The New Jersey Assembly approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Thursday, setting up a confrontation with Gov. Chris Christie, who promised a swift veto and defied the Legislature to put the issue before voters instead.
Film Comment Selects commences today. Some choice coverage: Keith Uhlich on the exhiliration of the experience; Violet Lucca interviews James Frano; and Joseph Jon Lanthier reviews Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet.
Anthony Shadid, a gifted foreign correspondent whose graceful dispatches for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Associated Press covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, died, apparently of an asthma attack, on Thursday while on a reporting assignment in Syria.
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