Monday, June 30, 2014

ENG 102 Resources

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. "The danger of a single story." TED Talks (July 2009)

Blum, William. Killing Hope: US Military & CIA Interventions Since World War II. London: ZED Books, 2004.

Democracy Now ["Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other."]

Diamond, Adele. "The Science of Attention." On Being (August 7, 2014)

"Education." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Even the Rain (Spain/Mexico/France: Icíar Bollaín, 2010: 103 mins)

"Framing/Discourse/Language/Communication." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"History: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Lucas, Shellae. "What’s in a Name: Kennewick Man versus The Ancient One." Dialogic Cinephilia (October 15, 2014)
McCann, Hannah. "Foucault Explained with Hipsters." Binary This (May 21, 2013)

Media: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive


Pariser, Eli. "Beware Online 'Filter Bubbles.'" TED Talks (May 2, 2011)

Resources for Rethinking the World Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Rushkoff, Douglas. "They Say." (Excerpt from Coercion: Why We Listen to What 'They' Say.: 1999)

Spriggs, Bianca. "Lexington Downtowners on the G Word: Gentrification." Ace Weekly (June 30, 2014)

Wideman, John Edgar. "Whose War: The Color of Terror." Harper's (March 2002)

L'avventura (Italy/France: Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

L'avventura (Italy/France: Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960: 143 mins)

"L'avventura." Critics Round Up (No Date)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "The Body as Cinematic Landscape: L'Avventura." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 20-25. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Paulus, Tom. "The Disappearance of Kristen Stewart (and Other Mysteries in Contemporary Art Cinema)." Photogenie (October 2014)

Sukhdev, Sandhu. "'Slow cinema' fights back against Bourne's supremacy." The Guardian (March 9, 2012)

Resources for June 30, 2014

"History: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Figes, Orlando. "U.S.S.R. in the 1920s: The New Economic Policy." Lapham's Quarterly #60 (April 17, 2014)

Milton, Giles. "The History of British Spying in Revolutionary Russia." Lapham's Quarterly #61 (April 30, 2014)

Carlin, Dan. "The American Peril." Hardcore History #49 (July 5, 2013) ["Imperial temptations and humanitarian nightmares force the United States of the late 19th Century to confront the contradictions between its revolutionary self-image and its expanding national interests."]

Blue Gold: World Water Wars (USA: Sam Bozzo, 2008: 90 mins)

Kuersten, Erich. "The Hanged Man (CinemArchetypes #4)" Acidemic (February 12, 2012)

Halter, Ed. "Catastrophe Culture." Artforum (December 28, 2013)

O'Hehir, Andrew. "'Transformers': Robot warriors of the Tea Party attack." Salon (June 28, 2014)

gamification (NEW WORD ADDED for 2014) \gay-muh-fuh-KAY-shun\

noun: the process of adding games or gamelike elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation


"Establishing user identity opens the door for brands to create incentives for customers to keep coming back through interactive reward systems and loyalty programs like gamification. The ability to earn exclusive rewards for taking desired actions makes customers feel recognized and valued…." — Kevin White,, May 23, 2014

"Users can pop open a dating app on a lunch break or at happy hour and scan for suitable matches in their free time…. There's also a gamification aspect: the delight of swiping through and discovering a match is something Tinder has accurately captured, and it makes it all feel like a game." — Lauren Hockenson, Gigaom, May 23, 2014

The basic concept of gamification isn't new, but the word itself is a 21st-century addition to the English lexicon. The word refers to the incorporation of game elements, like point and reward systems, to tasks as incentives for people to participate. In other words, "gamification" is about making something potentially tedious into a game. Gamification is effective because it taps into people's natural desires for competition and achievement. Teachers, managers, and others use gamification to increase participation and improve productivity. Gamification is also often an essential feature in apps and websites designed to motivate people to meet personal challenges, like weight-loss goals and learning foreign languages; tracking your progress is more fun if it feels like a game.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

History: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive

[Personal, collective, social, political, critical and reflective -- also memory, remembering, biography and autobiography]

"60 Words." Radiolab (April 18, 2014) ["This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace. In the hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a lawyer sat down in front of a computer and started writing a legal justification for taking action against those responsible. The language that he drafted and that President George W. Bush signed into law - called the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) - has at its heart one single sentence, 60 words long. Over the last decade, those 60 words have become the legal foundation for the "war on terror." In this collaboration with BuzzFeed, reporter Gregory Johnsen tells us the story of how this has come to be one of the most important, confusing, troubling sentences of the past 12 years. We go into the meetings that took place in the chaotic days just after 9/11, speak with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Congressman Ron Dellums about the vote on the AUMF. We hear from former White House and State Department lawyers John Bellinger & Harold Koh. We learn how this legal language unleashed Guantanamo, Navy Seal raids and drone strikes. And we speak with journalist Daniel Klaidman, legal expert Benjamin Wittes and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about how these words came to be interpreted, and what they mean for the future of war and peace."]

Abu-Jamal, Mumia and Michael Parenti. "Created Unequal (Law, Money and Mumia Abu-Jamal)." Unwelcome Guests #6 (April 12, 2000)

Acker, Caroline. "Talking Drug Policy and Addiction." History for the Future (January 29, 2010)

Ahmed, Nafeez, Keith Allen and Sibel Edmonds. "Unlawful Killing (Secrets of the UK and US Establishments)." Unwelcome Guests #680 (February 8, 2014)

Ali, Mostafa and Hani Shukrallah. "What Happened to the Egyptian Revolution?" We Are Many (June 2013)

Ali, Tariq. "The Rotten Heart of Europe." Unwelcome Guests #637 (January 5, 2013)

---. "Turning Points in the History of Imperialism." Law and Disorder Radio (Decenber 31, 2013)

Alpert, Robert. "The Social Network: The Contemporary Pursuit of Happiness through Social Connections." Jump Cut #53 (Summer 2011)

Anderson, C. W. "Print Culture 101: A Cheat Sheet and Syllabus." The Atlantic (August 18, 2010)

Appiah, Kwame Anthony. "How To Make a Moral Revolution." Open Source (November 12, 2010)

Aravamudan, Srinivas. "Introduction: Perpetual War." PMLA (October 2009)

Arnove, Anthony, et al. "Howard Zinn Read-In at Purdue University." We Are Many (November 5, 2013)

Ash, Timothy Garton. "The Stasi On Our Minds." The New York Review of Books (May 31, 2007)

Assange, Julian and Slavoj Zizek. "Full Video of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange & Philosopher Slavoj Žižek With Amy Goodman." Democracy Now (July 2, 2011)

Atkinson, Michael. "Archival Trouble: The fiction-free science fiction of Adam Curtis." Moving Image Source (February 16, 2012)

Auslin, Michael. "Pacific Cosmopolitans: A Cultural History of U.S.-Japan Relations." New in East Asian Studies (May 5, 2011)

Bacevich, Andrew. "Naming Our Nameless War: How Many Years Will It Be?" Common Dreams (May 28, 2013)

Bady, Aaron. "Lincoln Against the Radicals." Jacobin (November 26, 2012)

Baggins, Brian. "The Black Panther Party." Marxist Internet Archive (Archive: 2002)

Bagley, Will. "Blazing the Trails Westward." Radio West (September 5, 2011)

Ball, Julien. "A People's History of the French Revolution." We Are Many (June 2010)

Ball, Norman. "The Power of Auteurs and the Last Man Standing: Adam Curtis' Documentary Nightmares." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Barker, Holly, et al. "The Secret, Silent Poisoning (Nuclear Victims in Peace and War)." Unwelcome Guests #616 (August 11, 2012)

Bass, Gary J. "The Blood Telegram." Lapham's Quarterly Podcast #52 (December 4, 2013) ["How did Pakistan's free elections in 1970 lead to a genocidal military crackdown against East Pakistan in 1971? And how did that result in the creation of an independent Bangladesh? And why was the United States involved? Professor Gary J. Bass explains the terrible events, which he chronicled in his book The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide."]

