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Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based writer.
10 Hollywood Films That Get Women Right
Posted on: Feb 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet
These movies resonate with my sense of what being a woman means.
'Waltz with Bashir' Makes War Look Stupid
Posted on: Dec 31, 2008, Source: Truthdig
Documentary filmmaker Ari Folman's new film, 'Waltz with Bashir," shows the horror of war, beyond human comprehension.
ShowTime's Weeds: Suburbia, Drugs and Mary-Louise Parkerâ€™s Ass
Posted on: Aug 12, 2007, Source: Las Vegas Weekly
ShowTime's <i>Weeds</i>, one of the smartest shows on TV, puffs its way to a third season, with the premiere airing on Monday night.
Ten Ways to Make Hollywood Hate Your Cinematic Masterpiece
Posted on: Jan 12, 2007, Source: Truthdig
How do you make the best movie of the year -- possibly the decade -- and still get pummeled at the box office by Ben Stiller and a CGI dinosaur? Hollywood's complete obsession with the box office is the answer.
Blood Diamonds Are Forever
Posted on: Dec 8, 2006, Source: Truthdig
The new Leonardo DiCaprio-starring movie about African diamond smugglers may be a schizophrenic mess, but itâ€™s also one of the most powerful films youâ€™ll see all year.
The 'New' New Orleans Blues
Posted on: Aug 21, 2006, Source: Truthdig
Spike Lee's HBO doc about Hurricane Katrina is a haunting and expertly told story that shows how little our government truly cares about many of its citizens.
Women with Money
Posted on: Apr 10, 2006, Source: Truthdig
The director of the new comedy 'Friends With Money' opens up about the complexities of women's relationships with cash -- and with each other.
F/X Plays the Race Card
Posted on: Mar 15, 2006, Source: Truthdig
A new reality series has a black family and a white family switch skin colors. But is that really the whole difference?
Birth of a New Western
Posted on: Feb 9, 2006, Source: Truthdig
Tommy Lee Jones takes on immigration, racism and forgiveness in his new film, 'The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.'
Demystifying the Power of Moolah
Posted on: Jan 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet
In her new book, 'Money: A Memoir,' Liz Perle argues that when it comes to their wallets, women still have a long way to go.
The Bestselling Fake True Story
Posted on: Jan 12, 2006, Source: Truthdig
Although James Frey is off the hook, if Oprah loses faith in nonfiction, it could cripple the immensely popular -- and profitable -- memoir market.
Dowd, Where's My Country?
Posted on: Nov 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet
In her new book, Maureen Dowd aims to explore the 'spectacle of gender in America.' But Dowd's America is like none that most of us have seen.
The Penguin Wars
Posted on: Sep 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet
From multiple mates to gay tolerance to untraditional marriage roles, these birds are not at all the role models the Christian Right would make them out to be. Â
The Uses of Laughter
Posted on: Sep 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Political comedian Margaret Cho talks about Hurricane Katrina, stupid white men, and the question on everyone's lips: when can we be funny again?
Joking Along Color Lines
Posted on: Aug 23, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service
As 'The Aristocrats' opens nationwide, co-director Paul Provenza explains why Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg are the only blacks in his documentary.
Ten Hollywood Movies That Get Women Right
Posted on: Aug 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Forget empowering, encouraging, affirming or celebrated -- here are ten movies that feature <I>real</I> women.
Marketing Abortion Rights
Posted on: Jan 21, 2003, Source: Salon
A top marketing expert shows how the abortion rights movement can fight back against increasingly restrictive climate.
Ben Affleck Sexy?
Posted on: Nov 20, 2002, Source: Salon
Sorry, People: The guy who took the sizzle out of sex with a lesbian in "Chasing Amy" is just a bland everyman -- even if he is dating J.Lo.
Ecstasy Begets Empathy
Posted on: Sep 11, 2002, Source: Salon
Psychiatrist and drug researcher Dr. Charles Grob sees value in MDMA -- when it's taken in therapy, not at a rave.
Rocky's Right Hook
Posted on: Jul 24, 2000, Source: YO! Youth Outlook
"People were cheering. I think they saw that we had more heart." -- "Rocky," on winning the fight of the night at a boxing club in Napa, California.
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