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A world of cinema

The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010
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We're killing the oceans

I meet world-renowned undersea photojournalist Brian Skerry at Legal Seafoods, across from the New England Aquarium, where he's the explorer in residence. He orders a chicken Caesar salad.
Is it too late to save the seas that sustain us?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 20, 2009
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You Snus you lose

Unbowed by last month's $1 a pack increase in the cigarette tax, the tobacco industry is pushing new unhealthy products to gain more Rhode Island customers.
Rhymes with noose
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  May 15, 2009
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Cracking up

Republicans all over the country find themselves backed into an ideological and political corner: their dogma has brought the country, and their party, to ruin.
State legislators across the country are filing resolutions declaring state sovereignty  just as they did the last time a Democrat won the White House
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 18, 2009
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Interview: Ed Zwick

On January 16, director Ed Zwick's Defiance storms theaters with its harrowing tale of the freedom-fighting Bielski brothers, who retreat to the forests of Belarus to protect an ever-growing brigade of Jewish refugees and wage relentless guerilla war
Into the woods
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 13, 2009
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Cash-strapped government

Most people realize that the nasty economic news is getting nastier.
Plus, what to do about Russia, and Obama’s upcoming convention
By EDITORIAL  |  August 20, 2008


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Georgia on your mind?

So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2008
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Autumn of the patriarchs

Maybe one shouldn’t judge a country by its movies. What if the US were to be evaluated by the standards of the top 10 films at the box office?
The Boston Turkish Film Festival at the MFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 24, 2008
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Auf der Anderen Seite|The Edge of Heaven

Maybe opening this year’s Boston Turkish Film Festival with a movie by Fatih Akin is the festival’s way of calling attention to Turkey’s hopes of joining the European Union.
Borderless realm of love, loss, and reconciliation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 19, 2008
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It’s so different here

Sometimes living and studying abroad can feel like running a marathon with a backpack full of bricks.
Savoring the challenges of spending all four college years abroad
By MARY GARBODEN  |  January 18, 2008
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The debates so far

Watching the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates debate this week in New Hampshire leaves an uncomfortable but undeniable impression.
Why the Republican performance is so dangerous
By EDITORIAL  |  June 06, 2007


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Darfur: The only hope

The genocide in Darfur continues.
It is time for corporations and investors to disinvest in Sudan
By EDITORIAL  |  May 16, 2007
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Turkey call

Turkey’s chances of getting into the European Union may be fading, but its role as a rising star in world cinema looks secure.
From genius to genre at the Boston Turkish Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 28, 2007
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“A” list

Long-time abortion rights advocate Mary Ann Sorrentino didn’t write The A Word to change anyone’s pro-life stance.
Mary Ann Sorrentino on the right to choose
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 14, 2007
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Southern by Southwestern hospitality

Next week, the megalith of indie-music festivals, South by Southwest, launches the hopes of 1500 bands and the throbbing hangovers of 12,000 official attendees.
Austin welcomes Boston
By DAVID DAY  |  March 06, 2007
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Vicenza to Washngton: No thanks

By next Christmas, 40 percent of the British presence in Iraq is expected home.
Americans abroad
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  February 28, 2007


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It’s global class war

Written by a former Mainer, The Global Class War barely mentions Maine, but it explains what is happening economically in our state — as well as in the world.
And Maine is on the front line
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 06, 2006
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I'll be watching you

When Conrad Chase, director of Barcelona’s Baja Beach Club, asked his VIP customers if they wanted a microchip implanted in their arms, many of them didn’t think twice.
A new tracking technology could make today’s debates about warrantless spying seem quaint  
By VANESSA CZARNECKI  |  May 04, 2006
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World of pain

There are several reasons not to publish the Danish cartoons depicting Mohammed with his turban styled as a bomb and the other images that have sparked violent protests and deaths throughout Europe, the Middle East, West Asia, and Indonesia.
The space between free speech and respect in the ultimate culture war
By EDITORIAL  |  February 10, 2006

Rice seeks Gaza border deal


JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday an agreement over Gaza border crossings was "in sight" and extended her Middle East trip to try to broker a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
By Bill Thompson  |  December 18, 2005