Batchelor, Stephen. "Confession of a Buddhist Atheist." FORA (March 19, 2010)

Beckert, Sven and Seth Rockman. "How Slavery Led to Modern Capitalism." Bloomberg (January 24, 2012)

Bello, Walden, Kevin Danaher and Njoki Njehu. "Report Back from A16 (The A16 IMF/World Bank Demonstrations in Washington, D.C.)." Unwelcome Guests (April 22, 2000)

Bender, Stephen. "Propaganda, Public Relations, & the Not-So-New Dark Age." LiP(Winter 2006)

Benton, Michael Dean. "The Many Headed Hydra." Politics and Culture (2001)

---. "A nation starts to mobilize: Something’s happening here." North of Center (October 12, 2011)

---. "Occupy: One Year Later." North of Center (September 17, 2012)

Biggers, Jeff. "Coal in the Heartland." History for the Future (November 23, 2010)

Billings, Andrew C. "Biographical Omissions: The Case of A Beautiful Mind and the Search For Authenticity." The Film Journal #1 (May 2002)

Blakemore, Colin. "Mechanics of the Mind." The Reith Lecture (November 10 - December 15, 1976)

Blyth, Mark, David Kaiser and Vanessa Williamson. "The French Sensation: Income Inequality in 700 Pages and a Hundred Graphs." Radio Open Source (May 1, 2014)

Bowden, Charles. "Observations about the American psyche, essays on the natural world, and gritty stories about drug violence and other crimes." Radio West (September 5, 2014)

Braund, Susanna. "The Poetry of Virgil." Entitled Opinions (October 25, 2005)

Butigan, Ken. "A May to Remember." Waging Nonviolence (May 3, 2012)

Calhoun, Craig and David Graeber. "The Democracy Project." The London School of Economics and Political Science." (April 30, 2013)

Campbell, Howard. "The Drug War Zone." History for the Future (February 15, 2011)

Carlin, Dan. "The American Peril." Hardcore History #49 (July 5, 2013) ["Imperial temptations and humanitarian nightmares force the United States of the late 19th Century to confront the contradictions between its revolutionary self-image and its expanding national interests."]

---. "Blueprint for Armageddon I." Hardcore History #50 (October 29, 2013)

---. Carlin, Dan. "Blueprint for Armageddon II." Hardcore History #51 (January 30, 2014)

---. "Logical Insanity." Hardcore History (March 31, 2012)

---. "Old School Toughness." Hardcore History (April 27, 2010)

---. "Poking the Bear." Common Sense #270 (February 24, 2014) ["Ukraine has erupted in violence as protesters in Kiev oust the country's leader. Dan thinks U.S. efforts to clandestinely support or encourage one side of the conflict are dangerously short sighted."]

---. "Secret Leakage." Common Sense #248 (March 2, 2013)

---. "The Specter of Dissent." Common Sense #275 (May 24, 2014)
["The worst nightmare of the global Establishment isn't Islamic terrorism, it's critical mass levels of domestic dissent. If that's your worst worry, wouldn't you use every tool you had to forestall it? Dan thinks they are. Notes: 1. "The Six Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment's Nightmare)" by Robert Reich, May 6, 2014; 2. "Sen. Warren's Floor Speech in Opposition to Michael Froman's Nomination for U.S. Trade Representative" (Text of speech on the Senate Floor); 3. "Glenn Greenwald: from Martin Luther King to Anonymous, the state targets dissenters not just "bad guys" " by Glenn Greenwald for The Guardian Newspaper, May 12, 2014."]

Carrusco, David. Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2012.

"Caveman." To the Best of Our Knowledge (May 16, 2010)

Chandler, Bill, et al. "Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America’s Most Revolutionary Mayor" Democracy Now (February 26, 2014)

Chatterjee, Partha. "Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism: some lessons from modern Indian history." London School of Economics and Political Science (April 3, 2014)

"Chernobyl 25 Years On." Eurozine (April 22, 2011: Archive of Essays)

"Chile Rising." Fault Lines (Documentary video posted on Youtube: January 2, 2012)

Cho, Violet. "Thauk gya paw hee thwi deh thwi (Blood’s Oath to Beautiful Flower) — drama of insurgency in a Burmese Pwo Karen Film." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Chomsky, Noam. "On Corporate Personhood." (8 minute video in which he answers a question at a public presentation on April 22, 2011)

---. "What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel." AlterNet (December 3, 2012)

Chua, Amy. "The Myths of Globalization: Markets, Democracy, and Ethnic Hatred." Conversations with History (November 21, 2005)

Cleaver, Kathleen, Danny Glover and Brian Jones. "The Black Power Mixtape." We Are Many (May 7, 2014) ["The New School and Haymarket Books present: Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones discussing the new book: The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975. Moderated by School of Media Studies Assistant Professor, Michelle Materre. The Black Power Mixtape: 1967 -- 1975 is an extraordinary window into the black freedom struggle in the United States, offering a treasure trove of fresh archival information about the Black Power movement from 1967 to 1975 and vivid portraits of some of its most dynamic participants, including Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael. The book — like the documentary film that inspired it — includes historical speeches and interviews by: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, and Angela Davis. And it also features new commentary voiced by: Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Robin Kelley, Abiodun Oyewole, Sonia Sanchez, Bobby Seale, John Forte, and Questlove."]

"Coal Reignites Mighty Battle of Labor History." NPR (March 5, 2011)

Conversations with History (University of California-Berkeley: "Conceived in 1982 by Mr. Kreisler as a way to capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times, Conversations with History includes over 500 interviews.">

CounterPunch (Edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. Magazine with extensive content online.)

