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Movie Review: Tracks

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In Tracks, Mia Wasikowska plays a young woman who decides to do what no woman has done before her: She will walk halfway across Australia, beginning in desolate Alice Springs and traversing 1,700 miles of desert and wasteland, walking to the ocean on the island continent's west coast.

A Parent's Worst Nightmare

George Heymont | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

What happens to children who are separated from their parents often depends on their survival instincts, their ability to find their way home, or their quick, resourceful thinking.

Russian-Ukrainian Conflict Explained

John Curran | Posted 03.11.2015 | College
John Curran

World leaders have been scrambling this week, nervous about the rising volatility of Ukraine's political landscape, which appears to be careening the nation toward war with Russia. Any meaningful evaluation of potential outcomes first requires an understanding of the conflict's root causes.

The Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling Explained

John Curran | Posted 03.11.2015 | College
John Curran

In the 11th hour last Wednesday night, Congress and the president passed a bipartisan budget and raised the debt ceiling, reopening the government agencies that had been closed for more than 16 days and averting a near catastrophic default on the nation's debt. But what does all this mean?

Found: An Unseen Miss Marple Story

Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

Out this week, "Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making" is the second volume compiled from Agatha Christie's notes and letters based on 73 unpublished ...

HuffPost Review: Stone

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Stone is a stunner -- a film that seems to be one thing but turns out to be quite another. It challenges your assumptions at every turn -- and leaves you wrung out at the end.