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2014 Academy Awards Open Thread
Hollywood once again pats itself on the back with the 86th annual Academy Awards Read more...
Is 'Orphan Black' The Best New Sci-Fi Show Since Battlestar Galactica?
Is Orphan Black the Best New Sci-Fi Show Since Battlestar Gallactica? Read more...
Dear Religious Extremists, The Cameras Are Staying And That's Final. Read more...
This is your Moment of Clarity #216: Is the invisible hand of the free market slowly erasing our national and regional identities? Read more...
Welcome to Fox News and Billo's show, irony -free filled zones. How does he do this with a straight face? 18-year old Penelope Soto was appearing before a judge on Monday for sentencing after being charged with possession of a controlled Read more...

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Americans are "far" unhealthier than their counterparts in Canada, Australia, Japan, Britain, France, Portugal, Italy and Germany and eight other countries, according to a study from the National Academy of Sciences. These findings come even Read more...
Food waste is a big deal in America. As grocery stores stock their shelves with holiday goodies, preparing for the rush of feasting consumers, much of what retailers sell won’t end up in people’s stomachs — it’ll end up in the trash. Read more...
The first full-length known documentary on the bioregional movement happening in Cascadia is making its Portland premier... Read more...
A culture jammer in London demonstrates several new ways to clean up mental toxins in our cities. Join his campaign against visual pollution and outdoor advertising at Liberated Landscapes. Read more...
Weeks before Republican Paul Ryan was selected to run for vice president, Sister Simone Campbell — who heads NETWORK, a Catholic policy and lobbying group – hit the road to protest the so-called “Ryan budget” recently passed by the House of Representatives... Read more...