Assange and Manning are being persecuted for speaking truth to power.
This doomed effort won’t even make for good TV.
How Democrats and Republicans keep us constantly engaged in conflict.
Five movies remind us that filmmakers have always been fascinated with the box in the living room
Over at the Graham Foundation, a retrospective of the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji is an unlikely and unintentional companion piece to the Art Institute’s “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present.”
The press has been as hard on Obama’s stance on Syria as the public.
On watching a famous joint news conference nearly 23 years later
The star of Borat, Bruno, and Da Ali G Show stars as a North African strongman
A Chicagoan fondly remembers his time in the service of Saddam’s son in this 2005 story by Grant Pick.
Bookkeeping errors and mismanagement of the city’s tree-planting program have cost taxpayers about $500,000, according to the city’s inspector general. The city spent more than $8 million to plant 14,675 trees between 2008 and 2010; that comes to $569 per tree. (Tribune) That glowing orb in the sky? It’s the sun, and it has returned, […]
Usama Alshaibi celebrates the DVD release of his personal Iraq documentary “Nice Bombs” with two free screenings Friday 10/16 at the Portage Theater.
Six hours of James Brown; two minutes and 36 seconds of Saddam Hussein.
Mesmerizing Uday: A local hypnotist fondly remembers his time in the service of Saddam’s son.
Shot in July 2003, this collectively made video documentary is by far the most comprehensive account I’ve seen of how Iraqis view the U.S. war and occupation. The main interlocutor, a poet and novelist with an Iraqi father and an American mother, doesn’t conceal his opposition to President Bush, but the spectrum of positions is […]
The Secret Life of John Schmid The pseudonymous author stands on shaky ground indeed in the straight-arrow fellowship of journalistic scriveners. The Reader’s own policy on pseudonyms is clear and unnegotiable: only when appropriate. It’s that way throughout the business. For instance, pseudonyms are common in the monthly journal Outlines and weekly entertainment guide Nightlines, […]