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How The IRS Gave Up Fighting Political Dark Money Groups

Six years after it was excoriated for allegedly targeting conservative organizations, the agency has largely given up on regulating an entire category of nonprofits. The result: More dark money gushes into the political system. In the past decade, people, companies and unions have dispensed more than $1 billion in dark money, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The very definition of that phrase, to many critics, epitomizes the problem of shadowy political influence: Shielded by...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, House, Citizens United, Paul ryan, Republican, Rube Goldberg, Irs, Tea Party, Hill, Ryan, Senate Finance Committee, Congressional, Internal Revenue Service

National Women’s History Month: A Brief History

Every year, I teach a course on U.S. women’s history. Every year, I poll my students to find out how many of them encountered any kind of women’s history in their pre-college educations. They invariably say that they didn’t learn enough about women (this is a self-selecting group after all), but they also easily recite key components of U.S. women’s history: the Salem witch trials, Sojourner Truth, the nineteenth amendment, Rosie the Riveter, second-wave feminism, among others. These lists don’t...
Tags: Books, Featured, Religion, United States, United Nations, Salem, Sonoma, International Women's Day, Carter, Rosie, Sonoma County, Lerner, Unsplash, National Organization for Women, Overland Trail, Arts & Humanities

'Bohemian Rhapsody' director Bryan Singer has reportedly been fired from 'Red Sonja' following allegations of child sexual abuse

Bryan Singer has been fired from directing "Red Sonja," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Millennium Films founder Avi Lerner fired Singer because the movie could not find a domestic distributor, THR said. Earlier this year, Singer was accused by multiple people of sexually assaulting them when they were young boys in an Atlantic article. He has denied it.  Bryan Singer has been fired from directing the studio Millennium Films' "Red Sonja" movie following allegations that Singer sexually a...
Tags: Beyonce, Trends, Fox, Atlantic, Conan, Red Sonja, Bryan Singer, Marvel Comics, Jussie Smollett, Sonja, Lerner, Robert E Howard, Avi Lerner, Hollywood Reporter Millennium Films, Millennium Films Red Sonja

New Report Indicates Bryan Singer Fired From ‘Red Sonja’ Movie

Last month, we got word that Red Sonja was on hold in the wake of even more sexual misconduct allegations against director Bryan Singer. Now, it looks like Singer is officially off the movie. The news of Singer’s removal came unceremoniously, buried within a much larger story about a completely different topic. Now let us all cross our fingers and hope we never have to hear about Bryan Singer again. THR has a lengthy piece this week about the scandal surrounding Warner Bros. head Kevin Tsuji...
Tags: Movies, America, Atlantic, Red Sonja, Bryan-Singer, Warner Bros, Kevin Tsujihara, Bryan, Sonja, Lerner, Dexter Fletcher, Red Sonja Movie, Business and Industry News, Avi Lerner, Bohemian Rhapsody, Charlotte Kirk

The Musical That’s ‘Too Dark To Live’: ‘Lolita, My Love,’ Lerner’s Worst Disaster

Troy Patterson: “Its first act is weird and perfect; the second indicates the limits of this salvage operation. In The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner, the editors ask, in a headnote, ‘How could songs and laughter be woven into a sinister story of a murderous pedophile?’ In other words, how do you solve a problem like Lolita? You don’t, not entirely, but the attempt offers a rare view of a masterpiece.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Theatre, Lerner, Lolita, Alan Jay Lerner, Troy Patterson, 03.01.19

An Infamous ‘Lolita’ Musical Gets a Belated New York Debut

A celebration of the “My Fair Lady” lyricist and librettist offers audiences a chance to reconsider one of his biggest flops.
Tags: News, John, Theater, Barry, James, Erik, Morgan, Emily, Lerner, Lolita, Maltby, York Theater Co, Alan Jay, Lolita (Book, My Love (Play, Haagensen

Book Agent in the Morning, Carpenter in the Afternoon

Edward Orloff represents a roster of buzzy writers, but he also builds bookshelves for some of New York’s biggest literary stars.
Tags: New York, News, Ben, Ron, Lerner, Books and Literature, Chernow, Poetry and Poets, Carpentry and Carpenters, Edward Orloff

