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Critical Darling is so weary of the law only applying to us commoners, and therefore suggests — after reading the Current from cover to cover, of course — a trip over to Glenn Greenwald’s blog to get schooled on the telecom amnesty situation. Looks like hopeful presidential candidate Senator Chris Dodd has resolved to fight with all his might any FISA bill that would give those eavesdroppers — including Wes Anderson-sugar daddy/iPhone wireless-service monopolizer AT&T — retroactive immunity.

Speaking of Anderson, he and Fox Searchlight have wisely chosen to precede The Darjeeling Limited with its beautiful, short prequel Hotel Chevalier as it expands in theaters this weekend. Chevalier has been available as a free download on iTunes, but this is much better. You’ll understand when you see it.

On to spookier matters, reality TV may become even more ubiquitous in the near future, and all a Darling can do is keep her fingers crossed for a MILF Island or Slut Wars on the horizon. The Writers Guild of America has approved a strike if a negotiation involving residual payments cannot be agreed upon with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers by Halloween. XO.

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