Crawford, Jarmahl, Peniel Joseph and Isabel Wilkerson. "Stokely Carmichael and Black Power." Radio Open Source (March 6, 2014)

Curtis, Adam. "The Baby and the Baath Water." The Medium and the Message (June 16, 2011)

Daesler, Graham. "Cutter's Way: The Mysterious Art of Film Editing." Bright Lights Film Journals #78 (2012)

Daston, Lorraine. "How To Think About Science #2: On Paradigms and Objectivity." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Delblanco, Andrew. "A Vengeful Fury: Greg Grandin’s Empire of Necessity." The New York Times (January 12, 2014)

Dellums, Ronald V. "Legislating for the People." Conversations with History (November 21, 2005)

Desai, Anita and Andrew Robinson. "The Modern Resonance of Rabindranath Tagore." On Being (August 6, 2014) ["He bestowed the title “Mahatma” on Gandhi. He debated the deepest nature of reality with Einstein. He was championed by Yeats and Pound to become the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Rabindranath Tagore was a polymath — a writer and a painter, a philosopher and a musician, and a social innovator — but much of his poetry and prose is virtually untranslatable (or inaccessibly translated) for modern minds. We pull back the "dusty veils" that have hidden his memory from history."]

DiLeo, Petrino. "An Economic History of the Great Depression." We Are Many (June 18, 2009)

Donner, Fred and McQuire Gibson. "Iraq Before Saddam Hussein." CHIASMOS (April 3, 2003)

Eurozine (Europe: "Eurozine is a network of European cultural journals, linking up more than 75 partner journals and just as many associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. Eurozine is also a netmagazine which publishes outstanding articles from its partner journals with additional translations into one of the major European languages.")

Figes, Orlando. "U.S.S.R. in the 1920s: The New Economic Policy." Lapham's Quarterly #60 (April 17, 2014)

"Finding Home." To the Best of Our Knowledge (June 27, 2010)

Finkelstein, Norman. "Norman Finkelstein on What Gandhi Says About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage." Democracy Now (June 5, 2012)

Foster, John Bellamy. "Education and the Structural Crisis of Capital: The U.S. Case." Monthly Review (July 1, 2011)

Foster, John Bellamy, Robert W. McChesney and R. Jamil Jonna. "Monopoly and Competition in Twenty-First Century Capitalism." Monthly Review (April 1, 2011)

Foucault, Michel. "Panopticism." From Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (NY: Vintage Books 1995): 195-228.

---. Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the College de France, 1975 - 1976. NY: Picador, 2003.

France, David and Peter Staley. "How to Survive a Plague": As ACT UP Turns 25, New Film Chronicles History of AIDS Activism in U.S." Democracy Now (March 23, 2012)

Fry, Douglas P. "Peace in Our Time: Steven Pinker offers a curiously foreshortened account of humanity's irenic urges." Bookforum (December/January 2012)

Fulcher, James. Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2004.

Galeano, Eduardo. "In Conversation with Maria Arana." Lannan Podcasts (May 20, 2013)

Gillepsie, Alex, Philip Horne and Sandra Jovchelovitch. "Literary Festival 2014: More Tales from the Two James(es)." The London School of Economics and Political Science (February 23, 2014) ["... readings from the work of William and Henry James to explore the links between psychology and fiction."]

Giovanni, Nikki. "Award winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni shares her thoughts on black history, and the recent loss of Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and her own mother." Uprising Radio (February 17, 2006)

Glanville, Phillipa. "The Dichotomies of Drink: The History of Alcohol 1690 - 1920." The National Archive Podcast Series (September 28, 2006)

Gleick, James, et al. "Information." To the Best of Our Knowledge (September 4, 2011)

"Global Financial and Economic Crises of 2007 - 2009." History Commons (Historical Timeline)

"Global Warming." History Commons (Ongoing Historical Timeline)

Goddard, Stephen. "'So, Did You See Me?': Testimony, Memory and Re-Making Film History." LOLA #1 (2011)

Goldman, Wendy. "Purges in the USSSR." History for the Future (May 21, 2010)

Gonzalez, Pedro Blas. "Citizen Kane: Biography and the Unfinished Sentence." Senses of Cinema #57 (2010)

Gottschalk, Peter. "American Heretics: Catholics, Jews, Muslims and the History of Religious Intolerance." After Words (December 28, 2013) ["Peter Gottschalk talks about his book, American Heretics: Catholics, Jews, Muslims and the History of Religious Intolerance, in which he argues that religious intolerance has been strong in America since the middle of the nineteenth century."]

Graeber, David. "Debt: The First Five Thousand Years." Mute (February 10, 2009)

---. "Occupy Wall Street's anarchist roots: The 'Occupy' movement is one of several in American history to be based on anarchist principles." Al Jazeera (November 30, 2011)

Graeber, David, et al. "Let Your Life Be A Friction (To Stop The Machine)." Unwelcome Guests #593 (March 3, 2012)

---, et al. "Occupy 2.0 (Peer Produced Politics)." Unwelcome Guests #594 (March 10, 2012)

---, et al. "The Psychology of Transition: Undoing Millennia of Social Control." Unwelcome Guests #597 (March 31, 2012)

Green, James. "Death in the Haymarket." We Are Many (June 17, 2010)

Greenberg, Joel. "A Feathered River Across the Sky." Radio West (April 24, 2014) ["This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the death of Martha, the last passenger pigeon. Her species was native to North America, and in the 1800s the birds numbered in the billions. Their vast airborne flocks reportedly blotted out the sun and took days to pass overhead. But in just a few decades, they were gone. Naturalist Joel Greenberg has written a book about the passenger pigeon’s natural history and its speedy flight to extinction, and he joins us to examine what the bird’s demise reveals about our relationship to the natural world."]

Greenwald, Glenn. "Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette: The dictate that one 'not speak ill of the dead' is (at best) appropriate for private individuals, not influential public figures." Comment is Free (April 8, 2013)

Hacking, Ian and Andrew Pickering. "How To Think About Science #4: On Science as Experimental Philosophy." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Hamburger, Philip and Steven Waldman. "The Long Experiment of American Democracy." On Being (July 3, 2014)

Hardcore History (Dan Carlin's history show: It's a hard recipe to master, but when passion and reason are finely blended the results can be unpredictable and intoxicating. They can also be maddening. This is part of the attraction of Dan Carlin. Original and outside-the-box thinking on current events and history to be sure, but could he also be woefully out of step with conventional wisdom? He talks fast, he's loud, he's a deep thinker who adores history and who will challenge your view of the world, while he does the same thing to himself. He's a bit of a throwback to something from the past, and yet not quite like anything else yet seen. It's a New Media/ “eye of the beholder” sort of thing. You'll have to decide for yourself. His style is not for everyone. It's not meant to be.)

Harvey, David. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. NY: Oxford University Press, 2007.

---. Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey." (A close reading of the text of Karl Marx’s Capital Volume I in 13 video lectures by Professor David Harvey: 2011)

Hecht, Jennifer Michael. "A History of Doubt." Being (May 3, 2007)

Hedges, Inez. "Amnesiac memory: Hiroshima/Nagasaki in Japanese film." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

"Hemp for Victory." US Department of Agriculture (1942)

Herzog, Werner and Errol Morris. "The Act of Killing." Vice (Video posted on Youtube: July 17, 2013)

History Commons ("The History Commons website is operated by the Center for Grassroots Oversight ("CGO"), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. CGO was incorporated as a public benefit corporation in late 2006, and received its 501(c)3 status on February 26, 2009. The website is a tool for open-content participatory journalism. It allows people to investigate important issues by providing a space where people can collaborate on the documentation of past and current events, as well as the entities associated with those events.")

