With the Academy Awards looming, we ask if this is Natalie Portman's great moment.
How protest in the Arab world is influencing the region's poets.
A new book from 80-year-old Irish author Edna O'Brien.
We put the case for Danish film "In a Better World" to win foreign-language Oscar...
NO STRINGS ATTACHED
It's Natalie Portman's moment. After the Oscar nominated Black Swan, here she comes again in a film about relationships; he wants strings... she doesn't. People Magazine's Alynda Wheat reviews it for The Strand.
Photo shows Natalie Portman at the No Strings Attached premiere in California. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty.
ARAB POETRY: COMPETITION, PROTEST AND LOVE
The poet Dawood Azami (above) reports from Abu Dhabi about this year's Prince of Poetry competition. It's one of the biggest poetry events in the world with a quarter million dollar prize and live TV transmission - but this year's real excitement has been the poets responding to events in the Arab world.Prince of Poets
At 80 years old, the novelist and queen of Irish letters has a new collection of short stories - Saints and Sinners. She talks to Harriett Gilbert.
Photo shows Edna O'Brien in 1962. Brian Wharton/Getty
IN A BETTER WORLD
Neils Frid puts forward the case for the Danish film "In a Better World" to win the best foreign language film Oscar. Co-written and directed by Suzanne Bier, this is her second nomination in 5 years.In a Better World - Sony Classics
Photo shows actress Mo'Nique (L) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak reading the nominees for Best Foreign Film at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations Announcement.
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