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'All-American Muslim': Murder Shakes Community

Posted 02.18.2012 | TV

It might seem alarmist that Ali, a friend to Bilal and her family, is so concerned about how the media and the rest of the country is going to see a m...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jason Reitman on Young Adult

Dan Persons | Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Bless screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman their twisted, little hearts. Young Adult isn't season-specific, but it does serve as a healthy counterbalance to all that holiday growth and belonging.

Bachmann Campaign Accused Of Stealing

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is the hot seat for allegedly stealing a coveted email list in order to target Iowa ...

PHOTOS: World's Most Controversial Monuments

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.26.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Even when a monument's construction is well publicized, a positive reception isn't guaranteed, whether because of differing aesthetic tastes, costliness or partisanship.

Life Is Not a Popularity Contest!

Jill Lynne | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology
Jill Lynne

In the USA where being "likable" is valued perhaps more than in any other place world-wide, social media has unfortunately escalated this phenomena....

Why Was This Author's Book Pulled From The Shelves?

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.08.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — A debut spy novel, Q.R. Markham's "Assassin of Secrets," was pulled Tuesday after its publisher said it discovered that numerous pass...

PHOTOS: Outrageous Art: A Primer

Posted 12.30.2011 | Arts

With so much argument over Marni Kotak the woman who gave birth in an art gallery last week, it seemed only right to put things in perspective with so...

Is It Really A Masterpiece?

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 12.25.2011 | Arts

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A possible 16th-century Michelangelo painting that hung for years in a local family's home is being displayed in Rome as part of...

Iranian Actress Faces 90 Lashes For Movie Role

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- An Iranian opposition website says an Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearin...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tom Six & Laurence R. Harvey on The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

Dan Persons | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The tag line for Tom Six's new The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is "100% Medically Inaccurate," tipping those who witnessed The Human Centipede (First Sequence) that the follow-up is going to be a further affront to everything pure, good, and sanitary.

Google Yanks 'Is My Son Gay?' App

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology

The controversial "Is My Son Gay?" app has been pulled from the Android Market, according to LGBT advocacy group AllOut.org. Neither the English ve...

'Dr. Death' Art, Belongings To Be Sold

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

DETROIT -- Paintings, writings and the iconic blue sweater of assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian are going up for auction, his attorney and clos...

Mystery Of Long-Lost Da Vinci Painting Takes Surprising Turn

Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

In 1998, a vellum-sheet portrait sold for £11,400 at Christie's. Today, the bidder who bailed at £11,399 is kicking himself. This painting, thought...

PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei Back With New Exhibition

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

In his new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, notorious trickster-activist Ai Weiwei playfully approaches serious subject matter. The sho...

Review: Red State

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If Kevin Smith is serious about leaving behind the world of Jay and Silent Bob, then Red State is a troubling sign that the man behind View Askew may have no place else to go.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Nicolas Winding Refn on Drive

Dan Persons | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's Refn, so moral ambiguities will abound, not to mention some exquisitely-mounted chase sequences, plus unrestrained violence. Sum total: Action goodness with both brains and balls.

What To Expect From 'Work Of Art" Season 2

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

'With Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist', Bravo dared to go where no television network had gone before: a reality show about art, really? Right away...

New Zealand Uproar Over Black Phallic Public Art

Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

“Why are we spending $50,000 on an embarrassing penis?” This is the question Dunedin, New Zealand city council member Lee Vandervis has asked over...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz on The Interrupters

Dan Persons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

In the new documentary The Interrupters, director Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz follow several members of CeaseFire as they attempt to defuse conflicts before they occur.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Evan Glodell on Bellflower

Dan Persons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Evan Glodell's Bellflower is the tale of two Southern Californians who fill their free time with speculations of the post-apocalyptic future and preparations for same that include the construction of Matilda, a bad-ass, black automobile.

PHOTOS: Artist Puts A Penis On Jesus' Face, Sparks Protest

Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts

Religious groups have been major patrons of the arts throughout history, but they're also prone to raising objections with offensive pieces. The lates...

PHOTOS: The Show Critics Love to Hate

Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) The equally beloved-and-berated Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is back, now on view from June 7th-August 17th. It is the world’...

Controversial Law Would Make Muslim Women Remove Veils

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 09.09.2011 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Muslim women would have to remove veils and show their faces to police on request or risk a prison sentence under proposed new ...

Why Casey Anthony Will Not Get A Book Deal

Jason Pinter | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

After the media tsunami surrounding the Casey Anthony verdict, 'analysts' have come forward stating she could reap nearly seven figures for a book deal. That's a crock and here's why.

The Most Controversial U.S. Court Verdicts

Posted 09.04.2011 | Crime

Innocent until proven guilty, that's the legal right of any person standing trial in the United States, no matter how sensational the case may be, or ...