Since we published the westerns podcast earlier today, let’s close out the day with one of the films I discussed in it. This is the astounding 1916 western Hell’s Hinges with William S. Ha
This extremely British view of the Greek Civil War is tonight’s film. The irony of the early Cold War (and really, most of the Cold War) is that the West ended up supporting the fascist-friendly
Cicely Tyson died yesterday. I’m not sure this is her finest work. But it is a work. I also find the need for coffee to even advertise somewhat bizarre. Will oxygen advertise next?
The great Cloris Leachman died yesterday. I thought tonight, we’d watch her astounding work in The Last Picture Show, one of my all-time favorite films. This is the last scene in the film and th
Since it’s Ann Richards day at LGM, let’s spend tonight watching her eulogy of another great Texan woman: Barbara Jordan. This is only a piece of it, but it will do.
I recently read Megan Black’s 2018 book The Global Interior: Mineral Frontiers and American Power, which explores the relationship between the Department of the Interior and American empire. In
In the early 80s, John Waters filmed this bit to play in indie theaters before movies about not smoking while the film was playing. It’s a classic.
Jimmy Carter is a good man, but he was a pretty bad president. Don’t let nostalgia or his amazing post-presidency get in the way of his poor performance all around. A good man and a (likely) med