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Norman Lear Looks Back at His Life and Career: ‘I Don’t Have a Single Regret’

Norman Lear is arguably one of the most important crusaders for free speech. He created boundary-pushing sitcoms like “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Maude,” which tackled hot-button issues like racism, sex and abortion during an era when television largely avoided controversy, and he also founded the progressive advocacy group People for the American… […]

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Michael Shannon: Indie Actors Shouldn’t Be Working for Free

Actor Michael Shannon, at Karlovy Vary to screen Joshua Marston’s chamber drama about identity and payback, “Complete Unknown,” featuring Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates and Danny Glover, jokes that when making art film the pay often lies mainly in the fest tour experience. Are too many great actors willing to work for almost nothing if offered… […]

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How the Media Can Help Make Sense of a Senseless Week

Cable and network news organizations have been trying their best this week to report on the awful events in Dallas, St. Paul and Baton Rouge, but that kind of 24/7 coverage — which has been occasionally less timely than what emerges from various social media channels — has come to have a numbing, awful kind of familiarity…. […]

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Links Gay Marriage, Mass Murder in Speech to Conservative Conference

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson is once again voicing his anti-gay sentiments. Speaking at the the Western Conservative Summit last week in Denver, Robertson linked the alleged murders of 160,000 U.S. citizens to the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing gay marriage. Robertson’s remarks came just four days before Wednesday’s season 10 premiere of “Duck Dynasty.”… […]

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Trevor Noah on Police Shootings: ‘You Can Be Pro-Cop and Pro-Black’

In the wake of this week’s police shootings of Alton Sterling  and Philando Castile, and the death of five Dallas police officers, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah tackled the divisive opinion that if a person believes that black lives matter, they must also be anti-police. “The hardest part of having a conversation surrounding police shootings in America:… […]

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TV Review: ‘The Night Of’

HBO’s “The Night Of” begins with an after-school special come to life: A college kid trying to get to a party sneaks out in his dad’s cab and ends up, just hours later, in jail charged with murder. A pretty girl is dead, and the kid has her literal blood on his hands. For the entire first… […]

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