Ellen Pompeo Prefers For ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ To Be ‘Less Preachy’ When Addressing Important Issues

By Melissa Romualdi. 41 secs ago On the latest episode of Ellen Pompeo’s podcast, “Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo”, the actress answered a fan question on which issue she’d like to see “Grey’s Anatomy” address next. “This is a tricky question to answer,” said Pompeo, who’s starred in the medical drama since its debut in 2005. […]

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Meet Rana Abdelhamid, the Progressive Who Wants to Pull Off the Next AOC-Style Victory in NYC

On a spring Monday morning in Washington Square Park, 28-year-old congressional hopeful Rana Abdelhamid spoke about the future she wants for New York. “This is a historic race,” Abdelhamid told supporters. “Not just because if I win, I will be the first Muslim woman representing New York, but because we’re building a coalition that we’re […]

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‘Do You Speak African?’ Being a Black Immigrant In Black America

I was first christened “African booty scratcher” in fourth grade—my second year in America. It sounded ridiculous, but it pricked when my classmates would belly-laugh at my expense. This is also my earliest memory of Black America. It wasn’t white America that first outed my otherness. It was the Black American boy in that overcrowded […]

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This year’s Berlinale Forum grappled with humanity’s fraught place in the world

Emerging from the pandemic, filmmakers experimented with form and narrative to pose deeper questions about our past, present and future. The decision to hold this year’s Berlin International Film Festival as a physical event was heralded as a return to normal. But as the Berlinale strived to recreate its past glories, the films in this […]

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Trump Introduces New Sponsorship Rules as Part of “Insidious Campaign” to Halt Immigration

“Fortunately, there is still time to push back against these new sponsorship requirements, and in the process to remind the Trump administration that welcoming immigrants and supporting families is a good thing,” writes Giovagnoli. Pictured: A September 2017 march for immigrant rights in Los Angeles. (Molly Adams) Becoming a U.S. citizen has never been easy, […]

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