January 1, 2020

A Quiet Place is back, and it's a lot louder than ever before.

John Krasinski, the director and star of A Quiet Place, revealed the trailer for the movie's sequel on Wednesday. It's set to come out in March, and pushes the whole family from the first film into a monster-ridden apocalypse — with a few more new characters joining the fight.

In the trailer, things are eerie from the start. Emily Blunt, Krasinski's on-screen and real-life wife, is driving down a small town street where people are unexplainably running everywhere. The reason quickly becomes apparent: There are some giant spider-like creatures taking over. We then see Blunt and her three children quietly exploring what looks like an abandoned factory, meeting a mysterious new man, and flashing through many more high-stress situations.

While Krasinski doesn't make an appearance in the trailer, likely due to what happened to his character at the end of the first movie, he did return to direct the sequel and was constantly spotted around the western New York area where it was filmed. Kathryn Krawczyk

February 13, 2017

The eldest Trump sons are well aware of the minefield that comes with running a global business while their father is in the White House. "I was the first person to raise my hand and say you should not do certain deals, as I understood the optics, as you can't build the tallest building in Tel Aviv and try to negotiate peace in the Middle East," Eric Trump told The New York Times.

But as President Trump hasn't sold any of his assets — choosing instead to sign over operations to his sons and chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg — that means things could get tricky for the tight-knit Trump clan.

Donald Trump Jr. told the Times that he has only called his father once since the inauguration, and Eric said he only talks to the president "a few" times a week. "In the next four years, do I ever expect him to say: 'Hey, how's Turnberry? How's the new green? How's the new 10th tee?" Eric asked. He said he would answer with something like, "Dad, it's great," or "The property looks awesome."

But even interactions the brothers deem insignificant can draw scrutiny from critics. When Don Jr. and Eric were present for President Trump's announcement of his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, Talking Points Memo blasted them: "Trump sons take break from running family biz to schmooze at White House."

But "who in their right mind would try to enrich themselves by spending a fortune to run against 17 seasoned politicians on the Republican side, to then go up against the Clinton machine, Wall Street, Hollywood, P.C. culture?" Don Jr. asked the Times in an attempt to dismiss fears of conflicts of interest. "To use that as the way to enrich yourself is laughable." Jeva Lange

November 16, 2016

Sweden's largest union, Unionen, has launched a hotline for women who are fed up with having men offer unsolicited explanations of things they already know, The Independent reports. "It is obviously not the case that all men expose women to 'mansplaining' all the time," Unionen's gender expert Peter Tai Christensen said. "It would be an absurd assertion that lacks reality. But enough women are exposed to enough mansplaining for it to be a problem that needs to be highlighted, discussed, and solved."

The hotline is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekday and is staffed by a gender expert as well as feminist politicians, comedians, and scientists. It will offer advice and a sympathetic ear to callers as well as help them move on. "But there are no set answers," The Independent adds. "Instead, the people staffing the line will have the freedom to say what they want, based on their own experiences."

Unionen represents 600,000 private sector workers and says that mansplaining diminishes women by making them seem less capable than they are. "There is a structural problem built into the concept [of] mansplaining that can not be ignored. The Union shares the analysis that mansplaining is more often performed by men and we believe it is important to talk about the problem on the basis of the analysis for us to bring about change," Unionen said in a statement.

Not everyone is on board; some men expressed frustration with the hotline on Unionen's Facebook page. "How would women react if you used words like 'old biddy chat' or 'female whining'? Equality can't be won using negative invective, but should be built using mutual respect and partnership. But maybe I'm the only one who thinks so," Daniel Bergman of Sundsvall wrote. Jeva Lange

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