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Julia Roberts Goes Full Mom In Emotional ‘Ben Is Back‘ Trailer

Julia Roberts Goes Full Mom In Emotional ‘Ben Is Back‘ Trailer

Could this be the mother of all mother roles for ? The new 55-second trailer for “Ben Is Back” squeezes economy-size emotion out of the Oscar winner and Lucas Hedges, who plays her son Ben. Holly, played by Roberts, pulls up to her house, only to be stunned by Ben’s presence. “Oh my god,” she gasps as she prepares to […]

ABC‘s Karl Schmid Wants To End ‘Real, Unnecessary‘ HIV Stigma

Los Angeles-based TV correspondent worried for years that publicly revealing his HIV status would hurt his career.  Schmid, who is known for his of and other Hollywood events, cast aside his concerns in March and announced he was HIV-positive in . The emotional post went viral and had received more than 11,000 likes as of Monday afternoon.  In a “ interview Monday, Schmid […]

A Private Investigator On Living In A Surveillance Culture

A Private Investigator On Living In A Surveillance Culture

This article originally appeared at . To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, . By Now that we know we are surveilled 24/7 by the , the FBI, local police, , , Google, hackers, the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, data brokers, private spyware groups like , and companies from which we’ve ordered swag on the […]

Teacher Revolts Are Giving Democrats Hope In Red State Governor’s Races

PHOENIX – Democrats in a host of red states are planning on running gubernatorial campaigns focused on education this fall, building off the backs of teacher revolts in states where Republican neglect of public education has become a top issue. In red-tinted Arizona, where billboards for out-of-state school districts tempt the state’s teachers to leave their jobs; in ruby-red Kansas, […]

Missouri Enacts Law Protecting Citizens From Unwittingly Buying Fake Meat

Missouri Enacts Law Protecting Citizens From Unwittingly Buying Fake Meat

The Show Me State may need to tweak its nickname. America, meet the Show Meat State. On Tuesday,  the first law in the nation prohibiting food producers from using the word “meat” to describe anything “that is not derived from harvested production livestock or poultry,” the measure reads. Anyone who runs a-fowl of the new rules risks a $1,000 fine […]