We need to see this newest devastating crisis of democracy in the U.S. with renewed urgency because it has too long a history. Look at what is happening to Iranian women (and Saudi, and Indian, and Afghan) and see ourselves together, in camaraderie against illiberal theocracies.
The continuing Russia-Ukraine War demands new ways of thinking both about media coverage that seeks to inform in real time and new strategies about how to document it in order to build alternative archives.
It is clear that the way people react to Arthur Miller’s 1949 play “Death of a Salesman” is as unpredictable as the play itself. Sympathies are pulled in every direction. With the play currently revived for the sixth time on Broadway, let us take a moment to think...
Gleitman’s book, “Anxious Masculinity in the Drama of Arthur Miller and Beyond,” begins by confronting the dominant figure of 1950s American drama, the male breadwinner and his anxiety about displacement from the center of economic and cultural relevance. It traces its resonances outward to our contemporary moment.
Social media has been rife with criticism of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, even from those members of the public who loved her. It represents money wasted in a nation facing financial crisis and the obliteration of all other news — not the least of which is the devastating flood damage in Britain’s former colony of Pakistan, which is also a member of the Commonwealth.
Brian electrified us with his commitment to the politics and ethics of documentary and journalism, his mission to rewire academia as a place to galvanize hearts and minds, his interrogation of everything written or filmed or said and his insistence that solidarities matter more than anything else.
The semi-fascist Republican Party is positioned to win control of the House and has a chance of gaining a majority in the Senate. But demagoguery is not destiny. Progressives can help steer the future in a better direction over the next two months.
We are living in one of the most exciting times in the history of independent documentary. The entire field is undergoing massive shifts in form, interface, technology, conceptualization, use, and topics.
It’s not an easy time for young people. Everywhere we turn, we’re faced with grim news: racism; sexism; homophobia; xenophobia; gun violence; nuclear armament . . . and the one gargantuan threat hovering like a specter above all ills: climate change.
There has been much chatter about Serena Williams’ decision to exit tennis. I want to think about the contextual and impactful surround of her decision — to enlarge her family and choose pregnancy.