Monday, July 28, 2014

Resources for July 28, 2014

Top Films of 2002

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #10: The Wild Man." Acidemic (April 5, 2012)

Lewis, Don R. "Inside LLewyn Davis." Film Threat (January 4, 2014)

Inside Llewyn Davis (USA/France: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013)." (Ongoing Archive)

Rahma, Mahmound Abu. "Under Siege: A Report from Gaza." Building Bridges (July 22, 2014) ["It is essential that U.S. citizens understand that this conflict should not continue to be viewed as a symmetrical one anymore and while they largely do not hear about it there are vicious violations of international law against Palestinians every day; including closures/blockades, settlement activities (population transfer on our land) displacement, killings, detention and torture."]











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

“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.”—C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (1941)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis (USA/France: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013)



Inside Llewyn Davis (USA/France: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013: 104 mins)

Benedict, Steven. "Coen Country." (Posted on Vimeo: February 5, 2015)

Beyl, Cameron. "The Coen Brothers [4.1]: Murder and Mayhem." The Directors Series (May 24, 2016)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.2]: The Postmodern Pictures." The Directors Series (June 14, 2016)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.3]: The Breakout Classics." The Directors Series (June 28, 2016)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.4]: An Odyssey Into Style." The Directors Series (July 12, 2016)

Brody, Richard. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Folk Singer" The New Yorker (December 5, 2013)

Castillo, Monica. "The 51st New York Film Festival #2." The Cinephiliacs (Occtober 3, 2013)

Lewis, Don R. "Inside LLewyn Davis." Film Threat (January 4, 2014)

Romney, Jonathan. "Songs of Innocence and Experience: The Coen Brothers continue to break new ground with Inside Llewyn Davis, a tender but tough portrait of a beautiful loser." Film Comment (November/December 2013) [Available to BCTC students through the BCTC Library.]





Saturday, July 26, 2014

Resources for July 26, 2014

Kuersten, Erich. "The Primal Father (CinemArchetypes #8)." Acidemic (March 19, 2012)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #9: The Devouring Mother." Acidemic (March 27, 2012)








Jones, Brian. "The Social Construction of Race." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

Do the Right Thing (USA: Spike Lee, 1989)

Roy, Arundhati. "Capitalism: A Ghost Story." We Are Many (March 26, 2014) ["From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product. Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation."]

"Bad Boy Bubby (1993)." 366 Weird Movies (April 4, 2012)





Aitkenhead, Decca. "Steve McQueen: My Hidden Shame." The Guardian (January 4, 2014)

Do the Right Thing (USA: Spike Lee, 1989)



Do the Right Thing (USA: Spike Lee, 1989: 120 mins)

Brubaker, Philip. "Oscar to Oscar: Black Auteurs and the Academy." Keyframe (February 9, 2017)

Ebert, Roger. "Do the Right Thing." The Current (February 19, 2001)

"The History and Science of Color Temperature." Filmmaker IQ (May 2013)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Political Objectives through Cinematic Story Telling: Do the Right Thing." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 114-121. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Jones, Brian. "The Social Construction of Race." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

Julien, Douglas. "Revisiting Spike Lee’s 'Racial Slur Montage': Ya Need to Cool that Shit Out." [in]Transition (December 12, 2014)

Phillips, Kendall R. "Race and Ethnicity: Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing." Controversial Cinema: The Films That Outraged America." Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008: 86-126. [BCTC Library: PN1995.9 S284 P45 2008]

Sabo, Lee Weston. "Radio Raheem Is a Broken Record: Lessons from Do the Right Thing on Its 25th Anniversary." Bright Lights Film Journal (December 12, 2014)






Friday, July 25, 2014

Resources for July 25, 2014

Bernstein, Arielle. "Ciphers, Masks and Longing: Old Hollywood Ethos and Lana Del Rey." Indiewire (July 16, 2014)





Abunimah, Ali and Max Blumenthal. "The Future of Palestine." We Are Many (June 23, 2014) ["The movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against the State of Israel has taken major strides recently in the United States. With divestment votes moving forward on campuses across the country, and votes to boycott Israeli institutions passed by the American Studies Association and other organizations, discussions of the movement and its objectives have entered the mainstream. At the same time, others have redoubled their efforts to suppress discussion of Israel's escalating war against Palestinians, promoting legislation to defund institutions that participate in boycotts, and pressuring university administrations to punish students and faculty who support BDS. Join Ali Abunimah and Max Blumenthal, two leading voices in the movement in solidarity with Palestine, as they discuss their acclaimed new books, recent developments in the Middle East and United States, and the future of Palestine. Ali Abunimah is the author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine. Max Blumenthal is the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel."]





Ruder, Eri. "A love story: The U.S. and Israeli apartheid." We Are Many (June 24, 2014) ["Millions of Palestinians live under Israeli apartheid, a situation made possible by billions of dollars given to Israel by the U.S. government each and every year. This session explored the origins of Israeli apartheid, the strategic interests that cement the U.S.-Israel “special relationship,” and what can be done to end this historic injustice."]

