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Were You a Victim of Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Help You Find Out

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:33:10 GMT

Facebook is trying to assuage critics who said it did not do enough to stop Russian propaganda from spreading on its platform ahead of the 2016 presidential election.Facebook said it was planning to roll out a new tool so you can figure out whether the page or account you followed or liked was run by Russian agents.

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George Avakian, Record Producer and Talent Scout, Dies at 98

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:28:23 GMT

From left, Louis Armstrong, the songwriter W.C. Handy and George Avakian in the 1950s. Mr. Avakian helped popularize the long-playing record and organized the first jazz reissue series, preserving the recorded legacies of Armstrong and other pioneers.Mr. Avakian was a longtime force in the recording industry, helping the careers of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Keith Jarrett and the comedian Bob Newhart.

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G’night Forever, Little Edie! Grey Gardens Is Empty at Last.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:33:21 GMT

Buyers carrying their items down the stairs for purchase.“No extra charge for the cat pee!” said an organizer. But, yes, pricing was a challenge: How to put a monetary value on provenance this rich?

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Unearthed Raymond Chandler Story Rebukes U.S. Health Care System

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:18:24 GMT

Raymond Chandler, the crime novelist, in 1946. One of his short stories, “It’s All Right — He Only Died,” was recently discovered and published by Strand Magazine, a literary quarterly.You won’t find Philip Marlowe in the crime novelist’s short story “It’s All Right — He’s Dead.” But it explores themes still relevant 60 years after Chandler’s death.

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State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:07:25 GMT

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.

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Skin Deep: His Eye Makeup Is Way Better Than Yours

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:00:16 GMT

Jack Bennett (@makeuupbyjack) has more than 300,000 followers. He’s 10.How teenage boys and young men wearing makeup are affecting beauty norms.

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Female Investors Express Interest in Weinstein Company

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:30:23 GMT

Maria Contreras-Sweet, who led the Small Business Administration under President Barack Obama, is leading an investor group. She has proposed renaming the Weinstein Company and removing Bob Weinstein as chairman.Neither of two investor groups is close to a deal, but their interest shows the factors beyond mere business considerations the embattled studio must address.

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Net Neutrality Repeal: What Could Happen and How It Could Affect You

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:01:41 GMT

Major telecommunication and broadband companies including Comcast have argued that the internet should not be subject to utility-style government regulation. They say that reduces their incentives to invest and improve service. But supporters of net neutrality rules say repeal will give internet providers too much power.For you and me, the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality rules can be boiled down to two questions: What might happen? And who do you trust?

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John Lasseter, a Pixar Founder, Takes Leave After ‘Missteps’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:41:48 GMT

John Lasseter is the force behind Disney franchises like “Toy Story,” “Cars” and “Frozen.”Mr. Lasseter, who oversees all films made by Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, said he would step away from the company for six months.

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Charlie Rose Fired by CBS and PBS After Harassment Allegations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:14:21 GMT

Charlie Rose, a host of “CBS This Morning” and a “60 Minutes” correspondent, was fired by CBS a day after women accused him of sexual misconduct.David Rhodes, the president of CBS News, noted allegations of “extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior.” Bloomberg also cut ties with the host.

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The Sweet Spot: When the Cable Guy’s a Gal, Some People’s Wires Get Crossed

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:04:10 GMT

A reader who loves the days when she’s a force for gender normalization in tech, but hates the on-the-job hazard of sexist assumptions and behaviors.

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A Word With: Terry Gilliam and the Time He Shared a Crew With ‘Star Wars’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:00:18 GMT

Terry Gilliam in London. Watching “Jabberwocky” again, he said he thought: “God, I was good then. I was much better than I am now.”The director recalls the making of “Jabberwocky” and how workers told him his film was far better than the one they were working on with George Lucas.

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Justice Department Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:10:20 GMT

The deal for Time Warner is designed to help AT&T counter slowing growth in its core wireless, internet and satellite businesses while fending off online video upstarts like Netflix and Hulu.A lawsuit to block the merger sets up a showdown over the first blockbuster acquisition to come before the Trump administration.

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Fox Establishes Workplace Culture Panel After Harassment Scandal

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:03:22 GMT

A poster for the former anchor Bill O’Reilly used to hang outside the headquarters of Fox News Channel in New York.As part of a settlement with a shareholder, 21st Century Fox promised to address the culture of a workplace jolted by sexual harassment allegations.

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Starbucks Is Criticized for Its Holiday Cups. Yes, Again.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:44:40 GMT

The interlinked hands on the 2017 Starbucks holiday cups have some suggesting a “gay agenda.”The 2017 cup shows two interlocked cartoon hands. Some conservatives accuse the company of promoting a “gay agenda.”

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Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:07:57 GMT

Glenn Thrush, who joined The New York Times in January to cover the Trump administration, has had one of the newspaper’s most recognizable bylines.Mr. Thrush, a White House reporter, was suspended by The Times after the website Vox published a report accusing him of acting inappropriately toward women.

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Podcasts for Thanksgiving: 11 Episodes That Go Beyond the Bird

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:20:14 GMT

A wild turkey in Prospect Park Zoo in New York in 2010. Act 2 of the “Poultry Slam 2011” podcast is dedicated to wild turkey attacks.Tap into the holiday spirit with these podcasts, whether you’re looking for some history, tips, a little existential perspective or simply to be entertained.

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Advertising: Pizza Is Partisan, and Advertisers Are Still Adjusting

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:48:03 GMT

The hashtag #BoycottJimBeam emerged after the actress Mila Kunis, a spokeswoman for the company, said that she donates to Planned Parenthood in the name of Vice President Mike Pence.With the country so divided on so many issues, companies are increasingly finding themselves in the middle of controversies. They’re realizing it may be the new normal.

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How ABC Found a Surprise Hit in ‘The Good Doctor’

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:13:00 GMT

Daniel Dae Kim, an actor on “Hawaii Five-0,” developed “The Good Doctor” while he was part of the cast of “Hawaii Five-0” on CBS, but the network passed on the project. It has become a hit at ABC.The actor Daniel Dae Kim — in his new role as executive producer — was turned down twice by CBS before landing the show at the last-place network.

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‘Justice League’ a Disappointing No. 1 as ‘Wonder’ Surprises

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:42:12 GMT

“Justice League,” which assembled some of Hollywood’s best-known characters, cost at least $400 million to make and market.“Justice League” was easily best at the box office this weekend. But ticket sales of $96 million were less than expected, especially for such a costly film.

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The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:53:48 GMT

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York.Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.

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Media Memo: The Kochs Are Inching Closer to Becoming Media Moguls

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:13:20 GMT

Charles Koch, left, and David Koch have long tried to shape political discourse through their support of nonprofit organizations, universities and think tanks. But they have expressed little interest in running a media company.As Charles and David Koch back the Meredith Corporation’s effort to buy Time Inc., some see a new way for them to advance their libertarian agenda.

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Americans Are Watching Netflix at Work and in the Bathroom

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:00:29 GMT

About 37 percent of Americans who streamed shows or movies outside their homes said they did so at work.Two-thirds admit to streaming movies and TV shows outside the home. And 12 percent who watch in public have done so in public restrooms.

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