politics and power
Jules Dassin’s Cold War Crimes
A chronicle of the Hollywood blacklist and a brilliant film noir director. By Whitney Smith.
Reflections on the loss of an extraordinary figure.
What we're following . . .
Developing stories that navigate the edge.
A Cinematic Anthem for Troubled Times
Getting aware and getting ready . . . a homily in the modern mode. A film by Amanda Zackem with Chris Hedges.
Isaiah Berlin on 'The Greatest Leader of Democracy in the 20th Century'
A mixture of character, heart and political talent in Franklin Delano Roosevelt made him a world hero. By Isaiah Berlin.
Looking the pandemic in the eye
On the extent to which the pandemic's "fearsome reputation has eclipsed and occasionally exceeded its actual effects." By David Cayley.
That which we must get out from under
The economic and political realm from which we must get out from under. By John Davis.
A Test of Our Humanity
Fear not, there is a message in this speech that goes to the core of what we can do. when we need to take of ourselves, when we're really in a bind.. By Kristalina Georgieva.
Migratory Beings: People, Plants and the Land We Share
When a writer starts asking about who lived in their house before them, out comes a slice of not-so-romantic American history. By Kelly Garriott Waite.