A long-awaited Pentagon report on the impact of lifting the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military was released today. In a surprise to no one except for John McCain, the study argues that gay troops could serve openly without hurting the military’s ability to fight.
Starting sometime today, you can preview a track from Let England Shake, the forthcoming album from the greatest living female musician.
House contributor John Lingan on his relationship with Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream, then and now.
Anne Hathaway and James Franco are cool actors. Now they’re Oscar hosts. Gross.
In more tasteful awards news, Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone owned the Gotham Awards last night.
Dennis Lim reviews Lisandro Alonso’s Liverpool, now on DVD from Kino International, for the Los Angeles Times.
Patti Smith interviews Johnny Depp for Vanity Fair.
Saul Austerlitz on Jonathan Rosenbaum’s Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephillia.
Is this a threat? Richard Kelly has written an animated prequel to Southland Tales.
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