A Hero Is a Movie in Which Everyone Both Is and Isn’t a Hero

Is the hero of A Hero actually a hero? For that matter, is anyone, ever? As it turns out, the answers are rather complicated—narratively, but also morally. And therein lies director Asghar Farhadi’s new movie, a knotty social fable about justice and decency in present-day Iran.
When we first meet Rahim (Amir Jadidi), he’s on a brief leave from prison.

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A Hero Is a Movie in Which Everyone Both Is and Isn’t a Hero

Is the hero of A Hero actually a hero? For that matter, is anyone, ever? As it turns out, the answers are rather complicated—narratively, but also morally. And therein lies director Asghar Farhadi’s new movie, a knotty social fable about justice and decency in present-day Iran.
When we first meet Rahim (Amir Jadidi), he’s on a brief leave from prison.

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A Hero Is a Movie in Which Everyone Both Is and Isn’t a Hero

Is the hero of A Hero actually a hero? For that matter, is anyone, ever? As it turns out, the answers are rather complicated—narratively, but also morally. And therein lies director Asghar Farhadi’s new movie, a knotty social fable about justice and decency in present-day Iran.
When we first meet Rahim (Amir Jadidi), he’s on a brief leave from prison.

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A reflection on NYPD’s fallen officers and their sacrifices

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On Friday, January 21st, two young NYPD officers, Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, were fatally shot in the line of duty. Rivera and Mora were among three officers who responded to a domestic disturbance reported by the mother of the man that shot them—a repeat offender whom the third officer on-scene (27 year-old rookie Sumit Sulan) shot and killed. 
The alleged murderer’s mother has since expressed regret and sorrow for her son’s actions, telling the New York Post earlier this week that she regretted ever calling 911.

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A reflection on NYPD’s fallen officers and their sacrifices

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On Friday, January 21st, two young NYPD officers, Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, were fatally shot in the line of duty. Rivera and Mora were among three officers who responded to a domestic disturbance reported by the mother of the man that shot them—a repeat offender whom the third officer on-scene (27 year-old rookie Sumit Sulan) shot and killed. 
The alleged murderer’s mother has since expressed regret and sorrow for her son’s actions, telling the New York Post earlier this week that she regretted ever calling 911.

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Rooftop Revelations: Pastor Brooks reveals how he became a conservative and the trials that followed

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CHICAGO – On the 69th day of his 100-day rooftop vigil to build a community center designed to provide opportunities to his community, Pastor Corey Brooks tells the story of how he came to be a conservative and the price he paid. 
What follows has been lightly edited. We strongly encourage you to watch the accompanying video so you may hear the pastor in his own words.

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Birds are remarkable and beautiful animals – and they’re disappearing from our world | Kim Heacox

Birds are remarkable and beautiful animals – and they’re disappearing from our world

Kim Heacox

In the past half century, North America has lost a fourth of its birds. Earth is now a coal mine, and every wild bird is a canary

‘How diminished our world would be without birds, those dinosaurs with feathers and songsmiths with wings.’ Photograph: Robin Loznak/ZUMA Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstock

‘How diminished our world would be without birds, those dinosaurs with feathers and songsmiths with wings.

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The New Orleans funeral reminds us that grief is a burden that can be shared

Part of the Memory Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world.
Every part of a ritual funeral procession in New Orleans is sacred.
Stafford Agee says it just feels different when he performs one in his hometown. As a musician, his responsibility is to honor the life of the deceased and give the family a little more joy in the transition. “I never liked considering a funeral being a gig,” he says. “I’m performing for somebody’s homegoing ceremony.

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The New Orleans funeral reminds us that grief is a burden that can be shared

Part of the Memory Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world.
Every part of a ritual funeral procession in New Orleans is sacred.
Stafford Agee says it just feels different when he performs one in his hometown. As a musician, his responsibility is to honor the life of the deceased and give the family a little more joy in the transition. “I never liked considering a funeral being a gig,” he says. “I’m performing for somebody’s homegoing ceremony.

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The New Orleans funeral reminds us that grief is a burden that can be shared

Part of the Memory Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world.
Every part of a ritual funeral procession in New Orleans is sacred.
Stafford Agee says it just feels different when he performs one in his hometown. As a musician, his responsibility is to honor the life of the deceased and give the family a little more joy in the transition. “I never liked considering a funeral being a gig,” he says. “I’m performing for somebody’s homegoing ceremony.

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