Magazine February 5, 2018, Issue

Robespierre in Hollywood

James Franco (left) with Stephen Colbert, January 9, 2018 (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
The post-Weinstein revolution has reached its Terror phase

‘Pandora doesn’t go back in the box. He only comes out,” James Franco’s character says in Pineapple Express. Having worn a “Time’s Up” pin to signify his feminist awokening during the Golden Globes ceremony, Franco found himself called out for sexual infractions on social media during the actual ceremony. Two days later, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Franco was having a hard time shoving Pandora back in the box.

Hollywood’s renaissance dude — his résumé includes film adaptations of As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury as well as films people actually saw, often involving nudity

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Letters

Letters

For What It’s Worth President Trump’s comment on the pricing of the United States Post Office (discussed in the Week, January 22) is based on a common misconception of what constitutes ...
The Week

The Week

‐ We thought Cory Booker might be after the Democratic nomination in 2020, but apparently he’s campaigning for an Oscar. ‐ Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury has enraged both Trump loyalists ...
Poetry

Poetry

DISASTER RELIEF Three cuts I’ve gotten from the box knife’s blade, and needlessly I wonder — will they heal? as we remove debris for those who stayed. My last guess in the word game ...