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The Truman Show

Uncle Sam, Peeping and Listening to Us All

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 08.10.2013 | Chicago
Donna Marie Williams

In Chicago, on the South and West sides, police surveillance cameras, with their branded flashing blue lights, checkered borders and official insignia, have been peeping the activities of the citizenry from atop light poles since 2003.

The Truman Show Economy (With a Nod to Philip K. Dick)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Truman Show was the 1998 movie in which Jim Carrey slowly realizes that his entire life is a televised illusion. Welcome to The Truman Show economy. Much of what we hear nowadays hides a grim reality -- not just from our leaders, but from us.

Movie Review: The Host

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Andrew Niccol's film of The Host starts so well that, when it suddenly slows to a crawl 20 minutes later, your impulse is to give it some slack -- to let it find its feet and get back on track. Unfortunately, it never does.

A Call to Rewrite the Scripts in the Gender Drama

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While Rev. Harris describes "gender distinctions" as God-given, he betrays his own assertion by demanding that parents break their children early of any forms of gender transgression.

R.I.P., Jade Goody

Jennifer Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jennifer Weiner

Jade proved herself a master at real-time reinvention, crafting a character that viewers would eagerly consume, pacing her scenes and delivered her lines and photos ops with an expert sense of timing.