Chehade, Iymen, Rima Kapitan and Bill Mullen. "Palestine and academic freedom." We are Many (June 26, 2014) ["On campuses across the country, campus administrators and pro-Israel advocacy groups are carrying out an attack on academic freedom in order to police pro-Palestinian voices. This panel features speakers from the front lines of struggles to defend the political and legal right of professors and teachers to speak openly about the Palestinian cause."]


Bell, Kristen. "Mary Poppins Quits." Funny or Die! (July 23, 2014)


Candorville by Darrin Bell






"War/Conflicts (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Resources for July 22, 2014

Ventura, Elbert. "Lost at Sea: Captain Phillips." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)











Surowiecki, James. "Moaning Moguls." The New York Times (July 7, 2014)

Top Films of 2013

Dialogic Cinephilia Jukebox








Chrish Hedges: Journalist/War Correspondent (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

Chris Hedges: Journalist/War Correspondent (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

Biographical Resources and Hedges' Columns:


Wikipedia: Chris Hedges

TruthDig: Chris Hedges' Column

Common Dreams: Chris Hedges' Articles

The Nation: Chris Hedges' Articles


Resources by and about Chris Hedges:

Benton, Michael. "Chris Hedges and the Mythology of War." Dialogic (November 21, 2004)

Dapier, Jarrett. "Atheisms Unholy Trinity." In These Times (May 20, 2008)

Graeber, David. "Concerning the Violent Peace-Police: An Open Letter to Chris Hedges." N + 1 (Reposted on Dialogic February 9, 2012 with an introduction by Michael Dean Benton and additional resources about the controversy)

Hedges, Chris. "America's Democratic Collapse." AlterNet (June 2, 2008)

---. "America the Illiterate." Truthdig (November 10, 2008)

---. "Capitalism's Cult of Human Sacrifice." Truthdig (December 13, 2015)

---. "Calling All Rebels." Common Dreams (March 8, 2010)

---. "The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger." Truthdig (June 7, 2010)

---. "The Collapse of Globalization." Truthdig (March 28, 2011)

---. "Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians." Weekly Signals (July 8, 2008)

---. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Law and Disorder Radio (July 30, 2012)

---. "The Death of the Liberal Class." (Produced by The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY, this event was co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace: October 17, 2010 -- posted on Youtube)

---. "The Death of Truth." TruthDig (May 5, 2013)

---. "Dems Owe Chicago Public Teachers Support for "Most Important Labor Action in Decades" Democracy Now (September 11, 2012)

---. "Go to Pittsburgh, Young Man, and Defy Your Empire." Truthdig (August 31, 2009)

---. "How the Brutalized Become Brutal." Common Dreams (August 25, 2014)

---. "The Left Has Nowhere to Go." Truthdig (January 3, 2011)

---. "A Master Class On Occupation." Truthdig (October 31, 2011)

---. Neoliberalism and Its Effects in the Modern USA." Unwelcome Guests (September 28, 2012)

---. "No Other Way Out." Truthdig (February 28, 2011)

---. "On 9/11, Touring U.S. Economic Disaster Zones in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Democracy Now (September 11, 2012)

---. "On American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America." Democracy Now (February 19, 2007)

---. "On War." The New York Review of Books (December 16, 2004)

---. "Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand." Truthdig (March 2011)

---. "A Prophecy Worth Watching." Truthdig (June 13, 2010)

---. "Ralph Nader Was Right About Obama." Truthdig (March 1, 2010)

---. "Reinterpreting War." On the Media (July 2, 2010)

---. "The Rise of Gonzo Porn Is the Latest Sign of America's Cultural Apocalypse." AlterNet (July 30, 2009)

---. "Rise of the New Black Radicals." Truthdig (April 26, 2015)

---. "Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism." Truthdig (November 1, 2015)

---. "The Truth Alone Will Set You Free." Truthdig (June 29, 2009)

---. "Turning King's Dream Into a Nightmare." Common Dreams (January 18, 2010)

---. "The Unsilenced Voice of a Long Distance Revolutionary." TruthDig (December 9, 2012)

---. "The Victims of Pornography." Truthdig (October 11, 2009)

---. "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning." (University of California TV November 2004: video posted on Youtube)

---. "War is Betrayal: Persistent Myths of Combat." Boston Review (July/August 2012)

---. "War is Sin." Truthdig (June 1, 2009)

---. "We’re Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy." RINF (May 8, 2014)

---. "Why I Support Jill Stein for President." TruthDig (February 21, 2016)

---. "Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System." Common Dreams (April 11, 2011)

Hedges, Chris and Cornel West. "The People vs.Goldman Sachs." Dangerous Minds (November 6, 2011)

Hedges, Chris and Hamza Yusuf. "Does God Love War? (A Dialog on Religion and the State)." Unwelcome Guests #306 (May 14, 2006)

Hedges, Chris and James Wright. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Lannan Podcasts (December 3, 2012)

Hedges, Chris, Jim Powell and Tim Maby. "Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: drawing America's invisible poor - audio slideshow." The Guardian (July 12, 2012)

Hedges, Chris, Vandana Shiva and Robert Sheer. "On Liberalism, Economy, and Corporate Domination." Uprising Radio (October 22, 2010)

Hedges, Chris, et al. "Best of the Left: Compilations of Reports on the Occupy Movement, Pts. 1-7 (September - November, 2011)." (Posted on Dialogic: November 27, 2011)

Popova, Maria. "Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism." Brain Pickings (February 6, 2013)

Thompson, A.K. "Chris Hedges vs. CrimethInc. on Violence: Will We Get the Debate We Deserve?" Truthout (September 12, 2012)






Jeremy Hammond /Anarchaos from @AnonymousVideo on Vimeo.







