Dragons in their lairs: what Yanukovych’s golden paperweights say about Ukraine
Following recent bloodshed, the ouster of President Yanukovych, and new elections set for May, Ukraine is at a crossroads. It will probably remain there for some time, inspiring many overwrought think-pieces from journalists, including yours truly.
Gays Not Welcome: America’s New Wave of “Religious Freedom” Laws
It’s safe to assume that business owners aren’t going to be terribly concerned about mixed fibers, people who eat shellfish, or those who work on the Sabbath. The real issue, of course, is same-gender couples with the audacity to expect access to public accommodations.
Disco and Atomic War: How Dallas and Knight Rider led to the fall of the Iron Curtain
In “Disco and Atomic War” Estonian filmmaker Jaak Kilmi approaches what is a pretty dry, well-tread political topic – the power of media to not only prop up totalitarian regimes but to take them down – with lighthearted whimsy.