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The Reinvention of Malcolm X

Malcolm X’s life has inspired filmmakers, writers, painters, rappers and dramatists, yet much about his murder has remained a mystery. Now we have Manning Marable’s “Malcolm X,” a groundbreaking piece of work.

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Ready ... Fire ... Aim!

In his latest self-revelatory essay, our resident genius cartoonist tells a tale of triumph over the oppressive forces of consumerism—or at least the security chief at Barnes & Noble. Call it an origin story, as this incident freed the author to fully become the inimitable Mr. Fish.

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 READ MORE


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Clooney Zeroes In on ‘The $700 Billion Man’

Does the name Neel Kashkari ring a bell? Think way back to the year 2008, when the word bailout was just entering the vernacular in relation to Wall Street, not prison, and when Henry Paulson was still in charge of the Treasury Department.

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No Bibi for Bieber

This is one of those moments when an actual news story sounds like the stuff of weird dreams (or nightmares, depending): Believe it or not, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly planning to meet with Canadian popster Justin Bieber ...

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 READ MORE



Cuba From the Other Side

I thought it would be helpful if people who are always hearing and reading about the “repression of dissidents” in Cuba and jump to their defense could also hear the other side: What happened to the thousands of people whose lives were affected by the actions of terrorists from inside and outside the country.

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 READ MORE



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Netflix Gets ‘Mad Men,’ and That Opens Some Big Questions

Netflix had its share of skeptics when the company known for mailing DVDs started streaming movies such as “Alien vs. Ninja” on demand, but enough people paid for the privilege that Netflix has been able to increase the quality of content on offer—and the threat to those cable pirates who have the nerve to charge ... (more)

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 READ MORE


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Fey: No ‘Rock’ Boost From Playing Palin

She may have nailed her impersonation of Alaska’s foremost she-grizzly, Sarah Palin, and big snaps to her hairdresser while we’re at it, but Tina Fey says in her new ingeniously titled memoir, “Bossypants,” that playing Palin didn’t amount to big ratings for her main act, “30 Rock.”

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 READ MORE



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Gauguin Painting Survives Viewer’s Assault

A visitor to the National Gallery in Washington apparently saw something she really didn’t like in Gauguin’s “Two Tahitian Women.” Last Friday, she allegedly rushed the lush image and set to it with her fists, to the alarm of onlookers and gallery staff.

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Brits Are Crackers for the American-Style Prom

The once-mighty British television empire has fallen to the blitzkrieg of inane American tele-teens. At least that’s the conclusion we’re drawing from this Guardian report, which says shows such as “90210” and “Glee” are responsible for a 500 percent explosion in prom bookings at just one hotel chain.

Posted on Apr 3, 2011 READ MORE



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‘In a Better World’: Oscar Bait Without Much Bite

Despite landing the Oscar for best foreign film, not to mention some good acting, “In a Better World” aims for the heart—and misses.

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 READ MORE


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