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Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 24

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 24

01.28.2015
Media tie-ins are well known to power titles up the ranks of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. And this week, the Bradley...
Navigating Between a Parallel and a Real Universe

Navigating Between a Parallel and a Real Universe

01.28.2015
I have been traveling away from Palo Alto to L.A., Florida, and New York City. During this time there have been certain events in the news...
Clint Eastwood Is Unforgiven

Clint Eastwood Is Unforgiven

01.27.2015
I was introduced to Clint Eastwood via Philo Beddoe when Dad took us to the theater to see Every Which Way but Loose. I had not yet seen...
Maybe <i>American Sniper</i> Really is Anti-war

Maybe American Sniper Really is Anti-war

01.27.2015
For this interpretation of American Sniper to be believed, we have to assume that Hollywood embraces subtlety and that viewers have done...

Man Found With No Opinion Whatsoever About 'American Sniper'

01.27.2015
In a stunning news development, a Trumbull County, Ohio resident has been discovered who claims to have no opinion whatsoever about the...

American Sniper: Rethinking Our Criticism

01.26.2015
I quickly grew tired of reading passionate reviews of American Sniper that contained a sentence midpoint that read, "I haven't seen the...

American Sniper: The Danger in Always Being Right

01.26.2015
The movie American Sniper is quite good. Its action scenes are effective. It moves efficiently between war and peace. It captures the camaraderie,...

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

01.25.2015
American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film...
Bill Maher Says 'American Sniper' Is About A 'Psychopath Patriot'

Bill Maher Says 'American Sniper' Is About A 'Psychopath Patriot'

Lily Karlin  01.24.2015
Bill Maher has addressed the recent controversy surrounding the Clint Eastwood film "American Sniper." The film -- based on the autobiography...
<i>American Sniper</i> Sanitizes Colossally Boneheaded Iraq War

American Sniper Sanitizes Colossally Boneheaded Iraq War

01.23.2015
It, thus, effectively sanitizes this dark chapter in U.S. history, making it safe again for the masses to embrace chicken-hawk George W....

ReThink Review: American Sniper -- Can There Be Heroes on the Wrong Side of History?

01.23.2015
I see soldier worship as harmful because it so easily morphs into support for wars, no matter how unjust, by letting our affection for...
Some Thoughts on <i>American Sniper</i>

Some Thoughts on American Sniper

01.22.2015
In my opinion, Chris Kyle was a hero, regardless of what his politics were, how many un-PC adjectives he might have used, or the fact that...
<i>American Sniper</i> and the Fetishization of Patriotism

American Sniper and the Fetishization of Patriotism

01.22.2015
These kinds of films overwhelmingly contribute to the commodification and the fetishization of patriotism that often force people to choose...
What's Really Behind The 'American Sniper' Controversy?

What's Really Behind The 'American Sniper' Controversy?

Ryan Buxton  01.22.2015
Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" has audiences asking lots of questions. For example: Is the film a piece of war propaganda? Should real-life...
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