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Asia megastar Daniel Wu on his supporting turn in 'Tomb Raider' and his journey back home — to Hollywood

Twenty years ago, with a University of Oregon architecture degree under his belt, Bay Area kid Daniel Wu took a serendipitous trip to Hong Kong as his graduation present. He wanted to witness the handover, stay a few months, then go home and figure out what to do with his life.<p>But a chance scouting …

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The new Tomb Raider trusts that its Lara Croft is worth watching, not just ogling

Alicia Vikander stars in a reboot that’s promising, if not always thrilling.<p>Even people who’ve never touched a video game controller know who Lara Croft is. The character first appeared in the game <i>Tomb Raider</i> 22 years ago, and from the start, she was transparently the product of a particularly …

'The Big Bang Theory' star's op-ed about Harvey Weinstein sparks outrage on Twitter

Mayim Bialik, one of the stars of the popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," attracted sharp criticism on Saturday over an op-ed she wrote for The New York Times about the multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment made against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.<p>Bialik wrote that although …

Harvey Weinstein

Xi curbs disloyalty as Communist party expels former rising star

Politburo member Sun Zhengcai, once a contender for top leadership, expelled for ‘serious discipline violations’<p>China’s Communist party has expelled from its ranks a former contender for a top leadership post for “serious discipline violations” before a major congress due to consolidate President …

Sessions Calls for ‘Recommitment’ to Free Speech on Campus, Diving Into Debate

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions dived into the debate over free speech on college campuses on Tuesday, inserting the Justice Department into a little-known lawsuit against a Georgia college and, in a speech that embraced First Amendment protections, comparing the tactics of one student …

NFL anthem controversy: Does the left ever want to win elections again?

For all of Donald Trump’s often baffling social commentary, he could not have asked for better opponents in an ongoing culture war that has the political left crying foul. On everything from statues, to sports protests, the left seems eager to somehow try to out-do Trump’s bombastic absurdity. …

Von Miller loses endorsement deal after kneeling during anthem

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s decision to kneel during the national anthem before Sunday’s game appears to have resulted in him losing an …

A Rebel, a Warrior and a Race Fiend

Donald Trump is operating the White House as a terror cell of racial grievance in America’s broader culture wars.<p>He has made his allegiances clear: He’s on the side of white supremacists, white nationalists, ethno-racists, Islamophobes and anti-Semites. He is simpatico with that cesspool.<p>And …

Maria Sharapova: How This Immigrant Became A Global Tennis Star

I spoke to Maria Sharapova, tennis champion and author of <i>Unstoppable: My Life So Far</i>, about her obstacles as an immigrant trying to break into the tennis world, her biggest childhood influences, her morning habits, and her best pieces of career advice.<p>Born in Nyagan, Russia, Sharapova moved to the …

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How U.S. News college rankings promote economic inequality on campus

America’s universities are getting two report cards this year. The first, from the Equality of Opportunity Project, brought the shocking revelation that many top universities, including Princeton and Yale, admit more students from the top 1 percent of earners than the bottom 60 percent combined. …

College & University

Gigi Hadid struts in only one heel at Anna Sui show

<p><b>Gigi Hadid</b> proved her professionalism once again when she lost a shoe during Anna Sui's runway show. The supermodel has been strutting her stuff as …

Fashion Modeling

We’re in the early stages of a visual revolution in journalism

It’s more than a pivot to video — it’s an evolution of text.<p>Reports of the death of the written word are greatly exaggerated. The much-lamented and much-snarked-about phrase “pivot to video" is, if I'm being honest, somewhat warranted — video advertising is becoming central to every digital media …

University fires professor for tweeting that hurricane ‘kinda feels like [instant karma] for Texas’

By Eugene Volokh<p>Contributor, The Volokh Conspiracy<p>Tampa Bay Times (Claire McNeill & Langston Taylor) reports that visiting assistant professor Kenneth Storey was fired for tweeting, “I dont believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the …

Trump reportedly axes loyal aide over patchy crowd at Phoenix rally

George Gigicos reportedly told he would never manage a Trump rally again after president voiced displeasure at visible gaps in the audience<p>Donald Trump once used a presidential primary debate to offer assurance that there was no need to worry about the size of his hands or, indeed, his manhood. “I …

Donald Trump

Hollywood won’t let female journalists be competent at their jobs

Rory Gilmore used to flout sexist journalism tropes. Now she embodies them.<p>In 2015, New York magazine wrote about the terrible sexist stereotypes that attend Hollywood portrayals of female journalists — particularly their tendencies to jettison professionalism and ethical standards at whim in order …

Jennifer Ehle interview: ‘Artists don’t have to be unhappy’

After quitting Game of Thrones, Jennifer Ehle feared she’d never work again. Lidija Haas meets an actress with nine lives<p>In the few hours I spend with Jennifer Ehle in New York on a scorching August day, we’re repeatedly approached by strangers. It’s not always that they recognise Ehle, the slight, …

Game of Thrones

Brad Pitt's Love Life: A Timeline

He's been in love a time or two.<p>From Sinitta for Angelina Jolie, here are the women Brad Pitt has dated since 1984. At least, those we know about.

