Sunday, February 4, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 4, 2018

Alperovitz, Gal. "'Mr. Boston': Meet the Man Who Secretly Helped Daniel Ellsberg Leak Pentagon Papers to the Press." Democracy Now (February 2, 2018) ["Historian Gar Alperovitz has revealed for the first time the key role he and a handful of other activists played in helping whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg leak to journalists the Pentagon Papers—a 7,000-page classified history outlining the true extent of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Daniel Ellsberg told The New Yorker the secret role this group played was so crucial in releasing the Pentagon Papers that he gave them a code name: “The Lavender Hill Mob.” Alperovitz went by the alias “Mr. Boston.” Ellsberg told The New Yorker, “Gar took care of all the cloak-and-dagger stuff.” We speak to historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz about why he is going public now."]

Dowd, Maureen. "This is Why Uma Thurman is Angry: The actress is finally ready to talk about Harvey Weinstein." The New York Times (February 3, 2018)

Fenton, Justin. "Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force corruption case heads to court Monday." The Baltimore Sun (January 22, 2018)

Longworth, Katrina. "Bela and Boris (Part 1): Where the Monsters Came From." You Must Remember This (October 16, 2017) ["Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were two middle-aged, foreign, struggling actors who became huge stars thanks to Dracula and Frankenstein, the first two of a trend of monster movie hits released by Universal Studios during the 1930s. This season, we’ll discuss their parallel but very different lives and careers. Today, we’ll start by exploring where each man came from, what they were doing before they got to Universal, and why Universal began making monster movies in the first place."]

Lutz, Christopher Ian. "Dark Progressivism: Scholarship in the Streets." Los Angeles Review of Books (February 3, 2018)

Mitchell, W.J.T. "The Trolls of Academe: Making Safe Spaces into Brave Spaces." Los Angeles Review of Books (January 5, 2018) [ Response by Horowitz with a rejoinder by Mitchell ]

Nicholson, Esme. "Germany's Babylon Berlin Crime Series Is Like Cabaret On Cocaine."  All Things Considered (January 20, 2013)

"Phantom of the Paradise." See Hear #5 (May 26, 2014) ["Brian De Palma’s 1974 rock musical that some believe is the REAL midnight movie experience over its more famous rival the Rocky Horror Picture Show. We discuss the film, the songs written by its star (Paul Williams), its influence on Seinfeld (!!!) and a ton of other tangents."]

Shafaieh, Charles. "Art et Liberté: Egypt’s Surrealists." The New York Review of Books (February 3, 2018)

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