In Former People, Douglas Smith follows the fates of two families during the revolutions and Civil War that played out across Russia between 1917 and 1922, and he continues to track the fates of those who chose to remain in the Soviet Union.
05 Nov 2013
While Hugo Chávez preached and promised, ruling with media savvy but blind indifference to details from the obfuscating labyrinth of Caracas ministries named ‘El Silencio’, Venezuela itself rotted.
23 May 2013
Extraordinary insight into the popular music of Iran before the revolution of 1979 ushered in the Islamic regime, which effectively banned such cultural activity.
14 Jun 2012
If fiction and reality could merge, the hero of the film In Time would benefit from listening to Real Time with Bill Maher, who said to the Occupy movement, "When you occupy anything for too long people do get pissed off."
08 Mar 2012
Medium Cool is the ultimate amalgamation of reality and illusion. Fictional characters live in real situations; real characters exist in fictional situations.
13 Dec 2011
Moore is a first-class music journalist and historian, and when he delves into a particular subculture like the “econo” ethos of the Minutemen, the reader is richly rewarded.
01 Mar 2010
No, gays won’t have to march- there are plenty more ways for heroes to come out to battle. What if lynching had gone viral? Remember that Dr. King had no iPhone, hence the distance between Montgomery and Atlanta was enormous, but dwarfed by now the Internet (not to mention I-85).
28 Nov 2009
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