In 'Horton' Movie, Abortion Foes Hear an Ally
The premiere of Horton Hears a Who drew a Hollywood crowd and a few others. Horton the elephant says "a person's a person, no matter how small." Anti-abortion activists endorse the sentiment — loudly.
Racism and Family Secrets in 'Mudbound'
Hillary Jordan's first novel is a story of racism and well-kept secrets. Set on a Mississippi farm at the end of World War II, Mudbound follows two families: landowners and sharecroppers.
Johnson & Johnson Heir Makes Film on Income Gap
Jamie Johnson, whose family founded Johnson & Johnson, came from a world with an inviolable rule: Don't talk about money. But he's using his background to make documentaries about the rich, including The One Percent.
Obama: Michigan, Florida Do-Overs 'Not Realistic'
Barack Obama says allowing the Michigan primary results to count wouldn't be fair — and do-overs in Michigan and Florida wouldn't be realistic. In an NPR interview, Obama also defends his experience and says his Iraq pullout plan is subject to change based on "new information."
'Road Map' Leads Nowhere for Many in Middle East
The 2003 plan dubbed the "road map" was supposed to point the way to a two-state solution for Palestinian-Israeli peace. But the life of a Palestinian plumber reflects the shortcomings of an effort backed by the U.S., Russia and the EU.
A Thriller of a Documentary: 'The Unforseen'
A new documentary tracks a 30-year battle over land use in Austin, Texas. The Unforseen focuses on a real-estate development project threatening a spring-fed swimming area. Robert Redford and Terrence Malick are the film's executive producers.
Kosovo, EU Ties Loom over Serb Election
May elections for a new parliament will test Serbian resolve regarding independence for the province of Kosovo. Most Serbs oppose the idea, but the EU favors it. And few Serbs see a healthy economic future without EU ties.
Religious Leaders Help Renters Buy in New Orleans
The Jeremiah Group has developed a loan plan to turn the city's low-income renters into homeowners. Instead of rejecting the idea as an impractical suggestion by idealistic do-gooders, the state embraced it.
Nagin, New Orleans Seek Rebuilding Money
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin led a city delegation to Washington, D.C., this week to seek more than $2 billion for the Big Easy. They want Congress to help shore up levies and improve water, sewer and public transit services.
Rep. Frank: Use $300 Billion to Fight Foreclosures
More help could be on the way for people struggling to pay off their home loans. Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts wants the federal government to refinance up to $300 billion worth of troubled mortgages.