History for the Future [“History for the Future” is a weekly public affairs program created and hosted by Kevin Brown and aired on WRCT-Pittsburgh 88.3 fm. The show explores the historical underpinnings of contemporary social issues; by interviewing historians and journalists the show aims to demonstrate that knowing the past can inform public debate in constructive ways.]

"History of the Paris Commune." Marxists Internet Archive (Archive)

"History of US Interventions History Commons (Ongoing Historical Timeline)

Horvat, Srećko and Igor Štiks. "Welcome to the Desert of Transition!: Post-Socialism, the European Union, and a New Left in the Balkans." Monthly Review (March 1, 2012)

Houp, Wesley. "Life by Rheotaxis: A River Rat's Perspective North of Center (April 13, 2011)

Hudson, David. "The Civil War @ 150 MUBI (April 12, 2011)

Hudson, Michael and Jeffrey Sommers. "The Queen Mother of Global Austerity and Financialization: Thatcher's Mean Legacy." Democracy Now (April 8, 2013)

Huerta, Delores and Jose Antonio Orozco. "The Non-Violent Path of Cesar Chavez." Making Contact (April 9, 2014)

Hunt, Patrick. "The Rosetta Stone." Entitled Opinions (October 12, 2011)

"Iraq War Timeline: From "Shock and Awe" to Civilian Toll, to Billions in Reconstruction, Vet Health." Democracy Now (March 19, 2013)

Islay, David. "The Everyday Art of Listening." On Being (April 17, 2014)

Isserman, Maurice. "Michael Harrington, 'The Other American.'" History for the Future (April 30, 2012)

Johnson, Chalmers. "Militarism and the American Empire." Conversations with History (2005)

Johnson, Nicholas. "Negroes and the Gun." After Words (January 18, 2014) ["Fordham Law School Professor Nicholas Johnson talks about his book, [Negroes and the Gun], in which he argues that there is an unreported tradition of African Americans using firearms to defend their families and communities."]

Jones, William P. and Gary Younge. "50 Years Later, the Untold History of the March on Washington & MLK’s Most Famous Speech." Democracy Now (August 21, 2013)

Kacere, Laura. "The Radical History of Mother's Day." Nation of Change (May 12, 2012)

Kahle, Brewster and Rick Prelinger. "The 9/11 TV News Archive: 3,000 Hours of Video News Coverage of 2001 Attacks Posted Online." Democracy Now (August 24, 2011)

---. "Pioneering Internet Archivists Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger on Preservation in the Digital Age." Democracy Now (August 24, 2011)

Kalmár, György. "Body Memories, Body Cinema: The Politics of Multi-Sensual Counter-Memory in György Pálfi’s Hukkle." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Kappeler, Victor E. "Ideology and the Historic Moment of Production: Part 1 of a 5 Part Series." Uprooting Criminology (November 25, 2013)

---. "Ideology and the Historic Moment of Production: Part 2 of a 5 Part Series." Uprooting Criminology (December 9, 2013)

---. "Ideology and the Historic Moment of Production: Part 3 of a 5 Part Series." Uprooting Criminology (January 9, 2014)

---. "Ideology and the Historic Moment of Production: Part 4 of a 5 Part Series." Uprooting Criminology (February 15, 2014)

Karski, Jan. "Polish Resistance Figure Jan Karski, Honored with Posthumous Medal of Freedom, in His Own Words" Democracy Now (June 5, 2012)

Katsiaficas, George. "1968, 40 Years Later: Student, Worker Protests Sweep France, Leaving Indelible Mark on the Country and the World. Democracy Now (May 14, 2008)

...-- The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life. (AK Press, 2006)

Khalidi, Rashid and Salim Yaqub. "Constraining and Shaping Nationalism: The United States and Iraq." CHIASMOS (April 7, 2003)

Kiely, Declan and Isaac Gewirtz. "Poe's Terror of the Soul." Lapham's Quarterly Podcast #51 (November 20, 2013)

Kilpatrick, Connor. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." Jacobin (November 28, 2012)

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "Letter From a Birmingham Jail." African Studies Center of University of Pennsylvania (April 16, 1963)

---. "On 45th Anniversary of His Death, Martin Luther King Jr. on the Power of Media and the Horror of War." Democracy Now (April 4, 2013)

Kinzer, Stephen and William Murphy, Jr. "US Wars and Social Control (From Regime Change Abroad to the War on Drugs at Home)." Unwelcome Guests #304 (April 30, 2006) ["In our first hour, this week, Stephen Kinzer, whose book, Overthrow, details the US empire's long history of instigating regime change, both the public pretext and the real interests at play. In our second hour, William Murphy Jr speaks about the "War On Drugs"."]

Knight, Sam. "Where should Richard III lie? The battle over the burial of King Richard III has become savage." Prospect (December 12, 2013)

Krul, Matthijs. "Mandela and Socialism." The Northstar (December 9, 2013)

Kuznick, Peter and Oliver Stone. "The Untold History of the United States." After Words (December 29, 2012)

---. "The Untold U.S. History from the Atomic Age to Vietnam to Obama’s Drone Wars." Democracy Now (November 16, 2012)

Kwoba, Brian. "How Capitalism Underdeveloped Africa." We Are Many (June 2009)

Lapham, Lewis. "Crowd Control." Lapham's Quarterly (Spring 2014)

Lears, Jackson. "A History of Disappointment." London Review of Books 34.1 (January 5, 2012)

Lepore, Jill. "Tea Party Time ... and the Death of Compassion." Open Source (October 14, 2010)

Levin, Yuval. "The Great Debate." After Words (January 4, 2014) ["Yuval Levin, founder and editor of National Affairs, talks about his book, The Great Debate, in which he discusses the origin of the political Left-Right divide, arguing that today's partisanship began with the debates over the French Revolution."]

Lewis, John. "John Lewis Marches On." Moyers & Company (July 26, 2013)

Lichtblau, Eric. "The Nazis Next Door: Eric Lichtblau on how the CIA & FBI Secretly Sheltered Nazi War Criminals." Democracy Now (October 31, 2014)

---. "Pt. 2: On The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men." Democracy Now (October 31, 2014)

Linebaugh, Peter and Marcus Rediker. The Many Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000.

Lock, Margaret. "How to Think About Science #3: Biology and Culture." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Luna, Diego. "Diego Luna on His Directorial Debut, Cesar Chavez." Uprising Radio (March 24, 2014)

MacCulloch, Diarmaid. "Christianity - The First 3,000 Years." Radio West (November 29, 2010)

Magdoff, Fred. "Food as a Commodity." Monthly Review (January 1, 2012)

Mahani, Najmeh Khalili. "Mirroring History: Fassbinder’s The BRD Trilogy." Offscreen 17.2 (February 28, 2013)

Maher, Stephen. "The Political Economy of the Egyptian Uprising." Monthly Review (November 1, 2011)

Manningham-Buller, Eliza. "Securing Freedom." Reith Lectures (2011)

Marks, Ben. "Trailing Angela Davis, from FBI Flyers to 'Radical Chic' Art." Collector's Weekly (July 3, 2013)

Marshall, Robert. "The Dark Legacy of Carlos Castaneda." Salon (April 4, 2007)

McChesney, Bob. "the Crisis in Journalism and Democracy." History for the Future (March 23, 2010)

McGuire, Randall. "Introduction." Archaeology as Political Action. Berkeley: University of California, 2008: 12-50.

