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  • Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

    JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to report that just about...
  • Stephen Gaghan to Direct AMC's Geopolitical Drama Pilot

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Traffic" and "Syriana's" Stephen Gaghan is returning to similar terrain, as he has been tapped to direct the pilot for AMC's geopolitical drama "White City." The drama, which comes from former Middle East correspondent for...
  • Fred Hiatt: Needed — A new team of rivals for Obama

    Maybe it is time for a shake-up. President Obama's second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term's team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need...
  • Hillary Clinton's challenges are far bigger than book tour

    Hillary Clinton's challenges are far bigger than book tour
    Hillary Clinton had a rough rollout for her new book and likely presidential quest; there were gaffes, awkward answers and a relatively slow response to criticism. No other would-be presidential contender approaches her stature or public appeal. None,...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading

    Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading
    She hasn't decided yet. Or if she has, she's not telling. But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
  • The war correspondents' view from Afghanistan

    The war correspondents' view from Afghanistan
    Wars are often at their most dangerous as they are winding down, fraught with unpredictability and chaos. But that is also the time when the conflict's true trajectory becomes clear, and the perspective of thoughtful and seasoned observers takes on...
  • John Kerry's high-wire diplomacy

    John Kerry's high-wire diplomacy
    Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term? He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president a decade ago. And he's...
  • Dispute of Ukraine's relationship with Russia rages on

    Last weekend when British Prime Minister David Cameron was insisting, once again, this time to François Hollande, that the European Union will have to consent to remake itself before 2017 if it expects to keep Britain from quitting the Union,...
  • Ronan Farrow: Our next public intellectual

    Alongside our heaps of reality television personalities, Kardashian-style celebrities and teenage pop stars, the United States is poised to get something it sorely needs: a public intellectual. Ronan Farrow has the celebrity background. He's the son...
  • Susan Rice Pick Has Great Potential, High Risk

    The Republican assault on Susan Rice is a fabricated scandal, attacking her for repeating CIA talking points, almost verbatim, to explain the Benghazi attacks. The U.N. ambassador's version, even with its omissions, may turn out to be closer to the...
  • Mark Leibovich's 'This Town' captures Washington's 'me' generation

    Mark Leibovich's 'This Town' captures Washington's 'me' generation
    Political scientist Louis Brownlow once famously lauded Franklin D. Roosevelt's advisors' "passion for anonymity." Gone are the days. Today's Washington operatives more closely resemble Norma Desmond in "Sunset Blvd." — characters consumed by...