Bob Brown

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

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Gods of Egypt

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 3/04/16, 01:00 am

The last time we heard from the gods of Egypt, the Lord was executing judgments against them through the business end of Moses’ and Aaron’s staffs. Ra (Geoffrey Rush), Set (Gerard Butler), Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and the rest of the desert deities make a return in Gods of Egypt, but they (and the film) are as plagued as ever by human frailties.

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Associated Press/Photo by Thibault Grabherr/Focus Features

Race takes too long to hit its stride

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/29/16, 02:50 pm

Twenty summer Olympiads ago, Jesse Owens sprinted and jumped to an historic four gold medals. The new biopic Race tracks Owens’ life in the three years leading up to his sensational performance in the 1936 Berlin games. Although worthwhile viewing, the film lacks the intensity due a story set in an era when deadly racial hostilities racked two continents.

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Photo by Bonnie Pritchett

The making of an abortion market monopoly

Abortion | As state regulations force small abortion centers to close, Planned Parenthood is filling the void
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/25/16, 01:05 pm

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