By the time Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight was finally seen by critics and audiences, talk of a posthumous Oscar reached a fever pitch. Naturally, the inclination to compare Ledger's work to past posthumous landmarks proved tempting, and many list ... More >>
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Alex Gibney rages against the church's cover-up of abuse
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Theatermakers battle for glory
You kind of expect the blogs to talk about Mayor Richie Rich's third term as an oligarchical scam, but it's weird when mainstream types basically agree -- even though they see that as a good thing. "It's actually [Bloomberg's] multi-million dollar peers who seem to be supporting him the most," say ... More >>
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