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  • Review: 'On Such a Full Sea' by Chang-Rae Lee

    Review: 'On Such a Full Sea' by Chang-Rae Lee
    Chang-rae Lee starts his new novel, "On Such a Full Sea," with the kind of stock beginning that seems disappointingly similar to those of the multivolume behemoths ceaselessly cranked out for the young adult market the past few years. The heart sinks; not...
  • Edward Snowden: Neither a hero nor a traitor

    The debate over whether Edward Snowden should receive leniency from the federal government -- revived by a New Year's Day editorial in The New York Times --  tracks the larger debate over Snowden encapsulated in the question: "Hero or traitor?" In other...
  • Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later

    Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later
    Using an ammo crate as a chair and an Army tent as his office, Pfc. John "Mac" MacFarland set up his typewriter and began to write. It was the sweltering summer of 1969, about a month after the fierce battle of Tam Ky in South Vietnam. MacFarland had...
  • 'Lone Survivor' Surges to $35 Million Weekend Prediction With Help From Patriotic Moviegoers

    Tapping into patriotism, Universal's Navy SEALs action film "Lone Survivor" is playing powerfully at the U.S. box office with a projected $33 million to $35 million weekend according to estimates based on Friday showing. Projections have doubled over the...
  • TCA: 'Gang Related' on Fox brings L.A. grit to life

    TCA: 'Gang Related' on Fox brings L.A. grit to life
    There isn't a gang in Los Angeles that the new Fox crime drama "Gang Related" doesn't explore. Russian, Korean, Latino, African American, white and more are brought to vivid, bloody life over the course of the first season, which stars Ramon Rodriguez...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Learning honor and courage from a poem

    I enjoy the periodic notes I receive from my readers; it’s nice to know that someone appreciates my thoughts. Recently I received a question from a reader, “Dr. Joe, I read the poem ‘Thermopylae’ by Constance Cavafy you used as a...
  • ‘Divergent’ director Neil Burger: Tris Prior’s tale is a hero myth

     
    Tris Prior may be arriving on the big screen after Katniss Everdeen of “The Hunger Games,” Clary Fray of “The […]...
  • Review: A poet embedded among troops lives to tell 'An Iliad'

    Review: A poet embedded among troops lives to tell 'An Iliad'
    Aristotle placed spectacle near the bottom of his list of tragedy's essentials, and anyone who ventures to see "An Iliad" at the Broad Stage will agree that special effects aren't needed to bring to the stage Homer's deathless epic in all its agonizing,...
  • Oscar nominations 2014 kick off superhero theme, honor genre films

     
    The 86th Academy Awards aim to take a page from comic book movies. The 2014 Oscars ceremony will honor superheroes, […]...
  • Inside Sandy Hook School, Wrenching Tales Of Heroism

    Inside Sandy Hook School, Wrenching Tales Of Heroism
    Natalie Hammond thought it might have been the sound of pipes banging when the furnace kicks in. Other teachers figured a janitor had knocked over a toolbox, or perhaps a stack of metal folding chairs had slipped off a cart, or maybe it was just the...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: American heroism in the Afghan mountains

    If you haven’t seen the film “Lone Survivor,” you should. It’s a story about the best of us and it details the best in us. I read the book and the story has inhabited me since. Some stories touch you and never quite leave you....