Israeli-American film-maker Yaron Zilberman there were plenty of moments in the creation of Performance that were markedly different from his only previous feature, a documentary called Watermarks.
These days tenure for teachers is such a brawl in America’s elementary and secondary schools that it’s easy to forget that it’s more a cornerstone of higher education. When Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, announced earlier this month that he was leaving the White House to return to the University of Chicago it was a reminder just how strong the ties and inducements of university tenure can be, and why it has recently come under fire. At colleges and universities, tenure basically bestows a job for life unless an institution runs out of money.
When critics challenge Barack Obama’s patriotism, his supporters have a ready reply: True patriotism has nothing to do with little flags on politicians’ lapels.
A few weeks ago, my neighborhood was abuzz with the news that coyotes might be savaging the area’s cats. That was followed by the worrisome sight of hawks circling a neighbor’s newly installed backyard chicken coop, the latest rage in suburban pioneer life
A great day for the United States of America?
Juanita Bynum’s story may read like soap opera, but her travails are a reminder of the longtime magnetism between celebrity Pentecostal preachers and scandal.
In March 1961, Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution was a three-alarm reminder that CIA-engineered coups weren’t enough to keep communism out of the western hemisphere. Living standards had to be raised in Latin America, then as now the world’s most inegalitarian region.
Yes he can win the Nobel Peace Prize.