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Women from the Academy's music branch push to close Hollywood's gender divide

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| Three influential female composers from the Motion Picture Academy's Music Branch — Taura Stinson, Laura Karpman and Lesley Barber — speak out about their field.

Hollywood diversity study finds 'mixed bag' when it comes to representation

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The report finds that broadcast TV and children's series are increasingly diverse, but people of color remain underrepresented on all fronts, including lead roles, writers, directors and showrunners.

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How Apple, Amazon got into the gun debate: Carrying the NRA's channel

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After the mass shooting in a Florida high school, gun control advocates are petitioning Apple TV, Amazon and Roku to drop NRATV.

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What 'UnREAL' has to say about harsh realities for women in Hollywood

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The Lifetime series is about the making of a "Bachelor"-like dating show. It has a lot to say about the double standards women face on- and off-screen.

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'Mozart in the Jungle' tackles gender disparity in music

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The third season of the Amazon series takes on the lack of opportunities for female composers and conductors.

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Pyeongchang Olympics closing ceremony, in photos

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The flame has been extinguished and the torch passed to Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Games.

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Can data help us pick better friends?

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Artist Laurie Frick is optimistic about how big data will evolve. She wants to build a future in which self-delusion is impossible. Is that a good thing?

Garrison Keillor says suggestive emails were just 'romantic writing'

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The former "Prairie Home Companion" host rejected the idea that several sexually suggestive emails he sent a former researcher could be sexual harassment.

U.S. men's curling team wins gold, beating Sweden

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American men made history, returning from the verge of elimination to beat Sweden 10-7 in the first gold medal curling game ever to feature an American team.