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Posted on: Nov 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The new DiCaprio/Eastwood film on the infamous founder of the FBI thinks maybe!

Posted on: Nov 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

And people say there's no more protest music. Wrong!

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

SB 978 is just one more bullet in a broader government effort to end the web as we know it.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Unions, students, foreclosure victims and a special Egyptian envoy protest bank CEOs in letter form.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As OWS seeps further into pop culture, these are ever-pressing questions. Here's why we're feeling optimistic about it.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

With rumors of the new Batman movie filming at Zuccotti Park, here are films that have either direct or indirect influence on OWS.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new poll shows Jerseyites despise the boozy reality show, but we'd like to make the case that their governor is worse.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Cameron Crowe's documentary shows a band without compromise.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A handful of awesome hip-hop artists are doing something about their values.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Three new shows examine ways the USA Patriot Act can play out in our daily lives.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"The Value of Water," a massive, well curated show just opened in Manhattan. Here's a handy guide to our favorites.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

With a fleet of "Mad Men"-esque shows glamorizing the "good old days," retrograde sitcoms, and fewer women in the writer's rooms, the TV lineup is discouraging at best.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's magnum opus. Here's why it's better than any of the rest.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why is the coming year so packed with blockbuster superhero films? It's not just the action--it's a deep need in the American psyche.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Television influences our culture and mental health. Here are shows that we need to kill like a virus.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Is TV finally catching up with us and depicting real life?

Posted on: Aug 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why are two comedians stronger beacons for the American people than our elected officials?

Posted on: Aug 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

These are the worst shows on television. Or are they?

Posted on: Aug 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The film completely trivializes the suffering and hard work that went into making civil rights a reality.