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THE SHOT: Hope For the Children of Darfur

The conflict that erupted in Sudan’s western Darfur region 12 years ago shows no sign of ending but it has not discouraged displaced youngsters who have lived their entire lives in refugee camps from dreaming big.<p>Among the children in the camps, twelve 12-year olds are optimistic, despite ongoing …

12 Essential Books About Race in America

By Eloy Bleifuss Prados | Off the Shelf<p>This summer's releases of Harper Lee's much-anticipated <i>Go Set a Watchman</i> and Ta-Nehisi Coates' <i>Between the World and Me</i>, a powerful meditation on what it means to be black in America today, have pushed the conversation about race in America to the national …

'American Heist' a tepid potboiler despite star power

Despite a few strong emotional beats, the crime drama "American Heist" proves as undistinguished as its generic title. This derivative story of hard-luck brothers drawn into an ill-fated robbery is notable for raising one pervasive question: What are Oscar-winner Adrien Brody and the …

Salman Rushdie on Islam: 'We have learned the wrong lessons'

Salman Rushdie believes that if The Satanic Verses had been published today, the members of the literary elite who rounded on Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the French satirical magazine winning a PEN prize for courage would not have defended him.<p>In an interview with the French magazine L’Express, …

Religion

Xbox One's Rise of the Tomb Raider Demo Reaches 1080p, Final Resolution Unclear

The current in-development version of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One is running at 1080p, creative director Brian Horton has confirmed. A preview from NX Gamer suggested that a recent game demo was outputting at 900p, but Horton clarified on Twitter that it was indeed running at …

5 Unstoppable Female Entrepreneurs Making Their Dents on the World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I wrote this column, I thought about two of my biggest role models growing up.<p>I was raised by a single mother -- Dana -- who has been one of my biggest role models. She worked two jobs while raising four children just to keep us in a …

Les combattants review – outlaw humour meets heartfelt emotion

Here’s a love story with a difference. When easy-going Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) meets feisty combatant Madeleine (Adèle Haenel), he decides to follow her on to a “super-hard” army training course. Convinced that the end is nigh, Madeleine is a survivalist force of nature – tough, determined, …

Love Stories

Accidental Love review – toothless, bawdy and aggravatingly zany

“I have a nail in my head so I need a Moon Base.” In the days before <i>The Fighter</i> and <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i>, David O Russell started shooting the healthcare satire <i>Nailed</i> (from Kristin Gore’s novel <i>Sammy’s Hill</i>), only to see the production shut down amid financial chaos. Now, seven years later, we …

Moon

The Long Good Friday review – sheer, ground-breaking brilliance

“What I’m looking for is someone who can contribute to what England has given to the world: culture, sophistication, genius – a little bit more than an ’ot dog, know what I mean?” John Mackenzie’s classic British thriller, from a rip-roaring script by Barrie Keeffe, nearly went straight to TV and …

George Harrison

The Burning review – plenty of blood, but very little meat

Writer-director Pablo Fendrik’s “Mesopotamic western” is heavy on atmosphere, light on plot – a revenge narrative with an eco-friendly twist. Gael García Bernal is Kaí, a Pale Rider (think Charles Bronson meets Mowgli) who emerges from the Argentinian jungle to save Alice Braga’s kidnapped Vania …

Kidnapping

Divided and desperate along South Sudan's front-line | Refugees

<b>Malakal, South Sudan</b> - Angelina William hasn't seen her husband since this city was hit by a fresh wave of attacks in early April.<p>A soldier in the ranks of recently defected General Johnson Olony, he is now behind rebel lines on the western bank of the river Nile, the 28-year-old mother of three …

Somalia's al-Shabab attacks military base in Mogadishu

Somali armed group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military compound in Mogadishu where Somali intelligence officials train, claiming it killed "many intelligence forces".<p>"We captured the building and we are fighting inside it," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabab's …

39 Sour Cream Recipes That Prove It Makes Everything Better

These 39 recipes turn sour cream, our favorite dairy aisle find, into the moistest cakes, the richest dips and salad dressings, and one hell of a cheesecake.<p><b>Sour cream, is there anything you</b> <i>don't</i> improve? Our favorite dairy aisle find makes the moistest cakes, the richest dips and salad dressings, …

6 Perfect Cocktails To Enjoy During Tonight's "Game Of Thrones" Finale

(Plus two bonus shots.) “When you play the game of drinks you win or you pass out.”