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  • DVD Review: Kiarostami's 'Love' is more than meets the eye

    DVD Review: Kiarostami's 'Love' is more than meets the eye
    Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami achieved renown for “Through the Olive Trees” (1994) and “A Taste of Cherry” (1997). Along the way, he also penned the screenplays for two of Jafar Panahi's best films, “The White Balloon” (1995) and “Crimson Gold” (2003). Still, none of this could have prepared viewers for 2010's “Certified Copy,” his first film shot outside of Iran. Having a genuine international star, Juliette Binoche, didn't hurt, but it was the movie's tricky ambiguity about the central relationship that made it a masterpiece.
  • Intersections: Feeling flush over a taboo topic

    Intersections: Feeling flush over a taboo topic
    I am sitting on a gray, velvet, diamond-tufted couch in a top-floor apartment that overlooks Los Angeles. The view is breathtaking. There are hookah pipes strewn around on tables outside and a Mariah Carey song is the background music of the day. But I&...

    Rep. Adam Schiff on Hagel nomination: 'There are legitimate questions'

    Appearing on the MSNBC show “Jansing & Co.,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday voiced concerns about President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defens,¬†former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel. Speaking to Chris Jansing, Schiff said...

    Intersections: It's never too late to tackle ESL

    In a simple, bare bones classroom adjacent to a Montrose-area church, a group of adults is learning something many of us take for granted in our every day lives: how to speak English. It is one of three English-as-a-second-language classes taking place...

    Intersections: Rings of heritage's tree trunk

    Aydin was an Iranian mountaineer who had climbed 572 steps to the top of the Cascade — a towering architectural feat in the heart of Yerevan that now houses the Cafesjian Center for the Arts — with his wife. On a South Caucasus road trip,...