Opinion

Six incredibly bad films inspired by the Cold War

For some filmmakers, the Cold War became a convenient excuse for moronic plotlines, insufferable jingoism, and unapologetically reactionary politics. 

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New military base in Australia: wrong direction

More U.S. military force in the Asia-Pacific area is provocative and unnecessary. Instead of building more military bases, we should be closing them.

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50th anniversary of Berlin Wall: a deeper look

This year Berlin's public TV channel gripped our brain cells every day for a month in advance of the anniversary of the Berlin Wall. For anyone probing more deeply, however, some questions still require answers. Why was it built?

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Richard Wright: a great peoples artist and journalist

It is time to restore Richard Wright's place fully as a major people's artist and ground breaking journalist of the 20th century.