This time of year, the fever pitch of movie hype does a disservice to both filmmaker and moviegoer, making it difficult to tell which films are fulfilling and which are fluff. Isn't it time to rethink the awards system?
We have to do better than just attack the Democratic party for Tuesday's debacle. There are some fundamental truths about this election that can't be ignored -- including, but not limited to Bush's pronounced popularity.
Bill Maher, host of TV's Politically Incorrect, is possibly the most visible critic of the drug war in the states. Last week, he spoke out at the NORML convention about what really needs to happen to end the war on drugs.
Paranoia has gripped America since 9/11, hijacking social progress and undermining freedoms. AlterNet.org's executive editor charts a sensible way to move beyond the fear and build a strong and secure nation.
In the wake of Sept. 11, our paralyzed citizenry has allowed social setbacks and corporate greed to flourish under a smoke screen of patriotism. But now is the time, as Bill Moyers explains in a stirring address excerpted here, to resist those who would exploit our national tragedy.
If Bush has a way with words, it's for twit-like wit and malapropian fluency. But according to media critic Mark Crispin Miller his seeming dyslexia represents much, more more. Also, an <a href="/story.html?StoryID=10988">excerpt</a> from Miller's new book.