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Academy of Motion Pictures

Remembering Sydney Lumet's Elegance

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Lumet was drawn to and inspired artistically by the diversity of New York City, its many ethnic neighborhoods, its art and its crime, its sophistication and its corruption, its beauty and its ugliness.

America in Alexandria, de Tocqueville in Arabic

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia P. Schneider

A conference organized by the Library of Alexandria commemorating the one year anniversary of Obama's Cairo speech aimed to focus on concrete projects and not on divisive political issues.

And the Oscar for Best Voting System Goes to ... Instant Runoff Voting

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Richie

Before 1945, the Academy picked classics like Casablanca and Gone with the Wind. But it switched to plurality voting because it can encourage Oscar upsets.