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

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)

Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes W/ Cranberry Maple Citrus Glaze (Panning the Globe)

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)

Cove Spring Park (Frankfurt, 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)

Mellwood Tavern (Louisville)

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

Tacos in Louisville

Tam McArthur Rim Hike (Three Sisters, OR)

Thoroughbred Center (Paris Pike - KY)

Top Ten Red River Gorge (KY)

The Ultimate Kentucky Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It

Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH)

Windy Corner Market and Restruaurant (Lexington, KY)

Woodford Reserve Distillery Tour

Zilpo Campground (Cave Run Lake, KY)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Resources for June 22, 2014

Top Films of 1969

Top Films of 1974

Top Films of 2013

Byfield, Natalie. "NYC’s $40M Central Park 5 Settlement Resolves Wrongful Jailing Fueled by Race-Baiting, Police Abuse." Democracy Now (June 20, 2014)

Davis, Peter. "Hearts and Minds: Vietnam and Memory." Current (June 17, 2014)

Davidson, James. "15 Sleeper Films Of The New Hollywood Era That Are Worth Seeing." Taste of Cinema (June 12, 2014)

Kuersten, Erich. "Wes Anderson vs. the Trust Fund Marxists + 10 Classic films for fans of The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)." Acidemic (June 16, 2014)

Gerhard, Susan. "The College Question: Filmmaker Andrew Rossi takes a balanced approach to a pivotal crisis with Ivory Tower." Keyframe (June 21, 2014)

oblivion \uh-BLIV-ee-un\

noun 1 : the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten; especially : the condition of being oblivious; 2 a : the condition or state of being forgotten or unknown; b : the state of being destroyed


After driving for 10 hours with the events of the past few days running repeatedly through her mind, Elyse was looking forward to the oblivion of sleep.

"Remember those dire warnings about how climate change might raise sea levels, mess up global ocean currents and generally screw us all over? Well, the wait for disaster to strike may soon be at an end—as a vast chunk of ice gets ready to release its hold on the Antarctic continent and slide into sweet oceanic oblivion." — Ben Gilliland, Metro (United Kingdom), May 19, 2014

"Oblivion" was derived via Middle English and Anglo-French from Latin "oblivisci," which means "to forget." This form may have stemmed from combining "ob-" ("in the way") and "levis" ("smooth"). In the past, "oblivion" has been used in reference to the River Lethe, which according to Greek myth flowed through the Underworld and induced a state of forgetfulness in anyone who drank its water. Among those who have used the word this way is the poet John Milton, who wrote in Paradise Lost, "Farr off from these a slow and silent stream, Lethe the River of Oblivion roules Her watrie Labyrinth."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Resources for June 19, 2014

The Eviction of Op De Valreep: A Squatted Community Center in Amsterdam from brandon jourdan on Vimeo.

Jordan, Elise. "The Last Magazine: One Year After Death, Michael Hastings’ Lost Novel Satirizes Corporate Media." Democracy Now (June 17, 2014)

Smalley, G. "Alice (1988)." 366 Weird Movies (January 19, 2011)

Michel Foucault: Philosopher/Social Theory/Historian

Top Films of 2012

Reichert, Jeff. "Into the Wild: Post Tenebras Lux." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Smalley, G. "Alice in Wonderland (1966)." 366 Weird Movies (April 2, 2013)

antebellum \an-tih-BEL-um\

adjective: existing before a war; especially : existing before the Civil War


A guided tour through this old Mississippi mansion, built in the early 1800s, gives you an idea of what life was like in the antebellum South.

