NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 80 percent of film critics are male, according to a new study that analyzed the movie reviews to last year's top box-office hits.
The research was conducted by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which released its findings Monday. Researchers studied the reviews of the 100 top-grossing films of 2017 that were posted on the aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.
Members of Dracut Pop Warner cheerleading and football squads were named as 2017-2018 New England Region Pop Warner Little Scholars.
The Middies had 26 selections to the First, Second and Honorable Mention Teams. Dracut's award winners were invited to the 22nd New England Pop Warner Scholar Weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
Governor expected to appoint newly elected judges in Columbia, Juneau counties
The judges-elect for Juneau and Columbia County Circuit Courts will be fast-tracked to fill vacant seats through appointment by Gov. Scott Walker, according to a spokeswoman.
Walker intends to appoint Troy Cross to the Columbia County Circuit Court and Stacy Smith to the Juneau County Circuit Court, Walker press secretary Amy Hasenberg said in an email Monday.
When Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand lit up Oscar night with her puzzling plea for “inclusion riders,” civil rights lawyer Kalpana Kotogal was watching the event a continent away in Washington, D.C., and almost leaped out of her seat.
“I was completely floored,” she told me in a telephone interview the next morning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Frances McDormand capped her Oscar acceptance speech with a rousing call for inclusion riders, the general reaction was more "huh?" than "hooray!"
She was referring to using business contracts as a vehicle to further gender and racial diversity in Hollywood by adding a clause that mandates it.
McDormand, honored as best actress for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," raised the concept's profile in an instant Sunday night.
Charter dragged down grad rate in Central Oregon district
BEND, Ore. (AP) — After years of an online charter lowering Crook County School District's graduation rate, the district is happy to correct the record.
While the district's sole traditional high school, Crook County High, had a graduation rate of 85.09 percent in 2014-15, its districtwide graduation rate was 46.03 percent that school year.
Why the discrepancy?
"It was an online charter, Insight," Stacy Smith, the district's director of curriculum and instruction, said.