Peter Gabriel points out something that very few of the stories about Nelson Mandela’s passing are focusing on: reconciliation. In a world where there’s so much recrimination, so much anger, so much partisan fighting, bickering and warfare, we have just lost a man who reconciled with those who not only put him in prison but [...]
If any of you were hesitating to mourn irony, wait no longer. Wal-Mart has slain the giant by offering prints of Banksy’s print entitled, I shit you not, Destroy Capitalism. According to Salon.com….
According to the Huffington Post, the link has been removed, but still… this rivals the recent JP Morgan Twitter hubbub. There is [...]
I am sure I can’t add anything to all the professional obituaries of Adam Yauch, so I thought I’d add something a little more personal. Back in the early to mid-1980s, there were two musical movements happening in New York City that were important and influential to me and my friends (among many many others, [...]
Congratulations to director Kirby Dick and producer Any Ziering for the pickup of their powerful new doc The Invisible War by Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video. I saw the film at Sundance and in addition to being a great film, it’s extraordinarily important in these times of increasing violence against and institutionalized subjugation of [...]
On Monday night I was among a relatively privileged few that were invited to a special screening of Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory that was held at CAA, with Berlinger and one of the West Memphis 3, Jason Baldwin, in attendance for a Q&A, following the screening.
After seeing the Paradise [...]
According to the Wall Street Journal, Kodak, that giant of all things film, is preparing for a potential Chapter 11 filing, should some plans to sell digital patents not pan out.
Wow. For a company that was once synonymous with photography, this is a sad day. Not that it’s entirely unexpected. According to the piece, [...]
While Budd Schulberg was indeed a great writer, we cannot forget the role that he and others played in the shameful period in our nation’s history known as McCarthyism and the Hollywood Blacklist. [...]
William Shatner reads Sarah Palin’s farewell speech. Nuff said. [...]
A look back at then-state senator Barack Obama’s keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and some thoughts about what got him where he is and what comes next. [...]
Franken wins, according to the Minnesota state canvassing board. Coleman to fight in court. [...]