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Friday FTW: One CNN talking head off the air?

Joe Thomson

Smug Brits the world over will have to find a new spokesman. Sources say CNN head Jeff Zucker is “actively looking for a replacement for Piers Morgan.”  Generally, conducting interviews with the disposition of a snooty butler is not something people like to watch. But if you like your issues served up with a side of […] More »

Science fiction and the strange racial dynamics of District 9

Graham F. Scott

When I first saw the original two-minute teaser trailer, above, for District 9, the new science-fiction movie coming out in August, it was a few months ago and the huge, out-of-control advertising campaign promoting it hadn’t yet blanketed every bus-stop and billboard in the country. Though the subsequent advertising has dulled my interest a bit, […] More »