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Lincoln: Spielberg's Glimpse Into America's Design Foundations

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Paul Gunther

He above all would acknowledge the transcendence of profound classical language as symbolic of abiding American purpose befitting the founders' most basic intent even in ways contemporaneously inconceivable like abolition.

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery's Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

Rodney Barnes | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.

10 Things You Didn't Know About This Director On His Birthday

Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty

Steven Spielberg is a man who lets his work speak for him. And with an oeuvre that includes such feats of movie magic as "E.T.," "Indiana Jones" and "...

Lincoln Obama and the Fiscal Cliff

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The "fiscal cliff' is not the 13th amendment. But it matters, a lot. Elegant theory will not keep us safe. Hard bargaining and old fashioned politics will. Don't blow it boys. Lincoln is watching.

Abraham Lincoln: The Man Who Freed The Slaves?

Leigh Owens | Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices
Leigh Owens

When I was a child in grade school, whenever a teacher asked us who Abraham Lincoln was and what he did, in unison we would all delightfully answer, "he freed the slaves." Yet it would be many years before I was able to fully comprehend the magnitude of what that entailed.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Can the Party of Lincoln Be Like Lincoln?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.19.2012 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg On our 100th show, Arianna and Mary debate the post-election Republican re-set and whether new GOP members should be required to watch not Patton but Lincoln. Then we discuss how Romney's sour gripes exposed himself as Mr. 1 percent + 47 percent which oddly equals exactly his final total of 48 percent.

Lincoln, the Man and the Movie: A Reality Check

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

What kind of politician was Lincoln? How did he really outwit better-known candidates to win the Presidency in 1860 and assemble his "team of rivals"?

That Old-Time Religion Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

The deftness with which Charley Lerrigo has turned the assumptions and expectations of contemporary Christians upside down and inside out is a joy to behold, not only for his theatrical craft but for his brilliant use of character development.

DVDs: Indiana Jones, The Avengers, American Horror Story and More

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Indiana Jones quartet on BluRay for the first time. Raiders looks better than it has, but is it possible this film needs a full restoration? I couldn't help thinking it should look even better throughout.

The Untold War Story -- Then and Now

Adam Hochschild | Posted 04.27.2012 | Home
Adam Hochschild

Filmmakers and novelists have long been fascinated by the way the optimistic, sunlit, pre-1914 Europe of emperors in plumed helmets and hussars on parade so quickly turned into a mass slaughterhouse on an unprecedented scale.

War Horse Retains the Spielberg Magic

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Stephen Spielberg works his magic one more time in a beautifully crafted movie titled War Horse. This tale of a horse and its experiences during World War I make for an emotional journey and also a rewarding one.

Broadway-Themed NBC Show 'Smash'

Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts

NBC's 'Smash' is a musical drama that premiers on February 6, 2012. The show is a Broadway themed musical drama and stars Christian Borle, Debra Messi...

WHAT IS IT? Major Leak Reveals Elle Fanning's New Movie's Secret

Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment

For a guy who likes to keep things mysterious, JJ Abrams is giving an awful lot about his new film, "Super 8," away to the public. Having already r...

Want To See The JJ Abrams, Stephen Spielberg Epic 'Super 8' Early?! Here's How

Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment

If there's been one consistent theme behind the slow burn marketing of JJ Abrams and Stephen Spielberg's sci-fi summer epic "Super 8," it's been myste...

WHAT IS IT?! JJ Abrams, Spielberg Unveil Mystery Epic

Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment

The tween heartthrobs of "Twilight" took home the big prizes at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, but a brief appearance and new clip from a pair of Hollywoo...

Nicole Laporte's Book On Why DreamWorks Was Destined To Fail

The Wall Street Journal | Stephen Kurutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not long after moving to Hollywood to cover the film industry for Variety, Nicole Laporte became fascinated with DreamWorks, which she regarded as a "...

AFI Pretends Again to Honor Hollywood

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

If the AFI is going to honor lifetime achievement in film, they should do so. For starters, how about Neil Simon? He's one of the few screenwriters whose name the public actually recognizes.

Extraterrestrial Intelligence?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

I suggest that we seek the wisdom of far more advanced societies from our common universe. The worst case result would be no signal. This research would cost far less than the AIG bailout.

John King's Magic Touch Wall — Spielberg Style

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN chief national correspondent John King introduced us to the "multi-touch video wall" a few months ago, which allowed him to turn the most miniscul...

Dreamworks In Talks To Join NBC

New York Times | SHARON WAXMAN and BROOKS BARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Seeking a way out of an acrimonious relationship at Paramount, the DreamWorks principals -- two Hollywood heavyweights, David Geffen and Steven Spielb...