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Black Hawk Down

Josh Hartnett Declined Every Major Superhero Role Of The Last Decade

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment

This time 10 years ago, Josh Hartnett was everyone's everything. His resume was like a master class in transferring boyish charm to box office gold ("...

Popcorn Preview: The Counselor

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Counselor (2013) Cast includes: Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Cameron Diaz (There's some...

Ah, About Those Special Ops Raids ...

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William Bradley

Last weekend, in the midst of all the tumult over the debacle that is the federal government shutdown, came word of these two dramatic US special operations forces raids against jihadist leaders in Libya and Somalia.

The Real Story of Black Hawk Down

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Erin Bernhardt

In honor of the battle's 20th anniversary, Struecker returned to Mogadishu -- still one of the world's most dangerous cities. Why? To relive the battle, retrace their route and, hopefully, to inspire even more people.

Being Arab and Proud

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 08.04.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

The race card...! Where do I begin with this ever so sensitive topic for Americans?! From filling out a simple job application, getting a loan, applyi...

Why Kenya Should Not Have Gone Into Somalia

Michael Mungai | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Michael Mungai

Kenya has waged a war that it can't afford.

Actor Josh Hartnett Toys With Swordplay in Bunraku and Lives to Discuss It

Brad Balfour | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.

Interview: Weekend Director Andrew Haigh

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.26.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, potential backers worried about the gay subject matter of Andrew Haigh's Weekend, which opened in limited release last weekend. But they were worried even more, Haigh says, by all the dialogue in the low-budget romantic drama.

U.S. Expands Drone War Into Somalia

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The clandestine American military campaign to combat Al Qaeda's franchise in Yemen is expanding to fight the Islamist militancy in Somal...

What Newt Gingrich Reveals In His Many Book Reviews

The Washington Post | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

Newt Gingrich’s battles against the forces of government spending have been well documented, less so his struggles to comprehend the mysteries of qu...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Battle: Los Angeles

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Think of it as Black Hawk Down meets Independence Day -- a gritty view of the usual "war of the worlds" scenario. We've seen it all before, but does this film make it worth seeing again?

Actor Matthew Marsden Hides Right-Wing Political Views

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

If Matthew Marsden is really honored to hang out with anti-gay, religious-right hate mongers -- and that's who he flew halfway across the country to be with in private -- then he should do it in the light of day.

'The War Lovers': The Dangerous Temptation Of War

Evan Thomas  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Evan Thomas 

War is simply too alluring to young men who wish to prove their manhood and to old men who wished they had.

To Publish or Not to Publish

Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruthie Ackerman

Americans rarely see photos of the dead, especially their own, in mainstream media outlets. The U.S. media has been trained to tiptoe around publishing images of American corpses, not wanting to outrage the families of dead soldiers and citizens.

Keni Thomas Of Black Hawk Down Fame To Sing National Anthem At World Series (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Country star Keni Thomas will sing the National Anthem at tonight's World Series game. You can preview some of his songs here, or watch a video of ...

The Surprising and Unfair Cinematic Demise of Orlando Bloom

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

He was one of People's 'Sexiest Men Alive' in 2006. Yet Orlando Bloom is nowhere to be seen in today's film-making landscape.

Terrorists, Pirates and Anarchy, Somalia Style

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Somalia has become the poster child for transnational threats emanating from Africa.