A Madman’s Blaze of Glory


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How much provocation can South Korea take?

Truth and Fiction in Polanski’s The Ghost Writer


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Forget the politics: the controversial filmmaker has made a beautifully rendered film.

NewsReal Sunday: The End of a Dynasty? Patrick Kennedy Bows Out


Representative Patrick Kennedy has announced that he is not running for re-election; an unheard of event in the last generation, but it may be a sign that the magic of the Kennedy clan has faded among today’s Catholic voters.
For the past four decades, a portrait of President John F. Kennedy was proudly displayed on the walls of Irish Catholic homes, between the [...]

The UN Shines in Haiti


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Despite the worst loss of life in its history, the UN has led humanitarian efforts in the earthquake-shattered nation.