …

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Campaign Said to Have Targeted Trump ‘Enemies’ in Government

WASHINGTON — A network of conservative activists, aided by a British former spy, mounted a campaign during the Trump administration to discredit perceived enemies of President Trump inside the government, according to documents and people involved in the operations. The campaign included a planned sting operation against Mr. Trump’s national …

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