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Robert Grossman, Illustrator With a Brash Touch, Dies at 78

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:58:43 GMT

Robert Grossman in his Manhattan studio in 1968.On hundreds of magazine covers and in newspaper pages, Mr. Grossman caricatured all manner of politicians and made puns on their names.

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‘Bobby Tarantino II’ Gives Logic His Second No. 1 in Less Than a Year

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:44:33 GMT

Logic and Alessia Cara performing “1-800-273-8255” at the Grammy Awards in January.The latest mixtape by Logic, the Maryland-born rapper, opened with 123 million streams and 32,000 copies sold. He hit No. 1 with “Everybody” last May.

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Michael Ferro Steps Down as Tronc’s Chairman; Accused of Unwanted Advances

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:43:08 GMT

Michael W. Ferro Jr. stepped down as chairman of the newspaper publisher Tronc after a period of intense scrutiny that included newsroom unrest at The Los Angeles Times.Hours after Mr. Ferro’s move was announced, Fortune published an article in which two women separately accused him of inappropriate conduct.

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YouTube May Add to the Burdens of Humble Wikipedia

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:30:30 GMT

At South by Southwest last week, YouTube’s chief executive, Susan Wojcicki, announced that the company would enlist Wikipedia’s help to deal with the proliferation of conspiracy theories and misinformation on its platform.In a surprise announcement, Google says it will hand off a knotty problem — fact-checking its videos — to the online encyclopedia’s volunteer army.

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‘Tomb Raider’ Can’t Topple ‘Black Panther’ at Box Office

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:06:06 GMT

Daniel Wu, left, and Alicia Vikander in “Tomb Raider,” which placed second at the box office in its first weekend.“Black Panther” was No. 1 for the fifth straight week, with “Tomb Raider” second. The Christian rock movie “I Can Only Imagine” was a surprise hit.

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Advertising: Air France Reminds Travelers What Their Flight Could Be Like

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:43:09 GMT

Air France’s new “Take a Chance or Fly Air France” campaign includes a 50-foot roll of Sudoku puzzles, Champagne-flavored gummies and a scratch-and-sniff patch with the aroma of boeuf bourguignon.In a new ad campaign aimed at distinguishing itself from low-cost competitors, the airline is emphasizing the in-flight perks included with a standard ticket.

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The Future of Time Warner, Coming Soon to a Court Near You

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:00:06 GMT

The trial over the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner is set to start in United States District Court.The talk in media circles is focused on what happens if the AT&T deal is stopped by the government and Time Warner is forced to go it alone.

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First Person: These Days I Miss John Updike, a Remote and Noble Male Mentor

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:00:01 GMT

After I rejected a married male supervisor, my dream job disappeared, but Updike, chronicler of adultery, remained a beacon of propriety and hope.

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Trump, the Television President, Expands His Cast

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:06:43 GMT

Larry Kudlow, center, on a CNBC set this month, is set to make a rare move from television to a White House job heavy on policy.The choice of Larry Kudlow as chief economic adviser, a position with real influence over Americans, crosses a threshold in an administration that has already blurred the line between it and the media.

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Yesterday in Styles: 2005: When Two Guys Splitting a Bottle of Wine Became a ‘Man Date’

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:09:24 GMT

The former Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee looks back on her story about the tangle of anxieties that some straight men experienced before a dinner or movie out with a buddy.

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Assaults Increased When Cities Hosted Trump Rallies, Study Finds

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:02:29 GMT

President Trump at a 2016 campaign rally in Charleston, W.Va. Cities that hosted his rallies saw an increase in reported assaults on the days of the events.Researchers found an average of 2.3 more reported assaults on the day a rally came to town. The findings appear to confirm news reports about violence at the events.

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Stormy Daniels Interview to Air on ‘60 Minutes’ This Month

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:36:40 GMT

The porn star Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, will appear on “60 Minutes” on March 25th.Last week, Anderson Cooper interviewed Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Donald J. Trump.

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Michael Getler, Journalist Turned Watchdog of the Press, Dies at 82

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:41:49 GMT

Michael Getler in 2001, when he was the ombudsman for The Washington Post.Mr. Getler was a former reporter and high-ranking editor who became the first internal monitor of an American TV network when he joined PBS in 2005.

