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The People Who Will Draft the Democratic Platform Have a Conflict of Interest Problem

Next up after the Biden-Sanders task forces? The Democratic platform drafting committee—and progressives have their work cut out for them.

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Christopher Nolan Almost Passed on Debicki for ‘Tenet’ Because She’s So Good in ‘Widows’

Elizabeth Debicki insisted she audition for Christopher Nolan, even though he offered her the part.

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Emmy Predictions 2020: Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special

HBO and Netflix look to fend off a flurry of fresh competitors in a race that may come down to where voters' allegiance lies.

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What To Do Once We’ve Defunded The Police ❧ Current Affairs

One idea: give the freed-up monetary resources back to the people through participatory budgeting.

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Police Surveilled George Floyd Protests With Help From Twitter-Affiliated Startup Dataminr

Artificial intelligence firm Dataminr is making questionable use of its Twitter firehose privileges — and not for the first time.

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2:00PM Water Cooler 7/9/2020 | naked capitalism

COVID problem states ~ Festival of Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force ~ Trump gets Supreme Court respite ~ Trump and the burbs ~ COVID and multiple system failure ~ Employment situation, wholesale sale...

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Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis?

A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.

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Michelle Williams, Oscar Isaac Set for HBO Remake of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Scenes from a Marriage’

The Swedish director's blistering 1973 miniseries will get the small-screen treatment starring two powerhouse actors.

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‘Relic’ Review: Emily Mortimer Conjures a Relentlessly Creepy Slice of Mother-Daughter Body Horror

Echoes of Cronenberg abound in Natalie Erika James' chilling feature debut that relies on allegory to serve up it scares.

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Composer Carter Burwell Is Attuned to Streaming with ‘The Morning Show’ and ‘Space Force’

The Oscar-nominated composer talks the freedoms and limits of composing for Netflix and Apple, a far cry from intimate collaborations with filmmakers like the Coens and Todd Haynes.

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Trump gets no special protections because he's president and must release financial records, Supreme Court rules

In cases testing the limits of presidential power, the Supreme Court ruled the president has no special protections that exempt him from complying with subpoenas from Congress or state grand juries.

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