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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • David Oyelowo tackles King role in 'Selma'

    In the emotionally potent historical drama "Selma," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leads a dangerous crusade to secure equal voting rights for black Americans. Oscar watchers expect the film to have as much impact as last year's best picture winner,...
  • Analysis: Mexico scandals taint all levels of government, which offer only more of the same

    As he heads to Washington on Monday to meet with Barack Obama, Enrique Pena Nieto leaves behind a year that was hardly what he had envisioned. The Mexican president and his team started 2014 carrying out a slew of newly passed reforms, from breaking up...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's video-game interventionism is no help to Europe

    U.S. President Barack Obama, the premature Nobel Peace Prize winner, appears to have finally pried himself away from the gaming console and gone outside for some fresh air. Hopefully he'll stay there so Europe can recover from its hangover -- and from...
  • Including Dodgers TV situation, he'll be reveling in causes in 2015

    Including Dodgers TV situation, he'll be reveling in causes in 2015
    As we all know, what you get out of life depends on what you put into it. So my first impulse each day — amid so many impulses — is to wonder, "How can I make this world even better?" As evidence, I point to last season's seminal work on the...
  • Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78

     Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78
    "From Time Immemorial," an against-the-grain account of the Israeli-Arab conflict, started a heated controversy when it was published in 1984. The book's author, Joan Caro, 78, died of complications from a stroke Monday, Jan. 5, in her Chicago home, said...
  • Review: 'Selma'

    You can scan any director's resume at your peril, because their work is on the screen, and in the right circumstances, as with director Ava DuVernay's fine, full and confident "Selma," the work speaks for itself. DuVernay's previous films include the...
  • Despite embellishments, stunning 'Selma' presents insightful honesty

    Despite embellishments, stunning 'Selma' presents insightful honesty
    Since films based on fact are controversial, perhaps we should stop making them. "Selma," an ambitious, deeply moving drama about the 1960s civil rights movement, has triggered a noisy quarrel, just as pseudo-true-story Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty'...
  • Winnetka man thanks Nobel laureates who saved his life

    Winnetka man thanks Nobel laureates who saved his life
    When Jeff Kriezelman, 67, learned he had an incurable cancer, he had no idea he would one day meet the two Israeli Nobel laureates who he says saved his life. Now the Winnetka resident has met both of them, including one who, along with Kriezelman, was...
  • Are drone strikes more defensible than torture?

    There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President...
  • Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago

    Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago
    In her introduction to "Skylight," Spanish journalist Pilar del Río notes that in 1953, José Saramago sent a manuscript to a publisher, where it languished in a slush pile for 36 years. The publisher, while moving offices, discovered the manuscript,...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 10, 2014

     
    In Wednesday's Pictures in the News, Kobe Bryant warms up before a game against the Kings while wearing a T-shirt saying “I can't breathe” in reference to the death of Eric Garner in New York, who died after police put him in a chokehold while...