Wednesday, April 8 2015
Nostalgia has its uses, its benefits. But is it useful and beneficial when it obscures the reality of the past and present, usually in the service of power, prestige, and making a buck?
Thursday, April 2 2015
For a catchy Francophone folk jam, look no further than "Confédération", a tune by Québéc's own Le Vent du Nord.
Monday, March 16 2015
Even if Sony had pulled off a successful marketing gambit with The Interview, they couldn't have masked that this is a genuinely unfunny film.
Monday, December 1 2014
In Culture Worrier, Pulitzer Prize Winner Clarence Page tackles a multitude of issues in his intelligent newspaper columns from 1984-2014.
Thursday, October 16 2014
Written in vivid detail and expertly researched, Mike Stobbe's chronicle of the office of the Surgeon General parts the curtains on some surprising heroes and brings us to a surprising conclusion.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
The challenges for Americans and other countries to grapple with are not economic ones, and they are not narrow, technically ‘scientific’ ones. They are moral and philosophical ones.
Monday, July 14 2014
Despite the film’s hipster soundtrack and depiction of twenty-something malaise, it ultimately embraces the human spirit and all of the sentimentality that goes with it.
Thursday, July 10 2014
Because female relationships are rarely depicted well on television, Orange Is the New Black stands out from the norm.
Thursday, July 18 2013
If anything, I Wear the Black Hat makes you think about what is culturally acceptable when it comes to malicious behavior.
Thursday, May 23 2013
Just what is it that is drawing these new female viewers to a show and genre that has historically been the realm of a largely male audience? It probably has something to do with fact that the women of Game of Thrones are some of the most powerful and dynamic female characters on television right now.