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  • Film Review: 'America: Imagine the World Without Her'

    After scoring a surprise box office success with his "2016: Obama's America," an agitprop portrait of our current U.S. president as a "breathtakingly anti-American" radical, conservative author and sociopolitical commentator Dinesh D'Souza strikes again...
  • Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again

    Academy invitees: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' beat 'Hustle' again
    Nearly four months after the historical drama "12 Years a Slave" won the top prize at the Oscars and the outer space survival adventure "Gravity" collected an evening-best seven statuettes, the two films once again find themselves at the top of the heap...
  • Florida's fight for governor takes a turn toward race

    Florida's fight for governor takes a turn toward race
    TALLAHASSEE — We all knew Charlie Crist's journey to the Democratic side of the Force wouldn't be a shock-free joyride. But racially themed radio ads cropping up statewide last week from a phantom organization with unclear motives are reinforcing...
  • Park service lays out scope, value of Fort Monroe National Monument

    Park service lays out scope, value of Fort Monroe National Monument
    HAMPTON — In the nearly three years since President Barack Obama declared portions of Fort Monroe a national monument, the National Park Service has played little more than a supporting role on the former Army base. Park service employees clad...
  • Child labor and slavery in the chocolate industry

    To the editor: Thank you for making the public aware of the slavery issue that continues to be pervasive around the world, and that corporations and U.S. consumers are directly and indirectly supporting much of this abuse. ("Taking Thailand to task for...
  • Academy Invites 271 New Members

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks. Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
  • A full list of Academy member invitees

    A full list of Academy member invitees
    Invitations were sent to 271 individuals to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday. They gain entry to the academy by earning an Oscar nomination, by getting two members to pen recommendations or by receiving an endorsement...
  • Historic West Hartford Cemetery Programs Start Thursday

    Historic West Hartford Cemetery Programs Start Thursday
    WEST HARTFORD — The town's oldest cemeteries are home to former slaves, war veterans and murder victims whose stories will be retold during "Beyond The Grave," an upcoming three-part series. "I've done all this research and I've always wanted to...
  • Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee

    Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee
    The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up. Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...
  • Mystery group compares 'Chain Gang Charlie' to slavery

    Mystery group compares 'Chain Gang Charlie' to slavery
    TALLAHASSEE – The mystery “Progressive Choice” group has a new radio ad blasting Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist for pushing a bill to bring back “chain gangs” as a legislator, likening it to slavery.   The $...
  • Richard Linklater on 'Boyhood,' the 'Before' Trilogy and the Luxury of Time

    Fittingly enough for a film about a long, unhurried process of discovery, it wasn't until near the wrap of production that Richard Linklater decided he would call his 16th feature "Boyhood." That was in the summer of 2013, more than a decade after he...