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Boston film group protests arrest of Iranian director
At the Montreal Film Festival last summer, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who was serving as president of the international jury.
Power of cinema?
| March 26, 2010
Comic writers go nuclear — they think Amazon's the bomb
It was reported last week that "Iran has agreed 'in principle' to an international proposal that could significantly reduce its stocks of uranium."
Gone Fission Dept.
| October 09, 2009
Only the awesome need apply
What if Eli and Edythe Broad, two important financial backers of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, had gone batshit crazy back in the early '00s and decided to go in a different direction with their philanthropy?
Free Money Dept.
| July 24, 2009
Since 1956, participating European nations have duked it out annually for cheese-pop supremacy.
A short history of Eurovision hullabaloos
| March 30, 2009
Good news, bad news
It will be the best of times. Or, perhaps, it will be the worst.
Fear and loathing? Or happy days? The only thing we know for sure about the coming year is that we're all in this together.
| December 30, 2008
From Russia, with vlog
Wearing a crisp blue suit and tie in his first video blog post, Medvedev, jokingly referred to as geek-in-chief, talked about his agenda for the Evian political conference in France.
It's a Small World Dept.
| November 25, 2008
Let’s embrace satire, not boycott it
When the New Yorker last week ran a cover illustration spoofing the right-wing critique of Barack Obama, it was another instance in which the storied magazine put a provocative point on its front page.
Get a grip
| July 23, 2008
March to war
During the course of two weeks in May, America’s top-ranking military officer went from warning that war with Iran could cripple the US military to rattling his saber at Tehran.
Why isn’t the press paying more attention to a possible attack on Iran?
| June 04, 2008
It’s been a very quiet spring for John McCain.
It’s time to cover John M c Cain again — and here are ten good places for the media to start.
| May 14, 2008
Suffrage net city
Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
| November 28, 2007
Another “Festival of Films from Iran” opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Bush Administration still hasn’t started bombing Tehran.
Bridging it at the ‘Festival of Films from Iran’
| November 07, 2007
Bollinger’s rebuke to Ahmadinejad blows up in his face
Stinging, emotional insults aimed at a guest — who was invited by Bollinger — teach students nothing of intellectual or social value.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| October 03, 2007
Iran: the next crisis
All politics are local, so said the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.
Trying to make sense of Ahmadinejad at Columbia will not shed light on Bush’s emerging plans to attack Iran
| September 26, 2007
The 10th Annual Muzzle Awards
Mitt Romney will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him become president.
Silencing free speech
| July 10, 2007
Last week, political humor Web site Wonkette.com urged Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to kidnap an American journalist.
Their woman in Baghdad
| April 04, 2007
Seven for seven
While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
| December 29, 2006
One thing that’s sure to happen in the coming year is that people will make erroneous predictions about what will happen in the coming year.
Coming in 2007: More tech, more fear, less Paris, and some time travel
| December 29, 2006
In its first foray into computer animation, Aardman ( Wallace & Gromit ) retains its lovably lumpy, Claymation look. Watch the trailer for Flushed Away (QuickTime)
Not just a title
| November 01, 2006
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is blogging!
ADAM REILLY & BILL JENSEN
| August 17, 2006
Six story lines to follow
Now that the World Cup is upon us, here are six things you should know. "Don't Mention the World Cup"
Open wide for some soccer
| June 12, 2006
Playing craps with Iran
In Iran, we'll have to make choices from a host of lesser evils
Now that a real threat is emerging, what’s Bush going to do?
| April 12, 2006
The conclusion is inescapable: the position of the United States in the Middle East is far worse today than it was even two or three weeks ago.
The Phoenix editorial
| February 02, 2006
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