If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Movies? Returning series? New series? Reunions of Tony-winning Broadway casts of hit musicals? HBO Max has it all in May. The return of Hacks is the immediate standout here, but it’s not the only promising piece of original programming. Beyond that, May offers a chance to catch up with some great movies you might have missed, starting with a Nineties classic from Hong Kong. Watch all of these shows and films for free with a subscription to HBO Max . An HBO Max subscription costs just $9.99/month. Go ad-free with the HBO Max no-ads package for just $14.99/month (in line with pricing for Netflix or the popular $13.99 Disney Bundle ). See full HBO Max sign-up details here . Buy: HBO Max Subscription at $9.99 Chungking Express (May 1) Partly thanks to the endorsement of Quentin Tarantino, Hong Kong director … [Read more...] about What to Watch on HBO Max: ‘The Staircase,’ ‘Spring Awakening’ and the Return of ‘Hacks’
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Before Inigo Philbrick became known as the art world’s “ mini-Madoff ,” he cultivated a reputation as a wunderkind gallerist. A bon vivant with boyish good looks and even better connections, Philbrick opened two of his own art galleries by his early 30s. Philbrick had enjoyed the backing of a top gallerist and the trust of seasoned collectors. He boasted a comely girlfriend and had ingratiated himself with her family. Philbrick, as it would turn out, was a scammer. He pleaded guilty on Nov. 18, 2021 to one count of wire fraud. At the time, the then 34-year-old Philbrick admitted in court that between 2016 and 2019, he “knowingly engaged” in a scheme to rake in cash using “material representations and omissions” in his business deals, including shady tactics like peddling more shares in an artwork than actually existed. He will be sentenced Monday afternoon for the $86 million fraud. Papers submitted in advance of his sentencing paint a comprehensive, and complicated, … [Read more...] about The Art World’s ‘Mini Madoff’ Faces Sentencing for His $86 Million Fraud
Getty Josh Donaldson was hit with a 1-game ban on Monday ... after the Yankees star made a Jackie Robinson reference toward Tim Anderson during a game. The incident happened during New York's matchup with the White Sox on Saturday ... when JD said, "what's up, Jackie?" to Anderson, who is Black. Sox manager Tony La Russa called the jab "racist," but Donaldson later claimed he was referring to a 2019 Sports Illustrated article, in which Anderson said he felt like "today's Jackie Robinson" ... and claimed he's joked with Anderson about it in the past. Anderson was clearly pissed over JD's comment ... saying it was uncalled for and he'd "never sleep this off." Getty As a result of Donaldson's words, he's now been suspended one game ... which he'll appeal. MLB's senior VP for on-field operations Michael Hill released a statement on the decision ... saying, "MLB has completed the process of speaking to the individuals involved … [Read more...] about Josh Donaldson Suspended For ‘Jackie’ Comment Toward Tim Anderson
A fresh outbreak of monkeypox in Europe and the United States in recent weeks isn’t just a threat to public health. It’s also a warning sign. More and more dangerous viruses, having evolved in animal populations, are jumping to the human population. Bird flu. MERS. SARS-CoV-1. And of course SARS-CoV-2, which has killed 6.3 million people since the very first infection in Wuhan, China, 30 months ago. It’s not hard to see why these animal-to-human “zoonotic” viral outbreaks are getting more severe and more frequent. We’re chopping down more of the forests where animals live, exposing them to us and us to them. Climate change and the illicit wildlife trade only make the problem worse. As deforestation surges, so does the risk of viral outbreaks. “The combination of climate change, population density and urban expansion is worrisome because I think we will continue to see novel viruses with the capacity to cause human disease,” said Stephanie James, the head of … [Read more...] about Is Monkeypox Just the Beginning?