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Abraham Lincoln

And the Oscar for Leadership Goes to...

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

In the digitally (or otherwise) enhanced narrative, even the foibles and faults contribute towards the endgame as the leader gets to goal. Unfortunately, outside the movie-house, we have to contend with the most spectacular of our leaders who inexplicably fail us in spectacular ways.

Saving Lincoln: A Movie of, by and for the People, Made Possible by New Media and 150-Year-Old Photographs

Salvador Litvak | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Salvador Litvak

Why recreate the Civil War world when it's already been photographed by pioneers like Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner? I would use their photos as my sets!

Just A GIF Of Lincoln Taking A Selfie

Posted 02.22.2013 | Comedy

Move over, Spielberg. There's a new defining portrait of Abe Lincoln. (via Reddit)...

Why I'm Rooting for Tommy Lee Jones

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Zinn Education Project

In the 2012 movie Lincoln, Stevens is cast as the radical whom Lincoln must tame to ensure passage of the 13th Amendment. This is Hollywood drama. The ardent abolitionist was as cagey a politician as Lincoln, and needed no persuasion to support his life's goal.

Oscar Nominees That Inspire Travel

Travelzoo | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

As we walk out of the theater, we discuss what we just saw on the big screen: the plot, the acting, the costumes. But on occasion, we also dream of travel.

Lincoln Movie Underplays James Ashley's Role

Steven Rosen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated movie about the great president's struggle to get Congressional approval for the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery, gets 53-year-old Ohio History teacher Paul LaRue's approval for bringing American history alive.

In Honor: Presidents' Day 2013

Edward Headington | Posted 04.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

Each president -- in ways large and small -- has contributed to this republic and made America what many of us believe her to be: exceptional.

6 'Black Presidents' Before Barack Obama

Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

Barack Obama is widely known as the United States' first black president. But is he really the country's first African-American commander-in-chief? ...

LOOK: Presidents Day Showdown: Washington vs. Lincoln

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business

What better way to celebrate Presidents Day than by taking a closer look at two of America's most treasured leaders. You might see their faces almo...

America’s 10 Richest Presidents

24/7 Wall St. | Mike Sauter | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Three years ago, 24/7 Wall St. published the net worth of every American president, from Washington to Obama. We have updated our ...

Presidents Day and Purim

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Presidents Day rarely falls in the same week as Purim, and it won't again for almost 40 years (in 2051 -- take my word for it). But these two seemingly disparate holidays have much in common.

Panel Wants DNA Proof Honest Abe Really Wore THAT Hat

Posted 02.15.2013 | Chicago

The tall stovepipe hat is the most iconic accessory to be associated with Abraham Lincoln, but members of a state historic panel that oversees the Abr...

The Best Presidential Love Letters

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Did you know that many of our most iconic commanders-in-chief were also hopeless romantics? In the presidential archives, love letters abound. From...

With Little Political or Policy Impact and Dumbed Down Language, Does the State of the Union Even Matter?

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

America has serious issues to deal with, many of them raised by Obama in his laundry list State of the Union addresses. But let's not pretend the State of the Union itself is not an empty institution -- bloated, hollow, self-congratulatory, increasingly shallow, largely irrelevant.

Judging Lincoln: Thoughts on His Birthday

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Who knows how people in 200 years will judge even our most egalitarian ideas today? Whether we are talking about Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, or any historical figure, a person need not be perfect in order to be great.

10 Studly Pictures For Abraham Lincoln's 204th Birthday (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

An icon of freedom and hope, 16th President Abraham Lincoln would have turned 204 today. From modest beginnings to his Emancipation Proclamation i...

Barack Obama and the Transformation of American Democracy

Glen Browder | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Whether or not Barack Obama realizes his transformational mission and becomes a great president depends not only on obvious challenges of everyday politics but how he deals with the uncertain future of American democracy.

Lincoln

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

Just as I've been brooding about theatre and what it does that film cannot, I went to see Lincoln for the second time. There is no more vigorous movie...

The Other Lincoln Movie: Indie Feature Saving Lincoln Premieres on Lincoln's Birthday

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

As we approach the Oscars, another film based on our 16th president, Saving Lincoln, has been nurtured into life by a team of filmmakers who approached it with a unique vision and a desire to create a kind of film no one had ever seen before.

Congressman Finds Big Error In 'Lincoln'

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment

HARTFORD, Conn. — As Rep. Joe Courtney watched the Oscar-nominated "Lincoln" over the weekend, something didn't seem right to him. He said Tues...

PHOTOS: DC's Lincoln Circuit

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether you're interested in Lincoln the president or "Lincoln" the movie, Washington is a downright thrilling destination. ...

Victor Hugo and Abraham Lincoln

Norman MacAfee | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

In this film awards season, two works embody enduring pinnacles of idealism.

Republican Sad Because Obama Says His Ideas Are "American"... That's What Lincoln Did, MLK Too

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Obama did, however, ground his inclusive conception of our national identity and, yes, his progressive political philosophy securely in our American traditions and history going back two centuries. Mr. Hazelwood takes umbrage? Fine.

Memo to Gun Rights Advocates: Take Note of What Reagan and Scalia Had to Say

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

President Obama himself recognizes the need for a rational middle ground and urges "advocates of gun control... to do a little more listening." Fair enough. But those on the gun rights side of the debate would be well advised start by listening to none other than Ronald Reagan.

Will Lincoln Win?

Sean Wilentz | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Sean Wilentz

For almost exactly a hundred years, Hollywood has been complicit -- no, salient -- in promoting pro-Confederate falsehoods about the Civil War and Reconstruction. Now Spielberg and Kushner and everyone involved in Lincoln have at last declared, "Enough!"