"From the windows of Laurel Hill, one of eight antebellum homes and businesses among the 11 sites on the 2014 Tour of Homes in Franklin, Tenn., women watched the brave advance of Confederate troops in November 1864…." — Kay Campbell,, May 12, 2014

"Antebellum" means "before the war," but it wasn’t widely associated with the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865) until after that conflict was over. The word comes from the Latin phrase "ante bellum" (literally, "before the war"), and its earliest known print appearance in English dates back to the 1840s. The term's earliest known association with the Civil War is found in an 1862 diary entry: "Her face was as placid and unmoved as in antebellum days." The author of that line, Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, recorded her observations of life during the Civil War in A Diary from Dixie, often while accompanying her husband, an officer in the Confederate army, on his missions.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Michel Foucault: Philosopher/Social Theorist/Historian (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

(October 15, 1926 – June 25, 1984)


Wikipedia: Michel Foucault

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Michel Foucault

By, about, and influenced by, Michel Foucault:

Benton, Michael Dean. "Thanksgiving." Dialogic (November 25, 2006)

---. "Questions I Have About My World." Dialogic (January 31, 2007)

---. "Thoughts on Blogging by a Poorly Masked Academic." Dialogic (May 7, 2006)

Clark, Urszula. Excerpt from War Words: Language, History and the Disciplining of English. NY: Elsevier, 2001: 4-6, 10-11, 229, 257-258.

Dean, Paul. "Drones and the Future of Surveillance." The Sociological Cinema (December 24, 2013)

Dennis, Dion. "Policing the Convergence of Virtual and Material Worlds: 'The True Object of Police is Man.'" C-Theory (December 5, 2006)

Farrow, Robert. "The Wicker Man: Games of truth, anthropology, and the death of ‘man.’" Metaphilm (June 20, 2005)

Foucault, Michel. "The Boomerang Effect." Excerpted from Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the College de France, 1975 - 1976. NY: Picador, 2003: 103.

---. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Trans. Alan Sheridan. Vintage Books, 1995.

---. "The Minimalist Self, The Use of Pleasure, and, Intellectuals and Power." Dialogic (Collection of quotes from various texts: posted November 30, 2010)

---. "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.

---. "So is it important to think?" (1981) Power. ed. J. Faubion. NY: New Press, 2000: 160-1.

Frydman, Roman and Michael D. Goldberg. "Market Mysticism." Eurozine (November 30, 2010)

Graeber, David. "Dickheads: The Paradox of Neckties." The Baffler #27 (2015)

James, Robin. "Juridical, Disciplinary, and Biopolitical Power: Basic Background on Foucault." (Posted on Youtube: October 20, 2011)

McCann, Hannah. "Foucault Explained with Hipsters." Binary This (May 21, 2013)

McCormack, Tom. "Madness and Civilization: Monsieur Verdoux and the meaning of Chaplin's cinema." Moving Image Source (July 22, 2010)

"Michel Foucault's Legacy Symposium." Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture (March 13, 2006)

Ogborn, Miles. Excerpt from “Knowledge is Power: Using Archival Research to Interpret State Formation.” Cultural Geography in Practice. Ed. Alison Blunt, et al. Oxford UP, 2003: 9-22.

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

---. "Michel Foucault - The Socialization of Individual Identity." Excerpt from Foucault: The Key Ideas. Blacklick, OH: McGraw Hill, 2010: 17.

Rabinow, Paul. "A conversation with Paul Rabinow, professor of Anthropology at Berkeley, on Michel Foucault and 'the contemporary.'" Enlightened Opinions (June 4, 2014)

Rahbar, Jean. "U.S. ambivalence about torture: an analysis of post-9/11 films." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

Rivard, Ryan. "The Perdition of Madness: Ethical Reformation and The Ship of Fools." Dialogic Cinephilia (April 27, 2015)

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

Srinivasan, Amia. "On Genealogy." Philosophy Bites (August 2, 2014)

Thorn, Michael. "Television discourse and governmentality: considering Da Vinci's Inquest and Da Vinci's City Hall as citizen projects." Cineaction (January 1, 2011: reproduced on The Free Library)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Resources for June 17, 2014

Smalley, G. "8 1/2." 366 Weird Movies (August 1, 2012)

Smalley, G. "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)." 366 Weird Movies (January 29, 2014)

Zirin, Dave. "The World Cup You Won’t See on TV: Protests, Tear Gas, Displaced Favela Residents." Democracy Now (June 16, 2014)

