More than just a pretty face

Michael Cook | 09 April 2013

Hollywood is mourning the greatest Mouseketeer of them all, Annette Funicello, who died on the same day as Maggie Thatcher.

Between divorce and Scientology: the fate of a child

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 July 2012

Hollywood, we all know, is not the home of lengthy marriages, but if celebrity couples are going to divorce they could at least offer a solid reason. Katie Holmes appears to have one.

The Brad-y Bunch

Mariette Ulrich | 27 May 2011
In these days of demographic decline, father of six Brad Pitt gets a tentative thumbs-up for endorsing large families.

Let’s remember the mother, not the wife

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 March 2011
Elizabeth Taylor has died and it seems obligatory on a family blog to say something about, possibly, the most married film star ever.

A Hollywood story, where things turn out (more or less) right

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 November 2010
Life seems to have imitated art in the life of child film star Baby Marie Osborne, according to an obituary for her in the New York Times. “She was cast as an orphan, a child of social climbers, the charmer of a crotchety millionaire, a diplomat, a cupid,” but her real life was equally eventful.

Hollywood history so much more memorable than the facts

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 August 2009
Was Mozart a childish and vulgar young man who mocked royalty? Was Marie Antoinette able to quell the revolutionary mob at Versailles just by appearing on the balcony? Did the exploits of the American navy lead to the cracking of the German Enigma code? Well, no, probably not, and no.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com

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