‘Red Sonja’ Movie Put on Hold in Wake of Recent Bryan Singer Allegations

Bryan Singer has been mired in allegations of sexual misconduct for a large part of his career, and those allegations have been boiling over in the last year, particularly after Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody for failing to show up for work. Despite Singer’s problems, Millennium Films was willing to plunk down up to $10 million to hire the director to helm their long-delayed Red Sonja movie. But it seems like outcry against this has won out – for now. Millennium has now put the film on...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, Atlantic, Adaptation, Red Sonja, Bryan-Singer, Robert Rodriguez, Efm, Sonja, Lerner, Megan Fox, Rose McGowan, Dexter Fletcher, Christopher Cosmos, Action/Adventure

Critic’s Pick: Review: ‘My Fair Lady,’ Illuminated With New Stars

Laura Benanti and three other recently arrived lead actors are adjusting the focus of the hit revival from the political to the personal.
Tags: News, Harry, Theater, Rosemary, HARRIS, Laura, Lincoln Center Theater, Laura Benanti, Frederick, Loewe, Bartlett, Lerner, Sher, Benanti, My Fair Lady (Play, New Stars

Bryan Singer to Keep Directing Job Despite Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Singer, who was fired from “Bohemian Rhapsody,” will continue with “Red Sonja” despite an article detailing allegations that he had sex with underage boys.
Tags: Movies, News, Atlantic, Bryan Singer, Singer, Bryan, Lerner, Millennium Films, The (Magazine, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Bohemian Rhapsody (Movie, Avi (1947-, Red Sonja (Movie

Lerner and Cognetta of Choyce Peterson complete 2,375 s/f lease

Brookfield, CT Choyce Peterson, Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, has completed lease negotiations for Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy in opening a new Danbury area branch at 3 Federal Rd. Amy Lerner, executive vice president and Adam Cognetta, vice preside...
Tags: Radio, Danbury, Lerner, Choyce Peterson, Brookfield CT Choyce Peterson Inc, Federal Rd Amy Lerner, Adam Cognetta

Fred Hersch Trio Live at the Village Vanguard (concert review)

Fred Hersch Trio.Photo: John Rogers. Fred Hersch Trio Village Vanguard January 5, 2019 Sequenza 21 By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – Beginning the new year with a six-night long residency at the Village Vanguard, pianist Fred Hersch had a lot to celebrate. His current trio, in which he is joined by bassist John Hebert and drummer Kevin McPherson, has been together for a decade. They have received a Grammy nomination for their 2018 Palmetto Records CD Live in Europe. In December, Pa...
Tags: Europe, New York, Religion, Billy Joel, Jazz, Piano, Concert Review, Havana, Lee, McPherson, Miguel Zenón, Chopin, Loewe, Lerner, Zenon, Village Vanguard

Nationals reportedly talking to Bryce Harper again

A little less than a month ago, Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner seemed to close the door on Bryce Harper coming back. The message from Lerner in December being that the Nats won't go any higher than that and won't negotiate about it. #Nationals last offer to Bryce Harper was actually “much more than the $300m being reported by the media” according to a source.
Tags: News, Nats, Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper, Lerner, Mark Lerner

I was forced into sex by Van Nuys clothing company president, woman says in lawsuit

By BILL HETHERMAN | City News Service LOS ANGELES — A former executive is suing a Van Nuys-based clothing manufacturer, alleging she was fired when she complained that the married son of the company founder coerced her into a sexual relationship and arranged for her to stay in a “sex pad.” The woman is identified only as Jane Doe in her Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Jerry Leigh of California Inc. and Andrew Leigh, described in the compla...
Tags: Business, Lawsuit, New York, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Las Vegas, Local News, Sexual Harassment, DOE, Los Angeles Superior Court, Leigh, Lerner, Jane Doe

Comment on gramercy tavern’s gingerbread by Diana

Just made this for Christmas 2018. First Lerner me say that batter is the BEST I’ve tasted, and I’ve been baking 30+ years. I did make some diet-driven changes: strong coffee w a dash of cocoa instead of stout, and gluten free flour (gluten issues here). I followed other directions to reduce baking powder to 1 1/4 tsp to help prevent sinkage, and reduced oil to 2/3 c mostly bc gluten free batters typically need to have less liquid (god forbid I reduce coffee :). Well, cake didn’t rise much, even...
Tags: Food, Diana, Lerner

