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White House Staffers Claim Sean Spicer Had Their Phones Checked in Effort to Crack Down on Leaks

White House press secretary Sean Spicer—exhibiting behavior typical of a jealous lover or an uptight prep school principal—reportedly arranged a surprise phone check for White House staffers in an effort to crack down on information leaks. According to Politico, Spicer became aware last week that information from a…

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A Chat With Lesley Barber, the Composer of 2016's Best Film Score (and Why it Won't Win an Oscar)

Of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture, I preferred the aching beauty of Moonlight and the bleak intensity of Hell or High Water to the arduous story of a grieving family in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By the Sea. But its score, which I’d argue adds more emotional weight to the film than any of its many lauded…