With a high-stakes presidential election around the corner, many people have wondered what's happened to protest music in America. From Pussy Riot to Paul Ryan, taking stock might not be as simple as it was a few decades ago.
16 Sep 2012
Viewing the world through a haze of vaguely remembered TV shows, tough-guy dialogue and TV jingles, the news about Osama bin Laden’s death quickly turned thoughts to The Unit, the TV series created by once-great writer David Mamet.
19 May 2011
Laura Bush largely avoided the public slanderings that Nancy Reagan endured and that, to a lesser extent, Michelle Obama is now enduring, even though George W. Bush himself was perhaps the most excoriated President in recent American history. The reasons have something to do with Laura Bush's literary sensibility.
22 Feb 2011
Determinedly apolitical, refreshingly willing to shoulder responsibility, folksy, even charming, Ridge is the good soldier dangerously close to living by blind faith in his superior officers.
05 Jan 2010
You can't help but think that Ferrell would've wanted to go out on a high note with his Bush impression, instead of just giving us what is essentially an easy go-round of his greatest hits.
30 Nov 2009
This is America these days: you’re either with something, or you’re against it, and never the twain shall meet. Just try democracy under those conditions.
10 Sep 2008
Hayes rejects the view of Cheney as a master puppeteer who manipulates the president and pulls policy strings through loyalists planted throughout the executive branch.
08 Aug 2007
A well-studied and unbiased report on the powerful union of politics and conservative religion.
07 Jun 2007
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Subversive behavior is encouraged, girl-watching is indulged, Hunter S. Thompson gets some respect, and the pig-out at the wrap-up Awards Barbeque begins.
Kevin Greer, Jyllian Gunther, and Isaac Miller
10 May 2007
A film that sheds light on discrimination and energetically calls for a re-evaluation of U.S. priorities.
23 Nov 2004
Under these conditions, the film suggests, another Florida is not only likely, but probable.
Jennifer D. Wesley
31 Oct 2004
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