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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

I’ve just come from the Three Rivers Film Festival’s first screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The movie ended with a somewhat weak round of applause from a diverse yet mostly white suburban Pittsburgh audience. I say “weak,” not because the movie was poorly directed or acted, but because the more than two-hour film [...]

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Bono Praises Apple's Jony Ive

Bono was in the TIME 100 on Thursday — the magazine’s list of what it thinks are the 100 most influential people in the world. But Bono wasn’t on the list. He was asked to write a short essay someone who was: Apple’s top designer, Jonathan Ive. And he invoked a couple Star Wars references [...]

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U2's Best Guitar Songs

Gibson has named 10 Great U2 Guitar Songs in a recent feature. Predictably, “Mysterious Ways” and “With Or Without You” made the cut, but the rest of the selections are painfully mainstream. On my personal list, I would have included “The Fly,” “All I Want Is You” and “The Electric Co.” What would have made [...]

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What are the odds Bono could be Pope?

With stunning news out of Rome this morning that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning, the oddsmakers are already taking wages on who the next Pope will be. Paddy Power, a bookmaker in Ireland, has issued a list of potential candidates. Concluding the list is Bono, with a 1000 to 1 odds against him! The world [...]

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