Posts Tagged Human welfare

Review: Moving story, simply told, in ‘Good Lie’

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Reese Witherspoon, left, and Ger Duany appear in a scene from "The Good Lie." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Bob Mahoney)

The movie poster for “The Good Lie” features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film’s star — not in the essential sense. The real stars are the Sudanese children at the bottom of the poster, their backs to us, trudging across an empty, sun-scorched expanse.

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‘Gone With the Wind’ at 75: Celebration, censure

This photo provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment shows Clark Gable, left,  as Rhett Butler, and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in a scene from the film, "Gone With the Wind." The film's 75th anniversary will be celebrated over the next week, with special screenings and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's release of a lavish new limited-edition box set. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As its 75th anniversary approaches, “Gone With the Wind” is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film’s distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic’s portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.

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Domestic violence in US: Data tells complex story

In this Aug. 18, 2010, file photo, a victim of domestic violence, who calls herself, "Sierra" sits at a safe house in Nevada County, Calif. The dramatic decrease in domestic violence committed by intimate partners from 1995 through 2004 has largely stalled, with the numbers stabilizing at a level that appalls people in the prevention field. The latest federal figures for "serious" intimate partner violence, sexual assault or aggravated physical assault, showed 360,820 such incidents in 2013, or roughly 1,000 per day. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflect a worsening epidemic of domestic violence, or has the U.S. in fact made great strides to curtail it? The answer is complicated.

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