Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, playwright Larry Kramer attends Acria's 19th Annual Holiday Dinner Benefit in New York. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Kramer's husband, David Webster, told The New York Times that Kramer died of pneumonia on Wednesday. But for many years he was best known for his public fight to secure medical treatment, acceptance and civil rights for people with AIDS.
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell's Daughter Snaps Candid Pic of the Couple Cuddled Up on the Couch
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'Frozen 2' Will Reveal How Elsa Got Her Powers, Cast Debuts New Song 'Some Things
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'Mindhunter' Star Says Wisdom Comes at a Price in Season 2 (Exclusive)
Mindhunter, David Finchers thriller based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, returns for a second season on Netflix. The series follows special agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), who created the FBIs Behavioral Science Unit in order to interview and profile serial killers with the hope of applying this knowledge to ongoing cases. But things hit a little too close to home when its discovered a gruesome murder has taken place in his neighborhood, allowing for a bit of paranoia to creep in. Inevitably, they end up taking their work home with them because they become obsessed with trying to find these guys before they can kill again, McCallany says. Were all a little wiser by the end of season two, but there was a price to pay along the way.Mindhunter season two debuts Friday, Aug. 16 on Netflix.
'Mindhunter' Season 2: Jonathan Groff Struggles to Catch a New Killer in First Teaser
That seems to be the central question facing down FBI special agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Holt McCallany (Bill Tench) in the first teaser for an all-new season of Netflixs Mindhunter, which returns Aug. 16. Season two picks up a few years later, in 1979, as the agents are tasked with solving the Atlanta Child Murders, which terrorized the Georgia capital over a two-year period. They also seem to be chasing down another killer, possibly the masked BTK Killer, who has them at a loss and forcing them to turn to a familiar face to help. Britton, who earned an Emmy nomination for his performance as Kemper, is back for season two and appears as haunting as ever. Coincidentally, Manson is played by Damon Herriman, who first portrayed the cult leader in Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.