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Dr. Strangelove Is Back: Say 'Hi' to the Cobalt Bomb!

Max Tegmark | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Max Tegmark

When I first heard about this doomsday device in Stanley Kubrik's dark nuclear satire Dr. Strangelove, I wasn't sure if it was physically possible. Now, I unfortunately know better, and it seems like it Russia may be building it.

Abilities - Society Benefits When Everyone Can Participate

Debra Ruh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Debra Ruh

The world is changing and evolving. This is the time to truly embrace each person in society and allow them to tap into their abilities. Disabilities are not a tragedy; they are a normal part of life. Persons with Disabilities should not be considered charity cases, someone to pity.

The Exorcists

Francis Levy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Remember fallout shelters and hiding under a desk in elementary school during an air raid drill? There's always a cloud hanging over human life.

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

Mad About the '60s ... Wild Dr. Strangelove at 50 Reassures That Irrationality Is in the Past (Or Does It?)

William Bradley | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

One of the wildest black comedies ever made, 1964's Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb still stands today for its daring send-up of military and governmental leaders who take American us into nuclear war.

Field Notes From the Music Biz: Life at The Trades

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Record World co-owner Sidmore Parnes was a man of his word and a man of few words. After abruptly firing his editor, Mitchell Fink, in the fall of 1972, Sid handed me the job, saying simply, "I assume you're prepared to take over the magazine." I was 23 and had worked there for a year and a half.

Barack Obama or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Defer to Putin

Spencer Green | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Obama: Hello? Hello, Vladimir? I can't hear you very well. Is that a bear? Um... can you possibly get rid of the bear? Oh -- sure, I can wait. (Obama waits several seconds) Hello, again. You what? You wrestled the bear to the ground?

Four Things You Might Not Want to Know About the Conflict in Ukraine

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has set off paroxysms of frustration, anger and incredulity in the West, not least in Washington. Some policymakers and pundits are struggling with ways to constructively address the problems raised by Russian action, others struggle to ensure that somehow President Obama is blamed for these events, and many are trying to figure out the complexity, context and background of these events. Understanding the conflict in Crimea, and the best way forward for the US, requires holding several, conflicting, and often unappealing, ideas in one's head at the same time. These are four of the most important of these ideas.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dan Persons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In celebrating the golden anniversary of Strangelove's release, the Cinefantastique Online team dig deep into Kubrick's exquisite balance of humor and horror.

Stop Worrying - Love the Bomb

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.22.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Part Three): Legacies

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

One of the reasons why the Kennedy assassination continues to affect millions of people the way it does, even fifty years later, is the sense that we are still fighting the same battle today.

20:1 Best Returns in The House

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Resnick

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...

A-Sides Aside: Don't Look Now... Westchester County is Cool

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.08.2013 | New York
Jon Chattman

Drafthouse CEO and Founder Tim League at the Aug. 5 opening. He's possibly the coolest human ever.. Comedian Nore Davis has a funny bit in which he...

Tinfoil Hat Territory

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Just for fun, today I'd like to use my column to skate perilously close to the edge of rampant paranoia. I'm really doing this to make an ironic point, at the end, but I can't deny that this type of thing is certainly fun to write.

Sequester: The Finger on the Trigger

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We've criticized both the president's handling of this situation and the media's reporting of it. But, in the end, this is an act of Congress. Congress passed the bill that put these cuts into effect, and it can repeal that bill -- today, if it so chooses.

The Holy Trinity of Technology

Thomas A. Bass | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Thomas A. Bass

As always with our technology, and especially the technology that trickles down from the military to civilians, we have to wonder if certain inventions are being used to advance life or death.

Lee Speigel

Space Aliens Might Not Exist, But Alien Hand Syndrome Is Frighteningly Real (VIDEO) | Lee Speigel | Posted 01.19.2013 | Weird News

It's a case of, literally, one hand not knowing what the other is doing. Known as Alien Hand Syndrome (AHS), this rare medical condition causes a pers...

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

Sir Ken Adam on Designing James Bond Sets and Working With Kubrick

Steve Karras | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

As a production designer, Sir Ken Adam consistently pushed his imagination to the limits, creating movie sets, each different, as thrilling to look at as the action unfolding up on the screen.

What's So Great About Stanley Kubrick?

Tom Teicholz | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

If Kubrick is a "legendary filmmaker," what exactly is his legend? Glad you asked.

The Avengers' Nuclear Villain

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.18.2012 | Entertainment
Joe Cirincione

The blockbuster problem in The Avengers is the writers' desire to turn a nuclear weapon into a golden bullet that can save the day -- even if this bomb is more likely to ruin it.

Fantasy Caucus: The Best Movie & TV Presidents

Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment

As the Iowa Caucuses kick off the 2012 Presidential Election season in earnest, there is a palpable enthusiasm gap for voters on both sides of the ais...

Where Is Miss Marple When You Really Need Her?

George Heymont | Posted 07.15.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Certain genre spoofs derive an extra layer of fun from the simple fact that they are shot in black and white. Larry Blamire's loving tribute to 1930s "dark house horror flicks," Dark and Stormy Night, embraces and celebrates every cliché of the genre.

Armageddon at the DC Corral

Will Durst | Posted 06.18.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

It's way too early to sort out the winners and the losers in the big budget showdown on Capitol Hill the last couple weeks. They're still extricating bodies from behind the hay bales of the Gunfight at the DC Corral and will be for months.

Experience Stanley Kubrick's World In New Exhibition

Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

To watch a Stanley Kubrick film like '2001: A Space Odyssey' or 'Dr. Strangelove' is to enter a veritable museum of pioneering set design and visual e...