McKormack, Owen. "Columbus Day and the Sanitization of History." TruthOut (October 12, 2014)

McLean, Bethany. "A Hidden History of the Economic Crisis." RSA (December 2, 2010)

McLemee, Scott. "CLR James and African American Liberation." We Are Many (June 18, 2009)

Mearsheimer, John and Robert Pape. "The War in Iraq and America's Role in the World." CHIASMOS (April 17, 2003)

Milton, Giles. "The History of British Spying in Revolutionary Russia." Lapham's Quarterly #61 (April 30, 2014)

Morgan, Jason. "'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland." History for the Future (March 2, 2010)

Morley, David and Bill Schwarz. "Stuart Hall obituary: Influential cultural theorist, campaigner and founding editor of the New Left Review." The Guardian (February 10, 2014)

Morris, Earl. "The Unknown Known: Errol Morris’ New Doc Tackles Unrepentant Iraq War Architect Donald Rumsfeld." Democracy Now (March 27, 2014)

---. "A Wilderness of Errors." On the Media (September 21, 2012)

Moulton, Gary. "Lewis and Clark's New Look." The UO Channel (November 4, 2004) ["This lecture will explore new ways of judging the characters and personalities of the leading figures of the Corps of Discovery–Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea–in light of new research. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorenson Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of Nebraska and editor of The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition."]

National Security Archive ["An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States. The Archive won the 1999 George Polk Award, one of U.S. journalism's most prestigious prizes, for--in the words of the citation--"piercing the self-serving veils of government secrecy, guiding journalists in the search for the truth and informing us all." The Archive obtains its materials through a variety of methods, including the Freedom of Information act, Mandatory Declassification Review, presidential paper collections, congressional records, and court testimony. Archive staff members systematically track U.S. government agencies and federal records repositories for documents that either have never been released before, or that help to shed light on the decision-making process of the U.S. government and provide the historical context underlying those decisions. The Archive regularly publishes portions of its collections on microfiche, the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, and in books. The Washington Journalism Review called these publications, collectively totaling more than 500,000 pages, "a state-of-the-art index to history." The Archive's World Wide Web site,, has won numerous awards, including USA Today's "Hot Site" designation. As a part of its mission to broaden access to the historical record, the Archive is also a leading advocate and user of the Freedom of Information Act. Precedent-setting Archive lawsuits have brought into the public domain new materials on the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Iran-Contra Affair, and other issues that have changed the way scholars interpret those events. The Archive spearheaded the groundbreaking legal effort to preserve millions of pages of White House e-mail records that were created during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. The Archive's mission of guaranteeing the public's right to know extends to other countries outside the United States. The organization is currently involved in efforts to sponsor freedom of information legislation in the nations of Central Europe, Central and South America and elsewhere, and is committed to finding ways to provide technical and other services that will allow archives and libraries overseas to introduce appropriate records management systems into their respective institutions. The Archive's $2.5 million yearly budget comes from publication revenues, contributions from individuals and grants from foundations such as the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. As a matter of policy, the Archive seeks no U.S. government funding."]

"Neoconservative Think Tank Influence on US Policies." History Commons (Ongoing Historical Timeline)

Nightingale, Andrea. "Epicurus and Epicureanism." Entitled Opinions (November 8, 2005)

Nordlinger, Jay. "Peace, They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, The Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World." After Words (May 27, 2012)

Noujaim, Jehane. "The Square: Jehane Noujaim’s New Film Captures Egypt’s Ongoing Revolution After Mubarak’s Fall." Democracy Now (January 25, 2014)

Occupy! N + 1 (October 2011)

O'Cleary, Conor. "Moscow, December 25, 1991: The Last Day of the Soviet Union." After Words (December 24, 2011)

Oliver, Paul. "Michel Foucault - The Development of Knowledge." Excerpt from Foucault: The Key Ideas. Blacklick, OH: McGraw Hill, 2010: 17-21.

Parenti, Michael. "Executive Power and Democratic Needs." Unwelcome Guests #5 (April 5, 2000)

---. "Globalization: The New Imperialism." Unwelcome Guests (March 22, 2000)

---. "The Sword and the Dollar." Unwelcome Guests #4 (April 5, 2000)

Peebles, Stacey. "Stories from the Suck: The First Wave of Iraq War Narratives." Berfois (April 15, 2011)

Perlstein, Rick. "Chicago History Repeats Itself As Cops and Protesters Clash." Rolling Stone (May 21, 2012)

Peter, Justin "The Idealist Aaron Swartz wanted to save the world. Why couldn’t he save himself?" Slate (February 7, 2013)

Pinker, Steven. "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined." Radio Open Source (March 10. 2014)

Pitzer, Andrea. "Trotsky's Canadian Holiday." Lapham's Quarterly (May 6, 2014)

Pollitt, Katha. "Birth Control: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." The Nation (August 15, 2011)

Ransby, Barbara. "Remembering the Overlooked Life of Eslanda Robeson, Wife of Civil Rights Legend Paul Robeson." Democracy Now (February 12, 2013)

Ratner, Michael. "Ten Years after 9/11: War, Operation American Condor (Guantanamo) , Civil Liberties and Hope." Law and Disorder Radio (July 25, 2011)

Ravitch, Diane. "Public Schools for Sale." Moyers & Co. (March 28, 2014)

Rediker, Marcus. "The Slave Ship." History for the Future (May 18, 2010)

Rich, Nathaniel. "Authenticity All Right: Lee Friedlander’s New Orleans." New York Review of Books (May 16, 2014)

Richman, Joe and Bridgette McGee-Robinson. "The Story of Willie McGhee." Re:sound (2010)

Robb, Graham. "Paris: 18 Arrested Explosions." Radio Open Source (May 7, 2010)

Rosenfeld, Seth. "A Secret History of America in the Sixties." Excerpt from Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012: 7-8.

---. "Spies in the Hill." Excerpt from Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012: 11-27.

---. "'Subversives': How the FBI Fought the 1960s Student Movement and Aided Reagan’s Rise to Power." (August 23, 2012)

Rosenzweig, Roy. "Wizards, Bureaucrats, Warriors, and Hackers: Writing the History of the Internet." The American Historical Review (December 1998: 1530-1552)

Scahill, Jeremy. "The Dangerous US Game in Yemen." The Nation (March 31, 2011)

Schlosser, Eric. "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety." Book TV (October 6, 2013) ["Using recently declassified documents, Eric Schlosser details the ease with which an accident can occur when handling nuclear weapons and how little control military leaders and missile designers have over them. He speaks with Lynn Davis, the former U.S. undersecretary for arms control and the director of the RAND corporation's Washington office."]