Mercer, Benjamin. "Beyond the Hills." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Smalley, G. "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984)." 366 Weird Movies (May 2, 2012)

The Top Films of 1984

Nayman, Adam. "Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Viola." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Hediger, Vinzenz. "What Do we Know When We Know Where Something Is? World Cinema and the Question of Spatial Ordering." Screening the Past (October 2013)

Porton, Richard. "Mildred Pierce's Bitter Tears." Cinema Scope (Spring 2011)

Smalley, G. "Akira." 366 Weird Movies (December 11, 2013)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Resources for June 16, 2014

Just getting to this: for Parallax View Sean Axmaker and Bruce Reid remind us of some of the essential film-related reads of 2013

Top Films of 1973

Top Films of 2009

Landesman, Ohad. "In Cold Blood: The Act of Killing." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

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

'As we are told endlessly, journalists do not express opinions; they simply report the facts.

'This is an obvious pretense, a conceit of the profession. The perceptions and pronouncements of human beings are inherently subjective. Every news article is the product of all sorts of highly subjective cultural, nationalistic, and political assumptions. And all journalism serves one faction's interests or another.' (Greenwald, No Place To Hide – Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State, Penguin, digital edition, 2014, p.471)

Wölk, Ekkehard. "In Search of Bruno S.: A Berlin photographer finds, befriends and remembers the uniquely passionate person and puzzle that was Bruno Schleinstein." Keyframe (June 10, 2014)

366 Weird Movies

Smalley, G. "3 Women (1977)." 366 Weird Movies (February 19, 2014)

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day

matriculate \muh-TRIK-yuh-layt\

verb: to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university


A spokesperson for the college said the school is expected to matriculate approximately 1,000 students for the fall semester.

"Work joined Symphony in the Valley at the tender age of nine and continued to perform with them before matriculating at Juilliard." — Beth Slater, Aspen Daily News, May 9, 2014

Anybody who has had basic Latin knows that "alma mater," a fancy term for the school you attended, comes from a phrase that means "fostering mother." If "mater" is "mother," then "matriculate" probably has something to do with a school nurturing you just like good old mom, right? Not exactly. If you go back far enough, "matriculate" is distantly related to the Latin "mater," but its maternal associations were lost long ago. It is more closely related to Late Latin "matricula," which means "public roll or register," and it has more to do with being enrolled than being mothered.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

HUM 221: Contemporary Peace & Conflict Studies Resources (Spring 2015 resources)

Wohlstetter, Philip on Zero Dark Thirty: "How does a film think? Recall the famous experiment of Lev Kuleshov. Start with the shot of an actor’s face. Vary the shots adjacent to it: a coffin, a plate of soup, a seductive woman lying on a divan. The actor’s expression will be read, alternately, as sadness, hunger, or lust. For the audience, juxtaposition creates meaning. A film is an arrangement of moments, shorter or longer, but every narrative moment is brought into relief by a significant before-moment and a significant after-moment that frames it. Let’s look at the first torture sequence in Zero Dark Thirty to see how this meaning-effect works. Significant before-moment: the powerful opening sequence, dark screen, the terrified voice of a woman trapped in the World Trade Center on 9/11, realizing there’s no help coming, she’s going to die. Central narrative moment: a detainee is water-boarded in the next scene, forced to crawl in a dog collar, hung up naked by the arms, etc. After-moment: the face of Maya, wincing as she watches the torture. I’m cheating on this last. Obviously it’s a reaction shot within a scene, but in terms of meaning, it provides a bookend to the torture moment just as surely as the 9/11 sequence bookends it from the other side. To see the truth of this, imagine an opening with the before and after moments removed. We would be watching a brutal torture scene with no comment whatsoever—that is to say, we’d be in a neo-realist film that lets us observe and come to our own conclusions, that avoids (ideally) telling us what to feel. Instead, the torture moment is framed as a reaction to 9/11, an over-reaction maybe but understandable in context and perhaps in the end—we have to entertain this possibility—excusable. Now let’s look at the work of Maya’s reaction shot (remembering that it’s precisely the reaction shot, a way to locate the audience member in the movie by offering him/her a surrogate who reacts to events the way we would given the chance—it’s precisely this key device of classic Hollywood Film that Neo-Realism rejected because it lulled us so easily into unthinking). Maya winces. We would too, humanists and democrats that we are. But she stays in the room, gritting her teeth, going against her nature. Sometimes, the film whispers, you have to make hard choices, to take hard measures—a celluloid lesson in ‘dirty hands’ moral philosophy."

