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Winning the Language War, Defeating 'Military Sexual Trauma'

Joshua Kors | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Joshua Kors

The end of "Military Sexual Trauma" and "MST" can happen virtually overnight, provided that each of us commits to keeping those euphemisms out of our mouths and off our computer screens.

Oscar Nominee Kirby Dick Speaks Out About Raped Female Soldiers

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Kirby Dick spoke with me about The Invisible War's success, the courage of the soldiers who shared their stories, and what it will take to make sure these victims are no longer invisible to the press, the public and those in power.

An Oscar Vote for Justice

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Kerry Kennedy

I urge every American to watch The Invisible War and hear the stories therein. And to those few in the position to influence this year's Oscar considerations, I urge you to consider what your vote in the documentary category can mean for America

LISTEN: Legendary Filmmakers Voice Their Support For LGBT Equality At The Provincetown International Film Festival

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I had a fabulous time covering the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF), where I had candid conversations with celebrities and filmmakers being honored this year.

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.

ReThink Interview: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering on The Invisible War

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Invisible War won the Festival Audience Award for documentaries at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is a powerful and scathing exposé going after the epidemic of sexual assault in the armed forces.

Movie Review: The Invisible War

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Kirby Dick's shocking documentary, The Invisible War, details a small part of what seems like an epidemic -- not just of sexual assault in the military but of the closed-ranks mentality that keeps the outrage from bubbling into public view.

'The Invisible War' Documentary Exposes Military Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Molly O'Toole | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

Emmy-nominated producer Amy Ziering admitted she was looking at her phone during the announcement of the Audience Award for U.S. documentary at this y...

Review of This Film Is Not Yet Rated -- NC-17

Melani Ward | Posted 09.22.2011 | Entertainment
Melani Ward

This documentary is a sneaky peak (seriously, there's spying and binoculars and trash diving) into the MPAA rating system, with the most attention focused on the dreaded NC-17 rating.

Proof of Intelligent Life on Youtube

Dan Beckmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Beckmann

This past weekend, I shlepped out to Long Island to visit Jerry, my distant relative through marriage. Back when I was starting out in broadcast news...

ReThink Review: Outrage -- One Reason Why the Bird/Shepard Hate Crimes Act Took So Long

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

And the main reason is because hatred/fear of gays is running neck-and-neck with hatred/fear of government for the most defining, unifying characteristic of the "modern" republican party.

Charlie Crist: Bad News for the GOP?

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Is Charlie Crist the face of a new Republican Party, or a harbinger of the GOP's demise? He's handsome, personable and popular: a dream candidate for...

Outrage: Outing Politicians Cinematically, Joking About 9/11, and Torture in Star Trek

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

what about the Wanda Sykes roast? Was she out of bounds? Can a joke about 9/11 be funny, even if it's tasteless?

"Outrage" Documentary: Activists Outing Gay Conservatives

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: NPR has spiked a review of "Outrage" for naming some of the politicians outed in the film. Citing a policy of protecting the privacy of publi...