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Rolling Stone Movie ReviewsDec 14, 2018
‘The House That Jack Built': Lars von Trier's Serial-Killer Movie Is One Huge F-k You
The director's portrait of an artist as a psychopath reminds you that everything is permitted — except failed acts of provocation

Roger Ebert Movie ReviewsDec 14, 2018
Sheila O'Malley's Top Ten Films of 2018
What you need to know from Thursday's TV, music and movie news.

Netflix's Springsteen On Broadway sets a new standard for concert films (AV Club Films)

New York Times BooksDec 14, 2018
The Book Review Podcast: Poetry Meets the Moment(s)
The Book Review's poetry editor, Gregory Cowles, discusses Tracy K. Smith's essay about political poetry and more from this week's special issue.

Roger Ebert Movie ReviewsDec 14, 2018
Nick Allen's Top Ten Films of 2018
The Times's art critics select some of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.

NYTimes ArtsDec 14, 2018
Critic's Pick: Review: The Inspired Poetry of Gandini Juggling
In "Smashed," Gandini Juggling seems to invent a new genre using elements of the dance theater of Pina Bausch and others.

Yahoo! BooksDec 14, 2018
The Latest: 4th person dies after Strasbourg market attack
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on France attack aftermath and death of suspect (all times local):

Strasbourg attack: fourth victim dies as Christmas market re-opens after gunman killed in police raid (Yahoo! Arts)

New York Times BooksDec 14, 2018
The Shortlist: In Recent Poetry Collections, Weapons Made of Words
In these four deeply political, deeply personal books, poets grapple with some hot-button issues of the day.

Billboard Music NewsDec 14, 2018
The Chainsmokers Complete 'Sick Boy' Album With 'Hope' Featuring Winona Oak: Listen
The Chainsmokers have completed their Sick Boy project by sharing the colorful lyric video for "Hope" featuring Winona Oak...

Kodak Black Releases 'Dying to Live' Album Feat. Lil Pump and Juice WRLD: Listen (Billboard Music News)

Billboard Music NewsDec 14, 2018
'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4': Fans React to Premiere Episode
On Friday (Dec. 14), RuPaul's Drag Race returned for the premiere of All Stars 4, reintroducing us to 10 fan favorites ready for their glow-up...

RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Premiere Recap: Faster Than a Speeding Death Drop (Vulture)

TV by the NumbersDec 14, 2018
Thursday cable ratings: ‘Thursday Night Football' tops all, ‘Dr. Pimple Popper' Christmas special debuts strong
This week, "Thursday Night Football" reclaimed the top slot from…

‘Thursday Night Football' adjusts up, ‘Young Sheldon' rerun adjusts down: Thursday final ratings (TV by the Numbers)

Yahoo! BooksDec 14, 2018
The Latest: Migrant girl's dad said she was ill on bus
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl picked up along the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

NYTimes ArtsDec 14, 2018
‘Downton Abbey,' Oprah and More: 7 Things to Know in Pop Culture This Week
What you need to know from this week's TV, music and movie news.

Yahoo! BooksDec 14, 2018
Johnson & Johnson 'kept secret' that its Baby Powder contained asbestos
Johnson & Johnson knew that its talcum powder contained asbestos but failed to tell customers for over three decades, an investigation has found.  Shares in the company plunged  12 per cent following the release of the report by news agency Reuters, wiping £37bn ($47bn) off the company's value.  The investigation also found that the pharmaceutical company had employed a range of tactics to shape research into the problem and protect its Baby Powder brand. In one case, the company commissioned and paid for a study, told the researchers their desired results and then hired a ghostwriter to redraft the article presenting the findings. The investigation centres on a cache of documents released by Johnson & Johnson relating to the 11,700 plaintiffs claiming that the company's talc caused their cancers. The documents show that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, the company's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos, and that company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers fretted over the problem and how to address it while failing to disclose it to regulators or the public. A case in July, in which a judge ordered the company to pay $4.69bn in damages to 22 parties, was the first to succeed with a claim that the talc caused ovarian cancer.  Johnson and Johnson said it will appeal the recent verdicts against it and maintains that its talc is safe, adding that the recently divulged court papers show

Roger Ebert Movie ReviewsDec 14, 2018
The House That Jack Built
The Times's art critics select some of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.

Yahoo! ArtsDec 14, 2018
J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research
"Our current posture with respect to the sponsorship of talc safety studies has been to initiate studies only as dictated by confrontation," the memo said. "This philosophy, so far, has allowed us to neutralize or hold in check data already generated by investigators who question the safety of talc." Also, the memo said, "we minimize the risk of possible self-generation of scientific data which may be politically or scientifically embarrassing." J&J's effort to protect its iconic Baby Powder franchise by shaping research was led by physician and scientist executives. An early 1970s study of 1,992 Italian talc miners shows how it worked: J&J commissioned and paid for the study, told the researchers the results it wanted, and hired a ghostwriter to redraft the article that presented the findings in a journal.

