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Women’s rights ignored

I walked the cramped row of concrete houses in the Indian slum and watched a group of boys playing cards on the dirt ground. One of them yelled something I could not understand, and the little group fell into fits of laughter. I listened and wondered how many of their sisters’ voices would never join them in laughter, how many little voices had been silenced forever. [more]

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Occupiers’ hypocrisy exposed

The demonstration that started it all is Occupy Wall Street, a group of just a few hundred protestors in Liberty Square aiming to shut down Wall Street. The protestors refer to themselves as the 99 percent, and claim they are opposed to the 1 percent who possess the most wealth. [more]

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Holiday movies resurface, traditions continue

Numerous holiday films have come out over the last few years, attempting to join classics such as “It’s A Wonderful Life” or “A Christmas Story.” While “Four Christmases” and “Christmas with the Kranks” may not have made your traditional lists to watch, a great collection of holiday films bring joy into homes during the most wonderful time of the year. [more]

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Scorsese fosters new vision

Hugo, the orphaned boy (Asa Butterfield), must solve a mystery with the help of his newfound friend, Isabelle (Chloë Grace Moretz), which involves her godparents (Ben Kingsley and Helen McCrory) and Hugo’s deceased father (Jude Law).

The mystery revolves around an automaton — a robot made to imitate functions a human would do — that Hugo has in his possession. The automaton seems to be a close relic to Hugo since his father and he worked on it together. [more]