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  • Venice Film Review: 'Good Kill'

    Sci-fi futures characterized by complex moral and political architecture have long been writer-director Andrew Niccol's stock-in-trade. Yet while there's not a hint of fantasy in "Good Kill," a smart, quietly pulsating contempo war drama, it could...
  • Barack Obama on 'Meet the Press'; Marco Rubio on 'Face the Nation'

    Barack Obama on 'Meet the Press'; Marco Rubio on 'Face the Nation'
    UPDATED: Chuck Todd begins as "Meet the Press" moderator this weekend with an interview with President Barack Obama. The program airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2. Todd interviews Obama at the White House this weekend. NBC News said "the...
  • Mandy Patinkin at 'Homeland' Premiere: 'Our Job Is to Be Poets'

    As the premiere of "Homeland" approaches, conflict and terrorism in the Middle East once again dominate the headlines. The horrors of beheadings of journalists and other acts by the militant Islamist org ISIS is very much on the minds of the show's...
  • Obama's Anti-Islamic State Strategy Emerges

    The United States imprudently rushed into war in Iraq in 2003. At least nobody can make that criticism this time around. The administration is moving cautiously to fulfill President Barack Obama's promise to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State in...
  • Islamic State's badass path to paradise

    In his 1988 book “Seductions of Crime,” UCLA sociologist Jack Katz devotes an entire chapter to what he calls the “ways of the badass.” “In many youthful circles,” he writes, “to be ‘bad,' to be a ‘...
  • 'Into the Woods,' 'Dunsinane' headed to Wallis Annenberg Center

    'Into the Woods,' 'Dunsinane' headed to Wallis Annenberg Center
    A production of the musical "Into the Woods" from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a concert with Branford Marsalis and an evening with former CIA director Leon Panetta will be among the highlights of the new season at the Wallis Annenberg Center for...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Tops Weak Labor Day Box Office, Summer Stumbles to Close

    Hollywood didn't have much to celebrate this Labor Day. The holiday is traditionally a slow one at the box office, and this one was no exception, providing one final death rattle on a summer that was largely D.O.A. In its fifth week of release,...
  • Video purportedly shows beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff

    The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq....
  • Video purportedly shows beheading of South Florida journalist Steven Sotloff

    Video purportedly shows beheading of South Florida journalist Steven Sotloff
    The Islamic State militant group released a video today purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned...
  • ISIS fills vacuum created by Bush war on Iraq

    ISIS fills vacuum created by Bush war on Iraq
    After President George W. Bush and Co. destroyed the state of Iraq in 2003, a power vacuum existed. By 2006, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria began occupying this space. Its potent and appalling barbarism is "blowback" (CIA term for unintended...
  • Fall movie preview 2014

    Fall movie preview 2014
    If you read “Gone Girl,” by bestselling Chicago author Gillian Flynn, the schedule of movies opening between now and the end of the year is pretty much the book’s big-screen version—directed by David Fincher! (“The Social...