At Netflix, Radical Transparency and Blunt Firings Unsettle the Ranks

Buzzwords and anxiety fill the hallways as Hollywood giant tries to maintain a winning culture amid breakneck growth; the ‘N-word’ scandal gets ‘sunshined.’ US Business


As TV Seeks Diverse Writing Ranks, Rising Demand Meets Short Supply

Shows are scrambling to hire more minorities, but the pipeline of experienced writers is thin, a problem of the industry’s own making.
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Barnwell: Ultimate surprise sports runs — where Vegas ranks

Does Vegas’ Stanley Cup run make it the most unlikely finalist in modern American sports? Bill Barnwell looks at candidates across the big four. – NHL

Pantone Ranks Leading 10 Fall Colors for a Pre-Fashion Week Forecast

The global psyche is increasingly all about inclusivity, so why not for fall colors, too?
That kind of all-are-welcome approach is central to Pantone’s Fashion Color Trend Fall 2018 Report, released by the X-Rite-owned Pantone LLC. Building off its gender-neutral take on fashion colors, the Pantone Color Institute has culled a Top 10 list that plays up seasonless shades, including a few that are far from wintry. Designers and consumers are pedaling away from cyclical trends in favor of more self-expressive, nontraditional choices, according to Pantone Color Institute’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman.
Leading this fall’s Top 10 list are Red Pear, Valiant Poppy and Nebulas Blue, followed by Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive, Russet Orange and Ultra Violet. Ranking eighth through tenth are Crocus Petal, Limelight and Quetzal Green. Save for the autumnal-inspired Red Pear and Russet Orange, most of these shades don’t conjure up images of afternoons raking leaves in the yard.
From Eiseman’s authoritative viewpoint, people are more willing to turn over a new leaf when it comes to color. While colorists, designers and editors might be aware of how subtle nuances in color can be found by using different fabrics and textures, the average consumer is now becoming more fascinated by

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Bryan Cranston joins the ranks of the no-autograph celebrities

The Breaking Bad actor says he won’t sign memorabilia after being “overwhelmed by requests” – but he’ll still do selfies.
BBC News – Entertainment & Arts


Silicon Valley Struggles to Add Conservatives to Its Ranks

Some tech employees say their politics are unwelcome in an industry dominated by liberal views. WSJD


Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Where every team ranks No. 1 (well, almost)

The Patriots are rolling. The Steelers aren’t far behind. And the Rams keep climbing. Here’s how all 32 teams stack up, with a look at the league stat in which each team leads — or comes close to leading. – NFL

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however Daily News
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