Saturday, February 28, 2015

Devastating ‘Hunting Ground’ Documents Shocking Prevalence Of Campus Rape

By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

LOS ANGELES — Documentary director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering can often be found in the eye of a hurricane. Three years ago, they teamed up on The Invisible War, and now they are back with the equally devastating The Hunting Ground.

The former film, an Emmy winner that was also Oscar nominated, was such a shocking look at rape in the military that it led to Pentagon policy changes and congressional reforms.
Now, with Hunting Ground, the team is exploring another hot-button issue that is both similar and different, an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses.…

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President Obama: ‘I Loved Spock’

President Obama released a statement on Friday in honor of the late Star Trek performer Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on Friday at age 83.

Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.

I loved Spock.

In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for “Live long and prosper.” And after 83 years on this planet – and on his visits to many others – it’s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that.



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Endorse This: The Ballad Of Leonard Nimoy

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Legendary actor and director Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday, at age 83. But in addition to his signature role as Mr. Spock on Star Trek, there was also a lighter side to the pop-culture icon.

Click above to watch Nimoy in a 1960’s musical tribute to The Hobbit — then share this video.

Video via YouTube.

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