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    Mitt Romney vs. Snuffleupagus: Republican Presidential Candidate Promises to Cut PBS and NEA Subsidies If Elected

    While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has mentioned his intention to cut funding to arts programs, particular public television, before -- "Maybe Big Bird is going to have to have advertisers," he said in January -- he made this desire explicit as part of his plan to limit go...

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    Feminist Pussy Riot Band on Trial in Russia

    Something horrific is going on in Moscow that needs a lot more attention.  Three women who are members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot were jailed several months ago for "hooliganism" and "inciding religious hatred" for staging an peaceful protest action at Moscow's...

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    The Real Hunger Games

    In honor of the GOP VP candidate.  It's from May but feels very appropriate today.  And also remember that this guy is to the right of Romney on reproductive choice. 

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    Elizabeth Banks Stands Up for Planned Parenthood and Obama

    I just wish she didn't have to justify why she got her birth control. But at least she's doing some talking which is more than most folks.

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    Political Animals Preview: The Woman Problem

    This week's episode is entitled "The Women Problem." Vanessa Redgrave stars as a gay Supreme Court judge who is a mentor to Elaine Barrish. Have you been watching? Are you enjoying it?

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    Political Animals - A Reminder of What Could Have Been

    Watching Political Animals with the amazing Sigourney Weaver in her TV series debut you can't help but think back to the brutal and historic 2008 presidential election.  No matter what the creators say (and lately they've been owning up to it more) Sigourney Weaver's character Elain...

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    Trailer Watch: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Directed by Alison Klayman

    Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry opened the Human Right Watch Film Festival in NY and will be in theatres on July 27th.

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    The Invisible War

    There are some movies that just gut you.  They just hit you hard and twist until you are a spent rag ready to get up and fight against all the injustices that have just been witnessed. 

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    Win a Pair of Tickets to the World Premiere of Political Animals Starring Sigourney Weaver

    One lucky New Yorker (sorry everyone else) over 21 will have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the world premiere screening and party for the new USA mini-series starring Sigourney Weaver in her first TV role playing Elaine Hammond, the former First Lady and current Secretary of State.

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    The Human Rights Watch Film Festival

    One thing that many people before me have taken note of is that film festivals have become the only way some films get seen in this new world of limited distribution.  No where is that point clearer than the Human Rights Watch Film Festival now going on at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in ...

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