Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sicario (USA: Denis Villeneuve, 2015)




Sicario (USA: Denis Villeneuve, 2015: 121 mins)


Appen, Joe Von and Erik McCkanahan. "A Thematic Pairing Of Inescapable Dread." Adjust Your Tracking #116 (September 23, 2015) ["... reviews of two dread-soaked, arthouse genre films opening slowly in theaters across the country. First is Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy then onto drug war thriller Sicario, each tension-filled and terrifying in their own way."]

Bradshaw, Peter. "Sicario: Emily Blunt cracks the cartel in a white-knuckle thriller." The Guardian (October 11, 2015)


Deakins, Roger. "Sicario." DP30 (November 14, 2015)


Foley, Darren. "Sicario: Film Analysis." Must See Films (Posted on Youtube: March 28, 2016)

Kermode, Mark. "Sicario: Emily Blunt’s star quality lifts Mexican drugs thriller." The Guardian

Lane, Anthony. "Dark Places: Sicario." The New Yorker (September 21, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Cinematography." Keyframe (February 3, 2016)

Leo, Vince. "Sicario (2015) Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin." Qwipster (September 2015)

Orr, Christopher. "The Almost Greatness of Sicario." The Atlantic (September 25, 2015)

Robey, Tim. "Sicario Lacks a Higher Purpose." The Telegraph (October 8, 2015)

Scott, A.O. "Sicario Digs Into the Depths of Drug Cartel Violence." The New York Times (September 17, 2015)

Sicario Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Sudhakaran, Sareesh. "Cinematography of Roger Deakins." Wolfcrow (February 16, 2016)

Tallerico, Brian. "Sicario." Roger Ebert (September 15, 2015)






































Thursday, June 9, 2016

Eugenics & Other Ethical Issues for Biotech 101 Guest Lectures

(Eugenics and similar ethical science considerations)

Black, Edwin. "Hitler's Debt to America." The Guardian (February 5, 2004)

Cohen, Adam. "Buck v. Bell: Inside the SCOTUS Case That Led to Forced Sterilization of 70,000 & Inspired the Nazis." Democracy Now (March 17, 2016)

Denhoed, Andrea. "The Forgotten Lessons of the American Eugenics Movement." The New Yorker (April 27, 2016)

Fine, Cordelia. Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences. UK: Icon Books, 2012.

"Gene War: The attempt to bring racial biology into the mainstream."  Searchlight #277 (Special Issue on Genetics and Eugenics: July 1998)

Gibson, Rich. "The Fascist Origins of the SAT Test." (Rouge Forum Braodside: San Diego State University, April 2001)

Hagopian, Jesse. "'Occupy Education' Debates the Gates Foundation (and Wins)." Common Dreams (March 13, 2012)

Mehler, Barry. "Beyondism: Raymond B. Cattell and the New Eugenics."  Genetica  (1997).

---. "Eliminating the Inferior: American and Nazi SterilizationPrograms." Science for the People (Nov-Dec 1987): 14-18.

---. "Foundation for Fascism: the New Eugenics Movement in the United States." Patterns of Prejudice 23.4 (1989)

---. "In Genes We Trust: When Science Bows to Racism" Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (1994)

---. "Race and 'Reason' – Academic Ideas a Pillar of Racist Thought." Southern Poverty Law Center (Winter 1999).

---. "Sources in the Study of Eugenics #1: Inventory of the American Eugenics Society Papers." The Mendel Newsletter #14 (June 1977)

---. "Sources in the Study of Eugenics #2: The Bureau of Social Hygiene Papers." The Mendel Newsletter #16 (September 1978)

Regalado, Antonio. "Human-Animal Chimeras Are Gestating on U.S. Research Farms." MIT Technology Review (January 6, 2016)

---. "Meet the Moralist Policing Gene Drives, a Technology That Messes with Evolution." MIT Technology Review (June 7, 2016)

Riggs, Ransom. "The Frightening History of Eugenics in America." Mental Floss (February 2, 2011)

Singer, Steven. "Blinded by Pseudoscience: Standardized Testing is Modern Day Eugenics." Gadfly on the Wall Blog (March 15, 2016)

Stoskeph, Alan. "The Forgotten History of Eugenics." Rethinking Schools 13.3 (Spring 1999)