Actress Eliza Dushku and screenwriter-director Joss Whedon launched a fundraising event in San Francisco to raise money for ThriveGulu, a charity founded by Dushku's mom, Judy, which aids survivors of Uganda's civil war.
For devoted followers of Joss Whedon's TV shows, the success of "The Avengers" is all the more sweet. Everyone who's ever championed Whedon's work probably spent half this weekend saying: "See? I told you he was a frakkin' genius!"
The Avengers doesn't solve this problem of what to confront for us. Art rarely gives us definitive answers; it more often asks questions than answers them. But by bringing this current to the service, it could at least remind us of the possibilities open to us.