Opinion: How ‘Abbott Elementary’ became more than a belief

Editor’s Note: Gene Seymour is also a critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @GeneSeymour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinions on CNN. CNN — Wednesday night’s second … Read more

Opinion: How ‘Abbott Elementary’ became more than a belief

Editor’s Note: Gene Seymour is also a critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @GeneSeymour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinions on CNN. CNN — Wednesday night’s second … Read more

Exclusive: New book reveals Trump’s business practices included once being paid with gold bars

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s business practices included some eyebrow-raising moments, such as once being paid with gold bars that were wheeled into his Trump Tower apartment, according to reporting obtained by CNN from a forthcoming book by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. Haberman reveals new details about Trump’s business dealings in the … Read more

Brooklyn Public Library has issued 5,100 free library cards to make banned books available for teenagers

CNN — As some public and school libraries pulled books from their shelves earlier this year, New York City’s Brooklyn Public Library made access to thousands of books easier for teens across the country. In the past several months, the Brooklyn Public Library has issued more than 5,100 free electronic library cards to young people … Read more

Devin Ratray, ‘Home Alone’ actor, under investigation for alleged rape

CNN — Authorities in New York City are investigating a rape allegation against actor Devin Ratray, who is best known for his role as the big brother in the “Home Alone” movies, CNN has learned. Ratray, who denied the allegation in a phone call with CNN, is currently facing domestic violence charges stemming from an … Read more

Authorities identify suspect who attacked author Salman Rushdie at western New York event

CNN — Salman Rushdie – a celebrated author and winner of the world’s top literary prizes whose writings generated death threats – was attacked and stabbed at least twice on stage Friday before giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, State Police said. The suspect was identified as Hadi Matar, 24, … Read more