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  • On Sunday: Bechdel's mom, Theroux's Africa and Mantel's Cromwell

     
    On Sunday: Alison Bechdel's mom, Paul Theroux's Africa and Hilary Mantel's Cromwell....
  • New Obama Spanish-language ad focuses on Central Floridian

     
    The Barack Obama campaign is up with another round of Spanish-language ads in three swing states, including Florida. The Florida ad features Lynnette Acosta, who the campaign says graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2000, before beginning a...
  • Bring back the draft -- but with a twist

     
    There are 3 billion reasons -- billions, as in dollars -- behind the pushback against cuts to the Defense Department's budget, which, along with Homeland Security and related programs, takes up more than half of the nation's discretionary budget. Here.......
  • Dwight Howard’s comments heartbreaking but relatable

     
    Dwight Howard is 25. Anyone who’s been in their mid-20s knows what he’s going through. I'm in my mid-20s and almost everyone I know in Orlando wonders what their life would be like if they lived in New York City or Los Angeles. They wonder...
  • Dr. Oz expands L.A. program to boost health, reduce obesity

     
    Roosevelt High School student Johana Soto has become much more aware of her bad habits and is trying to change them. She credits Erikka Moreno, 22, who is teaching her, her classmates and her teachers lessons about healthy eating and exercise. Moreno is...
  • Video postcards from the Peace Corps

     
    On the occasion of the Peace Corps’ 50-year anniversary, the Opinion pages ran several Op-Eds celebrating the volunteer organization and its enduring legacy. On its accomplishments, Stanley Meisler wrote: It's possible to cite the pounds of fish...
  • Sunday Q&A: Chris Matthews

     
    Mention the name Chris Matthews ... and an immediate mental image springs to mind: A loud, opinionated guy with a floppy mass of blond hair who holds forth each weeknight on his MSNBC show “Hardball,” and again on Sunday mornings with “...
  • Netflix CEO deflects criticism with humor (and Albanian army dog tags)

     
    Huffington Post Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington gave Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings a tongue-in-cheek opportunity to respond to some of the barbed comments leveled in recent weeks at the fast-growing subscription service by the head of media...
  • EW's Sean Smith: 'I joined the Peace Corps because of Angelina Jolie'

     
    Angelina Jolie inspires Entertainment Weekly's Sean Smith to join the Peace Corps...
  • What's behind our obsessive Amy Chua disorder?

     
    Over the course of the last 13 days, Gabrielle Giffords survived a shot to the head; Tunisians overthrew their government; Sarah Palin tried to change the meaning of "blood libel"; Sen. Joe Lieberman announced his retirement; Peace Corps founder Sargent.....
  • A month in review: From Jerry Brown's budget plan to the Tucson massacre to the powerful protests that began with the help of Twitter

     
    Isn't January the month for recuperating after the holidays, a month when we navel-gaze and plan our goals for the upcoming year? Yeah, there was no time for that. Arnold Schwarzenegger bid adieu as governor of California, but not before......
  • Happy 50th anniversary, Peace Corps!

     
    On the occasion of the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary, and this month’s worldwide launch of Peace Corps Month, Maureen Orth, author and special correspondent for Vanity Fair, has written an Op-Ed for our pages about her time with the volunteer....