Has 9-11 and its aftermath caused New Yorkers to question their image of themselves or their identity as the quintessential American city? Laura Miller, the NYC editorial director of Salon.com, and John Seabrook, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, reflect on the troubling emotional and ideological chasm caused by the events of 9-11.
Guest host John Rabe together with critics Peter Rainer of the New York Magazine and Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Vanilla Sky, No Man's Land, The Royal Tenenbaums, Iris, Piñero, Behind the Sun, The Devil's Backbone, Lantana, and Final.
State Democrats passed a bill that would change recall election rules, angering Republican lawmakers and many political observers in the state - we dive into the implications. We also discuss the latest on the GOP's replacement of Obamacare; new prototypes for a border wall with Mexico; the use of video games in combat training; and more with guest host Libby Denkmann.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned after the company's repeated fall outs, including discriminatory work culture toward women and questionable business practices - we want to hear from Uber drivers in LA what you think of his resignation? We also discuss the latest on House Intelligence hearings; veterans who face deportation; and more with guest host Libby Denkmann.
The race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District seat between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is the most expensive House race in U.S. history - and drawing big celebrities. We also look at a new SCOTUS case from Wisconsin to decide on partisan gerrymandering; following the heat over "Julius Caesar," when does political commentary in art go too far?; and more with guest host Libby Denkmann.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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