Monday, July 8 2013
Dirty Wars feels like a revelation -- never before has America's recent dirty laundry been collected and put on display so comprehensively. It may be the most damning indictment of the "war on terror" yet published.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
As Washington Post reporter William Arkin puts it, "You never know who's watching you."
Monday, September 12 2011
If The 9/11 Commission Report has anything to tell us, it’s that here, too, narrative remains if not always consoling then essential -- a victory of humanity over fear.
Sunday, September 11 2011
After 9/11, the Strokes offered rock escapism, three minutes at a time and they were not just a rock band, they were a New York rock band.
Friday, September 9 2011
Tuesday, February 8 2011
The Weekend is a light and superficial novel that side-steps the core issues of the subject matter, terrorism, leaving readers feeling still hungry after eating a full-course meal.
Wednesday, January 12 2011
World and Town offers a bit of a microcosm of small town life and how it reacts to the transgressions of the rest of the world upon it.
Tuesday, October 26 2010
With The Oath, director Laura Poitras highlights the contradictions and failures of America's "war on terror".
Tuesday, September 29 2009
Spook Country is about America’s loss of innocence, its various ways of remembering the past, and an attempt to find a way of reconciling those memories with the present.