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  • HUGS: NOT WANTED

    By Mindy Leaf

    3 weeks ago

    Our lawn guy — who always shows up at his convenience and conveniently ignores any extra requests (except to say he'll return later, with special equipment, but never does) — has just completed a simple mow job. Upon receiving his payment, he feels compelled to give me a hug.

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  • Stop! Don’t Shoot!

    By Mindy Leaf

    3 weeks ago

    Another day, another senseless shooting.

    We bring you this summer's blockbuster season of random shootings in our nation's movie theaters! See guns discharged by madmen in quiet suburbs of Tennessee and Louisiana! (The message may be a rerun, but it's no less frightening.)...

  • It’s a Wonderful Wheelchair Life

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 30, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Americans are known for changing jobs, homes, even states of residence and careers with almost careless aplomb. As they get older, studies show they are more than likely to change their religion or political party affiliation. Still, only a major accident, illness or brush with...

  • Borat, Seriously

    By Rob Eshman

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Following the massive success of the movie "Borat," there is bound to be an equally massive deluge of punditry on what it all means.

    I defy you to watch the movie and not cramp up from laughter. And by all means, continue laughing when the pundits say "Borat" reveals something dark,...

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  • Recent releases: Forget escape—these films tugs at the conscience

    By Stephen Farber

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    While Hollywood has always concentrated on escapist entertainment, many filmmakers yearn to go against the grain and make movies that address urgent social and political issues. They have to fight the industry's perennial fear of alienating audiences with stories that hit too close...
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