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Three Cheers for Full Disclosure

Three Cheers for Full Disclosure

In the wake of last Saturday’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, there have been repeated demands for the release of the name of the police officer who fatally shot the unarmed man.  No investigation of the shooting
LAUSD: A Rind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

LAUSD: A Rind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Here’s the feel-good story of the week: according to the Los Angeles Times, “students” in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) throw away at least $100,000 worth of food every day, mostly fruits and vegetables they’re required to place
Fact Checking Eastwood's RNC Speech

Fact Checking Eastwood's RNC Speech

Those Republicans are at it again. Here are just a few of the distortions, half-truths, and outright lies in the remarks actor Clint Eastwood made during the Republican National Convention last night.  “I know what you are thinking. You are

Off With the Heads of Hollywood's Misguided 'Royalty Genre'

With its 12 Oscar nominations, its stellar cast, and its glowing reviews, The King’s Speech sounded like a movie that would leave me…well, speechless. But when it comes to stuttering Englishmen I was, frankly, more moved by Roger Daltrey’s performance

'Hung': TV's Next Big Thing

For all the talk about how TV, not movies, is where you find the best writing these days, I sometimes think they’re starting to run out of ideas for TV shows, too. For example, as of this week there are

Hollywood Activists, Or How Norma Rae Got Norma Raed

The cruel exploitation of the impoverished masses has been a staple of Hollywood storytelling since the earliest days of movie making. In fact, thanks to big-screen classics from The Grapes of Wrath to Slumdog Millionaire you might say that grinding

Yesterday the World Lost a Great Man

OBITUARY August 27, 2009 Ned Rice The whole world suffered a terrible loss yesterday with the passing from cancer of a great American icon who overcame unspeakable family tragedies and his own alcoholism to become a legendary advocate for justice.

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