Monday, June 30, 2014

Recent coverage of Iraq, European elections and more




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Focus: Civil War in Iraq

Editorials
WILL THE U.S. RETURN TO THE SCENE OF THE WAR CRIMES?
The insurgency challenging Iraq's government has the Obama White House considering military action--but this would only make the crisis much worse.

Analysis: Ashley Smith
WHY IS IRAQ BEING TORN APART?
An intensifying civil war--with its roots in the U.S. invasion and occupation--is ripping Iraq apart and threatening sectarian conflict across the region.

Comment: Riverbend
TEN YEARS OF BAGHDAD BURNING
The author of the eloquent Baghdad Burning blog published one last entry on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. occupation.

Comment: Michael Schwartz
UNDERSTANDING IRAQ'S CRISIS
An antiwar author responds to the mainstream media analysis of the conflict in Iraq that it has largely ignored until now.
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Focus: European Elections

Analysis: Shaun Harkin
THE MESSAGE OF THE ELECTIONS
The outcome of elections for European Parliament sharply underscored the continent's deepening political polarization.

Comment: Guillem Murcia
THE RISE OF PODEMOS
Spain's two major parties were hammered in European elections, but the big news is the rise of the anti-establishment Podemos.
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Focus: Elections and the Left

Comment: Jen Roesch
OUT OF THE TWO-PARTY BOX
A space is opening up in mainstream politics to the left of the Democratic Party for the first time since 2000. So what is to be done about it?

Interview: Jorge M├║jica
A VOICE FOR WORKERS IN CHICAGO
A well-known labor and immigrant rights activist in Chicago explains why he is running as a socialist for City Council.
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Focus: Low-Wage America

Editorials
COUNTING TOWARD 15
Seattle's newly passed minimum wage law is an important advance--and hopefully the herald of other steps forward for low-wage workers.

Report: Stephanie Schwartz
MOMS ON STRIKE AT WALMART
Working mothers at Walmart took part in strikes and other actions to draw attention to low wages and rotten working conditions.
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More Top Articles 

Interview: Glenn Greenwald
UNMASKING BIG BROTHER
On the eve of a U.S. speaking tour, Glenn Greenwald speaks out about the fight against state surveillance, and the role of the media and whistleblowers.

Comment: Madeline Burrows
THE POSTER CHILD FOR RAPE DENIAL
Right-winger George Will's ugly column declaring that campus survivors of sexual assault are "privileged" has sparked furious outrage.

Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
STILL WAITING FOR ANSWERS
As General Motors CEO Mary Barra appears before Congress for a second hearing, the families of people killed in GM cars have waited long enough.

Comment: Jason Farbman
BRINGBACKOURBOYS BRUTALITY
Since three Israeli teenagers went missing, Israel has carried out a terrifying collective punishment of all Palestinians.

Interview: Nikole Gellineau
INVADING A HARLEM PROJECT
A resident of the Manhattanville housing project has a different story to tell about the "largest gang bust" in New York history.

Review: Dana Blanchard
NOT JUST KID STUFF
Young and old and everyone in between should make the time to see--and read--John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.
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Friday, June 20, 2014

New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of June 20, 2014

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of June 20, 2014

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Jersey Boys

Review by Odie Henderson

"Jersey Boys" gets turned from a jukebox musical to a standard issue musical biopic. The music is great, the direction and pitch for respectability, not so much.

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Burning Bush

Review by Scout Tafoya

"Burning Bush" may concern dozens of characters over the course of many months during a tempestuous time in a city under siege, but the emphasis is on people in cramped rooms, trying and failing to make sense of what's happening…

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Venus in Fur

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

A two-character drama about gender relations and sadomasochism, directed by Roman Polanski? Sounds like a sure thing. It's not.

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Think Like a Man Too

Review by Christy Lemire

A sequel that screams "cashing in again." From the half-heartedly clever spelling of "Too" in the title to the overly familiar Las Vegas setting to the complete breaks in narrative for music-video style interludes, everything about this film smacks of…

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Third Person

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Though it scores some points for ambition, "Third Person" is ultimately a disappointment.

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A Summer's Tale

Review by Glenn Kenny

Eric Rohmer's long-lost 1996 film finally makes its stateside premiere.

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Norte, the End of History

Review by Peter Sobczynski

As it turns out, "Norte" is not quite the epochal work of cinema greatness that some have suggested but it is hardly a miss either. There are moments of staggering beauty and power on display here and yet there are…

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The Last Sentence

Review by Glenn Kenny

A remarkably full-bodied and frank character study that illuminates the old saw about the political being personal in a genuinely unusual way.

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A Picture of You

Review by Brian Tallerico

There's absolutely no new ground broken here thematically and the clunky production values—Chan shoots too much in close-up other than scenes of bike-riding on the rural streets around mom's house—sometimes feel like the product of a film school project. And…

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