Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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Ice Age: Collision Course leaves good storytelling out in the cold

Movie | The latest animated prehistoric kids tale pushes the franchise toward extinction
by Bob Brown
Posted 7/27/16, 02:29 pm

Ice Age: Collision Course, the fifth film in a franchise that this week topped $3 billion in total ticket sales worldwide, continues the loosely connected, chronological series of prehistoric tales.

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The Legend of Tarzan

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 7/08/16, 01:00 am

Something about a fantastical character performing heroic deeds in a historical setting rings hollow—like Spider-Man conducting escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad. In this way The Legend of Tarzan, though richly filmed and action-packed, just doesn’t sit right.

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Judge blocks Indiana abortion law

Abortion | Law would have protected babies with birth defects
by Bob Brown
Posted 7/01/16, 10:24 am

A federal judge on Thursday blocked an Indiana law banning abortions in cases when a baby is diagnosed before birth with a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. The Indiana law, one of only two of its kind in the United States, was set to go into effect today.

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