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Jean-Luc Godard at Cinéma L’Eden in Le Havre, France, 2004

Brother From Another Planet

Jean-Luc Godard is still brooding on the end of cinema while imaging its future incarnation.

by J. Hoberman

How the discovery of police archives has altered the memory of political atrocities in Guatemala.
Posted Feb 24 2015 - 9:00pm
K. Anis Ahmed’s stringent tales of life in the sprawling capital of Bangladesh.
Posted Feb 24 2015 - 8:54pm
Ben Lerner and the novel of detachment
Posted Feb 10 2015 - 7:47pm



Bradley Cooper (left) and Sam Jaeger in American Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s shoot ’em up is remorseless, racist fantasy.

Reda Kateb (left) and Viggo Mortensen in Loin des hommes

Today, Albert Camus is still alive but changed, thanks to the art of David Oelhoffen and Kamel Daoud.

Kamel Daoud

Killing is not creating, and drawing is not killing. Charlie has the right to draw.

Pop & Circumstance

Pop & Circumstance

A shot from Postcards From Pripyat, Chernobyl, by Danny Cooke
February 10, 2015 - 7:39 PM ET
Joshua Clover

Danny Cooke’s Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl summons a lost history of familiar and alien dreams.

Seth Rogen (right) hawking The Interview at its premiere, December 11, 2014
January 6, 2015 - 8:15 PM ET
Joshua Clover

The bogus moral outrage over The Interview.

Propaganda, Deed: Ferguson protesters in downtown Washington, DC, December 5
December 9, 2014 - 3:49 PM ET
Joshua Clover

A riot is a riot because it is not simply a message.

Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Israeli military police, 1948

Khirbet Khizeh is a study in ambiguity of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Antal Szerb’s passport, 1931

Antal Szerb and the world’s stubborn magic.

Insurrections of the Mind thinks insurrections ought to happen only in the mind.