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The Unforgettable Lesson From One Of Barbara Walters' Most Moving Interviews

OWN | Posted 07.02.2014 | OWN

Barbara Walters has sat down with world leaders, sitting presidents and the biggest newsmakers of the day, but one inspiring celebrity tops her list a...

Modern Myths in Movies and What's Missing

Clarence Haynes | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Clarence Haynes

The current trend of superhero/fantasy/sci-fi films can be seen as a form of modern mythology -- grand out-of-the-ordinary tales inspired by human experience like lore of old, with this newer crop of stories heavily influenced by big entertainment corporate interests.

Putting Superman in Context

Michael Drew | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Drew

With a character as iconic Superman, you've got to find a way to deal with what is essentially, an earnest American story that might seem a bit out of sync with where we are today.

What would Roger Ebert Think?

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Leonard Slatkin

How times have changed. Superman is no longer in the title. The campy mild-mannered reporter is nowhere to be found.

Movie Review: Man of Steel

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Zack Snyder widens his view as a director with Man of Steel, taking a proclivity for creating startling images in the service of storytelling and using it to enlarge and expand the action.

Does 'Superman' Still Hold Up?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

In today's movies, my reaction to seeing entire cities destroyed while superheroes fight is to shrug. That doesn't seem right. I feel that I should be offended, or at least disturbed -- but I've seen it so many times now that I just don't care. We've raised the stakes so high, they've effectively lost their meaning. How much more destruction can the next villain cause that this last one didn't? As an audience member trying to relate to what's happening onscreen, there's a point where I think, Dead is dead. How much more dead can I be?

How Bad Was 'Superman III'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

To mark the release of this weekend's Man of Steel -- and against my better judgment -- I decided to re-watch Superman III for the first time since 1983 and hopefully not destroy a little piece of my childhood in the process. Along the way, I've committed to keeping a running diary. So here we go. (Sorry, childhood memories.)

Dreams of Superman's Fathers

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Television shows and movies based on Superman have always reflected America's zeitgeist, but Man of Steel goes deeper into questioning America's identify by examining the values that Superman -- and thus, America -- was raised with.

A Game of Numbers: 54 Assembly Votes Needed to Pass California Paralysis Cure Research Bill

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Don C. Reed

It is Monday morning as this is written, 3:47 a.m. On Wednesday or Thursday of this week, the full California Assembly will vote yes or no on paralys...

Broadway Producer/Writer Brings Classic Film to Stage

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

Sometimes there is that movie that reaches out and grabs us and we may be ashamed when someone asks about your favorite movie. For me, that is the 1980 film Somewhere in Time: a romantic tale of time-crossed lovers. Now Ken Davenport is bringing that story to the stage as a musical.

Real Heroes Don't Need Excuses

David Sable | Posted 03.30.2013 | Media
David Sable

I hope that my children and grandchildren find heroes -- of all kinds -- they can relate to (warts and all), but I also hope that they will be able to distinguish between them.

Happy Anniversary, 'Superman IV'

Mike Ryan | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Tuesday is the 25th anniversary of Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. If I had to make a list of "worst movies ever made that have no excuse for bein...

Stuttering Article Becomes Springboard for More Abuse

Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.

The article was on the front page of the New York Times, chronicling the story of a young man with a stutter who was asked by his college professor not to participate in class discussion.

Where There's a Will...

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty
Claire Fordham

When you write your will, you have to cover every eventuality. What if you and your spouse die in an accident, who will look after your kids? What if you are all killed in an accident?

Helping Your Child Find The Hero Within

Cristina Carlino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cristina Carlino

I always say to my daughter that for me, heroes aren't just the people we read about in history books or gaze at as they wave from a shiny convertible in the New Year's parade.

What Is the Brazilian Brand?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

I arrived at Brazil's PR firm's fancy upstairs offices where a company rep provided me with a glossy green booklet showcasing Brazil's many economic accomplishments.

Superman, We Hardly Knew Ye! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

While pundits and film critics are busy deconstructing the controversial new documentary Waiting For "Superman", perhaps this is a good time to ask just who exactly Superman really is.

The Halting of Stem Cell Research Is the Culmination of a Decade-Long Legal Effort

Eli Y. Adashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Y. Adashi

The issuance of a temporary injunction barring the NIH from funding human embryonic stem cell research should hardly have come as a surprise. Many of the same plaintiffs and much of the same legal team filed a similar lawsuit a decade earlier.

The ADA at 20: An Appreciation and a Challenge

Peter Wilderotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Wilderotter

The 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act is a legitimate cause for celebration. A large chunk of what the first President Bush called "the shameful wall of exclusion" came down, yet considerable demolition work still remains to be done.

Christopher Reeve Had Affair With Gay Porn Star, Book Claims

Star Pulse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A late gay porn star has stunned Hollywood with allegations he bedded "Superman" star Christopher Reeve....

Will Reeve, 17, Recalls Favorite Memories Of Parents Christopher and Dana Reeve

people.com | Sharon Cotliar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

When he was a kid Will Reeve didn't understand why strangers called his parents, Christopher and Dana Reeve, "an inspiration." But now at age 17, he i...

To Honor Christopher Reeve's Legacy, We Need to Find Cures for Paralysis

Peter Wilderotter | Posted 10.07.2009 | Healthy Living
Peter Wilderotter

Five years after his death, Christopher's life continues to inspire. But our challenge for the next five years is to set the nation on a path to achieving his dream.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': How I Coped With A Life Changing Accident

Francesco Clark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesco Clark

Most of what I've learned from my experience, from aging, and from questioning and meeting others is that there is no set way in leading and being happy in life.

Deborah Kerr Rhymes With Star, and What a Star She Was: She Deserves to Be Remembered, Too

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Though Kerr was 86 and had been out of the public eye for a number of years, her film and stage career, spanning four and a half decades, had secured her legendary status in motion picture history.

Christopher Reeve's Kids Speak About Family And A New Documentary On Dad

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Christopher Reeve's eldest two children sat down with Diana Sawyer on "Good Morning America" today. Eldest son Matthew has made a documentary "Christo...