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‘Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America’ Review: ACLU Lawyer Lays Out a Clear Case for a More Perfect Union

Never underestimate people’s ability to rationalize. To paraphrase Joan Didion’s “The White Album,” our minds find ways to make sense of the nonsensical, not merely as stories but…

Jessica Chastain suffered head injury while filming action flick

Jessica Chastain claims she suffered a nasty head injury while shooting a scene for her upcoming action thriller “The 355.”

Man’s tanning injection disaster: ‘Doctors called me an idiot’

The 28-year-old’s attempt at a quick tan reportedly left him with the dry, sun-spotted skin of a 60-year-old. “It feels like my skin’s aged,” he said.

John Mayer Tests Positive for COVID, Pulls Out of Dead and Company Festival in Mexico

Dead and Company is down by one company man. John Mayer will not be performing as a frontman for the group at the Playing in the Sand festival,…

Box Office Predictions for 2022: From the Surefire Hits (Superheroes!) to the Biggest Risks (Anything Else?)

At the start of 2020, Variety boldly predicted what the box office landscape that year was going to look like… before the world was upended by a pandemic.…

‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Is a Pared-Down Beginning: TV Review

A franchise under threat of extreme overexposure could do worse than to return to basics. “The Book of Boba Fett,” the latest extension of the “Star Wars” franchise,…

Most ridiculous trends of 2021: From NFTs to the milk crate challenge

As if the trends from years past couldn’t get worse, somehow they always do.

‘Rust’ Producer’s Key Adviser — Her Dad — Pushed Tax Shelters and Hid Income, IRS Says

For the last few years, Emily Salveson has been touting a new model for investing in film. In interviews and in public appearances, she has said that the…

U.K. Reveals $1.3 Billion Relief Plan for Omicron-Impacted Businesses, Including Cinemas and Theaters

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £1 billion ($1.3 billion) plan designed to help businesses impacted by the Omicron variant of coronavirus that is…

Time Magazine names Elon Musk 2021 Person of the Year

Time Magazine announced its pick for 2021 Person of the Year — Elon Musk, the richest person in the world and the chief executive of both Tesla and SpaceX.

ITV Bullish About Margins, Streaming Business Growth, Pursuing Top Talent

U.K. broadcast giant ITV, which also has a flourishing global production business, revealed an ambitious five-year growth plan on Thursday that included a number of key performance indicators.…