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From Argo to Beth Murphy's The List: Will We Ever Learn?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Argo deserved the Best Picture Oscar, but perhaps not for all the obvious reasons. I personally found in Ben Affleck's film another reminder that when we don't pay close attention to our history, we tend to repeat the same terrible mistakes, over and over again.

Beth Murphy's The List at Tribeca: Out Beyond Ideas of Wrong Doing

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.01.2012 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Is a war over the day the president proclaims it's over, or when the very last man comes home? Those were the contrasting principles I found myself silently debating while I watched Beth Murphy's latest film The List at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Ambush of a Cop

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

In almost every cop killing, there is something that could have been done differently. But Timothy Brenton's killing could not have been prevented, not unless he'd picked a different line of work.