The news of Nelson Mandela's death at age 95 has prompted tributes devoted to every aspect of the former South African president's life. Like most maj...
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When Mandela reappeared on the world stage on February 11, 1990 he told the world, "Our long march to freedom is irreversible." In that moment it was clear he had never left the world stage; he was re-entering it with even greater moral gravitas.
I realized that I'd learned a lot from my yoga practice, from living with a chronic illness and from being a blogger. This is what I know is true for me, and perhaps it is for you, too.
Hal Holbrook was honored with the Julie Harris Award at the Actor's Fund 15th Annual Tony Award Viewing Party in Los Angeles on June 12.
Hollywood is based on a star system, launching actors to leading men status and then hitching scripts and hopes to their tails. It's how movies get ma...
Jazz musician Kyle Eastwood talks his new album, Metropolitain, living in Paris, and doing musical scores for film.
At the age of 80, Clint Eastwood just keeps pulling surprises out of his back pocket as a director -- the latest being Hereafter, Eastwood's version of a New-Agey entry.
All around the world, winning and losing soccer games is a matter of national pride. Believe it or not, that little black and white ball might just be the key to winning the peace in Iraq.
I started the week at the World Expo in Shanghai and ended it at the World Cup in Cape Town. Both events offer a spectrum of perspectives on what is really happening in the world economy today.
The present situation in South Africa could be called "Invictus in reverse." The coming World Cup has provoked the camouflage of every conflict to present the image of a united nation to the world.
John Carlin is a much accomplished journalist and author who ranked as the dean of foreign correspondents (for the UK Independent) in South Africa dur...
I'm still not convinced that The Blind Side will win an Academy Award, but it is true that it is something of a miracle that it was ever nominated.
Was Eastwood disappointed that 'Invictus' was passed over in both the Best Picture and Director categories this year?
"No," he told Moviefone. "Loo...
You need to take your children to see Invictus because it's a story about leadership. American kids need to see an example of what elected leaders are actually supposed to do.
When the Oscar nominations were announced this morning there were several key omissions. No Julianne Moore? No Samantha Morton?
Clint Eastwood grinned ear-to-ear at the London premiere of "Invictus" Sunday night with three lovely ladies on his arms, wife Dina, their daughter Mo...
For the last few generations, our nation has managed to marginalize poetry, an art that is and always has been central to the species.
Most of us know little to nothing about the sport of rugby, but that is not an impediment to enjoying this film. If you can appreciate Mandela's dream of unity, you will enjoy this film.
In our country, hate sells. Even the idealists among us must be wondering if the idea of brotherhood can compete against it. Well, it can. It did in South Africa.
With $1.33 billion in the worldwide bank, Avatar is just over $500 million away from breaking Titanic's seemingly unsinkable $1.8 billion record.
The poem that inspired Mandela was "Invictus," by the English poet William Ernest Henley, and it was in a book of poetry I read as a young boy living on a very poor Indian reservation.
Despite the regal performance by Morgan Freeman, it may be difficult for those who fought for South Africa to see Invictus as anything other than a diversion from the true gravity of this history.
The great paradox is that every choice is a thousand renunciations. Are you aware of what you are choosing or failing to choose today?
The movie Invictus is a lesson in statesmanship. Nelson Mandela withstood vested interests and built a new nation. That's what leaders need to do in response to the challenge posed by global warming.
The start of a new decade is filled with positive aspirations. It is about THINKING BIG and putting a plan/goal/strategy into play. It is a time of rebirth and letting go of what was.
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