Andy Murray says era of tennis’s big four could be over

For the first time since 2001 neither Roger Federer nor Rafael Nadal will compete in the ATP World Tour Finals and Murray says we will soon know ‘whether it’s done and that era is past’<p>Andy Murray finally voiced the unthinkable when he said on Saturday that the Big Four, the elite club which he …

This is why antiabortion marchers were not welcome

In her Jan. 20 op-ed, “A marcher who’s antiabortion — and not welcome,” Aimee Murphy pondered why she was disinvited to the Women’s March on Washington. I was an abortion counselor at the D.C. Area Women’s Center in the early 1970s and later had an abortion, so I will break it down for her: She was …

5 Celebs Who Threw Major Shade at the 2017 MTV VMAs

Would it be an awards show without at least a handful of shady moments? No, it wouldn’t — particularly when talking about the 2017 MTV Video Music …

Music

Angelina Jolie Would Drop Divorce & Take Brad Pitt Back If He Begged For Another Chance

Angelina Jolie called for a divorce from Brad Pitt. Would she call the divorce off, too? We’ve learned EXCLUSIVELY that there’s one reason that …

Angelina Jolie

Demand for Mayweather-McGregor fight crashed pay-per-view servers

Did you pay for an expensive pay-per-view or streaming pass to watch the hyped-up boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, only to boil with rage as your access went down? You're far from alone. Numerous reports have revealed that servers across the US crashed or buckled under …

Taylor Swift is trying to upstage an eclipse, and it’s working

By Emily Yahr<p>, Reporter<p>Not everyone can upstage an eclipse. But then, not everyone is Taylor Swift.<p>On Friday, the pop megastar deleted all content from her social-media accounts, to the surprise of her hundreds of millions of followers — she erased every tweet, every Instagram photo, every Facebook …

Taylor Swift Has a History With Snakes: Here's the Whole Backstory

Taylor Swift teased her upcoming sixth album, <i>Reputation</i>, with a series of three slinky clips of a slithering snake. It seems the artist is moving …

When does protesting college speakers go too far?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Silencing people with differing opinions has become a pattern on college campuses.<p>The most recent instance was at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, where Betsy DeVos faced a barrage of non-stop boos during her commencement speech Wednesday. During the Education …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Orders An End To Open Transgender Military Service In 2018

Trump's new policy — reverting to the pre-2016 policy not allowing open transgender service — is not due to take effect until March 23, 2018. The policy also gives significant discretion to the secretary of defense.<p>President Trump issued a brief memorandum on Friday afternoon ordering a reversal of …

The New York Times vs. Trump: This single word shows just how screwed up paper's view of our president is

<i>Editor’s note: The following column originally appeared in The Resurgent.</i><p>Timothy Egan is one of the op-ed writers for the New York Times and the Times has been pushing out his column from Friday via Twitter. It is entitled “No Country for This Old Man.” With just one word, Egan and the Times show …

Do Muslims Have to Be Democrats Now?

American Muslims face a choice: vote Democratic, or vote themselves off the island. That’s how Haroon Moghul, the author of the coming memoir “How to Be a Muslim,” put it to me this month — and how many of my fellow American Muslim voters feel.<p>As Republicans have embraced an extreme anti-immigrant, …

Why Rashida Jones Changed Her Mind About Porn

<b>In 2015, you produced a documentary about young pornography performers, ‘‘Hot Girls Wanted,’’ that was eventually turned into a new Netflix documentary series. But in 2013, you wrote a pretty strident essay in Glamour against the ‘‘pornification’’ of everything, where you recount using the hashtag</b> …

Dear iPhone: Here’s Why We’re Still Together After 10 Years

Dear iPhone: It’s hard to believe we’re still together after 10 years, which is eons in the tech industry.<p>What’s the glue that keeps us together? For one, I rarely get lost now that I always have a GPS device in my pocket. After lots of practice with your camera, I’ve become a decent photographer. …

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