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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Movie Review: '12 Years A Slave' Is Brilliant, Unrelenting

Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years A Slave'
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It isn't so much the beatings that make 12 Years A Slave hard to watch-- they will, in any case, not appall the moviegoers who have made the Saw and Hostel franchises profitable, and there are only a few of them-- it's the endless pitilessness of the white characters' attitudes toward the black characters, their utter inability to recognize them as human beings.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Richard Crowson: Dr. Seuss, Heart Surgeon

During this Valentine's season, I’ve been consulting a heart specialist. My cardiologist of choice is none other than the widely esteemed Dr. Seuss.

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