As the latest celebrity divorce, nude royal, violence-inciting video or eruption of war invades our attention, we labor to sort through it all, obsessing over this or ignoring that. For the luxury of that choice, we can thank the journalists who cover the world's hot spots and share with us the troubling images and information they uncover, often at great risk to themselves. The Tony-nominated play Time Stands Still probes this topic via the lives of four people, who are also navigating that issue while dealing with some very real consequences — one has survived a roadside bomb in Iraq. And they don't all take the same approach. The intelligent dialogue (by Donald Margulies) and sensitive performances (David Fritts, Carla Noack, Mark Robbins and Ashlee LaPine) helped us explore our thoughts and feelings, too, in one of the year's outstanding plays.