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Releasing 'The Interview' on Christmas: What Would Jesus Say?

Judging from the enthusiastic response on social media, Sony's decision to release the movie "The Interview" on Christmas day seems to be a victory for the American way of life, but there is a tragic irony in the very truth of that view. Show More Summary

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago opens exhibition celebrating Richard Hunt's career

21 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents MCA DNA: Richard Hunt, an exhibition celebrating Hunt?s life and artistic achievements, and timed to coincide with the artist turning eighty in 2015. Richard Hunt (American, b.1935),...Show More Summary

Why “Jewish Christmas” (Movies and Chinese Food) is Going Mainstream

As a Jewish American, I find Christmas both restful and frustrating. It’s a day that I can’t do anything productive because nearly all of American life is shut down, but my clan doesn’t exactly gather in bright sweaters (we do latkes earlier in the season) and sing carols under a tree, so we’re sort of stuck in limbo. Show More Summary

“I’d Unleash Hell”: American Sniper Chris Kyle’s Dad Put Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper in Their Place Before Filming

Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American history, led a life that was legendary and incredible, to say the least — so it isn’t entirely surprising that Hollywood came

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Here ya go, all free. (If I had time to turn the URLs into text, I would, but I don’t. Merry Christmas, ya’ll.) Above-and-Beyond Responses: Part 1 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (has some thoughts by yours truly)  Above-and-Beyond Responses: Part 2 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (has more […]

Wanna Celebrate Christmas AND Freedom Of Speech? Here Are The Theaters Where YOU Can See The Interview Tomorrow!

After its quick and sudden death by Sony, The Interview has been given new life. With the support of President Barack Obama, ALL of Hollywood, and most of the American people, the James Franco and Seth Rogen film has gotten the green-light to be released once again. Free speech for the WIN! [ Related: President Obama Is Super [...]

ChexSystems Knows All About Your Banking Business

Getty Images Many Americans possess an elementary understanding of both credit reports and credit scores and how each plays a significant role in a person's financial life. A bad credit report can prevent you from getting a job. A low credit score can drastically increase how much you'll pay for a loan or result in a rejection for a credit card. Show More Summary

A One-Man Revolution

Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the

Early New England’s Blotter

Anthony Vaver’s Early American Crime blog offers one of the liveliest landscapes of life in colonial and federal America. It tells stories of burglary, murder, counterfeiting, and other crimes. Earlier this year Vaver collected the best...Show More Summary

"Peak" American Dream?

More than 80% of Chinese believe today's youth will have a better life than their parents... More than 80% of Americans do not believe today's youth will have a better life than their parents... "Peak" American Dream? Chart: Goldman Sachs

Turkish soap operas finding new life as Latin American ‘telenovela’ imports

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The tortured romance between Sehrazat and Onur, the central drama of Turkish soap opera Thousand and One Nights, is taking Chilean television by storm and reshaping prime time in Latin America, the land of the “telenovela.” In exchange for the money she desperately needs to treat her...

German journalist describes life inside Islamic State

A German journalist who recently spent 10 days with Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria said he was surprised to find many were foreign fighters – including some Americans.

Learning From the Greats: Sienna Miller on “American Sniper”

Sienna Miller is noticeably changing the arc of her career. After doing the best work of her life so far in HBO’s excellent “The Girl,” she switched focus, taking smaller parts in bigger films like Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” and Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper,” opening Christmas Day. Show More Summary

The Rape on Campus Epidemic

The total discrediting of Rolling Stone’s story on rape at the University of Virginia has shined a light on one of the least palatable features of American life: the so-called

Jordin Sparks On Post-Breakup Life: “I’m Pretty Much Dating Myself!”

She split up with Jason DeRulo earlier this year, and Jordin Sparks has moved on by spending more time taking care of her own needs and desires. The “American Idol” alum sounded pretty positive in her recent interview with People magazine...Show More Summary

In a Military Embracing Social Change, Troops Increasingly Identify as Independent and Libertarian

3 days agoNews : Reason

Shifts in social attitudes, politics, and attitudes toward government are seeping from the civilian world into the U.S. military. The military is quickly adapting to increased tolerance toward gays and lesbians in American life, expanding...Show More Summary

Religious Americans More Likely to Support Torture

Back in May 2009, the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life conducted surveys and found that the more religious an American is, the more likely he or she is to support torture. More than five years later, not much has changed. Show More Summary

Secrets of Prize-Winning Journalism: This American Life’s Harper High School

“This American Life” reporters Ben Calhoun, Alex Kotlowitz and Linda Lutton spent an entire semester embedded in Harper High School in Chicago — where the previous school year, 29 former or current students were shot and eight died. Working...Show More Summary

20 Facts You Might Not Know about Patton, Both the Man and the Movie

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

General George S. Patton (1885-1945) was a great American general who led armies to victory in north Africa, Sicily, France, and Germany during World War II. He had a larger than life personality and was, at times, as controversial as he was successful. Show More Summary

Five Interesting Facts About Movie Classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life

The classic movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is considered by many as one of the most beloved and popular films in American cinema. It has become synonymous with Christmas and is one of the top movies to watch during the holiday season. Show More Summary

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