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  • ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ review: Stubborn sexism, violence ruin game play

     
    In 2001, the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise landed on the radar of mainstream culture by offending most everyone who wasn't […]...
  • Guido Barilla says pasta maker will never show gay families in ads

    Guido Barilla says pasta maker will never show gay families in ads
    Is Barilla pasta taking a page out of the Chick Fil-A anti-gay playbook? The Italian pasta company is receiving heat after its chairman said Wednesday in a radio interview that the company would "never use homosexual couples" in its advertisements. ...
  • Sri Lanka president uses his time in U.N. spotlight to lash out

    Sri Lanka president uses his time in U.N. spotlight to lash out
    UNITED NATIONS — From Moammar Kadafi's baffling fantasies to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's room-emptying rants, almost every confab of world leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly includes speeches that make people squirm in their chairs....
  • Letters: Is book banning back?

    Re "School board rescinds ban on 'Invisible Man,'" Sept. 26 What year is this again? Since when are we still trying to ban books in high schools? Sadly, this doesn't seem to be completely extinct in the South — and for a book on racism! Did...
  • Dr. Seuss goes to Washington

     Dr. Seuss goes to Washington
    Sen. Ted Cruz has egg on his face. Green egg. On Tuesday, during his 21-hour marathon "filibuster" against Obamacare, he read aloud to his daughters back home the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham." But he clearly missed its message. In the Seuss...
  • Boycotting Barilla pasta for anti-gay remarks? A couple of suggestions

    Boycotting Barilla pasta for anti-gay remarks? A couple of suggestions
    Gay rights activists have launched a boycott against Barilla after the CEO of the pasta behemoth said he would not use a gay couple in the company’s ads. Guido Barilla’s reasoning: Gays don’t fit in with the image of a “classic...
  • Surveillance and the FISA court

    Surveillance and the FISA court
    We are in the midst of the first serious reexamination of government spying since the 1970s. President Obama has asked a special review panel for initial recommendations by November. The normally secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, also...
  • U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade

    U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade
    UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday signed a treaty that seeks to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, but ratification in the Senate remains uncertain because of the strong resistance of gun rights advocates....
  • On Russia's anti-gay laws, Elton John to the rescue? He'll try.

    On Russia's anti-gay laws, Elton John to the rescue? He'll try.
    What’s the best way for celebrities to take a stand against Russia’s anti-gay regime and its homophobic disciples? Should they take actor Wentworth Miller’s approach and forgo any appearances in Russia until the country has done away...
  • Legal battle over Native American girl comes to a poignant end

    Legal battle over Native American girl comes to a poignant end
    Was justice served Monday when a little girl called Veronica was taken from her biological father, a Cherokee, and returned to the white South Carolina couple who had begun to adopt her at birth four years ago? This is one of those heartbreaking stories...
  • After return to Mexico, she fights crime, runs afoul of law

    After return to Mexico, she fights crime, runs afoul of law
    OLINALA, Mexico — Surely, this is not the returning-immigrant experience that Nestora Salgado imagined. At first, the 41-year-old mother of three was, in the words of a supporter, "a sensation" in her mountainous Guerrero homeland, where she...