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Architects of Change

John Feffer | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
John Feffer

More than a decade ago, I sat down with the head of the academy of architecture in Pyongyang. There was one element missing from their architecture program: North Korean builders paid virtually no attention to energy efficiency

Playing Politics With Presidential Medals

David Macaray | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

The day will surely come when some future president awards the Medal of Freedom to George W. Bush. It will happen. But why on earth would an ex-president need the same medal that Richard Petty got?

Don't Do As These Characters Do (Or As They Say) When It Comes To Parenting

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.17.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Are there any mothers (or fathers) on screens big or small this year who haven't screwed their children up, or over? Do you have any screen role models?

PHOTOS: Which Superstar Made The Most Amazing Transformation?

Posted 02.16.2012 | Entertainment

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. And because the multi-dimensional, damaged, brilliant and bizarre so often shape the fate our our world, the...

Women in Power: The Iron Lady and The Lady

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Just as this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners -- three women -- were announced, this film season features two films that focus on women rulers: one, Margaret Thatcher, a hawk; the other, Aung San Suu Kyi, a dove who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Love The Iron Lady, Not Margaret Thatcher

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

As I slowly became aware of politics, I admired Thatcher, like many others did, as a "strong leader." It was only after I discovered I was gay and studied politics that I realized her policies were, in fact, anti-gay.

Why Boasting Is Bad for Your 'Brand'

Christina Patterson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home
Christina Patterson

Some of us think that if you're going to boast about knowing things, or people, you should probably actually know them, because it doesn't take long, in an age of smartphones and Google, to find out if you don't.

The Return of Germany

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.11.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

German dominance of Europe is already enough of a fact to prompt British Prime Minister David Cameron to opt out of any role in the future of a German-run European Union that would constrain British sovereignty.

Director Defends Meryl Streep From Controversy

www.hollywoodreporter.com | Posted 01.26.2012 | Entertainment

Less than two months ahead of The Iron Lady's U.K. release, Meryl Streep's portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is generating ...

Meryl Streep's New Film Outrages Friends, Family Of Subject

Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment

Margaret Thatcher is by far one of Britain's most polarizing figures over the last half century, and so it is no surprise that the upcoming film about...

Don't Mess With Margaret Thatcher

Posted 12.23.2011 | Entertainment

Whether fighting for her pearls or having Big Ben and the Parliament building emerging from her head, the first tastes of "Iron Lady" have shown that ...