Third Way Archive

Waiting for rain

June 26, 2015 Third Way

By M. Mumpande, T. Ngoma, and F. Ncube  They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display his glory. They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. (Isaiah 61:3b-4) As in many vulnerable communities worldwide, farmers nervously await the rainy season each year in Binga District in Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe. When rains are sparse farmers are forced to plant several times. Normally, the rainy season starts in November. But in recent years, the heavy rain has not come […]

Still Alice

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Watching Moore forget a dinner date in her early stages, making a video for her future self to find one day, or struggling to locate the bathroom in her vacation home, we see how the disease plays out.

Responding to Violence with Violence

February 27, 2015 Third Way

It is too easy to jump from beheadings to a justification of U.S. military actions against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

In the Grip of Denial

February 13, 2015 Third Way

The vote on the Senate floor last month was a first step. Still, too many members of Congress are content to deny the impact of human activity on our climate and do nothing.

The true cost of war

January 16, 2015 Third Way

In each of the past three years, more active military personnel have lost their lives to suicide than were killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Best Films of 2014

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January 14, 2015 Third Way

Three of our Media Matters reviewers offer their “Top Ten” lists for 2014, each in their own format.

Reconciling Truth on the Road to Peace

December 26, 2014 Third Way

The challenge of addressing victims’ claims continues to surface in the analysis of the peace accord discussions. How can an agreement be reached when there are victims of all armed actors wanting reparations, justice, and truth commissions?

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

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December 19, 2014 Third Way

These are the people who choose alternative paths—people whose cold-nipped faces blaze with life and a self-deprecating sense of humor over their love affair with a place that, in winter time, brews the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane every week.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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December 12, 2014 Third Way

The camera also dances around characters in a fluid mesmerizing way, frequently zooming in for stunning close-ups that really let the actors shine.

Home sweet home?

December 11, 2014 Third Way

But sometimes, as was the case with Kenia, nobody awaits them and no one knows where they belong.