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‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

By Michael Parnell | September 20, 2019

‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ is an outlier swimming in a sea of summer’s comic-book movies. It’s a fish-out-of-water tale about two young men. Neither has family, but they find family in each other.

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By Jodi Mathews | September 4, 2001

“Perfection,” “beautiful” and “glorifying” are three words one Web site uses to describe a skeletal image of a young woman’s body. The picture reveals a body so starved every rib can be counted and a stomach so concave her navel almost touches her spine. This isn’t a photo of a concentration camp survivor, but rather […]

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Effects of Eating Disorders Disturbing, Deadly

By Jodi Mathews | September 4, 2001

Nearly 8 million Americans suffer from some form of eating disorder, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. One thousand American women die every year because of complications with anorexia. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa may be the most widespread and deadly of the eating disorders. Both anorexia and bulimia are psychological disorders that […]

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Bigger is Better Outside the U.S.

By Jodi Mathews | September 4, 2001

American viewers might fall out of their easy chairs if they tuned in to watch the Miss Teen USA or Miss America Pageant and saw a curvaceous 200-pound contestant. Face it. The American ideal of a beautiful body is shrinking–literally. Over the last three decades fashion models, Miss America contestants, and Playboy centerfolds have grown […]

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By Alex Smirnov | August 28, 2001

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By Cliff Vaughn | August 28, 2001

What, if anything, is the difference between an old reality show like “Candid Camera” and a new one like “SPY TV”? As the former proves, so-called “reality TV” is nothing new. Allen Funt’s “Candid Microphone” actually started on the radio in 1947. One year later, it debuted on ABC as a 15-minute show called “Candid […]

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