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A Villain Who Looks Like a Fascist and Talks Like a Communist: The Strange Politics of John Ford's The Fugitive

The New York Public Library | Posted 08.13.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

How did the Cold War play out in Mexico? For Seth Fein, who is giving a free lecture at The New York Public Library tomorrow evening, much of the story can be understood in the production of a 1947 John Ford movie.

Elizabeth Taylor -- Not Quite the Last One

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

"The last of Hollywood's golden era" is the way so many broadcast and cable obituaries described the legendary Elizabeth Taylor. But alas, there are at least five stars from that era who are probably saying to themselves," What am I, chopped liver?"

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune -- New Documentary Opens in Los Angeles

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Kennedy's assassination, the ongoing turmoil of resistance to integration and the escalation of the Vietnam War gave the singers a new identity. At the center of the storm was Phil Ochs.

WATCH: 15 Movies That Are Better Than The Book

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The book is so much better than the movie. We've all said it, we've all heard it. And we all think it's always true, that the book is better than the ...

For July 4th, a Dozen Movies That Scream "America!"

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to suggest some classic titles scattered over the decades that each in their way evoke our country's unique character.

Sandra Bullock: No Nazi Sextape

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

As Hollywood denials go, it's pretty emphatic. "There is no sex tape" Bullock told People magazine. Where do these rumors come from?

For Memorial Day, the Best War Movies Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

These special movies not only recreate the horror of combat, but also portray the human toll war takes beyond those who fall on the field of battle.

For St. Patrick's Day, The Best Irish Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

With the always raucous, spirited celebration of St. Patrick's Day on the near horizon here in New York City, my thoughts turn to the powerful mystique of Ireland, and the many outstanding films that reflect it.

John Ford, Ohio Bank Robbery Suspect, May Have Eaten Evidence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

STREETSBORO, Ohio (Associated Press)-- Police say a bank robbery suspect in Ohio may have eaten evidence when he gobbled a piece of paper while handcu...

The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.

Trup: From the Detroit Stories

Lester Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lester Sloan

It had been raining about an hour when the locksmith rang my doorbell. I went to the door prepared to put his mind at ease. If you didn't know, Detroit is like that.

For Independence Day, Ten Movies That Scream America

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we head into Independence Day weekend, for those who'd like to move beyond the evergreen "Yankee Doodle Dandy", I want to suggest some classic titles that evoke our country's unique character.

Remembering America: Obama's D-Day Speech and Two Days in June

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

On Thursday in Cairo, Obama gave his rhetorical best to reposition a mostly peaceful America in the future of the Muslim world. On Saturday in Normandy, he reminded of America's glittering past.

Two Views of Apology

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The inability to apologize and see the other side is a psychological weakness.

Why John Wayne Still Ranks Among Today's Most Popular Stars

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Wayne's persona -- its bigness, roughness, but also its decency -- literally came to define our heritage. And to a surprising degree, it still does.

Star Trek's New Coming-of-Age Saga for Generation O

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Star Trek's message, focusing on a future of diversity, teamwork, and technology, appropriately used -- is especially attuned to the Obama era.

Pistol-Packin' Sarah Shoots Up the Screen

Betty Fussell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Betty Fussell

John Ford couldn't have staged it better. Cowboy George disappearing into the sunset and Old Man McCain waving him off with relief. And suddenly there she was -- out of the Alaskan blue -- Cowgirl Sarah.