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Spike Lee missed the point

Spike Lee missed the point


Spike Lee missed the point

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 03:28 PM PST

There was an important kernel of truth buried in director Spike Lee's recent tirade against gentrification. New York City, like other big cities, has experienced a decades-long economic squeeze in which the cost of housing has soared while wage levels dropped, leaving middle-class families feeling pinched, punished and pushed out.

Duke student by day, porn at night

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 06:47 AM PST

Psychologist Michelle Golland defends the Duke University student who says she feels empowered by her porn shoots.

Jonah Hill's jet orgy nightmare

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 09:53 AM PST

You might think "The Wolf of Wall Street" was very sexy, but to Jonah it was very unhygienic.

Ranchers: We killed a chupacabra!

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 09:35 AM PST

A couple living on a Texas ranch say they have a dead chupacabra on their property. CNN affiliate KAVU reports.

Unanimous vote in upper house

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 10:21 AM PST

Russian President Vladimir Putin sought the approval, saying the lives of Russian citizens and Russian military personnel are threatened in Crimea.

Soldier: Yes, I am a Russian

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 09:32 AM PST

CNN's Diana Magnay reports from Ukraine on a soldier who may have said too much about the situation with Russia.

Is Crimea Europe's next conflict?

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 09:19 AM PST

The world's eyes may have been focused on the breathtakingly fast political changes unfolding in Ukraine's capital Kiev this week, but it is the Crimean peninsula, where dozens of gunmen raised the Russian flag over parliament Thursday, that should now be the primary source of concern for Ukraine's fledgling government and world leaders.

Obama to Russia: Back off Ukraine

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 02:40 AM PST

U.S. President Barack Obama didn't speak very long at the White House on Friday, but his message was clear: Russia should not use military force to change the fate of Ukraine.

What 'costs' could Russia face?

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 03:53 PM PST

CNN's Fareed Zakaria forecasts what President Obama meant in saying, "there will be costs" for Russian intervention.

'Selfies' leading to more head lice

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 07:01 AM PST

Nurses report "selfie" posts are causing an increase in teenagers spreading lice.

Students bring coach to tears

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 09:39 AM PST

Middle school students welcome their coach back from service in the air force with a surprise rally. KTVT reports.

What we found in the Clinton docs

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 07:43 PM PST

More than 3,500 pages of previously secret Clinton White documents made public Friday showed that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

27 killed in China railway attack

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 10:13 AM PST

At least 27 people were killed and 109 others were wounded in an attack Saturday in a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, authorities said, according to state news agency Xinhua.

Calif. goes from drought to mudslides

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 05:00 AM PST

Southern California has been in the middle of its worst drought in 100 years, so it would seem that rain would be good news. But in much of the area, it has been anything but.

Mudslides topple neighborhoods

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 10:36 AM PST

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the torrential rain that is causing mudslides and forcing evacuations in Southern California.

Spike Lee family home vandalized

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 05:38 PM PST

A graffiti vandal hit the home owned by Spike Lee's father and a neighboring home in Brooklyn Friday -- days after the filmmaker's curse-filled rant against the gentrification enveloping his old neighborhood.

See the graffiti on Lee family home

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 05:50 PM PST

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to D.K. Smith about Vandals defacing Spike Lee's Brooklyn property.

Why so many birth defects in this state?

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 08:38 AM PST

The rate of ancephaly, a birth defect, is more than four times the national average in a three-county area of Washington state. Why?

Colbert gets heat for security speech

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 10:28 AM PST

Steven Colbert is not terribly worried about the NSA reading his emails.

Cops: Teen posted nude pic of girl, 15

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 03:00 AM PST

A 17-year-old North Carolina boy was charged with cyberbullying Friday after he posted a nude photo of a 15-year-old girl to an Instagram site, the Rowan County Sheriff's Office reported.

Hoffman cause of death released

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 03:27 PM PST

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead February 2 on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment with a syringe in his left arm, died of acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine, the New York medical examiner's office said Friday.

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher engaged?

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 10:50 PM PST

Ashton Kutcher's quiet romance with Mila Kunis has reportedly blossomed into an engagement.

Obama disarms a heckler

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 06:23 PM PST

President Obama brushes off a heckler during his speech to the Democratic National Committee.

What are they saying about you?

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 09:26 AM PST

"I admit that I secretly crave attention so I lie that I have ulcers and that I have gotten surgery on my knees."

The most beautiful place in the world?

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 04:24 AM PST

It's an exclusive holiday home for the rich and famous -- and now billionaire Richard Branson has opened up his private Caribbean Island for a new book by celebrity and fashion photographer Russell James.

Timberlake shuts down 2nd row fan

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 10:34 AM PST

Justin Timberlake uses charm to stop finger-flipping heckler. Jeanne Moos reports JT led his flock in flipping the bird.

From 'Baby' to Bizzle: He's 20

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 09:58 AM PST

Best of the worst dresses

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 10:36 AM PST

From limo driver to Oscar nominee

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 09:47 AM PST

CNN's Poppy Harlow reports on the amazing story of a Somali immigrant's rise from limo driver to Oscar nominee.

McConaughey winning on screen and off

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 06:16 PM PST

Matthew McConaughey is having one hell of a year. From almost stealing "The Wolf of Wall Street" to critical acclaim and awards for his turn in "Dallas Buyers Club." Did we mention "True Detective?"

SeaWorld claims ethics breaches by OSHA investigator

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 04:13 PM PST

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is requesting the U.S. Department of Labor investigate the conduct of employee Lara Padgett, alleging she violated the ethics code for government employees.

Back from the dead

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 01:14 PM PST

Even in the Bible Belt, coroners don't use the word "miracle" lightly. But a Mississippi coroner has no qualms using the word for the resurrection, as it were, of Walter Williams.

The future of car technology

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 12:11 PM PST

Take a look at ten innovations that will change the future of driving.

Ukraine

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 02:57 AM PST

The new pro-Russian leader of Ukraine's southern Crimea region said Saturday he had taken temporary control of its security apparatus and asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help in maintaining peace.

Knife attack

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 10:03 AM PST

At least 27 people were killed and 109 others were wounded in an attack Saturday in a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, authorities said, according to state news agency Xinhua.

Mudslides

Posted: 01 Mar 2014 05:00 AM PST

Mario Vazquez grabbed his dog and got out of the way, as a stream of water and mud came gushing on to his streets Friday.

Spike Lee

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 06:45 PM PST

A graffiti vandal hit the home owned by Spike Lee's father and a neighboring home in Brooklyn Friday -- days after the filmmaker's curse-filled rant against the gentrification enveloping his old neighborhood.

Boy Scouts

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 06:46 PM PST

The Walt Disney Company has given notice to the Boy Scouts of America that it will pull all funding to the group starting in 2015 because of a BSA membership policy that bans gay leaders, the entertainment company said Friday.

Mila Kunis

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 06:45 PM PST

Ashton Kutcher's quiet romance with Mila Kunis has reportedly blossomed into an engagement.

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