2017 Domestic Box Office Amounts to a $11.12B Year

December 31, 2017

According to ComScore Sunday morning, the 2017 domestic box office for January 1-December 31 rings in at $11.12 billion, which is the third best ever, and the third time that the B.O. has crossed that mark for the third consecutive year in a row.  […]

Shaping the ‘Detroit’ Sound:
Paul N.J. Ottosson

December 29, 2017

On July 23, 1967, a police raid on an unlicensed after-hours bar in Detroit precipitated five days of major racial violence. A half century later, director Kathryn Bigelow presented a vivid perspective on this uprising and its place in our social history in the film ‘Detroit.’ […]

The Biggest Labor Stories of 2017

December 29, 2017

“The first year of any Republican presidential administration is sure to bring new attacks on unions and their allies,” writes Shawn Richman in In These Times. “Let’s start with the most over-blown ‘fake news’ labor story of 2017: the asinine notion that Donald Trump has a cunning plan to cleave white working […]

Hollywood & Entertainment Industry Deaths in 2017

December 29, 2017

Another year and another group of Hollywood and media industry icons left us in 2017, from TV legends like Mary Tyler Moore to comedy greats like Jerry Lewis and Don Rickles; and Fox News founder Roger Ailes who exited amid multiple […]

Rose Marie: What Happened When I Publicly Shamed My Harasser

December 29, 2017

“I started in this business when I was 3,” writes Rose Marie in The Hollywood Reporter. “From the beginning, I was co-starring or headlining with the major male and female acts of the day, and all of them treated me wonderfully … with one exception […]

A Union Battle at an Anti-Union Bastion

December 29, 2017

The Los Angeles Times has been a bulwark against union organizing for more than a century, since General Harrison Gray Otis acquired part-ownership of the company in 1884. Now, what once seemed unthinkable is about to happen: The newsroom is going to vote next week on whether to join […]

Macaray: Some Good News for Labor

December 29, 2017

“Last November organized labor received a welcome and, truth be told, largely unexpected piece of good news,” writes David Macaray in Huffington Post. “The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the UFW (United Farm Workers) in its protracted battle with Gerawan Farming […]

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