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Happy Birthday, Steven Spielberg!

Posted 12.18.2013 | Celebrity

Today marks the 67th birthday of prolific director, screenwriter and producer Steven Spielberg. Having worked on classic and diverse projects such ...

A Rabbinic Take on Lincoln

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

Jewish tradition fosters argument for the sake of arriving at truth. The Talmud tells us the sages Hillel and Shammai often disagreed with one another, but their respective points of view have endured because of the purity of their motives.

PHOTOS: Land Of Lincoln Well-Repped At The Oscars

Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago

The Academy Awards are known as Hollywood's biggest night, but with a bevy of winners, presenters and others with ties to Illinois, the Oscar limeligh...

Oscar's 6 Biggest Winners (Even if They Don’t Go Home With Trophies)

Posted 02.24.2013 | Impact

By Stephen Saito, TakePart Win or lose on Sunday, these half dozen Academy Award-nominated films have already made waves of social change. Silve...

Jason Linkins

Congressman Pans 'Lincoln' For Historical Inaccuracies | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

It's not unusual, during the run-up to the Academy Awards, for the films up for the top honors to come under fire for all sorts of reasons. In 2009, f...

Congressman Finds Big Error In 'Lincoln'

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment

HARTFORD, Conn. — As Rep. Joe Courtney watched the Oscar-nominated "Lincoln" over the weekend, something didn't seem right to him. He said Tues...

Just In! 2013 AARP Movies For Grownups Awards

Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty

Drum roll please... AARP has just announced the winners of its 12th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards. They include everything from -- of course -- th...

Enough Stories

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

If we approach and accept art on its terms, it will offer us much more than familiarity and comfort; if we think we already know the moral to the story, we stand to miss what is there. There may be no story.

Steven Spielberg Donates 'Lincoln' Memorabilia To Charity

Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact

The box office isn’t the only one benefitting from Steven Spielberg's acclaimed "Lincoln." Memorabilia from the film has been donated to the Iris...

Spielberg Pads His Record

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 01.08.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Steven Spielberg has extended his domination at the Directors Guild of America Awards, earning a nomination Tuesday for his Civil War e...

How Leonardo DiCaprio Saved 'Lincoln'

OWN | Posted 12.28.2012 | OWN

For a recent episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," Oprah visited Steven Spielberg in the same Dreamworks office where she'd auditioned for "The Color Pur...

Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Box Office Magic Makes Middle Age the New 20-Something

Debra Sharon Davis | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Debra Sharon Davis

What does it mean when an intelligent film like Lincoln, in its sixth week of major release last weekend, came in number three at the domestic box office, beating both Skyfall and the the last installment of the Twilight Saga this busy holiday season?

Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Lincoln Was An Absentee Father'

OWN | Posted 12.18.2012 | OWN

Recently on "Oprah's Next Chapter," Oprah sat down with Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, star of the film "Lincoln" -- and with the film'...

10 Things You Didn't Know About This Director On His Birthday

Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty

Steven Spielberg is a man who lets his work speak for him. And with an oeuvre that includes such feats of movie magic as "E.T.," "Indiana Jones" and "...

Rethinkin' Lincoln on the 150th Birthday of the Emancipation Proclamation

Bill Bigelow | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education
Bill Bigelow

In coming months and years, teachers' jobs will be made harder by Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln, in which Daniel Day-Lewis gives a brilliant performance as, well, Lincoln-the-abolitionist. The only problem is that Lincoln was not an abolitionist.

Our Lincoln, Ourselves: Rethinking Slavery and Abolition

Jim Downs | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Downs

When the script does not portray Lincoln as divinely inspired abolitionist, the film lapses into other problematic formulations of why people fought to end slavery.

Mallika Rao

The Lincoln Obsession: Why the 16th President Is Back in a Big Way | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.06.2012 | Arts

In her biography, "Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," Doris Kearns Goodwin recounts an anecdote that at first seems impossible ...

Lessons From Lincoln

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 02.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jerry Jasinowski

Lincoln is an important story well told. Daniel Day-Lewis' impersonation of Lincoln is spot on, right down to the great man's high-pitched voice, lumbering gait and profound melancholy. To watch that film is to walk into the White House in January 1865.

WATCH: What It's Like To Raise Kids Named 'Spielberg'

Posted 12.03.2012 | OWN

Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg recently sat down with Oprah for a one-on-one "Oprah's Next Chapter" interview about life, family and ...

WATCH: What Made Steven Spielberg Cry?

OWN | Posted 12.01.2012 | OWN

After watching the film "Lincoln" -- which she calls a "masterpiece" -- Oprah sits down with Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. One part...

WATCH: Oprah's Full-Circle Moment With Steven Spielberg

OWN | Posted 11.29.2012 | OWN

In what turns out to be a full-circle moment, Oprah sits down with Academy Award-winners Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis at Dreamworks Studios i...

Obama's Other Golden Hour

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

In Obama's second term, there will be some things that can and should be fixed, while others will have to await their time. Obama will have to choose wisely, because his chances will be narrow and his political capital is limited -- unless we afford him more.

Four Score: Steven Spielberg To Give His Own Gettysburg Address

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Two-time Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg expressed a sense of humility Monday as he delivered the keynote addr...

Lincoln Pulls Back a Curtain on Past and Current Politics

Brian Formo | Posted 01.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln takes on the last four months of the 16th president's life -- and it is nothing like you'd expect. This is a political procedural where an ensemble cast carries equal importance to Abraham Lincoln himself.

Spielberg's Decade-Long Project

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The task of encapsulating the essence of Abraham Lincoln in a single film took Steven Spielberg roughly three times as long as it ...