Monday, July 21, 2014

Dialogic Cinephilia Jukebox

[Music for the office]


IV by Led Zeppelin

20th Century Women - soundtrack

The 100 Greatest Soul Songs - Various Artists

2112 by Rush

10,000 Days by Tool

Acid Music for Acid People by Liquid Sound Company

Adore Life by Savages

Aenima by Tool

After the Rain by Muddy Waters

Aladdin Sane by David Bowie

All or Nothin by Nikki Lane

All the Albums by Led Zeppelin

American Made by Drive By Truckers

Andorra by Caribou

Angus and Julia Stone by Angus and Julia Stone

Animals by Pink Floyd

Anonymous Radio Anonops Live

Antiphon by Midlake

Apostrophe by Frank Zappa

Aqualung by Jethro Tull

The Argument by Fugazi

The Assassin -- Soundtrack

Atomic Blonde -- Soundtrack

Audioslave by Audioslave

Aureate Gloom by Of Montreal

Aventine by Agnes Obel

Avenues by Lera Lynn

The B-52s by The B-52s

Bad News is Coming by Luther Allison

Beautifully Unconventional mix -- Alice Wolf

The Bends by Radiohead

Berlin by Lou Reed

The Best of by Bob Marley

The Best of  Janes Addiction

Best of  John Lennon

The Best of by Joy Division

The Best of by Muse

Best of by Nine Inch Nails

The Best of by Nirvana

Best of by Pearl Jam

The Best of  Pink Floyd

The Best of, Part One by Radiohead

The Best of, Part Two by Radiohead

The Best of by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Best of The Smiths

Best of Bowie, Disc 1 by David Bowie

Best of Bowie, Disc 2 by David Bowie

The Best Punk Rock Collection Ever - Various Artists

The Best Punk Rock Collection Ever 2 - Various Artists

The Best Songs of  Howling Wolf

Betty Davis by Betty Davis

Big Calm by Morcheeba

Black Holes and Revelations by Muse

Blood Sugar Sex Magic by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Brain Cycles by Radio Moscow

Brian Eno Mix

The Broken Circle Breakdown by Various Artists

Californification by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Chicano Batman Live on KEXP

Chutes to Narrow by The Shins

Classic Yes by Yes

The Claypool Lennon Delirium (08/05/2016)

Complete Greatest Hits by The Cars

Country Life by Roxy Music

The Crow - Original Soundtrack

Cure for Pain by Morphine

Dale Watson Live on KEXP

Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

Dead Man - Original Soundtrack by Neil Young

Deluxe by Angus & Julia Stone

Deluxe Edition - Acoustic and Jams by Blind Faith

Diamond Dogs by David Bowie

Directions to See a Ghost by The Black Angels

Donnie Darko Soundtrack by Various Artists

Dummy by Portishead

Easy Rider by Original Soundtrack

Echoes: The Very Best of  Pink Floyd

The Electric Lady by Janella Monáe

Elevator to the Gallows by Miles Davis

Embrace by Sleepy Sun

Everything Crash by X-TAL

Exile in the Outer Ring by EMA

Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti

Family by Snarky Puppy

Fever by Sleepy Sun

Fever to Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Fight with Tools by Flobots

Figure 8 by Elliot Smith

Forever Changes by Love

Fragile by Yes

Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens

Full Hex by Poison Girls

Funknronomicon - various artists

Fun House by The Stooges

Fuzzy Duck by Fuzzy Duck

Girls Just Want to Have Punk - Various Artists

Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death by The Dead Kennedys

Goats Head Soup by The Rolling Stones

Gone, Just Like a Train by Bill Frisell

Greatest Hits by The B-52s

Greatest Hits by Black Sabbath

Greatest Hits by Dire Straits

Greatest Hits by Rage Against the Machine

Greatest Hits by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Greatest Hits by Steely Dan

