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Make War, Not Love

The anti-war publications of the Vietnam era have given way to how-to manuals by former military men who seldom deal with moral aspects of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 READ MORE


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Celebrity Endorsements: Money for Nothing?

In the world of advertising, celebrity always equals money, and anything that these luminaries—whether from entertainment, sports or even politics—touch (even by accident) is tantamount to tangible, profitable product placement, right?

Posted on Jan 13, 2011 READ MORE

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No ‘Kennedys’ for History Channel

The History Channel announced Monday that it was dropping “The Kennedys,” an expensive eight-part miniseries about the American political dynasty, from its spring lineup, sparking speculation that political drama may have extended beyond the narrative scope of the series itself.

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Coming to a TV Near You: Exorcists, Ted Haggard

Is nothing sacred when it comes to reality TV? That would be a no, further underscored by two projects in the works for the near future: one on fallen pastor Ted Haggard (yes, it’s really called “Ted Haggard: Scandalous”) ...

Posted on Jan 7, 2011 READ MORE

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Mr. Fish’s New Year’s Dissolution

I was 14 years old and it was just after dinner on the last day of summer vacation in the Alabama portion of Southern Jersey, where the only black people I ever saw were sunburned Italians.

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10 Reasons Why the Slurs Should Stay in ‘Huck Finn’

If you find this book offensive, don’t buy it or read it. There are plenty of books that none of us have an interest in reading for one reason or another. We don’t rewrite them. We simply choose not to read them.

Posted on Jan 7, 2011 READ MORE

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Filmmaker to Spill Scientology Story

His defection from the Church of Scientology’s celebrity coterie was big news in 2009, and now writer and director Paul Haggis is following up with a detailed exploration of his former organization, in the form of a book collaboration with journalist Lawrence Wright.

Posted on Jan 5, 2011 READ MORE

Artists Write Protests in Light on L.A. Museum Wall

Last month, Jeffrey Deitch, director of MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles, made the contentious decision to whitewash a politically themed mural composed on a wall of the museum by Italian artist Blu. On Monday night, a group of ...

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‘Huckleberry Finn,’ Minus the N-Word

“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is about to get a major makeover in the form of a significant edit to be made in NewSouth Books’ edition of Mark Twain’s iconic novel. Specifically, the notorious n-word will be swapped out for “slave,” along with one other race-related alteration.

Posted on Jan 4, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Maya Hitij

Is Congress More Progressive Than Hollywood?

Who would have thought that the political capital of Washington would be ahead of the entertainment capital of Hollywood when it comes to allowing gay folks to serve openly?

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