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Matt Shepard: The Whole Story

Mother pens 'Meaning of Matthew'

Matthew Shepard was neither the first nor the last to die in a brutal gay bashing, yet his death, in particular, touched hearts around the world. Perhaps it was his age, 21 at the time, or perhaps it was the sheer brutality of his murder — Matt’s death was far bloodier than others. The sight …

The September Issue

A look into the inner sanctum of Anna Wintour

The September Issue (2009) Director: R. J. Cutler Focus Features, 90 mins Director R.J. Cutler is currently the most renowned producer/director of nonfiction cinema. His long and impressive list of credits includes “The War Room” (1993), a no holds barred look inside Bill Clinton’s first Presidential campaign. With his “The September Issue,” Cutler shines a …

Coming out off screen and on

Actor and artist Thom Bierdz returns to ‘Young & the Restless’

Thom Bierdz is a man of many talents. During the 1980s, when he first played Philip Chancellor III on the top-rated soap opera “The Young & the Restless,” he was a teen idol. But, as he recalls in his memoir, “Forgiving Troy,” Bierdz had a secret. As millions of teenagers swooned over his stunning good …

Prayers for Bobby

Sigourney Weaver shines in a sad but inspiring true story

She made her name as an action star in the “Alien” films, even winning an Oscar nomination for it. That was only the beginning. Over the years, Sigourney Weaver has shown herself to be an actor of rare depth, sensitivity and versatility. In her new film, “Prayers For Bobby,” which premieres on Lifetime Jan. 24, …

Milk: Gay cinema with an epic sweep

Like Harvey Milk, film is becoming a legend

Online Exclusive Like the man whose life story it portrays, Gus Van Sant’s biopic “Milk” is already achieving legendary status. Small wonder: the story of Harvey Milk (1930-1978) is like no other. Milk was only 48 when he died. Until he was 42, he was, by his own admission, little more than a bean counter. …