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The Swift effect

Music | Could a pop star’s plea make a difference at the polls?
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/12/18, 05:36 pm

With the November midterm congressional elections fast approaching, a number of entertainment icons are hefting their star status and huge social-media reach to rally their fans to storm the polls.

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Top Hat Films

The Gosnell code of silence persists

Gosnell Trial | Hotel cancels screening of pro-life movie
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/05/18, 04:13 pm

The makers of Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer knew exactly what they were doing when they planned a screening of their film in Austin, Texas, for the same night and location as a high-dollar Planned Parenthood fundraiser. Showing the movie about the horrors of abortion next door to an event featuring Cecile Richards, the newly retired president of Planned Parenthood, was “actually quite perfect,” producer Ann McElhinney told me.

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Measure of a man

Arts | Last Man Standing revival faces new challenges in the Trump era
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/28/18, 02:43 pm

The conservative, testosterone-oozing dad played by Tim Allen on TV isn’t the last man standing anymore. The sitcom returns Friday night on Fox—though the first episode already aired on Twitter—in a political atmosphere far different than any of the first six seasons, which aired on ABC from 2011 to 2017. Republicans now control the White House and Congress, which gives Allen’s Mike Baxter the high ground in political arguments with his kids.

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