In the wake of any ugly conflict, the question of who won can seem beside the point. Still, as fighting in the Gaza Strip gave way to a truce on Tuesday, Israel and Hamas both were quick to claim victory.
A clearly furious President Obama condemned the Islamic militants who claimed responsibility for beheading an American journalist, vowing Wednesday to beat back ?this cancer? and showing no sign of constraining the U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
Years ago, it was a signature Israeli tactic: the swoosh of a missile, the roar of crumbling masonry, the violent death of another Hamas leader.
Meg Ryan could have a familiar face on the set of her directorial debut, "Ithaca." Tom Hanks is in talks to make a cameo in the film, an adaptation of William Saroyan's 1943 coming-of-age novel "The Human Comedy," according to the Hollywood Reporter. As rom-com aficionados well know, Hanks and Ryan previously shared the screen in Nora Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993) and "You've Got Mail" (1998), as well as John Patrick Shanley's "Joe Versus the Volcano" (1990). Set in a small town in the San Joaquin Valley in 1942, "Ithaca" tells the story of a 14-year-old bike messenger whose life is changed as he...