'Coco' is so much more than your average box office hit

    Anthony Gonzalez voices Miguel. Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt and Renee Victor also star. In pursuit of his love for music, Miguel embarks on a story that touches on themes of family, ambition, loss, and legacy -- qualities, of course, that can be found in essentially all of Pixar's greatest hits. But "Coco" has struck a special nerve with Latino audiences, who have been fighting to reclaim the narrative about their culture long before the idea of President Donald Trump even became a possibility. Since the start of his campaign, Trump has come under fire on multiple occasions for his various characterizations of Mexican immigrants, particularly his comments portraying them as "rapists" and

  • CNN corrects story on email to Trumps about Wikileaks

    CNN on Friday afternoon corrected an exclusive report that said candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. had received an email providing a web address and decryption key allowing them to access hacked documents from WikiLeaks before such documents were publicly available. When first published Friday morning, the story, written by senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju and politics reporter Jeremy Herb, said the email was sent to the Trumps on September 4, 2016. It was corrected to say that the email was actually sent on September 14, one day after WikiLeaks made the documents public. "CNN's initial reporting of the date on an email sent to members of the Trump campaign about Wikileaks documents, which was confirmed by two sources to CNN, was incorrect," CNN said in a statement.

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    Royal pleasure, parties and politics

    There is something hauntingly contemporary about this exhibition. It starts with a disgruntled England, which has made a cataclysmic decision to break with an imperfect but effective Europe-entwined institution that has been the basis for the country's social, economic, and political life. We'd be better off without 'em, is the feeling. The Irish and Scots are not so sure, but the will of a group of charismatic and self-righteous metropolitan politicians prevails, and people are warily readying themselves for a collective leap into the dark. The population is divided on the matter, split like a pair of cheap trousers. The fact is this scepter'd isle is going to be run differently from now on.

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    World wonders recreated in Lego

    Model makers have created more than 70 Lego sculptures, with many built as tributes to some of the world's greatest landmarks. The Brick Wonders exhibition, at The Forum in Norwich, has been made with hundreds of thousands of Lego bricks.

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    Pop star Shawn Mendes invests in smart emoji app Genies

    Backstage before a performance in Philadelphia last year, teen pop star Shawn Mendes and young entrepreneur Akash Nigam poured over an app. The pair swapped thoughts on Nigam's upcoming platform Genies, which lets you create an avatar that changes expressions, moods, outfits and accessories, based on news headlines or holidays. Nigam, 25, calls it "Bitmoji with a brain." "We [sat] on a couch going through the app up until the last second and [Mendes] had to [perform]," said Nigam, recounting the experience to CNN Tech. "He then grabbed his guitar and walked out on stage." "He has that knack for understanding what's trending; what's hot," Nigam said of Mendes, who has been involved with developing

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    'Crown' star on who should play Meghan Markle

    (CNN)Meghan Markle is not only joining Britain's real royal family, she could also have a part in the fictitious one. That's if Netflix's popular drama "The Crown" holds on for several more seasons. The show's stars, Claire Foy and Matt Smith, sat down on Thursday night's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" on Bravo and seemed delighted when a caller asked how they felt about Markle's engagement to Prince Harry and who they thought should play the couple on the series. "The thing is they're so young, aren't they?" said Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II. "And they're probably not going to be on the show for another five years, so we're going to have to choose someone who's about 11 or 12."

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    Why John Leguizamo wants Latinos to 'weaponize history'

    New York (CNN)Six nights a week, John Leguizamo, the actor, activist and comedian, stands before a dusty chalkboard and a trove of books in New York City and delivers a history lecture. In his one-man show called "Latin History for Morons," now on Broadway, Leguizamo explores the Latino contributions to the American Project and his people's contributions to the world. The show, which traces his search for Latino identify after his son was bullied in school for his ethnicity, has changed since he first developed it more than a year ago. President Trump's victory in November 2016 -- following a campaign in which Latino immigrants were denigrated as "murderers and rapists" -- turned up the temperature and volume of conversations about race and identity.