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‘A Prairie Home Companion’ gets a new name after creator’s exit

Radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” has been renamed “Live From Here” after creator Garrison Keillor exited Minnesota Public Radio amid allegations …

Entertainment

Tina Brown: 'What is it with old men and bathrobes?'

At 29, Tina Brown moved to New York to edit Vanity Fair – and went on to have bruising encounters with Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein and Garrison Keillor. She meets Emma Brockes<p>“America has no memory,” said Wallace Shawn, the actor and son of William Shawn, whose legendary editorship of the New …

UK News

Federal Judge Kozinski retires as sexual misconduct inquiry launched

Amid an onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations from at least 15 women, Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco abruptly announced his retirement Monday from the bench effective immediately.<p>Kozinski, 67, appointed to the federal court in 1985 by …

Leon Wieseltier

Listen to Jeff Tweedy on “Live From Here,” Formerly “A Prairie Home Companion” | Pitchfork

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy performed on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Live from Here with Chris Thile” (formerly known as “A Prairie Home Companion”) last night. He played “Locator” and “Laminated Cat” during the first half, and returned later in the show with Punch Brothers to do “All Lives, You Say?” and …

Bon Iver

New Prairie Home Companion Name Is Duller Than Many Say the Show Is

When the brand doesn't say anything, your work isn't done.<p>When Garrison Keillor, writer and now-retired radio host, was caught in the sexual harassment storms that have altered if not ended a growing number of careers, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) decided to take strict action.<p>Among other things, …

Accusations in the #MeToo era: How companies handle complaints

In the fast-paced era of the #MeToo movement, the number of high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct keeps growing — and some of the accused have lost their jobs seemingly instantaneously.<p>While many have admitted, or partially admitted, wrongdoing, others — including talk show host Tavis …

Ryan Lizza

‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Renamed ‘Live From Here’ After Garrison Keillor Exits MPR

After four decades, the popular radio show <i>A Prairie Home Companion</i> is changing its name to <i>Live From Here</i> in the wake of Garrison Keillor’s departure …

Entertainment Industry

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President …

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Public media has been plagued by sexual misconduct accusations, but donations keep flowing

It’s been a bad couple of months for public radio and television, image-wise. Sexual misconduct accusations have knocked prominent hosts Charlie Rose, Garrison Keillor, Tavis Smiley and Tom Ashbrook off the air, while two of NPR’s top news editors, Mike Oreskes and David Sweeney, have …

U.S. Politics

WNYC supporters waver amid harassment crisis

The public gathers for the first part of Thursday night's board meeting.<p><b>Thursday night</b>, in a ballroom at the Hilton in midtown, Naomi Tarantal …

Columbia University

Bring back Garrison Keillor

I get the whole journalistic-standards thing with regard to Garrison Keillor’s non-disclosure of the accusations against him when he wrote his op-ed on Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), but did that really require silencing his absolutely unique voice for all time [“After firing, Garrison Keillor hasn’t …

Opinion

Joe Soucheray: Restore good cheer! Be fair! Make those bicycle bollards seasonal!

The North Korean-inspired two-way bicycle lanes, identified by the PVC bollards up and down Pelham Boulevard in St. Paul, for example, have been …

Cycling

Do Hollywood's sexual predators deserve the artistic death penalty?

Women are finally getting justice, but that doesn't mean we must erase all art created by flawed people. We can separate the art from the artist.<p>In my early teens, I picked up a dog-eared copy of Woody Allen's book <i>Side Effects</i> and immediately imagined a future as a writer. I would spend long …

Woody Allen

How to Be Sexier Without Changing Your Appearance: Become a Great Storyteller

Looking to increase your attractiveness? Just learn to tell a great story.<p>The Agta are a hunter-gatherer people in the Philippines. Nomads who live in mountainous regions, they have legendary skills with bows and arrows. You'd think among a group with this sort of lifestyle, physical prowess and …

Storytelling

Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by 3 New Women

News comes less than two weeks after music mogul announced he is “stepping aside” from companies<p>Less than two weeks after Russell Simmons announced …

Entertainment

The Politics of #HimToo

The issue of sexual misconduct has emerged as a centerpiece of Democratic strategy for taking on President Trump and the Republican Party. That strategy paid off on Tuesday with the defeat of Roy Moore.<p>Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s decision to bring to center stage charges of sexual harassment …

