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Monthly Archives: October 2016

The public and private faith of Hillary Clinton

(CNN)At a Catholic charity event this month, Hillary Clinton, a onetime Sunday school teacher, made a small but telling theological slip-up. Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories on the religious beliefs of the presidential nominees. Read about the faith of Donald Trump here. After trading jokes with her Republican rival, Donald Trump, at the Al Smith dinner ...

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Independent candidate Evan McMullin is ‘puppet’ of a ‘loser’, says Trump

Republican attacks former CIA operative running a strong campaign in Utah, prompting McMullin to condemn authoritarian who harassed women Donald Trump called Evan McMullin the puppet of a loser on Saturday, prompting the third-party candidate who threatens to beat Trump in Utah to retort that the Republican nominee was deeply corrupt. McMullin launched his alternative for conservatives who do not ...

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Moonlight portrays black gay life in its joy, sadness and complexity

At a time when gay culture is overwhelmingly white, Barry Jenkins explores the experience of queer black men and the challenges we face The film a million and a half black men disappeared from American society by early death and incarceration is not a side issue to black gay men. Its certainly no side issue to Chiron, Moonlights hero, who ...

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Tragic, fascinating, brilliant life of wild child Zelda Fitzgerald revisited

Two films and a TV series out soon portray the life of the jazz-age writer and wife of F Scott Fitzgerald She is thought of as the original wild child, a pearl-twirling party girl who died at the age of 47 after a fire broke out in the North Carolina sanatorium where she was a patient. Now Zelda Fitzgerald, the ...

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The ‘world’s worst director’: are Uwe Boll’s movies really that bad?

With the critic-baiting director of films such as Bloodrayne and Alone in the Dark announcing his retirement, its time to reappraise five of his worst titles Film critics around the world can finally breathe a sigh of relief, not least because they no longer risk having their teeth knocked out. For Uwe Boll, the fiercely combative German film-maker regularly cited ...

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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry exhibition review a sumptuous symphony in black

This retrospective is a stone-cold stunner which proudly insists on the place of African Americans in the American artistic imagination, using the tropes of exclusionary imagery to new, more moral ends The election approaches; the nation seethes; the hatred festers; the dead start to talk. Old intolerances have come roaring back as the United States finally reaches the end of ...

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On the road again: Knight Rider and the most rebooted TV shows ever

The talking car is making a comeback, but given the history of bringing back old small-screen stories, should KITT be left in the garage? When news broke this week that Justin Lin, of the Fast & Furious franchise, was working on a Mathnet. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Every generation gets the TMNT it deserves, at least that seems to be ...

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Former Miss Finland is 12th woman to accuse Trump of sexual assault

Ninni Laaksonen, a former Miss Finland in the Miss Universe competition that Trump once owned, alleged that he grabbed my butt during a photo shoot A former beauty queen has become the 12th woman to openly accuse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexual assault. Ninni Laaksonen, a former Miss Finland in the Miss Universe competition that Trump once owned, ...

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Porn, blackface and Germaine Greer: the shows that built the Wooster Group

The artistic director of the boundary-pushing New York experimental theater company won a $300,000 prize. Here are the Groups landmark productions Elizabeth LeCompte, the artistic director of New Yorks paramount experimental theater company, recently received word that she won the Gish prize, a prestigious $300,000 award honoring an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the ...

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