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Willis Proves it’s Not a Good Day to ‘Die Hard’

Illustration by Emily Jones
February 21, 2013

Disclaimer: I am a HUGE "Die Hard" fan, and in my book, Bruce Willis is THE MAN.  Needless to say, for months I've been anticipating Valentine's Day, not for the sugar high or the "love is in the...

‘Argo’ brings history to life

'Argo' brings history to life
October 18, 2012

With the recent tragic deaths of the U.S. Ambassador and three Americans in Libya, I decided to watch Ben Affleck's "Argo," which reaches back to the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis during Jimmy Carter's...

Artist Hasan Elahi meets prejudice, profiling with creativity

Credit: Chaoyu Li
November 3, 2011

In 2002, artist Hasan Elahi was apprehended by the FBI in Detroit after stepping off a plane coming from the Netherlands.  Elahi was detained on suspicion of terrorism. While today it is clear that the...

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