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For the Plasma

2014<p>Elusive doesn’t begin to describe For the Plasma. Just when you think you grasp this feature debut by Kyle Molzan and Bingham Bryant, it mutates. …

Alex Garland

Amnesty International calls on Italy to adopt ‘more severe’ measures toward Cairo

Spokesman for Amnesty International in Italy <b>Riccardo Nuri</b> called on Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni to implement more severe measures …

Notes on A Touch of Zen

<i>The following pieces by director King Hu were originally published as part of a 1975 press kit for</i> A Touch of Zen, <i>at the time of its screening at the</i> …

They Live By Night Blu-ray - Cathy O'Donnell

<b>Search DVDBeaver</b><p><b>S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r</b><p><b>(aka 'The Twisted Road' or 'Your Red Wagon' or 'Les Amants de la nuit ')</b><p><b><br>USA 1948</b><p>Nicholas Ray's energetic …

Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance. To the extent he has …

Donald Trump

Two Middle East locations hit 129 degrees, hottest ever in Eastern Hemisphere, maybe the world

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>The temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, surged Thursday to a blistering 129.2 degrees (54 Celsius). And on Friday in Basra, Iraq, the mercury soared to 129.0 degrees (53.9 Celsius). If confirmed, these incredible measurements would represent the two hottest temperatures …

Middle East

How the Rich Are Hurting the Museums They Fund

THE recent announcement of a wrenching round of layoffs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has sent a shiver through the museum world. Yet as recently as March, the Met seemed to be on a roll, when it opened a flashy contemporary art annex, the Met Breuer.<p>Indeed, if you’ve thought at all …

Museums

Hoarding For History: “The Keeper” At The New Museum

Reviews<p>Ydessa Hendeles, Partners (The Teddy Bear Project), 2002 (Photograph by Robert Keziere; Courtesy of the artist and the New Museum)<p><i>The Keeper</i> …

Museums

Economic Hardship and Favorable Views of Trump

Donald Trump, the Republican Party presidential nominee, has aggressively attacked trade and immigration in his campaign speeches, claiming …

Economics

Click here to support The Dominic Duval Fund by Grace Katherine

In life, there are 'Hellos' and 'GoodByes'. Unfortunately, we are writing to you here today to inform you that it has come time to say goodbye to our …

"The Progressive Case For Tim Kaine As VP"

Now I will preface everything that I am about to say and quote with this, I’m for Xavier Becerra and Elizabeth Warren full bore. Now I admit the …

Tim Kaine

Alienation in Alphaville and Playtime • Godard • Tati

“<i>Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space”</i> – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect<p>I recently found myself standing beneath an awning …

Jean-Luc Godard

Friday Reads: New International Books

<i>Five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else.</i><p><i>Multiple Choice</i> is the genre-bending new book from one of …

Anime

George Benjamin on Countertenors and Capturing a Silvery Tone in Music

What do you write after you write your masterpiece?<p>As his follow-up to “Written on Skin,” the 2012 opera widely celebrated as an instant classic, the composer George Benjamin has created “Dream of the Song,” a 20-minute song cycle for countertenor, female chorus and orchestra. Lingering, …

Middle Ages

NEW BOOK: The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory, 1907-1933

Here's a new book I've just become aware of.... and it looks good! No, it looks great! The book is <i>The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory, …

Billy Wilder

Popcast: Dissecting the Legacy of Alan Vega and Suicide

<b>Listen to this week’s podcast |</b> <b>Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Stitcher</b><b>| Audioboom</b><p>The singer and artist Alan Vega, who became known through his work with the New York band Suicide, died on Saturday at 78. In the long run, Suicide’s music, full of discursive mumbles, shrieks and crude electronic …

Entertainment

A Vivacious Celebration of Steve Reich, a Maverick Turned Music Hero

Steve Reich turns 80 on Oct. 3, and the party has already started.<p>Over the last week, he was celebrated by the Lincoln Center Festival in a series called Reich/Reverberations, comprising three concerts that included outstanding performances of two 1970s masterpieces, “Drumming” and “Music for 18 …

Steve Reich

Trump’s campaign manager linked to Panama Papers

GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump sent shudders through US foreign policy circles and the international community this week, when he suggested …

Latin America

How a Trump presidency could destabilize Europe

Running mate Mike Pence greets Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, during the third day of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)<p>The secret plot to control America, launched from abroad, is an old theme in American pop …

Donald Trump

In ‘Golem,’ the Troupe 1927 Shares a Stage With a Claymation Co-Star

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Sottile Theater on the College of Charleston campus, like so many stages, was riddled on a recent afternoon with “spikes”: pieces of glow-in-the-dark tape designed to help actors find their exact spots on an unlit stage.<p>The baffling array of dashes, plus signs, arrows and …

John F. Nash

Review: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ With Extra Fog, Moral and Atmospheric

Light barely seems to penetrate the atmosphere of “The Merchant of Venice” in the brooding, powerful production from Shakespeare’s Globe that’s being presented through the weekend as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. Little illumination filters through the carved wooden walls that dominate the …

William Shakespeare

Mary Bottari: Koch brothers' fingerprints can be found all over GOP convention

The Kochs may not be too fond of @therealDonald, but they have captured much of the GOP policy agenda.

Koch brothers

Asia’s 'shoot-to-kill' republic? The rising body count of the Philippines’ 'war on drugs'

Here’s a snapshot of what a coalition of Philippines human rights groups describe as a “surge of extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals and …

Crime

Sun Ra Charts – tone science

This collection came to me by way of Eugene Chadbourne, who got it from a guy who offered him a copy of “the Sun Ra band book” a few years ago. No …

Music Charts

The Left’s Beef With Tim Kaine

Bernie’s supporters see a rebuke in Clinton's ‘safe’ VP pick.<p>Everyone assumes Senator Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s “safe” pick for vice president. He’s geographically safe: hailing from the swing state of Virginia, where a Democratic governor can name his replacement. He’s demographically safe: a …

Tim Kaine

He's No One's Idea of a Liberal Hero, But Tim Kaine Is a Natural Fit for Clinton

When Tim Kaine moved to Richmond in 1984 to start his legal career, his first assignment was a pro bono case representing a black woman named …

Tim Kaine

Albert Murray and the Americas

<i>His sitting room was full of book and records. A moment’s looking showed that the books were a serious collection of twentieth-century American</i> …