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Newsweek
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Goes to Prison

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has the best furtive eye roll in the business. In the first episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, playing the roguish knight Ser Jaime Lannister, he observes Cersei, his twin and mother of their three dead children, delivering an unhinged declaration of revenge and world domination. As he stands over his sister-lover, Jaime’s expression is priceless: devotion tempered by a sidelong glance of “Yup, she cray-cray.” Lannister is a classic bad guy. And yet if, as some predict, he will be the final hero of Game of Thrones, viewers will buy it, because the Danish ac
NPR
6 min read

Did A Bail Reform Algorithm Contribute To This San Francisco Man's Murder?

In the dawn hours of July 16, Edward French, a professional film and TV scout and avid photographer, stood atop Twin Peaks, the famed San Francisco hillside with its panoramic views of his hometown. French, 71, had his camera with him, as he always did. "He knew beautiful places. He was trying to catch the sunrise coming up Sunday morning, especially the way the city's skyline is changing," says Brian Higginbotham, French's longtime partner. "I'm sure he was just up there sitting against the wall taking that classic shot you see down Market Street with the East Bay in the distance." That's whe
Newsweek
5 min read
Society

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Goes to Prison

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has the best furtive eye roll in the business. In the first episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, playing the roguish knight Ser Jaime Lannister, he observes Cersei, his twin and mother of their three dead children, delivering an unhinged declaration of revenge and world domination. As he stands over his sister-lover, Jaime’s expression is priceless: devotion tempered by a sidelong glance of “Yup, she cray-cray.” Lannister is a classic bad guy. And yet if, as some predict, he will be the final hero of Game of Thrones, viewers will buy it, because the Danish ac