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Another whistleblower: Tesla ignored drug dealing at Gigafactory, spied on employees

Another former Tesla employee has come forward as a whistleblower, alleging that the electric carmaker hacked and wiretapped cellphones and computers of current and former employees, and also failed to report to federal authorities possible drug dealing done that allegedly took place at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory. The former Tesla employee, Karl Hansen, worked in the […]

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Lara Trump is no longer the least controversial Trump

While most of President Donald Trump’s offspring and their spouses have been mired in scandal or investigations, or have just been the butt of late-night jokes (Eric and Tiffany), Eric Trump’s wife Lara Trump has managed to glide above the fray. Omarosa Manigault Newman appears alongside then-Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a press conference […]

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Fox news’ tribute to Aretha Franklin mistakenly uses image of rumored rival Patti LaBelle

Praise poured in for Aretha Franklin Thursday following the news of her death from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. Fans and fellow artists tweeted about her lasting influence, news channels ran touching retrospectives and a makeshift memorial sprung up at her Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Somehow Fox News got it wrong. During […]

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‘Native Gardens’ actor says backyard-border comedy is familiar territory

While actors tend to look for commonalities with their characters, Jackson Davis initially found his most current role a little too relatable. Davis is playing Frank Butley in TheatreWorks’ production of “Native Gardens,” Karen Zacarias’ comedy about neighborhood border wars. The Butleys get into it with their new next-door neighbors, the Del Valles, about who’s […]

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Gandhi faces #TimesUp movement in new SF play

Whenever a social justice movement starts to get off the ground, people with an interest in keeping uneven power dynamics skewed in their favor have a tendency to make slippery-slope arguments, positing the most extreme “what if” scenarios they can imagine. The new play by Louisiana bayou-born San Francisco playwright Anne Galjour (“Hurricane,” “Mauvais Temps”) […]

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Amazon makes a bid for Landmark theater chain

By Anousha Sakoui, Nabila Ahmed and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News Amazon.com Inc. is in the running to acquire Landmark Theaters, a move that would vault the e-commerce giant into the brick-and-mortar cinema industry, according to people familiar with the situation. The company is vying with other suitors to acquire the business from Wagner/Cuban Cos., […]

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Tributes for ‘national treasure’ Aretha Franklin pour in stars, world leaders and more

In the moments after the death of Aretha Franklin was announced Thursday morning, tributes began to pour in from all corners of the country and all corners of the globe, from other music legends and entertainers and from world leaders, past and present. Former President Bill Clinton and former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary […]

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Review: ‘Juliet, Naked’ is a charming rom-com for Gen-X

By Lindsey Bahr | Associated Press “Juliet, Naked ” is a charming and smart little film about early middle age, second chances, regrets and the intoxicating freedom of written correspondence that’s nearly impossible to explain without either spoiling something or being willfully misleading. That’s actually one of its attributes: Everything only makes sense in context […]