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October 10, 2017 3:43 PM George Lucas Wrote 'Star Wars' as a Liberal Warning. Then Conservatives Struck Back

When George Lucas sat down in early 1973 to draft an operatic science fiction movie about a ragtag group of rebels fighting a corrupt central government, the trial of the Watergate burglars had just begun. He wrote “Star Wars” reflecting the fraught politics of that moment, hoping to serve a tidy political lesson along with the popcorn. "It was really 139

October 10, 2017 6:05 AM Late-night TV hosts offer jokes and disgust about Harvey Weinstein’s ‘monstrous behavior’

Last week, some people — including President Trump’s son — made it clear: They were not happy that late-night TV hosts barely mentioned Harvey Weinstein, the famous Hollywood producer and subject of a bombshell New York Times story on Thursday alleging decades of sexual harrassment against women. Perhaps, critics thought, the TV stars were ignoring the allegations 129

October 9, 2017 2:43 AM Harvey Weinstein Is Fired After Sexual Harassment Reports

The sexual harassment allegations uncovered by The Times stretched back decades and came from actresses as well as former employees of the Weinstein Company and Miramax, the previous company that Mr. Weinstein and his brother founded. They sent the company scrambling to do damage control, with Bob Weinstein outlining the fallout in an email to Mr. Weinstein’s 131

October 7, 2017 2:20 PM Nobel laureate tells science like it is

Dr. Rainer Weiss debunks the myth of the lone scientist Every year it is an exquisite pleasure to interview a winner of the Nobel Prizes in science, and this year was no exception as we spoke with Dr. Rainer Weiss, who shared the physics prize with Dr. Kip Thorne and Dr. Barry Barish for the discovery of gravitational waves. But his most powerful message 173

October 5, 2017 11:46 PM Why Roger Deakins Should Win the Oscar for Bringing Realism to ‘Blade Runner 2049’

The master of naturalism ignored the original "Blade Runner," and might win the elusive Oscar for his legendary aesthetic. The subject of “Blade Runner” never came up during any of cinematographer Roger Deakins’ discussions with director Denis Villeneuve about the sequel, “Blade Runner 2049.” Although the two movies obviously share the same world, and there’s 399

October 4, 2017 6:49 PM Google Just Updated Its Daydream Virtual Reality Headset

The search giant revealed an updated Daydream View VR headset during its Pixel media event Wednesday in San Francisco. The newer Daydream View is lighter than its predecessor that was released last year and comes with an improved lens. Like the original, the new Daydream View requires a compatible Android-powered phone to operate—similar to the competing 63

September 29, 2017 8:51 PM Hugh Hefner's Final Resting Place? The Plot He Bought Next To Marilyn Monroe

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner often spoke of how he would one day be entombed in the plot he'd bought next to Marilyn Monroe. Her crypt is at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner died this week at age 91. And the Playboy founder managed, even in preparing for his death, to cultivate his celebrity and stoke controversy. Over the years 110

September 29, 2017 5:25 PM In the Playboy Mansion, Hugh Hefner created a house of hedonism that may not survive him

The Gothic Tudor was one of many estates built for Los Angeles’ wealthy class during the boom years of the 1920s, an ornate European revival sitting slightly out of place in a Westside canyon. But in the 1970s, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner saw the Holmby Hills home as a chance to create a hedonistic headquarters for a business that peddled photos of nude women 118

September 28, 2017 9:18 PM 10 Memorable Hugh Hefner Cameos in TV Shows and Movies

From appearances on 'The Odd Couple' to 'The House Bunny,' Hefner was no stranger to Hollywood. In the season 5 episode titled “The Smoking Jacket,” Larry brings a "Make-a-Wish" kid that he meets at the hospital, who wants to see a naked woman, with him to visit the Playboy Mansion. After scaring off all of the bunnies in the pool, Larry goes inside 104

September 28, 2017 3:21 AM Amazon announces new hardware products—here’s a rundown

Amazon announced a bunch of new products that show Echo and Alexa are more important than ever. While Amazon may have failed at the smartphone, it seems to have found incredible success with the Echo. It more than doubled down on Wednesday with five various Echo hardware products, showing the increasing importance the product has for Amazon, and its attempt 65