Playing The Waiting Game: Beto Is In No Rush To Decide His 2020 Move

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If the deep field of potential Democratic presidential contenders is on pins and needles as Beto O’Rourke decides his next move, it could be a long wait. The outgoing Texas congressman’s team says he has no timeline or roadmap for deciding if he’d like to parlay a surprisingly close loss to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz into a White House try. People close to O’Rourke insist he hasn’t expanded staff or lined up consultants even as the interest in him intensifies. They say he’s...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, House, Iowa, New Jersey, Biden

Nationals Owner Mark Lerner Thinks Bryce Harper Has 'Decided to Move On'

It looks like the possibility of free-agent superstar Bryce Harper returning to the Washington Nationals could be over. Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner spoke to 106.7 the Fan Friday, addressing the chances of Harper and his agent Scott Boras working out a deal with the club. "If he comes back, it's a strong possibility that we won't be able to make it work," Lerner said.
Tags: News, Washington, Harper, Washington Nationals, Scott Boras, Bryce Harper, Lerner, Mark Lerner

Nationals owner doesn't expect Harper to re-sign

Nationals owner Mark Lerner said he has told Bryce Harper that the team has maxed out its offer to the free-agent outfielder. "I really don't expect him to come back," Lerner said.
Tags: Baseball, Harper, Bryce Harper, Lerner, Mark Lerner

Matt Lerner reduces role at 500 Startups to launch ‘growth coaching’ company Heretix

Matt Lerner, who has for the last few years effectively been 500 Startups’ main person in London, is reducing his role at the Silicon Valley-based VC fund and accelerator to pursue a new business of his own. He’s officially scaling back to a part-time position of Venture Partner to launch “growth coaching” company Heretix. The idea, he tells me, is to build on his work running the 500 Startups London “Distro Dojo” growth marketing program, but in a way that opens it up to more startups in the U....
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, London, Tech, Paypal, Silicon Valley, Dojo, Lerner, Distro Dojo, Matt Lerner, Heretix, Startups London Distro Dojo

Hot Track: I Talk to the Trees

In an effort to capitalize on Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe's Broadway winning streak in the 1950s, Orrin Keepnews of Riverside Records produced an album in July 1959 of Chet Baker playing their songs. Aptly titled Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Lowe, the album featured the lyrical trumpeter accompanied by some of the prettiest jazz players in New York. On I Talk to the Trees, from Paint Your Wagon (1951), Baker was teamed with Herbie Mann (fl) Zoot Sims (ts), Pepper Adams (bar),...
Tags: New York, Broadway, Jazz, Evans, Baker, Jarvis, Chet Baker, Adams, Lowe, Sims, Mann, Bill Evans, Lerner, Herbie Mann, Alan Jay Lerner, Orrin Keepnews

Randy Rainbow sings 'Kavanaugh' to the tune of 'Camelot'

Song parodist and comedian Randy Rainbow really knows how to make lemonade from our lemon of a government. His latest song, titled "Kavanaugh," is set to the tune of Camelot from the eponymous musical and it slams on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge (cough*serial rapist*cough) Brett Kavanaugh. Because when they go low, we go Lerner and Loewe. Randy Rainbow previously on BB
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Urban Decay's Naked Palette Is Dead — But Here Are 18 Others Worth Buying

Two decades ago, Wende Zomnir and Sandy Lerner started what would eventually become one of the most popular beauty brands in the world: Urban Decay. But for a company with humble beginnings (neither Zomnir or Lerner had much experience in product formulation), it's practically a miracle that their company — which started with nail polish and lipsticks — would go on to create what's referred to in certain circles as "the iPhone of makeup." Of course, we're talking about the original Naked Palett...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Mac, Lerner, Urban Decay, Wende Zomnir, Zomnir, Sandy Lerner, Backtalk, Urban Decay Truth

Is A Georgia County Using The ADA As An Excuse To Disenfranchise Voters?

