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Martin Barna



Letter to the editor

It's unfortunate that your first public test as president of our University relates to the disposition of a seemingly silent stone artifact that is part of the magnificent cathedral that sits at the heart of our campus. But the statue of Robert E. Lee is not silent.


Column: My own private Enron

The offer was tantalizing - spend 10 to 20 hours a month passing out an energy drink to my fellow students and get paid a whopping $250, plus a free digital camera and all the energy drink you can...


Mendes brings stage life to Hollywood

What sets Road to Perdition director Sam Mendes apart from his contemporary up-and-coming filmmakers is his ability to tackle every scene as though it were a single moment of a very expensive play.


And the Barna Goes to...

My happy one-year stint as film editor has come to its natural end, and I stuck it out the whole year (despite the crop of lousy films) observing two trends in American cinema.


All in the Family

MTV's behind-the-scenes docu-sitcom, The Osbournes, is making a toilet-splash with its portrayal of legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his misfit family--and television copycats are sure to follow.

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