Greatest Hits by Tom Petty

Guardians of the Galaxy -- Original Soundtrack

The Guitar Song by Jamey Johnson

Happy Trails by Quicksilver Messenger Service

Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Original Soundtrack

Here Come the Warm Jets by Brian Eno

Highway Queen by Nikki Lane

Hold My Beer, Vol. 1 by Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers

Horses by Patti Smith

Hot Rats by Frank Zappa

Hunky Dory by David Bowie

The Idiot by Iggy Pop

Illinoise by Syfjan Stevens

The Impossible Kid by Aesop Rock

Indie/Indie-Folk Compilation - Summer 2015 by Various Artists

Innerspeaker by Tama Impala

In the Future by Black Mountain

The Iron Horse by The Sound Defects

Jackie Brown - original soundtrack

June 1, 1974 by Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico

Keep It Like a Secret by Built to Spill

Kid A Live by Radiohead

Kill My Landlord by The Coup

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

Le Tigre by Le Tigre

Let it Bleed by The Rolling Stones

Lexington Community Radio WLXL 95.7

Live at the Bowl '68 by The Doors

Live in Long Beach, 1975 by Gentle Giant

Live Through This by Hole

Living in Darkness by Agent Orange

Live on KEXP by Margo Price

London Calling by The Clash

Lonerism by Tame Impala

Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse

Lullabies to Paralyze by Queens of the Stone Age

Mademoiselle by The Underground Youth

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic

The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie

Marquee Moon by Television

Masters of Reality by Black Sabbath

Meddle by Pink Floyd

Mezzanineu by Massive Attack

The Mick Taylor Years by The Rolling Stones

Midnight Sun by Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger

Mixtape by Daikaiju

The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers

Monolith of Phobias by The Claypool Lennon Delirium

The Moon & The Antartica by Modest Mouse

More Fun in the New World by X

Moving Pictures by Rush

The Music from Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Films by Various Artists

Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By by Lovage

My Best of  B-52s

Naturally by JJ Cale

Nevermind by Nirvana

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols by The Sex Pistols

Night of the Living Dead Suburbs by Arcade Fire

Nothing's Shocking / Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction

NPR Music Front Row by Sleater Kinney

Nymphomaniac - Soundtrack

Oh, Inverted World by The Shins

OK Computer by Radiohead

Once I was an Eagle by Laura Marling

Only Lovers Left Alive - Soundtrack

On the Beach by Neil Young

On Your Feet or on Your Knees by Blue Oyster Cult

Out of the Blue by ELO

Pan African Space Station

Parade by Pretty Girls Make Graves [student video for HUM 221]

Paradise Studios in L.A., 1979 by JJ Cale and Leon Russell

Paris 1970 by Black Sabbath

Passover by The Black Angels

Peasants, Pigs, and Astronauts by Kula Shaker

Peel Sessions by Joy Division

Peel Sessions 1972 by David Bowie and the Spiders of Mars

Peel Sessions 1972 by Roxy Music

Peel Sessions 1974 by Eno and the Winkies

Peel Sessions 1979 by Gang of Four

Peel Sessions 1979 by The Tubeway Army

Peel Sessions 1980 by Young Marble Giants

Permanent Waves by Rush

Phase III by Seulah

Pink Flag by Wire

Play by Moby

Playlist - Arcade Fire

Popular Videos by Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird

Pork Soda by Primus

Pretend I'm Human by 9MM

Psychedelic Space Rock - Various Artists

Pulp Fiction - Original Soundtrack

Punk 1977/2007, Disc 3 - Various Artists

Pussy Whipped by Bikini Kill

Quadrophenia by The Who

Radio Ethiopa by Patti Smith

Radio Retaliation by Thievery Corporation

The Real Thing by Faith No More

Red Medicine by Fugazi

Reflektor by Arcade Fire

Reject All American by Bikini Kill

Rejuvenation by The Meters

The Reminder by Feist

Repo Man -- Original Soundtrack

Resevoir Dogs -- Original Soundtrack

Rest by Charlotte Gainsbourg

Retrospective by Buffalo Springfield

The Richest Man in babylon by Thievery Corporation

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars by David Bowie

The Rising Tied by Fort Minor

Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction

Rock n Roll Animal by Lou Reed

Rocky Horror Punk Picture Show - Various Artists

Rocky Horror Picture Show by Various Artists

Roxy Music by Roxy Music

Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Satanic Panic in the Attic by Of Montreal

Sea Change by Beck

Sea Lice by the Sea Side (Live) by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Searching for Sugar Man by Rodriguez

Sessions by Tame Impala

Seventeen Seconds by The Cure

Sexwitch by Sexwitch

The Shiny Beast Sessions by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

Shooting at the Moon by Kevin Ayers and the Whole World

Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins

Singles Going Steady by The Buzzcocks

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometime I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett

Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age

Sonic Ranch by Whitey Morgan and the 78s

Sound and Color by Alabama Shakes

Space is Still the Place by The Bright Light Social Scene

Stage Boundary Songs mix by DJ/rupture

Stardog Champion by Mother Love Bone

The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses

The Stooges by The Stooges

Strange Trails by Lord Huron

Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths

The Suburbs by Arcade Fire

The Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of  Dire Straits

Superunknown by Soundgarden

Teacher Don't Teach Me No Nonsense by Fela Kuti

Tender Prey by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Terrible Human Beings - by The Orwells

Things Fall Apart by The Roots

This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Do by Modest Mouse

Tombstone Radio by The Cadillac Tramps

The Trials of Van Occupanther by Midlake

Three Friends by Gentle Giant

Two Suns by Bat for Lashes

Ultimate Collection by The Who

Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division

Under the Big Black Sun by X

Undertow by Tool

Unknown Passage by Dead Moon

Unplugged by Nirvana

Unplugged by Pearl Jam

Until the End of the World -- Original Soundtrack

Various Videos by Outernational

The Velvet Underground and Nico

The Very Best of  by Dire Straits

The Very Best of  by Jethro Tull

The Very Best of by The Smiths

The Very Best of 1969 to 1973 by David Bowie

Vietnam War Era Playlist by Various Artists

Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes

The Wall by Pink Floyd

Warsaw by Joy Division

Western Movies by Western Movies

(What's the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis

Wild Gift by X

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Who's Next by The Who

World Music by Goat

WRFL 88.1 (Lexington College Radio)

