What’s up with Bran and the Night King? Is Bran the Night King? Maybe!

What’s up with Bran and the Night King? Is Bran the Night King? Maybe!

Bran’s plan to lure the Night King into a weirwood forest might actually work. Over the course of Game of Thrones’ eight seasons, Bran Stark has gradually evolved from being one of the show’s more peripheral characters to being one of its most central and significant. For a long time, many viewers might have had little interest in his long quest to travel north and become the Three-Eyed Raven. In fact, Game of Thrones itself…

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Cannes Film Festival 2019: reviews, news, and analysis

Cannes Film Festival 2019: reviews, news, and analysis

France’s prestigious Festival de Cannes runs May 14 through 25. For more than seven decades, everyone who’s anyone in the film world has migrated to the French Riviera in May for the Cannes Film Festival, which combines star-studded red-carpet premieres with long days of screenings, meetings, networking, and parties. The festival’s 72nd installment runs from May 14 to 25. Its programming slate features the premieres of Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John biopic Rocketman, Jim Jarmusch’s zombie…

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GOP-led states move the war on voting to a new front: voter registration

GOP-led states move the war on voting to a new front: voter registration

Bills in Texas and Tennessee could create new criminal and civil penalties for errors on voter registrations. The 2018 midterm cycle saw a historic surge in voter turnout that helped deliver wins to a number of Democratic politicians across the country. Now, months after the election, Republican lawmakers in a handful of states have introduced measures that would impose stricter rules on voters and voter registration groups, a policy shift that voting rights groups and…

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