May 18, 2018, 7:36pm
Bethesda, Maryland – May 15, 2018
Thank you, Dr. Collins, for your work to improve human health, including the Human Genome Project and the “All of Us” Precision Medicine Biobank. And thank you all for making me feel so welcome.
NIH is known for its world-renowned trailblazing medical research. The closest thing I have to a medical credential is my role in What’s Up, Doc?
So I’m honored to have been invited to speak about my work for gender equity … Read more »
January 19, 2018, 4:14pm
By Barbra Streisand.
Women are now proving they are powerful when they stick together and are unafraid to speak truth to power… unafraid to stand arm in arm with EVERY American and find a way forward together. Many of us were at the history-making march last year when Donald Trump was inaugurated, and we were hoping against hope that some good would come out of this Administration. Unfortunately, day-by-day, Trump has provided us – – both by his actions and … Read more »
January 08, 2018, 2:58am
Here’s a terrible fact—
There has not been a single woman who has won the Golden Globe for Best Director since I was fortunate enough to win it for Yentl in 1984…that’s 34 years ago! Not right!
More women should be directing!
In my humble opinion, I was very disappointed that director Dee Rees and her powerful film Mudbound wasn’t even nominated.
I also would have liked to see director Patty Jenkins and her exciting film Wonder Woman be recognized
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December 13, 2017, 3:10pm
Thank you Alabama for giving our country a great Hanukkah present by electing Doug Jones.
Now we can have fun watching McConnell blame Bannon; FOX News blaming McConnell; and waiting to see who blames Trump and who he blames, fingers pointing in all directions. Of course, we will have to watch McConnell push the obscene tax vote before Jones is seated.
Nonetheless, this is a huge statement combined with the Virginia election a few months ago that bodes very well … Read more »
November 08, 2017, 1:50pm
By Barbra Streisand.
Last night, voters signed a referendum against Donald Trump and his regressive and divisive policies. His unpopularity and the resistance from activists helped fuel Democratic victories across the nation. The victories had both breathe and depth from school boards and city councils to Governor’s mansions.
The most watched election was in Virginia where Democrat Ralph Northam far exceeded late polling to win a resounding victory for Governor. Democrats swept the other statewide offices in the state including … Read more »
October 27, 2017, 7:49pm
I wanted to have the talented Harry Stradling, Jr as Cinematographer on The Way We Were, because his father, Harry Stradling, Sr photographed my first four movies, and whom I adored and learned so much from.
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October 27, 2017, 4:08pm
By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.
It’s a natural quality for women to nurture, and we should hold on to that generosity of spirit.
At the Women in Film luncheon in 1992, I spoke about the skewed perception of women in relation to men. I shared my thoughts on how language gave us an insight into the way women were viewed in a male-dominated society:
A man is commanding—a woman is demanding.
A man is forceful—a woman
… Read more »
October 22, 2017, 4:09pm
By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.
What happened to make Donald Trump so reflexively cruel?
Henry Kissinger once pondered a question about President Richard Nixon, “Can you imagine what this man would have been like if somebody had loved him?” This brings up the debate about the role of nature and nurture in the development of one’s personality and makes one wonder about Donald Trump. Why is he so insecure that he has to lie at every occasion about
… Read more »
September 13, 2017, 7:09pm
By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.
Demand that your government faces the facts.
These latest hurricanes really hit home for me, because I started my last tour in Houston and ended in three cities in Florida – the last being Miami.
But the question is – what is causing so many violent storms?
Fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas create heat–trapping emissions in the atmosphere, warming the planet. The oceans are warming as well – and the … Read more »
November 18, 2014, 1:00am
By Bill McKibben, Salon
China and the U.S. came to long-overdue climate agreement this week. So why are we still talking about Keystone XL?
If you want to understand why the China-U.S. climate deal announced this week is going to be hard to meet, and if you want to understand why the Democratic Party is such an annoying institution, meet Tom Carper, Democratic senator from Delaware.
Tom Carper is very happy with the president’s climate deal with China. “Yesterday’s climate … Read more »
November 17, 2014, 12:00pm
A Blogger’s Note to RSN News:
“# politicfix 2014-11-16 11:44
Taunting remarks and yucking it up after the election has set this situation up. The economy is up, unemployment is up, the stock market is up, gas prices went down, and the Democrats either intimidated by the GOP, or playing their game instead of their own, ran the election without having the President’s back instead of flaunting the fact that it has vastly improved since Bush and the mess he … Read more »
November 17, 2014, 5:00am
By Paul Krugman
The great American Ebola freakout of 2014 seems to be over. The disease is still ravaging Africa, and as with any epidemic, there’s always a risk of a renewed outbreak. But there haven’t been any new U.S. cases for a while, and popular anxiety is fading fast.
