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Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Frederic Rzewski

Daniel Asia | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never be Defeated is one of those pieces that seems to have popped or plopped out whole and near perfect.

Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow Falsely Cast by Naomi Wolf as Nazi Propagandist Leni Riefenstahl

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

It takes a certain audacity to exploit the memory of the holocaust while at the same time disregarding those both lost and surviving 9/11 in the way that Naomi Wolf did in her January 4 Guardian column.

Olympian Imperfection

Rachel Adams | Posted 08.06.2012 | Sports
Rachel Adams

Much as we may admire the spectacle of perfectly muscled, perfectly strong, and vibrant Olympian bodies, what makes us care are the stories of illness and disability that attest to the athletes' humanity.

Nazi 3D Films From 1936 Discovered

The Guardian | Ben Child | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

James Cameron and his team of minions may have produced the high watermark for 3D technology in the 21st century, but it seems the Nazis got there fir...

Never Again: Ten Great Holocaust Films You May Have Missed

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We should all periodically revisit the best books and films on the Holocaust, however unpleasant, to keep our own awareness, watchfulness, and revulsion very much alive. There is no shortage of worthy choices.

The 'Fascinating Fascism' of Sarah Palin

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Sarah Palin lacks optimism and humor, two of Reagan's strongest traits. If she runs, it'll be on a platform of grievance. And her speeches will drip with bilious sarcasm.

Conduct Unbecoming: John McCain's Dishonorable Endgame

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

He has now earned the ignominious fate of a public "court martial" in polling places all across America on November 4th.

Nice Point Hillary, Now We'll Just Wait for McCain to Make It

Linda Hirshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hirshman

This stadium thing looks like a really bad idea. But I did not write of this in public, because the blowback to criticizing Obama is so distracting and also because, well, they would probably wait for a man to say it.

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...