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Monday Links


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Russia Takes Complete Control of Crimea

'12 Years a Slave' wins best picture at Oscars

For firing a warning shot to defend herself:
Angela Cory’s Office Seeking 60-Year Sentence In Marissa Alexander’s Re-Trial

The Biggest Carnival to Date? (Rio)

What We Learned from the Oscars

Symbolic Book-Burning Is Alive And Well In South Carolina

Voting Without Confidence: Texas’ Not So Secret Ballot

Montana Catholic School Fires Unwed Pregnant Mother

22 Maps That Explain the Centuries-Long Conflict in the Ukraine


Monday Links


Photos: Sochi Olympics day 15 highlights

Has the US Alpine ski team embraced ageism?

Syrian refugee children forced to work to support families in Lebanon

The $11 Billion Year
From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System

Angry crowd runs George Zimmerman out of Miami

Walker Aide Dismissed 'Crazy' Woman Who Starved In Mental Health Facility

13 Ways Europe Does Food Safer, Cleaner, and Kinder

Can You Walk On Water?

Watch what happens when the Tea Party takes over a school board. Warning: It gets ugly

Wes Anderson: In A World Of His Own

Watch This Fish Drive A Tiny Car (Really!)


What's Wrong With This Picture?


I love to watch movie trailers and target films for future viewing.   My wife and I go twice a month with three other couples to dinner and a flick.  So, needles to say, we're always on the lookout for something different and fun.  Not easy to find.  The other night, after watching Man of Steel, we were talking about upcoming titles and someone mentioned Adore.  I hadn't heard of it but found the trailer.  How could I help but have my curiosity piqued.  It was written by Christopher Hampton, Oscar winning screenwriter.  It stars two-time Oscar nominee, Naomi Watts and multi-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress, Robin Wright.  What could go wrong?  Watch this trailer and judge for yourself:

Sometimes a movie is provocative, coming from a better understanding of human nature.  Other times it deals with unusual circumstances that are often swept under the carpet or kept quiet for reasons of guilt or shame.  But generally there's an enlightenment.  What am I missing here?


Video- MIchelle Obama Presents Best Film Award at the Oscars 2013


This the best I could do since it seems A.M.P.A.S. has snagged any copies from YouTube and the White House hasn't put one out yet. Updated with a better one from Hollywood Reporter.