Oh, no, not again. It's nearing the time for year-end lists and hearing from various guilds and groups to create a vague consensus over the best of this year's movies. (And music and restaurants and people and TV and everything.)
Except for what we see with our own eyes and hear with our own ears, the whole world is mediated. What we know comes to us filtered, reshaped, edited, redacted, translated, gussied up or dumbed down, spun, sampled, selected, dressed in a tuxedo or wearing a red nose.
Even Ebenezer Scrooge might have been impressed with how TV networks are profiting from holiday movies.
PARIS — Mathieu Valbuena has spoken out for the first time against France teammate Karim Benzema, who is facing charges of conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam.
MADRID — Spanish flamenco guitars are known for their lightness, rich wood colors and full-bodied, crisp musical tones.
A special relationship goes through some important changes now, provided that you're willing to let that happen, Aries. If you're always rather reticent with someone you adore, this might be exactly the right time to bare your soul and tell them how you really feel about them. Alternatively, you could be astonished when you're on the receiving end of a romantic declaration.
VALLETTA, Malta — Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta — a meeting that this year will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.
WARSAW, Poland — Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it.
RICHMOND, Ky. — Jay Leno is appearing in Richmond next spring in an event being billed as a tribute to Officer Daniel Ellis, the Richmond police officer killed in the line of duty this month.
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.