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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Colman Domingo’s Crooked Summer by Cara Buckley

He’s proud to have appeared in, and championed, films that show off Black men at their soulful best. His roles in “Candyman” and “Zola” are different.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

They’ve Given $6 Million to the Arts. No One Knew Them, Until Now. by Cara Buckley

Moving quickly in the pandemic, a wealthy money manager underwrote performances via a new foundation, with a little help from a violin-obsessed adviser.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NBC Says It Will Not Air the Golden Globes in 2022 by Matt Stevens and Cara Buckley

The group behind the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has been under pressure for its lack of Black members and its financial practices.

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

How Scott Rudin Wielded Power in Show Business by Michael Paulson and Cara Buckley

For decades, the producer has cultivated and castigated people at all levels of entertainment. Now his past is catching up with him.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement by Melena Ryzik and Cara Buckley

Some 40 women will participate in the bankruptcy court agreement, though others who have sued Mr. Weinstein and accused him of sexual abuse have objected to the terms and are considering an …

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Tourists Make Plan B As Coronavirus Closes New York's Sights by Cara Buckley

Resourceful tourists whose dream trips to New York have been upended by the pandemic are doing their best to cobble together alternative entertainment.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

A Climate Show Was Canceled. Then Came the Finger-Pointing. by Michael Paulson and Cara Buckley

One of the nation’s most successful theaters, the Public, shortened the run of a monologue by a prominent artist-activist, Josh Fox. Now each party is blaming the other.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Why the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys Are Not Ready for They and Them by Cara Buckley

Asia Kate Dillon of “Billions” is calling on the Television Academy to scrap gendered categories. But the organization and others have no plans for change, for now.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

What Is a Grip? The Few Women Doing the Job in Hollywood Explain by Cara Buckley

On a movie set “we control anything over people’s heads,” one female key grip explains. But when you’re the exception on an all-male crew, other factors come into play.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Lisa Borders, CEO of Time’s Up Anti-Harassment Group, Resigns by Cara Buckley

Borders, formerly president of the WNBA, is leaving Time’s Up for family reasons after four months in the position.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

What Frances McDormand Meant by an ‘Inclusion Rider’ at the Oscars by Cara Buckley and Daniel Victor

Ms. McDormand, who mentioned the contract provision as she accepted the best actress Oscar, said she just learned about it two weeks ago.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Carpetbagger: Sam Rockwell on His Secret Past as a Really Bad Break Dancer by Cara Buckley

The actor, favored to win an Oscar for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” also responds to critics of his racist-cop character.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Carpetbagger: Christopher Plummer Talks Frankly About Replacing Kevin Spacey by Cara Buckley

Up for an Oscar for playing J. Paul Getty, a part that initially went to Mr. Spacey, Mr. Plummer recalls thinking: “To hell with it, I’m doing it.”

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

In Disney’s Seedy Shadow, the Magic and Hardship of ‘The Florida Project’ by Cara Buckley

With his latest film, the director Sean Baker continues his look at people on the margins of American society, stories he isn’t seeing in cinema.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

A Maverick Director, His Big Pig and the Small Screen by Cara Buckley

“Okja,” Bong Joon Ho’s fable about meat eating and a six-ton genetically engineered animal, has angered theater owners around the world. Here’s why.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Carpetbagger: Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Talking to Meryl Streep the Other Day by Cara Buckley

As he moves into film, the “Hamilton” star gets tips from Hollywood royalty and eyes EGOT status, something he says he never set his sights on.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Carpetbagger: Denzel Washington, the Oscars and Race by Cara Buckley

The actor, nominated for “Fences,” discusses bringing more of August Wilson’s work to the screen. And he finds a path to social progress.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Carpetbagger: ‘La La Land’s’ Damien Chazelle Wins Directors Guild Award by Cara Buckley

On another night of political acceptance speeches, the prize adds to the film’s momentum as it heads into the Oscars.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Carpetbagger: ‘La La Land’ Takes Top Prize at the Producers Guild Awards by Cara Buckley

The honors, which are known as strong predictors of the Oscars, also went to the nonfiction “O.J.: Made in America” and the animated “Zootopia.”

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Carpetbagger: ‘La La Land’ Has an Oscars Edge: Its Hollywoodness by Cara Buckley

As academy members consider high-profile categories, signs point toward this festival darling winning the best-picture award.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

The Carpetbagger: For Critics’ Prizes, ‘La La Land’ Leads a Three-Way Race by Cara Buckley

“Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight” are making strong showings, too. But the industry awards will be the real indicators.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Disney’s ‘Moana’ Surpasses ‘Frozen’ in Pre-Thanksgiving Box Office by Cara Buckley

The studio’s new animated movie did better on Wednesday, its first day of release, than Disney’s blockbuster did upon its debut in the same period in 2013.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Nitehawk to Open a Second Cinema in Brooklyn by Cara Buckley

The owner of the popular boutique movie house in Williamsburg will convert the Pavilion theater in Park Slope to Nitehawk Prospect Park.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

TimesTalks: Damian Lewis by Cara Buckley

See acclaimed British star of stage and screen Damian Lewis talk about his career in such television hits as Homeland and Wolf Hall, in films like Dreamcatcher and Romeo and Juliet, and on s…

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Garrison Keillor You Never Knew by Cara Buckley

After more than four decades of hosting “A Prairie Home Companion,” which he created and which, in turn, created him, the public radio legend is retiring.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Carpetbagger: ‘Spotlight’ Wins Big at a Diverse Indie Spirits Ceremony by Cara Buckley

Awards were spread around as “Beasts of No Nation,” “Tangerine” and “Carol” also collected trophies.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore: Sisterhood (and Friendship) Is Powerful by Cara Buckley

The actresses bring their personal chemistry to “Miss You Already,” a film about best friends facing an illness that threaten one of them.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Female Producers and Directors Mean Female Crew Members, Film Study Finds by Cara Buckley

Gender affects hiring behind the scenes, according to an academic report.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Small Gains for Female Playwrights by Cara Buckley

Roughly one-fifth of the productions staged at hundreds of theaters nationwide over the past three seasons were written by women, according to a new study.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

The Carpetbagger: ‘Into the Woods': Emily Blunt on Singing for Stephen Sondheim by Cara Buckley

The actress talks about naming her nameless character and singing in front of Stephen Sondheim.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Carpetbagger: Sondheim’s Plea to a Director: Just Get ‘Into the Woods’ Made by Cara Buckley

Rob Marshall promised the Broadway legend and his collaborator, James Lapine, that the long-gestating adaptation would finally see the big screen.

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