Third Way Archive

Interstellar

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November 14, 2014 Third Way

My husband and I were powerfully affected by the movie’s emotional heart—a father sacrificing his relationship with his children to save their lives.

Forgotten Faces of the War

November 13, 2014 Third Way

When I visited Lebanon earlier this year, I met with a Syrian refugee family living in a cold, unfinished building.

Small Town Heroes

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November 7, 2014 Third Way

The lyrics sound like they connect with the canon of traditional music, but you need to dig deeper.

Lila

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October 31, 2014 Third Way

This exploration of the meaning of things runs through all of Robinson’s fiction (she is perhaps our most theological of literary artists), yet she is less interested in answers than in the exploration of them.

The Skeleton Twins

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October 24, 2014 Third Way

While the twins don’t have a specific reason for losing touch for 10 years, they have been living parallel, unfulfilled lives.

You Don’t Have Rights Here

October 24, 2014 Third Way

Alicia,* who witnessed her mother’s murder and feared retaliation from local gang members, made the dangerous trek from Honduras to the U.S. with her two children, ages three and ten-years-old in August. She was detained. She told U.S. Border Patrol officers of her fear of returning home. “I cried, I said I couldn’t return to my country. Sometimes you are so afraid…” Two days later, Alicia was deported. What about Mary and Joseph, who were fleeing a place where their sons life was in danger, similar to Mateos story above? Mateo* ran a small business in Honduras but went bankrupt […]

Gone Girl

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October 17, 2014 Third Way

And that’s the ultimate problem with Gone Girl. I can appreciate it on its technical merits . . . But I didn’t enjoy this film.

Pride

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October 10, 2014 Third Way

Not only is the acting superb across the board but, writer Beresford has magically found time to develop at least a dozen characters, giving one after another their own personal moment to shine.

Building Strong Health Systems Must Be a Priority

October 9, 2014 Third Way

3,500 people have died as a result of the current Ebola outbreak. By way of comparison, more than 600,000 people die from malaria every year.

Woman to Woman

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October 3, 2014 Third Way

Love songs tend to offer only one side of the story, or one emotional response.