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Dalton Trumbo

Blacklisted 'Roman Holiday' Screenwriter Finally Awarded Credit

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced Monday that it would officially restore screenwriting credit on 'Roman Holiday' to blacklisted Oscar-winn...

R.I.P. Christopher Trumbo: The Hollywood Ten and the Power of Words

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Francine Hardaway

The Hollywood Ten era was an over-reaction to a threat, the threat of Communism. I remembered it all on Saturday night, when Christopher Trumbo died.

The Rom Houben Tragedy And The Case For Active Euthanasia

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If one believes that the prevention of suffering may sometimes justify the withdrawal or withholding of care, then the very fact that Houben was conscious for twenty-three years might call more convincingly for such action.

American Masters Toasts Dalton Trumbo

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Trumbo is a reminder that logic does not always factor into the public consciousness.

How Recent Documentary Films May Have Paved the Way to Embrace the Figure of Barack Obama

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.

Fonda, Sutherland, Streep Echo Trumbo & Brecht: FTA (1972) and Theater of War (2008)

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Parker, Brecht and Trumbo may have passed on, but anti-war and anti-poverty spirit continue in the genre of the documentary as practiced by the soothsayer Michael Moore.