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In The Originalist, Theater Tries to Interpret Antonin Scalia

The Originalist, a world-premiere play by John Strand at Washington’s Arena Stage, explores the personality and legacy of an atypical theatrical character: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “He has intrigued me for a long time because he’s kind of a lightning rod,” says Strand in the program notes. “Half the country thinks of him as a monster, and half thinks of him as a hero … How can you resist a character who’s a brilliant jurist, and also a showman at heart?”
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Deadline Apologizes for ‘Ethnic Castings’ Article

Deadline co-editor-in-chief Mike Fleming Jr. apologized Sunday for his outlet's publishing of a much-maligned piece that suggested television pilots' increased casting of minority actors in the 2015 season represented "too much of a good thing."
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Jamie Foxx Labeled ‘Transphobic’ For Bruce Jenner Jokes

Twitter wasn’t laughing after Jamie Foxx cracked a joke at the expense of TV star and former Olympian Bruce Jenner. Foxx, the host of Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, made the joke during his opening monologue: “We’ve got some groundbreaking performances here,
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Trevor Noah at ‘Daily Show': A Long Shot to Succeed

South African comedian Timothy Noah has been named to succeed Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Noah is talented and funny, and as a fellow native son of South Africa, I wish him well. Unfortunately, Noah is a mismatch for the show. Stewart would be a tough act to follow in any circumstances, but Noah lacks any obvious fluency in American politics or media, and his specialty in racial and ethnic humor suggest that his repertoire will remain limited.
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Summer Music Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

Selfie sticks—long, handheld poles used to capture that perfect photo of oneself—are among the list of items banned at some of this year's most popular music festivals, including Coachella and Lollapalooza.

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