On this day…in 1968

On this day in 1968, Stanley’s Kubrick’s science-fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey makes its debut in movie theatres. Kubrick had first gained prominence as a director for the World War I-era drama Paths of Glory (1957). After helming the big-budget Roman epic Spartacus (1960), he made a 1962 screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita before turning to an even more controversial … [Read the full story]

Ding Dong, Osama’s dead!

The death of Osama Bin Laden was celebrated around the world as a victory for justice, but many people cautioned that it would not end terroist attacks or ease suffering of those who lost loved ones in bombings by al-Qaeda linked militants.   Spontaneous cebratory rallies broke out in New York City at Ground Zero, … [Read the full story]