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Monthly Archives: July 2023


SAG-AFTRA Brings the Battle against Studios—and AI—to Mass…

BOSTON—The collapse of talks between the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producers and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists may seem distant. But on Wednesday, SAG-AFTRA members in the New England unit rallied here for better pay and for protection from studios seizing their likenesses via AI.


Analysis: An Eastfield of Dreams of What Had and Might Have Been…

SPRINGFIELD—The Eastfield Mall is no more. It closed Saturday, July 15, with little fanfare save a sendoff for its mall-walkers the day before. A week before the end, its glory days were clearly long gone. Many storefronts had been vacant for months if not years. The mishmash décor of post-war optimism and subsequent 80s renewal were a reminder—haunting?—from its past.