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  • Paul Schrader, Nicolas Refn, Producers Talk 'Light' Troubles (Exclusive)

    The plot has thickened concerning the troubled Paul Schrader-Nicolas Cage thriller "Dying of the Light." Responding to a Sept. 4 Variety story about alleged editing-room tensions between director Schrader and his producers, multiple sources, including...
  • CIA-Senate intelligence dispute won't lead to criminal investigation

    CIA-Senate intelligence dispute won't lead to criminal investigation
    The Justice Department announced Thursday it would not launch a criminal investigation into an embarrassing dispute between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over alleged mishandling of classified files relating to harsh CIA interrogations...
  • Walter Pincus: Obama's no-boots-on-the-ground promise will be tested in fight against Islamic State

    Walter Pincus: Obama's no-boots-on-the-ground promise will be tested in fight against Islamic State
    The focus on sound-bite slogans such as no U.S. "boots on the ground" and "what will victory look like?" miss the key point of President Obama's plan to lead a multinational coalition in the fight against the terrorist group self-proclaimed as the Islamic...
  • Burb's Eye View: A teen and tween go for the extreme

    Burb's Eye View: A teen and tween go for the extreme
    A few years ago, the Flores brothers first evaluated the Extreme Cowboy Assn. and their place within it with all the rigor and careful planning that a 15-year-old and an 8-year-old could muster. "We thought, 'Hey — that's pretty cool. It has the...
  • Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes

    Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes
    The video, said to have been shot Tuesday in northwestern Syria, shows Idlib province residents going through motions that have become all too familiar in three years of civil war between antigovernment rebels and the forces of President Bashar Assad:...
  • Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR

    Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
  • 'Pride's' Bill Nighy sees similar struggles for gays, striking miners

    'Pride's' Bill Nighy sees similar struggles for gays, striking miners
    When Bill Nighy was a young actor at the National Theatre in London, older gay cast members would talk to him about the country's harsh policies, which forced them to stay in the closet. Being gay, recalled the rangy 64-year-old British actor, "just...
  • 'The November Man' delivers on action and violence but plot may be difficult to follow

    'The November Man' delivers on action and violence but plot may be difficult to follow
    There are dark twists and turns in Roger Donaldson's film "The November Man."     Based on the novel "There Are No Spies" by Bill Granger, the movie follows ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) as he is called back from retirement for one...
  • Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created 'Barney Miller'

    Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created 'Barney Miller'
    Ted Flicker, who co-created the hit TV series "Barney Miller" and directed the cult-favorite political film satire "The President's Analyst," died Saturday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 84. The cause was coronary artery disease, said his wife,...
  • 'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed

    'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed
    Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner. Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
  • Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film

    Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film
    Rory Kennedy thought she already knew something of the Vietnam War, of its tragedy and lingering scars on America and the Vietnamese. When she was approached about making a documentary on the final hours of U.S. involvement there, the director wondered...