If you catch any of the Golden Globes Sunday, take a closer look. Many actresses will be dressed in black, and they'll be wearing little pins with the words Time's Up, which is the name of a campaign aimed at fighting sexual harassment and abuse across not just Hollywood but all industries.
All right. The holiday season is coming to an end. And sadly, that means Christmas trees will soon be coming down. The question is, what do you do with them?
Well, Bill Ulfelder, the executive director of The Nature Conservancy in New York, says there is one place you do not want your Christmas tree to go, and that is the landfill.
– …and what was it you said you did again?
– I'm a dentist.
– Ah yes, I remember. You earn loads, you dentists, don't you?
– Haha! Not as much as we're worth!
– Ha! But really, how much ado you earn?
– None of your business, mate!
– I see, don't want to admit it, eh? Come on, I'm just curious.
– Well, I'd rather not say, actually.
– Oh, I see! I've always wondered why it's so expensive to get anything done to my teeth and it must be the dentist's salary.
– Ah…Let's change the subject, shall we? How do you…
– Take me, for example. I earn f50,000 a year and I bet you're on at least twice that.
– I wish!
We have the story of an American trying to manage China. Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, took a vital role at the start of the administration. China's ambassador seized on that connection meeting Kushner again and again. Evan Osnos reported on the meetings for The New Yorker and finds the Kushner meetings to be a symptom of a larger issue. China, he says, came in with clear goals while Kushner did not.
There are very few things in this world that would keep me up past my bedtime, but the Oscars is definitely one of them – and not just any Oscars awards ceremony, the first in the #MeToo era and probably the first Academy Awards where no one was thanking Harvey Weinstein. This is obviously the film producer accused of sexual abuse stretching back decades. Let's listen to Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel in his opening monologue.