NEW YORK (CNS) -- Those who subscribe to the "great man" theory of history — the idea that the optimum way to understand the past is to study the lives of key individuals — won't find a better example than South African dissident-turned-president Nelson Mandela.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- It was only a matter a time that a city that has been writ large over the course of human history would find itself writ large on the silver screen.
NEW YORK (CNS) -- If you thought Alex Haley's "Roots" was the definitive take on antebellum slavery in the United States, prepare for a harsh wake-up call with "12 Years a Slave" (Fox Searchlight).
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