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Boycott Oscar? Take These 3 Positive Steps Instead!

(8) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 10:43 AM

Friday, Soraya Chemaly posted a passionate cri de coeur urging us to boycott Sunday's Oscar broadcast.

Soraya, I felt your pain! Furthermore, the situation was even worse than you described it. Not only was the only female contender with buzz swiftboated (making this the 81st year...

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Oscars 2013: What You Will Not See in Zero Dark Thirty -- Debunking the Myth That Kathryn Bigelow Endorses Torture

(66) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 10:18 AM

The first time I saw Zero Dark Thirty was on December 3, 2012. It was a Monday night, and I was at a screening for New York-based film critics. No one I knew had seen Zero Dark Thirty yet, but everyone I knew was very eager to see it. After...

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Oscars 2013: Director Kathryn Bigelow Gets Swiftboated

(101) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 3:38 PM

I went to bed last night totally sure what today's lead would be:

"What a difference one year makes," I wrote in my draft. I went on:

Last February, I posted a piece on Huffington Post ("Oscars 2012: Where Are the Women?") about how the absence...
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What Would Nora Do? One Last Look at Nora Ephron's "Successful" Film Career

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 2:42 PM

Nora Ephron died on Tuesday, June 26, at the age of 71. Although she had been very ill for several years, she kept her condition a secret, so her "sudden" death came as a shock to many people. Tributes began flowing into the Blogosphere, and the avalanche of anecdotes swelled...

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Oscars 2012: Where Are the Women?

(53) Comments | Posted February 25, 2012 | 6:20 PM

Last week, California Congressman Darrell Issa convened a hearing in DC. The topic: Should the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") require employers to pay for birth control? The panel: Five men representing various faith constituencies.

"The hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about...

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