Performances of rare and enduring power fuel "Rust and Bone," the story of a chronically unemployed bare-knuckle street fighter and a marine mammal trainer maimed in a grievous mishap who find in each other companionship and some version of love.
Merely the premise of "Rust and Bone" sounds uncomfortably maudlin: A wayward single father and part-time fighter falls into an unexpected romance with a beautiful whale trainer who's just lost both her legs below the knee in a freak accident. Both must undergo drastic transformations that render them as vulnerable as newborn babies. Both are literally and metaphorically broken and must help each other heal.
Retired boxing great Muhammad Ali will visit Philadelphia to receive the Liberty Medal, an award recognizing his longtime role as a fighter outside the ring for humanitarian causes, civil rights and religious freedom.
President Obama took his middle-class tax-cut message on Tuesday to Iowa, a state where some of the same voters who helped hand him a landslide primary victory and inspired the nation to embrace his come-from-behind candidacy in 2008 are experiencing a case of buyer's remorse.
A campaign to allow Muslim female soccer players to wear headscarves has been given a boost by the chairman of FIFA's medical committee withdrawing opposition.
An exhibit of wax statues, depicting some of Shiite Muslims' most beloved clerics and intended to pay tribute to this Iraqi holy city's contributions to culture, has been dipped in controversy as some Sunnis decry the figures as heretical.
Muhammad Ali soaked in familiar cheers and chants along with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" on Saturday night as friends and admirers celebrated the boxing champ's coming 70th birthday at a party in his Kentucky hometown.
The Obama administration denied on Monday that an American man sentenced to death in Iran was a CIA spy, and it sharply criticized the Islamic republic in Tehran for what it called a pattern of arresting innocent people for political reasons.
In December 2009, my sister Ali decided to refill her supply of allergy medication, a drug she had taken for years, by using what she assumed was a legitimate Internet site. On Christmas Eve, after taking the drug, she became violently ill and suffered intense migraine headaches. Ali had thought she was buying her usual prescription medication. Unfortunately, her trusted medicine is not what she received.