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A fashion magazine is taking a stand against Donald Trump — with a plea to Ivanka

It is not often that foreign publications wade into the thicket of an American presidential election and accuse a candidate of misogyny and hate speech. It is even rarer for a foreign fashion magazine to do so. But for its July issue, the editor-in-chief of the Mexican and Latin American edition of Marie Claire has […]

You love Blake Lively. Or maybe you hate Blake Lively. But there is no in-between.

Oh, the curious case of Blake Lively: You either love her or you hate her. She’s one of those actresses who sparks a very strong visceral reaction in people, no matter what — even if she doesn’t do anything that exciting. It’s truly a mystery — but we do know for certain that Lively, who […]

The characters who have died this season on ‘Game of Thrones’ — and the ones doomed for the finale

We’re not quite done with the sixth season of “Game of Thrones,” but already we have enough dead to fill a cemetery. Who have we said goodbye to? Let’s take a look: The bad guys Ramsay Bolton No one’s going to miss the show’s most sadistic and one-note villain, who was killed by his own […]

Could ‘Veep”s election meltdown ever come true?

This post contains spoilers about the fifth season of “Veep.” The entire fifth season of “Veep” has taken place in the speculative aftermath of an electoral college tie in a presidential election, which hasn’t happened in real life in more than two centuries. In Sunday’s episode, the show took it one step further, depicting a political conundrum that […]

Cultural diplomacy and Cuban art go on exhibit at the OAS

No hard feelings on display at the Organization of American States, which is hosting a groundbreaking exhibit of contemporary Cuban art, even though Cuban President Raúl Castro recently called the OAS “an instrument of imperialist domination.” What drew Castro’s ire was OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro’s raising the possibility of a sanction against Venezuela for […]

Let’s talk about that heartbreaking death on ‘Orange Is the New Black’

Warning: This contains major spoilers for the fourth season of “Orange Is the New Black.’ The penultimate episode of “Orange Is the New Black’s” powerful fourth season features the death of a major character. Many fans are still grieving (and yes, grief is the right word) following the murder of Poussey Washington by a correctional officer at Litchfield, […]

Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ jury rules

There will be no new names added to the writing credits of one of the most famous rock songs in history: On Thursday, a Los Angeles jury found that the legendary band Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize the opening chords of its defining song, “Stairway to Heaven,” despite allegations leveled by the psychedelic rock band […]

Done with ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4? Let’s talk about it.

Warning: This obviously includes details about the fourth season of “Orange Is the New Black.” Major spoilers ahead. Unlike Season 3, which ended with the inmates joyously cavorting in a nearby lake, Season 4 concludes on a tone that’s equal parts somber and defiant. Here’s our recap of the last three episodes: Episode 11: People Persons The prison […]

Another season of ‘Big Brother’ is upon us. What madness will take place this year?

Nothing signals summer like the premiere of “Big Brother,” CBS’s ridiculous, addictive reality competition show that kicks off its 18th season on Wednesday night. Ah yes, it has been more than 15 years since the show first arrived on the airwaves, locking about a dozen people in a house together with cameras filming their every […]

Robert Plant testifies he can’t read music or remember the 60s. Verdict: Still a rock star.

For music geeks, what has unfolded in a Los Angeles courthouse over the past week has been like some epic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony — except with everyone wearing suits, and way too many lawyers in the room. First, it was legendary axeman Jimmy Page at the mic. Then his longtime […]

What objects make up your experiences of black history in America? Share your story with us.

Objects hold history. Each one is a story, stamped in time. When it opens in September, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will display thousands of objects — and their stories — that have shaped African American history. As we bring you the latest updates on the museum, we’re also collecting photos of your objects, the […]

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4, Episodes 8-10 recap: It’s getting real at Litchfield

Sophia is still in the SHU and likely injured. Piper has literally been branded a Nazi. And Maria has decided to launch a drug business using the salon as her business front. Let’s recap episodes 8-10. Episode 8: Friends in Low Places Speaking of Maria’s drug-pushing, Red notices that her mirror has gone missing. Given her […]

Mindy Kaling brilliantly mocks stage moms, child actors and herself on ‘The Mindy Project’

Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project” on Hulu has taken some curious twists and turns lately, some of which haven’t thrilled viewers – but Tuesday’s Season 4 episode features a subplot that’s hilarious no matter what you think of this season. In the episode written by Kaling, doctor/celebrity enthusiast Mindy Lahiri makes a decision that seemed inevitable: She […]

LeBron James picked a really great time to debut a new TV show

The glorious city of Cleveland rightfully lost its mind Sunday night when basketball superstar and MVP LeBron James helped lead the Cavaliers to the NBA championship over the Golden State Warriors. You know who else is probably pretty excited about the victory? CNBC executives. That’s because the financial-themed network is the lucky owner of “Cleveland […]

That ‘Orange is the New Black’ character inspired by Martha Stewart sure took some unexpected turns

(This post obviously contains spoilers about Season 4 of ‘Orange is the New Black.”) Every since “Orange is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan casually mentioned there would be a Martha Stewart-inspired character on the prison drama, viewers have been speculating where this storyline could go. However, it’s probably safe to say no one expected that the […]

Halfway done with ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4? Let’s recap.

The beginning of the fourth season for “Orange Is the New Black” finds the Litchfield prison overcrowded and understaffed, but things get increasingly dark as we get deeper into the obligatory binge-watch. Let’s talk about what’s happened so far. (Note: This is a recap of Episodes 3-7.) Episode 3: (Don’t) Say Anything Looks like years of practicing her […]

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: A stunning and bloody ‘Battle of the Bastards’

By now everyone knows the penultimate episode of each season of “Game of Thrones” is where it goes down. A quick rundown of the previous ninth episodes: the beheading of Ned Stark; the battle of Blackwater; the Red Wedding; the Battle of Castle Black. Last year it happened a little earlier (“Hardhome” in the eighth […]

What happened to Ramsay Bolton — and how do we feel about it?

This post contains spoilers for the most recent episode of “Game of Thrones.” Finally, finally, the reigning villain on “Game of Thrones” has met his end. We knew it had to happen eventually. All of the sickest sickos on the show die at some point, and now Ramsay Bolton has joined his pops, Roose, not […]

‘Star Trek Beyond’ actor Anton Yelchin dies at 27

“Star Trek Beyond” actor Anton Yelchin died early Sunday morning at age 27 in a “fatal traffic collision,” according to his publicist, Jennifer Allen. Yelchin was found pinned between his car and a gate in his inclined driveway, Los Angeles police officer Jenny Hosier told the Associated Press. The car was in neutral with the […]

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky

Chelsea Clinton announced today that she gave birth to a son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky. The former (and possibly future) first daughter posted the news on Twitter late Saturday morning. Marc and I are overwhelmed with gratitude and love as we celebrate the birth of our son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky. — Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 18, […]

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