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Film, "Won't Back Down": That'll Show Those Teachers' Unions

"Won't Back Down": That'll Show Those Teachers' Unions

The fat, lazy public school teacher who can't be bothered to stop diddling with her phone or shopping for shoes online while her second-grade class erupts into mayhem in the opening scene of Won't Back Down isn't the most despicable…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all,…
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Film, One-Scene Wonder

One-Scene Wonder

Ask Viola Davis if she was able to sleep the night before filming her intensely dramatic scene with Meryl Streep in Doubt, and the 43-year-old actress throws her head back and laughs. "I did not sleep one wink," she says.…
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Film, Built to Spill

Built to Spill

The actress Viola Davis has carved, handsome features and a tenacious stare that brooks no inattention. Though Davis' implacable integrity has for the most part saved her from the hooker-in-the-'hood roles that confine so many black actresses, she has yet…
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