Schnapp, Jeffrey. "The Phenomenon of Crowds." Entitled Opinions (November 29, 2005)

Schulman, Sarah. "AIDs and Gentrification." Against the Grain (November 20, 2012)

Schulte, Elizabeth. "Eugene Debs and American Socialism." We are Many (June 18, 2009)

Seal, Kevin. "News of the Occupation: Occupiers Past and Present – Oakland Union of the Homeless." The Occupied Oakland Journal (November 17, 2011)

Shah, Anup. "Global Financial Crisis." Global Issues (March 24, 2013)

Shapin, Steven and Simon Schaffer. "How to Think About Science #1: Leviathan and the Air Pump Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Shaw, John. "The problem of the poor: faith, science and poverty in 19th century Britain." The National Archives Podcast Series (September 28, 2006)

Sheehan, Thomas. "On the Historical Jesus." Entitled Opinions (January 31, 2006)

Shiva, Vandana. Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000: 5-20.

Sifton, John. "A Brief History of Drones." The Nation (February 27, 2012)

Sisk-Franco, Caleen. "The War Dance of the Winnemem Wintu." Making Contact (May 13, 2009)

Sluga, Hans. "The Life and Work of Michel Foucault." Entitled Opinions (April 18, 2012)

Smith, Zadie. "Generation Why?" The New York Review of Books (November 25, 2010)

Solnit, David and Ananda Tan. "The Battle of Seattle 10 Years Later: Organizers Reflect on 1999 Shutdown of WTO Talks and the Birth of a Movement." Democracy Now (November 30, 2009)

"The Soundtrack to War and Peace." To the Best of Our Knowledge (October 1, 2010)

Sparrow, Taylor. "Thinking More Than The State Allows: Radical Politics In These Troublingly Quiet Times." People of Color Organize! (February 19, 2011)

Steger, Manfred B. and Roy K. Ravi. A Very Short Introduction to Neoliberalism. Oxfrod University Press, 2010.

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay. "Paying Respects, Pentagon Revives Vietnam, and War Over Truth." The New York Times (October 9, 2014)

Stone, Oliver. "Untold History of the United States: WWII." Showtime (Posted on Youtube: 2012)

Stout, Robert Joe. "Do the United States and Mexico Really Want the Drug War to Succeed." Monthly Review (January 1, 2012)

Swanson, David. "Iraq War Among World's Worst Events." War is a Crime (March 2013)

Theoharis, Jeanne. "On Rosa Parks’ 100th Birthday, Recalling Her Rebellious Life Before and After the Montgomery Bus." Democracy Now (February 4, 2013)

Thompson, Paul. "Terror Timeline." Boiling Frogs (3 Pt interview: September 1, September 6, and September 16, 2011)

Torre, Miguel de la. "Dumping Satan: It’s Time to Let Go." Religion Dispatches (October 26, 2011)

Turse, Nick. "Kill Anything That Moves: New Book Exposes Hidden Crimes of the War Kerry, Hagel Fought in Vietnam." Democracy Now (January 15, 2013)

Varon, Jeremy. "Armed Struggle and the New Left." Against the Grain (September 28, 2011)

Venables, Robert. "Who Are These People?(The Onondaga Nation Encounters European Settlers)." Unwelcome Guests #302 (April 16, 2006)

Walker, Alice. "Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution." Monthly Review (February 2, 2013)

Wallerstein, Immanuel. "Structural Crisis in the World-System: Where Do We Go from Here?" Monthly Review (March 2011)

Waxman, Zoe. "Words of Pain: Interpreting Personal Memories of the Holocaust." Backdoor Broadcasting Company (January 27, 2011)

Weinberg, Meyer. A Short History of American Capitalism. New History Press, 2003.

White, Rob. "Interview with Göran Hugo Olsson." Film Quarterly (Winter 2011)

Wilkerson, Isabel. "Isabel Wilkerson’s Leaderless March that Remade America." Open Source (October 12, 2010)

Wolff, Richard D. "The Continuing Economic Crisis." History for the Future (May 31, 2011)

---. "Housing and the Economy." History for the Future (September 14, 2010)

---. "Jettisoning Accustomed Categories of Thought (Marxian Class Analysis 2) Unwelcome Guests #625 (October 13, 2012)

Wright, Ann and Ed Kinane. "Drones on Trial: 38 Protesters Face Charges for Disrupting Syracuse Base Used in Overseas Attacks." Democracy Now (November 4, 2011)

Yoshioka, Maximilian. "History or Humanity? On Lu Chuan's City of Life and Death A Nietzschean Perspective on Nanjing." Bright Lights Film Journal #76 (May 2012)

Yue, Genevieve. "The Curtain’s Undrawn: An Interview with Olivier Assayas on Carlos." Senses of Cinema #57 (2010)

Wade, Lisa. "History Repeating Itself: Discriminatory Voting Laws." Sociological Images (July 1, 2013)

Wall, Richard. "Who's Afraid of Noam Chomsky?" Lew Rockwell (2004)

Webb, Laura. "Landmarks and memory: On the “When separate is not equal” bus." North of Center (November 7, 2012)

Weinberg, Meyer. A Short History of American Capitalism. New History Press, 2003.

West, Cornel. "Black Prophetic Fire: Cornel West on the Revolutionary Legacy of Leading African-American Voices." Democracy Now (October 6, 2014)

Wilkerson, Isabel. "The Warmth of Other Suns: Isabel Wilkerson on the Great Migration." Making Contact (February 25, 2014) ["Should they go or should they stay? That was a question millions of African Americans living in the South asked themselves in the 20th Century. For many the answer was simple. Life in the South was hard and dangerous, with lynching, Jim Crow laws, and lack of economic opportunities. From 1910 to the 1960s an estimated 6 million African Americans left the South and moved North, in what became known as 'The Great Migration.'"]

Williams, Lauren. "This Black, Gay, Badass Pacifist Mastermind of the March on Washington Is Finally Getting His Due." Mother Jones (August 27, 2013)

Wu, Timothy. "America's First Lesson in the Power and Peril of Concentrated Control Over the Flow of Information." Excerpt from The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010: 22-24.

---. "On the Archetype of the Heroic Inventor." (Excerpt from the The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires. NY: Alfred A, Knopf, 2010: 18-20.)

Yaqub, Salim. ""The United States and the Arab World: Sources of Antagonism, Prospects for Accommodation." [MB: A revealing historical background on the US government's alternating relationship with Iraq and Iran.] CHIASMOS (March 9, 2004)

Zander, Ben. "'Rite of Spring' Revival." Radio Open Source (April 22, 2014)

Zinn, Howard. Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology. Harper Perennial, 1990.

