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An unfortunate running list of food-industry sexual harassment and assault accusations [UPDATED]

The Time-lauded “Silence Breakers” movement started in September with revelations about sexual harassment and assault accusations against Hollywood uber-producer Harvey Weinstein. Although the original New York Times article containing those revelations led to a virtual avalanche of stories about other alleged (and…

Be prepared to hear "no" with this $3,000 burger-and-engagement-ring value meal

I know it’s cool to sneer at Valentine’s Day and its dime-store, heart-shaped trinkets, but it’s one of my favorite “holidays.” I like that it’s a day to share affections and take advantage of free office candy. And should you choose to propose to your true love on February 14, that’s great, too—just don’t do it with…

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Stealing pricey wine from your Goldman Sachs boss is the 2nd most Goldman Sachsian crime

Aside from launching a massive Ponzi scheme, stealing expensive wine from your boss and then reselling under the alias “Mark Miller” has to be the most white-collar, Wharton-bred criminal scheme you could cook up. Nicolas De-Meyer, 40, a former personal assistant to a Goldman Sachs co-president, was arrested at Los…

Frances McDormand to pen screenplay for adaptation of The Omnivore's Dilemma

You know Frances McDormand as the winner of an Academy Award (Fargo), and for her fresh Golden Globe for Best Actress (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). It’s a good thing the film version of Michael Pollan’s 2006 book The Omnivore’s Dilemma nabbed such a talent, because adapting nonfiction books, especially…

Natalie Portman will be happy to hear that the Director's Guild nominees aren't all dudes

“And here are the all male nominees,” is how Natalie Portman pointedly chose to introduce the total sausage party of a Best Director lineup at this Sunday’s Golden Globes. It was one of the most memorable moments of an evening whose unofficial theme was Hollywood’s ongoing reckoning with its legacy of sexism, abuse,…