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Paterson and the Magic of the Everyday

Jim Jarmusch’s latest film ‘Paterson’ is a tribute to the people who brave everyday drudgeries and humiliations. It also highlights the magic of gratitude and the million little things in life we take for granted.

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Inside Guantanamo

Inside Guantanamo

CGTN America examines the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Digital reporter Yasmeen Alamiri and Videographer Andrew Smith were in Guantanamo October of 2016, exploring this controversial facility and the fate of the detainees who remain there.

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Moonlight

Love Under ‘Moonlight’

The film ‘Moonlight’ is about a journey from an unforgiving childhood to a conflicted adult life. It’s also a romantic film that succeeds in expressing love’s first blush on screen.

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Kathleen Turner

Magical Thinking in the Age of Trump

I read Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking quite a while ago but I’ve never really felt the full brunt of the first few lines of her masterpiece until Donald Trump was declared President elect of my adopted home.

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Joining the dots on Donald Trump

CCTV business correspondent Owen Fairclough has witnessed two insurgent populist movements cause global shock waves this year and thinks it’s time to join the dots on historic changes.

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‘The Little Foxes’ ugly little world

Greed has shaped human history for centuries. From the dawn of the earliest civilizations to our social-media obsessed and online-shopping-addicted era, it has informed how countless generations have lived their lives.

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The Lobster movie

Down with love: The warped romance of ‘The Lobster’

In the world of ‘The Lobster’, love is but a fiction and a human construct that will only doom those who believe in it. Yorgos Lanthimo’s satirical film takes place in an alternate universe where this alleged ‘love’ and relationships stemming from it have completely warped everyone’s system of values.

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Mike Daisey’s The Trump Card

If there’s one takeaway from seeing Mike Daisey’s comedy monologue, “The Trump Card,” — it’s the terrifying certainty that Donald Trump will win the White House come November. I’m serious.

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Boris: A review

Wata and Takeshi don’t have guitar techs to help them tune their instruments so they walked onto the stage a few minutes before their show was about to start at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club and did it on their own.

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Mourning the victims in Nice truck attack

Photos: Truck attack in Nice, France

The images and videos of the violent truck attack in the French Rivera have shocked the world. In a matter of minutes, the attacker drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 84 people. (Warning some of these images are graphic)

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Eid al-Fitr festival in India

PHOTOS: Eid al-Fitr festival

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. It is a three-day festival, which begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon. It marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan during which devout Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to […]

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