---. A People's History of the United States: 1492 - The Present. History is a Weapon (Hosting the entire book)

Zirin, Dave. "The Politics of Sports." Media Matters with Bob McChesney (August 29, 2010)

Zuckoff, Mickey. "Lost in Shangri-La." Radio West (August 19, 2011)

Resources for June 29, 2014

"I'm So Excited" Critics Round Up (2013)

Hachard, Thomas. "Best Child Performances: The best performances by young actors in 2013 expressed the vulnerability, turmoil, and sometimes even joyful thrill of youth." Keyframe (December 29, 2013)

Kuersten, Erich. "The Animus Variations (CinemArchetype #3) - the Daemon Lover." Acidemic (February 1, 2012)

Cinema Sound 2013 by Samsmyth on Mixcloud

Smalley, G. "Altered States (1980)." 366 Weird Movies (July 24, 2010)

Weide, Robert. "On His Documentary about Kurt Vonnegut." Lapham's Quarterly #62 (May 21, 2014)

Merriam-Webster's Word-of-the-Day

chivy \CHIV-ee\

verb 1 : to tease or annoy with persistent petty attacks; 2: to move or obtain by small maneuvers


She watched her little brother as he chivied an olive from the jar with his fingers.

"After chivvying a batch [of whirligig beetles] into a food storage box, Lemann, manager of animal and visitor programs [at the Audubon Insectarium], sniffed his fingers. The beetles emit a chemical to deter predators, but they're no stink bugs: 'It smells like sour apple candy. I love it.'" — Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press State and Local Wire, October 8, 2012

"Chivy," which is also spelled "chivvy," became established in our language in the early 20th century and at first meant "to harass or chase." Early usage examples are of people chivying a chicken around to catch it and of a person chivying around food that is frying. The word itself is from the British noun of the same spelling meaning "chase" or "hunt." The noun is believed to be derived from "Chevy Chase"—a term for "chase" or "confusion" that is taken from the name of a ballad describing the 1388 battle of Otterburn between the Scottish and English. (A "chase" in this context is an unenclosed tract of land in England that is used as a game preserve.)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Buegrass Film Society: Fall 2014 Schedule (In Progress)

In the House (France)

Tabu (Portugal)

Drug War (China/Hong Kong)

The Hunt (Denmark)

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (USA)

In the Fog (Belarus)

Berberian Sound Studio (UK)

Barbara (Germany)

Post Tenebras Lux (Mexico)

Viola (Argentina)

Neighboring Sounds (Brazil)

No (Chile)

Amour (France/Austria)

Caesar Must Die (Italy)

The Dance of Reality (Chile)

I Saw the Devil (South Korea -- Halloween film)

Resources for June 24, 2014

Berkvist, Robert. "Eli Wallach, Multifaceted Actor, Dies at 98." The New York Times (June 25, 2014)

Hudson, David. "Eli Wallach, 1915 – 2014: 'I’ve played more bandits, thieves, warlords, molesters and mafioso that you could shake a stick at.'” Keyframe (June 25, 2014)

Kuersten, Erich. "Quilty Makes This World: 12 Tricksters (CinemArchetype #1)." Acidemic (January 12, 2012)

Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1)Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a great homage to and update of the classic weird tales of old, as we would expect from the co-editor of the massive, essential collection of the best stories in The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories and various "new weird" short story collections. It is the first part of a trilogy and other comments here on Goodreads already lay out the basics of the plot, but with the great "weird" stories it is not really the plot that stands out, it is instead, the eerie atmosphere that sets the reader off-kilter and leads to strange dreams and questions about their own nature-or-reality (Freud's "uncanny"). Oftentimes the effect of this first novel is like a big hit off a mind-altering substance (e.g. opium) and the resulting dreamlike state. I'm looking forward to see where this goes (I got this first one, because I had picked up the second novel Authority in a library and figured out I needed to search out Annhilation first).

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Hamilton-Smith, David. "Life's Incidental Character: The Films Of Agnès Varda." The Quietus (June 6, 2014)

Asch, Mark. "Careful and House by the River : On Guy Maddin and Fritz Lang’s craftsmanship in the creation of fraught psychological states. Keyframe (January 4, 2014)

Quintin. "Road to Nowhere." Cinema Scope #46 (Spring 2011)

"Recipes." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Martin Scorsese - The Art of Silence from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

Dialogic Cinephilia: Mean Streets (USA: Martin Scorsese, 1973)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mean Streets (USA: Martin Scorsese, 1973)

Mean Streets (USA: Martin Scorsese, 1973: 112 mins)

Bégaudeau, Francois. "Répliques : Scorsese, A New Overview." Translated by Sally Shafto. Cahiers du Cinema #599 (March 2005): 80-82.

Cronk, Jordan. "Mean Streets." Reverse Shot (September 19, 2014)

"The Impact of Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets." Cinephilia and Beyond (No Date)

Koresky, Michael and Jeff Reichert. "Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema." Reverse Shot (September 17, 2014)

"A Life in Pictures: Martin Scorsese." BAFTA (April 6, 2011)

Martin Scorsese - The Art of Silence from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

Recipes (Archive)

An archive of interesting recipes/drinks/desserts/remedies/places. Suggestions are always appreciated:

All About Lamb (Whole Foods)

Apple Pork Ragu (Dialogic Cinephilia)

Apple, Sausage and Sage Sourdough Stuffing (Whole Foods)

Asian Roll Lettuce Wrap (All Recipes)

Berbere Rubbed Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Lemon (Whole Foods)

Best Ever Guacamole, Year 2 (Whole Story)

The Best Stir Fry Sauce (Tastes Lovely)

Black Bean and Summer Squash Enchiladas (FatFree Vegan Kitchen)

Blueberry Spinach Salad (The Fresh Market)

Boneless Buffalo Wings (All Recipes)

Broccoli with Chile-Almond Dressing (Whole Foods)

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Stew with Couscous (Pinch My Salt)

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup (Whole Foods)

Butternut Squash Gratin (Etsy)

Butternut Squash Hash with Mexican Chorizo and Eggs (Pinch my Salt)

Butternut Squash Soup (The Vegan Cooking School)

Cabbage and Carrot Slaw (Whole Foods)

Caprese Salad (Whole Foods)

Carrot Cake Pancakes (Whole Foods)

Cinnamon and Orange Pork Tenderloin (Manilla Spoon)

Cooking Radish Greens (Betty Ming Liu)

Cookoff Winning Veggie Chili (Whole Foods)

"Creamy, Brothy, Earthy, Hearty Soups" (The NY Times)

Cumin Scented Sweet Potato Hash (Pinch My Salt)

Egg Drop Noodle Soup (Country Living)

Firecracker Grilled Salmon (Whole Foods)

Fresh Corn and Zucchini Cakes (Whole Foods Market)

Fresh Pinneapple Salsa (Whole Foods Market)

Fresh Salsa (Whole Foods)

Fried Almonds with Thyme (What the Fork Food Blog)

Fusilli Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and “Hidden” Zucchini (Whole Foods)

Grilled Balsamic Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin (Kitchen Confidante)

Grilled Caprese Salad (Whole Foods)

Grilled Salmon with Basil Lemon Butter (Whole Foods)

Heaven Sent Macaroni and Cheese (Food Blogga)

Homemade Black Bean Burgers (Whole Foods Market)

Honey Almond Asparagus with Feta Cheese (All Recipes)

Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin (Baking with Blondie)

Honey Mustard Salmon Salad (Whole Foods)

Indonesian Carrot Soup (Food Blogga)

Italian Sausage w/ Zucchini and Tomatoes (Whole Foods Market)

