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God Bless America

WATCH: Woman Slurps Turkey Slice, Heals America

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.19.2014 | Weird News

There's a lot of bad things in the world today: North Korea being grumps, cold weather, The Colbert Report going off the air. It might seem like a nev...

Traces of Evil

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Obama's speech is addressed to a nation with a dead imagination. Doing "something" about the Islamic State means dropping bombs on it. Bombing runs don't inconvenience a politician's constituents and always seem like stalwart action: a squirt of Raid on an infestation of bugs.

The Awkward Reason Why 'God Bless America' Became A Presidential Speech Standby

Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion

"God bless America" has become the expected way for U.S. presidents to end official speeches. But that wasn't always the case, explain David Domke and...

Colossians 3:1-11: It's the Name on the Front of the Jersey That Matters

David A. Sánchez, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
David A. Sánchez, Ph.D.

So what does this baseball and national ritual talk have to do with the current immigration debate in the United States? Concisely, I am intrigued that a New York born, Puerto Rican is told to go back to Mexico in response to his performance of God Bless America.

Marc Anthony, Racism, Supremacists, Oh My!

Michael Solis | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Michael Solis

The next time you decide it's your place to denigrate an entire population, make faulty assumptions about people's backgrounds or assert your self-perceived supremacy, remember that you are exposing the emptiness of not just your thoughts, but of your human dignity.

WATCH: Lil Wayne's Controversial Video Takes On 'Amerika'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment

Lil Wayne released the video for "God Bless Amerika" on Monday night, a clip full of images of Wayne's native Hollygrove, New Orleans. The community, ...

Great on Netflix: God Bless America

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Paul R. Byrne

Bobcat Goldthwait's God Bless America might be one of the last movies you want to watch, but it's probably the first you need to.

First Nighter: Stephanie Blythe Does the Late, Great Kate Smith Proud, Zia Zadora Does Herself In

David Finkle | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

During much of the 20th century, mezzo soprano (some say contralto) Kate Smith (1907-1986) had millions of ardent popular music fans. Two among them were mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe and myself.

Top 5 Movies You Did Not See in 2012

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Why can't a film simply exist without trying to change the world? There are plenty of different kinds of movies, and in the chaos of awards season some wonderful, little flicks are completely forgotten.

Not the Best, But My Favorite Films of 2012

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here, in no particular order, are my favorite films of 2012. Some are great, some are guilty pleasures -- but all of them are films that gave me a jolt in some way, or reminded me why I love watching movies.

Why Do So Many Movies Have Theater Shooting Scenes?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- There's something about the dark and quiet of a movie theater that allows us to make ourselves vulnerable. We enter into an implicit pa...

Get Up Stand Up, Stand Up For the Stripes

Ali MacLean | Posted 08.01.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

We stand to sing our national anthem because it is THE LAW (Ed: it is not a law). Standing for our anthem is tradition and it is to honor our flag and our country.

Goldthwait Blesses America

Tony Bartolone | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

However, the most important movie to come out this year will not even be considered a Best Picture contender. God Bless America is cinema at its absolute, bloody best.

Lucas Kavner

Bobcat Goldthwait: From Chair Arsonist To Indie Auteur

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home

Bobcat Goldthwait is many things to many people. He was that guy from the "Police Academy" movies and the celebrated stand-up comic who lit Jay Leno's...

ReThink Review: God Bless America -- Bobcat's Scream

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Bobcat Goldthwait is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore. At least, the two main characters of his dark comedy God Bless America won't.

'God Bless America' At West End: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 14, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.14.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR MONDAY, MAY 14 1. "God Bless America" At West End Cinema It's horrible outside so today is all about movies. Bobcat Goldthwait's n...

Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait Sharpens His Claws

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.11.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

From Glenn Beck to TMZ to American Idol, no one is safe from Goldthwait's razor-edged wit, which is informed by his unhappiness at the kind of things that pass for news in the world of the 24-hour news cycle.

Review: Goldthwait Goes Off In 'God Bless America'

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.10.2012 | Comedy

-- Bobcat Goldthwait's targets are many and easy and obvious in "God Bless America," his satire of everything that's wrong with the world today, but ...

Why Internet Commenters Hate My Movie

Bobcat Goldthwait | Posted 07.08.2012 | Comedy
Bobcat Goldthwait

Sometimes I can't help myself, and I do the worst thing imaginable in modern society. I read comments online. I'm not proud, but I've found some recurring themes about me and my new movie, God Bless America, that I'd like to address.

Movie Review: God Bless America

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

An antidote to the current state of popular culture and media, God Bless America takes square aim at everything that is crass, craven and crappy on television, radio and everywhere else.

Getting Ready for Sundance

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Seeing a movie without the slightest preconception of what you're going to see is the purest form of film-going, the place where excitement is born.

Memories of Kate Smith

Howard Kissel | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Kate Smith was most closely associated with our secondary national anthem, "God Bless America," at a time when anything patriotic was deemed beneath contempt.

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday 9.14.11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the size of the Toronto Film Festival and the goals I have when I'm here (primarily to see movies that will be released so I can bank reviews fo...

'God Bless America'? Not In This Classroom

Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

A federal appeals court in California ruled Tuesday that a San Diego-area math teacher does not have the constitutional right to display banners refer...

Baseball And 'God Bless America,' 10 Years Later

Posted 10.11.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Six days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Major League Baseball returned to the field with a new ritual. During the seventh...