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By Susan King, Times Staff Writer"Babel," "The Departed," "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Queen" were nominated Tuesday morning for best picture of 2006 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Though shut out in this and other marquee categories, the...
Chicago Tribune staff reporteraFour weeks into the bombing of Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday that the attacks had weakened the Taliban's hold on the country and the U.S. is making "measurable progress" in the war on terrorism. "The Taliban is not...
Tribune foreign correspondentOn Friday afternoons, green plastic prayer rugs stretch for a city block along the sidewalk of Milan's Viale Eduardo Jenner. This is for the overflow of the faithful from the Islamic Cultural Institute, a converted garage that the U.S. government...
Special to The TimesOf course it's true that you can't go home again. But there are times when you can't even go on vacation again. I had a pretty good idea what to expect when I checked into the Libertel Hotel Bellechasse in Paris' trendy 7th arrondissement, just around...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday June 13, 1997 "Salut Cousin!" is the timeless story of the naive stranger coming to the big city, and Franco-Algerian filmmaker Merzak Allouache brings to it a freshness, vitality and beguiling rueful humor. The film is too long by 10...
Times Staff WriterYou could say that the "The Battle of Algiers" is back. The great political film of the modern era has returned in a new (and newly subtitled) 35-millimeter print struck from the original negative. However, what's most impressive about this 1965 epic of...
And CHRISTINA GOSTOMSKI Of The Morning CallFatma El-Turky was at an Islamic conference when the call came out for someone who spoke Arabic. Conference attendees needed a translator. No one could understand an elderly Arabic woman who was seated alone. El-Turky, who teaches Arabic at Muhlenberg...
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TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday May 10, 1995 Though we are undeniably youth-obsessed as a culture, adolescence is an area not dealt with well on film, which is one of several reasons "Wild Reeds" is such an unexpectedly satisfying experience. Its cast of young French...
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