A scholar, a World Bank economist teaming up with a novelist, and a fiery young activist attempt to write the next pages of the history of women’s rights.
The authorities in Paris have opened a preliminary investigation into Abdellatif Kechiche, the director of “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” after an actress filed a complaint.
Prosecutors said the rap artist, whose name is Daniel Hernandez, had violated a 2015 plea agreement by getting into more trouble, but a justice rejected their request to send him to prison.
Lawyers for Mr. Cosby, now in prison for sexual assault, had asked the trial judge to overturn the jury’s verdict based on a number of grounds.
Mr. Cosby, convicted of sexual assault this year, has hired an unusual number of lawyers to defend him in his criminal case.
At John Jay College, contemporary art-makers find a new way to talk about sexual assault. They focus on aftermath and feelings, rather than flesh or spectacle.
Largely on hold while his criminal case unfolded, the suits from 10 women who say he also sexually assaulted them will now proceed in Massachusetts and California.
“Clergy,” which gives an unvarnished view of debauchery in the priesthood, has packed theaters in the predominantly Catholic country.
Padma Lakshmi on her rape and why she kept silent. Joan Jett on her lot in life. Joe Ide writes again. Remembering summer and the Village Voice. And more.