“Now comes a document from the files of the Iraqi secret police, or Mukhabarat, dated March 28, 1992, and headed routinely, “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate.” It is a straightforward listing of contacts and “assets,” quite unsensational until it comes to the “Saudi front,” where we find the name “Osama bin… Continue reading
Could this actually happen? The Village Voice thinks so: “With growing issues over his wealth (which makes fellow plutocrat Bush seem a charity case by comparison), the miasma over his medals and ribbons (or ribbons and medals), his uninspiring record in the Senate (yes war, no war), and wishy-washy efforts to mimic Bill Clinton’s triangulation… Continue reading
Slow motion is killing the movies. I enjoyed all three of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings adaptations, but one of my pet peeves about his style is his over-reliance on slow motion. It was annoying here and there in Fellowship of the Ring, grating in the last hour of Two Towers, and had me… Continue reading
MPEG-4 is dead. Microsoft wins yet another battle in the digital media wars.
The April/May issue of Art New England has a nice article on the forthcoming DVD release of my production of Richard the Second (unfortunately not online).