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Calendar, Night&Day Old Radicals

Old Radicals

The revolutionary fervor fomenting at American universities during the ’60s was effectively defanged over the years, and now mostly recalls longhaired hippies passing joints while loafing on campus lawns. To suggest this misconception came by design is to flirt with…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hatebook

Hatebook

If Glenn Beck keeps a J. Edgar Hoover-esque blacklist under his bed pillow, journalist Rory O’Connor is probably on it, appearing before Nancy Pelosi and George Soros. O’Connor’s progressive bona fides are extensive: Alternet reporter, Huffington Post blogger, media watchdog,…
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Film, "J. Edgar": Rich Script, Masterful Acting Weave Dense Historical Tale

"J. Edgar": Rich Script, Masterful Acting Weave Dense Historical Tale

Clint Eastwood goes deep into Oliver Stone territory and emerges victorious with J. Edgar. Although hardly flawless, Eastwood's biopic is his richest, most ambitious movie since Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers, if not Unforgiven. Patriot, scoundrel,…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 The Pacific Film Archive's series highlighting "operatives, surveillants, and saboteurs" in cinema gets really weird with The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, described in the program as a "tawdry biopic" of the former FBI honcho.…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): An Aries reader recently wrote to complain that I'm too tough on Aries and too lenient with Scorpios. I was amazed at this feedback, for two reasons. First, I don't make this stuff up! My goal…
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