Month: September 2021

Opinion | The Trump News Show Is Over and We’re All Healthier For It

The causes behind the “great media crash” are self-evident. Last year was a campaign year, which always causes news consumption to spike. It was also the last year — barring his reelection in 2024 — of President Donald Trump. Trump was a one-man perpetual news machine, forever feeding reporters high-calorie, low-nutrition tidbits and serving dumpsters of coverable commotion, some of which was forgotten the day after it was reported. Remember when the White House promoted Melania Trump’s jewelry line or when Kellyanne Conway hyped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line? Sometimes he would uncork two or three mini-scandals a day. The press

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Art collector says van Gogh authenticators are wrong

Art collector Stuart Pivar — who founded the New York Academy of Art with Andy Warhol in 1979 — is suing the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam for $300 million dollars after it declined to authenticate a painting he claims is a long lost work by the Dutch master.

But the museum has reason to think it’s a faux Van Gogh.

As The Post previously reported, Pivar filed a complaint with the New York County Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging that the museum was negligent because it failed to view the painting in real life, and made its judgement based

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U.S. securities regulator scrutinizes funds over ESG labels -sources

Sept 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator has been asking money managers to explain the standards they use for classifying funds as environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused for several months, according to two sources familiar with the queries.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff have been pressing firms for details on how they determine these classifications, two sources with direct knowledge said. Earlier this year, the regulator said it had found “potentially misleading” claims and inadequate controls around investing in ESG issues in a review of investment advisors and funds.

SEC examiners have been scrutinizing investment advisers in recent

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Gender Equality in the Film Business Still Far Off, Venice Seminar Reports

“Aiming for 50:50 by 2020” is the outdated slogan from a Council of Europe recommendation on gender equality in the audiovisual sector, as advertised on a pamphlet available at the third “Annual Seminar on Gender Equality and Inclusivity in the Film Industry” at the Venice Film Festival.

The event took place earlier this week at the Venice Production Bridge film market, but a raft of statistics, shown at the afternoon session, proved that this goal has not been reached.

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“20:20 by 2050,” quipped one panelist during the event, which was presented mostly in Italian, with the

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Park City tunnels tour like hiking through an art gallery

Three tunnel murals decorate this urban, handicap-accessible trail that also has rural elements

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Murals in tunnels along the Poison Creek Trail in Park City on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

Getting out and communing with nature often is the best part of going on a hike. Nothing beats forest bathing or finding pockets of paintbrushes as you breathe in the freshly oxygenated air.

But sometimes I just want to do a little exploring in a place where I won’t come back dusty, where the views are of the

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Hurricane Aftermath, Texas Abortion Law Fallout, NRA’s Future : NPR

Ida leaves a path of death and destruction from the Gulf Coast to New England. Texas clinics that provide abortions face a new reality. The NRA cancels its annual meeting because of the pandemic.



A MARTINEZ, HOST:

Ida has left behind a path of death and destruction from the Gulf Coast all the way into New England, and the death toll continues to rise.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The power is still out in parts of Louisiana, where Ida first swept ashore and wiped out entire neighborhoods. President Biden is going to travel there today. The greatest loss of life, though,

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Netflix Strikes Multi-Year Series Partnership With India’s Excel Entertainment

Netflix has entered into a multi-year partnership with Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Mumbai-based Excel Entertainment, the banner behind the cult classic Dil Chahta Hai.

Under the deal, the pair will produce a variety of projects under its series banner Excel Media and Entertainment. It will commence with two shows:

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Dabba Cartel is a story of five housewives who run a high stakes secret cartel.

Queen of the Hill: Style, ambition, love, friendship and betrayal set in the backdrop of jazz rich 1960s Mumbai, the series chronicles the dynamic relationship between two ambitious women that will

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Art, terror and erections show VR potential at Venice

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“Can you tell the difference between what is and isn’t real?” intones Tilda Swinton as the room disintegrates into pixels.

Swinton is the latest star to lend her talents to the world of virtual reality, which has been quietly building into a medium with incredible — and disconcerting — potential.

She narrates “Goliath”, about a man’s descent into schizophrenia, illustrated by startling visual effects and interactive experiences that illustrate his slippery hold on reality.

It premiered in the VR section of the Venice Film Festival which is running until

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Louisiana AG opens investigation into deaths of nursing home residents at temporary hurricane shelter

Inspectors were sent Tuesday — four days after the residents were taken there — but were expelled and kept from doing a full assessment, according to the state Health Department.

Citing “significant concerns about conditions,” the department moved each person out of the building by Thursday evening, according to Louisiana State Health Officer Joe Kanter. The governor has said a total of 843 residents were moved from the location by Thursday.

Fourteen of the residents who were removed had to be taken to hospitals for further treatment or evaluation, Kanter said.

A fifth nursing home resident who was being held

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Dakota Johnson Shows Off Butt In Sheer Gown At Venice Film Festival

  • Dakota Johnson, 31, looks totally toned in a sheer dress walking the red carpet at the Venice International Film Festival.
  • Dakota rocks a gem-encrusted, sheer gown from Gucci, which shows off her super sculpted butt and legs.
  • Dakota’s trainer switches up her workouts between Pilates, yoga, and cardio to maintain her toned muscles.

Actress Dakota Johnson, 31, looked as stunning and strong as ever on the red carpet of the Venice International Film Festival at the premiere of her film The Lost Daughter. She shined bright like a diamond and so did her full-length, gem-encrusted sheer gown from

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