Italian Turkey Macaroni Soup

Italian Wedding Soup (Tracey's Culinary Adventures)

"Jacob's Cattle Bean, Kale and Chèvre Soup" (Local Harvest)

Jimmy's Fruit Salsa (Dialogic)

Mango Pork and Pineapple Tacos with Avocado (The Fresh Market)

Maple-Pumpkin-Pasta-with-Blue-Cheese-Sage (Fresh 365)

Mint Chutney (All Recipes)

Molly Schuster's Herb Roasted Chicken (Design Sponge)

Pancit Bihon (Filipino Rice Noodles with veggies, pork and chicken) (Kitchen Confidante)

Pineapple and Pork Tacos (Whole Foods Market)

Ricotta & Spinach Gnocchi (Fresh 365)

Simple Black Bean Soup (Whole Foods)

Simple Tortellini & Spinach Soup (Fresh 365)

Slow Cooker Black Bean Enchiladas (Kitchn)

Spaghetti Squash Marinara (Whole Foods)

Spicy Grilled Peach and Chicken Kabobs (Whole Foods)

Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber and Tomato Salad (NY Times)

Spicy Tomato Salsa with Cilantro/Chiles (Whole Foods)

Steak with Piquant Italian Salsa Verde (Whole Foods)

Summer Basil Quinoa Salad (Care2)

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe: Roasted Root Vegetables with Pomegranate Molasses and Rosemary (Food Blogga)

Thyme Crusted Beef Tenderloin (Fresh Market)

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa (Dialogic)

Vegan Corn Tamales (Kitchn)

Vegan Tacos (Modish)

Vegetarian Chicken & Dumplings (Fresh 365)

Whole Grain Sour Cream Blueberry Pancakes (Pinch My Salt)

Winter Braising (CHOW)

Zucchini Pancakes (Whole Foods)


Apple Beignets and Hot Apple Knocker (From Me To You)

Blackberry Fizz (Thug Kitchen)

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Recipe (White on Rice Couple)

Cheryl and Griffith Day's Peach Pies (Design Sponge)

Chocolate Chess Pie (The Kitchn)

End of Summer Blueberry Pie (From Me To You)

Grown Up Fig Cookies (101 Cookbooks)

Homemade Soda Syrups

Irish Brownie Bombs (Endless Simmer)

Mexican Chocolate Truffles (Miss Chevious Musings)

"Ming Thompson's Layer Cake (Design Sponge)

Minty Chocolate Christmas Cookies (101 Cookbooks)

Peach Ginger Fling (Whole Foods)

Pumpkin Pie (From Me To You)

Strawberry Lassi (Whole Foods)

Strawberry Lemon Dome Cake (Trader Joes)

Summer Sippers (CHOW)

Sweet Potato Cookies with Molasses (White On Rice Couple)

Thin Mint Cookies (101 Cookbooks)


Maggie's Cough Remedy (Good Food Matters)


5 Great Hikes in the Louisville Area (KY)

Angel's Landing (Zion National Park, UT)

Arches (KY)

Artemsia/Collage with Nature (Portland, OR)

Asbury Trails (Wilmore, KY)

Bad Branch State Nature Preserve (Eastern KY)

Bark Camp Trail (KY)

Barnes Museum (Marion, PA)

Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne (Asheville, NC)

Bayou du Chien (Western KY)

The Belcourt Theatre (Nashville, TN)

Bernhein Research Forest and Arboretum (Louisville, KY)

Belle of Louisville (KY)

Big Four Walking Bridge and Parlour (Louisville)

Blanton Forest Nature Preserve (Harlan County, KY)

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park (Mt Olivet, KY)

Books and Breadboard (Asheville, NC)

Breaks Interstate Park (VA/KY)

Buechels International Restaurant Row

Cadiz, KY

Canopy Crew Tree House Rentals (Red River Gorge, KY)

Carter Caves State Resort Park (KY)

Cave Run Lake (KY)

Chanticleer Gardens (Wayne, PA--near Philly)

Cincinatti Design Guide (Design Sponge)

Cleveland Design Guide (Design Sponge)

Columbus Design Guide (Design Sponge)

Courthouse Rock and Double Arch Trail (Red River Gorge, KY)

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve (Goshen, KY)

Cumberland Falls (Corbin, KY)

Dog Slaughter Falls Trails (KY)

Dog Slaughter Falls to Cumberland Falls (Corbin, KY)

Dupree Nature Preserve (KY)

The Explore Kentucky Initiative

Firestorm Cafe and Books (Asheville, NC)

Falls of the Ohio State Park (Clarkesville, IN)

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary  (Fayette County, KY)

Frederick Law Olmstead Parks (Louisville, KY)

Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium (Louisville, KY)

Griffith Woods  (Cynthiana, KY)

Hidden River Cave (KY)

Hocking Hills State Park (Ohio)

Holy Grale (Louisville, KY)

Horse Farm Tours (Lexington, KY)

Hotel Frederick (St Louis, MO)

Indian Fort Theater (Berea, KY)

Indian Staircase and Indian Arch Loop (Red River Gorge, KY)

Indiana University Cinema  (Bloomington, IN)

Kentucky and Blue Heron Hiking Map/Trails

Kentucky Mist Moonshine Distillery (Whitesburg, KY)

Kentucky River Palisades Trail (Nicholasville, KY)

Klamath Siskiyou Region (California & Oregon)

KY Bourbon Trail

Land Between the Lakes (KY/TN)

Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center  (Sandy Hook, KY)

Lewis River Falls  (Washington)

Licking River (KY/OH)

Longwood Gardens (Kennet, PA)

Louisville Waterfront Park (KY)

Lower Howard's Creek (Winchester, KY)

Mad Lab Theatre & Gallery (Columbus, OH)

Mad Tree Brewingu (Cinci, OH)

Mamacita's Fresh Taqueria (Asheville, NC)

Mammoth Cave (Cave City, KY) [Insider's Guide]

Mantle Rock Preserve (KY)

McConnell Springs Trail (Lexington, KY)

Natural Arch Scenic Area (KY)

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm (Georgetown, KY)

Oneonta Falls, OR

Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Trail Area (Brandenburg, KY)

Outdoor Adventures

Ozone Falls State Natural Area (TN)

The Park Lands of Floyd Fork (Louisville, KY)

Perryville Battlefield (Perryville, KY)

Pisgah National Forest, NC

The Public Cinema (Knoxville, TN)

Raven Run (KY)

Red River Gorge (Todd the Hiker)

Rock Bridge Trail Road (Red River Gorge, KY)

Sand Gap Trail (Red River Gorge, KY)

Shilito Park Trail (Lexington, KY)

Snoqualmie Falls (Washington)

Speed Art Museum  (Louisville, KY)

Stoneware Factory Tour (Louisville, KY)

Sturgeon River, MI

Tam McArthur Rim Hike (Three Sisters, OR)

Thoroughbred Center (Paris Pike - KY)

Top Ten Red River Gorge (KY)

Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH)

Windy Corner Market and Restruaurant (Lexington, KY)

Woodford Reserve Distillery Tour

Zilpo Campground (Cave Run Lake, KY)