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Movie Review: Learning to Drive

Tell me if you’ve read, heard or seen this story before: a privileged member of society (preferably white) is facing a personal crisis when he or she meets a noble member of a minority group whose wisdom will offer a way out of this person’s predicament, maybe even a path to redemption. 846 more words


Life lessons with Patricia Clarkson and Sir Ben Kingsley's Learning to Drive!

Director: Isabel Coixet

Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury

Rating: 3.5/5

Patrica Clarkson picked up the project Learning to Drive 11 years ago, yes that’s right 11 years! 620 more words

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Reproductive Justice & Katha Pollitt's Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

I have to confess, I have been slow on the uptake when it comes to realizing how absolutely crucial reproductive justice is for a more free society where all people can develop to their fullest capacities. 488 more words


Voices carry

Katha Pollitt ain’t wrong:

We need to say that women have sex, have abortions, are at peace with the decision and move on with their lives.

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Pro-choice activists need to be loud and proud

The past few weeks have been rough ones for supporters of abortion rights and women’s reproductive health care. Every week a new deceptively edited video making false claims about Planned Parenthood has been released, and anti-choice politicians eagerly snap them up to feed their grandstanding. 453 more words


No Retreat

No Retreat

(Katha Pollit sub caelo vacuo loquitur.)

O brave pro-choicers, don’t apologize
for slicing little babies into bits
and haggling over livers, hearts, and eyes! 87 more words

De Blasio's appalling proclamation

Here’s a new item for our ever-growing files on The Nation – whose well-nigh nonpareil history of useful stoogery we’ve dipped into rather frequently since beginning this site – and on current New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose participation in a City Hall tribute to Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe we’ve also… 636 more words