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How Many Children Must Die Before We Have Gun Control?
Networks Hang Tough • ‘Yellowstone’ and a few freshmen broadcast shows were among the bright spots this TV season
The Real Winners at Cannes
LGBTQ ‘Deviant’s War’ Takes Off at Amazon
Ray Liotta Made Casts and Crews Better • ‘GoodFellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams’ actor was ‘incapable of being false’
‘The Boys’ Is Back in Town • Amazon’s sleeper superhero hit returns for more mayhem after a two-year absence
Behind the ‘Music Man’ Magic • Warren Carlyle helped Hugh Jackman perfect his dance moves for the Tony-nominated revival
The Fine Art of a Good Needle Drop • Music supervisors gain Emmy respect, but still face ‘false impressions’ about soundtrack work
JUST FOR VARIETY
Pretty in Pride • Six fashion brands are giving back to the LGBTQ community this Pride Month
POWER OF PRIDE CRAVING SOME CHE • By playing a non-binary comedian on ‘And Just Like That …,’ Sara Ramírez has forever changed ‘Sex and the City’
FOOD FOR THOUGHT • How Antoni Porowski is branching out beyond his role as the culinary expert on ‘Queer Eye’
IN THE ‘LOOP’ • How Michael R. Jackson created the year’s boldest Broadway musical and became a Tony darling
THE MASKED SINGER • He might not show his face, but country artist Orville Peck isn’t hiding from anybody
AN ACT OF DEFENSE • As a trans woman, here’s why the adage ‘representation matters’ really does
MAKING BLACK WOMEN PROUD • Aunjanue Ellis on being bisexual and the homophobia she still encounters in her life and career
ANGELIC UPSTART • The gloriously retro, bittersweet album ‘Big Time’ was inspired by Angel Olsen’s coming out and the death of her parents
COMING OUT FROM THE DARK • As Elvira, she thrived with her spooky alter ego, but Cassandra Peterson is now free to be herself
PRIDE IMPACT LIST • For Variety’s biggest Power of Pride list yet, we’re celebrating these 55 LGBTQ entertainers who represent the vast spectrum of storytelling savvy across the industry. From Oscar winner Ariana DeBose to ‘Bridgerton’ heartthrob Jonathan Bailey, from ‘Heartstopper’ scribe Alice Oseman to ‘Our Flag Means Death’ breakout Vico Ortiz, these actors, comedians, musicians, writers, producers, directors and executives continue to expand opportunities and trailblaze representation.
Cinematic Spirit of Massachusetts • Bay state’s incentives create thriving production industry as series, features take advantage of diverse locations, talent
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FILMING IN Massachusetts
Marina Studios Offers Safe Harbor • The biggest soundstage in the state gives productions what they need and want in the Boston area
Solid State Technology Boosts VFX • Massachusetts sees more post-production talent headed to regional shingles
Incentive Changes Boost Biz • Massachusetts makes program permanent, which triggers influx of big-budget series and features
Film Tourists Flock to the Bay State • Fans seek out sites from classics such as ‘Jaws’ and ‘Cheers’ to recent faves ‘Little Women’ and ‘Free Guy’
For Your Crafts Consideration/Music for Screens • From costume and production design, to hair and makeup and music, we shine the spotlight on below-the-line contenders for the Emmys.
‘Squid Game’s’ Textbook Production Design • Killer sets were inspired by Korean tomes
David Lynch Inspired ‘Russian Doll’ Set • Time-traveling second season steps back to the 1980s
Recreating ‘Godfather’s’ Look for Paramount+ Series • ‘The Offer’ makeup...