The Namesake

Unbridled with Life: Interview with Mira Nair | 21 Mar 2007 // 5:00 PM

With The Namesake, based on Jhumpa Lahiri's popular novel, Mira Nair has found an ideal subject -- a family full of complex characters who spend their lives traversing traditions and expectations.


The Namesake | 27 Nov 2007 // 3:00 PM

Whatever else you get out of this movie -- a give-take equation that depends largely on your willingness to follow Nair’s lead -- it’s worth watching for Tabu’s superlative turn alone, which would earn her an Oscar if there were any justice in the First World.

The Namesake (2006) | 11 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

Attentive to surfaces as well as nuances, Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, is about legacies and responsibilities, ambitions and dislocations.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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