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With 1 in 10 Americans seeking treatment for depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders, users of drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft are almost as ubiquitous as the ads for … Continue reading
As the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq War sparks somber reflection among Americans, the Marines pimp good, old-fashioned American interventionism with a troubling new recruitment video. Ominously titled “Toward the … Continue reading
This year the Academy tried desperately to appear relevant, showcasing the juvenile sexism and folksy Irish-Catholic racism that made host Seth MacFarlane a pop culture phenom and awarding Quentin Tarantino … Continue reading
Dreamworks’ new animated movie The Croods is the latest in a line of films and TV shows (both animated and live-action) that depict a somewhat colloquialized version of humankind’s prehistory. … Continue reading
For nearly a decade, popular culture has been overrun with zombie fiction. Movies like the Dawn of the Dead remake, 28 Days Later and the parody Shaun of the Dead … Continue reading
In solidarity with the Forward on Climate rally in Washington DC that attracted more than 40,000 to the national mall, a rally was organized here in Los Angeles to tell … Continue reading
Originally published Nov 20, 2012 While the 2012 elections showed that the majority of Americans have moved forward on issues like diversity, marriage equality and women’s health, progressives still have … Continue reading