Tierney Sneed mentioned in this week’s voting rights primer that we’re following a proposal in Georgia by the Randolph County board of elections to shutter seven out of nine of the county’s polling places. The county’s population is 61 percent black, and, Kira Lerner notes at ThinkProgress, this would likely not have been possible if the Supreme Court had not gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013. The move to shut down the polling places rests on the claim that these locations are not compliant w...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Georgia, Chicago, Ada, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed, HuffPost, Kira Lerner, Lerner, Randolph County, John Light, Richland County

‘The Meg’, ‘Rampage’ and the Problem With 2018’s Giant Monster Movies

A couple of times this year at the movies, I’ve found myself thinking about one of the great lines from one of the great movies about the movies. “Wallace Beery! Wrestling picture! Whaddya need, a road map?” So goes the snappy one-liner from Michael Lerner’s cynical studio executive in the Joel and Ethan Coen masterpiece Barton Fink , and so it echoed in my head as I sat, disappointed, through two different-but-not-exactly genre films. In April, the film was Rampage . Last week, the...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Office, Features, Jackson, Johnson, Rampage, Jason Statham, Samuel L Jackson, Meg, Joel, Warner Bros Pictures, WB, Ethan Coen, Lerner, Statham

How a startup that Cisco bought six years ago is totally shaking up the $208 billion company’s status quo (CSCO)

Cisco acquired the wireless networking startup Meraki six years ago for $1.2 billion in an effort to modernize its business for the smartphone age. And while Cisco works to make its core business more like Meraki's, the former-startup has managed to maintain a unique culture, independent of Cisco's corporate atmosphere. Meraki's overall mission is to simplify networking for businesses. But General Manager Todd Nightingale said Meraki also maintains a strong culture which encourages teams to wo...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Mit, Gartner, Silicon Valley, Lebron James, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Robbins, Trump, Meraki, Mission Bay, Nightingale, Chuck Robbins, Lerner

LLB Architects names Lombardo associate principal

Aimee Lombardo, LLB Architects Pawtucket, RI According to LLB Architects, Lerner | Ladd...
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Electrifying Track: If Ever...

Vibist Bobby Hutcherson's first leadership album for Blue Note was The Kicker, recorded in December 1963. Strangely, it wasn't released until 1999 when the tapes were discovered. The album featured several nifty originals, but it's the songbook standard that stands out for me—Lerner and Lowe's If Ever I Would Leave You, from Camelot. The band on the track was Joe Henderson (ts), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Duke Pearson (p), Bob Cranshaw (b) and Al Harewood (d). Henderson takes the first solo on the...
Tags: Jazz, Pearson, Henderson, Lowe, Lerner, Marc Myers, Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Al Harewood, Bobby Hutcherson, Bob Cranshaw, Duke Pearson, YouBobby Hutcherson, KickerWild Bill Davis Johnny Hodges

Electrifying Track: Leave You

Vibist Bobby Hutcherson's first leadership album for Blue Note was The Kicker, recorded in December 1963. Strangely, it wasn't released until 1999 when the tapes were discovered. The album featured several nifty originals, but it's the standard that stands out for me—Lerner and Lowe's If Ever I Would Leave You, from Camelot. The band on the track was Joe Henderson (ts), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Duke Pearson (p), Bob Cranshaw (b) and Al Harewood (d). Henderson takes the first solo on the 10:33 mi...
Tags: London, Jazz, Pearson, Henderson, Lowe, Lerner, Marc Myers, Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Al Harewood, Bobby Hutcherson, Bob Cranshaw, Duke Pearson, KickerWild Bill Davis Johnny HodgesDizzy Gillespie

Accused ‘Preppy Store Masher’ suspect surrenders to LAPD

CANOGA PARK >> A young man accused of accosting several women while they were shopping at stores in Canoga Park and Woodland Hills, earning him the moniker of Preppy Store Masher, turned himself in Friday at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Station. Alon Lerner, 22, who lives with his parents in Winnetka, was subsequently booked at the Van Nuys jail on suspicion of felony sexual battery, with bail set at $65,000, according to the LAPD. Lerner surrendered a day after the LAPD released ...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, Soccer, Breaking News, Local News, Lapd, Winnetka, Los Angeles Police Department, Woodland Hills, Lerner, Padilla, Canoga Park, Paul Vernon, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety

The Danger Of Adjusting Classic Plays To Current Values

Producer Richard Jordan, citing Bartlett Sher’s current Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady: “While critics enthused over Sher’s new ending, referencing it back to the issues of today, watching it play before a regular audience you felt a sense that the musical no longer gave them a pay-off. Instead, it felt as though they had been waiting more than three hours for the ‘I love you’ moment only to then be denied it – it’s not how Lerner intended this scene to play and it was surpris...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Bartlett Sher, Lincoln Center Theater, Lerner, Sher, Richard Jordan, 07.19.18