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Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Read this: ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ Carole King

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“Zero Dark Thirty” (Jonathan Olley)
“On the MSNBC show ‘Hardball’ host Chris Matthews asked New York film critic David Edelstein whether terrorism can be defeated by ’playing by gentlemanly rules.’ Edelstein hesitated. ‘You’re asking a film critic?’ he inquired incredulously.”

— Ann Hornaday on how “Zero Dark Thirty,” with its blurry mix of journalism and drama on hot-button topics like Bush-era torture policies, is agitating the punditocracy more than your typical Oscar hopeful.

Earlier: The real-life Maya from “Zero Dark Thirty”

Carole King (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
In other news: Carole King will be the first female songwriter to get the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize.

Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: Bill Frist and Karyn Frist finalize divorce settlement: Beach houses, buffalo head and a bathroom door

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