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Nelson Mandela

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  • Review: Nelson Mandela's involving 'Long Walk to Freedom'

    Katniss Everdeen, it turns out, is not the only person catching fire this fall. She's matched flame for flame by Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, who burn with formidable fury in the sturdy biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." It is the...
  • Watch: New U2 video for 'Ordinary Love' from Mandela biopic

    Watch: New U2 video for 'Ordinary Love' from Mandela biopic
    U2 has just released its first new song in four years, “Ordinary Love,” which premiered on the group's Facebook page. The track was composed and recorded for the soundtrack of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” the  biopic about...
  • Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba

    Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba
    British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story. This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro's special-effects action thriller "Pacific Rim," in which he...
  • Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs

    Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs
    Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
  • Nelson Mandela biographical movie set for wide release

    Nelson Mandela biographical movie set for wide release
    Nelson Mandela, who fought for decades to end racial oppression in South Africa, has died just weeks before the wide release of a movie telling the story of his life. The film, titled "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," chronicles its subject's early life,...
  • Paris Hilton slams 'stupid' Twitter hoax mixing Mandela, MLK Jr.

    Paris Hilton slams 'stupid' Twitter hoax mixing Mandela, MLK Jr.
    Someone made Paris Hilton the butt of a Twitter hoax Thursday involving "her" reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, and girlfriend is not happy about it.  "RIP Nelson Mandela," the Photoshopped tweet read. "Your 'I Have A Dream' speech was so...
  • Syria's ravaged children: War misery told by the statistics

    In the third year of fighting that has claimed close to 100,000 lives, the children of Syria are suffering unspeakable horrors and growing up illiterate and angry. That was the warning delivered Thursday by the United Nations’ special...
  • Idris Elba reveals he was a drug dealer and other secrets in GQ

    Idris Elba reveals he was a drug dealer and other secrets in GQ
    Idris Elba isn't afraid of his shadowy past. Actually, the actor seems to find revealing his secrets cathartic, as noted in his profile for GQ's October issue. The 41-year-old British actor rose to fame as a drug kingpin on HBO's critically acclaimed...
  • Wisdom and courage, not technology, will point the way to a brighter future

    I'm happy to be back breathing the hot and muggy though wonderfully sea-level air of New York, having just returned from the Aspen Ideas Festival. There were, as usual, many great speakers, but one of the speeches that became the talk of the festival...
  • 16-year-old has a brave heart

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While American cable TV news engaged in saturation coverage of the closing arguments and verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, the BBC and Sky News carried an inspiring speech by Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old...
  • W&M's September adapts well

    Quincey September’s journey to William and Mary was a product of athletic ability, curiosity and a willingness to hit people, along with advice from a well-known friend. The Tribe’s senior linebacker is a native of South Africa who got a...