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Dissecting the Political Race, Hollywood-style

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 3:01 PM

There's an old saying in Hollywood: Audiences will forgive anything in the first ten minutes and nothing in the last ten minutes. Right now, the theater is filled with undecided voters, and in Los Angeles, where performances (and everyone's evaluation of them) are the name of the game, we thought...

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(A Lot) Less Can Be (a Lot) More

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 2:28 PM

Given my customary habit of trying to find the takeaways, it's no surprise that I have a list from my experience on the independent film Another Earth (Warning: Plug alert: It's now in theatres around the country):

• Be proactive.
• Question your assumptions.
• Give 100...

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Elder Abuse in America Today

(5) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 6:56 PM

As part of its mission to protect older Americans, the Senate's Special Committee on Aging held a hearing this past March on the issue of elder abuse. Toward the end of the hearing, Senator Wyden (D-OR), a veteran on the issue, asked each of the seven guest panelists what,...

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