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Children trick or treat and wear Halloween costumes for a full week during Day of the Dead season in Mexico. FG Trade Latin/Collection E+ via Getty Images

Day of the Dead is taking on Halloween traditions, but the sacred holiday is far more than a ‘Mexican Halloween’

Halloween’s influence is transforming popular festivities around Día de los Muertos and its ceremonial customs in rural and urban areas of Mexico in some fascinating ways.
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939). Archive PL/Alamy

How Vivien Leigh survived Hollywood before #MeToo

As Hollywood continues to reckon with its past, Vivien Leigh’s story is a reminder of the challenges faced by women, even the most successful ones.
The SAG-AFTRA actors union has been on strike since July 2023. Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The fight for 2% − how residuals became a sticking point for striking actors

Studios say the number is unrealistic − that it amounts to actors not assuming any financial risk for content that flops. But actors simply want to adapt existing payout models to changing technology.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis apologized for writing letters in support for fellow actor Danny Masterson during his rape trial. Masterson was later found guilty and sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women. (Instagram/aplusk)

Hollywood letters of support for Danny Masterson demonstrate the pervasiveness of myths about rape culture

In letters to the judge, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis asked for Masterson to be shown leniency based on his supposedly good character.

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