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco

The Yes Album  by Yes

Yojimbo -- Original Soundtrack

You in Reverse by Built to Spill

Whiplash -- Original Soundtrack

The White Room by KLF

Worried Blues by Various Artists

Young Americans by David Bowie

Zen Arcade by Husker Du

Monday, July 14, 2014

Resources for July 14, 2014

Berkerts, Sven, et al. "Revisiting David Foster Wallace’s Boston." Open Source (June 26, 2014)

"In Depth with Reza Aslan." C-SPAN (July 6, 2014) ["Reza Aslan responded to viewer questions and comments on topics such as Islamic fundamentalism, the war on terror, and instability in the Middle East. He is the author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization, and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. "}


The Center for Constitutional Rights: “The history of the Japanese internment, and the ensuing apologies and atonement of each branch of the U.S. government, provide twin lessons. First, infringement of rights on the basis of class membership—race in the World War II era, and religion in this case—is not only inherently injurious but can and does produce injury. Second, a proffered military or police exigency, no matter how great, must be subjected to the strictest of scrutiny on the merits rather than accepted at the threshold as the basis for dismissal of an equal protection claim.” Amicus brief by descendants of Japanese Americans who were subject to internment during World War II, arguing that the Court of Appeals should reverse the district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit, brought by Muslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights, challenging the blanket surveillance of American Muslims in New Jersey by the NYPD."


Risselada, Brian, Josh Ryan and Max Slobodin. "Shane Carruth." Syndromes and a Cinema #6 (December 8, 2013) ["the films of Shane Carruth, an American director who also wrote, produced, edited, composed the score for, and acted in both of his two films Primer (2004) and Upstream Color (2013)."]

Top Films of 1981

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #7: The Shadow." Acidemic (March 8, 2012)

Ventura, Elbert. "State of the Union: Nebraska." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Flow: For the Love of Water (USA: Irena Salina, 2008: 93 mins)

Smalley, G. "Antichrist 2009." 366 Weird Movies (December 15, 2010)

Ma, Aliza. "Histories of Violence: A Touch of Sin." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Resources for July 10, 2014

Haymarket Books:
This Day in History: On July 10, 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a crowd of over 35,000 at Chicago's Soldier Field as part of the Chicago Freedom Movement, the most extensive Northern campaign in which King participated. The movement fought for demands to end housing discrimination, for access to jobs, quality education, and more, and was met with a fierce response by local political bosses and many white Chicagoans. Here's a short video on the Chicago campaign






Nelson, Max. "You're the Ones and Zeros for Me: Her." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Dialogic Cinephilia archives:

Her (USA: Spike Jonze, 2013)

Snowpiercer (South Korea/USA/France/Czech Republic: Bong Joon-Ho, 2013)


Carvajal, Nelson. "Bong Joon-Ho: Living Images, Moving Frames." Balder & Dash (July 1, 2014)





Begley, Adam. "The John Updike Radio Files." Open Source (July 3, 2014)


epenthesis \ih-PEN-thuh-sis\

noun: the insertion or development of a sound or letter in the body of a word

EXAMPLES

The "b" in the adjective "nimble" is the result of epenthesis; in Middle English, the word was spelled "nimel."

"When Yogi Bear talks about swiping 'pick-a-nick' baskets in Jellystone Park, it sounds as if he's just having fun, but he's also demonstrating 'epenthesis,' inserting a vowel to avoid the consonants bumping up against each other." — Ruth Walker, The Christian Science Monitor, August 15, 2012

If you say "film" as "FIL-um," with two syllables, you've committed epenthesis. It isn't a punishable offense—in fact, it's not an offense at all. It is simply a natural way to break up an awkward cluster of consonants. It's easier for some people to say "film" as two syllables instead of one, just as it's easier for some to insert a "b" sound into "cummerbund," pronouncing that word as "CUM-ber-bund."


Monday, July 7, 2014

Snowpiercer (South Korea/USA/France/Czech Republic: Bong Joon-Ho, 2013)




Snowpiercer (South Korea/USA/France/Czech Republic: Bong Joon-Ho, 2013: 126 mins)

Blunk, Marc Jason. "Derailing Snowpiercer: Descending Into the Boxcars of a Man-Made Hell (ENG 102)." Dialogic Cinephilia (March 1, 2017)

Carvajal, Nelson. "Bong Joon-Ho: Living Images, Moving Frames." Balder & Dash (July 1, 2014)

Cheney, Matthew. "Total Cinema: Snowpiercer." Indiewire (July 18, 2014)

Hoberman, J. "Revolt on the Polar Express." New York Review of Books (July 1, 2014)

Kohn, Eric. "Is the 'Transformers' Audience Smart Enough for 'Snowpiercer'?" IndieWire (June 25, 2014)

Puschak, Evan "Snowpiercer: The Artist as Historian." (Posted on Youtube: August 4, 2014)



Her (USA: Spike Jonze, 2013)




Her (USA: Spike Jonze, 2013: 126 mins)

Alpert, Roger. "The Artificial Intelligence of Her: The specter that haunts Western culture." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

Dayoub, Tony. "The 51st New York Film Festival #3." The Cinephiliacs (October 13, 2013)

DRakes, Satchell and Nick Murphy. "Her (2013)." Cinephilia Anonymous (January 9, 2015)

Francis, Marc. "Splitting the difference: On the queer-feminist divide in Scarlett Johansson’s recent body politics." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

Galibert-Laîné, Chloé. "The Human, the Machine and Spike Jonze." Keyframe (July 11, 2015) ["Tracking the evolution of technology and humankind in Spike Jonze films."]

