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'The King's Speech' is overrated

...the throne, it's a credit to the filmmakers that they stick to the one they intended to tell.However, as Christopher Hitchens and others have pointed out, some explanatory omissions alter the historical record when it comes to just how...
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PBS' Tavis Smiley looks for new season of diversity

...first week alone, actors John Travolta, Don Cheadle and Kevin Bacon, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and writer Christopher Hitchens are among those scheduled on "Tavis Smiley." But for Smiley, the public television series (returning Friday...
TV Lookout: Highlights (and lowlights) for the week

...a documentary about Lone Star State life, politics and culture as observed by British journalist-critic Christopher Hitchens. "Everything about Texas is predicated on its being big," he reports in this film, which by turns is penetrating...
With war in Iraq winding down, book proposals rise

...speechwriter David Frum, the book, currently untitled, is to be published by Random House early next year. Christopher Hitchens, whose support for the war led him to quit his job as a columnist for the liberal weekly The Nation, has a book...
Convention gives atheists chance to share nonbeliefs

...of books has been published, spreading the organization's message that religion is the root of many evils. Christopher Hitchens, the author of the best-selling God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, is in attendance. So is...
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Across Georgia

...part in a symposium on Feb. 26, the day the school opens an exhibition of the novelist's archives. Author Christopher Hitchens and filmmaker Deepa Mehta also are scheduled to take part in the symposium on campus. They will discuss how imagination...
Honoring Michael Moore is a mistake

...In a Michael Moore movie, truth is exactly what he says it is, nothing more, nothing less. Liberal writer Christopher Hitchens said of Fahrenheit 911, "To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms...
'Omnium Gatherum': Two playwrights try to cope with Sept. 11 Kristine Nielsen. Many of the characters are loosely based on real people, including writers Tom Clancy and Christopher Hitchens and scholar Edward Said, who died Sept. 24. The play's rapid advance from group therapy-writing sessions...
TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

...Ford. "I believe he's a war criminal, a liar, responsible for kidnapping and murder," declares journalist Christopher Hitchens, who wrote a book critical of Kissinger on which this 2002 film, by Eugene Jarecki and Alex Gibney, is based...
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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: Through a series of one-on-one interviews with the iconic Gore Vidal, filmmaker Nicholas Wrathall examines Vidal's contribution to journalism, film, and the political landscape over the course of his life. Remarks from the late Christopher Hitchens, filmmaker Burr Steers, and footage from Vidal's lengthy career supplement the material and further explain how Vidal earned his reputation as one of the most respected writers and critics of his time. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi Cast: Gore Vidal, Christopher Hitchens, Tim Robbins, Sting Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review