As David Crosby has proven time and time again, there’s no question he’s unwilling to answer. He’s also made more than his share of mistakes throughout his long life, which is why he was the perfect person to become Rolling Stone’s newest advice columnist. In his second “Ask Croz” column, Crosby takes on anti-vaxxers, open marriages, and finding meaning in your life after devastating loss. I’ve been married for 15 years, and I’m starting to feel pretty bored. I think the only way this can work in the long run is if my wife agrees to an open relationship. How do I broach this topic without her going insane? Can open marriages work?—Evan, Raleigh, North Carolina No. I say that because I tried it. Look, I’m the guy that wrote “Triad.” I tried it, believe me. I tried it every which way. What happens is we’re imperfect beings and we get jealous of each other and if you’re going with two different girls, one … [Read more...] about David Crosby Answers Your Questions About Open Marriages, Anti-Vaxxers and More
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Hurricane Michael, the third most intense storm on record to make landfall in the U.S., has caused widespread destruction, turning places like Mexico Beach, Florida, into a hellscape of broken homes and overturned cars. It will be a while before we learn the full extent of the damage — and the human suffering and death — caused by the storm’s 155 mph winds and the 14-foot storm surge that swamped the coastline. Bad as the hurricane was, imagine the damage and destruction if that storm surge had been 15 feet or so higher. And if instead of receding, that wall of water never went away. That is what we could be facing in the not-so-distant future if we don’t dramatically cut fossil-fuel pollution. If that sounds alarmist, watch this short video. In it, you’ll see a scientist named Richard Alley in a Skype discussion with students at Bard College, as well as with Eban Goodstein, director of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard. It would be just … [Read more...] about What’s Another Way to Say ‘We’re F-cked’?
An impeccably dressed man drags on a cigarette at LAX, the smoke matching the color of his close-cropped hair. The Who’s “The Seeker” plays over the soundtrack as he gets into a cab. At his motel, he notices the return address on the back of an envelope. Suddenly, he’s standing in front of that same address. Then he’s on a plane. Then he’s in a car, staring at a picture of a young woman — who appears onscreen as a girl a split-second later, the flashback looking like a purplish, streaked Kodachrome image from decades earlier. And then, in quick succession: motel room, plane, the girl, a different flashback, back to the motel, the young woman in a car, the picture, back to the motel again. Wind chimes and the sound of humming play over these images, suggesting that everything is happening days, weeks, years apart and yet, somehow, all at once. This is how Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey starts, not with a bang, but a disorienting montage … [Read more...] about Steven Soderbergh on the 20th Anniversary of ‘The Limey’
Long the most powerful woman in cable television, The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Executive Icon opens up for the first time about her crash course in streaming, her plans for the studio and her legacy. When Bonnie Hammer's boss, NBCUniversal chief executive Steve Burke, sat her down a year ago to discuss her future, she never anticipated cable television not being a part of it. Hammer, after all, had spent 30 years in the cable arena, rising to an unparalleled perch atop six networks. In any given week, more than 100 million viewers would tune in to watch something on one of them, be it USA, Bravo or Syfy. Even as ratings declined, she managed to keep growing that portfolio in profit and revenue for 15 consecutive years. But now Burke wanted her to get the company's streaming service off the ground. She'd need to assemble a team, build out a brand and line up programming — and in order to do so, she'd need to leave her collection of cable networks, along with … [Read more...] about NBCUniversal’s Bonnie Hammer Gets Candid on Her Whirlwind Year: “I Ain’t Going Out to Pasture”
EXCLUSIVE: In his first comments addressing the controversy surrounding Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell, which has culminated in a threatened defamation lawsuit by the Atlanta Journal- Constitution, the film’s screenwriter Billy Ray assailed the newspaper for failing to own up to its role in destroying the life of the security guard who spotted a suspicious backpack under a bench at an outdoor concert in Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Olympics and helped move bystanders away before an explosion left two dead and more than 100 injured. The newspaper, in turn, has criticized the film’s depiction of Kathy Scruggs — who broke the story with Ron Martz that the FBI was eyeing Jewell as its prime suspect — as a promiscuous crime reporter who essentially traded a sexual encounter with an FBI agent for the tip. The film asserts that tip, and pressure from Scruggs, led the newspaper to tear up its front page to run a story under the headline “FBI … [Read more...] about ‘Richard Jewell’ Scribe Billy Ray Accuses Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editor Of Using Disputed Scene To Cloak Its Role In Ruining Hero’s Life