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The restriction is notable, given the book's focus on what it characterizes as a racial caste system perpetuated through harsh drug laws and mass incarceration, even as thousands of books are banned from prisons nationwide. He told Newsweek the book awakened in him an understanding of the racism of USA mass incarceration and led him to write Obama in 2011. "The banning of a particular book such as The New Jim Crow - as compared, for example, to a ban on hardcovers - represents ...
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    Versace family calls TV drama unauthorized 'work of fiction'

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    Less than 10 days before its premiere, the fashion family wants viewers to know that this season of FX's crime anthology, which examines the murder of Gianni Versace , was not done with its blessing. But FX is standing by it's use of the "heavily researched" best-seller. We stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth. However, the series contained several dramatic flourishes that did not appear in Toobin's book.
  • Lena Dunham, Jack Antonoff reportedly break up

    Lena Dunham, Jack Antonoff reportedly break up

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    In an interview earlier this year Lena , 31, insisted that while she and Jack were blissfully in love, they have no plans to Wednesday. The couple enjoyed wild success in the years afterwards: in addition to Girls , Dunham's memoir Not That Kind Of Girl hit #2 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and Antonoff snagged a boggling number of co-writing credits across the discographies of Taylor Swift and Lorde .
  • Marvel's 'Runaways' Renewed For Second Season At Hulu

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    The Marvel's Runaways Plot: Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. The cast of " Marvel's Runaways " season one. The series stars Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein and Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez.
  • Oprah Winfrey Would 'Absolutely' Run For President According To Stedman Graham

    Oprah Winfrey Would 'Absolutely' Run For President According To Stedman Graham

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    She opened the envelope, and said five words that literally made history: "The victor is Sidney Poitier". Ironically, Donald Trump - on many levels her antithesis - has legitimised the idea of a celebrity presidency (though arguably the ascent of actor Ronald Reagan to the highest office in the land set an early precedent) Democrats now have no one candidate who has emerged as a likely 2020 contender, making Winfrey a possible unifying candidate.
  • Chris Hemsworth Desires To Portray Thor Even After Avengers 4

    Chris Hemsworth Desires To Portray Thor Even After Avengers 4

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    He continued to say that "after this last experience with Taika [Waititi, director Thor: Ragnarok ], and actually these last two Avengers , I feel like we've reinvented the character a number of times - even in these next two, he evolves again, and you don't get that opportunity often in a franchise".
  • Mexican Born Director Is Golden Globe Winner

    Mexican Born Director Is Golden Globe Winner

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    Del Toro beat out Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk , Ridley Scott for All the Money in the World and Steven Spielberg for The Post . Del Toro is one of cinema's most ambitious directors, as he crafts movies filled with monsters, ghosts and demons, yet they're always full of heart and romance.
  • Will Paris Hilton Invite Kim Kardashian to Her Wedding?

    Will Paris Hilton Invite Kim Kardashian to Her Wedding?

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    The 36-year-old socialite only got engaged to her fiancé Chris Zylka last weekend but she is already working on how she can get her wedding planning sorted. "So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life", she wrote on Instagram while sharing a gallery of engagement pictures. Ideal for me in every way.