Monthly Archives: February 2012

The News From Iran (Smuggled Out in a Cake)

The great Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi is subject to arrest at any time, according to the Islamic Republic’s laws,  to begin serving his six-year sentence for “fomenting anti-government propaganda” through his work.  His sui generis masterwork, “This Is Not a Film,” … Continue reading

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The Theater with No Name

The Kodak Theater, the Oscars’ (custom-built) home for the last decade, is now nameless. Although Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January, the judge’s decision releasing the company from the $3.6 million annual naming fee came just last week. It … Continue reading

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The Art of the Matter

Around the time the Village Voice, as we had long known it was ceasing to exist,*  I was assigned to shoot what would be my final feature for the paper.  The piece, “Tuesdays With Judy,” written by one of the … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows Successfully Defend Loving Couples

In San Francisco today a three-judge panel of The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled what was, duh, obvious: Proposition 8 violates equal protection under the law and therefore is unconstitutional. “Although the Constitution permits communities to … Continue reading

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