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

Spencer Green | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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

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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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

WATCH: A Video Tribute To Stanley Kubrick On The Anniversary Of His Death

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Today marks the anniversary of the death of legendary American film director Stanley Kubrick who died March 7, 1999 from natural causes, he was 70. ...

ReThink Interview: Lawrence Bender and Lucy Walker on Countdown to Zero and Nuclear Weapons

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why are nuclear weapons so far off our collective radars when they retain the potential to extinguish millions of lives -- if not all life on the planet -- in mere minutes?

Presidential Pictures: Top Movies About The Top Job

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the sheer scale and complexity of the Presidency in modern times, it's no surprise that a host of great films have explored the nature of our country's highest office.

New Dr. Strangeloves and the Prospect of Geo-Engineered Climate "Adaptation"

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

This year's Tallberg Forum asked: "How on earth can we live together, within the planetary boundaries?" Some scientists and energy policymakers posed a different question that made my hairs stand on end.

Hollywood and Hiroshima: When the White House Censored the First Nuclear Film

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Creative artists of every variety have made incisive, satiric or powerful statements about nuclear threat. What they share, with rare exceptions, is an avoidance of the specific subject of Hiroshima.

Pro-Nuclear Pundits Debunked

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

Obama's efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons have also drawn harsh criticism from a chorus of nuclear war theorists intent on scaring the public into opposing the president's disarmament agenda.