“Weiner:” An Overlooked Gem

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief I’m trying to go light this week because I’ve been churning out all these multi-thousand-word screeds against Donald Trump that are, frankly, exhausting.  And paying too much attention to his actions is starting to make me feel like Martin Sheen at the beginning of Apocalypse Now: bloodied, in despair, caged, and, every […]

What “The Salesman” Won and What America Could Have Lost

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-editor This week Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman won Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, making this the second Oscars victory for the Iranian filmmaker. Though Farhadi didn’t attend the ceremony, an Iranian-American woman graciously accepted the award in his place while also reminding viewers of Iran’s recent experience with […]