As debates over music in the age of #MeToo rage on, radio is still about the power of the people

(CNN)Baby, it may be cold outside, but this week, it’s been colder on 96.5 KOIT’s Facebook page. All this over the San Francisco radio station’s decision to pull “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from its rotation after roughly 100 complaints got the attention of program director Brian Figula. Just days before, a Cleveland radio station found itself in the crosshairs for doing the same. “For a station that’s a mass-appeal brand, like an at-work radio station, that’s a lot, and it …

Ariana Grande pens emotional letter about Manchester bombing in new docuseries

(CNN)Ariana Grande is taking her fans behind the scenes of her “Dangerous Woman Tour” in a new docuseries. Grande goes on to write, “Music is an escape. Music is the safest thing I’ve ever known. Music — pop music, stan culture — is something that brings people together, introduces them to some of their best friends, and makes them feel like they can be themselves. It is comfort. It is fun. It is expression. It is happiness. It is the …

Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director of ‘Last Tango in Paris,’ dies at age 77

Rome, Italy (CNN)Bernardo Bertolucci, the award-winning movie director, has died aged 77 following a battle with cancer, Italian officials confirmed Monday. By 15, the aspiring auteur had created two short films. But it was as an assistant director to Pier Paolo Pasolini on the controversial “Accattone” in 1961 where Bertolucci cut his teeth in the world of film. Bertolucci’s first feature “The Grim Reaper” marked him as a young director to watch despite being something of a box office failure. …