Unfortunately reminiscent of many other, better movies, Oblivion is a comic-book -- excuse me, graphic novel -- adaptation that has one thing in its favor: It's not in 3D. Otherwise, this Tom Cruise vehicle is large, lavish and flat as a fallen soufflé.
Should India's Independence Day be celebrated in Hindu temples in America? I think so. We can use the day to reflect on identity, on struggle and sacrifice, and on the deeper, spiritual significance of concepts like freedom or independence.
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What we cannot do, what Douglass himself did not do as seen in the conclusion to his 1852 speech, is cede patriotism and an embrace of America to the right wing.
This week we celebrated the Fourth of July! A holiday we associate with fireworks, flags, picnics at the beach and our independence. So why was my first thought when I woke up on this day of frolic about teen girls in a juvenile detention center?
The incredible courage of our founding fathers remains a wonder to those of us living today. But what matters even more is what they did the day after they took the vote in favor of the Declaration of Independence, and every day after.
I am asking my country for a gift equal to the one my straight brother got when he was born, a bundle of rights and freedoms. Just make it plus one.
Though some of the president's critics lament the global murder of non-Americans, others believe that it could be America's most shining moment.
It's time to stop pretending the same dead-end solutions will solve problems in the digital age.
Millions of us worldwide, but especially here in the United States, have been fascinated by the mystique of this "forbidden" island so close to our shores.
America's Independence Day really should be July 2nd and not July 4th. So happy Independence Day -- and a salute to the day it happened and when we finally got around to the party!
On this Independence Day, I wonder, if only it were possible for the second president of the United States, John Adams, to magically find himself walking among us today, how, if at all, might he change some of his most famous quotes.
Since moving home, I have made it a point to complain loudly about the injustices in this country, but more often, I choose to appreciate its virtues.
Independence Day is upon us, and that means it's time to show love for our beloved America with a roundup of design details that prove why an "America the Beautiful"-inspired wedding makes for an unforgettable fete.
On this glorious nation's birthday, then as now, we are growing, expanding and reaching for unexplored ways to navigate new complexities. We are more diverse than ever and more in need of visionary thinkers to help us explore.
July Fourth is a meaningful day for our country, but it's also a day off from work. And that means it's a good opportunity to go for that long bike ride, finally get your kayak down to the lake or try a new fitness class that doesn't fit in with your regular work week schedule.