Remembering Roger Ebert, The U.S. Government's Next American Target, Entrepreneurship Abroad

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Syrian security tries to quash dissent in Douma, but residents remain defiant, January 14, 2012. (Elizabeth Arrott/Voice of America)

Roger Ebert: Legacy of a Film Legend | Syrian Opposition Leader on Fight to Overthrow Assad | The Next American to be Killed by a U.S. Drone Attack | New Movie Releases: 'Evil Dead,' 'Jurassic Park 3D' and 'No Place on Earth' | Entrepreneurship in the Developing World | An Afghan Media Moghul Reflects on His Country's Future

Is the Catholic Church Evolving on Homosexuality?

Charlie Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost and longtime reporter on the Catholic Church, examines the election and actions of Pope Francis and discusses what they mean for the future of the Church.

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A Priest Takes a Stand on Sexism, and is Expelled by the Church

For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church’s policy has been to ordain men — and never women — as priests. Some call it tradition, but as Father Roy Bourgeois sees it, it’s plain and simple sexism.


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This Might Be the Next American to Be Killed by Drones

Omar Hammami's was born and raised in a small town near Mobile, Alalbama, but now lives in Somalia where in 2006 he joined an Islamist guerrilla army group called al Shebab. His relationship with the al Shebab has faltered, though, and with the U.S. government assigning a $5 million bounty on his head he's a man with enemies on all sides.

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Roger Ebert: Legacy of a Film Legend

For 45 years, Roger Ebert was a critical tour de force. As film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, as half of the review dreamteam, Siskel and Ebert and the Movies, and, in his later life, as a prolific blogger, Ebert reached generations of film-goers even after he lost the ability to speak.

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New Movie Releases: 'Evil Dead,' 'Jurassic Park 3D' and 'No Place on Earth'

The Takeaway's Movie Date team, Kristen Meinzer, Takeaway culture producer, and Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, review this week's major releases and discuss the legacy of film critic Roger Ebert.

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Entrepreneurship in the Developing World

Most indexes that measure business environments around the world rate places like the United States, Singapore, and Japan, very highly. But in fact, we fall dramatically behind places like sub-Sahara Africa, Latin America, China, and Brazil when it comes to entrepreneurship. How do developing countries foster entrepreneurship in a way that the first world doesn’t?

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An Afghan Media Moghul Reflects on His Country's Future

As American and NATO forces prepare to begin their 2014 withdrawal from Afghanistan, the future stability of the country remains in question. And after ten years in office. Afghan President Hamid Karzai will be stepping down next year.