Angela Bassett’s tribute to brave women is the inspiration you need today

Angela Bassett’s tribute to brave women is the inspiration you need today

CNN — Angela Bassett gave a rousing speech about female empowerment at the Glamor Women of the Year event on Tuesday night. The “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” star, who was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the event, reflected on the brave women, on screen and off, who have influenced her life. “We are … Read more

How do drag shows promote US national security?

How do drag shows promote US national security?

Hungarian soldiers at a training ground near Hajduhadhaz, Hungary, 24 February. Photo: zsolt czegledi/Shutterstock The export of American culture has long been one of our nation’s greatest soft power assets. But instead of using it to reaffirm Western values ​​and American interests, the Biden administration is proselytizing for vigilante ideology. The foreign policy consequences could … Read more

Harvey Weinstein is on trial in Los Angeles accused of rape and sexual assault

Harvey Weinstein is on trial in Los Angeles accused of rape and sexual assault

CNN — Two years after his conviction for rape and sexual assault, disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein is set to stand trial again on similar charges in Los Angeles. Weinstein, 70, has pleaded not guilty to charges including four counts of rape, four counts of forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by force and sexual assault … Read more

Gujarat, India: Bilkis Bano’s rapists are now free and she is in hiding

Gujarat, India: Bilkis Bano’s rapists are now free and she is in hiding

New Delhi CNN — Lined up outside the gates of Godhra Detention Center in Gujarat, western India, the 11 middle-aged men could have been mistaken for visiting dignitaries receiving sweets and blessings from local admirers. In reality, they were part of a 2002 Hindu mob that had just been released after serving 14 years to … Read more

‘She Said’ debuts at the New York Film Festival

‘She Said’ debuts at the New York Film Festival

CNN — “She Said,” based on the book about the New York Times’ investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, premiered at the 2022 New York Film Festival on Oct. 13. The film’s world premiere comes five years after the Times first reported the allegations against Weinstein – and as Weinstein’s Los Angeles trial over sexual … Read more

Geena Davis on Childhood Trauma, a cut scene from a League of their Own, and her memoirs, Dying of Politeness

Geena Davis on Childhood Trauma, a cut scene from a League of their Own, and her memoirs, Dying of Politeness

As the star of some of Hollywood’s most memorable cinematic masterpieces, Geena Davis has remained unforgettable. Whether she played tough softball star Dottie in the their own league, emotionally abused housewife turned outlaw Thelma in the iconic buddy comedy road trip film Thelma & Louise, or eccentric dog trainer Muriel i The accidental tourist, she … Read more

Harvey Weinstein trial: Jennifer Siebel Newsom to testify in Los Angeles sexual assault trial

Harvey Weinstein trial: Jennifer Siebel Newsom to testify in Los Angeles sexual assault trial

CNN — Jennifer Siebel Newsom, an award-winning filmmaker and wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, will testify in the sexual assault trial of disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein in Los Angeles, her lawyers told CNN on Monday. “Like many other women, my client was sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein at an alleged business meeting that … Read more

Iran protests feature smaller gatherings, rooftop chanting as crackdown intensifies

Iran protests feature smaller gatherings, rooftop chanting as crackdown intensifies

Iranian protesters are moving away from large gatherings and street clashes with authorities in Tehran in favor of pop-up demonstrations and individual demonstrations of opposition to the government, according to residents of the capital. Instead, the demonstrations that have swept Iran over the past dozen days now increasingly feature smaller protests in less gated neighborhoods … Read more

Iran’s hardline government faces growing unrest over women’s rights

Iran’s hardline government faces growing unrest over women’s rights

A movement initially led by young people who focused on the country’s strict Islamic dress code for women appeared to expand into a mass outpouring of pent-up discontent among middle-class workers and even religious Iranians over the regime’s treatment of its own citizens. The nightly street clashes between security forces and protesters that have erupted … Read more

Amid Iran protests, a powerful leader emerges from the shadows

Amid Iran protests, a powerful leader emerges from the shadows

As Iranians take to the streets to protest the country’s strict Muslim dress code, they have called for the death of a man who once held power in secret and now has a growing public profile – Mojtaba Khamenei, son of the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader. Mr. Khamenei, 53 years old, holds no official government … Read more