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MOVE members exit their headquarters during a 1978 confrontation with police

Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn; Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s After Tiller; Peter Morgan and Ron Howard’s Rush; anniversary wishes to Stuart Klawans from Rabbi Simcha Feffeferman

Charles Mingus at the Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20, 1964

How a jazz artist’s relationship to black identity gave his music its stormy weather.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf during the Vesoul International Asian Cinema Festival, 2009

An Iranian director’s ongoing meditations on the nature of illusion and reality, truth and consequences.

Steven Soderbergh as Fletcher Munson/Dr. Jeffrey Korchek, in Schizopolis

Hollywood’s wonkiest director hasn’t stopped working. He’s finding new problems to solve—and toying with us again.

Robert Neer’s Napalm: An American Biography; Juliette Volcler’s Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon

Walter Mosley

The author opens up about his latest art exhibition, magic, failure and unexpected success.

Gramsci Archive and Library, part of Gramsci Monument (2013), Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn’s unmonumental monument to egalitarianism and Antonio Gramsci.

Summer’s fall: White House Down

The happy ending to Hollywood’s summer: not guy gets girl but guy gets job.

A drawing of a cellblock at Pelican Bay State Prison by an anonymous inmate

A call for architects to refuse to design chambers of living death.

Blogs

In honor of today's 91st anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, here's my completely assailable list of the top ten songs about women's equality.

August 26, 2011

When he makes his comeback this fall, Spiderman will ditch Peter Parker’s persona as scrawny, awkward, white, science-nerd and adopt a new one as the half-black, half-Latino Miles Morales.

August 16, 2011

Gloria Steinem and Second Wave feminism deserve a far more sophisticated and critical treatment.

August 12, 2011

Eric has never written for US News, and he is frustrated with T-Mobile.

August 12, 2011

Fear of nuclear apocalypse has provided serious creative juice for songwriters and musicians of all genres.

August 5, 2011

Eric reviews Paul McCartney, Raul Malo and Elvis Costello, and Reed sees the ghost of the Republican party's past.

July 21, 2011

For those concerned that there's no good protest music out there, the English hip-hop group NxtGen is using rap to take searing aim at the British government’s austerity budget.

June 29, 2011

An aging but still spry Jimmy Cliff, the legendary Jamaican reggae master, rocked the Glastonbury Festival with a searing version of one of his biggest hits re-tooled as a cry for peace in Afghanistan.

June 27, 2011

Clarence Clemons could talk, both musically and verbally. 

June 18, 2011

Andrew Rossi's documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times explores what happens when old media and new media collide.

June 14, 2011