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Zero Days documentary review: the code war has begun

Thu Jan 12 2017, 12:58pm | 5 comments

curated: when Obama met the Master

Tue Nov 15 2016, 05:13pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: Barack Obama and Nichelle Nichols, living long and prospering

Sun Sep 11 2016, 04:49pm | 0 comments

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi movie review: American mercenary

Fri Jan 29 2016, 03:43pm | 69 comments

Camp X-Ray movie review: all of us behind bars

Mon Jan 18 2016, 05:16pm | 40 comments

Citizenfour documentary review (London Film Festival)

Thu Oct 23 2014, 02:06pm | 1 comment

must we resign ourselves to living in a total-surveillance state?

Sat Jun 08 2013, 11:41am | 16 comments

Turkey is home to a very famous cat… and it has its own tumblr

Tue Apr 30 2013, 01:02pm | 0 comments

QOTD: Has pop culture given us an unrealistic idea of what a police state looks like?

Wed Feb 13 2013, 10:44am | 0 comments

question of the day: Who is the entertainment person of the year for 2012?

Fri Dec 21 2012, 08:00am | 0 comments

once again, The Onion has the pulse of the nation (and other adventures in social networking)

Fri Dec 14 2012, 11:49pm | 0 comments

Psy singing about killing people is, of course, way worse than *actually* killing people (and other adventures in social networking)

Sun Dec 09 2012, 10:16pm | 0 comments

Killing Them Softly (review)

Tue Nov 27 2012, 12:27pm | 1 comment

question of the weekend: What do you see in the world (or whatever corner of it you choose) that gives you hope?

Sat Nov 03 2012, 01:11pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Does it matter if celebrities endorse politicians?

Wed Sep 12 2012, 08:00am | 0 comments

2016: Obama’s America (trailer)

Fri Sep 07 2012, 11:17am | 29 comments

at long last, Toddlers & Tiaras prompts a child-custody battle (and other adventures in social networking)

Wed Aug 22 2012, 01:12am | 0 comments

watch it: cop pepper-sprays seated, nonviolent Occupy protesters

Sat Nov 19 2011, 12:42pm | 1 comment

question of the weekend: How much “soul-searching” is there to be done over the Penn State sex abuse outrage?

Sat Nov 12 2011, 01:05pm | 0 comments

The Ides of March (review)

Sat Oct 08 2011, 12:13pm | 0 comments

question of the weekend: The U.S. is executing its own citizens without even a pretense of due process: what’s next?

Sat Oct 01 2011, 10:01am | 0 comments

Osama bin Laden on Twitter; no black people at the royal wedding, duh; DVD sales are plummeting; more: leftover links

Sat May 07 2011, 09:01pm | 0 comments

female gazing at: Anthony Mackie

Wed May 04 2011, 03:58pm | 0 comments

what you don’t understand about Twitter; Facebook defriends Roger Ebert; Golden Globes in big trouble; more: leftover links

Sun Jan 30 2011, 01:50pm | 0 comments

why ‘Big’ is depressing; should Roger Ebert retire?; streaming-only Netflix; more: leftover links

Sun Oct 24 2010, 03:42pm | 0 comments

what a day…

Thu Sep 23 2010, 06:49pm | 0 comments

‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: Shepard Fairey-style TARDIS illustration

Mon Sep 20 2010, 06:08pm | 0 comments

my reads: ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ by Art Spiegelman

Sun Sep 12 2010, 03:24pm | 4 comments

does Hollywood have a new formula?; James Franco and ‘Twilight’?; the 11-year-old movie critic; more: leftover links

Sun Aug 15 2010, 12:59pm | 0 comments

wtf: ‘The Other Guys’ insults Wall Street, which is nothing but kind and noble and beneficient

Tue Aug 10 2010, 02:10pm | 1 comment

Barack Obama falls victim to bloggy housekeeping!

Sat Jul 31 2010, 02:02pm | 0 comments

watch it: the 7/24/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Jul 24 2010, 11:11am | 0 comments

watch it: the 7/17/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Jul 17 2010, 10:45am | 0 comments

calling bullshit: on Anderson Cooper (and the rest of the corporate media)

Mon Jul 12 2010, 02:01pm | 16 comments

watch it: the 7/10/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Jul 10 2010, 01:11pm | 0 comments

watch it: the 7/3/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Jul 03 2010, 12:52pm | 0 comments

Robert Pattinson, descendant of Dracula; Daniel Radcliffe heads to the Western Front; Weird Al to take on Lady Gaga?: more

Sun Jun 27 2010, 03:53pm | 0 comments

watch it: the 6/26/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Jun 26 2010, 11:12am | 2 comments

watch it: the 6/19/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Jun 19 2010, 12:31pm | 0 comments

watch it: the 6/12/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Jun 12 2010, 10:59am | 0 comments

watch it: the 6/5/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Jun 05 2010, 01:15pm | 0 comments

watch it: the 5/29/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat May 29 2010, 12:15pm | 0 comments

watch it: the 5/22/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat May 22 2010, 01:23pm | 0 comments

watch it: the 5/15/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat May 15 2010, 10:55am | 0 comments

watch it: the 5/8/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat May 08 2010, 01:51pm | 0 comments

Roger Ebert hates 3D; is Sacha Baron Cohen worth $20 million?; Brits playing American; and more: leftover links

Sun May 02 2010, 12:25pm | 4 comments

watch it: the 5/1/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat May 01 2010, 12:54pm | 0 comments

watch it: the 4/24/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Apr 24 2010, 01:01pm | 0 comments

watch it: the 4/17/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Apr 17 2010, 11:55am | 0 comments

watch it: the 4/10/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Sat Apr 10 2010, 01:27pm | 0 comments

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