Before we move on, however, let’s try to learn something from the panic.
When the freakout was at its peak, Ebola wasn’t just a disease — it was a political … Read more »
November 17, 2014, 5:00am
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a financial deregulation package that would benefit the Koch brothers and the nation’s largest banks by a vote of 265-143.
The legislation would significantly weaken elements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law dealing with derivatives — the complex products at the heart of the 2008 meltdown. Many components of the bill approved Tuesday had previously passed the House with bipartisan support. However, Democratic backing had been weakest on the … Read more »
November 11, 2014, 3:00am
By Bhaskar Sunkara, Al Jazeera America
From the outside, it looks as though American voters are more confused than ever.
On election day, they showed their concern about growing economic inequity by voting for ballot measures that increased the minimum wage. They proved their progressive values by supporting marijuana legalization, gun control and reproductive rights. In the same go, they elected Republicans in Senate and House of Representatives races, guaranteeing a GOP majority in Congress for years to come.
The … Read more »
November 09, 2014, 1:00am
By Juan Thompson, The Intercept
On Tuesday, older, white voters — who traditionally support Republicans — went to the polls in droves, while turnout among traditionally Democratic groups — the young, the minoritized, and women — was down. Indeed, overall turnout declined to an estimated 36.6% of eligible voters, the lowest rate of participation since the 1940s, despite the $3 billion spent by candidates, political parties, and super PACs.
Yes, President Barack Obama’s poor performance and approval rating undoubtedly played … Read more »
November 08, 2014, 2:00am
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November 07, 2014, 1:00am
By Frank Rich, New York Magazine
Every week, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture. This week: The GOP’s midterm triumph, and what it means for the President, Congress, and the 2016 race.
he Republican Party triumphed in yesterday’s midterm elections, taking back control of the Senate (with seats to spare), solidifying its House majority, and prevailing in nearly all the tight gubernatorial races. Was this completely a … Read more »
November 03, 2014, 1:00am
President Harry Truman once said “How many times do you have to get hit over the head before you figure out who’s hitting you?”
Why would anyone vote Republican?
As Bill Maher so eloquently said:
“Sixty-three straight months of economic expansion. A depression averted. A deficit reduced by two thirds. A health care law that’s working and lowering costs. Two women on the Supreme Court. Bin Laden’s dead. The stock market at record heights. An unemployment rate that dropped from … Read more »
November 02, 2014, 3:00am
By Sahil Kapur, Talking Points Memo
If Republicans win control of the Senate next week, as many expect, they will gain a powerful weapon to reshape President Barack Obama’s legacy in his final two years: the authority to block his nominations.
Under a Democratic-led Senate, Obama has enjoyed remarkable success in confirming his executive appointees and remaking the federal courts in his image.
A recent New Yorker essay by legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin fleshed out Obama’s contribution to the United … Read more »
March 18, 2018, 11:21am
To clarity misinformation in a story issued by local Los Angeles television station, KABC, the nature of cloning occasionally results in the birth of a litter rather than a single animal. The cloning procedure in this case resulted in a litter of four beautiful puppies, three of which survived. The KABC story was inaccurate in it’s headline which stated that Ms. Streisand had had beloved Coton de Tuléar, Samantha, cloned twice. The fact is that in using the DNA of … Read more »
March 13, 2018, 6:35pm
After putting out an article (on this website) about how fake news gets almost double the tweets than real news, I felt really sad. Why are people so drawn to insults and negativity? Why do fake stories sell more than true ones ? Is it human nature? It was disconcerting to see, in an article about me, how an anecdote about “the boys club” on a set gets turned into a vicious piece of nonsense. I was talking about a … Read more »
March 05, 2018, 5:39pm
When I do an interview, I like to be quoted accurately. I also expect the truth to be told, with facts checked.
This is why I’m reluctant to give interviews without having quote approval. In last week’s Variety article, they mistakenly made it sound like I didn’t want to be in Funny Girl! What??? I fought hard for that part! How could they make that mistake? I loved the character of Fanny Brice (they even misspelled her name Franny).… Read more »
December 02, 2014, 7:37am
That’s what the GOP senator who’ll be taking control of the environment committee told me several years ago.
