Randy Lewis is the author of Emile de Antonio: Radical Filmmaker in Cold War America (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.
Be All That You Can Click ON!: Military Propaganda in the Information AgeBy Randolph Lewis
The contemporary US Armyat least the one that was being marketed to American teenagers before September 11, 2001has been selling a softer experience than the Army of yore.
The Passion of Michael MooreBy Randolph Lewis
I was nervous last week when I bought my ticket to Fahrenheit 9/11 at the mall in Oklahoma City. I didnt know if someone was going to scrawl "traitor" in lambs blood on the theater door, or quote angry scripture verses at the screen.
The Cannibals of Empire: Indian-Hating in a Hollywood "Classic"By Randolph Lewis
As a small tribe on the Canadian border that most European-Americans had forgotten or would have preferred to forget by the 1940s, the Abenakis were never the first choice of dime novelists or Hollywood producers looking for Injuns to populate their reactionary fables.
T Cooper: Portrait of a Young NovelistBy Randolph Lewis
I met T Cooper for the first time in Santa Fe in late December. Sitting in a cozy café just a short distance from the galleries of Canyon Road, we chatted for a few hours over some mint tea and a very fine piece of toast. We talked about her fiction, her travels, and what it takes to make art under the current military-industrial regime.
Young Bounder Pens VolumeBy Randolph Lewis
In his exegesis Never Mind the Pollacks, Dr. Neal Pollack, a young bounder of note, has produced an earnestly researched account of certain aspects of American popular music. In particular, he shines the flickering lantern of his wit upon the genre sometimes known as "rock," which I believe remains of some interest to a number of pre-geriatrics.
New Scholarship Makes SplashBy Randolph Lewis
This splendid edited volume will hold great interest for scholars seeking a serious treatment of a provocative subject along the lines of Van Danikens classic Chariots of the Gods. In a mere 874 pages, which include several remarkable fold-out illustrations, twelve leading academics come together to explore one of the modern periods most unheralded psycho-culinary practices.
Waltzing With the Ghost of Tom JoadBy Randolph Lewis
In the past decade, the various outlets of the mass media have reminded Americans at every turn about how we are living in an unprecedented era of prosperity, unique in our nations history.
The Thipplewhite DiariesBy Randolph Lewis
Melvin Thipplewhite is best known as the English guitarist responsible for classic rock anthems such as (Talking About) My Peer Group and Other People Roughly My Age, (Hes a) Pac-Man Genius, and Fool Me Again? I Dont Think So! Now the legendary musician faces prison time for pleasurably exposing himself to Norwegian tourists in Westminster Abbey.
Canadian Filmmaker Alanis ObomsawinBy Randolph Lewis
One of Canadas most distinguished documentary filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin has made 20 powerful films on the lives and political struggles of Aboriginal people in North America. Born into the Abenaki Nation in New Hampshire in 1932, Obomsawin began her career as a singer, writer, and storyteller until being hired as a National Film Board (NFB) consultant in 1967. In 1971, she seized an opportunity to direct her first film, Christmas at Moose Factory, a study of life in a small Northern settlement that was based on childrens drawings
Floating With Leni: A Play In One ActBy Randolph Lewis
Introduction A decade ago, the publication of the memoirs of Leni Riefenstahl (1902-) sparked controversy and criticism.
Flying SoloBy Randolph Lewis
Spank gazed out the window and stared at the mountains dusted with early snow. A thousand black lines squiggled through the whiteness like make-up cracking on an old face. It was like they were intended for air-born travelers, for whom they made beautiful patterns and abstract outlines, like ancient Nazca spiders etched into the Peruvian soil of the altaplana.