Rebecca Cusey

Rebecca is a former WORLD correspondent.

Illustration by Krieg Barrie

The who-cares test

Television | The Supreme Court focuses on broadcast decency just when Washington may be losing interest
by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 11/15/08, 12:00 am

Hollywood's eyes, like those of the rest of the nation, focused on Washington Nov. 4. But not only were the broadcast networks gauging the effect that a change of presidency will have in the industry. Election Day was also the day the Supreme Court revisited FCC indecency standards for the first time in 30 years.

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Too much honey

Movie | The Secret Life of Bees is kind, insightful-and overbearing
by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 11/01/08, 12:00 am

The Secret Life of Bees (rated PG-13 for thematic material and some violence), adapted from a Sue Monk Kidd novel, adheres to the same richly woven but feministic mold as the best-selling book. The story follows 14-year-old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) who lives with her surly father in 1960s South Carolina. An African-American nanny named Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) cares for the motherless child.

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