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First Nighter: Isabelle Huppert Humiliates Herself Again (and Again) in "Phaedra(s)"

David Finkle | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Whatever drives Isabelle Huppert to portray women disposed to dire humiliation might be known by her and perhaps her psychotherapist (if she has one),...

Translating Jean Racine (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.07.2014 | Home
Alexandra Symeonidou

Over twenty centuries later of Racine's period, society had been developed in every way. The Roman empire intervenes and takes care of the state and puts aside the citizen's worries.

Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

Steve Horn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale basin.

The Past

Francis Levy | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Asghar Farhadi's The Past, currently playing at Film Forum, is a cinematic short story. While some films have the breadth of the novel, this tale of a...