Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, The Washington Post Published 2:57 pm PDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 FILE - This April 10, 1996, file photo shows one of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" on display during a media tour of the "America's Smithsonian" traveling exhibition in Kansas City, Mo. Federal authorities say they have recovered a pair of ruby slippers worn by Garland that were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., in August 2005 when someone went through a window and broke into the small display case. The shoes were insured for $1 million. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File) less FILE - This April 10, 1996, file photo shows one of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" on display during a media tour of the "America's Smithsonian" ... more Photo: Ed Zurga / Associated Press 1996 … [Read more...] about The case of Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers
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Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times Published 4:01 AM EST Jan 4, 2019 “On the Basis of Sex” begins in 1954, when a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) arrives for her first day at Harvard Law. She is one of nine women in an incoming class of 500, a disparity signaled by the sight of a blue dress in a sea of dark-toned suits. It’s the kind of image that more or less sums up the picture that follows — polished, effective, a bit obvious — but it also tells its own concise story. Ginsburg doesn’t fit in with this mostly male enclave, and she shouldn’t; one day she’ll surpass them all. Directed by Mimi Leder (“Pay It Forward,” “Deep Impact”) from a script by Daniel Stiepleman (who happens to be Ginsburg’s nephew), “On the Basis of Sex” is the second cinematic crowd-pleaser about its subject to emerge this year, following Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s “RBG.” The emergence of … [Read more...] about ‘On the Basis of Sex’ follows a too-predictable path
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 12, 2018 / 9:22 PM GMT By NBC News Thank you, your Honor. I stand before your Honor humbly and painfully aware that we are here today for one reason: Because of my actions that I pled guilty to on August 21, and as well on November 29. I take full responsibility for each act that I pled guilty to, the personal ones to me and those involving the President of the United States of America. Viktor Frankl in his book, "Man's Search for Meaning," he wrote, "There are forces beyond your control that can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation." Your Honor, this may seem hard to believe, but today is one of the most meaningful days of my life. The irony is today is the day I am getting my freedom back as you sit at the bench and you contemplate my fate. I have been living … [Read more...] about Read Michael Cohen’s full sentencing statement and why ‘blind loyalty’ to Trump was the biggest mistake of his life
Produced by Jaime Stolz and Gayane Gayane Keshishyan Mendez "Not again." Yes again. "Not again." This week in Thousand Oaks, California, a madman's bullets left at least a dozen dead. In America this has become a devastating ritual. Two weeks ago it was Pittsburgh. Before that Parkland, Charleston and Las Vegas. Some victims, linked by faith or the color of their skin. Others, simply in the wrong place at the worst possible time. "48 Hours" correspondent Tracy Smith has the story about one young man targeted by hate. Meet Blaze Bernstein. He was 19 years old. Word spread across Orange County. Blaze Bernstein, brilliant, kind-hearted, Jewish and gay, had come home from college for the holidays and vanished. Jeanne Pepper Bernstein: He wanted to spend time with us. He's not gonna just disappear like that. Tracy Smith: But your thought was? Gideon Bernstein: Well it was just so highly unusual. Jeanne Pepper Bernstein: Where had he been? Who had he gone with? We didn't know. Where is … [Read more...] about Blaze Bernstein murder: Was an Ivy League student slain in the name of hate?
Rafer Guzmán Newsday Published 6:42 PM EDT Oct 29, 2018 Not long ago, horror movies were fairly predictable fare: You had your unstoppable psycho, your bevy of half-naked women, several buckets of blood and an ending that promised a sequel. But today? That old formula seems so 20th century. The horror resurgence of recent years has been wildly diverse, encompassing a range of artful, innovative, even socially provocative films. The different cinematic styles, from the historical realism of “The Witch” to the laptop-based “Unfriended,” are as varied as the subject matter, which might tackle female sexuality (”Jennifer’s Body”), racism (”Get Out”) or even the American justice system (”The Purge”). What’s more, as the genre achieves that magic combination of critical praise and big box-office, it is attracting major talents: Vera Farmiga, Toni Collette and John Krasinski are a few examples. Horror also got … [Read more...] about 21 best horror films of the 21st century