To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . On a hot Texas morning in 2020, Giselle, who goes by G, slipped her arms into a borrowed blazer, flipped up the nose ring in her septum so it couldn’t be seen and walked into the Coryell County Courthouse. It was the first time she had ever been to court. She was 17, 11 weeks pregnant and already beginning to show. She was going to ask a judge for authorization to seek an abortion. Her lawyer had explained that she needed to prove that she was mature enough to make this decision. G squeezed her lips around her braces, reminding herself not to smile. She didn’t want the judge to see her as a child. Because G was a minor, her access to an abortion was governed by the state’s “parental involvement” law. She could have either notified her mother or father and gotten consent, or she could have filed a petition in her home county, asking for what’s known as a judicial-bypass … [Read more...] about Was She Ready to Be a Mother? A Judge Got to Decide.
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At the closing ceremony of IFFI 2022, jury head-Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid called the film ‘vulgar’ and ‘propaganda’. “We were, all of us, disturbed and shocked by the 15th film: The Kashmir Files. That felt to us like propaganda, a vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival," he said. His controversial statement sparked an outrage — from Vivek Agnihotri to Anupam Kher and several political personalities reacted to the statement. Read more here: Outrage After Israeli Filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s Remarks on ‘The Kashmir Files’, Case Filed The winners of MAMA Awards 2022 Day 1 have been announced and it comes as no surprise that BTS has won the biggest award (Daesang) of the night. The septet bagged the Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year. This is BTS’ fifth win in a row in the category. BTS also won Worldwide Fans’ Choice (Bonsang). Other stars who won in the category include BLACKPINK, ENHYPEN, GOT7, NCT DREAM, PSY, SEVENTEEN, … [Read more...] about Outrage After The Kashmir Files Called ‘Vulgar’, ‘Propaganda’ At IFFI; Prabhas-Kriti Sanon Engaged?
Click here to read the full article. It’s easy to write off the Gotham Awards as an early bird ceremony that is decided by a jury of five industry people. It’s too small and niche to signal much of anything, right? Well, yes and no. Like any awards show, the Gothams are an opportunity for the performers and filmmakers who are gaming out a seemingly endless awards season to have a splashy opening. To that end, the campaigns of many of the tribute awards recipients – actors Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”) and Adam Sandler (“Hustle”), and director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Woman King”) — all got high-profile boosts. Each artist used their moment on stage to share important parts of their talent and personal stories with the audience of industry heavyweights. They were alternately hilarious and reflective, passionate and self-deprecating. Gripping stories spun by master storytellers. More from Variety Michelle Williams Honors 'Dawson's Creek' Grams Actor Mary … [Read more...] about Gothams Generate Oscars Momentum for Adam Sandler, Michelle Williams and Gina Prince-Bythewood