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Phylicia Rashad Defends Alleged Criminals

From the BBC: The actress who played Bill Cosby’s wife in The Cosby Show has said allegations of historical sex offences against her former co-star are part of a campaign to keep him off TV. Phylicia Rashad played Clair Huxtable on the hit 1980s and ’90s sitcom. “Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off […]

50 Shades of Grey

Literary erotica has rarely been the stuff of bestseller lists, until recently, when, fueled by sales on the Kindle and other digital devices, a torrid trilogy has been making waves. “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the two other titles in the series were written by a British author named E L James, a former television […]

America: Violence is Better

Matt Stoller writes, I do not understand why pacifism and/or the avoidance of war are sneered at. He had some reason to wonder, but I’ve been wondering too. In the film The People vs. Larry Flynt one of the most striking scenes for me was the montage comparing the obscenity of sex and violence. Why […]


I thought some sidewalk chalking might contrast nicely with all this depressing talk about our traitor-ridden IMF teams.


I just saw Mission Impossible III and it occurred to me, and not for the first time, that the Impossible Missions Force has a real problem with turncoats. In every movie the villain has been a current or former IMF guy turned traitor. Given all the Sarah Palin controversy recently I thought it was worth […]