It wasn't the mutants. It was humans that caused the Cuban Missile Crisis. Only luck saved us from nuclear war. But other than that, the new film, X-Men: First Class, gets a lot right about the historic crisis that is central to its plot.
This was the not the first title I had in mind for this piece. But when I dug into Clint Eastwood's life and career, it seemed particularly apt -- and not even close to an overstatement.
X-Men: First Class is the latest installment of the Marvel film franchise to use comic book action to address some potent social issues.
Word had got out that I was pregnant, and it didn't take long for one of the guests to come barreling across the room, eyes shining with the unwavering focus of someone about to cut a line of cocaine.
Christy Turlington hopes the "Every Mother Counts" CD -- and her advocacy initiative of the same name -- will bring attention to maternal health issues in the weeks leading up to Mother's Day.
The movie is a little unsure of itself tonally because it doesn't quite know what it thinks of its protagonist. But it is weirdly amusing and has cult favorite written all over it.
If the description of Super sounds a lot like last year's Kick-Ass, well, it's essentially the same movie, with a slightly different sensibility. Kic...
Each week, I post the five funniest videos from the past week right here for you to enjoy. This week we've got Jon Stewart, Kevin Bacon, and a lot of semi-celebrities singing "Let It Be" in Norway.
I am no constitutional scholar; but it appears the state Attorneys General have a couple of problems if they want to challenge the health care reform law.
What's your best it's-a-small-world story?
Twitter and other social networking devices are stretching the numbers of connections we make into the thousands.
When I started writing a book about networking (The Skinny on Networking), I did not realize that one of the main themes would be the subject of comfo...
My husband likes the movies that get nominated for awards. I usually find these movies way too boring or heart-wrenching or violent or scary.
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You've probably heard of the Six Degrees concept. Any one person (including me) is connected to any other person through six or fewer relationships. SixDegrees.org is about using this idea to accomplish something good.
There is a powerful network linking us all, and maybe Milgram had the right idea - even though his research was flawed.