It’s in America’s nature to be at war because freedom always needs defending.
Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty was more than a play for votes.
The richest nation on earth could afford to win a war on poverty, Lyndon Johnson asserted nearly 50 years ago.
Organizers of the Chicago contingent in the 1963 March on Washington say it’s time for another movement.
The director of The Warriors has become so alien to contemporary American cinema that his movies feel new again.
This week’s Chicagoan: Dennis Dobrydnia, Vietnam-era vet
J.R. Jones reviews Errol Morris’s Tabloid, screening as part of the Toronto International Film Festival.
A new documentary profiles the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers.
A meaningless – and not just meaningless but bad – Time.com poll that “found” Jon Stewart is the most trusted news anchor is worrying journalist types; a heated but shallow […]
The Hurt Locker: the first post-Iraq Iraq war movie
Reflecting on the deaths of Harold Pinter and Eartha Kitt.
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 […]