Arts & Entertainment

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Of fire and ghazals, Agha Shahid Ali, poet of the week

The life of exile has few pluses. But one is that it opens the door to a truly internationalist consciousness, and culture.

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Movies you might have missed: "The Band's Visit"

The 2007 film The Band's Visit concerns the unexpected adventure experienced by an Egyptian ceremonial police band traveling to a small Israeli town where they have been invited to perform.

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Jedi creed, Paganism among top alternative beliefs in UK

The branching out of other faiths, and the increase in people who choose to abstain from religion, could be seen as an example of growing diversity in the UK.

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“An African Election” gives riveting backdrop to coming Ghana vote

The critically acclaimed documentary "An African Election" provides a riveting taste of politics in Ghana, the West African nation that is gearing up for elections this Friday.

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“Act of Killing” disturbingly depicts banality of evil

Some challenged the idea that ordinary people can commit evil acts because they simply follow orders. Some suggest people can become evil when they identify with evil ideology.

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Hiding in caves and high-rise steelworkers: Toronto Film Festival 2012

It's impossible to see all the great films that were shown at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

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