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What Do We Do Now?: Why Our Leaders Are Better at Campaigning Than Governing

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

What does it really take to be mayor of New York City or president of the United States? Are we measuring the candidates based on those criteria or something else entirely? If the answer is the latter, we are destined to keep getting officials who are very good at campaigning, but perhaps not as skilled at governing.

All Is Lost and the Human Condition

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Is the whole struggle for life pointless? Meaningless? The void, the chasm that is deep space, the infinity that envelops us, does anything finally matter? Why resist the closing of the light?

Hit and Myth: All is Lost

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

All Is Lost is a movie in cinematic dialogue with Ernest Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novella The Old Man and the Sea (made into a 1958 John Sturges film starring Spencer Tracy), aspects of Roman Polanski's 1962 Knife in the Water, and even Ang Lee's film Life of Pi.

Robert Redford as Everyman in All Is Lost

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The film is not just an adventure story, not just "man against nature." It is the story of Everyman, every human being who comes to the end of life and is moved to reflect upon what that life has meant.

Interview: Writer-Director J.C. Chandor on the Brilliant All Is Lost

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

When J.C. Chandor was looking for a project to follow up his acclaimed 2011 film Margin Call, a true-life chronicle of 36 hours on Wall Street, he wen...

Marilyn Monroe: The Woman Behind the Icon

Abhishek Seth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Abhishek Seth

Generations after generation have been awestruck by her, her beauty, and her immortal public persona. Behind the glitz, glamour and glimmer, there was one woman to whom Marilyn Monroe owed it all: Lois Weber Smith.

You're Not Getting Older, You're Getting Badder

Penny Love | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Penny Love

The older I get, the more I believe that aging is like the recent government gridlock on Capital Hill: You can ignore corruption, as well as your belly roll, until you just can't ignore it anymore.

Robert Redford Slams GOP: Racism, Fear Fueling 'Paralyzed' Political Environment

Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

Speaking candidly about the government shutdown during an interview with CNN, film legend Robert Redford slammed what he sees as the bigoted, "narrow-...

'All Is Lost' Is The Perfect Capstone For Robert Redford

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

-- What floats your boat? Do you like your movies with dialogue, multiple characters, complex story lines — you know, stuff? Or can a film without...

Movie Review: All Is Lost

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like bookends - or perhaps a double-feature for adrenaline junkies - All Is Lost comes on the heels of Gravity with the distaff and earthbound version of a similar story.

First Nighter: Tony Danza Puts the Honey in Honeymoon in Vegas

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Tony Danza on stage--or anywhere, for that matter--is just about impossible to dislike. This contemporary show-biz given is both a boon and a problem for Honeymoon in Vegas.

Are You As Cool as Robert Redford in All Is Lost?

Erica Abeel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

JC Chandor's All Is Lost, a one-hander with Robert Redford, continues to surprise and resonate days after. The first surprise is that it works at all.

Robert Redford's Return To Greatness

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

After certain movies end, all you want to do is give a cab driver $50 with the instructions to "just drive," a la George Clooney during the closing credits of Michael Clayton.

Try Climbing a Mountain

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

It all began on a windy road leading into Mineral King, a valley deep in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. I would be lying if I said we didn't get massively carsick.

Robert Redford Speaks Out Against LGBT Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices

The Sundance Kid himself, Robert Redford, spoke out on supporting the Utah lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community when he was the Ke...

The X-Files Moment Comes Again (XF at 20)

William Bradley | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The X-Files, like the conspiracy thrillers of the '70s, worked because there was a general atmosphere of paranoia and mistrust engendered by real-world events. What should be obvious now is that we live in a culture in which a show like The X-Files would flourish once again.

One Of These 16 Men Will (Almost Definitely) Win Best Actor

Mike Hogan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Hey Chris, you're the one who suggested devoting this week's FYC column to the bloated ranks of Best Actor contenders for next year's Oscars. Counting them up, we have no fewer than 16 possible nominees. So instead of our usual back-and-forth, I thought it might be fun to lay down racetrack odds on each actors' chances of making it to the Final Five. Let the games begin?

Redford and Other Leaders Encourage Americans to Say No to Dirty Fuels and Yes to Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know clean energy solutions exist that can reduce dangerous carbon pollution and strengthen our economy at the same time. But even as we unite behind sustainable technologies, we have to mobilize and stop the dirtiest projects -- projects like tar sands oil.

President Obama: Reject Keystone XL, Promote Clean Energy

Robert Redford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

Tar sands oil is exactly the type of dirty oil we can no longer afford. It may be great for oil companies, but it is killing our planet. There is no energy security in that.

Cannibals and Snipers: Trends in American Cinema at the Deauville Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Why was there a film about cannibals at the Deauville American film festival, a film so gory and graphic with chunks of flesh in the mouths, that it r...

Our Elysium: Matt Damon, Robert Redford, and the Colorado River

Gary Wockner | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Gary Wockner

I know tap water can taste bad -- I taste it everywhere I go -- but can it also make you sick in the United States? At 2 a.m. in the hotel and with gurgling intestines, I was deciding if I should dissolve alka seltzer in that tap water or not.

Robert Redford Lost on a Yacht and an Autistic Boy Lost on the A Train: Two Winning Stories at the Deauville American Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

My favorite film at this year's Deauville American Film Festival: J.C. Chandor's All is Lost. One of the few films featured at the festival whi...

10 Performances To Watch This Fall

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment

The fall movie going season offers a bevy of hotly anticipated performances – some from famous faces, others from less familiar ones. Here are 1...

Trip to the Arctic Refuge Reveals How Far Oil Industry Will Go to Drill Pristine Landscapes

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We have successfully beaten back every attempt to exploit the refuge, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. The oil and gas industry is still trying to claim these public lands.

Celebrities Who Are Sexy Over 60

Posted 08.09.2013 | Celebrity

Sexy doesn't have an expiration date -- and these stars over 60 stars prove it. From Suzanne Somers to Dustin Hoffman, the following celebrities aren'...