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Was 2012 the Best Year for Documentaries?
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Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A look at the Oscar-nominated docs and other political movies, and more on the hacktivist collective Anonymouscom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: A look at the Oscar-nominated docs and other political movies, and more on the hacktivist collective Anonymous.

Oscars 2013: Watch Michelle Obama Announce 'Argo' as Best Picture

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Sunday night's Academy Awards had a very special guest on hand: Michelle Obama. The first lady, dressed in a silvery, shimmery evening gown by designer Naeem Khan, made a surprise live appearance from the Diplomatic Room of the White House at the end of the Oscars to help Jack Nicholson hand out the evening's final and biggest award, best picture.

Oscars 2013: What the Best Picture Nominees Say About America
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If an extraterrestrial landed on Earth, "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" each would be an excellent introduction to the American character. In the aggregate, they make up a composite portrait of the country. "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" all struggle with social or political issues, making up a composite portrait of the country.

Tax Evasion Lesson No. 1: Become a Russian Citizen
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French actor Gerard Depardieu has resorted to becoming Russian in order to avoid paying taxes in France, with a little help from Vladimir Putin of course; Jane Harman is being considered for CIA director, despite her past involvement in an Israeli intelligence influence operation; meanwhile, the Obama administration has been compiling a database that helps it determine how to treat a suspected terrorist. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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