A still from the 1946 classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’
National Telefilm Associates
Holiday movies offer us a glimpse into how the world is could be, often in sharp contrast to our lives as they are. In that way, the annual act of viewing them is like a religious ritual.
A still from Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ.
Courtesy 20th Century Fox.
When it was released 15 years ago, Mel Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ,' was a box-office success. The theme of Jesus has been a successful one that many filmmakers around the globe have cashed in on.
Why are we drawn to tech toys?
An expert argues our connection with these figures is longstanding. They are embedded in our myths and help us explore deeper questions about being human.
The cast of ‘Black Panther.’
Seeing is not just believing. Seeing changes what we believe, about ourselves and about other people.
Pilgrims at Lourdes.
Films motivate people to travel to locations previously unknown. In the process, tourists become a lot like spiritual seekers.
An inmate looks out from his cell in the Security Housing Unit at Corcoran State Prison in California on Oct. 1, 2013.
Those on the receiving end of Jeff Sessions' 'tough on crime' policies are speaking out from behind bars.
The University of California-Mexico Initiative Education Working Group created Project SOL, an online curriculum program that teaches students in their native language.
University of California, Riverside
Despite hard work by both governments to overcome mistrust, more is needed to build mutual understanding between Americans and Mexicans. Educational partnerships may hold the answer.
The U.S. and EU are stronger together.
Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo
The Treaty of Rome, which eventually led to the European Union, is turning 60 at a time when many inside and outside Europe are questioning the union's value. For the U.S., much is at stake.
The wide gap between the two leaders was in full display back in August, when candidate Trump visited Mexico.
Dario Lopez-Mills/AP Photo
A former ambassador to Mexico explains how Trump's rhetoric is sparking a backlash that could endanger U.S. economic and national security.