Daily Archive: May 2, 2018

‘Bad Jews’ at the Odyssey: High-decibel hilarity

Like a dip in an acid-laced bubble bath, Joshua Harmon’s “Bad Jews” at the Odyssey Theatre is as effervescent as it is corrosive, a brilliantly caustic play that frames serious issues of Jewish identity within a breathtaking blitzkrieg of dialogue that will make your eardrums smolder.

In Harmon’s…

With girls joining the ranks, Boy Scouts in US plan a name change

Cub Scout in US

For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February.

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Hulu gives series order to Mindy Kaling’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ TV adaptation — and unveils other programming news

It’s two TV shows and a streaming service for Mindy Kaling — at least that best describes the multi-hyphenate’s growing relationship with Hulu.

The streaming company has given a series order to Kaling’s TV adaptation of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” — one of a number of new programming announcements…

More fiction than fact, Chinese documentary still a hit

Amazing China big screen

A Chinese company that manufactured Ivanka Trump shoes and has been accused of serious labor abuses is being celebrated in a blockbuster propaganda film for extending China’s influence around the globe. The state-backed documentary “Amazing China” portrays the Huajian Group as a beneficent force spreading prosperity – in this case, by hiring thousands of Ethiopians at wages a fraction of what they’d have to pay in China. But in Ethiopia, Huajian workers told The Associated Press they work without safety equipment for pay so low they can barely make ends meet.

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Special counsel team has floated idea of subpoena for Trump

Donald Trump - 30 April 2018

The special counsel leading the Russia investigation raised the prospect in March of issuing a grand jury subpoena for President Donald Trump, his former attorney said, confirming that investigators have floated the extraordinary idea of forcing a sitting president to testify under oath.

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