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Clint Eastwood at the 2012 Republican Convention

This exclusive excerpt from the political biography “Clint: The Life and Legend” sheds light on the star’s eccentric performance at the Republican National Convention in 2012.

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 READ MORE


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Hollywood Has Lost the Plot

In a rush for profits, the movie industry has succumbed to a formula of “ridiculously over-complicated plotting” and the domination of a handful of increasingly artless franchises.

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 READ MORE



30 Years Gone, and Oh, How We Still Love Orson Welles

Author and filmmaker F.X. Feeney delves into the life—and afterlife—of one of 20th century’s most brilliant creative forces, one who never strayed far from the political.

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 READ MORE



‘Rat Banker’ Statues That Popped Up in London’s Finance District Turn Out to Be Cats

Business Insider reported Tuesday that “mysterious, insulting statues of ‘rat bankers’ have appeared in the City of London,” with no indication as to who made them. But then the riddle was solved.

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 READ MORE



In ‘Best of Enemies,’ Politics Becomes the Spectator Sport We’re Still Watching

The documentary spotlights the riveting 1968 exchanges between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley that set the bar for political TV and helped frame America’s culture wars.

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 READ MORE



Barbarian Days

William Finnegan’s memoir about surfing has more depth than many about other addictions. Nothing, not even his cliched dream of chasing waves, is as uncomplicated as it appears.

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 READ MORE



In ‘White People,’ an Attempt to Break the Cycle of Ignorance

In a new documentary by journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, white millennials come face to face with their own tendency to blame minorities for their problems before engaging in critical research to find out the truth.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE



Anna Deavere Smith Gives a Crash Course in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Her solo show examines how favoring incarceration over education puts marginalized minors at risk. 

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 READ MORE



Here’s How One German Artist Turned the Tables on the Surveillance State

In his project “Cached Landscapes,” Florian Freier uses a service we’re all familiar with to make an important statement about the ironies of spying in the digital age.

Posted on Jul 18, 2015 READ MORE



‘The Look of Silence’: Showing the Human Side of Genocide

What if the Nazis had won in World War II? That question represents one of the thematic forces that shape Joshua Oppenheimer’s quietly riveting new documentary about Indonesia’s 1965-66 tragedy.

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 READ MORE


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