- January 16, 2013
There is a superb critique on the Mondeweiss website of Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty by Deepa Kumar. Previous criticisms of the film have concentrated on Bigelow and her scriptwriter Mark Boal’s promotion of torture in its account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and its uncritical reliance on CIA sources. Kumar raises another...
- May 08, 2011
Amazing what shooting an unarmed man in his pyjamas in the face can do to a US president’s public image. In the eyes of the media, any doubts or reservations regarding the masculinity of Barack Obama have now been resolved by the Abbottabad operation.
The ‘professorial’ former community leader from Chicago with the dancer’s physique...