Archive for the ‘Person’ Category

Saoirse Ronan


(Guardian Film) – Vanessa Thorpe:

The Irish-American actor has been tipped for Oscar glory in Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed comic drama. …

theguardian 2018/jan/14 saoirse-ronan

Saoirse Ronan


Minnie Driver


(Guardian Culture) – Bim Adewunmi:

Such is Minnie Driver‘s power to inhabit her characters that I buy her performance in every role. …

theguardian 2016/nov/12 minnie-driver

Minnie Driver

Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too


(NYTimes Opinion) – Salma Hayek:

Harvey Weinstein was a passionate cinephile, a risk taker, a patron of talent in film, a loving father and a monster.

For years, he was my monster.

This fall, I was approached by reporters, through different sources, including my dear friend Ashley Judd, to speak about an episode in my life that, although painful, I thought I had made peace with. …

nytimes 2017/12/13 harvey-weinstein

Salma Hayek

Jodie Foster: “I make movies to figure out who I am”


(Guardian Film) – Tim Adams:

Directing a new Black Mirror film gives Jodie Foster the chance to look back at her own upbringing. …

theguardian film/2017/dec/10 jodie-foster

Black Mirror Arkangel

Susan Sarandon on Hillary, Sexism, and Feminism


(Guardian Film) – Emma Brockes:

Once the bete noire of the right, now the actor finds herself even more hated by the left for refusing to support Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. She talks about Hollywood sexism, female empowerment and playing Bette Davis. …

theguardian 2017/nov/26 susan-sarandon

Susan Sarandon

Happy Little Trees And Clouds


(Vintage News) – Martin Chalakoski:

A few years back, a couple of high profile streamers at, the Amazon-owned video game streaming site, began a Bob Ross streaming marathon for their viewers with a clear intention of making a joke out of the beloved painter from the 1980s television show The Joy of Painting. By a happy little accident, they made him famous instead. …

thevintagenews 2017/10/26 bob-ross

Bob Ross

It’s painful to watch Theresa May.


(Guardian Comments) – Suzanne Moore:

At the head of a cabal of squabbling egomaniacs, her ‘personality’ is a political problem for the Tories. She can’t even make free-market capitalism sound fun. …

theguardian 2017/oct/02 theresa-may

Andrew Marr interviews Theresa May

A Question of Character


(FTB Pharyngula) – PZ Myers:

How can anyone be surprised? We’ve elected a callous narcissist. A psychopath. A corrupt and greedy monster. A sane and responsible republic would have gotten rid of him long ago, but we also have a corrupt and greedy Republican party in control of everything, and they do nothing. They’re also more concerned with blood getting on their marble floors than with human lives. …

pharyngula 2017/09/30 character

Donald Trump Tweets on Puerto Rico 2017-09-30

Jimmy Kimmel’s Rise as a Reluctant Health-Care Crusader


(NewYorker Culture) – Ian Crouch:

A public quarrel with a Republican sponsor of the Senate’s Graham-Cassidy bill has put Jimmy Kimmel at the center of a national debate over health-care legislation. …

newyorker health-care-crusader

Jimmy Kimmel in health care debate

The Madness of King Donald


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

Matt Taibbi attended Donald Trump’s rally last month in Phoenix and said the occasion was one in which Trump’s descent into what looks like madness became quite marked.

Most of Taibbi’s article is spent exploring Trump’s increasingly bizarre behavior and speculating on whether it is sufficient to warrant his removal from office and if so, how that might happen. But in the middle he points out that Trump, for all his weirdness, is not a total outlier but is a reflection of America itself. I am going to quote from those passages at length because such a brutal self-examination of America is not something one sees very often. …

singham 2017/09/20 madness

Victor Juhasz on Donald Trump: cave insanus