By David Corn – MotherJones.com
The recent news on the front page of the New York Times was stark. As thousands of diplomats were gathering in Lima, Peru, to work on an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, scientists and climate policy experts were warning
that it now may be impossible to prevent the temperature of the planet’s atmosphere from rising by … Read more »
June 28, 2012, 3:00am
Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play. It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history.
When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play — but adapting it to make it more cinematic. It was … Read more »
June 15, 2012, 10:00am
Haahaa…. If my sweet wife and I can ever get out of bed
(somedays it’s noon)… I have long planned to paper our vintage barn’s
outhouse walls, with these excremental egested rag articles that are
void of even a sniff of truth. Of course, she has held me back with
her gift for perfect decor. But I still say my idea is more
authentic,… Haahaa. Right?
Hillary and Bill Clinton have been friends now since I first
met them … Read more »
May 22, 2012, 2:00am
“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”
—Thomas Jefferson… Read more »
May 02, 2012, 6:00am
Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers. That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.… Read more »
April 18, 2012, 9:00am
I asked my wife if I could borrow her Truth Alert to respond to the latest tabloid nonsense, an outrageous story that I oppose her doing “Gypsy.” These scandal sheet guys only print stuff that is the exact opposite of the truth. I’m already lined up to buy the first ticket for that film. Her youthful beauty will perfectly complement her singing and performance. But the point here is that tabloids only traffic in bad news, bad news that they … Read more »
April 12, 2012, 6:00am
I was just made aware of a ridiculous story in one of those weekly rags. This is just to say that the story is untrue in every respect, just unmitigated, sloppy, and malicious invention. The madness of the constant inaccuracy of these publications is evidenced by the fact that in this recent story the main photo they use of “Jason” is not even Jason!… Read more »
September 05, 2017, 2:12pm
Entertainment Community Comes Together to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey with HAND IN HAND: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon
PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE: GEORGE CLOONEY, JAMIE FOXX, ROB LOWE, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, DENNIS QUAID, JULIA ROBERTS, KELLY ROWLAND, ADAM SANDLER, RYAN SEACREST, BEYONCÉ, BLAKE SHELTON, MICHAEL STRAHAN, GEORGE STRAIT, BARBRA STREISAND, RITA WILSON, OPRAH WINFREY AND REESE WITHERSPOON WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
The Telethon Will Air Live on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC
Los Angeles, CA (September 5, … Read more »
May 24, 2017, 6:22pm
by Jay Landers
On the evening of May 6, 2017, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center was filled to capacity and humming. Tickets for Barbra’s highly-anticipated concert sold out weeks in advance, yet by 8:10 p.m., two sixth-row seats remained conspicuously empty.
If you had floor seats or binoculars, it was a good night for stargazing. Donna Karan, Barry Diller, John McEnroe and his wife, singer Patty Smyth, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Josh Brolin with his wife, Kathryn, Jim Brolin, Sigourney … Read more »
April 24, 2017, 2:26pm
To All of Barbra’s Fans,
Today we are celebrating a very special birthday for our beloved Barbra. As if being the best-selling female recording artist in history wasn’t enough, Barbra has also been passionately fighting for so many important causes throughout her life: women’s health and women’s equality, civil rights and voting rights, educational opportunity and the preservation of the planet. In 2014, Barbra co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) and together they are leading the movement to promote women’s … Read more »
February 06, 2017, 6:55pm
The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic… The Encore! Two new concerts added at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on May 4th and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on May 6th! Amex Pre-sale now open at ticketmaster.com. All tickets on sale Friday, February 10 at 10am. See you there!… Read more »
February 01, 2017, 6:23pm
Thank you New York Times for including Barbra in your article ‘How 10 stars Fared as Actor-Directors’
By Christopher D. Shea – The New York Times.
The movies: “Yentl,” from 1983; “The Prince of Tides,” from 1991; and “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” from 1996.
Very good. All three movies garnered multiple Oscar nominations. Ms. Streisand wasn’t nominated for a directing Oscar for “The Prince of Tides,” which received seven nominations in all, an omission that … Read more »
December 20, 2016, 4:59pm
Eight-time GRAMMY® Award winner to visit the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation benefiting the Museum’s education programs, which in 2016 served a record 29,000 students
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 20, 2016) — The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE is pleased to welcome eight-time GRAMMY®-winning artist, and current GRAMMY nominee, Barbra Streisand to the Clive Davis Theater for its first program of 2017 on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at 8 p.m. Presented by American Express, A Conversation With Barbra Streisand … Read more »
December 06, 2016, 3:19pm
Congratulations to Barbra and her collaborators on their Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy nomination for ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway!
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