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Basic Arabic: Waheed Samy's Definitive Tome

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Magda Abu-Fadil

Those cut out to be teachers are a breed apart. The good ones, who make a difference in people's lives, are priceless gems cherished long after they'r...

Phillip Margolin Heads West For His Latest Legal Thriller

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.27.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Phillip Margolin has been writing legal thrillers for quite a few years now. His latest novel, Worthy Brown's Daughter, is a little bit of a change of pace for him.

Greek Cinema Confronts the Harsh Reality of the Financial Crisis by Not Standing Aside, Watching

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

In director Yorgos Servetas' poignant film, a young woman goes back to a village she knows, and encounters both friends who are suffering direct hits of the crisis, but also a mafia-like system in place, which destroys bodies and souls.

All Aboard! 5 Train Rides on Roaring Camp Railroads

offMetro.com | Posted 10.18.2013 | San Francisco
offMetro.com

Sometimes you've gotta steamroll out of town, and there's no better way than hopping aboard Roaring Camp Railroads. This restored 19th-century railroa...

Fish Discover Water Last

Iram Ganju | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Part One The boundary between what is custom and what is law, differs from culture to culture. The lines can become blurred without our knowledge and...

We Don't See Things as They Are, We See Them as We Are

Iram Ganju | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Heck, I was born and raised in Pakistan. To some, that's reason enough to be afraid, but I accept that in a post 9/11 America, my country conjures up all kinds of misconceptions and contradictions. To be fair though, what country is without them?

How I Helped Save an Author from Obscurity

Dennis Miller | Posted 05.21.2013 | Books
Dennis Miller

Over the years I collected nearly all of Ard's paperback titles and posted them to the site. I knew my efforts -- and I never wanted or made a penny on this venture -- were successful when the author's books started appearing on eBay. But the story wasn't over.

Response To WSJ Op-Ed Calling For Bible Education In Public Schools

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.02.2013 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

India is the reason for the existence of what later became the United States of America. Certainly, this bit of history should be taught in every American school.

Popcorn Preview: Django Unchained

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Django Unchained (2012) Cast includes: Jamie Foxx (Ray), Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception), Kerry Washington ...

Our Superheroes Romney and Ryan: Why You Should Hope Republicans Win the Presidential Election

Dr. Diana E. Sheets | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Dr. Diana E. Sheets

Obama's vision is a postmodern (PoMo), postcolonial (PoCo) America in which truth and lie merge, everything becomes relativistic, rather than based on Christianity, which shaped the beliefs of America's Founders. Then, there is Mitt Romney's America. It embraces our historic destiny.

Your Chance To Live In A Spaghetti Western

Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

If you have ever fantasized of being in a Western, of wading through a sea of cacti and corpses to the distant echoes of yodeling... now may be your b...

Sam Shepard On Playing Aging Butch Cassidy

Minneapolis Star Tribune | COLIN COVERT | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Sam Shepard made a big entrance into the world of movie acting as the doomed romantic farmer in Terrence Malick's critically acclaimed "Days of Heaven...

Movie Review: Blackthorn

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The cowboy - rugged, stoic and resourceful - will always be a cinematic archetype, though the western has all but disappeared as a commercially popula...

Actor Josh Hartnett Toys With Swordplay in Bunraku and Lives to Discuss It

Brad Balfour | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.

Sell Illusion, Purchase Reality: Currency as a Cultural Conceit

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Robin Koerner

An increasing number of people are coming to understand that our currency has no inherent value. Many also realize that it is not even a fixed measure of value.

Bipolar Americana: An Interview With Artist Grant Barnhart

Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts

Via Beautiful/Decay: "Guitar Backstabs" The Midwest, motorcycles, cowboy boots, blue jeans, football—imagery associated with classi...

Arab Uprising's Winners and Losers

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The newly found bravery of Arab youths has spread from one country to another. The right to free expression and assembly, long restricted in Arab countries, has now been extracted as a result of the sacrifices in the streets.

Toronto Film Fest Day 9, 10 and 11: The Irish, The Scots and Werner Herzog

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

DAY 9: JUVENILE DELINQUENTS, VIDEO GAMES AND HORROR FILMS NEDS ** The first half of Neds (short for Non-educated Delinquents) had me very excited. D...

Guest Blogger Ian Danley in Phoenix: 'I don't want my city to be the Birmingham or Selma in this drama'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

On Tuesday, a group of local faith and community leaders, along with Jim Wallis and Noel Castellanos, called on the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, t...

Cultural Reorientation in Africa: Nigeria's "Project Runway"

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Constant

Nigeria's image in Western media is a complex combination of exoticism, intrigue and danger. While most people are well acquainted with Nollywood (now...

Oscar-Winning Director Ang Lee Enjoys Two Retrospectives

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

With his feature film retrospective going on at the Lincoln Center Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and the August 28th release of Taking Woodstock, Taiwan born director Ang Lee is being put into an ever-bright spotlight.

Moonshadows: Part 3

Grant Whitney Harvey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grant Whitney Harvey

Suddenly, his heart jumped and his breath slipped, a reaction to which he responded somewhat shocked. He felt caught. He felt as guilty as ever.

Dambisa Moyo and Why Western Aid is Killing Africa

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Whitney

In addition to killing the aid program, Dambisa Moyo prescribes free-market policies such as delving into the capital markets and creative financing such as micro-finance.