Larson, Jordan. "Her and the Complex Legacy of the Female Robot." The Atlantic (December 23, 2013)

Lee, Kevin B. "Ask Siri: Why Her Deserves Oscar’s Best Picture." Keyframe (February 19, 2014)

LeSuer, Mike. "Spike Jonze vs. the Conspiring Escapist: On Her, Robert Coover’s Universal Baseball Association, and Jan Švankmajer’s Conspirators of Pleasure." Bright Lights Film Journal (January 16, 2015)

Merten, Jacob. "Spike Jonze’s Her and the Essence of Intimacy." Bright Lights Film Journal (February 19, 2014)

Nelson, Max. "You're the Ones and Zeros for Me: Her." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Shaviro, Steven. "Spike Jones' Her." The Pinocchio Theory (January 21, 2014)





Resources for July 7, 2014

Tatar, Maria. "The Great Cauldron of Story: Why Fairy Tales are For Adults Again." On Being (May 8, 2014)

"DC Think Tanks Create New Cold War Tipping Point." Media Roots (May 6, 2014)

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

Fritsche, Tom. "2013 Year in Review, Indexed: A viewer’s guide to Keyframe’s 2013 year-end lists." Keyframe (December 31, 2013)

Merten, Jacob. "Spike Jonze’s Her and the Essence of Intimacy." Bright Lights Film Journal (February 19, 2014)

Lucca, Violet. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)





Josefsson, Kira. "Concerning Violence: An Interview with Goran Hugo Olsson." Press Play (July 3, 2014)

Top Films of 2002





Ehrenstein, David. "How to Remember in a Nation that Forgets: Nicholas Wrathall’s GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA shows that strong ideas do survive." Keyframe (June 29, 2014)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Glenn Greenwald: Constitutional and Civil Rights Lawyer/Journalist (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

Biographical material and archival websites:


Wikipedia: Glenn Greenwald

The Intercept ("The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media, was created by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill. It has a two-fold mission: one short-term, the other long-term. Our short-term mission is to provide a platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Although we are still building our infrastructure and larger vision, we are launching now because we believe we have a vital obligation to this ongoing and evolving story, to these documents, and to the public. Our NSA coverage will be comprehensive, innovative and multi-faceted. We have a team of experienced editors and journalists devoted to the story. We will use all forms of digital media for our reporting. In addition, we will publish primary source documents on which our reporting is based. We will also invite outside experts with area knowledge to contribute to our reporting, and provide a platform for commentary and reader engagement. Our long-term mission is to produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues. The editorial independence of our journalists will be guaranteed. They will be encouraged to pursue their passions, cultivate a unique voice, and publish stories without regard to whom they might anger or alienate. We believe the prime value of journalism is its power to impose transparency, and thus accountability, on the most powerful governmental and corporate bodies, and our journalists will be provided the full resources and support required to do this. While our initial focus will be the critical work surrounding the NSA story, we are excited by the opportunity to grow with our readers into the broader and more comprehensive news outlet that the The Intercept will become.")

"Glenn Greenwald On Security and Liberty." (Archive of commentaries at The Guardian newspaper. Greenwald left the newspaper in early 2014 to start The Intercept: "A critical, campaigning column on vital issues of civil rights, freedom of information and justice – and their enemies, from the award-winning journalist, former constitutional litigator and author of three New York Times bestsellers.")

Glenn Greenwald's Column [Archive of his 344 commentaries at Salon magazine -- he left August 15th to start his Security and Liberty column for The Guardian]

Twitter: @ggreenwald




Resources by/about Glenn Greenwald:


Aftergood, Steven and Glenn Greenwald. "Is WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange a Hero?: A Debate.: Democracy Now (December 3, 2010)

Ames, Mark and Yasha Levine. "The Extraordinary Pierre Omidyar." NSFW (November 15, 2013)

Binney, William and Glenn Greenwald. "'On a Slippery Slope to a Totalitarian State': NSA Whistleblower Rejects Gov’t Defense of Spying." Democracy Now (June 10, 2013)

Brennan, Niall, Glenn Greenwald, Burt Neuborne, and Geoff Stone. "The Constitution and National Security -- The First Amendment Under Attack." Center on Law and Security (New York University) (November 8, 2010)

Browmwich, David. "The Question of Edward Snowden." The New York Review of Books (December 4, 2012)

Chomsky, Noam and Glenn Greenwald. "No Place to Hide." (Posted on Youtube: August 10, 2014)

Cohen, Jeff. "If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?" Counterpunch (June 27, 2013)

