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The lineup for the now-postponed Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival offered an antidote to cinematic cynicism.
Endorsements from former rivals — and also from Rep. James Clyburn — were worth more than unlimited campaign spending.
Complex, concurrent crises spanning the globe loom for the next president, but were mostly unmentioned in Wednesday's debate.
Rash Report: New Pew Research Center polls show a nation riven with divisions.
The nine nominated films contending for Best Picture reflect enduring content controversies and an ever-evolving media model.
A new film from director Terrence Malick shows how an Austrian man, firm in his faith, forsakes swearing allegiance to Hitler.
Washington Post's publication of "A Secret History of the War" exposes lies spanning 18 years across three presidential administrations.
Arrows Awards, which honor the best of British advertising, reflect the U.K.'s cultural and political split.
Enduring Western unity and purpose toppled the wall and won the Cold War. It's needed again to meet today's transatlantic challenges.
Belying characterizations, the character of top envoys and officers has been apparent during the impeachment inquiry.
U.S. betrayal of Kurdish allies is just the latest sad chapter in this tragedy, as searing Syrian documentary, "For Sama," shows.
New documentary 'Where's My Roy Cohn?' shows the notorious attorney's considerable influence on the future U.S. president.
Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss, Anne's stepsister, will speak at the U's Northrop Auditorium on Oct. 27.
Coalition talks will tackle a political split, but long-term questions await answers.
Katharine Gun and Martin Bright discuss a new movie that examines how the run-up to the war ran roughshod over the truth.
Two experts envision Sino-American relations and the climate crisis as profound present and future foreign-policy dynamics.
In Hong Kong, Moscow and elsewhere, a citizen-led counternarrative, though not yet a counterrevolution, to repressive regimes.
CNN should have focused more on foreign policy and had candidates answer more profound questions about war and diplomacy.
Political and social strife was omnipresent 50 years ago, too, but the country did not let it eclipse its mission and achievement.
New documentary on the first female crew in a round-the-world race and soccer team's win give context to ongoing fight for equality.
The formal agenda at the summit of world leaders in Osaka and the top topics at the Democratic candidate debates in Miami were revealing.
In Korea, a lifetime's uneasy truce hasn't erased hopes for a true end to hostilities or reduced the importance of America's role.
The twice-a-decade, 28-nation European Parliament elections, which will be concluded on Sunday, will be a bellwether for populism's popularity across the Continent.
"Christchurch Call" amplifies global concern over antisocial abuse of social media.
A new movie and a museum exhibit displaying his creative process reveal the human behind "The Hobbit."
A comic actor will soon take on the country's serious challenges.
Joe Biden and 19 other Democrats try to break through in what "will be a battle for attention."
Pulitzer Prizes, clarity of Mueller report are antidotes to Reporters Without Borders' chilling annual analysis.
World's largest democracy can be a global beacon amid a time of increasing authoritarianism.
The 38th annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival will screen more than 250 films from 77 countries during its April 4-20 run.
Annual U.N. study of people polled in 156 countries suggests that while it can help, money doesn't (always) buy happiness.
The world needs to match the State Department honoree's intrepid advocacy on behalf of Rohingya refugees.
Filmmaking, and the movies themselves, should be the stars of a show that's been shadowed with controversy.
A juxtaposition of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and an Iran-focused Mideast security conference in Warsaw.
Minnesota senator's expected presidential bid comes amid a polarized, turbulent political environment.
A new documentary from director Peter Jackson uses old footage and voices to renew interest in the sacrifices of soldiers who fought, and won, the "Great War."
Political stalemates in Washington, London and elsewhere reflect a crisis in governance at a time of rising global challenges.
Foreign-policy experts cite the erosion of international institutions and the global order itself.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder spurs Senate to condemn the crown prince and end U.S. military aid for the war in Yemen.
New film by acclaimed Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón reflects an alternative cultural, commercial approach.
"Arrows Awards" reel, which begins its annual Walker Art Center run, may better reflect British society.
New movie recalls the 1988 sex scandal that engulfed the favorite to be the Democratic presidential nominee.
President Trump, the journalist said, might be best remembered for his 'policy casino.'
Even if Trump doesn't act, Congress can reassert U.S. foreign-policy independence by limiting arms sales to the kingdom.
American values and U.S. leadership are needed to counter the rise of a global "authoritarian alliance."
New Pew poll reflects deep divisions on support for the watchdog role of the press, perceived fairness, trust and other key issues.
"Fahrenheit 11/9," "Time for Ilhan" leave moviegoers with different takes on America's political system.
Tactics shift, but the foreign policy objectives seem similar to a previous era.
Geographic, generational and gender trends, not to mention ideological divides, are apparent in state races.
Controversy over Trump-Putin summit, attacks on the press and a Republican rebuke of policy "commissars."
The president is accelerating the waning of a system that's advanced U.S. interests.
But relationships between Americans, Mexicans and Canadians transcend politics.
History Center's "Somalis + Minnesota" shows how immigration enriches.
Remarkable rescue shows the power of viral video and reflects the potency of immigration issue in Europe.
Enduring political paralysis risks marring Minnesota's brand.
In a provocative book, Harvard scholar Graham Allison examines if the two countries are "Destined for War."
Walker Art Center's "Legacy of '68" film series sparks comparisons to current world turbulence.
Afghan citizens, multinational forces and an international press corps are under relentless siege from violent extremists.
2018 World Press Freedom Index warns of press repression amid rising authoritarianism.
Ambassador Dina Kawar reflects on her nation's resiliency.
Japan has been up and down more than once. It's steady now and willing to be a pillar of global affairs.
Drive for diversity in front of and behind the camera bolstered by "Black Panther" and activism.
Games face challenges and change, but still inspire athletes and fans worldwide.
U.S. intelligence chiefs' warnings on Russian interference should spur bipartisan backing for an aggressive congressional response.
Challenges batter the nation, and the National Football League, but both events offer a unique unity moment, however fleeting.
Acclaimed Lebanese film focuses on unhealed wounds from vicious civil war.
Two Arizona Republican senators reflect on President Trump's attacks on the media.
New movie examines Pentagon Papers case and puts a lens on today's era.
Forecasters see Beijing beginning to fill the power vacuum left by a disengaged Trump administration.
Four different dictionaries' "words of the year" define our times and deliver a potential preview of 2018.
The potential impact on Alabama's reputation may have spurred some Republicans to say "no Moore."
New movie about the British prime minister is just the latest reflection on a leader who has become a legend.
Annual Walker Art Center screening shows advertising as creative as the shows it supports and provides insight into U.K. society.
Recent reports and events show the extent of Russia's political and media manipulation.
A pair of Minnesotans in Congress from opposite sides of the aisle agree that the decades-old U.S. policy is counterproductive.