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China Tainted Milk: Court Rejects Exec's Appeal

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A court in northern China on Thursday upheld a sentence of life in prison for the former head of the company at the centre of last year's scandal over...

China Milk Scandal: First Court Agrees To Hear Case

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A northern Chinese court has accepted a compensation suit against the dairy at the heart of the tainted milk scandal that sickened nea...

Jason Linkins

Bill O'Reilly Fears 'Milk' Replay In San Francisco | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It seems that as our Media Monitoring Project gets rolling, the enthusiasm of its participants will sometimes gallop away with them. That's the case ...

Got Milk?

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Jones

What we see in Milk are straw men erected and blown down, over and over again. Anita Bryant made foolish, how hard is that?


Judy Wieder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Wieder

Mr. No More Nice Gay is pissed off because he suddenly gets it. He may be young, but he is struggling. And worse than that, his struggle is old: He's still not equal.

Hannity, The Kiss and Barney Frank, Gay Superstar

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Jenkins

It is a measure of Hollywood's insecurity that we are probably months away from it being more acceptable to be a gay soldier than to be a gay actor.

Sean Penn To Lobby For Harvey Milk Day

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh from his best actor Oscar for his performance as Harvey Milk, Sean Penn is pushing California to officially recognize the ...

Milk Money for School

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sylvia Sukop

I recently sat down with Danny Glicker, the costume designer for Milk to talk about his work on the film that's inspiring a new generation of civil rights activists.

The Best Actor and Best Movie of 2008 Weren't Even Nominated

John Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Eskow

The most amazing "performance" of 2008 was that of Benicio del Toro as Che -- which, for my dough, was also the movie of the year.

An Oscar Speech That Saved Lives

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Haimoff

There was only one part of the Oscars everyone took seriously: Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's truly remarkable acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay.

Sean Penn's Win: A Standing Ovation And A Prop 8 Call Out

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — His name is Sean Penn, and he is here to recruit you. Penn won his second Academy Award for best actor Sunday night for his movin...

Slumdog vs. Milk -- The Identity Crisis

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sandip Roy

On Oscar night some of us had the big dilemma. The Indians were rooting for Slumdog Millionaire. The gays were rooting for Milk. Where did that leave the gay Indians?

Oscar Wild

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Could we just keep Tina Fey and Steve Martin, and send everyone else home? "Don't fall in love with me," said Martin. Sorry, Steve. You're 35 years too late.

Oscar Show Pictures: Presenters, Winners, Losers (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Winners, losers, tears of joy, "Slumdog," Hugh Jackman and more. The 81st Academy Awards Sunday are seen in photos below, updated throughout the sho...

Armistead Maupin on Harvey Milk's Last Love

Andy Towle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Towle

We couldn't be more pleased to feature two excerpts from the just published MILK: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF HARVEY MILK. Tomorrow, one by Milk screenwrit...

Q & A: Sean Penn and Gus Van Sant Pour Out Their Hearts about Milk

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

A diffident, and at times, defiant, hour-long press conference took place with cast members of Milk recently, but it didn't yield much of a sustained discussion on the film's talking points.

History Repeating and Why it Matters that Milk Win an Oscar

Steven Stamstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steven Stamstad

Milk understood the power of grassroots organizing, the power of the media and the power of his own charisma to raise awareness, shape public opinion and create action.

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.

What Would Harvey Milk Say About President Clinton's Speech at the Manchester Hyatt?

Cleve Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cleve Jones

By violating the Manchester Hyatt Boycott, President Clinton will be doing more than just dishonoring the hard work of labor unions and gay activists, he will be casting aside the groundwork we are laying for a national coalition for equal rights.

Sean Penn's Political Experience Helped With "Milk," Says Director

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Director Gus Van Sant says Sean Penn's experience of political activism helped make him a good choice to play Harvey Milk, the politici...

Sarah Palin Movie: Hollywood Screenwriters Interested

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two prominent screenwriters are game to turn Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's rise to fame in a movie. "I'm always down for politics as humor. I'm also ...

"Slumdog Millionaire" And "Milk" Win Top WGA Awards

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The Oscar contenders "Milk" and "Slumdog Millionaire" won top honors Saturday at the Writers Guild of America Awards. Dustin Lanc...

Richard Jenkins in The Visitor

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

The Visitor has earned Jenkins wins and nominations from various film festivals, critics groups, Hollywood guilds and the now the golden goose itself, a nomination from The Academy.

Pumping in Public

Christen Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christen Clifford

The R train wasn't the ideal place to be squeezing out human milk, but it's a part of breastfeeding: women should be able to nurse everywhere and pump everywhere too.

Academy to Slumdog Millionaire: Love Your Film, Hate Your Actors

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

In keeping with the Academy's tradition of recognizing Indian contributions to the film industry, we pay tribute to Slumdog Millionaire by excluding it from our acting categories.