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The Ides of March Review

Michael Jones | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

There is only one adult in the room in The Ides of March: Philip Seymour Hoffman. The rest is sort of an MSNBC/Jersey Shore political cartoon.

The Ides of March: Politics Eats Its Young

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

The timing may be just right for George Clooney's probing tale, The Ides of March, which Sony Pictures is positioning as a political thriller, but comes across more as a political fable.

What I Learned From Screenwriting

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hoyt Hilsman

While these tools may seem basic, I found that a great lesson of screenwriting was to pay attention to these fundamentals, even as I tackled more sophisticated writing projects.

What Has Happened To Political Fiction?

The Guardian | Stuart Evers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Contemporary political novels -- the ones that sell, at least -- are more concerned with political disengagement than they are with values or beliefs....

'The Overton Window': The 10 WORST Moments From Glenn Beck's New Book

Media Matters for America | Ben Dimiero and Simon Maloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a quirk of convenience, [the opening] line also describes the best way to deconstruct The Overton Window, a copy of which Media Matters obtained an...