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Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard, Best Actor at Venice, Reflects on Acting, AI and the Actors’ Strike

by | Sep 25, 2023 | AI, Culture

Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, The Lost Daughter, Blue Jasmine, Jarhead, Jackie, Shattered Glass) won Best Actor at this year’s Venice Film Festival for his performance in Memory, the new film from the director Michel Franco, starring Sarsgaard and Jessica Chastain. In his acceptance speech, sanctioned by an interim agreement from his union, Sarsgaard poignantly captures […]

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A photo mockup of the book, The Nexus

The Nexus Book Review

by Will Novosedlik | Jul 5, 2023 | Books

It’s London at the end of the 21st century. Still in the early stages of reconstruction in the wake of a global holocaust, the once great city lies in ruins but is cloaked in an augmented reality that makes it look exactly as it did before the world collapsed in a decades-long storm of environmental […]

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Love Rising is a benefit concert for the Tennessee Equality Project, inclusion tennessee, OUTMemphis and The Tennessee Pride Chamber on March 20. 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Artists Rally for Equality and Inclusion in Tennessee

by WS Editors | Mar 8, 2023 | Culture

ANNOUNCING LOVE RISING Featuring Allison Russell, Amanda Shires, Brittany Howard, Brothers Osborne, Hayley Williams, Hozier, Jake Wesley Rogers, Jason Isbell, Joy Oladokun, Julien Baker, Maren Morris, Mya Byrne, Sheryl Crow, The Rainbow Coalition Band, Yola and more TBA March 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN Presented by Live Nation A Benefit Concert for Tennessee […]

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Power Concedes Nothing—How Grassroots Organizing Wins Elections

by Peter Olney | Aug 31, 2022 | Books

My wife stood aghast as I rapped on the passenger-side window of the late model sedan exiting a driveway in Salem, New Hampshire, in the fall of 2016. The car stopped, and a woman rolled down her window and listened patiently to my pitch on why she should vote for Hillary Clinton for president. As […]

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Illustrated figure of Donald Trump yelling while holding a television with his head through it.

Inexplicable Verité: The Lessons of Trump’s Unknown First TV Project

by Hugh Taylor | May 3, 2022 | Television

Is it still acceptable to be fixated on Donald Trump’s iron grip on millions of Americans? While most people seem to have moved on, I’d argue that getting to a true understanding of his appeal is still of vital interest. Indeed, people’s lives may depend on it. Election officials continue to receive death threats for […]

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