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This Is Childhood: Nine

Denise Ullem | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Denise Ullem

Sometimes when I'm with her, I see traces of her as a toddler -- round and full, with mischief and joy flitting across her features like a sprightly fairy. Other times, I see mature, angular hints of the woman that she will someday become.

Jefferson Thomas and the Courage of Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

In 1957, Jefferson Thomas and eight fellow Black students at Little Rock High School made history as they helped make our nation live up to the promise of Brown v. Board of Education, the end of legal segregation in public schools.

Short takes: 3D, yogurt, celebrity genealogy and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Things that have been bugging me lately but which aren't worth an entire post: Why is it that the first thing a 3D film does to establish its, well, ...

Few Oscar Nomination Surprises -- Thankfully

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

For the first time in recent memory, none of the best-director nominees directed movies that weren't also nominated for best picture.

2009, Apocalypse Now

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Giles Slade

The Copenhagen conference is billed as humanity's last chance to reverse climate change, but many fear we have already reached a global tipping point. Our films reflect this.