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Best of Venice: 'Words with Gods', Finding the Divine Within Our Imperfections

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.07.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If there is a lesson to be learned from the nine short films that blend to create the magnificent Words with Gods it is that organized religion is not the most direct way to communicate with our higher being.

The Venice Diaries: Words With Gods (of Cinema) and the Political Outcry Behind Villa Touma

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.01.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Out of these troubled "my god is better than your god" times, rises an incredible film, premiered at this year's Venice Film Festival, out of competition.

Roxana Saberi's Boyfriend Sends A Love Letter Plea To Iran

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The partner of jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi has written an emotional love letter in an attempt to have her freed....

In Honor of The Annapolis, Md. Middle East Peace Talks: A Short Viewing/Reading List

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paige Donner

The Sirens of Baghdad I read in one sitting. I could not put this book down. It is not harsh in a way that watching images of war on CNN are harsh. But it is painful in a way that impels you to ask, But wait! Aren't we all human?