Monthly Archives: November 2013

UFC: Georges St-Pierre Beats Johny Hendricks In Shocking Split Decision

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[Book Nerd News] Doris Lessing Has Died

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Is Aidan Quinn Hollywood’s Most Underrated Actor?

I am watching Aidan Quinn in “Stolen Summer,” as I write this, playing to perfection the complicated part of an Irish-American firefighter, who is both a very good and decent man, but one whose prejudices effect his relationships with his sons.

His “Stolen Summer” role fits the template of most of his roles — supporting characters with as many dimensions and as much range as the main characters in their films — if not more. In “Legends of the Fall,” he portrays a successful lawyer and politician, who is hurt by his family’s greater love for his troubled brother. In “Benny and Joon,” he plays the brother and guardian of a mentally ill woman, feeling every bit of the burden of looking after his sibling.

As an actor, I think he is as good as it gets. That said, he does not have the movie star screen presence, which (stating the obvious) seems more a requirement for move stars than acting chops.

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November 15, 2013 · 11:01 pm

Tales From The Ward: Violent Young Females

It is my distinct pleasure today to bring to further attention a blog with the opening sentence, “People wonder why anyone would bother working at a psych hospital– but they don’t realize it’s a place where you can live out your Disney Princess Dreams.”

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Facebook’s Dwindling Popularity

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Lego Video Card Looks Like the Real Thing

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We’re Gayer And More Homophobic Than We Think

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That’s what Cass Sunstein concludes after looking at new research:

When people are assured of anonymity, it turns out, a lot more of them will acknowledge that they have had same-sex experiences and that they don’t entirely identify as heterosexual. But it also turns out that when people are assured of anonymity, they will show significantly higher rates of anti-gay sentiment. These results suggest that recent surveys have been understating, at least to some degree, two different things: the current level of same-sex activity and the current level of opposition to gay rights.

Consider one study of 2,500 people involving a standard “best practices” survey and an anonymous “veiled” survey:

In the best practices survey, 11 percent of the population said that they didn’t consider themselves to be heterosexual. In the veiled report, that number jumped to almost 19 percent – an increase of 65 percent.

Did participants believe that discrimination on…

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Why Cirque Du Soleil is actually a lot like the NFL

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So Long, Uncle Sam: Famous Americans Who Renounced Their Homeland

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Jamie Foxx Hosts Star Studded Fundraiser for Trayvon Martin’s Family

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Jamie Foxx showed his devotion and dedication to Trayvon Martin’s family by hosting a fundraiser to help raise money for the slain 17-year-old’s family and the Trayvon Martin foundation.

By Myeisha Essex, Blackamericaweb.com

Read more:http://blackamericaweb.com/183168/jamie-foxx-hosts-star-studded-fundraiser-for-trayvon-martins-family/

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