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Teaching The Greeks And Critical Thinking -- Part 12: Can You Be a Good Person if You Don't Believe in an Afterlife?

Frank Breslin | Posted 09.23.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teacher: So far, we've been discussing how the Greeks viewed this life given their view of the afterlife, then whether the belief in the afterlife tod...

You Gotta Have Heart: The Woodsman

Bess Rowen | Posted 02.13.2016 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Every time I cry during the first half hour of Up--and let's be clear, that's every time I watch that movie--I marvel at how much beautiful design and excellent storytelling can affect me so greatly. The Woodsman is basically the theatrical version of that same concept.

Try Governing for a Change

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

On issue after issue facing our country, this is a Republican Party so obsessed with blocking the president -- and now suing the president -- that it has abdicated its most basic responsibility to govern.

The Wisdom of Oz: Building Brains, Cultivating Courage, and Heeding Your Heart

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment
BJ Gallagher

Every once in a great while, a metaphorical story comes along that captures the human experience in such a perfect way that it becomes an eternal classic.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From The Wizard of Oz

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
BJ Gallagher

Baum's timeless tale has staying power because it has all the elements of ancient myth ­-- its powerful, compelling, dramatic storyline speaks to something deep inside us all.

There's A Wizard Of Oz Silent Film?!

Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

We've all seen Judy Garland follow the yellow brick road in the 1939's classic film, "The Wizard Of Oz," and hopefully most of us have seen Diana Ross...

Astoria Characters: The Fencing Beekeeper

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As Mike Barrett fearlessly approaches, a bunch of bees surrounds him. Although these guys are a little agitated, they're not up in arms -- yet. "I'm not afraid of the bees," Mike says.

Chaplin's time traveler and the Tea Party

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been meaning to write about the supposed phenomenon of the woman with the cell phone in the extras for the DVD of the Charlie Chaplin film The Ci...

Wizard Of Oz Character Stabs Man In Times Square

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This Tin Man needs a heart, and a lawyer. Yesterday, Gerald Brown, who was painted to look like the Wizard of Oz character, stabbed a man with a sc...