Eugene Jarecki

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Review: Freakonomics

Aided by journalist Stephen J. Dubner, economist Steven Levitt put his pop theories of surprise causality into book form in 2005's Freakonomics , an unexpected bestseller.
Freakishly mediocre is more like it
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 01, 2010

Feel-good movie of the summer

With the upcoming November elections poised to determine the future of Congress, what better gift could Republicans ask for than a popular Hollywood movie that conjures the image that for five years has granted them power and impunity? Watch the trai
Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican sellout of World Trade Center
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006

Back Home

For most Americans, the war in Iraq might as well be taking place on another planet.
With death, protest, and words, the war comes to Rhode Island
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 05, 2006

Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006

Why We Fight

As Eugene Jarecki’s documentary of the same title points out,  Why We Fight was originally a series of propaganda movies produced by Frank Capra during World War II.
Rating: 2 stars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006