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The Peabody Essex explores Native America
The Cree artist plays his drag show for laughs, but underlying it are serious questions about white genocide of Native American societies, about the stereotyping of Natives, and about gays in America, as well as Native American society.
| March 30, 2012
Review: Machine Gun Preacher
Jesus does funny things to people: one day you're sitting on a toilet shooting heroin; the next you're building an orphanage in war-torn southern Sudan.
| September 30, 2011
Review: The Names of Love
Child abuse, genocide — those French have a way with romantic comedies.
Softcore sex and politics
| August 19, 2011
Review: La Rafle
In La Rafle , director Rose Bosch boldly tackles the psyche of Hitler, showing the Führer enjoying the high life with Eva Braun as he instructs his minions to pressure France to hand over its Jews so he can sate his genocidal bloodlust before the Allie
The psyche of Hitler
| July 22, 2011
Libya: Why Obama is right
That the nation is apprehensive and ambivalent about President Barack Obama's military intervention in Libya is natural, even healthy.
What's wrong with saving lives?
| April 01, 2011
Freedom Watch: Speak no evil
It wasn’t the first time members of the Congressional Black Caucus had heard – and done nothing about – Sudan’s dirty secret. Even before a recent House international-relations subcommittee hearing on human-rights violations in Sudan, they knew that kid
Why are African-American leaders silent about slavery in Sudan?
| May 21, 2010
The Big Hurt: Red scare
If you’re a dedicated follower of pop, you’ve no doubt heard about M.I.A.’s shocking new video for “Born Free,” the lead single from her upcoming album.
M.I.A.’s ultraviolent new video misses the target
| May 07, 2010
In April 1915, Turks of the Ottoman Empire began killing the Armenians in their midst.
‘The Armenian Genocide: 95 Years Later’
| April 16, 2010
A black leadership silent on abortion fabrications
Last month, controversial anti-abortion-rights billboards appeared in Georgia hinting that abortion is a tool of black genocide.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| March 26, 2010
Painter Stephen Koharian has international relations on his mind when he’s in his studio.
| November 06, 2009
As Tracy Kidder’s immersive journalism matures — his latest book recounts his travels through genocidal East Africa — he becomes more visible.
Tracy Kidder gets into the picture
| August 28, 2009
A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
| September 24, 2008
Stop the bastards!
If you’re unfamiliar with the history of Ethiopia, you’ll probably be lost. (Try skimming a summary before you go.)
African exiles get political.
| July 08, 2008
Damn it, I want to be optimistic. I have always seen my glass as half full and not half empty. Now I think it’s dry. I’ll check once the lights come on again.
As South Africa celebrates 14 years of post-apartheid rule, AIDS and electricity could spark revolution
| April 23, 2008
“Out of Darkness” worked under the assumption that remembered pain can be translated into effective stage action.
Liz Lerman and Sayat Nova
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| March 27, 2008
Wings of desire
Half a millennium after her birth, in the wake of world wars and genocides, she’s become timeless.
Samuel Bak’s ‘Remembering Angels’
| January 30, 2008
A child of Hitler
This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)
| January 30, 2008
Diamonds in the rough
In 1941, 27-year-old Polish Jew Meyer Hack was deported to Auschwitz along with his mother, two sisters, and brother.
Holocaust survivor Meyer Hack kept a special collection of jewelry secret for 60 years
| January 17, 2008
Essence of place
He spoke about his process creating public interventions, walking the audience through one of his best known projects, one concerning the genocide in Rwanda.
A conversation with Alfredo Jaar
| December 12, 2007
Theodore Braun’s probing documentary about the genocide crisis in Darfur takes a hopeful approach.
A call to action
| December 05, 2007
Hell on earth
How does the Devil get his work done? With the greatest of ease, seems to be the answer.
The Devil and Darfur
| November 27, 2007
SPACE Gallery’s annual Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is the rare local film event as essential to movie buffs as it is to concerned citizens.
Human Rights film festival takes on the world
| November 07, 2007
Ordure in the court
“He couldn’t be a terrorist, living in a cellar and eating canned food,” says a perceptive friend of the notorious French attorney Jacques Vergès.
Barbet Schroeder’s L’avocat de la terreur
| November 06, 2007
History and truth
It has been 92 years and there continues to be a reluctance (perhaps too gentle a word) to acknowledge that Turkey systematically killed a million and a half Armenians.
Turkey needs to take responsibility for the Armenian genocide
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 17, 2007
Prescriptions for pot
Smoking a joint can be a better and more effective way of easing chronic pain than the use of prescription narcotics such as OxyContin and morphine.
It is time to make the medical use of marijuana legal. Plus, genocide and the ADL
| August 22, 2007
Have you been remiss in taking a stand on the killing war in Darfur because the situation there seems too complex to understand?
The Devil Came on Horseback; La faute à Fidel
| August 15, 2007
The last Potter
The end is never easy, is it?
What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
| July 24, 2007
Letters to the Portland editor: July 6, 2007
It is not easy being a US citizen with a conscience.
Washington is contagious
LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR
| July 03, 2007
The debates so far
Watching the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates debate this week in New Hampshire leaves an uncomfortable but undeniable impression.
Why the Republican performance is so dangerous
| June 06, 2007
Darfur: The only hope
The genocide in Darfur continues.
It is time for corporations and investors to disinvest in Sudan
| May 16, 2007
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