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Roman Polanski Arrest

Anne Applebaum, Child Rape Apologist?

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jillian York

In her piece, Applebaum claims that Polanski has paid for his crime of raping a 13-year-old girl "in notoriety, lawyers' fees, in professional stigma." Oh, the humanity.

Bait and Switch Justice

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Roman Polanski plead guilty. He admitted culpability in the civil matter, and the victim received a settlement for an undisclosed sum.

A Petition to the State of California in Support of Roger Avary

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chez Pazienza

Filmmakers, intellectuals, Gen Xers, movie geeks, and meth addicts from across the country and around the world are dismayed by the sentencing of Roger Avary, Oscar-winning co-writer of Pulp Fiction.

Rage, Repulsion, Response, Roman

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

My last post caused a flurry of outraged comments. Though many readers appreciated my essay, many slammed me for what they read as a defense of Polanski through his movies, Repulsion in particular.

The Fall of Roman

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chez Pazienza

It's true we let talented people get away with quite a bit more than the Average Joe in our society. But Roman Polanski shouldn't be able to avoid prison just because he's Roman Polanski.

Bill Maher, Roman Polanski and Barack Obama

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

Lineage and religion -- they are killer topics. It's not easy to escape religious roots. No one makes their own choice at birth regarding religion, yet ancestry and religious rules decide a lot.

Roman Polanski and the Distorted Media Hype

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Janet Turley

The Polanski case is not about justice -- that happened years ago. It's about not retraumatizing the survivor. The prosecution should respect her wishes to drop the case.

He Says "Scary" Like It's a Bad Thing

Eugene Volokh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eugene Volokh

Generosity in the Polanski case would be a misplaced generosity. The only person who rightly deserves generosity is the victim, who understandably doesn't want a fresh outbreak of publicity.

Jason Linkins

Polanski Arrest Causes Mass Dementia Among Apologists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Roman Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland and is facing extradition to the United States because he was convicted of having unlawful sex with a ...

And the Best Child Rapist Award Goes To...

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Seitzman

Some of the get-out-of-jail-free crowd thinks that the reason Polanski should go free is because he's a gifted artist. Okay, I'll accept the premise. Maybe you're right. Instead of an Oscar we should let the Best Director f**k your kids.

Roman Polanski's Wikipedia Page Frozen Over Child Sex Crime Controversy (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

**See Photo Below** Wikipedia administrators have blocked filmmaker Roman Polanski's Wikipedia page from being changed after an 'edit war' broke out ...

Roman Polanski's Films: Which Is Your Favorite? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It's hard to bring up Roman Polanski without acknowledging his recently aggravated legal problems, but he remains one of the world's best known direct...

Poland and Polanski: Chemical Castration in the News

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shirin Sadeghi

Changing people's attitudes about the rich and famous, or their ingrained gender biases, is a slow process, but that's where laws come in handy: some problems do have solutions.

Why Nab Roman Polanski Now? Revenge

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Wolff

There is nothing inevitable about catching a famous person who has not been in hiding after 31 years. Indeed, he didn't just riskily or mistakenly show up in Switzerland; he owned a house there.