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Carol Smaldino

Finding What Drives Us Through Driving Miss Daisy

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carol Smaldino

Without surprise, James Earl Jones cannot help but impress anyone present by how much he loves his character "Hoke." Certainly Jones knows the racial issues contained in the play, as he knows his own from his real past.

Veteran's Day Special: Coming Down to Earth with "Occupation: Dreamland"

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

The massacre at Fort Hood is a stark reminder of the need to guard against becoming numb against the horrors our soldiers face in war. Fortunately, the film "Occupation: Dreamland" fills that void.

The Ethics of Insight

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Distraction is the redirection of attention from the social, economic, political, and climate emergencies that afflict us locally and globally.

In the Shadows of "Our" Torture

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carol Smaldino

With a kind of paranoia, we deny and project parts of ourselves: in the meantime over the course of history we have felt justified in blaming, hating, fearing, conquering and even torturing.

Showing Up for "The Soloist"

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

This is a film that can be so moving in stunningly powerful ways that it may be tempting to avoid watching it.