Biden urged to run in 2020 at Human Rights Campaign dinner

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Attendees at the annual Human Rights Campaign national dinner Saturday night urged Joseph Biden to challenge President Trump in 2020 amid speculation the former vice president is mulling a run for the White House.

As Biden approached the podium at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, he was greeted with calls of “Run, Joe, Run!” and “2020!” In response, Biden didn’t convey any thoughts about the upcoming presidential election, but thanked the audience and proceeded with his remarks.

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Screened Out – Alice Through the Looking Glass

By : Stephen Miller
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Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman

It’s the same complaint as the first Alice – the last one directed by Tim Burton, this one produced by him. Lewis Carroll’s original characters are always so much more interesting – and much, much more absurd – than this. To use such colorful personalities to tell such a dour, boring story is a crime.

Off with their heads!

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Facebook puts 26 million profiles somewhere under the rainbow

By : Jeremy Williams
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Facebook has been taken over by a Care Bear stare as millions of profile pictures were veiled in the colors of the rainbow.

The program, which was created by two interns at Facebook in honor of LGBT Pride month, spread like wildfire after the Supreme Court released the ruling that same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide.

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Screened Out – Interstellar

By : Stephen Miller
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Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalame, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow

Interstellar is a melodramatic sci-fi quest that taps into our fears of self-destruction and our hopes for redemption. Certain scenes occur in a cornfield; this entire flick has some corn sprinkled throughout it.

I admit I wasn’t expected this sort of sappiness from Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception). He always makes thought-provoking pieces; Interstellar is no exception. However, this space epic also has quite a bit of emotional drip about it, too – poetry quoting, repeated apologizing. The acting is committed, and the scenery and technical aspects amazing. Yet Interstellar – at 2 hours and 49 minutes – tries too hard to make us cry. Repeatedly.

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