Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Iran Series: Subversive Cinema

At last, on December 13th, 2011, the Iranian film Circumstance (2011) came to Netflix. The Coolidge Corner Theatre had held a screening a few months prior which I missed, so I snapped up my Netflix DVD as soon as I … Continue reading

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Foreign Superiority Complex

This post is quite delayed, blame it on too much travel during the month of December: Reading The Week on a Delta flight from Boston to Atlanta, I came across a disturbing summary piece. It was titled: How They See … Continue reading

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From Parasitism to a Post-Apocalyptic World

**Only one tiny mention of plot action which I don’t think even qualifies as a spoiler. But just in case, you may shield your eyes if you wish** This evening, the Coolidge Corner Theatre held a screening of the film … Continue reading

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Cinematic Dystopia

I’ve been a big fan of the writings of George Orwell ever since I lived in London in the fall of 2008. I remember checking out his most famous fiction pieces, Animal Farm and 1984, from the Kensington Central Library. … Continue reading

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Ajax: Parallels between Ancient Greek and Contemporary American Warfare

Back in the spring, I missed a chance to see a performance by the Boston-based American Repertory Theater of Ajax, an ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles. I also missed a chance to see the panel-discussion edition of the play manifested … Continue reading

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An Open Mind

This piece is one month well over-do: I sat nervously at my computer at work. My eyes tore back and forth, feverishly reading the article. Nevermind that it wasn’t work related. Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. I read the … Continue reading

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Tales from Texas: Politics and News Sources

Currently on the road, but still trying to keep up with the news. I highly recommend a publication that has recently caught my eye, The Week: it offers a succint summary of views on current events, both national and international, … Continue reading

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