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  • A wise decision not to charge John W. Hinckley Jr. in James Brady's death

    A wise decision not to charge John W. Hinckley Jr. in James Brady's death
    It’s not surprising that the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., has decided against trying to¬† prosecute John W. Hinckley Jr. in the death of former White House press secretary James Brady. The surprise is that prosecutors gave the idea any...
  • Program to revisit JFK's assassination

    Program to revisit JFK's assassination
    Everyone knows where they were and what they were doing when the most tragic, infamous events in history occurred — events that would turn everything upside down and change the world forever. When news broke about the Sept. 11 attacks, I...
  • North Korea, Sony and good taste

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama certainly was right to step in as a defender of freedom of the press in America by criticizing Sony Entertainment's decision to withdraw from theaters its comic movie featuring an assassination of North Korean dictator Kim...
  • Absurd, this fuss over Three Stooges-like 'The Interview'

    Absurd, this fuss over Three Stooges-like 'The Interview'
    We live in a time when even frivolous pop-culture touchstones are blown out of proportion, from Grumpy Cat’s pout to Kim Kardashian's booty. But not in a million years did I imagine the R-rated lunacy of “The Interview” would become...
  • Top national, international business stories of 2014

    Top national, international business stories of 2014
    So many stories, so hard to choose a top 12. The world of business didn't disappoint in 2014, with megadeals, a fictional assassination plot, hacking and new agreements to clear the air dominating the news. Long-suffering Detroit took a big step...
  • Fans trumpet free speech, line up for screenings of 'Interview'

    Fans trumpet free speech, line up for screenings of 'Interview'
    "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that...
  • 'The Interview' assassination plot in poor taste

    'The Interview' assassination plot in poor taste
    North Korea is being blamed for the massive hack of Sony Entertainment's computer system. Its motive is believed to be revenge for the release (now drastically scaled back) of Sony's movie comedy, "The Interview," in which North Korea's present leader,...
  • Around Town: The twists and turns of 'The Interview' controversy

    Leave it to the Canadians to get us into trouble on Christmas. Seth Rogen, a Vancouver native, is a co-director and star of “The Interview,” a film that was pulled from its Christmas Day launch. The premise of “The Interview”...
  • 'The Interview': Farce doesn't live up to fuss, reviews say

    Perhaps you've heard of a little movie called "The Interview." In the weeks leading up to its on-again, off-again release, Seth Rogen and James Franco's North Korea-themed comedy precipitated a crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures and sparked heated...
  • Commentary: Studio had no choice but to pull 'The Interview'

    Well, what a year, huh? Crazy stuff in politics, in sports, in entertainment. Really crazy in entertainment. Let's take, for example, the explosion of the Sony computer-hacking scandal into an international event with the pulling of the comedy "The...
  • 'The Interview' goes pretty much as expected

    'The Interview' goes pretty much as expected
    2.5 stars (out of four) A movie doesn’t have to involve the attempted assassination of a living dictator to qualify as poorly conceived. In the past year alone, we’ve seen a biblical icon become a burly action hero (“Noah”), a...