"How do images affect our hearts and minds? How do images influence our everyday lives, our techno-scientific practices, our connections and disconnections, our conscious and unconscious desires and fears? How do images show up in the clothes we wear, in the ways we walk, and the objects we want? How do images influence the foods we eat or don’t eat and the ideas and feelings we have about our selves and others? How do some images enter our flesh, captivate us, fascinate us, or arouse our senses? How is it that other images put us to sleep? How do images inform our habits and fantasies, pleasures and doubts, worries and joys, rituals and rebellions? How do images shape our personal, political, cultural, moral, and religious beliefs about nature and about justice? How do images influence what we imagine to be possible and what’s not? Visual images are today everywhere entangled within a complex and contradictory web of global electronic flows of information. Images are typically racialized, gendered, territorialized, eroticized, militarized, and class-driven. Some of the most powerful images are hooked-up to hi-tech machineries of war, surveillance, and the economic marketplace. Images also lie at the core of global corporate technologies of profit, control and advantage. How might such images be best understood? How might they be critically subverted, transformed, or remade?" -- Stephen Pfohl, "The Power of Images" (2011)

"I think hard times are coming, when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies, to other ways of being. And even imagine some real grounds for hope. We will need writers who can remember freedom: poets, visionaries—the realists of a larger reality. Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. The profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable; so did the divine right of kings. … Power can be resisted and changed by human beings; resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art—the art of words. I’ve had a long career and a good one, in good company, and here, at the end of it, I really don’t want to watch American literature get sold down the river. … The name of our beautiful reward is not profit. Its name is freedom." -- Ursula K. LeGuin (2014)

Framing/Discourse (Capitalism and its discontents):

Naomi Klein: Journalist Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)


O'Neil, Cathy, Felix Salmon and Jordan Weissmann. "The Econ 101 Edition." Slate Money (January 2, 2015)

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

"Peter Watkins: Filmmaker and Media Critic." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"Queensland environmental policy developed by QCoal worker, says report: Activists say the Queensland government was giving ‘keys to the blood bank to Dracula’." The Guardian (May 6, 2014)

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

Sacco, Joe. "On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks." The Guardian (January 9, 2015)

"The STILL unfolding WV Elk River spill tragedy, including ties of company owner to mining company seeking OH permits." Athens County Fracking Action Network (April 9, 2014)

Taibbi, Matt. "Who Goes to Jail?: On 'The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap.'" Democracy Now (January 1, 2014)

Tatarska, Anna. "Bringing Justice to the Table: An Eric Schlosser exec-produced food justice documentary puts agricultural workers in the spotlight." Keyframe (November 24, 2014)
Wedler, Carey. "FBI Report Accidentally Exposes the Severity of the Police State." The Anti-Media (November 28, 2014)

"U.N. Climate Summit in Lima, Peru." Democracy Now (December 8-12, 2014)

"Universal Declaration of Human Rights." United Nations (No Date)

Yglesias, Matthew. "38 maps that explain the global economy." Vox (August 26, 2014)

Wideman, John Edgar. "The Color of Terror." Harper's (March 2004)

Social Justice/Resistance Movements:

The Act of Killing (Denmark/Norway/UK/Sweden/Finland: Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Alper, Loretta, et al. "Stupefying the Group Mind (Managing the Class War with PR and TV)." Unwelcome Guests #301 (April 8, 2006)

Anonymous (Global Decentralized Association of Hacktivists) Dialogic Cinephilia (November 20, 2014)

