Cyrus Nowrasteh
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The Best Female Film Performances of 2009
5 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.

"The World Will Know": Shohreh for Soraya
13 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM

Iranian expatriate and acclaimed actress Shohreh Aghdashloo talks to PopMatters about The Stoning of Soraya M., the role of women in Iran and ongoing importance of her political activism, especially in the wake of recent events.

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The Stoning of Soraya M.
14 Mar 2010 // 6:00 PM

If The Passion of the Christ re-ignited your passion for religion, The Stoning of Soraya M. will elicit your compassion for the victims of those who twist religion for less noble purposes.

The Stoning of Soraya M.
25 Jun 2009 // 11:35 PM

The gallant, educated, and sensitive outsider, will do right by Soraya, unlike the loathsome, fearful, and petty neighbors who killed her.

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Call for Papers: Threatdowns, Political Beatdowns, and the Stewart/Colbert Affect

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"We got our "news" from these two satirists, and their protégés, Noah and Wilmore, surely hope for such loyalty. What is Stewart and Colbert's legacy? What does the future hold for them -- and us?

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