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'Belle': An Austenesque with a Racial Twist

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The name of this utterly charming movie conjures images of the Disney cartoon feature with a brunette cartoon star singing in the library. Dido Belle,...

Russia's Isolation Over Crimea Doesn't Seem to Bother Moscow

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.15.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The West's objective in the UN Security Council was to show Moscow it was isolated in conducting a referendum in the Crimea asking Russia to annex the region. But none of this affected President Vladimir Putin.

Syria: Getting Worse in Tolerating the Intolerable?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The longer the carnage continues in Syria, the harder it will be for the families of at least 17,000 dead to seek a negotiated settlement rather than revenge.

Yemeni Leader Turns Deaf Ear to UN, Arab Allies

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.24.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Inspired by the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, demonstrators in Yemen shouted "You're next!" at President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The U.N. Security Council also told Saleh it was time to go. But it backed a plan granting him immunity that inspired more protests.