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Cinderella Man
William Park | 26 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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Here’s a puzzle for you. A magnificent actor, a robust script, terrific sets, an unsentimental story about fortitude, perseverance, self-sacrifice and loyalty. And yet it has fizzled at the box office.


Where did he come from?
Carolyn Moynihan | 24 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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In the ultimate feel-good finish, Michael Campbell, an unheralded New Zealander, picked off Tiger Woods in the US Open.


Cuomo cuts through ethical knot with a committee
Michael Cook | 24 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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Former New York governor Mario Cuomo has proposed that an expert committee guide Congress in deciding whether human embryos are human beings. We asked former researcher and medical ethicist Dianne Irving for her comments.


G-rated for gold mine?
Michael Cook | 24 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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G-rated films are 11 times as profitable as R-rated films, but Hollywood makes 12 times as many R-rated films. What's going on?


Uncomfortable truths about Terri Schiavo
Harry Moody | 24 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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An autopsy has confirmed that Terri Shiavo did have massive brain damage. She was probably blind and unaware and could not eat or drink. But what does this prove?


Calibrating happiness
Carolyn Moynihan | 24 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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By 2020 depression will be the second-largest cause of disability in the world for both men and women of all ages. So researchers are beavering away on what makes us happy. Have they got it right?


Batman Begins
| 19 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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With a screech of tires, the Caped Crusader has burst into the summer movie market to save Gotham City from an army of villains and Warner Brothers from financial distress. Teenage boys will love it.


The Da Vince Code Hoax
Francis Phillips | 18 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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Why are millions of people around the world reading a mishmash of comic book history and bogus theology expressed in hackneyed prose? A review of The Da Vinci Code Hoax


Making better people
Carolyn Moynihan | 18 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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Want a smarter baby? A faster baby? A blonder baby? Prepared to pay for it? You might be able to some day if transhumanists have their way.


Truth or consequences
Michael Cook | 17 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: Guantanamo Bay, torture, utilitarianism, war on terror
What philosophy can justify the abuse of enemy combatants in Guantanamo Bay? The same one which justifies stem cell research and euthanasia.


The crowded house of evolution
Phillip Elias | 17 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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What did Richard Dawkins, the world's foremost champion of Darwinism, mean by saying that he believed in evolution but could not prove it?


The real success of Anne Bancroft
Michael Cook | 10 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, human dignity, parenting
What we should remember Anne Bancroft for is her visceral performance in "The Miracle Worker", not her role as a seductress in that ultimate 60s film, "The Graduate".


The thorny issue of politicians and conscience
John A. Gueguen, Jr | 10 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscience, Philippines, politicians
Last year's presidential campaign saw many Catholic politicians tiptoeing through a minefield of moral issues. Could it happen again?


Why should we bother to read foreign books?
Christopher Martin | 10 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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All those unspellable names and unpronounceable cities in Dostoy what's-his-name -- why should we bother if he couldn't write in the King's English?


Tolerance and her children
Carolyn Moynihan | 10 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
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Young Germans are using shock tactics to rattle the liberalism of their parents, and sending a message about tolerance to the West.


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