Cohen, Noam and Leslie Kaufman. "Blogger, With Focus on Surveillance, Is at Center of a Debate." The New York Times (This link goes to a Dialogic post on the article that provides context on the framing of the article: June 6, 2013)

Dershowitz, Alan, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Hayden and Alexis Ohanian. "Glenn Greenwald Debates Former NSA Director Michael Hayden." The Intercept (May 2, 2014)

Greenwald, Glenn. "Afghanistan, Government Secrecy and the Economy." Bill Moyers Journal (October 30, 2009)

---. "Afghanistan, State Secrets, Healthcare and the Media." Democracy Now (October 30, 2009)

---. "Anatomy of a Journalistic Smear Job." Salon (November 24, 2010)

---. "AP believes it found evidence of Iran's work on nuclear weapons: A primitive graph provided by 'a country critical of Iran's atomic program' indicts the news outlet more than Tehran." The Guardian (November 28, 2012)

---. "Australia’s Prime Minister gives a master class in exploiting terrorism fears to seize new powers." The Intercept (September 22, 2014)

---. "Bradley Manning: the face of heroism." The Guardian (February 28, 2013)

---. "Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens." The Guardian (February 5, 2013)

---. "CNN Punished Its Own Journalist for Fulfilling a Core Duty of Journalism." The Intercept (November 20, 2015)

---. "Criminal convictions of 22 CIA agents in Italy." Salon (November 5, 2009)

---. "Discussing the Motives of the Afghan Shooter." Salon (March 19, 2012)

---. "Do Adults Have a Privacy Right to Use Drugs? Brazil’s Supreme Court Decides." The Intercept (September 10, 2015)

---. "Edward Snowden "Satisfied" by Global Outrage over U.S. Surveillance Operations." Democracy Now (July 8, 2013)

---. "Elite Media Biased Against Occupy Wall Street." FORA TV (November 9, 2011)

---. "Excessive bipartisanship and other matters." Salon (February 25, 2010)

---. "Exploiting Emotions About Paris to Blame Snowden, Distract from Actual Culprits Who Empowered ISIS." The Intercept (November 15, 2015)

---. "FBI's abuse of the surveillance state is the real scandal needing investigation: That the stars of America's national security establishment are being devoured by out-of-control surveillance is a form of sweet justice." The Guardian (November 13, 2012)

---. "Finally: hear Bradley Manning in his own voice." Comment is Free (March 12, 2013)

---. "GE’s silencing of Olbermann and MSNBC’s sleazy use of Richard Wolffe." Salon (August 1, 2009)

---. "Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out on Edward Snowden and the NSA Revelations." We Are Many (June 2013)

---. "GOP and Feinstein join to fulfill Obama's demand for renewed warrantless eavesdropping." The Guardian (December 28, 2012)

---. "Great American Hypocrites." Media Matters (August 23, 2009)

---. "How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations." Intercept (February 24, 2014)

---. "Joe Lieberman emulates Chinese dictators." Salon (December 2, 2010)

---. "The John Oliver Interview and Political Disengagement of the American Public." The Intercept (April 6, 2015)
---. "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)

---. "A Massive Surveillance State": Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails." Democracy Now (June 7, 2013)

---. "The Media Failed on WikiLeaks." Radio Free Dylan (December 3, 2010)

---. "The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson." The Intercept (August 14, 2014)

---. "Norway Attacks Expose U.S. Media’s Double Standard on 'Terrorism.'" Democracy Now (July 26, 2011)

---. "NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily." The Guardian (June 6, 2013)

---. "North Korea/Sony Story Shows How Eagerly U.S. Media Still Regurgitate Government Claims." The Intercept (January 1, 2014)

---. "Nostalgia for Bush/Cheney radicalism." Salon (January 31, 2010)

---. "NYT Editorial Slams “Disgraceful” CIA Exploitation of Paris Attacks, But Submissive Media Role is Key." The Intercept (November 18, 2015)

---. "Obama Administration: US Forces Can Assassinate Americans Believed to Be Involved in Terrorist Activity." Democracy Now (February 9, 2010)

---. "Obama's justice department grants final immunity to Bush's CIA torturers." The Guardian (August 31, 2012)

---. "Obama's kill list policy compels US support for Israeli attacks on Gaza." The Guardian (November 15, 2012)

---. "Obama Withdraws Support for Anti-LGBT Defense of Marriage Act." Salon (February 24, 2011)

---. "On Boston Marathon Arrest: Will We Deny Constitutional Rights in the Name of Fear?" Democracy Now (April 22, 2013)

---. "On How NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Helped Expose a 'Massive Surveillance Apparatus'." Democracy Now (June 10, 2013)

---. "On Torture." Counterspin (April 24, 2009)

---. "OWS Inspired Activism." Salon (November 17, 2011)

---. "Presidential Assassinations of U.S. Citizens." Salon (January 27, 2010)

---. "Repulsive Progressive Hypocrisy." Salon (February 8, 2012)

---. "'Rogue' Actions of U.S. in Snowden Row Yield Latin American Offers of Asylum." Democracy Now (July 8, 2013)

---. "Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza." The Intercept (May 4, 2015)

