‘My Brilliant Friend’: Here’s What to Know About the HBO Adaptation

Based on the first book of the beloved Neapolitan series by Elena Ferrante, the series faces high expectations. How does it fare? Here’s what to read.
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Snapchat to Bow ‘My Ex-BFF Court’ Parody Series from Elisabeth Murdoch’s Vertical Networks

Snap has been getting hammered in the stock market, and it just lost its head of content, Nick Bell. But the company is still pushing on its original-content strategy for Snapchat, as it looks to boost ad revenue from its user base of 186 million daily users. Snapchat’s newest short-form original: “My Ex-BFF Court,” a spoof […]

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Books of The Times: Helping Out Family Is Taken to Extremes in ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel is about a Nigerian woman who assists her murderous sister in cleaning up crime scenes.
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Critic’s Pick: Review: ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Is an Intimate Epic

HBO’s newest series is a faithful rendering of the story by Elena Ferrante and a counterpoint to cable drama’s testosterone-driven past.
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Amy Schumer, Ellen DeGeneres and More Mourn Deadly Synagogue Shooting: ‘My Heart Is Broken’

As news continues to surface about the Pittsburg synagogue shooting that has left 11 people dead and six injured, celebrities are mourning the loss of life and offering their condolences.

The shooting took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of the city, the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department announced on Twitter. The department added that it will be prosecuted as a hate crime and the FBI will be leading the investigation.

No children were injured in the shooting, Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich announced at a press conference.

A law enforcement official confirmed to PEOPLE the suspect is Robert Bowers, 46. Police sources told KDKA the shooter yelled, “All Jews must die” after entering the synagogue during the Saturday morning Shabbat service.

“My heart is broken for the victims and loved ones of everyone affected by the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh,” wrote comedian Amy Schumer, who recently announced she’s pregnant with her first child.

Actor Joe Manganiello, who was born nearby in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, added, “My thoughts are back home today with the people of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh.”

Without specifically mentioning the tragic shooting, television host Ellen DeGeneres made a call for everyone, no matter their political differences, to support one another.

“Today, I send out love to each and every one of you reading this. Every single one of you. We are one world. We all need love. We all want comfort. Let’s give it to each other,” she wrote.

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RELATED: Multiple People Killed, 6 Injured After Shooter Opens Fire at Pittsburgh Synagogue

In addition to honoring those who had lost their lives, some celebrities also spoke out against President Donald Trump.

When asked by reporters on Saturday morning whether the shooting should make lawmakers across the county want to revisit existing gun safety laws, Trump replied that the tragedy had “little to do with it,” CNN reported.

He went on to argue, “If there was an armed guard inside the temple, they would have been able to stop him.”

Vehemently disagreeing, former One Direction member Niall Horan argued that the better solution would be for there to be “no guns at all.”

“Trump kept saying in his chat with reporters that if there was an armed guard inside the synagogue that the ‘numbers’ would have been a lot lower. The fact is if there was no guns at all, there wouldn’t have been a shooter in the first place,” he wrote. “Get a grip.”

RELATED VIDEO: Multiple Casualties Reported in a Shooting at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Outspoken Trump critic Bette Midler wrote: “To the families of those who died in the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, my deepest and sincere sympathies. This horror is escalating day by day. If only we had LEADERSHIP that would actually take steps to stop it.”

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Other celebrities also urged people who were upset by gun violence to remember to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections, in order to increase the likelihood that politicians who want stricter gun safety laws get elected.

“Sending love to every single one of you who feels targeted by this administration. i’m with you. VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH,” wrote actress Zoe Kazan.

“The guns are the long arm of this racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT administration. the laws & judges being put in place are the longest arm. vote. them. Out,” she added in a separate tweet.

This Is Us star Mandy Moore also urged anybody “feeling helpless and frustrated by this news” to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

“My heart goes out to all those affected by gun violence today and every day. Feeling helpless and frustrated by this news too? VOTE Nov 6th. VOTE. Use your voice,” she wrote, including #GunSenseCandidates.

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Trump has condemned the shooting as an act of anti-Semitism.

The suspect was taken into custody after surrendering to police, according to the Associated Press. City Councilwoman Erika Strassburger said the suspect was barricaded by police in the building prior to surrendering and that he was taken to the hospital, the New York Times reported.

The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department tweeted, “Families of shooting victims can call 412-432-4400 for news of their loved ones. A Victims Assistance Center has been set up at Chatham University, Berry Hall, 106 Berry Street.”


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Books of The Times: At the Close of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle,’ a Magician Loses His Touch

Vital writing and interesting ideas are buried in this endurance test of a novel, which includes a 400-page section about Hitler in addition to Knausgaard’s usual autobiographical musings.
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Draymond Green to Chris Webber: “My jewelry fits well”

OAKLAND – Warriors forward Draymond Green has never been one to hold back a rebuttal. Following Tuesday’s 99-91 Game 5 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, Green responded to Webber’s notions that the Warriors forward wouldn’t start for any other team in the league. “I don’t think he can find many GMs or coaches that wouldn’t say I wouldn’t start on their team,” Green said. “I’m fine without scoring the ball.” Webber’s comments came during the second quarter of Tuesday night’s Turner Sports telecast as the two teams were going to a timeout. “This is the impact Draymond Green has,” Webber said. “Yes, if he was on other teams and expected to score, he may not be in the starting lineup on certain

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Priyanka Chopra on Defying Stereotypes: ‘My Ethnicity Doesn’t Define My Opportunity’

“Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra spoke about her journey to become the first South Asian woman to headline a network show, along with her thoughts on the future of the #MeToo movement at Variety’s Empowered Brunch on Wednesday. Talking to Variety‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister, Chopra said that in India, where she was raised, “it’s a privilege to be […]

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Books of The Times: ‘My Soul Looks Back’ Warmly Recalls New York’s Black Elite in the 1970s

Jessica B. Harris traces her development and education as she made a place for herself among New York City’s black intelligentsia.
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‘My Struggle: Book 5,’ by Karl Ove Knausgaard

In the fifth volume of his autobiographical novel, Karl Ove Knausgaard struggles with shame and fear of failure.
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The 29 Corp ””my Old”” Bore Cleaner Model B-29-S1

The 29 Corp ””my Old”” Bore Cleaner Model B-29-S1


The time savings alone is reason enough for the avid shotgun shooter not to be without this safe and remarkably effective bore cleaning attachment. So fast and easy-to-use, youll never clean another shotgun barrel without it. Remove the powder fouling with your favorite solvent and dry the bore, then attach the B-29 bore cleaner to literally strip out the really tough stuff. Two, internal spring steel strips give the mesh-coated cleaning reeds approximately 12 lbs. of surface pressure against the bore interior to easily strip out lead and plastic wad residue from even the most neglected barrels. Solid brass construction of the body and end caps prevents scratching the delicate bore surface. Mfg: The 29 Corp SPECS: Solid brass with internal spring steel. 5/16””-27 tpi male thread. 4 (10.2cm) OAL.
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