Activist Sues Sarah Palin for $100,000

By |April 29th, 2011|

... back when Sarah was the Gov. In fact, Thoma claims he proposed state action to solve the problem and even made up signs and fliers to push the issue. But Palin didn't take kindly to the criticism, says Thoma, and she "undertook a campaign against [Theodore] ... to punish, embarrass, discredit and silence" him. [...]

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Birtherism, Donald Trump and DeNiro

By |April 25th, 2011|

"I think the Republicans are making a terrible mistake in making this a big issue. We have immigration, we have the deficit, we have the economy. Those are the things that the public cares about. . . . If the Republican party doesn't start addressing that, they will lose and they deserve to." - Mayor [...]

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Tim Hetherington, ‘Restrepo’ Director, Conflict Photographer, Killed in Libya

By |April 20th, 2011|

Trailer from Hetherington's movie "Restrepo." What these valiant war correspondents, conflict photographers and other journalists in dangerous lands do and the dangers they go to when bringing news cannot be overstated. "This is a devastating loss to many of us personally," said Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, which was examining options [...]

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Don’t Negotiate with Hostage Takers

By |April 11th, 2011|

Now the battle moves to the debt ceiling increase and Paul Ryan's new 2012 budget later this year, and there are lessons from this fight to keep in mind. One is to focus on spending and budget issues, not extraneous policy fights. Republicans have the advantage when they are talking about the overall level of [...]

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Julian Schnabel’s ‘Miral’ Premieres in Washington

By |April 2nd, 2011|

After reading Judge Richard Goldstone's remarkable piece in the Washington Post today, it's a further reminder of just how impossible it is to tell any story of Israelis and Palestinians without chasing narratives that inevitably end up colliding. "Miral" is just such a collision. Based on the autobiographical novel by Rula Jebreal, the Washington, D.C. [...]

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Israeli – Palestinian Tensions Rise, as Film Tries to Personalize Conflict

By |March 25th, 2011|

"Is this the face of a terrorist?" asks the American poster for Julian Schnabel's new film, Miral, about a young Palestinian woman of the same name. Dressed as a schoolgirl, looking ten years younger than her actual age of 26, Freida Pinto stares back, the sullenness in her eyes a residue of shouldering the twin [...]

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Can Anyone Replace Charlie Sheen?

By |March 24th, 2011|

"No one connected in any way with Jeremy knows anything about this and that would include Jeremy." - Perez Hilton Don't panic, you've got the right place. Culture, TV and entertainment used to be a big part of my life, a huge part actually, with movies something I occasionally review when I'm moved to. So, [...]

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The Movie Legend, Sexual Force that was Elizabeth Taylor

By |March 23rd, 2011|

[...] "My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love," he said. "Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work [...]

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Bill Maher: Qur’an ‘hate-filled holy book’

By |March 12th, 2011|

**UPDATED** As an avowed atheist, Bill Maher is harsh on all religions, but he has a particular disdain for Islam. He's taken out against Muslim men and their treatment of women before as well. But last night on "Real Time" Bill Maher exhibited Islamaphobia akin to Peter King. Mediaite did a good synopsis so I [...]

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International Women’s Day Question: When Will U.S. Catch Up with Liberia?

By |March 8th, 2011|

It's the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. It's a good day to ponder when the United States will catch up with countries like Liberia. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected the 24th President of Liberia, but we are still contemplating the all boys' club on the Left, while the Right ignites with an anti-feminist, anti-women [...]

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