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Rex Weiner

Entries by Rex Weiner

The Woodstock Consensus

(59) Comments | Posted August 6, 2009 | 1:51 PM

Newt Gingrich, during his tenure as House Speaker, declared the Sixties "a momentary aberration in American history that will be looked back upon as a quaint period of Bohemianism brought to the national elite." The implication was that the countercultural and political movements of the era were out of step...

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Trade Journos No-Shows at Cannes

(18) Comments | Posted May 12, 2009 | 10:05 AM

When the 62nd Cannes Film Festival opens tomorrow, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter will have virtually called a halt to a longstanding cross-Croisette daily news war. Both trades will still be publishing their usual special Cannes Daily Editions, and competing for stories, but under unprecedented limitations:

• While fielding a...

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