EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the sequel of the 2006 film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Sienna Miller has praised late Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman for donating part of his own salary to boost her pay packet on 21 Bridges. The pair starred as detectives in the thriller, which was released last year. Miller told Empire: "Everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn't get to. "And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number I had asked for."
The Vietnam War ended almost 50 years ago, but it’s still killing Vietnamese people. Children are born with severe birth defects due to Agent Orange, a defoliant sprayed by the Americans during the war. While some 5 million in Vietnam live with incurable or chronic diseases caused by Agent Orange, thousands are killed by unexploded ordnance.
Musicians have spent centuries flirting with technology to push the boundaries of the art, from the Theremin to mid-century tape experiments. Despite this fascination, only a tiny niche have gone so far as to programmatically generate music via code. In a span of roughly 70 years, the few who’ve done so comprise a Venn diagram of intersecting programmers and avant-garde musicians.
For nearly 40 years, the American Library Association (ALA) has used the last week in September to celebrate Banned Books Week. The annual event was launched in the 1980s during a time of increased challenges and organized protests against books. The ALA and other groups have been promoting the event each year to celebrate the freedom to read. This year, Banned Book Week runs from Monday, Sept. 27 through Oct. 3.