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IHeartMedia, U.S.’s Largest Radio Broadcaster, Files for Bankruptcy

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:10:24 GMT

Kehlani and Eminem performed at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. In filing for bankruptcy protection, iHeart is restructuring part of its $20 billion in debt.With roughly 850 stations, iHeartRadio still wields considerable power in the industry. But it has been weighed down by a $20 billion debt load for years.

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Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Broadway Version of ‘Mockingbird’

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:42:45 GMT

Gregory Peck, left, and the writer Harper Lee at the premiere of the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in which Peck played the crusading lawyer Atticus Finch.The federal suit says that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Disney Reorganization Anticipates 21st Century Fox Assets

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:27:44 GMT

Disney’s chief executive, Robert A. Iger, said the reorganization was aimed at “strategically positioning our businesses for the future,” but did not mention the pending acquisition of various 21st Century Fox businesses.Disney unveiled a sweeping reorganization that prepares the company to integrate 21st Century Fox. Two Disney executives received major promotions.

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Facebook Blocks Britain First, a Far-Right Anti-Muslim Group Promoted by Trump

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:08:23 GMT

Leaders and supporters of the far-right group Britain First marched in central London last year.The move comes a week after two leaders were convicted of hate crimes and months after the president elevated their inflammatory views on Twitter.

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CNN Moves Chris Cuomo to Prime Time

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:04:38 GMT

Chris Cuomo’s coverage of the Trump administration has drawn plaudits and some right-wing blowback.Mr. Cuomo, a scion of the New York political dynasty, is set to replace Anderson Cooper at 9 p.m., as CNN tries to revive its prime-time viewership.

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Tech We’re Using: In Hollywood, Cutting the Cord and Other Disruptions

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:21:02 GMT

Brooks Barnes prefers low-tech solutions, including keeping his appointments in a paper planner.Brooks Barnes, who covers Hollywood for The New York Times, discussed how the tsunami of technology has forced the entertainment industry to change.

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Media Memo: At the Fox News Site, a Sudden Focus on Women as Sex Offenders

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:21:48 GMT

The home page on the afternoon of Dec. 15, with an article on female teachers accused of sex offenses on the right-hand side.After the harassment-related departures of executives and hosts, there was a spike in articles on female teachers abusing students.

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The Loneliness of the American Paralympics Reporter

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:32:04 GMT

Ben Shpigel, center, interviewed Amy Purdy from Team USA, who won the silver medal in her classification of women’s snowboard-cross on Monday.Best I can tell, I’m the only one here from a major American news outlet other than NBC, which broadcasts the Games.

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Claire Foy, Queen on ‘The Crown,’ Was Paid Less Than Her Onscreen Husband

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:44:29 GMT

Claire Foy and Matt Smith in “The Crown,” a Netflix historical drama. The show’s budget is said to be upward of $7 million per episode.Producers acknowledged that Ms. Foy, who earned a Golden Globe and Emmy for her role as Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip.

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National Geographic Acknowledges Its Racist Past Coverage

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:34:36 GMT

National Geographic devoted its April issue to race. A note from the editor in chief acknowledges that “it hurts to share the appalling stories from the magazine’s past.”The 120-year-old magazine invited a history professor to critique its past coverage of race, and showed little defensiveness in accepting his findings.

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Shane Smith Says Vice Leaders Are ‘Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde’

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:52:34 GMT

Nancy Dubuc will take over as chief executive of Vice Media. The current chief executive, Shane Smith, will stay on as executive chairman and vowed that the two will “take all your money.”Nancy Dubuc, who stepped down as the C.E.O. of A&E Networks on Monday, was introduced as the chief executive of Vice Media, where she will team with Mr. Smith.

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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman Benefit From the Streaming Wars

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:54:45 GMT

Reese Witherspoon, left, and Nicole Kidman at the Critics’ Choice Awards in January. They are taking advantage of Hollywood’s hunger for limited TV series featuring strong women.With two new deals, the two Oscar-winners are taking advantage of Hollywood’s hunger for binge-worthy limited series featuring strong women.

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