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Entries by George Heymont from 12/2010

Meanwhile, Back in Afghanistan...

| Posted 12.01.2010 | Arts

If The Great Game: Afghanistan and 150 years of that country's history proves anything, it is that this miserable area of the world is a black hole that baffles armies, swallows invaders, and eats its young. No one wins.

Will Robotics Take the Art Out of Artificial Intelligence?

| Posted 12.06.2010 | Arts

Will robotics strip the potential for creating art from artificial intelligence? Although Plug and Pray has some genuinely creepy moments, it's a film that is definitely worth your attention.

Mediterranean Madness (VIDEOS)

| Posted 12.09.2010 | Arts

With the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder, thoughts turn to warmer climates. With plenty of foreign films set along the Mediterrane...

The Kinsey Sicks Descend on Washington (VIDEOS)

| Posted 12.13.2010 | Arts

"A cappella" singing has been around for several hundred years. What started in the late 15th century as a form of religious expression (without the u...

Every Little Steppe

| Posted 12.16.2010 | Arts

In recent years, more and more films have begun to focus on Central Asia. From documentaries like The Story of the Weeping Camel to comedies like Bor...

Finessing A Film's Art Direction

| Posted 12.20.2010 | Arts

Often, as I'm watching a movie, I'll start to notice how carefully the filmmaker has worked with a palette of colors to create a specific vision. Some...

Have Yourself An Elena Kagan Christmas (VIDEOS)

| Posted 12.22.2010 | Huffington Post

Should anyone be surprised that this Friday, on Christmas Eve, Laemmle's Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles will host a sing-along screening of Fiddler...

Transgender Artists Help Make Transformative Art

| Posted 12.28.2010 | Arts