Time EntertainmentDec 14, 2018
CBS Reached a $9.5 Million Settlement With Actress Eliza Dushku Over Harassment Claims
The confidential settlement emerged during the current sexual misconduct investigation of ousted CEO Leslie Moonves

AV Club FilmsDec 14, 2018
Downton Abbey still a real fancy fucking house in the first teaser for its big screen debut
Confirming that, yes, Downton Abbey is still a house that could, charitably, be described as "fancy as fuck" now that it's making the move to the big screen, Focus Features released the first teaser trailer for the series' feature film continuation onto the internet today.


Time EntertainmentDec 14, 2018
Explaining That Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse End-Credits Scene
In an era when end-credits scenes are often used to tease new characters and villains, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse finds an innovative way to both introduce a new character and make fun of a popular Spider-Man meme. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse already counts six Spider-beings among its cast. Several will return to the big screen…

Rolling Stone Movie ReviewsDec 14, 2018
‘Mortal Engines' Review: Metropocalypse Now!
Peter Jackson & Co. take on Philip Reeve's popular sci-fi book — and end up with a steampunk Frankenstein's monster made from spare parts Entertainment NewsDec 14, 2018
The Week in Movie News: Scott Derrickson to Direct ‘Doctor Strange 2,' New ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Trailer and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Doctor Strange 2 holds on to director Scott Derrickson: Marvel is moving forward with a sequel to 2016's Doctor Strange with a planned 2021 release. The original's director, Scott Derrickson, will take the helm again with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong returning on screen. Read everything we know so far here.   AWARDS BUZZ The Favourite and A Star is...

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Yahoo! ArtsDec 14, 2018
Best Holiday TV Deals
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VultureDec 14, 2018
CBS's Toxic Culture Isn't Just Behind the Scenes. It's in the Stories It Tells.

On Thursday evening, the New York Times published the latest in what can only be described as a months-long avalanche of stories about the toxic workplace at CBS. In this most recent story, the Times reports that Eliza Dushku, who joined the popular CBS procedural drama Bull in 2017, was ... More »

Billboard Music NewsDec 14, 2018
Janet Jackson Congratulates BTS Backstage at the Mnet Asian Music Awards: Watch
Janet Jackson met BTS backstage at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong, and Jackson shared the cool moment to social media...

VultureDec 14, 2018
Into the Spider-Verse's Credits Scene, Explained

It's that time again! There's a new superhero movie at the multiplex, and you know what that means: a post-credits scene that'll baffle the average non-comics-reading viewer. After the exceedingly entertaining narrative of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse draws to a close and the names of the best-boy and gaffer have ... More »

Rolling Stone Movie NewsDec 14, 2018
‘Downton Abbey': See First Teaser Trailer for British Series' Big Screen Return
Acclaimed historical drama sets feature film release for 2019, four years after series ended TV run

Watch Official Trailer for Downton Abbey Film (Playbill News)

VultureDec 14, 2018
The Hallmark Holiday Gazebo Is Dead, Long Live the Hallmark Holiday Gazebo

Even if you've never dabbled in the art of the squeaky-clean, delightfully soapy Hallmark Christmas movie, you've most likely still picked up on their distinguishing characteristics by Yuletide osmosis. A dead parent, a carousel of '90s actresses, the heroine returning to her hometown to reinvigorate her loins? Obviously. A trip ... More »

Billboard Music NewsDec 14, 2018
#20GAYTEEN Timeline: 21 Best LGBTQ Music Moments of the Year
Jan. 20 Troye Sivan performs "My My My!" and "The Good Side" on Saturday Night Live. Jan. 27 Halsey's "Bad at...

Yahoo! ArtsDec 14, 2018
PHOTOS: French police kill suspect in Strasbourg Christmas market attack
The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its "soldiers".

VultureDec 14, 2018
The Stories Behind If Beale Street Could Talk's Gorgeous Costumes

Writer-director Barry Jenkins's deeply melancholic adaption of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk tells the bittersweet story of Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James), a young Harlem couple that defies obstacles and remains in love despite being torn apart by a dysfunctional and racist justice system. It's faithful ... More »

New York Times MoviesDec 14, 2018
‘Mortal Engines': How the Filmmakers Created a Roaming London
The makers of this science fiction film discuss what was required to turn a sprawling city into a giant R.V.

Yahoo! BooksDec 14, 2018
Michael Flynn case, Free Shipping Day, 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse': 5 things to know Friday
Players in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe enter the spotlight, Free Shipping Day and more things to start your Friday morning.

Yahoo! TVDec 14, 2018
You'll never guess Jennifer Lopez's favorite onscreen kiss
Jennifer Lopez also says her favorite movie smooch has at least one other fine attribute.

NYTimes ArtsDec 14, 2018
The Director James Wan: If ‘Aquaman' Doesn't Work, Blame Me
He took on this film thinking the superhero had few fans. Then some other DC movies didn't excite the public; now the new one faces unexpected pressure.

