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What Congress Could Learn from “Life of Pi”

At various points in the run-up to the 85th Oscars on Sunday night, nearly every nominee for Best Picture found cause to associate itself with President Obama or Congress. For some films, like Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, and Lincoln, it was a natural fit. Others had to try a little harder. Beasts of the Southern…

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Embracing the Mystery of “Life of Pi”

Life of Pi is a difficult movie to write about because it encompasses so much of the human experience – it covers man’s relationship to himself, his family, his environment, and God – but its perspective on those experiences is elusive. This opacity, however, is not a flaw; on the contrary, it is evidence of…