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Our pick of the films of 2008
Michael Cook | 31 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: best of, film reviews, lists
One of the most perilous assignments of editors is compiling lists of the year’s best films. But we’re tough and prepared to take risks. Comments, please!

Hot Rod’s race through Illinois
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 December 2008 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
The Land of Lincoln has become La-La Land. 

Titanic China has an appointment with an iceberg
Constance Kong | 30 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
The headlines proclaim China's growing financial power. But its ageing population may scupper its ambitions. 

The watch has begun
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 December 2008 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
World crises don’t take holidays. In fact, some take advantage of them.

Why Hindu extremists target Christians
Augustine Kanjamala | 26 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
A militant school of Hindu thought  which despises Islam and Christianity as alien creeds is growing in strength in India.

From the White House to your house
Sheila Liaugminas | 25 December 2008 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
The president’s last Christmas message as president

The deeper truth about Deep Throat
George Friedman | 23 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
The FBI agent who leaked information about Watergate to the Washington Post and helped to destroy Richard Nixon was a master manipulator.

An indulgence of adult desires
Brigitte Pellerin | 22 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVF, motherhood, surrogacy
Surrogate motherhood isn't about forming families; it is about satisfying adult desires.

Christmas cheer
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, happiness
Science confirms that happiness is catching; you never know whom your joy will reach.

Odd headline
Sheila Liaugminas | 20 December 2008 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
President-elect Barack Obama formally announced members of his science team.

What’s the matter with Greece?
Daniel Proussalidis | 20 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
The riots in Athens and across Greece have nothing to do with "alienated youth" and everything to do with a society in decline.

Are Hope and Change tainted before Obama is even sworn in?
John Robson | 20 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
Historian John Robson says Barack Obama is hardly the first president or president-elect to brush with scandal - real or imagined.

Children want to ban divorce
Carolyn Moynihan | 19 December 2008 | FAMILY EDGE |  
A poll in Britain shows under-10s think marital breakdown is the second-worst thing in the world.

The angry peace and justice crowd
Sheila Liaugminas | 19 December 2008 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
What an oxymoron. So is ‘the intolerant arbiters of tolerance’, though it accurately describes activists who insist laws and social norms only go their way….or else.

The peak of deception
Alejo Jose G. Sison | 18 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
The racket perpetrated by Bernie Madoff may be the biggest so far, but it certainly won't be the last.

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