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“AD ASTRA” EXPLORES MALE RELATIONSHIPS
VENICE, Italy (AP) – In one way, the new Brad Pitt movie, “Ad Astra,” is about space. It’s also about the way fathers and sons, and men in general, connect to each other.
Pitt says he can read the Stoic philosophers from 2,000 years ago and realize they had things figured out, and why can’t people today do the same.
He says part of it is the post-war generation in America that put value on winning and not showing weakness. He says embracing one’s successes and failures makes for a better partner, a better dad and a better son.
“Ad Astra” opens tomorrow.

 

NEW YORK GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL EXTENDING STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR RAPE
NEW YORK (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill extending the statute of limitations for second and third-degree rape.
The Democratic governor was joined by actresses Mira Sorvino and Julianne Moore as well as activists from the group Time’s Up as he signed the measure at his Manhattan office Wednesday.
The new law extends the statute of limitations from five years to 20 years for second-degree rape and from five years to 10 years for third-degree rape. Second and third-degree rape can be charged under New York law when a victim cannot consent to sex either because of age or incapacity.
Sorvino has spoken before about being a survivor of date rape. She said every time someone stands up to “rape culture” it means “we stand up for all of us.”

 

HBO TO FOLLOW ARIZONA ST, FLORIDA, PENN ST, WASHINGTON ST
HBO Sports is going behind the scenes with the football programs at Arizona State, Florida, Penn State and Washington State for four episodes of its “24/7” documentary series.
HBO announced Wednesday it will run an hour-long episode for each team starting October 2nd, running through October. The first episode features Florida preparing for its September 28th game against Towson. The Penn State episode will chronicles the Nittany Lions’ preparations for Purdue. The Arizona State episode will follow the Sun Devils as they prepare for Washington State. The Washington State episode follows coach Mike Leach’s team up to its game against Colorado.
The series will be narrated by Liev Schreiber, who is also the voice of HBO’s popular NFL training camp series, “Hard Knocks.”

 

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