---. "State department attacks CNN for doing basic journalism: Obama officials hide behind Ambassador Stevens' family to delegitimize reporting that reflects poorly on them." The Guardian (September 24, 2012)

---. "Syria Becomes the 7th Predominantly Muslim Country Bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate." The Intercept (September 23, 2014)

---. "Terrorism: The Most Meaningless and Manipulated Word." Common Dream (February 19, 2010)

---. "Torture crimes officially, permanently shielded." Salon (July 1, 2011)

---. "U.S. Radically Changes Its Story of the Boats in Iranian Waters: to an Even More Suspicious Version." The Intercept (January 15, 2016)

---. "U.S. Justice v. The World." Salon (February 18, 2011)

---. "War on Terror Logic." Salon (October 4, 2010)

---. "The Washington Post’s dependence on the government it covers." Salon (April 10, 2011)

---. "What's Behind the Scorn for the Wall Street Protests." Common Dreams (September 28, 2011)

---. " What rights should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev get and why does it matter? The Obama DOJ says it intends to question the Boston bombing suspect "extensively" without first Mirandizing him." The Guardian (April 20, 2013)

---. "When the State Department Tries to Choose Muslim Thought Leaders to Win 'Hearts and Minds.'” The Intercept (December 15, 2015)

---. "Where is Edward Snowden? Glenn Greenwald on Asylum Request, Espionage Charge; More Leaks to Come." Democracy Now (June 24, 2013)

---. "Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?" Democracy Now (July 18, 2014)

---. "Why Privacy Matters." TED Talks (October 2014) ["Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re 'not doing anything you need to hide.'"]

---. "The Wikileaks Afghanistan Leak." Salon (July 25, 2010)

---. "With Calls to Spare Petraeus, Feinstein Plea Shows that Not All Leaks are Equal." Democracy Now (January 13, 2015)

Greenwald, Glenn and Jeremy Scahill. "Death By Metadata: Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Reveal NSA Role in Assassinations Overseas." Democracy Now (February 10, 2014)

---. "Defying Threats to Journalism, Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Launch New Venture, The Intercept." Democracy Now (February 10, 2014)

---. "Report: Obama Administration Considers Assassinating Another American Overseas." Democracy Now (February 10, 2014)

Greenwald, Glenn and Lawrence Lessig. "A Debate on Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court Nomination." Democracy Now (May 12, 2010)

Greenwald, Glenn and Peter Maass. "Meet Alfreda Bikowsky, The Senior Officer at the Center of the CIA's Torture Scandals." The Intercept (December 19, 2014)

Greenwald, Glenn, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras. "Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations." The Guardian (June 9, 2013)

Greenwald, Glenn, Luc Mathieu and Lisa Stampnitzky. "On How to Be a Terror "Expert": Ignore Facts, Blame Muslims, Trumpet U.S. Propaganda." Democracy Now (January 13, 2015)

Poitras, Laura. "Citizenfour." The Treatment (October 22, 2014)

Poitras, Laura and Jeremy Scahill. "Citizenfour: Inside Story of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Captured in New Film by Laura Poitras." Democracy Now (October 23, 2014)

"The Purpose And The Pretence - Bombing Isis." Media Lens (September 24, 2014)

Rusbridger, Alan. "Spilling the NSA’s Secrets: Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger on the Inside Story of Snowden Leaks." Democracy Now (September 23, 2013)

Schumacher-Matos, Edward. "Attacking NPR As A Shill For Government Intelligence." NPR (August 16, 2014)

Snowden, Edward. ""You’re Being Watched": Edward Snowden Emerges as Source Behind Explosive Revelations of NSA Spying." Democracy Now (June 10, 2013)

"Snowden, Greenwald, Wikileaks & the NSA." Media Roots (May 29, 2014)

Uyehara, Sean. "Laura Poitras, Citizenfour and You." Keyframe (October 24, 2014) ["Poitras speaks on her powderkeg CITIZENFOUR and the tension between liberty and security, law and secrecy."]



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Resources for July 3, 2014




Top Films of 1948

Top Films of 1992

Top Films of 1996

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #5: The Human Sacrifice." Acidemic (February 12, 2012)

Kell, Kathy, Miriam Nobre and Stella Soe. "Women Rising #25: Activists Against Global Armaments and War." Making Contact (July 1, 2014) ["Korean sister Stella Soh campaigns to save an UNESCO world heritage site from a planned military base. US activist Kathy Kelly founded Voices for Creative Nonviolence. And Brazilian Miriam Nobre works with the World March of Women."]

Jacobsen, Paul, et al. "Restorative Justice: Reconciling Face to Face." Making Contact (June 24, 2014) ["Victims and perpetrators sitting down face to face…it can help heal their wounds, and our society. Incarcerating our way out of crime clearly hasn’t worked, and it’s costing us billions. Meanwhile, school suspensions are reaching record highs. Now, Institutions across US are finally starting to consider problem solving methods other than punishment. Restorative justice is gaining ground–in the schools, and behind bars.

Klein, Mark. "Exclusive Interview with AT&T, NSA Whistleblower Mark Klein." Media Roots (June 25, 2014)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #6: The Intimidating Nymph." Acidemic (March 2, 2012)