But Mank isn’t here to talk about any of that. Not really. The writing of Citizen Kane is merely a framing device and a blatantly dishonest one that argues (falsely) Welles had almost nothing to do with writing Citizen Kane, that his shared screen-credit and Oscar-win were pure thievery. This is a lie, and you are hearing this from someone who is not a Welles enthusiast, who — other than Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Stranger (1946), and Touch of Evil (1958) — finds Welles’s directorial output stiff and distant. There’s no question Welles knew where to put a camera. The rest is lacking. … [Read more...] about ‘Mank’ Review: Forgettable, Over-Produced Piece of Fake News
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The report, “The Missing Perspectives of Women in News” — commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — focused on India, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Britain and the U.S. It looked at four indicators: diversity in the workplace, newsroom leadership, women as sources and as figures in news stories, and coverage of gender equality issues. … [Read more...] about Women’s Voices Missing From News, Study Finds
Revenues in the 2021 fiscal year are difficult to forecast due to the pandemic, with the City Administrative Officer’s staff reporting they could be about $6.68 billion, but they also said they could be anywhere between $45 million to $409 million below that estimate. … [Read more...] about LA City Council Slashes LAPD Funding By $150M
“I think the Republicans have something here that really ought to be looked at,” Krauthammer noted. “I just don’t know if there’s going to be any interest in the mainstream media. They should because his exposes a cover-up of a cover-up.” … [Read more...] about Krauthammer: New Benghazi Email A ‘Classic Cover-Up Of A Cover-Up’
With far fewer riders, people in crisis become more visible to customers, said Director Debora Allen, a vocal supporter of hardening the system. She said anecdotal evidence shows that people who commit crimes in the system often haven’t paid fares, pointing to the example of John Lee Cowell, who was cited for fare evasion days before stabbing Nia Wilson to death on the MacArthur station platform, although she noted there’s no data-driven study of the correlation. … [Read more...] about BART’s new gate stopped some fare cheats this year. How will the agency pay for more?