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  • As one of the most well-known intellectuals and documentary subjects in the world, Noam Chomsky needs no introduction, and he doesn't receive one in this chilling documentary. Instead, the film opens in silence as Chomsky stares back, his face...

  • For centuries, birds have served as messengers for humanity -- as carriers of important communications during both World Wars, as harbingers of death in coal mines. According to Su Rynard's provocative and beautiful documentary The...

  • The world of classical ballet changes slowly: Not until 2015 did the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) promote an African-American woman to principal dancer. Misty Copeland's story is rife with miseries familiar to most ballet professionals -- broken...

  • According to convicted art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi, the best artists are those who paint with the "richest colors." Whereas the art market, he says, merely favors whoever commands the highest selling price. Beltracchi is the focus of German...

  • 3 years ago

    “I hope they’re not scared off and think it’s like The Cove,” Jonathan Franzen says, referring to potential audiences for Emptying the Skies, Roger and Douglas Kass's new documentary based on his 2010 New Yorker essay about...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Jonathan Franzen writes most convincingly about love when writing about birds. In 2011, his love for them inspired a New Yorker essay that followed a band of activists called the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) to trapping sites around the...

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