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HS Football Coach Recants Admitting To Ordering Referee Hit

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

UPDATE -- Thursday, 12:30 p.m.: John Jay High School football coach Mack Breed has recanted an earlier statement saying that he ordered two play...

Égalité Après la Guerre: How War Affects in-Group Fairness

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.26.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Told from the point of view of Colonel Georges Picquart, the intelligence officer whose scrupulous honesty finally established Dreyfus' innocence, An Officer and a Spy breathes life into historic events.

Life in Prison for an Accident?

Diane Dimond | Posted 10.30.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Any parent would agree young people can do impulsive and thoughtless things. But what if one of their stupidly spontaneous acts accidentally turns deadly?

Have Financial Markets Slipped Beyond Our Control?

Robert Harris | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

By Robert Harris, author of The Fear Index If you want to know why the world economy is in such a mess take a trip to Waxahachie, Texas, and look a...

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

Movie Review: The Ghost Writer

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's always feast or famine: months of movies like Dear John, Valentine's Day, Leap Year -- and then, in one week, new films by both Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski.

Tony Blair's Ghost (Writer)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Tony Blair complained that his widely panned appearance before the Chilcot Inquiry into the origins of the Iraq War stirred up negativity because people are hungry for a conspiracy. If that is so, The Ghost Writer is the movie.

Ghostwriters And Their Secret Lives

Telegraph UK | Andrew Crofts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mine is a secretive profession, more accustomed to the shadows than the limelight. But two new films have made ghostwriters the centre of attention: R...

"A Writer Close to the Power Elite": Interview With Robert Harris

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Patterson

It was while writing Pompeii six years go, and then reading Rubicon, that Harris first had the idea of using ancient Rome as a springboard for an exploration of the political process.

Tony Blair's Cautionary Tale For Obama

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Bradley

Under Blair, Britain "modernized" as "Cool Britannia," and indicators on the economy, the environment, and crime improved. Then came Iraq, the war too far.

Chinatown's 35th Anniversary Edition and the Polanski Scandal

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

On the surface, it's a period detective picture. Beneath, it's much more. The film creates its own mesmerizing world through evocative music, costuming, and production design.

Why Robert Harris' NY Times Pro-Polanski Op-Ed Is an Offensive, Self-Serving Disgrace

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

It is outrageously offensive to see the outpouring of support for Polanski from the world's elite artist-class. Are there two sets of laws according to these people?

The Defenses to the Polanski Arrest Are Irrelevant

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The argument that Polanski should not be extradited on grounds of delay would mean that the fugitive who is most successful in eluding capture gains an advantage over one who is less successful.