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The Fires This Time

The Fires This Time

The New Year literally blazed into Los Angeles with dozens of fires set over...

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The Boss Wears Pumps

The Boss Wears Pumps

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher won the first of her three terms as Britain’s prime...

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Fight the (Imaginary) Power

Fight the (Imaginary) Power

The more popular it is to worry over some organized threat, the less of a danger...

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Commie Muppets From Hollywood?

Commie Muppets From Hollywood?

A few days ago, Fox News dared to imply the new Muppet movie is another example of...

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A Toy Story for Grownups

A Toy Story for Grownups

The movie industry’s clean little secret is that it could be even more vastly...

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The Descendants: A Step Down From Sideways

The Descendants: A Step Down From Sideways

The Descendants, with George Clooney as a Hawaiian land dynasty’s...

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J. Edgar: Black or Gay?

J. Edgar: Black or Gay?

Clint Eastwood’s biopic J. Edgar, with Leonardo DiCaprio as the Washington...

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Apologies Are for Fags

Apologies Are for Fags

“There’s nothin’ like having a nation of fags looking for you,” joked...

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Tower Envy

Tower Envy

Six years ago, Eddie Murphy proposed taking Ocean’s Eleven and inverting it. An...

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The Ho-Hum Diary

The Ho-Hum Diary

Writers traditionally bemoan how the movie industry fails to appreciate them. Yet...

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Insider Traitors

Insider Traitors

Among this season’s intelligent movies about smart people doing complex jobs, the...

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Dream-Factory Fantasies of Real-World Politics

Dream-Factory Fantasies of Real-World Politics

Insufferable sop Piers Morgan is now on a one-man campaign to convince viewers...

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Black, But Not Like Barack

Black, But Not Like Barack

George Clooney likes to make serious, important movies such as Up in the Air,...

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Of Stats and Steroids

Of Stats and Steroids

When my son was ten, his baseball coach—inspired by Michael Lewis’s bestseller...

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