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Hero Harrison Ford rescues woman from car accident

Film star Harrison Ford has been praised for rescuing a woman whose car rolled off a motorway and hit a tree in California. The star was in Santa Paula, north of Los Angeles, with a friend when they heard the crash and went to assist. Local police officer Matt Alonzo said: “He acted as a good Samaritan, just like everybody else, and tried to help before emergency services arrived.” Ford and others helped the female driver out of the vehicle he said. The woman, who was the only occupant of…

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George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

An eighth woman has come forward with claims that former US president George HW Bush groped her. An interpreter, whom the BBC has agreed not to name because of the sensitive nature of her job, claims Mr Bush touched her inappropriately in 2004. The alleged incident took place at a meeting between the former president and the Spanish defence minister Jose Bono Martinez. The interpreter has not previously spoken publicly about the incident. George Bush Snr ‘groped 16-year-old girl’ during 2003 photo op “It was 2004,” she told the BBC….

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Dressing to Play a Power Woman

LONDON — In 1977 Sidney Lumet’s film “Network,” about the struggles of a fictional television group, won four Academy Awards, including a best actress Oscar for Faye Dunaway’s portrayal of a producer, Diana Christensen. Morally bankrupt and of “psychopathic ambition,” as Vincent Canby said in his review in The New York Times, Ms. Christensen was also perfectly attired in pussy-bow blouses, pencil skirts, knee-high boots and heavy camel coats. Her style helped herald the advent of “power dressing.” Now, 40 years later, Ms. Christensen and her wardrobe are getting a…

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Why Making a Portrait of a Black Woman Was a Form of Protest

From a description of the print now, in 2017, it sounds perfectly traditional. A black-and-white etching on paper, an art form that has been around for 500 years. A portrait of a woman. In the background, probably some kind of domestic interior. A simple title, American Girl. But in 1974, when artist Emma Amos made American Girl, now in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the country was roiling with social protest movements—for women’s liberation, for Black Power, for LGBT rights, for Native American rights. Once-silenced groups demanded…

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Why Othello will be played by a woman at the Liverpool Everyman

Othello is one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles – and next year, there will be a female Othello for the first time in a major modern British theatre. Golda Rosheuvel will play the jealous Venetian army general at the Liverpool Everyman from April to July. The production will tackle themes of gender and homophobia – with Othello in a gay relationship with Desdemona – as well as jealousy, race and power. Director Gemma Bodinetz said that would make it “more alive” for modern crowds. ‘Electricity’ Othello, who’s known as The Moor,…

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What if Kevin Spacey's accuser had been a woman?

Something strange has happened amid the recent allegations levelled at Kevin Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp, who claims Spacey assaulted him (then aged 14) at a 1986 Hollywood party. Oddly, nobody has asked Rapp what he was wearing at the time. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Trailer: Ingrid Goes West Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 02:21 More Entertainment News Videos Previous slideNext slide Netflix cans House of Cards Following allegations of sexual misconduct by actor Kevin Spacey, Netflix has indefinitely halted production on House of Cards. Nobody asked why it took…

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Birmingham woman, 21, guilty of aiding knife terror plot

A 21-year-old woman has been found guilty of buying a combat knife to help her husband prepare to carry out a planned terror attack in Birmingham. Madihah Taheer, from the city, denied preparing an act of terrorism by assisting her husband Ummariyat Mirza earlier this year. Woolwich Crown Court heard the husband and wife team had developed their plans after falling in love as teenagers. In March, armed police arrested the husband at gunpoint in Birmingham. They acted on MI5 intelligence that Mirza was going to carry out a rampaging…

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