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‘Ocean’s Eight’ continues the trend of remaking franchises with all female casts

‘Ocean’s Eight’ continues the trend of remaking franchises with all female casts
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Actress Sandra Bullock speaks onstage during the Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 16, 2015 in Century City, California. ; Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Women In Film The Ocean’s franchise is back, but it’s no longer a boys’ club. Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are confirmed for Ocean’s Eight, a […]

Could you pass a citizenship test?

Could you pass a citizenship test?

Republican candidate for President Donald Trump holds a campaign event at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio. In his address, Trump laid out his foreign policy vision for America, including an “ideological screening test” for Muslim immigrants. ; Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Donald Trump was challenged Monday […]

AirTalk politics 2016: More Clinton email fallout, Paul Manafort’s alleged ties to Russia, and the truthiness of Trump

AirTalk politics 2016: More Clinton email fallout, Paul Manafort’s alleged ties to Russia, and the truthiness of Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a placard while addressing supporters during a campaign rally at Silver Spurs Arena, inside the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.; Credit: GREGG NEWTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable will preview the week ahead on the campaign trail and take a look at the history of Donald Trump’s […]

What you need to know about the air you’re breathing

What you need to know about the air you’re breathing

The downtown skyline is enveloped in smog shortly before sunset on November 17, 2006 in Los Angeles.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Angelenos who’ve lived in the area for many years probably remember the “smog days” of the ‘70s and ‘80s, when air quality was a regular topic of discussion. Now, unless there’s a wildfire, the […]

Public opinion pendulum swings as rape bills counter Gov. Brown’s criminal reform

Public opinion pendulum swings as rape bills counter Gov. Brown’s criminal reform

Gov. Jerry Brown answers a question concerning his proposed 2016-17 state budget at a news conference, in Sacramento, Calif.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP   In the wake of a Stanford student convicted of raping an unconscious woman only getting a six month sentence, two bills have been proposed in the California legislature.  One bill, Assembly Bill […]

Shaming dopers, is it unsportsmanlike or justified?

Shaming dopers, is it unsportsmanlike or justified?

USA’s Lilly King (L) poses with her gold medal next to silver medalist Russia’s Yulia Efimova after she won the Women’s 100m Breaststroke Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016.; Credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images It seems every Olympic […]

AirTalk asks: Who makes the best cup of coffee in SoCal?

AirTalk asks: Who makes the best cup of coffee in SoCal?

A young woman samples freshly-brewed cappuccino. A growing number of so-called third wave artisinal coffee bean roasters are finding a niche market in Europe and the USA for their carefully-crafted and expensive coffee.; Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images What makes a cup of coffee undeniably delicious? Is it the type of coffee roast or is it […]

Trump adviser vs. Clinton adviser on Trump’s economic strategy

Trump adviser vs. Clinton adviser on Trump’s economic strategy

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers an economic policy address detailing his economic plan at the Detroit Economic Club August 8, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.; Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images In front of a boisterous crowd at the Detroit Economic Club, presidential hopeful Donald Trump put policy specifics to broad goals as he laid out his […]

Men open up about why they identify as feminists

Men open up about why they identify as feminists

President Barack Obama hugs his daughter Malia Obama at the Fourth of July White House party on July 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Maila Obama celebrated her 18th birthday during the party, which featured guests including singers Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images President Barack Obama wrote an article for “Glamour” magazine Thursday […]

Why some voters simply won’t cast a ballot for a woman

Why some voters simply won’t cast a ballot for a woman

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Vice President nominee Tim Kaine acknowledge the crowd at the end on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Few times in the history of the United States, if ever, have we […]