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Cinefantastique Podcast: Nimrod Antal on Predators; Discussions of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Last Airbender

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's a double-dose of photodramatic discussion, disputation, and dissention on this week's episode of the the Cinefantastique Podcast, as Dan Persons,...

Cinefantastique Podcast: 50th Anniversary Special - Psycho; House of Usher and Peeping Tom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With no new horror, fantasy, and science fiction films opening nationwide this week, the Cinefantastique Podcast turns its eye on the 50th anniversary...

One Year Later: The Green Movement Goes On

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

I was one of millions around the world who watched last summer's Green Revolution unfolding on the streets of Iran with high hopes for a swift and blo...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Luca Guadignino on I am Love

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Before going on a brief hiatus (explained further in the show; we'll be back at the end of July, latest), we were lucky enough to get some time with L...

Liberation's Forge: Kate Davis & David Heilbroner on Stonewall Uprising

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Davis and Heilbroner rally some great eyewitness interviews and manage to put the story in context with considerable footage from news shows and "educational" films.

Man Beaten to Death for Using the Internet: Web Chat with Egyptian Activist on the Ground

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

Khaled Saeed, a 28-year old man, refused to show Egyptian police his ID in a random raid on an Internet cafe in Alexandria. In response, the police dragged him out into the street and beat him to death, in plain view of witnesses.

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: The Square and The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

First up is an interview with Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, the married directors of The Sun Behind the Clouds, a documentary about Tibet's struggle for independence.

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N14: Metropolis

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In Volume 1, Episode 14 of the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski visit the...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Lars von Trier's Antichrist: A Conversation

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

"Lars von Trier isn't going to talk to a lot of press." Yeah, yeah; yadda-yadda. But just because he isn't talking to us doesn't mean we can't talk about him, particularly about his childhood.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider on Jane Campion's Bright Star

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The film, in short, is sweet, sad, and moving but with Campion's astringent edge keeping the proceedings from lapsing into sentimentality. And that makes all the difference.

Pakistan Finally Passes A Law Against Domestic Violence

Daily Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill on protection against domestic violence covering all types of repressive and abusive behavior against v...

CIA, Pelosi, Dems, Repubs, Media: All Guilty

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Liberal denial gives silent permission to authoritarian aggression and violence by our government. The bogeyman has shifted from communism to terrorism, but the dynamics remain the same.

The Iranian Crackdown: Who's Really Afraid of Whom?

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

Every time the regime represses, it further undermines its own power while simultaneously helping to recruit new members to the resistance.

Where Left, Right, and Center Collide in Civility

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

A bunch of clueless mainstream media scribes want you to believe that a handful of centrist Democrats have just devised a way that political discussio...

Sole Supporters Enduring this "Repression"

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lea Lane

Who's in a mood to flirt and wonder? I mean, there's enough anxiety and uncertainty without having your heart broken on top of everything else.

Let a Thousand Blogs Bloom: Young Cubans Voice Their Discontent

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Young people filled with discontent and with desires to make things change, received us to hear about the Cuban blogosphere.

Laughing in the Teeth of My New "Minders": Two Security Agents who Follow me Everywhere

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

There is nothing more paralyzing than a woman's calf flashing in the sun in the middle of the street.

Lieberman's Very Serious Muslim-Bashing Senate Report

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

Joe Lieberman's homeland security committee lobbed a biased bombshell last week in its report on the domestic threat of violent Islam. U.S. Islamophobia has consequences. Take the case of Debbie Almontaser.

Lieberman Gift To McCain: Senate Islamist Terrorism Report

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

A stacked senate committee on homeland security today issued the first of a series of reports on "homegrown terrorism and violent Islamist extremism." It's readymade election-year swiftboating material.