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Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A fashion lover looks into what's lovable and what's loathesome about the fashion industry.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Brown does not behave like a man with remorse. He does not even behave like a man with a conscience.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Assange is one of the most prominent political figures the show has ever scored.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Sri Lankan-British performer gave us all the finger at the Superbowl. Maybe we deserved it.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

And you thought this was supposed to be entertaining.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Beyond SOPA/PIPA, Internet censorship continues.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While we ogle the pomp and circumstance, here are some things to keep in mind.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Racism, sexism and more Ayn Rand...we're gripping ourselves for some of the worst in 2012.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There is hypocrisy in the State Department's cultural diplomacy efforts.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Here are the worst TV shows, movies, and songs of 2011.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why do pop artists have to get involved in Christmas?

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new report finds evidence of forced child labor in Burkina Faso.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The idea of the heroic male seducer, while dated and dangerous, lives on.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Looking back at the movies that moved us most.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The "perfect" photo is pervasive in magazines and advertising, but with cautious optimism, there might be an end to the fakery.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As the major festival circuit begins, the big political doc titles emerge. Here are some of our favorites.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Are rape jokes the last taboo, or a line that should never be breached?

Posted on: Nov 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The 99 percent showed up around the city to stand in solidarity with the evicted occupiers and express their support for a growing movement.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The best spoofs include Tim Heidecker's "Cain Train," the Second City on Michele Bachmann, and of course, Baracka Flocka Flame.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Hollywood has a reputation for being a bastion for liberalism in America. It hasn't totally earned it.