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  • Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore

    Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore
    What if they held the Olympic Games and no one came? Or, more to the point, why exactly are we still bothering with the Olympics anyway? Because right now, you’d get no argument from me that the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, seem to be far more...
  • Orcas at the Winter Olympics: A combo that's hard to watch

    For the Winter Olympics, Russian hosts are planning a grand display of two recently captured killer whales. And we’re supposed to say what, exactly? It’s all in the name of international sports and so we won't make a fuss? Let’s all...
  • All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any

    All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any
    As the controversies over the Sochi Winter Games pile up, it’s getting harder and harder to remember why the world continues its love affair with the Olympics. That’s not a jab at Russia. It’s a bigger question about whether the Games,...
  • Jesse Owens Biopic Finds Its Leading Man (EXCLUSIVE)

    British actor John Boyega will portray Olympic athlete Jesse Owens in the biopic "Race," with shooting set to start in May in Berlin and Montreal. Forecast Pictures' Jean Charles Levy and ID+'s Luc Dayan made the announcement Friday. "Race" will be...
  • Films Boutique Adds Several Pix to Berlin Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON -- Jean-Christophe Simon's Berlin-based sales house Films Boutique has added a string of high-profile pics to its Berlin sales slate, including Susan Sarandon-starrer "Ping Pong Summer" and Daniel Ribeiro's "The Way He Looks," which world premieres...
  • Beta's Box Office Hit 'The Physician' to Make Market Bow in Berlin

    LONDON -- Beta Cinema is gearing up for a busy Berlinale with the competition titles "Stations of the Cross" and "Jack," the Panorama Special entry "Stereo," and the market premiere of flagship production "The Physician," which has proven to be a B.O. hit...
  • Manny Pacquiao's thoughts are on typhoon, Brandon Rios, trainer says

    Manny Pacquiao's thoughts are on typhoon, Brandon Rios, trainer says
    Manny Pacquiao’s training camp in the Philippines was not disrupted by last week’s Typhoon Haiyan, which has resulted in up to 2,500 deaths, but trainer Freddie Roach said Wednesday the boxer’s thoughts have certainly been distracted....
  • Review: 'Glickman' an affectionate portrait of Marty Glickman

    Review: 'Glickman' an affectionate portrait of Marty Glickman
    At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, when the only two Jewish members of the U.S. men's track team were denied the chance to compete, the decision wasn't Hitler's but that of American officials, among them a USC coach. One of those sprinters is the subject of a...
  • Russia's Olympic Games should go on

    Russia has embarked on a series of shameful steps against homosexuals. A recently passed law lays out heavy penalties for anyone who disseminates positive information to minors about "nontraditional" relationships, a vague law that could be construed to...
  • Chase leader Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race in Phoenix

    Chase leader Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race in Phoenix
    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmie Johnson took the first step toward trying to bolster his lead over Matt Kenseth in NASCAR's Chase title playoff by winning the pole for Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson, seeking a sixth championship,...
  • Jesse Owens' name restored to South Side school

    Jesse Owens' name restored to South Side school
    The Chicago school board Wednesday agreed to restore the name of track star Jesse Owens to a South Side elementary school. The name was removed when the district closed 47 elementary schools this summer. While Jesse Owens Community Academy in the West...
  • School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name

    School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name
    A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month, officials said Wednesday. Chicago...