A high school student discovers the jungles of France and other tall tales in the course of researching his history homework online.
Adopted from a shelter, the stray dog was wary and silent. But as her confidence in her safety grew, a gentle howl ensued.
A young English boy, who was evacuated in August 1940, recalls his enduring affection for America.
'Mao’s Last Dancer' plods along predictably.
‘Lebanon’ plays out in the claustrophobic interior of an Israeli tank as hostilities intensify.
In 'Nanny McPhee Returns,' Emma Thompson reprises her kid-wrangling role in WWII England.
Jennifer Aniston plays singleton Kassie, in the new movie 'The Switch,' a pleasant, but predictable end-of-the-summer film.
Stallone, Rourke, and Li pull out all the stops in ‘The Expendables,’ a team of veteran mercenaries who reunite to bring down a drug operation.
A teenager finds himself entangled with his outlaw relatives as the police close in in ‘Animal Kingdom.’
A Monitor photographer captures the sleeping beauties at a South African game reserve, where the lions are sedated briefly so transmitters can be inserted to track their movements and ensure their safety.
Local and heirloom varieties, or better yet home-grown tomatoes, offer the best flavor and need only the simplest preparation.
The Monitor's language columnist looks at tout, a useful word with an unsavory background.
Eight hours marinating in lime or lemon juice is the 'cooking' part of ceviche, a versatile seafish dish that each Latin American country puts its own spin on.
In 'Eat Pray Love,' Julia Roberts plays a newly divorced 30-something in search of herself, based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir.
An unused Winnebago went to a needy handyman, with visions of free labor in return.
‘Mugabe and the White African’ traces one family’s fight to save their farm in the face of Mugabe’s brutal tactics.
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