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How Noah Centineo epitomizes Netflix’s evolving approach to viewer data

How Noah Centineo epitomizes Netflix’s evolving approach to viewer data

As of Wednesday morning, Katie Couric didn’t know who Noah Centineo was. When Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos dropped the name on stage — calling the actor “one of the biggest movie stars in the world” — at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit, the veteran journalist and respected interviewer admitted she was not familiar…MORE

Chad Wolf under consideration for Homeland Security top job

Chad Wolf under consideration for Homeland Security top job

The White House is considering Chad Wolf to replace the outgoing acting Homeland Security secretary, according to two sources familiar with the process. Wolf, a senior department official, previously served as chief of staff to former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. He was nominated by President Donald Trump in February to serve as undersecretary for…MORE

It’s official: Political Twitter is a partisan hellscape

It’s official: Political Twitter is a partisan hellscape

Political Twitter is a wasteland of partisan sniping wholly unreflective of the country as a whole. (That’s long been my personal opinion. But now there’s lots and lots of data to back that view up. Hooray!) An extensive Pew study of the 22% of Americans who use Twitter even semi-regularly makes clear just how much…MORE

The trade war is destroying American profit

The trade war is destroying American profit

This is what a trade war looks like. An industrial giant in Illinois, a motorcycle icon in Wisconsin, a Minnesota snowmobile maker and the parent of Monopoly and Nerf all reported to investors this week that the trade war is biting. It’s the earnings trend everyone saw coming. And warned about. What began as targeted…MORE

Judge orders State Department to release Ukraine records in 30 days

Judge orders State Department to release Ukraine records in 30 days

A federal judge Wednesday gave the State Department 30 days to release Ukraine-related records, including communications between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. In response to an emergency motion from the watchdog group American Oversight, Judge Christopher Cooper ordered lawyers for the group and the State Department to…MORE

Bruce Springsteen keeps on running with ‘Western Stars’

Bruce Springsteen keeps on running with ‘Western Stars’

Rock ‘n roll might be a young person’s game, but Bruce Springsteen shows no signs of slowing down as he hits his 70th birthday, and indeed has exhibited an appetite to expand his creative horizons. So he follows the Netflix special capturing his Broadway show with “Western Stars,” a deeply personal film performing songs from…MORE

What happens when exoplanets crash into each other?

What happens when exoplanets crash into each other?

More than 300 light-years from Earth, there’s a double star system where evidence exists that two exoplanets, or planets outside of our solar system, recently collided. Astronomers used NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy to spot a warm dust and debris trail within the system, according to a release by NASA. SOFIA is a flying…MORE