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Weinstein Battles A Crisis Of His Own Making: Harassment Allegations Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein actively worked behind the scenes to avoid scrutiny for years. The movie mogul blended charm and menace when dealing with the media. Harvey Weinstein Scandal May Prompt A Sea Change In Hollywood The fallout continues in the entertainment industry following sex abuse allegations against the movie mogul. People in Hollywood are asking how to change the climate for women in the industry. Anthony Bourdain Urges Americans To 'Value The Things We Eat' In an interview with NPR's Here & Now about his new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, the chef drives home the size of the problem and the importance of changing our perspective. Taran Killam Says 'There Was Never Any Common Ground' When Trump Hosted 'SNL' In November 2015, candidate Donald Trump drew protesters to NBC's New York studio. Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam says, "We could hear the protests during our table read." Exploring Legalities That May Have Enabled Harvey Weinstein's Actions As the board of the Weinstein Company considers the sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, David Greene consider the company's potential liability with lawyer Beverly Davis.
Director Agnes Varda And French Artist JR Team Up In Road Picture 'Faces Places' The odd couple travels around France in the new documentary, photographing strangers and making murals out of their portraits. Critic David Edelstein calls it an "entirely down to earth" art film. Todd Haynes On 'Wonderstruck,' And Evolution Of Deaf Culture In The U.S. In the movie Wonderstruck, children in different time periods embark on quests to find themselves. Director Todd Haynes explains the film's artistic choices and its significance to the deaf community. Author Says Gossip Helps Protect Women From Workplace Predators The revelations about Harvey Weinstein were explosive, but for many in Hollywood, they weren't a surprise. Buzzfeed's Helen Peterson compares rumors about the producer to oxygen in the industry's air. For Only 2nd Time, Motion Picture Academy Boots A Member: Harvey Weinstein The move is tantamount to expulsion from Hollywood. It's the result of a stunning series of sexual harassment and assault accusations against the Oscar-laden movie producer. Actor Chadwick Boseman On His New Role As 'Marshall' Chadwick Boseman has made a name for himself in Hollywood playing prominent African-American figures like Jackie Robinson and James Brown. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the actor about his latest film, Marshall, which follows an early case in the career of eventual Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. LANGUAGE ADVISORY: At 6:30 into the piece, Boseman says he's been called a "nigger," a word some may find offensive. The word is not bleeped.
'More Than A Political Status': Ai Weiwei Captures Scale Of Global Refugee Crisis For his new documentary, Human Flow, the Chinese artist-activist traveled around the world to document the scope and human toll of the international refugee crisis. Harvey Weinstein Expelled From The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences The film academy's 54-member board of governors, including Oscar-winning actors Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Hanks, voted to strip the legendary producer of his membership. Movies You Missed: 'Hocus Pocus' Movies You Missed gets into the Halloween spirit this week. A colleague we found in the elevator was wearing a Hocus Pocus pin but had never seen the movie. We decided to fix that. New York District Attorney On The Defense Over Handling Of Weinstein Allegations Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein despite an undercover audiotape of the movie mogul harassing an Italian model. Now Vance is under scrutiny over his handling of the case. Hollywood's Biopic Fever: 5 Fact-Based Films Released This Week It's a big week for movie biographies. Opening today: Fact-based films about a Supreme Court justice, two semi-famous authors, an infamous artist and a man who refused to let polio defeat him.