Documentary

Becky Garrison 12-03-2009
The forthcoming documentary The End of Poverty? opens with the question "Why does poverty persist in a world of growing wealth?" Through a seri
John Gehring 11-06-2009
As an urbanite fortunate to live within walking distance of work and trendy restaurants, I rarely drive these days.
Edward Gilbreath 10-16-2009

One of the big conversations in my household this year has revolved around the question of whether my 9-year-old daughter is ready to get her hair "permed." Some girls at her school have already been initiated into the world of relaxed hair, so the peer pressure is in effect.

Becky Garrison 09-28-2009

Fans of gonzo political activism may remember the Yes Men's infamous stunt in which Andy Bichlbaum posed as a Dow Chemical spokesperson named Jude (patron saint of the impossible) Finisterra (earth's end).

Becky Garrison 09-23-2009
To commemorate the International Day of Peace (September 21st), I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the documentary Pray the Devil Bac
Edward Gilbreath 09-21-2009

I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much when I first took my seat in the theater to preview Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a 3-D animated comedy based on the popular children's book.

The United States is the richest nation on earth. It has some of the best-trained physicians and best medical facilities on earth. It is a leader in medical innovation and medical education.
Becky Garrison 08-18-2009
Jamie Moffett, co-founder of The Simple Way and director of The Ordinary Radicals, tra

Last weekend I watched the documentary Food, Inc. and it left me inspired in a surprising way

Anna Almendrala 07-09-2009
Today Brave New Foundation launches the fifth segment of the Rethink Afghanistan documentary, Women of A
Julie Clawson 07-06-2009

"The industry doesn't want you to know the truth about what you are eating, because if you knew you might not want to eat it " - Food, Inc.

Eugene Cho 05-15-2009

I'll be honest. I get timid writing these kind of posts. I'm scared of being labeled an angry or bitter Asian. I'm scared of the emails that come in. I'm scared of being de-invited for speaking gigs

Cathleen Falsani 04-24-2009

There's roads and there's roads And they call, can't you hear it? Roads of the earth And roads of the spirit . . .

- Bruce Cockburn's "Child of the Wind"

Mali. Mozambique. Central America. The Himalayas. Kosovo.

Almudena Carracedo 04-22-2009
Seven years ago, I set out to make a little film that would put a human face on the struggles of immigrant workers in L.A.
Anna Almendrala 04-16-2009
Did you have a good Easter weekend? If you were in Washington D.C. for the holiday, you may have noticed a different kind of Easter Bunny hanging around the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro.
Cathleen Falsani 04-10-2009
Twenty-seven years ago this month, Brenda and Scott Kniffen, a homemaker and an inventory manager of a diesel shop, were arrested and charged with sexually abusing their two young sons, Brian and B
Jess Hunter-Bowman 04-08-2009
In July 2007, Teresa Ortega stood solemnly in a field of wilting corn and pineapple crops in southern Colombia's farm land as tears streamed down her cheeks.
Craig Detweiler 03-27-2009
From Joan of Arc to Sir Thomas More, courageous martyrs continue to inspire us. Their powerful witness is memorialized in homilies, books, and even movies.
Ryan Beiler 02-16-2009

Each time I write about the Middle East, I feel compelled to repeat three concepts.

Cathleen Falsani 02-10-2009

Chicago's own Dwight L. Moody, the great American evangelist of the 19th century, once said that of 100 people, one would read the Bible, and the other 99 would "read the Christian."

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