Tom Degan: The first paragraph of his obituary will not take note of the “beloved funnyman” who had ranked, in my estimation, right up there with Mark Twain, Robert Benchley and Will Rogers as one of the great humorists of the twentieth century.
Ed Rampell: This updated version of Voices adds passages from whistleblower Chelsea Manning, anti-surveillance Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gleen Greenwald, anti-globalization activist/author Naomi Klein, Dream Defenders, Undocumented Youth and other resistance figures.
n an essay about an earlier Moyers & Company program, I wrote that “amidst the polluted TV waters, filled with all sorts of inanities, his [Moyers’] programs have been isles of reason and sanity.” Although his program is on weekly, I don’t watch it as faithfully as I should. But earlier this month, I did […]
n 1986, a young American director, burst out on the screens with a raw, charged, kinetic film. Depicting a country on the verge of popular revolution, it documents the rightwing terror and massacres that are instigated, aided and abetted by the US government. Beginning as the chronicle of a gonzo journalist on his last moral […]
It was “Hooray for Hollywood!” as the TCM Classic Film Festival held its 4th annual filmfest in the heart of Tinseltown. From April 25 through April 28 thousands of fans attended screenings of vintage films, discussions with and personal appearances by movie talents, dressed in period garb (Film Noir attire being a favorite), partied like […]