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Hannah Arendt Discusses Philosophy, Politics & Eichmann in Rare 1964 TV Interview

Hannah Arendt’s work has come under some critical fire lately, what with the release of the Margarethe Von Trotta-directed biopic, starring German …

Fellini’s Fantastic TV Commercials

Last month we brought you some little-known soap commercials by Ingmar Bergman. Today we present a series of lyrical television advertisements made …

7 Legal Ways To Watch Movies Online For Free

Advertisement<p>With the advent of the Internet, media delivery has become so easy and so convenient for us. It started with music but quickly moved to …

Summer’s Must-See Documentaries

Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a little brain food and air-conditioning. Fortunately, a …

film

What Happens to Justice in a Perpetual War?

<b>I.</b><p>Emma Barker-Lasar is 19 years old. She attends community college in central New Jersey and works part-time for minimum wage at a Goodwill, but …

How Mexico Became So Corrupt

From Sicily to Tijuana, how monopolies and governments perpetuate one another.<p>Grupo Televisa, the world's largest Spanish-language media company, is famous for its logo, a gold-colored eye gazing at the world through a television screen. According to <i>The Guardian</i>, this logo "captures the company's …

The Latest Risk of Doing Business in China: Getting Held Hostage

The experience of Chip Starnes, an American currently holed up in a Beijing factory, highlights growing labor tensions in the country.<p>An American executive has been held hostage for four days by workers at a factory in Beijing in a sign of China's increasingly bold labor protests, which are forcing …

Karl Marx: a Nineteenth-Century Life by Jonathan Sperber – review

"Great passions, which, due to the closeness of their object, take the form of small habits, grow and once more reach their natural size through the …

The top 10 classic spy novels

In 1972, a friend gave me a tip about the then-unknown Somerset Maugham papers in Yale University Library. "You're interested in labour spies," he …

The Frontman: Bono (In The Name of Power) by Harry Browne – review

It is no surprise that Bono and Bob Geldof, the two leading celebrity philanthropists of our time, are both Irish. The Ireland into which they were …

Military drone plan grounded amid continuing debate over fleet needs

The Canadian military's almost decade-long quest to buy unmanned aerial vehicles has been partly hung up by an internal debate about whether the air forces needs one — or two — different fleets of drones.<p>A series of internal briefings, stretching back over two years, show that military planners …

'Let's Do Something Different': The End of the World's Leading 'Ex-Gay' Ministry

An interview with Exodus International president Alan Chambers, who just announced that the organization will shut down.<p>"We're sorry."<p>The beginning of the end came with those two words, in a press release on Wednesday from Alan Chambers, the longtime leader of the world's most prominent "ex-gay" …

Stop Taking Orwell's Name in Vain

The author loathed cliches and conveniently murky political buzzwords—like "Orwellian."<p>Time<p>Anyone who's read the commentary surrounding the news of the NSA's PRISM program knows that George Orwell remains ubiquitous decades after his death. TV pundits, editorial writers, and the average Twitter …

E.L. Konigsburg brought the city to the ‘burbs

The late author invited children to explore urban culture in “From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler”<p>THE PASSING OF E.L. KONIGSBURG, an author beloved by readers young and old, presents us with an opportunity to revisit her radical vision of the city as a crucial space — and, …

“Ex-gay” Christian group shuts down following bombshell apology

Exodus International is closing its doors after apologizing for decades of promoting discredited “ex-gay” therapies<p>Exodus International, the "ex-gay" Christian group with a mission to minister to a "world impacted by homosexuality," has shut down after 37 years.<p>Following a Wednesday statement in …

Ex-Gay Group Apologizes for Hurting Gay People, Shuts Down

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Exodus International, perviously known as the group that's tried everything — including iPhone apps …

The influence of spies has become too much. It's time politicians said no

In my recent novel A Delicate Truth, a retired and patently decent British foreign servant accuses his old employers of being party to a Whitehall …

Pick of the week: Fighting the world’s worst homophobia

Pick of the week: “Call Me Kuchu” is the tragic tale of Ugandan activist David Kato, and a crucial film of our time<p>If the moving, shocking and ultimately inspiring documentary “Call Me Kuchu” is about the struggle for gay rights in the African nation of Uganda, where a combination of evangelical …

The Mystery of the Allen Ginsberg-Diana Trilling Feud

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin recently acquired the archive of poet Peter Orlovsky, who was Allen Ginsberg’s lover, …

Associated Press News

Hellbound After All?

The <i>Onion</i>? No, the Washington <i>Times</i>:<p><i>NOT SO FAST: VATICAN SAYS POPE FRANCIS GOT IT WRONG, ATHEISTS DO GO TO HELL</i><p>Given that the Washington <i>Times</i> is published by a rival religious organization, the Unification Church (founded by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the late Korean messiah), one is wise to …

“Hannah Arendt”: The big Twitter war of 1962

A strangely appropriate German film brings the hot-button “Eichmann in Jerusalem” controversy to life<p>In the early 1960s version of social media – the New York cocktail party – Hannah Arendt was the very hottest of trending topics, and subject to much the same kind of distortion, misapprehension and …

10 most outlandish lies told by McDonald’s CEO

Confronted by activists at this year’s shareholder meeting, Don Thompson took corporate cheerleading to new levels<p>Last week at McDonald’s annual shareholder’s meeting, CEO Don Thompson got caught off-guard when a team of 15 advocates, led by Corporate Accountability International, descended upon …

Class war comes to the multiplex

From magical bank heists to anarchist attacks to Paris Hilton’s Manolos, the movies go where “real” politics can’t<p>In the brainless but intermittently entertaining heist movie “Now You See Me,” a quartet of magicians played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco (younger …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …

Hear the Little-Known Version of the Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer,” With Experimental Cellist Arthur Russell

Given his ever-growing posthumous popularity, fueled by material newly discovered, released, and re-released, we might call Arthur Russell the 2Pac …

Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico Reunite, Play Acoustic Velvet Underground Songs on French TV, 1972

By 1972, the Velvet Underground, arguably the most influential cult band of all time, was effectively dead, all of the original members having …

Hear Sylvia Plath Read 18 Poems From Her Final Collection, Ariel, in 1962 Recording

“Add to the available accounts of Plath (there are so many) this, please: nobody brought a house to life the way she did.” So writes Dan Chiasson in …