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  • Michelle Knight: Ohio sex slave forgives her abuser, Ariel Castro

    For 11 years, Michelle Knight was repeatedly raped while being held captive in a Cleveland house, impregnated at least five times by her abuser, Ariel Castro, who beat and starved her to terminate the pregnancies. In an interview Monday, Knight said she...
  • CANNES: Film Movement Acquires 'God's Slave' (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID - Ramping up its slate of films from young, cutting-edge Latin American directors, North American distributor Film Movement has acquired Venezuelan Joel Novoa's "God's Slave," a standout Latin American debut. Described as "riveting" by Roger...
  • Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls

    Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls
    Nigerian police offered a $300,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the rescue of about 276 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamists militants in northern Nigeria. The militants, members of the violent group Boko Haram, have threatened to...
  • 'Frozen' Barely Beats 'Legend of Hercules' to Stay on Top of Home Video Sales Charts

    Walt Disney Studios' "Frozen" is living up to its name. The animated feature appears to be frozen in the No. 1 spot on both national homevideo sales charts, finishing the week ended May 4 on top for the sixth time in seven weeks. The second spot on...
  • Charleston visit evokes mixed emotions

    Mixed views on Charleston I'm glad Alice Short highlighted the most troubling aspect of visiting Charleston, S.C., in her cover article ["In a New Light," April 13]. What is on the surface one of America's finest historic towns was built and...
  • Outrage over 'Weekend Update' misses beauty of Leslie Jones' jokes

    Outrage over 'Weekend Update' misses beauty of Leslie Jones' jokes
    It took four long months for a black woman to really plant her flag on "Saturday Night Live," but it was well worth the wait. Saturday's episode of "SNL" featured an appearance by Leslie Jones, (hired as a writer in January in a well-publicized response...
  • 'The Retrieval' has good sense of direction

    'The Retrieval' has good sense of direction
    *** (out of four) It would be easy to overlook a movie like “The Retrieval.” It contains no big stars. It’s opening only at the AMC River East. And after the extraordinary but difficult experience of “Twelve Years a Slave,”...
  • Modern world is still premodern in many ways

    Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery. Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
  • 'Retrieval' a trek through dilemmas of slavery, manhood

    'Retrieval' a trek through dilemmas of slavery, manhood
    "The Retrieval" comes at you like a haunting slip of a memory, one that writer-director Chris Eska retrieves from a mostly forgotten era in unforgettable ways. The film takes place in the aftermath of the Emancipation Proclamation as the Civil War is...
  • Reel Critics: Rogen grows up? Well, sort of

    Reel Critics: Rogen grows up? Well, sort of
    Seth Rogen built a career in movies out of his pot-smoking, immature slacker persona. Irresponsible behavior, bad language and sexual shenanigans are always present in his films. But the lowbrow comedy is often made palatable by his likable, shaggy-dog...
  • Money and morality, the parallel between energy and slavery

    Step on the gas, step on a man . . . Writing recently in The Nation, Chris Hayes drew an intensely unnerving parallel between the use of fossil fuels as an energy source and the use of slave labor -- not a moral parallel, but a financial one, though...
  • What we can do for the kidnapped Nigerian girls

    The Nigerian schoolgirls will never receive the global hero status of Malala. There are too many of them. They are nameless and faceless, with at least 270 missing, not counting the 50 lucky ones who escaped their militant Islamist captors. But they...