Guardians of the Galaxy: A Different Kind of Marvel Movie?

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is being billed as a “different” kind of Marvel movie. In many ways, that’s true: It takes place in a distant part of the galaxy, and a fictional reality that’s only loosely linked to any of the existing Marvel franchises. It’s also looser and less self-serious than any of those franchises: …

Hobby Lobby and Buffer Zones: The Supreme Court’s Attack on Women

The Supreme Court dealt a one-two punch to women’s rights this week, first striking down the buffer zones surrounding reproductive health clinics and then affirming Hobby Lobby’s ‘right’ to deny contraceptive services to female employees — though the chain store can continue to pay for vasectomies. Both rulings displayed a shocking amount of irony, and …