March 2, 2017

‘To hell with dreams! I am done with [them], because this is true.’

Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight, accepting the Academy Award for Best Picture on Feb. 26; it is the first film centered on LGBTQ characters to win the honor

1 billion

Hours per day that YouTube viewers worldwide spend watching videos–a tenfold increase since 2012, according to company figures

70

Pounds that 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can normally bench-press, according to her personal trainer

‘We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media and silenced by special interests.’

President Trump, announcing a new Department of Homeland Security division called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) in a Joint Address to Congress on Feb. 28

60

Minutes municipal employees in Overtonea, Sweden, would have each workday to go home and have sex, if a councilman’s proposal designed to spur birthrates passes

Jay Z

The rapper will produce a movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In the Heights

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

J.C. Penney

The retail chain plans to close approximately 130 stores

‘We can take action and turn the tide–or lose the drugs we have.’

Jean Patel, Centers for Disease Control specialist, responding to the World Health Organization’s Feb. 27 warning about the rise of deadly superbug bacteria and their resistance to antibiotics

‘Fly me to the moon … O.K.’

Elon Musk, after his company SpaceX announced that it will send a privately crewed spacecraft around the moon in 2018; the mission would be the first time private citizens have gone beyond low-Earth orbit

‘It is totally inappropriate.’

Vladimir Putin, Russian President, criticizing a U.N. Security Council motion to impose sanctions on the Syrian government for allegedly using chemical weapons, a war crime; Russia and China blocked the bid on Feb. 28

SOURCES: BROADWAY WORLD; NEW YORK TIMES; POLITICO; REUTERS; USA TODAY

This appears in the March 13, 2017 issue of TIME.

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