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Dina Nayeri & Julia Fierro Book Court Tonight, 7pm, Free When one considers radical literature, old issues of Life magazine with Molly Ringwald and Barbara Streisand on the cover might not immediately come to mind. But for the 11-year-old twin sisters who are the protagonists of Dina Nayeri's new no ... More >>
Today's NYFF update: Alan Scherstuhl on Kinshasa Kids, a vital, urgent film on the main slate. Kinshasa Kids Directed by Marc-Henri Wajnbergos Screens Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12 "The white man's filming!" a cop complains early in Kinshasa Kids, sharking toward the camera as the vi ... More >>
There's a reason for the title of Jafar Panahi's urgent new movie
Or: The Netflix meltdown, the resurrection of Harvey Weinstein, and Kristen Wiig's box office coup all in one list
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
On the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.) Rightbloggers' 9/11 posts are always interesting, so we figured they'd be extra-good for 9/11 X. We were not disappo ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Aaron Johnson's secret vigilante
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked, starting from the bottom. Remember back in the 90s, when you loved the internet? When you saw it through a child's eyes, and clapped with delight at dancing hamsters, cruddy Flash animation ... More >>
Exiting with class, something Bloomberg was unable to do.Outgoing Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau gave New Yorkers a $268 million present yesterday -- their share of a huge, $536 million deal reached with a very rich Swiss bank that admitted having illegally routed Iranian funds through the U. ... More >>
Taxicab Confessions this isn't.
Banned in his home country, as usual, Iranian Jafar Panahi scores with his sports movie as social commentary
Turn off your Boris or whatever and let's get retarded
First to Afghans, then Iraqis. Now the people of Iran?
Elvis Costello versus the Clash: Apocalypse-stick traces
Bush pick for U.N. ambassador makes smooth with Iran's MEK
Ronald Reagan's old enemy becomes George Bush's new friend in Iraq
Our 27 favorite books of the year
Media come out slugging after the NBA brawl in Detroit, throw in sucker punches, 'moral' lessons
Rotterdam '04: The planet's best film fest features The Missing both this year and next
22 films from 14 countries: Striking crimson gold at the annual New York Film Festival
Gangster Lore, Geriatric Shagging, Global Strife, and Garage Bands
Faraway, So Close
In the Battle for Hearts and Minds, Watch Out for the Psy-Ops
The New Age of Anxiety
Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Covert Operations
Jafar Panahis INS Trial
E-mail From Jail: Imprisoned Writers Get a Boost From Online Activism
Dariush Mehrjuis Domestic Dramas
Previewing the 36th New York Film Festival
Without Iran, Clinton Still Holds a Bad Hand