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Picnic at Hanging Rock was written by Joan Lindsay in 1967 and made into a very moody and memorable movie by director Peter Weir in 1975. Now, a new TV miniseries picks up the story of an ill-fated picnic in rural, turn-of-the-century Australia.
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In Summer 1993, a six-year--old girl (Laia Artigas) is sent to live with relatives in the countryside after her mother's death. The film is based on director Carla Simon's own experience.
Multiple women told CNN that actor Morgan Freeman had sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward them. The actor is seen here on Tuesday at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York City.
Philip Roth wrote more than two dozen books over six decades. In his later years, he wrote several short novels about the physical indignities of aging. He told Terry Gross in 2006 that he intended to write for as long as he could: "You just drop dead at the computer, and they carry you away," he said. Roth is shown above in 2008.