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Gaza: What next?
Widespread hopes among democracy-loving Europeans and Americans that the grassroots revolt against authoritarian governments of various stripes would usher in a new era of tolerance, peace, and understanding have not gone according to script.
| November 30, 2012
Disappointing on a story level, this fable in the feminist Disney Princess mold (unremarkably so) signals problems from the start.
| June 22, 2012
Review: The Forgiveness of Blood
American filmmaker Joshua Marston ( Maria Full of Grace ) traveled to Albania to write and direct this thoughtful, subtle feature about the victims of a blood feud, with an all-Albanian ensemble.
Joshua Marston's thoughtful, subtle feature
| March 09, 2012
Review: In the Land of Blood and Honey
Jolie has loosely reworked the story of Romeo and Juliet in an infamous setting familiar from CNN but here seen from the inside.
Angelina Jolie's feature directorial debut
| January 06, 2012
Review: Manhattan Short Film Festival
This selection of 10 short films from around the world runs the gamut of genres, from a brisk actioner to a political documentary to playful horror.
Running the gamut
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| September 23, 2011
Should sportswriters be allowed to gamble on sports?
Halloween 2010 kicked off a rough week for Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons.
| February 04, 2011
Boston's violence promotes more violence, and its murders beget even more murder.
Startling sociological findings about violence and Boston's inner-city youth
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 11, 2010
Hans Rickheit versus the novel
In high-school English class, we're taught that literature features three basic types of conflict: man versus man, man versus environment, and man versus himself.
Exploding Cow Dept.
| October 02, 2009
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