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Well, this is quite strange. There’s an inarguable baby zeitgeist happening right now for some reason. Celebrity birthing speculations are one of the few

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Dublab Presents Secondhand Sureshots (trailer / podcast)

For a truly geeked-out experiment that Dublab has deemed Secondhand Sureshots, two filmmakers followed producers J-Rocc, Daedelus, Nobody, and Ras G on a thrift store

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Arg! And here I was just sifting through the current news, looking for health care coverage, but got assaulted with this crap in the headlines.

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25 Mar 2010 // 8:59 PM

Muse: Under Review

Thanks to the involvement of key insiders like former manager Safta Jaffrey and producer John Leckie, this documentary is better than most, favoring historical information over speculative posturing.

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Meshell Ndegeocello: The Sexiest Speaking Voice Alive

Some people might think that linking the inherently profound nature of Meshell Ndegeocello’s music to her sexuality is profane, but I think the link

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LOS ANGELES — Few things are more prickly and complicated than the relationships between sons and fathers. Just ask Michael Douglas, who spent many troubled years

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When more folks today seem interested in protecting their anonymity online, and are even concerned with the death of a social networking account following an

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Portrait of the Artist…and Their Family

I’d rather hear superstars admit to egos gone wild than insist they uphold “family first” values if family first is not a reality for them.

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Victim’s Gay Hero and Modern Marvels of Social Change

No, gays won’t have to march- there are plenty more ways for heroes to come out to battle. What if lynching had gone viral? Remember that Dr. King had no iPhone, hence the distance between Montgomery and Atlanta was enormous, but dwarfed by now the Internet (not to mention I-85).

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Champions Forever: Ali—The Lost Interviews

The selling point of this release is its extras, and specifically its half hour of previously ‘lost’ interviews with Ali.

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8 Oct 2009 // 2:35 AM

After the Storm

In After the Storm, the young performers embody the complications of survival, the mixed sensations of pride, worry, and hope that shape their new world after Katrina.

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In Their Boots: Silent Partners

Silent Partners, like other other documentaries of In Their Boots, offers its subjects a chance to share their experiences with the current U.S. military.

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18 Jun 2009 // 4:33 AM

Francis Ford Coppola gets personal with his new film

SEATTLE — Francis Ford Coppola, at 70, is back where he started. The legendary filmmaker has watched his career rise and fall over the past four decades,

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Each one, teach one goes the ole African adage. This gets reflected in many unconventional ways in Heroes.

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31 Mar 2009 // 4:30 AM

Gay bars change acts to appeal to straight customers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In Mad Myrna’s drag dressing room, where a J.Lo song wound out among the wigs and gowns on a recent

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16 Mar 2009 // 2:45 AM

Death on a Factory Farm

In exposing animal cruelty, Death on a Factory Farm inspires your outrage, a first step toward changing weak laws.

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‘Trouble the Water’ directors found an ideal subject for their Katrina documentary

Originally, Brooklyn-based filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin thought they’d make a post-Katrina documentary about Louisiana National Guardsmen struggling to provide disaster relief. “After

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POV: Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

With his life and career in one of their several turnarounds, Cash is here an ideal documentary subject, self-aware, passionate, and glad to take the crew along on a tour of places and people that matter to him,

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29 Jul 2008 // 2:00 AM

POV: Campaign (Senkyo)

Kazuhiro Soda's excellent Campaign (Senkyo) is an "observational documentary," quiet and acute.

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9 Jul 2008 // 1:00 AM

Full Battle Rattle

In Full Battle Rattle, the Iraq Simulation and the war are both real and not real, confusing, painful, and horrific, for the refugees working as role players.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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