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September 28, 2014

A Classic, Twice

When Fritz Lang resolved to call his great film "M" in 1931, instead of "Murderers Among Us," he was mining the wit of insolent titles that put a brand on the unspeakable -- think of "Psycho" and its cute redirection of pain and loss. It was a sly admission that movies would do anything... continue

September 26, 2014

How to Reveal You Had an Abortion: A Guide for Politicians

I don't mean to suggest that there is some right or wrong way to tell an abortion story, but when Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis recently revealed that she had ended two pregnancies, it felt a bit like a missed opportunity. Personal revelations about abortion remain rare and radical. This one... continue

September 21, 2014

The NFL Owes Domestic Violence Victims a Big, Fat Check

The National Football League last weekend announced the appointment of three domestic violence experts, including a former federal prosecutor, to serve as outside advisers on league policies. It's also creating a new position, vice president for social responsibility, and promoted a longtime league official to take... continue

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