Harvey Weinstein did disgusting, reprehensible things and he should be punished for them. This is an easy thing to say, evidenced by the fact that many have said it already, from the various stars the disgraced mogul has worked with, to his former business partners, to former U.S. presidents, to even Weinstein’s friends, wife, and his own brother. Try saying it now, secure in the knowledge that you, too, are belatedly on the right side of history. In fact, if you were never directly involved with Weinstein—or complicit in keeping his abuse of women an open Hollywood secret out of some craven concern for your own ambitions—then that’s really all anyone expects of you: base-level empathy for his victims, some revulsion that he was allowed to get away with it for so long, and gratitude for those who have now come forward. With its many on-the-record testimonies and taped evidence, condemnations from his own inner circle and even his very own written confessions, … [Read more...] about All the worst Harvey Weinstein takes in one list that we’ll probably have to update [UPDATED]
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Best freestyle ski areas Joe Harkess, freestyle coach, All Mountain AcademyJenny Jones’s Olympic bronze medal should ride the snowpark at Bellevarde (under the Mont Blanc chairlift). It has jumps of varying sizes, as well as boxes and rails – so it’s much like a slopestyle course. New this year is a giant airbag, great for people who want to practise spinning or going upside down: you land on a giant inflatable pillow. Check out the snowpark in Tignes, too (Jenny Jones honed her skills there, while working as a chalet maid). The park is home to one of the best halfpipes in Europe. While in Tignes, check out the natural terrain park run off the Palafour lift – it is packed with jumps and bowls. Best après-ski spots Kelly Starlight, artistic director, La Folie Douce Cafe Face : the drinks on offer are great value and, at the beginning of the evening, there’s a really chilled ambience. As the night goes on, it transforms into the best house music bar in … [Read more...] about Skiing in Val d’Isère: a locals’ guide
The sandstone-paved corridor opens to a magnificent, three-tier chamber distinct from the other parts of the 88-year-old Parliament building. The Chamber, Rajya Sabha, has possibly seen more stalwarts from various walks of life — from business and sports to culture — than any other political institution of this country.The Upper House of Indian Parliament has been playing a pivotal role in India’s much cherished parliamentary democracy, keeping the bicameral structure alive, setting new records and creating history since its inception. And on November 18, the House, which has dark red as its distinct colour, will open its 250th session: a remarkable feat showcasing the vibrancy of India.While the Lower House, primarily because of its nature of being elected by voters, has seen more full-time political activists over the years, the Rajya Sabha has been more like an eclectic mix of minds from different streams of life as parties could … [Read more...] about Rajya Sabha’s importance grows as polity becomes more diverse
(CNN) — A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on “Going In Style,” a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said. In one incident, she said, Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” He never successfully lifted her skirt, she said — he would touch it and try to lift it, she would move away, and then he’d try again. Eventually, she said, “Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.” Freeman’s alleged inappropriate behavior was not limited to … [Read more...] about Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Inappropriate Behavior, Harassment
I don’t like to think of it as a bucket list, but I do have a few things I’d like to get to before my name appears in the obit section of the newspaper.One of which is to speak Spanish fluently, or close to it, which is how I ended up hanging out last week at the Brooklyn Hair Styler salon in Boyle Heights.Let me explain.I can understand most of what’s happening in a Dodger game when I listen to Jaime Jarrin call the games in Spanish. I can understand most of the medical advice doled out on Farmacia Natural, a daily Spanish language radio program whose callers are prescribed oil of oregano and other natural cures for what ails them. Advertisement I’d be better off if my father — whose parents were from Spain — had spoken to me only in Spanish when I was a kid. But he didn’t, so I took Spanish in school and had a private instructor for a while about 15 years ago. But I’m losing brain cells fast, and you’ve got to stick with a … [Read more...] about Column: Learning Spanish at a Boyle Heights hair salon reminds me what I love about L.A.