Peter Biskind is a cultural critic who contributes to Esquire and Vanity Fair. His latest book The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism.
The Nation asked seven prominent members of the independent film community, including several filmmakers who released major films this year, to take the temperature of the movem
*Last year, I was the guest editor of The Nation's first issue devoted exclusively to Hollywood and politics.
When those in my modest circle of acquaintances learned that I was editing a Hollywood issue of The Nation, they found it either risible or irritating.
The Nation asked six politically active members of the entertainment community to comment on recent developments in the realms of politics and popular culture.