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Despite Reports, Gay Cheating Elves Haven't Quite Rocked the Video Gaming World

Eliot Schrefer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eliot Schrefer

I've spent many hours in recent weeks living in the virtual world of Dragon Age Origins. So is Zevran bisexual? After playing the game, it seems that the elf rogue may swing both ways.

Once Upon a Time: Marvelous Maurice Sendak

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

When a feeling is heard, it becomes safe and friendly. It's only when wild things (or emotions) are locked away that we have reason to fear them.

Speak Out Against Ill-Advised Coke-Doctors Partnership

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

For a doctors' group to take a six-figure sum from Coke is like accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Big Tobacco to create a physician-approved website claiming cigarettes are part of a healthy lifestyle.

Mighty Movie Podcast: The Underdog Bites Back: Tom Hooper on The Damned United

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I've got nothing against sports films that exult in good sportsmanship and the triumph of the underdog. But I'm more inclined towards films like The Damned United that scrape past the noble veneer of sports.

Pat Robertson Haiti Quotes Latest Of MANY Controversial Comments: Craziest Robertson Quotes Ever

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Pat Robertson's Haiti quotes this past week have created quite a stir. The outspoken televangelist and 1988 presidential hopeful said about Haiti: "...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Lars von Trier's Antichrist: A Conversation

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

"Lars von Trier isn't going to talk to a lot of press." Yeah, yeah; yadda-yadda. But just because he isn't talking to us doesn't mean we can't talk about him, particularly about his childhood.

Mighty Movie Podcast: The Script That Kills: Austin Peck on The Blue Tooth Virgin

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A TV writer tries his hand at a feature film. His friend reads the script, thinks it's an ungodly mess of muddled symbolism and Freud 101 anxieties. "Be honest," the writer says.

Pawlenty Demands State Sever All Ties To ACORN -- But There Are None

Minnesota Star Tribune | Bob Von Sternberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Tim Pawlenty today joined the chorus of disapproval aimed at the ACORN community organizing group, ordering that state agencies "stop all state f...

Conservatives Rally Around Joe Wilson: "Great American Hero"

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most lawmakers condemned Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) for his disruptive behavior Wednesday night -- including Wilson himself. But some on the right think...

A Stupid Made-for-TV Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

News cycles thrive on controversy and the extreme, so those elements of our country are continuing to get more and more airtime.

Newt Gingrich On Obama Back-To-School Speech: "I Recommend It To Everybody" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke out Tuesday in support of President Obama's "back-to-school speech" delivered to school children ...

Autism And Anorexia: What's The Relationship?

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

Until recently, I admired the autism parent community from afar. Like the parents who awakened and changed the schizophrenia treatment world, parents of autistic children have moved both treatment and public opinion about the disorder almost 180 degrees from where it had been.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Don't Frack with the Undead: Sarmiento & Harel on Deadgirl

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Deadgirl is about two teenagers who, while exploring an abandoned hospital, find a naked woman chained to a table and barricaded away in the deepest, darkest regions of the building.

Observe and Report -- Yes, It's Date Rape, but It's Not Supposed to Be Funny (but the Movie Still Is)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Whether or not Observe and Report is a good film is open to debate. But criticizing a black comedy/social satire for having unlikable characters, awkward situations, and uncomfortable material is awfully foolish.

NYT Blows It On Pixar, The Safest Bet In Hollywood

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

No studio, no director, no star has ever had the unbroken string of success that Pixar has enjoyed with every single film it's made from Toy Story in 1995 to 2008's Oscar-winning WALL-E.

Pope To Meet US Jewish Leaders

Jerusalem Post | HAVIV RETTIG GUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The furor between world Jewry and the Catholic Church appears to be on the mend since the church moved to distance itself from an ultra-conservative b...

Why Firing Phelps Might Cost Kellogg's More Customers

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cenk Uygur

This firing is political. Kellogg is choosing sides with the minority of the country that cares about so-called moral improprieties like this. As a business, is that the side it wants to be on?

Selling Sarah (We Just Gotta Have More Controversy!)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

It's suddenly 1999 again, when we all thought that accurately calling a candidate "unqualified" would make him a laughing stock. But the joke was on us: the cheap shots generated controversy, which helped land him in the White House.

Obama Floats Through Teapot Tempests

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why does Obama have Rick Warren delivering the invocation? Politics, naturally. It's a way to keep slicing off some of what has traditionally been a Republican vote.

Jesse Jackson Should Retire from Public Life

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

I can understand Jesse Jackson's jealousy at watching a young, smart black man like Barack Obama do what he has tried and failed to do his entire career.