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Stephen Colbert Rips Amazon Over Hachette Dispute, Sells More Books (VIDEO)

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood June 6, 2014 at 12:03PM

America's late-night comedy hosts are now, it would seem, the country's new defenders against corporate overreach.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.