Apuzzo, Matt. "Will James Risen Be Jailed?: In Press Freedom Fight, NYT Reporter Tells Court He Won’t Name Source." Democracy Now (January 7, 2015)

Assange, Julian. "On 'When Google Met WikiLeaks' While He was Under House Arrest.'" Democracy Now (January 2, 2015)

Ayers, Bill, et al. "A Matter of Conscience." To the Best of Our Knowledge (January 19, 2014) ["Everybody makes choices. Some of them matter for an hour, others for the rest of your life. For thousands of young people forty years ago, the choice was to go to war in Vietnam or accept the consequences of refusing."]

Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution (Website)

Benjamin, Medea. "10 Good Things About the Year 2014." Common Dreams (December 30, 2014)

Benton, Michael Dean. "My Understanding of Anarchism 4.0" Dialogic Cinephilia (November 5, 2013)

Chris Hedges: Journalist (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Citizenfour (Germany/USA: Laura Poitras, 2014) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Crow, Scott. Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2011.

"Dear Chelsea Manning: birthday messages from Edward Snowden, Terry Gilliam and more." The Guardian (December 16, 2014) ["The jailed whistleblower turns 27 this week. Supporters including Joe Sacco, Vivienne Westwood, JM Coetzee, Michael Stipe and Slavoj Žižek sent her letters, poems and drawings. Luke Harding introduces their work"]

Edward Snowden (Whistleblower/Former CIA and NSA Employee & Contractor) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. Translated by Charles Lam Markmann. Plutop Press, 2008.

Ferguson Protests 2014 Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

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

Germanos, Andrea. "Protests Stop Drilling & Pipeline In Pennsylvania." Popular Resistance (January 6, 2015)

Gillen, Jay. "Educating For Insurgency: The Roles Of Young People In Schools Of Poverty." Maryland Morning (September 15, 2014)

"Glenn Greenwald: Constitutional and Civil Rights Lawyer/Journalist (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)'" Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Hewett, Ben. "We Don't Need No Education." Outside (August 12, 2014) ["At least not of the traditional, compulsory, watch-the-clock-until-the-bell-rings kind. As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free."]

Human Rights Watch Daily Brief

Human Rights Reports by Region Human Rights Watch (Ongoing Archive)

Ingraffea, Tony and Sandra Steingraber. "New York Says No to Fracking: State Bans Drilling Following Grassroots Outcry over Public Health." Democracy Now (December 19, 2014)

Ivereigh, Austin. ""The Great Reformer": Pope Francis Biographer on How Pontiff Became Star Diplomat & Voice for Change." Democracy Now (December 31, 2014)

Johnson, Ragina. "From Fish-ins to Sit-ins: Native Resistance in the ‘50s and ‘60s." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

Katsiaficas, George. The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life. Oakland, CA: A.K. Press, 2006.

Kingsley, Patrick. "Worse than the dictators: Egypt’s leaders bring pillars of freedom crashing down." The Guardian (December 26, 2014)

Lama, Dalai (14th), Seyyed Hossein Nasir, Jonathan Sacks and Katherine Jefferts Schori. "Pursuing Happiness." On Being (September 15, 2014) ["The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. An invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body."]

LeGuin, Ursula K. "We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom." TruthOut (December 29, 2014)

Laura Poitras: Documentary Filmmaker and Producer. Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Nougayrède, Natalie. "One thing will never be taken from Charlie Hebdo: courage." Comment is Free (January 7, 2015)

Occupy Movement Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Parker, Emily. "Can the Internet Defeat Putin? Aleksei Navalny and Russia’s Protesters Face a Tough Battle." The New York Times (December 31, 2014)

Powless, Irving, Jr. "Who Are These People? (The Onondaga Nation Encounters European Settlers)." Unwelcome Guests #302 (April 16, 2006) ["he collaborative educational project, sponsored by the Onandagas, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, and Syracuse University, is bringing together Ononadaga and other Haudenosaunee speakers, academics and community members to understand the history, culture and role that the six nations of Haudensaunee, also known as the Iroquois confederacy, have had on the US, and the effect of the US on the Haudenosaunee and other indigenous nations. This history has been taught to generations of school children in a heavily biased way - unquestioned were the rights of the so-called founding fathers, pilgrims, colonists, pioneers to what they did - wage a genocidal land grab perpetrated against innocent people. Manifest destiny, the doctrine used to justify this, was presented, during my education at least, as a positive development leading to American greatness."

