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Movie Review: Smashed

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The best films about recovery from addiction are not about reaching rock bottom and making that choice to stop. Rather, like Smashed, they're about the very real and difficult task of going on, in an emotionally unshielded and intensely vulnerable way.

The Invisible War -- Documentary Spotlighting Rape in the Military Aims to Create National Awareness

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The Invisible War interweaves devastating statistics with the personal stories of a group of women and one man. Their lives have been forever altered by "soul-shattering" violations from those they had believed to be a trusted family -- the military.

Suing the Department of Defense for Dereliction of Its Duty

Nancy Parrish | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

We would like to believe that this most recent in a series of pledges of "zero tolerance" will make a difference. However, we would only know the Pentagon is serious and effective when the careers of those senior commanders who fail to provide positive leadership and take effective action are ended.

Sundance 2012: Smashed

Heather Donahue | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Heather Donahue

So many addiction narratives make it easy to say, "That's not me. I might drink a lot, but it's not that bad." Smashed acknowledges why anybody drinks in the first place: because it's fun.

SLIDESHOW: 18 Funny Women You Should Be Following On Twitter

Posted 09.07.2011 | Comedy

Once again, it's time to introduce you to another round of super funny women you should follow on Twitter. As usual, we put our heads together with ou...

Blackwater Still Working in Iraq, Providing "Armed" Guards to International Republican Institute

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

As Blackwater gets sued again today for an alleged civilian killing in Iraq, new allegations surface about the company's continued presence there--using different corporate names.