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Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021
"Annette" is a film that's likely best experienced rather than described.
Anyone familiar with the work of French director Leos Carax, best known for the surreal Denis Lavant fantasy "Holy Motors," probably already knew that. But tack on the fact that the script and music was written by...
Monday, Jul. 5, 2021
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO on Monday, handing over the reins as the company navigates the challenges of a world fighting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
Andy Jassy, who ran Amazon's cloud-computing business, replaced Bezos, a change the company announced in...
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly going to review Amazon’s proposed $8.45 billion deal to acquire MGM, the movie and TV studio behind such properties as the James Bond franchise, Legally Blonde and Shark Tank.
News of FTC scrutiny comes after...
Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021
Without speaking a word or scratching a pen across paper, President Joe Biden drove up the pressure on Big Tech companies already smarting under federal and congressional investigations, epic antitrust lawsuits and near-constant condemnation from politicians of both parties.
Monday, Jun. 14, 2021
A group of House lawmakers put forward a sweeping legislative package Friday that could curb the market power of Big Tech companies and force Facebook, Google, Amazon or Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business.
The bipartisan proposals are the...
Wednesday, May. 26, 2021
Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, "Legally Blonde" and "Shark Tank," with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch.
Amazon is paying $8.45 billion for MGM, making it the company's second-largest...
Wednesday, May. 12, 2021
When Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins was considering adapting Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the Underground Railroad into a limited series, he kept hearing the same thing: Impossible.
It would be emotionally and mentally draining, Jenkins knew. And he...
Saturday, Mar. 27, 2021
New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris was ecstatic when Amazon named Long Island City in 2018 as a front-runner for its new headquarters, a project that would bring 25,000 jobs and $2.5 billion in construction spending to his district in Queens.
But his support faded quickly when he...
Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2021
When Eddie Murphy made the original "Coming to America," he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America.
Murphy was at the very height of his fame, coming off "Beverly Hills Cop II" and the stand-up special "Raw." They were heady times. Arsenio Hall, Murphy's longtime friend...
Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
Super Bowl ads each year offer a snapshot of the American psyche. And this year, it's a doozy.
After a year of pandemic fear and isolation, a tumultuous election capped by a riot at the Capitol, and periodic uncertainty as to whether there would even BE a Super Bowl, marketers have to...