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Ten Books That Influenced Me: In a Blink

Lea Lane | Posted 07.11.2013 | Books
Lea Lane

When I got my MA in English Lit I had to read more than 100 great works. I was 22, and didn't have much of an idea about the great themes or historical context. I was overwhelmed and pretty clueless. But the following books changed my life

'Solar': Ian McEwan's Comic Take On Global Warming

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — A warming planet, deadlocked politicians, feuding scientists. The headlines about climate change are a source of worry and satisfaction...

Jesus Did Not Say 'Forgive and Forget'

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Dilenschneider

According to the VA, at least 30% of American servicewomen (and many men) have diagnosed cases of Military Sexual Trauma, a form of PTSD. The perpetrators are usually servicemen and commanders.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

Ian McEwan's New Fiction: The Use of Poetry

The New Yorker | Ian McEwan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It surprised no one to learn that Michael Beard had been an only child, and he would have been the first to concede that he'd never quite got the hang...

The Tone of Our Atonement: A Meditation for Yom Kippur

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

I want to dare to pose the notion of making Yom Kippur a time for softer and longer reflections, about how to make things better, truer, safer for our insides and freer from inner terrors.

The Scapegoat's Apology

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

William Calley has apologized for his role in the My Lai massacre; now it's time to atone.

The Morality Police and the Divine Feminine

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I am appalled at the coverage of Governor Mark Sanford's infidelity to his wife and sons. I am appalled at the moral posturing. I am appalled that we think we have the right.

Empathy for Society's Child

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

I want someone on the United States Supreme Court who can look back at actions that were wrong, feel a sense of injustice and make amends, even if the act happened forty or fifty years ago.

Joe Wright's The Soloist Exploits the Skid Row Community

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

Instead of telling the tales of the homeless, the film portrayed them as a Fellini-esque monolith -- a tainted Gomorrah teeming with decadence and dereliction.

Obama Doesn't Need to Atone, May Seem Out of Touch

Sam Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sam Sanders

Many American voters want to see a person like themselves, someone who has atoned for past mistakes and is reborn as a dedicated public leader. Unfortunately, Obama does not fit in this mold.

Day-Lewis Wins at British Academy Awards

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Daniel Day-Lewis won the best actor award at the British Academy Film Awards Sunday, cementing his place as an Oscar favorite for his r...

"Atonement" Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan, 13, On Life In The Spotlight

USA Today | Donna Freydkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In Atonement, Saoirse Ronan coolly, purposefully destroys her sister's life by accusing her lover of a rape he never committed. She's quite convincin...

Top Oscar Contenders Flounder At Box Office

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

One film has an oblique ending that's left some viewers dissatisfied and others floored by its profundity. The other features a slowly developing plot...

'Atonement' Star James McAvoy's Tiny Home And $2000 Car

Daily Mail | Ewan Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If British actor James McAvoy wins the best actor BAFTA for which he has been nominated, there are likely to be few guests gracing any after-awards pa...

"Atonement" Lead British Award Nominations

AP | Jill Lawless | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The tragic period romance "Atonement" dominated the race for the British Academy Film Awards, with nominations in 14 categories, including best pictur...

Atonement's Stars Talk Oscars, Love Scenes And Paparazzi

Entertainment Weekly | Dave Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If you'll pardon Keira Knightley for a minute, she needs a smoke. ''It's really rude to do this,'' she says in the middle of an interview on the rooft...

"Atonement's" Young Star's Meteoric Rise At Just 13

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Her role in "Atonement" earned Saoirse Ronan a Golden Globe nomination, but she hasn't read the Ian McEwan novel the movie is based on. Ronan is only ...

"Atonement's" 5 1/2 Minute Tracking Shot Is One For The History Books

AP | Jake Coyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The story of the long tracking shot would be best told in one take. Our camera could begin with Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil," pass through Jean-Luc ...

Golden Globe Nominations: Who Is In, Who Was Ignored?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The British historical romance "Atonement" led the competition Thursday for the Golden Globes with seven nominations, among them best drama and acting...

Revealed: How Keira Filmed "Atonement's" Underwater Scenes

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Keira Knightley is better known for wearing tight corsets with huge bustles on the sets of period dramas. But as these pictures show, the actress can ...

Keira Knightley Naked In Interview Magazine: "How Does That Always Happen?"

Interview | Tim Blanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Keira Knightly willingly stripped down for the latest cover of Interview magazine and sat for an interview with Tim Blanks to talk about her new film ...

Ian McEwan: Not "MacAbre" Anymore And Not A Fan Of Mainstream Culture

Wall Street Journal | Judith Dobrzynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

For a man whose many novels have explored violence, obsession, sexual deviance and devastating loss, Ian McEwan turns out to be a pleasant, low-key fe...

Keira Knightley's Screen Debut, Age 7, Revealed

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The footage, which features a 7-year-old Knightley in a floppy green t-shirt and scraped back pony tail, is from the early nineties BBC production, Ro...

James McAvoy In Depth: "I Feel On The Edge Of Failure Quite A Lot"

Guardian (UK) | Esther Addley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It is fair to say he has done all right. McAvoy's latest film, Atonement, opened the Venice film festival last week to the kind of reviews that actors...