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  • Obama came out swinging

    Just as Sidney Poitier's Mr. Tibbs returned the slap of a bigoted white orchid owner in "In the Heat of the Night," so President Obama's rhetorical slap-down of Mitt Romney's rude and condescending behavior during the second presidential debate resounded around the world ("Obama, Romney take sharp tone," Oct. 17).
  • Crashing the Oscars

    The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...

    Feb. 22: Our own Oscars

    Oscars comedy: Let's not take the Academy Awards too seriously We could ask "who will win?" But we'd rather ask a panel of funny folks -- including the likes of "Happy Endings" star Casey Wilson and "Chelsea Lately" writer Sarah Colonna -- who should...

    'All-American Muslim' -- a lost opportunity at understanding

    'All-American Muslim' -- a lost opportunity at understanding
    A few words on what American Muslims need. We were discussing this, an olive-skinned Muslim man and I, at a banquet last year, when he said a wistful, poignant thing that has stayed with me ever since. "We thought we were white," he said. Not "white" in...

    A watershed for the Oscars

    At the Oscars next month, an unprecedented contest will unfold. Jamie Foxx, nominated in the best actor category for his role as Ray Charles in Ray, will be up against the highly regarded Don Cheadle from Hotel Rwanda. And for best supporting actor,...