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Ripped From Tomorrow’s Headlines: Brian Wood, Comic Book Futurist


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Brian Wood is a best-selling comic book writer whose body of work expresses a political and social awareness that ranks with the best in speculative fiction.

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 READ MORE

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The Chilean Mad Men of ‘No’


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How did Gael García Bernal, an outspoken leftist who has played Che Guevara not once, but twice, end up starring in a film that would appear, on the surface at least, to be a celebration of 20th century free-market economics?

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Arts and Culture : Film Review

Enemies: A Love Story


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Hey Hollywood, we’ve got your next blockbuster. It’s heartwarming, politically relevant, uncontroversial and, best of all, based on a true story! 

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Stephen Elliott: The Art of the Overshare


“The Adderall Diaries” author isn’t one to hold back, as readers of his memoir—not to mention his tweets, blogs, “overly personal emails,” essays and online magazine, The Rumpus—know well. Here, he opens up about his literary projects, his hyperlocal politics and the role of narcissism in his work.

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Tragedy Repeats Itself

Waltz with Bashir
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With Gaza exploding in violence and the eyes of the world fixed once again on the Middle East, “Waltz With Bashir” may be the most important movie of the season. As an “animated documentary,” it’s also in a genre all its own.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008 READ MORE

Arts and Culture : Film Review

Get Milk


filminfocus.com

Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” is a movie to be thankful for. Go see it, tonight if you can, and in a crowded theater. Then open up some merlot and watch the documentary “The Times of Harvey Milk,” by Robert Epstein—because these two films belong together.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008 READ MORE

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It’s the Ecstasy, Stupid

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James Harris

Oakland’s skyrocketing murder rate has experts scratching their heads, but cultural critic Sheerly Avni suggests that one answer lies in plain sight.  Just ask the kids who are likeliest to kill and be killed, and you will learn that a major villain is the “hug drug.”

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE

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Sheerly Avni
Sheerly Avni
Zuade Kaufman / Truthdig

Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco based film and culture writer. A former editor of Salon.com,  her work also has appeared in The Chicago Sun-Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Toronto Star, San Francisco Magazine, AlterNet, and of course, Truthdig.  Her book about Northern California film directors, “Cinema by the Bay,” was published in 2006.

She was also a workshop facilitator and editor at The Beat Within, a weekly publication by and for incarcerated youth, for fifteen years. Sheerly is now working as a script consultant for the Netflix series “Ingobernable”.

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