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George Clooney’s Bullshit Politics

George Clooney profile in the December issue of Esquire is a checklist of all things that position him above the typical A-lister: not only does he have great cars, but he has carefully chosen three cars that speak to his eliteness. Not only does he lives in cool, expensive houses, but ones with Hollywood pedigrees. And does he ever have friends. Another thing that puts Clooney on the Top Shelf: he’s not only a liberal politics supporter, but a maker of politics. We learn, after a lot of other stuff about how Clooney’s lower and upper eyelashes are the same length.

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Ben Affleck makes the DRC cool again

The New York Times, in its infinite wisdom (it comes with being The New York Times), decided that one of the paper’s reporters, one Brooks Barnes, should write what amounts…..

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George Clooney’s Sudan movie

Now that George Clooney got arrested (and got out on a nominal $100 fine) along with a few other campaigners while ‘raising awareness’ on war crimes in Sudan, people who…..

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The Hall of Shame

Before Boima rides us out this year with West Africa’s best dance tunes, we couldn’t resist including a post with some of the lowlights of 2011. Colonial Themed Weddings New…..

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Clooney in Africa

The media buzz (including blogging, tumbling and retweeting, as well as Facebooking) around Newsweek magazine’s┬áridiculous cover story of film actor George Clooney (title: “On the ground with a new kind…..

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Do you know Omar al Bashir?

I recently ask students in a graduate class I teach on ‘media, culture and international affairs’ to do an experiment: take a camera, go outside (really downstairs on the New…..

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Time To Vote

Today marks 85 days until the scheduled southern Sudan referendum for independence, the significance of which cannot be overstated. Just ask George Clooney, new special adviser on Sudan to presidents…..

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SAVE DARFUR

The Onion lampoons US-based Darfur-focused pressure groups. One question to the panel: How can the people of Darfur thank Americans? Best response: “I would like a clay pot.”