17 Nov 2016

Film Review: ‘National Bird’ Confronts Perils Of Becoming Drone Whistleblower

President Barack Obama’s administration institutionalized a drone program that involves a targeted assassination policy for individuals put on kill lists. It not only devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in countries, like Afghanistan, but it traumatizes the military officers, who are part of the system which makes

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06 Oct 2016

Video: Kevin Gosztola Performs At Laughing Liberally Chicago

The Laughing Liberally chapter in Chicago hosted their monthly event on October 5, and Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola performed a satirical piece, “An Unsolicited Guide To Protesting The Right Way.” A written version of this satire appeared on Shadowproof weeks ago, but it was revised and updated for this

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26 Aug 2016

We Can Dwell On Corruption, But Then Who Will Save The Children?

Mayor Wilbur O’Connell is an honorable and caring mayor of Brickleford, but in recent days, he has faced scandalous allegations of corruption that really should trouble residents. In the ten years that O’Connell has been the town’s mayor, he has used his status to encourage charity. Some of the most

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Still from "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night," film by Ana Lily Amirpour.
11 Aug 2016

Bringing The Horror Film Industry To The Middle East

In the wake of the Arab Spring, there has never been a better time for Middle Easterners to indulge in horror as an art form and means of social commentary.

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16 May 2015

Saturday Art: John Singleton Copley

Watson and the Shark, by Copley (Picture courtesy of Eric Wilcox at flickr.com.) Colonial America produced more industry than art, but even for this time Copley gained stature in English-speaking society for his depiction of the figures of his time, and of historically and physically true representation in artwork.  

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15 May 2015

Over Easy; Placeholder

As there isn’t an Over Easy yet, I’ll put this up just for folks to meet and share things here with. This from Halifax, Nova Scotia; ‘5. Marathon Twelve thousand people will run through the streets of Halifax this weekend, all wearing shirts glorifying the $48 NSF fee charged by

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09 May 2015

Art Saturday: Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

A staunch member and supporter of the French Academy,  Chardin has been called master of still life. Upon presentation of The Ray in 1728, he was admitted to the Acadèmie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. …Chardin’s work had little in common with the Rococo painting that dominated French art

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01 Dec 2014

FDL Movie Night: Silenced

2014 “SILENCED” TRAILER from James Spione on Vimeo. During President Barack Obama’s presidency, a record number of government employees have been prosecuted for leaking or blowing the whistle. Several of them have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law that was intended to be used against

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17 Nov 2014

FDL Movie Night: Citizen Autistic

Citizen Autistic is the followup to director William Davenport’s film Too Sane for This World, which documents the lives of 12 people living with either autism or Asperger’s syndrome. In Citizen Autistic, Davenport explores institutional challenges faced by people within the community when dealing with a world that thinks they

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03 Nov 2014

FDL Movie Night: Some Kind of Spark

It’s hard to know whether to feel tremendously uplifted or outrageously depressed after watching Some Kind of Spark, the documentary by Ben Niles following the lives of children who participate in Julliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP) for inner-city youth. It’s a reminder of how much the lives of children are enriched by a musical education — and sadly an implicit lament about how children are increasingly being robbed of such opportunities.

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