The Lost Cause, the racial and class and political and economic assumptions of which have breached every nook and cranny of American culture and social policy, was constructed in no small part through popular culture; it must also be deconstructed through popular culture.
We need more Newt Knights today. We need coalitions to combat the pernicious and ominous signs that appear around us this year. We need to work together to fight the newer forms of obvious oppression.
Writer/director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) has brought his ten-year project to life and his efforts have culminated in a history lesson that is surprising and confounding on many levels. His thoughtful script, with its well-formed characters, memorable dialogue and evocative settings, doesn't paint a rosy Utopian picture of blacks and whites living together in perfect harmony
Strike up the band and break out the champagne because on May 22nd Mercury retrograde is officially over. The planet Mercury goes "direct." Say halle...
I really didn't think I'd be this upset when Sylvester Stallone got snubbed at the 88th Annual Academy Awards this past Sunday, but I am. The Oscars were such a mess of acting mediocrity; why not give him the Best Supporting Actor award?
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One Million Moms, a media watch group arm of the American Family Association, has targeted this new Campbell's soup commercial featuring a real-life pair of dads feeding soup to their son. According to 1MM, the ad is "pushing the LGBT agenda" by "glorifying this unnatural marriage."
We were tired of seeing the stereotypes: helpless children sifting through garbage with distended bellies and flies in their eyes or bloodthirsty warlords toting AK-47s, and not much in between. We saw how these stereotypes hurt everyone.
When an actor is cast for a role, and the movie/show becomes a success, it is quite easy for the actor to be consistently typecast as that character, or similar versions of him, in future projects. Of course, there are cases in which the actor is simply not good enough.
While the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states, the marijuana initiative is having an appropriately slower, but steady climb into legality. That said, we thought we'd take a look at some of cinema's greatest proponents of the stoner lifestyle.
I interviewed character actor Steve Zahn, one of film's most visible faces over the past 20 years, in 2009. He was memorably funny, energetic and self-effacing, much like the characters he tends to play.
Dr. Orujyan, who I count as a personal friend and a mutual source of inspiration, is an American immigrant success story that's still being told.
Summer books are supposed to be entertaining, romantic, sexy and amusing. They should also be easy to read and easy to enjoy. BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews fits this description to a "t". Andrews' book has enough of a plot to give the book weight but not enough of one to sink you into depression.
Famous people make easy and sometimes effective targets for our message. But what was the message here? That canned hunting is worse than other hunting?
It took watching a recent Academy Award nominated film to put forth the following question. Are British actors superior in both talent and desirability, in most cases, than American actors? And it is such a question, which certainly is not the first time it's ever been asked.
First, here's a big shout-out to Whitney Staeb and Brooke Smith of Roots & Honey Herbs for recently turning me onto a wonderful, homemade herbal tincture called Brain Bloom.