Opinion

Album reviews: Tom Waits - Real Gone Remastered, Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno - Finding Shore, and more

<b>Tom Waits - Real Gone: Remixed/Remastered</b><p>★★★★★<p><b>Download this: Hoist That Rag; Sins Of My Father; Don’t Go Into That Barn; Trampled Rose; How’s It</b> …

Golden Dawn

How Television Anticipated the Weinstein Moment in 2017

From The Keepers to National Treasure, The Deuce to The Handmaid’s Tale, new shows probed the institutionalized nature of sexual assault.<p><b>This article contains spoilers about the Hulu show National Treasure.</b><p>On October 5, <i>The New York Times</i> published a remarkable investigation by Jodi Kantor and Megan …

TV

Former UC Davis professor, conductor accused of sex assault

Harvey Weinstein<p>Matt Lauer<p>Louis C.K.<p>Kevin Spacey<p>Al Franken<p>Charlie Rose<p>Rep. Trent Franks<p>John Lasseter<p>James Toback<p>Former President George H.W. Bush<p>Warren Moon<p>Congressman John Conyers<p>Roy Moore<p>Dr. Larry Nassar<p>Brett Ratner<p>Mark Halperin<p>Russell Simmons<p>Steven Seagal<p>Jeremy Piven<p>Garrison Keillor<p>Michael …

Leon Wieseltier

The Biggest Workplace Stories of 2017

These are the year's work-related stories that most consumed us and changed us, confused us and angered us. Here are the top workplace stories of …

Michael Oreskes

6 Perspectives on the Future of #MeToo

The Other NRA<p><b>by Jane Fonda</b><p>W omen in every sector of the entertainment industry are working to transform Hollywood in the wake of the Weinstein …

Liberal View

How Should We Process Sexual Harassment Allegations When No Specific Allegations Have Been Made Public?

On Monday, the New Yorker announced that it had cut ties with its Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, for engaging in “improper sexual conduct.” In …

Ryan Lizza

What Will It Take for America to Wake Up to the Horrifying Reality of US Warfare?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest …

Liberal View

Female workers sue McCormick & Schmick’s over lewd behavior

BOSTON – Five female kitchen workers in Massachusetts are suing an upscale restaurant chain, alleging they were subjected to constant groping and lewd behavior from male supervisors and co-workers.<p>The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, which represents the women, says …

Money

Is Harvey Weinstein driving us into Hallmark Channel's arms?

Over the Last 10 days, I’ve watched more couples fall in love in small towns than I care to think about.<p>I’ve seen Christmas saved from Scrooge-like …

Philadelphia

Oedipus Complexity: Is it Enough to Fire Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct?

Stories of sexual abuse and misconduct are, of course, nothing new. The matter changes. So...

Leon Wieseltier

No booze at your office holiday party this year? It’s the ‘Weinstein effect.’

This year, you could arrive at your company holiday party to find a woman from human resources distributing drink tickets, two per head, as if it’s communist Russia and we’re rationing trash red wine now.<p>Of course, you shouldn’t be surprised. Not in the era of Harvey Weinstein.<p>Weinstein and the …

Lifestyle

What happened to the men accused of sexual harassment?

December 12, 2017<p>This has been the year that women and men who have experienced workplace sexual harassment shattered the culture of silence …

Feminism

Time Named "The Silence Breakers" who Spoke Out About Sexual Harassment Person of the Year. It Shouldn't Have

One extraordinary person made all the difference this year.<p>Every year, <i>Time Magazine</i> names its Person of the Year, and every year people wait eagerly to see who'll land this prestigious accolade. This year, it goes to "The Silence Breakers" the countless women (and men) of the #MeToo movement who've …

Feminism

Mario Batali on leave from TV show and restaurant empire after 4 women allege sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein<p>Matt Lauer<p>Louis C.K.<p>Kevin Spacey<p>Al Franken<p>Charlie Rose<p>Rep. Trent Franks<p>John Lasseter<p>James Toback<p>Former President George H.W. Bush<p>Warren Moon<p>Congressman John Conyers<p>Roy Moore<p>Dr. Larry Nassar<p>Brett Ratner<p>Mark Halperin<p>Russell Simmons<p>Steven Seagal<p>Jeremy Piven<p>Garrison Keillor<p>Michael …

Mario Batali