Latest Politics in fiction Stories

2008-08-19 15:00:57

By Michael Janusonis There were so many films in this year's Rhode Island International Film Festival -- 289 to be exact -- that only a few got a chance to be reviewed in these pages.

2005-10-06 19:24:57

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hoping to boost interest in a celebrated television series that has slipped in the ratings, NBC will air a rare live episode of "The West Wing" featuring a debate between the show's two nominees for president.

2005-09-23 17:50:40

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new TV show starring Oscar-winner Geena Davis as America's first female president, juggling career and family while holding Republican enemies at bay, is drawing Internet fire from conservatives and feminists alike.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.