Why We Still Need Utopias

February 4, 2017 I was recently struck by the description of a new movie in the Alien chain that is coming out in 2017. Alien: Covenant has as its current IMDB synopsis: “The crew of the colony ship...

Connected?

April 30, 2016 May 2-8 is international Screen-Free Week, when people around the world are invited to disconnect from recreational electronics during their free time and reconnect with their inner lives,...

America’s Scandalous Coinage

November 25, 2015 Some people have been surprised over the recent controversy over choosing a female portrait for the new US $10 bill design. Perhaps most Americans don’t care whose picture appears on the...

The Genius of Fabritius

March 5, 2015 Even though death met him very early on in his life, Carel Fabritius remained one of the most influential painters in the history of art. He was just thirty-two years old when he was killed in a...

Citizenfour Review

February 14, 2015 Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras is not afraid of contentious topics. She is well known for exploring the impact of the Iraq War and the appalling treatment prisoners in Guantanamo Bay...