2003-03-28

Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2003

Chicago

Chicago begins oddly (oddly for a movie musical) with a close-up of a woman’s eyes. Hungry eyes. Envious eyes. The camera moves closer and closer as if...

Hard to swallow

Last month, as part of the highly regarded American Experience series, PBS stations across the country aired The Pill, a documentary history of the invention...

An unnecessary war

How it has begun. We are at war with Saddam Hussein-without UN authorization, with a fragmented alliance, and with a "coalition of the willing" whose principal...

The Other Side of the Altar

In times of crisis, effective leaders understand the urgent need for honesty and candor, for the kind of truth telling that allows for healthy, creative...

Madder Max?

Mel Gibson, a handsome and whimsical fellow, has made some wonderful movies. He won an Oscar for directing Braveheart, thrilled millions and made millions in...

The 'Boston 58'

On the second Wednesday of Lent at Saint Augustine Church in Andover, Massachusetts, Father Alfred Ellis offered up a special intention at the early morning Mass. "...

Baghdad & Beyond

On March 17, President George W. Bush, having failed to secure backing from the UN for the use of force against Iraq, issued his final ultimatum to Saddam...