April 10, 2015
From a political and philosophical perspective, there is still much to flesh out conceptually on the importance of theatre, especially...
Reviews
January 28, 2015
Clint Eastwood's American Sniper has amassed a staggering $200 million as of this week. Adapted from the best-selling memoir by Chris Kyle...
Reviews
April 4, 2014
In his new book Trash: African Cinema from Below , Kenneth W. Harrow examines trash as a notion that allows him to assume a valuable...
Opinion
January 1, 2013
The recent Hollywood release of the musical Les Misérables invites a renewed opportunity to question the relationship between capitalism...
Conversations
September 6, 2012
In the winter of 2000, I went to a two-day symposium at the Museum of the City of New York about Arab Americans. I was born in Bay Ridge,...
Reviews
June 26, 2012
In 1990, ten years after Robert Mugabe took power as the leader of an independent Zimbabwe, I spent six months living and working there. I...
Opinion
May 29, 2012
"The impact of art is not instantaneous. Art needs people who need art. There is a give and take. There's an exchange. If the society needs...
Conversations
May 16, 2012
Long before Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 created a pop buzz around the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and his murderous Lord’s Resistance...
Reviews
April 24, 2012
On September 12, 2005 a man in a wheel chair hijacked a plane traveling from Tolima to Bogota with two grenades hidden in his diaper...