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American commanders admitted this week that American Special Operations killed three  Afghan women during a nighttime raid gone wrong back in February.  What makes this story even more awful is that the American commanders have been covering up the murders and lying about it for two months now. Read More
Finally, all those long, hard years of being an armpit-hair-clad feminist is paying off: MTV is casting for a woman with long armpit hair to feature on a game show.  This charming gig pays $300 for six hours of work, and knowing MTV's reputable track of portraying people fairly (think Jersey Shore), I'm sure they have this potential woman's best interests in mind. Read More
Thirty years after Annie Hall, it may seem like there's nothing left to say about smart, neurotic young people, dressed in funny clothes, falling in and out of love in New York.  Then again, neither Woody Allen nor Diane Keaton was particularly young when Annie Hall was made.  And more importantly Breaking Upwards, a new romantic comedy about two New Yorkers talking it out, is saying something.  The film, which was written by and stars real-life couple Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, has already earned a few comparisons to Mr. Allen's most likeable film. Read More
My curiosity was piqued by The Princess and the Frog when I began seeing trailers for this old-school animated film that features the first ever black princess in Disney's history. As I wrote at Cinematical, the trailer made me "uncomfortable" for a several reasons that were also pointed out by other movie writers. "There have been a lot of switcheroos behind the scenes to make Princess more PC, but the rumble in my tummy says that the (mostly white) critics will be picking it apart scene by scene. So far just the trailers are getting people talking. Read More
Lens Blog profiles photographer Zed Nelson, whose new book, "Love Me," illuminates the dark places that plastic surgery continues to go.  In particular, Nelson is concerned with the homogenization that results from plastic surgery and how the people who he photographs around the world are beginning to look alike. His photos span 17 countries, from nose jobs in Iran to leg lengthenings in China. Read More