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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,
the bleak intensity of Hell or High Water, and the peculiar structure of Jackie 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…

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Inside the 'Save the Storks' Anti-Abortion Van That Offers Prayer to Desperate Pregnant Women

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—Behind Ken Bone’s “Bone Zone” and rows of booths handing out “Socialism Sucks” posters at a swag-filled hall within the Conservative Political Action Conference sits a shiny blue Mercedes van that reads “Free Ultrasound Pregnancy & STI Testing.” The oversized van, which costs around $150,000 and…

Uber Is Doomed

If there is one quote that sums up the ethos of Uber, it might be this cut from the company’s firebrand CEO Travis Kalanick: “Stand by your principles and be comfortable with confrontation. So few people are, so when the people with the red tape come, it becomes a negotiation.” But after a month marked by one disaster…