Rape in the Fields The Center for Investigative Reporting (Archive) ["The Rape in the Fields project revealed the persistent sexual abuse and harassment that female farmworkers across the U.S. face. The investigation was a collaboration among CIR, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, KQED-FM, FRONTLINE and Univision. It included a feature-length documentary in both Spanish and English, multiple text pieces and multimedia assets published in June 2013."]

Scott, James C. "Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play." Princeton University Press, 2012.

Social Movements/Resistance: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Steiner, Claude. "Radical Psychiatry." (No Date)

Taibbi, Matt. "The Police in America Are Becoming Illegitimate." Rolling Stone (Posted on Reader Supported News: December 7, 2014)

The Weather Underground (USA: Sam Green and Bill Siegel, 2002: 92 mins)

Wikileaks (Media) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Wolf, Sherry. "Who Needs Gender?: A Marxist Analysis." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

"Wounded Knee, 1890 – 1973 in photos." Plog (January 2, 2015)

Ongoing Global War

"2014 deadliest year in Iraq for civilians since 2006-7 bloodshed: U.N." Reuters (January 2, 2015)

Akins, Matthieu. "The Worst Narco-State in History? After 13-Year War, Afghanistan’s Opium Trade Floods the Globe." Democracy Now (December 29, 2014)

Aikins, Matthieu and Kathy Kelly. "The Afghan War is Not Over: U.S. Ends 13-Year Combat Mission, But 10,000+ Troops Continue the Fight." Democracy Now (December 29, 2014)

"Andrew J. Bacevich: Political Science/Military History/International Relations." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Balko, Radley. Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces. NY: Public Affairs, 2013.

Brody, Reed. "'These Are Crimes': New Calls to Prosecute Bush Admin as Senate Report Reveals Brutal CIA Torture." Democracy Now (December 10, 2014)

Brown, Humberto, Greg Grandin and Lawrence Wilkerson. ""The War to Start All Wars": Did U.S. Invasion of Panama 25 Years Ago Set Stage for Future Wars?" Democracy Now (December 23, 2014)

Connelly, Matthew. "Open Government in the Age of Total War." The London School of Economics and Political Science (December 2, 2014)

Davidson, Amy. "The Torture Report: Inhumane Scenes From the C.I.A.’s Prisons." The New Yorker (December 9, 2014)

Donnelly, Thomas. "Cutting the Pentagon's Budget is a Gift To Our Enemies." FORA TV (Intelligence Squared US Debates: June 19, 2013)

Fagin, Rebel. "Selling the Wars - Part II." Daily Censored (December 2, 2014)

Fanning, Rory. "Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…: Still on the Thank-You Tour-of-Duty Circuit, 13 Years Later." TomDispatch (October 26, 2014)

Glennon, Michael J. "National Security and Double Government." Harvard National Security Journal 5.1 (2014)

Green-Barber, Lindsay. "3 investigations, 3 new laws: See how The Center for Investigative Reporting’s stories gain macro impact." The Center for Investigative Reporting (October 2, 2014)

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

---. "Release of Six Detainees After Twelve Years Highlights the Historic Evil of Guantánamo." The Intercept (Republished on Reader Supported News: December 8, 2014)

Hart, Peter. "No Debate: Antiwar Voices Absent from Corporate TV News Ahead of U.S. Attacks on Iraq & Syria." Democracy Now (November 18, 2014)

Hirthler, Jason. "The Illusion of Debate." Counterpunch (December 2, 2014)

