Looking to up your dinner table conversation? Coffee Life in Japan and Curried Cultures, both published by the University of California Press under their California Studies in Food and Culture branch (and edited by Darra Goldstein), supply plenty of digestif fodder.
Curried Cultures is co-edited b ... More >>
The best, most daring and form-defying documentaries in the world right now are being funded by the Danish Film Institute, and so it goes that the nonfiction knockout of TIFF thus far is The Act of Killing -- made with Danish support and directed by American Joshua Oppenheimer, executive produced by ... More >>
"Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose
blood is running money! Moloch whose fingers
are ten armies! Moloch whose breast is a canni-
bal dynamo! Moloch whose ear is a smoking
-Allen Ginsberg ... More >>
Joseph Kishore, an actual socialist.Socialism returned to the United States in an odd way three years ago when pundits took to the airwaves to scream about gulags and breadlines, but the talking heads never actually explained what Socialism as a political ideology stood for. What better way t ... More >>
Tall, striking, and as piercingly eloquent as ever when addressing throngs of dedicated supporters, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is back at the top of a massive street-level social movement in Mexico. And this time it's not over votes. It's over Mexico's oil.
The leftist-populist former mayor of ... More >>