The Former US Military Top-Brass Working for Companies Profiting from Drone Warfare
There's a revolving door between the US army and the companies paid multi-million dollar contracts to support drone warfare.
Why Won't Obama Let More Drug Offenders Out of Jail Early?
Since the Eisenhower years, presidents have tended to relegate granting clemency to the holiday season, treating pardons like gifts. Unless something changes soon, President Obama will go down as one of the shittiest Santas in history.
The Fiction Issue 2014
Vladimir Nabokov’s Unpublished ‘Lolita’ Screenplay Notes
Stanley Kubrick bought the film rights to <i>Lolita</i> for $150,000 after its American debut, despite the considerable challenge of making a movie that would satisfy the censors. In 1959, Kubrick tried to entice the great Russian-American novelist to...
A Newsreel from Fifty Years Ago This Month: We Liked Ike, Blew Up Atomic Bombs, Carved Vegetable Sculptures
In this patriotic newsreel designed for students and other good citizens of 1952, America learns important news about Hawaii (which was about to become a state!) and hears a report on a high-tech camera capable of capturing a missile in slow-motion...