| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Variety selects the videos (below), games, apps, books, music and more (photo gallery, above) you should know about each week.
Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical
Rhett & Link
The comedy duo, known for their viral advertising videos, direct a cast...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: I'm interested in knowing how can we thank God in a manner which is acceptable to Him. I am Muslim by faith and looked to the Quran about it. There are innumerable places in the Quran where God wants us to thank Him for all His blessings, but I could...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
According to Jewish tradition, those who atone over the High Holidays for the sins of the past year will be granted peace, prosperity and life.
As thousands of area Jews prepare to begin the solemn season Wednesday night amid high tensions in the Middle...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:04 PM
The free-form documentary "The Gardener" takes acclaimed, exiled Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf ("Kandahar") and son Maysam to Israel to investigate the 170-year-old Bahai faith, which — although based in Haifa —has its roots in Persia....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry has accomplished what many Middle East experts felt was not possible. As a result of his hard work and skill, Israelis and Palestinians are scheduled to resume negotiations on resolving their decades-long conflict in...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:55 PM
BEIRUT -- Coverage of the mass protests against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood has been dominating news coverage in the Middle East.
Opinions about the demonstrations in the Arab world’s most populous nation differed...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:18 PM
It's a testament to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's grit, determination and self-assurance that he refuses to give up in his quest to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table. But I wish that he would, during the long slog toward...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 5:57 AM
The NCAA men's basketball tournament will generate marathon viewing this weekend, but there are entertainment programs to savor and avoid. A few highlights:
1. AMC is not making the last two "Walking Dead" episodes available to critics as the zombie...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:21 PM
As members of the B'nai Israel Congregation in downtown Baltimore on Sunday discussed preparations for the start of Passover, they also reflected on President Barack Obama's recent visit to Israel.
"It was a wonderful thing that the president went to...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:46 PM
SOUTH BEND -- This year, they hoped for good weather as members of four west-side churches met at St. Augustine Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
But the chilly weather had no bearing over the 75 or so marchers who, after the blessing and passing out...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Given how low the expectations were for President Barack Obama's highly publicized trip to the Middle East, it may not be saying much to declare that he exceeded them. But given the precarious state of Israeli-Palestinian relations, it would also be...