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  • Vince Gilligan and Beau Willimon on Netflix, Antiheroes and Their Biggest Mistakes

    "Are we just supposed to pretend we're in a smoky café in Budapest and just talking about making TV?" asked Beau Willimon, at the start of his conversation with "Breaking Bad's" Vince Gilligan for Variety. If only! In reality, both showrunners were...
  • Nigeria opens long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram

    KADUNA Nigeria (Reuters) - In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram. Not everyone has got its message. Umar...
  • Obama worries about wealth gap in Kansas City speech

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. President Barack Obama worked to rally public support for his economic policies Wednesday in a speech that expressed worry about the nation's gap between rich and poor. He ticked off a range of successes he sees in the economy, including...
  • Democrats' impeachment fixation

    "Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And, "Today: the White House...
  • Vince Gilligan and Beau Willimon on Netflix, antiheroes and their biggest mistakes

    Variety: Who's more evil, Frank Underwood or Walter White? Gilligan: (Laughs.) That's a tough one! I think Frank Underwood is smoother about it. They're both pretty ruthless, but you would have to say Frank's been much more effective using his evil....
  • With amnesty in his pocket, Obama eggs on impeachment

    By Jonah Goldberg   "Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And,...
  • The 'Magic' Is Gone: The Lazy Nihilism of Woody Allen

    (NOTE: This piece reveals details about the ending of "Magic in the Moonlight.") Amid this unusually busy season for faith-based cinema -- or whatever we should call 2014's bumper crop of Christian-themed and/or spiritually inclined movies, from "Son...
  • Will it be a hit or a bomb with the public? Read the brain waves

    Will it be a hit or a bomb with the public? Read the brain waves
    To predict a large population's likely response to something--a product, politician or policy--political consultants, marketing gurus and advertising execs have long favored the focus group. Ask a small segment of the target audience what it thinks...
  • Gleeson and McDonagh take on the sins of the Irish church in 'Calvary'

    Brendan Gleeson had just finished another movie and showed up, "exhausted," to dona cassock to play an Irish Catholic priest in "Calvary." He'd done his homework, as always. And he'd be working with his pal, playwright turned writer-director John...
  • FSU football by the numbers: Trends among Jimbo Fisher's balanced offensive attack

    FSU football by the numbers: Trends among Jimbo Fisher's balanced offensive attack
    FSU’s offense maneuvered with machine-like precision and effectiveness in 2013. The Seminoles set the NCAA record for points in a season (723), led the country in yards per play (7.67) and passer rating (174.7), were second nationally in points...
  • Argentine stocks rises on optimism about debt talks: traders

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's MerVal stock index reversed losses and rose 5.1 pct on Tuesday on increased optimism about last-minute debt talks in New York aimed at avoiding an Argentine default, traders said. Argentine negotiators were expected...