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Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Aging while female is already a thorny issue in American society—and McCarthy's nude perfection only makes it worse.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The first season ended. The white privilege didn't.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What hip-hop's cooking boom could mean for the next generation.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Foodieism and music are bleeding into each another. What does that mean for the future of both?

Posted on: May 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Right-wingers often try to shoehorn themselves into pop culture. They almost always fail -- and America collectively cringes.

Posted on: May 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Looking at our favorite quirks from our favorite quirky director.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The OutKast affiliate and longtime Atlanta figurehead speaks on the eve of his new album, "R.A.P. Music," aka "Rebellious African Peoples' Music."

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The latest superhero flick foregrounds clean energy and other progressive politics.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Yesterday, Occupy recaptured the public's attention with rallies, marches, parties, and yes, arrests all over the country.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As Supreme Court Debates SB-1070, Brooklyn-based activist punkers discuss new album, "Todos Somos Ilegales," and not boycotting Arizona.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Why are rom-coms so regressive?

Posted on: Apr 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Why 'Girls' may not be the feminist godsend we're being told it is.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes filmic seriousness gets so intense it becomes hilarious.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary shows the tragic effects of bullying on children.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Why do television writers insist on blatantly ripping off our favorite shows, and foisting inferior versions down our throats?

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here are a few possible ways "Mad Men" might grapple with the world-changing late-1960s.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These softcore liberally minded movies keep it hot and left.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

On the 15th anniversary of the Notorious BIG's death, these cold cases still plague Los Angeles cops.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Finally, one man is going up against corporate theaters for excessive concession stand mark-up.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From 'The Lorax' to Spongebob, Fox and its friends are weirdly terrified of children's animation.