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In Defense of a Sexy Halloween

Brad Liberti | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

The way I see it, the world is an intensely scary place right now. You can keep your American Horror Story gets-ups and your bloody severed corpses -- I have enough drama in my life. I just want to pour myself a glass of some oddly colored punch, binge on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and stare at some pecs and ass.

Is TV Too Gory?

Posted 10.22.2013 | TV

Can TV handle any more gore? That was the question HuffPost Live posed today when they asked if gore-filled shows like "The Walking Dead," "America...

The Ugly Comparison of the Syrian Gas Attacks and Pesticide Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

This is just despicable. Reprehensible. Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale, Inc., has likened the purposeful murder of more than 1,400 people in Syria by sarin gas to the alleged health harms of the products of chemical companies.

Gore: NSA Surveillance Violates Constitution

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore broke with many of his fellow Democrats Friday and said that the NSA surveillance programs violate the constitution. ...

5 Questions For Al Gore

Posted 03.29.2013 | OWN

Since starring in the Academy Award–winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006), former vice president Al Gore has been the planet's eco-warr...

What Muslim Vote?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Citizenship in this country and the promise to follow its laws is a contract under Islam; therefore, following the laws of the country we live in is a religious mandate for Muslims. So just watch us vote.

And Our Next President Is...?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

On November 6, voters will go to the polls and cast their ballot for our next President. Because of very powerful astrological events occurring at this time, I predict an even more dramatic and shocking election than the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential contest.

"Is He One of Us?" The Only Real Issue in the Debates

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The 2012 presidential campaign has turned from a referendum on economic issues -- have Obama's policies worked? -- to a question of comparative trust. It's not that we want candidates who are just like us, but we ask: Will they fight for us?

Meet Al Gore's New Girlfriend

Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

Two years after his divorce from Tipper, Al Gore is re-entering the dating world. Gore's new girlfriend, Elizabeth Keadle, is a Democratic donor wi...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tom Six & Laurence R. Harvey on The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

Dan Persons | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The tag line for Tom Six's new The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is "100% Medically Inaccurate," tipping those who witnessed The Human Centipede (First Sequence) that the follow-up is going to be a further affront to everything pure, good, and sanitary.

Transparency Is the New Privacy: Keys to 21st Century Citizenship

John Tarnoff | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
John Tarnoff

21st century citizenship describes a set of values, paradigm shifts and practices that raise our awareness of how to better engage with one another in the digital age.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Djo Tunda Wa Munga on Viva Riva!

Dan Persons | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Viva Riva! is the first film out of the Congo to get U.S. distribution, and director Djo Tunda Wa Munga has made it a hell of an introduction.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Mali Elfman on Do Not Disturb

Dan Persons | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Shot on the proverbial shoestring over seven quick production days, Do Not Disturb is a curious little anthology film with some interesting names attached.

Do Early-Stage Candidate Favorability Ratings Matter?

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

The fact that candidate favorability is somewhat stable during the primary process doesn't mean it's ultimately a significant predictor of the general election outcome.

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.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Season of the Witch

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Nic Cage's latest film has been roundly burned at the stake by most critics. But is this film truly deserving of such condemnation?

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: The Chronic Rift, Kuroneko, and Le Bad Film

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having taken the world's most depressing world tour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, the Cinefantastique Podcast crew set their sights on other subjects.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Remembering Dino DeLaurentiis

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In this week's Cinefantastique Post-Mortem Podcast, Steve Biodrowski and I bid farewell to producer Dino DeLaurentiis, who died on November 10 at the age of 91. DeLaurentiis was a frequent contributor to the cinefantastique genres.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Snubbing George Takei & Monsters Mini-Review

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After debating whether three animated films in one year is more than enough from DreamWorks Animation, the Cinefantastique podcast crew of Dan Persons...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: I Spit on Your Grave vs. The Last House on the Left

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Lawrence French, Steve Biodrowsk, and I turn our attention to the world-shattering debate over whether the original version of I Spit on Your Graveis more technically competent than Wes Craven's original version of The Last House on the Left.

Saw 3D: Where's the "X" Rating When You Need It?

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Saw 3D has been advertised as the last installment of the "Saw" series, and let's hope that is true. This last installment is as gory, nauseating, and...

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: I Spit on Your Grave & Loving a Film, but Not Enough

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In this ruminative episode of the Cinefantastique Post-Mortem, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons are taken to task by a listener for ...

Cinefantastique Podcast: My Soul to Take

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Writer-director Wes Craven returns to the horror genre with My Soul to Take and the Cinefantastique Podcast is there to examine the results.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Hatchet II

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

How does writer-director Adam Green's sequel about a shockingly corporeal, hatchet-wielding ghost and the various, foolish mortals who are his victims stack up to his 2006 sleeper? Is it a cut above or a notch below?

Cinefantastique Podcast: Let Me In

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Can a disturbed young boy find true love with the vampire next door? Can Los Alamos, New Mexico afford more than one police officer? Can an American r...