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I have confession to make, one that makes me a bad film critic and, quite possibly, an even worse American: I dont care what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences thinks the best films of the year were.
Writing in the January 1973 issue of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem reflected on Shirley Chisholms recent run for the White House.
A regular on Sesame Street in the 1970s, Shola Lynch is now an acclaimed documentary filmmaker.
Cosmology is the study of origins, a science of beginnings. And although it is a branch of physics, it is also true that nations, peoples, and states all possess cosmologies as well.
Hannah Arendt, the German-Jewish writer who identified the “banality of evil” in the Nuremberg trials, would have understood the second inauguration of George Bush on January 20th.
When I was 13, my life was ripped apart by the United States governments war on drugs. From the back of a courtroom I watched them sentence my father to 35 years in prison.
A few months before Bushs re-election, I took a job at a university in Lahore, the first liberal arts university in Pakistan, to teach a one-year course in film and video production.
Thai Jones was four years old when the FBI raided his familys Bronx apartment to arrest his parents, Jeff Jones and Eleanor Stein. Jones and Stein were members of the radical group Weather Underground and had spent the 1970s in hiding.