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  • 'The Raven': 5 other movies that turned well-known figures into action heroes

    As Edgar Allan Poe hunts a murderer in 'The Raven,' here are 5 other movies that took well-known historical and literary figures and made them action stars

  • Boy: movie review

    The New Zealand movie 'Boy' turns on an errant father who is idolized by his two young sons when he returns, despite his goofy irresponsibility.

  • Editor's Blog Progress report: Getting better globally

    Up close, there are grave problems in the world -- hunger, repression, discrimination, violence. But when you take the long view, you can see evidence of progress on many fronts.
    12/26/2011 12:33 pm

  • Mark Twain: Top 5 world travel quotes

    Today is the 176th birthday of Mark Twain, or as his parents knew him, Samuel L. Clemens. Twain is best known for his American fiction, including “Tom Sawyer,” but he was also an intrepid traveler and travel-writer who paved the way for the Bill Brysons of our day. In “Innocents Abroad" he wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” Here are five delightful travel quotes from Twain's writings:
    11/30/2011 03:50 pm

  • Horizons Why Mark Twain would be booted from Facebook

    A Google doodle gave Mark Twain a warm birthday salute on Wednesday. But Facebook would have given Mark Twain a hard time. It's company policy, Mr. Clemens.
    11/30/2011 08:23 am

  • Culture Cafe Review: 'Rush' in concert, pleasing three generations of fans

    Classic rock band 'Rush' makes a stop in Chula Vista, CA as a part of their Time Machine Tour. The performance is fun for all rock fans.
    06/24/2011 12:37 pm

  • Obama's British codename: Is it an insult?

    Scotland Yard gave President Obama the codename of "chalaque" during his visit to Britain. The Daily Mail says it's a derogatory term in Punjabi. Asra Nomani's grandmother confirms it's not a nice term in Urdu or Hindi either.
    05/25/2011 04:19 pm

  • My own March Madness memory

    Two hard-playing hoopsters knocked heads before forging a friendship.
    03/28/2011 03:40 pm

  • The Circle Bastiat Will the price of Web content fall to zero?

    Many websites, like The Huffington Post, depend on people who create content for free.
    02/16/2011 12:21 pm

  • Opinion I'm not a Tiger Mother, but I (secretly) admire Amy Chua

    A parent such as Chua who takes charge against an unrelenting culture of stupidity should be admired, not scorned. She should not be defending herself; instead, we should be taking notes.
    01/25/2011 10:44 am

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Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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