Billboard Music NewsDec 14, 2018
Keith Richards Chats With Daughter Theodora About Musicals & Their Shared Passions
Keith Richards turns 75 on Tuesday (Dec. 18) and in celebration, the rocker visited his daughter Theodora's SiriusXM show, Off the Cuff...

VultureDec 14, 2018
Is Once Upon a Deadpool Even a Movie?

Should Once Upon a Deadpool even count as an actual movie?I'm torn. On the one hand, as the parent of a young child who is quite fond of Deadpool, I've often secretly hoped for a "cleaner," PG-13 version of these films — even though, as Once Upon a Deadpool demonstrates, ... More »

New York Times BooksDec 14, 2018
Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over ‘Stolen' Manuscripts
In a lawsuit, officials of the Eastern Orthodox Church say the university has four manuscripts that were looted from a monastery in Greece in 1917.

Yahoo! ArtsDec 14, 2018
Justice Dept. has spent $25.2 million on Russia probe through September
In a tweet on Nov. 29, Trump claimed without evidence that Mueller's investigation, which the president has dubbed a "witch hunt," had led to the wasting of more than $40 million. "After wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?), it has proven one thing-there was NO collusion with Russia. The report released on Friday showed that Mueller's office and other Justice Department offices assisting with the probe had spent $8.5 million combined from April 2018 through September 2018.

Playbill NewsDec 14, 2018
17 Popular Musicals That Have Never Been Revived on Broadway
All of these shows have yet to be revived on the Great White Way.

Director Rob Marshall on Mary Poppins Returns and making a successful movie musical (AV Club Films)

Playbill NewsDec 14, 2018
Harrison David Rivers Named Winner of the 2018 Relentless Award
The playwright, who will receive the $45,000 cash prize, won for his play the bandaged place.

Playbill NewsDec 14, 2018
What Did Critics Think of Sprinsgteen on Broadway on Netflix?
The Bruce Springsteen solo show, which ends its acclaimed run at Broadway's Walter Kerr December 15, will be available to stream on Netflix December 16.

Billboard Music NewsDec 14, 2018
Jennifer Lopez Admits She's Hooked Up in Her Trailer, Talks 'Second Act' On 'WHHL': Watch
Jennifer Lopez and her Second Act co-star Leah Remini stopped by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to play games, talk about her new film and...

Billboard Music NewsDec 14, 2018
Hours after Bruce Springsteen Broadway Show Closes, Film Drops on Netflix
To director Thom Zimny, the key element in his filmed version of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show was in the star's eyes. The ...

NYTimes ArtsDec 14, 2018
Children's Books: Winter Holiday Treats For Picture Book Readers
A snowplow who works all night long, a naughty kid who breaks his mom's favorite ornament, a fox hunting for a winter meal, and more in the season's standout picture books.

Metacritic Movie ReviewsDec 14, 2018
The Mule
Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he?s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well?so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn?t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl?s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it?s uncertain if he?ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel?s enforcers, catch up to him.Rated: RRelease Date: Dec 14, 2018

NYTimes ArtsDec 13, 2018
CBS Paid the Actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million to Settle Harassment Claims
Ms. Dushku told investigators she was written off the hit series ‘Bull' after enduring sexual harassment on the set. Lawyers scolded CBS for its ‘antiquated' views.

CBS paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 million to stay silent about alleged harassment on the set of Bull (AV Club Films)

TV by the NumbersDec 13, 2018
Wednesday cable ratings: ‘Black Ink Crew' pulls up, ‘Real Housewives of Dallas' stumbles
It was no big surprise that the NBA took home…

BBC Entertainment & ArtsDec 13, 2018
David Dimbleby signs off from Question Time
From ejecting members of the public to questions about his robotic alter ego, the QT host has had some memorable moments during 25 years in the hot seat.

NYTimes ArtsDec 13, 2018
Critic's Notebook: ‘Vertigo,' Through Two Artists' Eyes
Jean Curran's dye-transfer prints from film frames, and a stop-time movie by Catherine Opie, continue the 60-year love affair with Hitchcock's "Vertigo."

NYTimes ArtsDec 13, 2018
6 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to film series and special screenings.

Rolling Stone Movie ReviewsDec 13, 2018
‘The Mule' Review: Clint Eastwood's Latest Is No ‘Dirty Harry: The Emeritus Years'
The venerable actor-director's character study gives us an elderly man who decides to start a new career — as a cartel drug-runner

NYTimes ArtsDec 13, 2018
Critic's Notebook: Celebrating Two Birthdays: City Center and the Ailey Company
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater shines in varied repertory, including "Timeless Ailey," Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp.

AV Club FilmsDec 13, 2018
Once Upon A Deadpool just might be a better way to rewatch Deadpool 2
Note: This article contains plot revelations for Deadpool 2—though, honestly, if you haven't seen that by now, why are you reading a whole piece about a PG-13 recut of it?


New York Times MoviesDec 06, 2018
4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to film series and special screenings.

Time EntertainmentDec 06, 2018
Barry Jenkins Wants You To Read James Baldwin
Moonlight filmmaker Barry Jenkins makes a James Baldwin classic all too timely
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