What’s New: Pushing Back Against Trump

Is Trump’s attempt to reignite the culture wars — attacking “Hamilton” and “SNL” — a distraction from all his frauds and scandals? Artists continue to resist: at last night’s American Music Awards, Billie Joe Armstrong, of the band Green Day, chanted in mid-performance: “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” At the same awards, Ariana Grande was named Artist of the Year: Miss Grande will be Penny Pingleton in “Hairspray Live” on NBC on December 7th…”Allied,” a romantic-espionage thriller set during World War II and starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, is getting slammed for its old-fashionedness. (It begins in Casablanca, for Pete’s sake.) But I’m old enough for “old-fashioned” to be more compliment than criticism…Prince Harry has begun a two-week trip to the Caribbean but not all locals are happy with him and his reminder of British colonialism: #notmyprince is trending on Twitter.

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