Hong, Christine and Tim Shorrock. "The Interview Belittles North Korea, But is Film’s Backstory and U.S. Policy the Real Farce?" Democracy Now (December 22, 2014)

Horton, Scott. "From Drone Strikes to Black Sites, How U.S. Foreign Policy Runs Under a Cloak of Secrecy." Democracy Now (January 5, 2015)

Johnson, Chalmers. "Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic." Democracy Now (February 27, 2007)

Kebriaei, Pardiss. "Will Guantánamo Ever Close? U.S. Frees More Prisoners, But Dozens Remain Behind Bars." Democracy Now (December 24, 2014)

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)

Knefel, John. "Drone Rules in Afghanistan Go Unchanged, And Other Reasons the War Isn't Really Over: Despite the official end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, our involvement goes on." Rolling Stone (January 7, 2015)

Lazar, Seth. "On Sparing Civilians in War." Philosophy Bites (July 19, 2014)

Schehl, Matthew. "VIDEO: The Devastating Legacy Of Unexploded US Ordnance In Iraq." Mint Press News (January 2, 2015)

Schneier, Bruce. "More Data on Attributing the Sony Attack." Schneier on Security (December 31, 2014)

Senate Torture Report Human Rights Watch (ongoing Archive)

"South Sudan: Joint Letter to President Obama regarding Arms Embargo." Human Rights Watch (January 8, 2015)

Standard Operating Procedure (USA: Errol Morris, 2008) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Taxi to the Dark Side (USA: Alex Gibney, 2007) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive) [To watch the documentary: Taxi to the Dark Side (USA: Alex Gibney, 2007: 106 mins) ["An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002."]

Torture Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"The Torture Architects [Infographic]." ACLU (December 8, 2014)

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

Zero Dark Thirty (USA: Kathryn Bigelow, 2012) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

15 Class Presentations:

1) The End of Poverty

a] Greenwald, Glenn. "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.'"]

b] Chomsky, Noam. "On the Propagandized Media." The Big Idea (February 1996)


3) Framing/Eugenics lecture (Michael Benton)

4) Rebecca Glasscock Lecture

5) a) Beckert, Sven and Craig Steven Wilder. "Capitalism and Chains." Radio Open Source (November 20, 2014) ["A new wave of historians say that the “peculiar institution” of slavery explains more about the present than we’d care to admit: not just how the West got wealthy, but the way that global capitalism evolved in the first place."]

b) Srinivasan, Amia. "On Genealogy." Philosophy Bites (August 2, 2014)

6) Hearts and Minds

7) Ellsberg, Daniel, Mike Gravel and Robert West. "How the Pentagon Papers Came to be Published By the Beacon Press Told by Daniel Ellsberg & Others." Democracy Now (July 24, 2013)

a) McCoy, Alfred and Steven Reisner. "After Duo Created CIA Torture Methods, Did World’s Largest Group of Psychologists Enable Abuses?" Democracy Now (December 16, 2014)

b) McCoy, Alfred and Steven Reisner. "'Psychological Torture is Enshrined in U.S. Law': Complicity in Abuses Began Long Before Bush." Democracy Now (December 16, 2014)

10) Citizenfour
11) Sauter, Molly. "The Coming Swarm." Berkman Center for Internet & Society (October 29, 2014) ["In her new book, The Coming Swarm: DDoS, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet, Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. Together in conversation with journalist and activist Laurie Penny, Molly will discuss the use of disruptive tactics like DDoS, online civil disobedience, and the role of the internet as a zone of political activism and speech."]

12) Crow, Scott. "Black Flags and Windmills." Portland Community College (Posted on Youtube: December 4, 2012)

13) Importance of social movements and What I Learned at the 2009 G20 Protests (Michael Benton)

14) Fergusoon and #blacklivesmatter protests: a) Barnes, Mandela. "Ferguson, NYC, Milwaukee: Protests Erupt as Officer Cleared in Killing of Unarmed Dontre Hamilton." Democracy Now (December 24, 2014)

15) Kolk, Bessel van der. "Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma." On Being (October 30, 2014) ["Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life."]