Film Review: Wayland’s Song

Wayland's Song

DANIEL PALMER Wayland’s Song (2013) Director: Richard Jobson Writer: Richard Jobson Starring: Ross Daniel Anderson, Skye Cooper Barr, Orla Brady 96 mins As the War on Terror grinds inexorably on, seemingly propelled by its own grisly momentum, attention is switching…

Why Russians Think the Anti-Gay Law Is Right

Gay Rights cover

JONATHAN STROMBERG In May this year, fifty or so people took to the streets of Tblisi to celebrate an officially sanctioned Gay Pride day but were promptly forced to flee by a mob of several thousand people waving sticks and…

The Bechdel Test: Pass or Fail?

Bechdel test

DANIEL PALMER Swedish cinemas recently implemented a new system of film classification. But this system will not inform the viewer of extreme violence, explicit sexual content, obscene language or degrees of peril; it is designed to alert them to the…

Film Review: Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars (2013) Director: Rick Rowley Writers: David Riker, Jeremy Scahill Starring: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi 87 mins DANIEL PALMER Jeremy Scahill was working as a correspondent in Iraq when he had an epiphany. Seeing how…

Can Religious Movements be Progressive?

Can Religious Movements Be Progressive

HARRY J. BENTHAM argues that Marxist ideology notwithstanding, religion has always been key to progressive social change. It is common for religion to be entirely placed in the reactionary camp when it comes to politics. This is despite the fact…

How Teddy Sleeps at Night

SANJOY BANERJEE The following is the eighth in our set of Ten Unscholarly Articles. It is a fictional and highly speculative account of contemporary corporate America. The editorship does not believe it is representative of real institutions or their culture.…

Many Different Voices

“…all writing is a campaign against cliché. Not just clichés of the pen but clichés of the mind and clichés of the heart. When I dispraise, I am usually quoting clichés. When I praise, I am usually quoting the opposed…