Friday, October 31 2014
While Hollywood horror thrives on the anxieties over the persistence of evil, emanating from a malevolent source, Tamil horror films deal with the prevalence of social injustice.
Tuesday, October 28 2014
How does a woefully ill-equipped teenage girl cope with the loss of a loved one?
Thursday, October 16 2014
Tuesday, October 7 2014
Hip-hop appeals to those who feel powerless and disenfranchised, which is why ISIS looks to hip-hop communities as potential recruiting grounds.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
Monday, September 29 2014
Not a long album, but potent.
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Just a single thought about what Batman has come to mean over the last 75 years.
Monday, July 14 2014
"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of his film, The Lunchbox.
Tuesday, March 18 2014
Manto was no Charles Bukowski with a tendency to excoriate the perils of the female flesh, nor Alifa Rifaat, who wrote frankly about female desire and lust; he created his own world where women were not victims.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
What happens when our sense of security is diminished and the lines between good and evil are no longer identifiable? What happens when heroes take on characteristics of villains, and perceived villains garner our sympathy?