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Cinema classics: Sunset Boulevard
Ronan Wright | 14 March 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: classic cinema, self-referential films
One of the best films about Hollywood ever to come out of Hollywood.

Francis. The first.
Sheila Liaugminas | 14 March 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic Church, evangelization, media coverage, papacy, Pope Francis, popular culture
First year anniversary of this papacy. First pope named Francis. First Jesuit pope. First from the Americas. But the 266th Peter, in continuous succession of the first rock on which the Catholic Church was built.

Democracy is broke. Here’s how to fix it
Carolyn Moynihan | 14 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, family, The Economist, virtue
People are dying in the name of democracy while others are disenchanted. What has gone wrong?

Is it right that they come?
Peter Smith | 14 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, immigration, multiculturalism
A British economist shows that migrants as well as hosts can be big losers from migration.

“Above all liberties”
David van Gend | 14 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, free speech
Free speech is at the heart of a self-governing society.

Radio Shack: thanks for all the memories
Karl D. Stephan | 14 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, engineering, RadioShack, technology
One of America's greatest engineering schools is fading away.

Bored? Hire a friend
Tamara El-Rahi | 14 March 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: friendship, Internet use, loneliness
Friend-renting websites reveal a society with too many lonely individuals.

Is acting a real job?
Tim Golden | 14 March 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adolescence, family
Ralph seeks a career in the theatre.

Tweet! Or delete!(?) Read this before you post to Twitter
Denyse O'Leary | 14 March 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: career, Twitter
Sadly, most career-ending tweets are not valiant stands for truth, but stuff better left unsaid. Knowing the difference makes all the difference.

A recession is no time for assisted suicide, says disabled British peer
Michael Cook | 13 March 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
Moves to legalise assisted suicide in Britain are a threat to the disabled.

Fertility treatment pioneer calls for caution
Shannon Roberts | 13 March 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: family, fertility treatment, IVF
A fertility expert who pioneered IVF now warns that reproductive technologies are making people too complacent about having children.

Fukushima: a man-made disaster
Leigh Dale | 13 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, disasters, Fukushima
When the 2011 tsunami hit a Japanese nuclear plant it was officialdom that went into meltdown, according to a new book.

How can you spot an anti-gay bigot?
Kelly Bartlett | 12 March 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: animus, bigotry, homophobia
The boundary between bigotry and good conscience is hard to define.

Are you a lover?
Tamara El-Rahi | 12 March 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: love, marriage values, relationships
A Spanish website is trying to remind people about what love really is.

What the Dalai Lama really thinks about same-sex marriage
Michael Cook | 11 March 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
Compassionate or confusing? The Dalai Lama on same-sex marriage. One of the world's best known religious leaders has came out in favour of same-sex marriage. But what does he really think?

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