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Now largely owned by private equity firms, the big talent agencies have turned to producing films and shows—both representing and employing writers. That, say the writers, doesn’t work. Read more

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Seeger had been blacklisted as a communist and this gutsy defiance of a corporate media giant marked his return to the mainstream cultural scene. Read more

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The real strike against a culture of sexual intimidation would be for British regulators to deny Fox’s bid for a satellite company. Read more

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Advertisers are fleeing his show and his future is in doubt. Here's why it's happening now, when he used to be invulnerable. Read more

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Roots revolutionized how Americans viewed and talked about black history. But its influence extended across the Atlantic, especially to West Africa and apartheid South Africa. Read more

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Donald Trump, a candidate with all the subtlety of talk radio, is the perfect expression of both the politics and media of our time. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The question isn't so much whether candidates will admit what a disaster Iraq was, but what they've learned from the experience. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

As perhaps the most visible trans woman in the public eye, being herself—and having fun doing it—is the feminist TV journalist's wildly effective form of activism. Read more

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March Madness now brings in more cash than the Super Bowl, but its star players won't see a dime.  Read more

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Bill Kristol blames rap music. And the fraternity's lawyer says the racist chanters were "tarred and feathered." (Yes, he did.) Read more

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When musician Warren Shadd decided to manufacture a line of high-tech pianos based on his own designs but with little capital, everyone thought he was crazy. Read more

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The selection of Queen Bey to deliver a song identified with Mahalia Jackson ignored the importance of spiritual conveyance in the music that moved a people to action.  Read more

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