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Posted on: Feb 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

These funny folks changed their lives for progressivism and made us laugh in the process.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Humanity does terrible things to the earth and to each other. But Hollywood loves to depict our punishment.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From Kate Upton to Jennifer Lawrence, the media is trying to body-shame women into nothingness.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Who knew the space-time continuum could be so awesome?

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The heaving cleavage on display during the Emmy awards was a challenge to viewers to toss out any preconceptions they might have about large breasts and their impropriety.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes art imitates life, even just a little bit.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Epic put-downs that conservatives can't ignore.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From horror to rom-com, these films could be considered a psychological prophylactic.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's time to radically rethink the way we approach nude images sent through social media.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

This season will be the last for NBC's beloved workplace sitcom. It won't have been for naught.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Apologies to Emma Goldman, but nobody knows more about political subplots than dance movies.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

By focusing on their sexual orientation, is the media doing more harm than good to talented rappers who are out and gay?

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1990 sci-fi classic has hit the box office, another example of America's obsession with our own doomy death spiral.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How a 22-year-old's infidelities rocked the world, and why it matters.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How the biggest female rapper stops just short of being the best feminist.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From Ice Age to 2012, we can't get enough of the end of the world.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From Kate Upton to Jennifer Lawrence, the media is trying to body-shame women into nothingness.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Technology has opened up the world so much—but it’s also provided another avenue for the most nefarious brand of misogynists.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Techies are pumped for Google Glass, the real-time recording eyewear. But will they further normalize spying?

Posted on: Jul 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Huge corporations are acquiring rave promotion companies across America, and no one's psyched but Wall Street.