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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Can You Match The Topless Zac Efron To The Movie?

When it comes to Zac Efron shirtless, we just can’t seem to get enough, which is why we’re stoked the Hollywood hunk’s flick Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates opens this weekend! But Zac’s recent comedy is far from the only movie he’s gone shirtless — he’s also taken it off in movies like Dirty […]

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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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