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Boyhood collides with masculinity in Lukas Dhont’s Oscar-nominated ‘Close’

NEW YORK (AP) — When Lukas Dhont was 12, a camera was thrust into his hands. For Dhont, who would come out as gay as a young adult, the camera was an escape from the strains and stereotypes he was beginning to feel pushed on him. “I needed this other reality in which I could disappear because my own reality was one where I very much felt the pressures of these expectations and these codes and these norms that were put upon my body just because I was male,” the 31-year-old Belgian filmmaker...

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UPDATE: Dallas police arrested Davion Irvin, 24, pictured above, in the theft of two tamarin monkeys from the Dallas Zoo. According to a statement from DPD, “On Thursday, Dallas Police received a tip Irvin was seen at the Dallas World Aquarium near animal exhibits. When officers responded they saw Irvin get onto a DART rail. Officers later spotted Irvin in the 1400 block of Pacific and took him to Jack Evans Headquarters for questioning.” Irvin has been charged with six counts of...

Boyhood collides with masculinity in Lukas Dhont’s Oscar-nominated ‘Close’

NEW YORK (AP) — When Lukas Dhont was 12, a camera was thrust into his hands. For Dhont, who would come out as gay as a young adult, the camera was an escape from the strains and stereotypes he was beginning to feel pushed on him. “I needed this other reality in which I could disappear because my own reality was one where I very much felt the pressures of these expectations and these codes and these norms that were put upon my body just because I was male,” the 31-year-old Belgian filmmaker...

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A lesson for anyone hiding an important secret We all have our regrets in life. Mary is mine. Mary and I were both young reporters at the Cleveland News. The morning we met she had been with the paper just a week. “Hello. I’m Mary,” she said, startling me as I was typing. I looked up to see, standing next to me, a young woman, perhaps two or three years older than my age of 21, clad smartly in a navy suit. I saw her round face and short, ash brown hair, but what I fixated on was her broad,...

 

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From The Associated Press Pope clarifies comments on homosexuality and sin ROME — Pope Francis has clarified his recent comments about homosexuality and sin, saying he was merely referring to official Catholic moral teaching that teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage is a sin. And in a note on Jan. 27, Francis recalled that even that black-and-white teaching is subject to circumstances that might eliminate the sin altogether. Francis first made the comments in an interview Jan. 24...

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Boyhood collides with masculinity in Lukas Dhont’s Oscar-nominated ‘Close’

NEW YORK (AP) — When Lukas Dhont was 12, a camera was thrust into his hands. For Dhont, who would come out as gay as a young adult, the camera was an escape from the strains and stereotypes he was beginning to feel pushed on him. “I needed this other reality in which I could disappear because my own reality was one where I very much felt the pressures of these expectations and these codes and these norms that were put upon my body just because I was male,” the 31-year-old Belgian filmmaker...