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Citizenfour

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
"Citizenfour" more than doubles down on Poitras' earlier films, which have never flinched from dangerous, dismaying subjects and failed (or failing) states afflicted by, or propped up by, thug rule. In this case, the thugs are our own security agencies.

John Wick

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Judging from the trailer, "John Wick" is a taut, atmospheric thriller. Judging from the film itself, it's a comedy -- but then again, this is a Keanu Reeves vehicle.

White Bird in A Blizzard

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 24
Based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, Greg Araki ("The Doom Generation") adapts and directs the '80s period film "White Bird in a Blizzard" with a bit more accessibility than previous efforts.

Rules on Bank Risk in Mortgage Bonds Being Adopted

Oct 24
Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and auto loans. This could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

Out Lesbian Appeals Court Judge Highlights Marriage Work

By Cynthia Laird | Oct 24
The state's first lesbian appeals court judge cautioned against stereotypes and used her first speech since being appointed to the bench to talk about her prior work on same-sex marriage at a recent dinner in Oakland.

PopUps: Taylor Swift Lauds Fan For Grindr Promotion

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
Taylor Swift "can't stop laughing" after a fan posted a Grindr convo on Tumblr.

I Am Happiness on Earth

By Michael Cox | Oct 23
If you have the strength and concentration for it, this self-aware and self-absorbed movie proves to be so much more than a low-budget, gay "8 ½."

Purple Sex Toy-Weilding Clowns Attack Family; They Sue

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 23
An Illinois woman and her teenage daughter filed a lawsuit on October 21, after they said two men dressed as clowns accosted them with purple dildos and vibrators as they were trying to buy tickets to a local haunted house.

Honey Boo Boo's Mother Dating Convicted Child Molester?

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
Alana "Honey Boo Boo"'s mother, June Shannon, affectionately known as Mama June, is reportedly dating a man who was recently released from prison after serving time for molesting one of June's family members.

Lady Gaga Invites Man on Stage to Propose to Boyfriend

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
Lady Gaga fans who went to the artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball show in Manchester, England, Tuesday got a special romantic surprise, when the singer invited a man onstage to propose to his boyfriend.