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Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Podcast V1:N9 -- After.Life

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Dan Persons is back in the host's chair for a round-table discussion of After.Life, the new horror-thriller about a young woman who wakes up after a car accident to find that she is in a funeral home.

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N10 -- Kick-Ass

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Cinefantastique's Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast returns with a blow-by-blow knock-down debate regarding the merits (or lack thereof) in th...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N11: Langarama! -- The Woman in the Moon and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In anticipation of the release of the almost-fully-restored silent science-fiction classic, Metropolis, the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science ...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N12: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Freddy's back, and the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast has him in its sights. Is the new A Nightmare on Elm Street a dreamsc...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N13: Iron Man 2

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This time, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski take a can opener to Iron Man 2, the successful sequel to the 2008 blockbuster, starring...

Senators Worried About Facebook Privacy

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Chuck Schumer of New York and Al Franken of Minnesota are especially concerned about "instant personalization," a feature that provides Facebook partners like Yelp and Pandora with instant access to user information.

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...

Supreme Court Video Game Case: SCOTUS To Decide If California Can Regulate Games

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important than helping parents keep violent material away from ch...

Navigating the maze to peace

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This guest post was written by World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Justin Yifu Lin and originally appeared on the World Development R...

Bromwich Channels Edmund Burke: "America is out of itself" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

David Bromwich is channeling the lost conservative voice of Edmund Burke, the missing wisdom on our mad Afghanistan misadventure.

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.

Mexico Drug War: 5 Things You Don't Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By GlobalPost News Staff BOSTON -- Bullets, drugs, gangsters. The news out of Mexico has been a steady stream of violence since President Felipe C...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Playtime Begins - Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week, the podcast review of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror takes you from the sublime to the ridiculous, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and ...

Google Government Search Tool: State Censorship, User Data Requests Released By Google

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)— Google Inc. has set up a new tool to show where it's facing the most government pressure to censor material and turn over person...

New Complaints of Police Violence in New Orleans

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

New Orleans' Black and transgender community members and advocates complain of rampant and systemic harassment and discrimination from the city's police force.

What Can Stop Chicago Violence?

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

In Chicago's toughest neighborhoods, some black men find themselves more likely to be picked up by an ambulance than a cab.

Christie, Palin and the Death Threats

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Okay Governor Christie, if you want to continue your drama queen act about a "death threat" which no one took seriously, at least take a principled stand against your own party members when they do worse.

The Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary and Home-Grown Terrorism

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Are we as concerned about potential terrorists who are home-grown Americans with white skin as we are sometimes obsessed with darker-skinned suspects of Middle Eastern descent?

Ethnicity Amidst the Violence in Kyrgyzstan: A Closer Look

The Morningside Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

I am Kyrgyz sitting in Bishkek. I ask myself will I ever be understood if I said to the Uzbek in the South that I grieved the fact that our people Kyrgyz and Uzbek were killing each other?

Why Kick-Ass Kicked Ass As A Film, But Did Not At The Box Office

Steve Marmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Marmel

Hey. You. Dude in your 20s, 30s, or 40s. You, who wanted to see Kick-ass but didn't... I saw it, and I feel for you. Me? I'm "that guy." The...

The Dangers of Being a Costumed Hero Revealed in Kick-Ass

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Finally, an honest costumed crime fighter film. None of that smarmy "hey aren't we smarter than the fans" shit or this "Above it all NYTimes crit stuff" -- this is a comic book fan's movie, one for those who used to draw their own stories in grade school.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Juan Jose Campanella on 2010 Foreign Language Oscar Winner The Secret in Their Eyes

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Seems to be some confusion about the title of this. For the record, according to the front page of the production notes, it's The Secret in Their Eyes...

Subversive Politics at the Heart of the Violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan

The Morningside Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

Calling what is happening in southern Kyrgyzstan "inter-ethnic clashes" means buying the idea that the organizers of the violence are trying to sell to the world.

One Family Waits Out the Osh Unrest

J. Lee Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Lee Jacobson

"It's been terrible," Nargiza said. "Two nights and a day of violence." Her youngest son was supposed to take his last exam to graduate high school today, but that didn't happen.

Angry Americans Aren't Necessarily Better Americans

Michael Yapko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yapko

The fact that all of us are eminently capable of experiencing angry feelings is a given. What defines us, though, is how well or how poorly we manage that anger.