For a Male Sexual Assault Survivor, Justice Won in Court Does Not Equal Healing

[ad_1] When Sam Schultz was sexually assaulted, it felt like a part of them died. It took eight years and the burgeoning #MeToo movement to spur them to go public and make a police report, and an additional five years for their attackers to plead guilty. Now, as much as Schultz hopes there’s a reckoning … Read more

Publishing Industry Heavy-Hitters Sue Iowa Over State’s New School Book-Banning Law

[ad_1] The nation’s largest publisher and several bestselling authors, including novelists John Green and Jodi Picoult, are part of a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging Iowa’s new law that bans public school libraries and classrooms from having practically any book that depicts sexual activity. The lawsuit is the second in the past week to challenge the … Read more

Family of Marine Killed in Afghanistan Fails to Win Lawsuit Against Alec Baldwin

[ad_1] CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Alec Baldwin didn’t have to pay anything to resolve a $25 million lawsuit filed by family members of a Marine killed in Afghanistan after the actor chastised them on social media over the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Baldwin’s attorney said. U.S. Southern District of New York … Read more

Country Music Star to Perform at Kentucky Governor’s Inauguration

[ad_1] FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A country music star will perform at Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s second inauguration, while health care workers and public school educators will serve as grand marshals of the parade as details of the daylong ceremonies on Dec. 12 came into focus on Thursday. Other inaugural events in Kentucky’s capital city … Read more

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Named Best Film of 2023 by New York Film Critics

[ad_1] It’s the third time that Scorsese has been given the best film award from his hometown’s critics, who named 1990’s “GoodFellas” their top movie, as well as 2019’s “The Irishman.” On Thursday, the group also awarded Lily Gladstone, who stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” best actress. “Oppenheimer,” Christopher Nolan’s … Read more

Alvin Ailey Troupe – and a Soulful Cynthia Erivo – Join to Celebrate Dance Legend Judith Jamison

[ad_1] Judith Jamison looked out onto the glittering crowd at New York City Center and marveled: “The man thought of this 65 years ago, and here we are!” Jamison, 80, was speaking of Alvin Ailey, the pioneering choreographer who 65 years ago founded Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It began with a small gig at … Read more

Pogues Frontman Shane MacGowan Dies at Age 65

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Shane Macgowan, the singer-songwriter and frontman of The Pogues, best known for their ballad “Fairytale of New York,” died Thursday, his family said. He was 65. “It is with the deepest sorrow and heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our most beautiful, darling and dearly beloved Shane Macgowan,” … Read more

Elton John Addresses Britain’s Parliament, Urging Lawmakers to Do More to Fight HIV/AIDS

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Elton John has urged British lawmakers to do more to fight HIV and AIDS, saying the U.K. can be the first country in the world “to defeat this awful virus.” The British star spoke to lawmakers and campaigners in the grand Speaker’s House of Parliament on Wednesday evening at an event … Read more

Daryl Hall Accuses John Oates of ‘Ultimate Partnership Betrayal’ in Plan to Sell Stake in Business

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daryl Hall has accused his longtime music partner John Oates of committing the “ultimate partnership betrayal” by planning to sell his share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without the other’s permission, Hall said in a court declaration supporting his lawsuit to keep the transaction paused. In the … Read more

Frances Sternhagen, Tony Award-Winning Actor Who Was Familiar Maternal Face on TV, Dies at 93

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Sternhagen, the veteran character actor who won two Tony Awards and became a familiar maternal face to TV viewers later in life in such shows as “Cheers,” “ER,” “Sex and the City” and “The Closer,” has died. She was 93. Sternhagen died peacefully of natural causes Monday her son, … Read more