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PHOTOS: Art By The Late Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Posted 08.03.2011 | Arts

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is famous for his beliefs on physician-assisted suicide and his subsequent trial and incarceration. He is less known, however, for ...

PHOTOS: Controversial Art By Ai Weiwei, David LaChapelle, At Hong Kong Art Fair

Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts

The 2011 Hong Kong Art Fair is larger than ever with 260 galleries participating in this year's festivities which run through Sunday, May 29. While ma...

Booked for Controversy: An Interview With James Andrew Miller, co-author of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

Jason Pinter | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

"I've already heard from people at ESPN who've gotten their hands on excerpts or in one case the whole book, and they were pleased, because they said it was an honest account, warts and all."

Banksy's New 'Bomb' Art Protests UK Big Box Chain

thisisbristol.co.uk | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

Bristol graffiti artist Banksy has launched a fighting fund for rioters protesting against a new supermarket on Cheltenham Road – by selling a poste...

Huff Post Review: The Beaver

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If this film works at all, it is as an acting treat. Had Mel Gibson been in better standing with the film community at the moment, he would probably be expecting an Oscar nomination next year.

Is The Removal Of The Maine Labor Mural Illegal?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Last weekend, Maine's Republican governor, Paul LePage, had a 36-foot mural removed from the state's labor department after claiming that it was "one-...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Sucker Punch

Dan Persons | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons narrowly avoid a sucker punch to the solar plexus as they dodge and feint their way through an examination of Zack Snyder's new CGI-laced fantasy action pic.

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Super 8 Sneak Preview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Get a sneak peak at Super 8, the upcoming science fiction film from J.J. Abrams, on this edition of the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast, the weekl...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Sebastian Gutierrez on Electra Luxx

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Should a movie about a pregnant porn star fleeing her past and questioning her future be this much fun?

Cinefantastique Podcast: Drive Angry 3D

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Cinefantastique Podcast crew hitch a ride for Drive Angry 3D, the movie that dares to reveal what Satan really thinks of Satanists. Is this the film that Grindhouse tried (and failed) to be?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Iciar Bollain and Paul Laverty on Even the Rain

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Columbus did not land in Bolivia. But a Spanish film crew has chosen that country to shoot their historic recreation of that event because, well, it's cheaper.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Liz Canner on Orgasm Inc.

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Orgasm Inc is a sometimes funny and frequently provocative exposé of the corporate franchising of female sexuality.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Michael Madsen on Into Eternity

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

2011-02-04-intoeternity.png How can we know that a dangerous stockpile of nuclear waste will remain secure over 100 millenia?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Gregg Araki on Kaboom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Director Gregg Araki speaks about his newest film, Kaboom -- the story of an "ambisexual" college freshman who's getting premonitions of an impending apocalypse.

The Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Steven Moffat's Jekyll

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Learn about this radical reenvisioning featuring standout performances by James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday) and Gina Bellman (Coupling), plus corporate conspiracies, weird science and, oh yes, lesbian private detectives.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Lawrence Michael Levine and Sophia Takal on Gabi on the Roof in July

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Hopefully someone will recognize that this film's energy and naturalistic performances deserve to be seen by a wider audience.

Superior Mother Or Successful Marshal?

Tracey Jackson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tracey Jackson

If you want to make people a little upset, say something mean about their husband. If you want to make them angry, pick on their pets. If you want them to attack you from all sides, criticize their parenting.

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: The Time that Remains and If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

How about a little international perspective? We've got interviews with two directors whose latest films deliver gripping, cinematically daring glimpses into worlds rarely examined from our side.

Ann Coulter vs. Sarah Palin

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

I am not the least bit bothered by Ann Coulter calling me a "retarded person." But I do know someone who should be steaming mad about this -- Sarah Palin.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Special Stream-of-Consciousness Episode, Featuring The Tempest

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having survived the rocky shoals of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons decid...

The Cinefantastique Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Can the forces of darkness be vanquished by only a pair of Narnia royalty, where four were needed before? Does the film profit or lose by running a half-hour less than its predecessors?

"Banned for Life": The Story of the National Portrait Gallery's iPad Activist

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Mike Blasenstein stood peacefully beside the entrance to the gallery containing the "Hide/Seek" show, displaying "A Fire in My Belly" on an iPad hung around his neck and holding a stack of fliers with text explaining his action.

The Cinefantastique Review: Tangled

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

For their 50th animated feature film, Walt Disney Pictures presents Tangled -- a CGI modernization of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel." Is thi...

Smoke, but No Fire: Bosnian Activist Group 'Women Victims of War' Attacks Angelina Jolie Over Made-up Concerns Regarding Her New Film

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Mendelson

To attack someone who has been an advocate for refugees because of fabricated concerns about sympathetic treatment of rapists in a film they haven't seen, from a script they haven't read, is absurd and counterproductive.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Javier Fuentes-León on Undertow

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The triangles just keep getting more complicated, don't they? In the new Peruvian film, Undertow, fisherman Miguel (Cristian Mercado) is eagerly await...