The Best Films of Martin Scorsese

Ben Friedman

That was my first encounter with Martin Scorsese, a director who shaped my teenage and early adult years. Possibly the greatest American filmmaker, Scorsese is incapable of making uninteresting films, thus defining his 10 best films would be a fool’s task. In curating these titles, it's less a question of greatness, but rather selecting the titles that I believe surmise Scorsese, the artist and person.

Burkhard Bilger’s Discovery of a War Criminal in the Family in ‘Fatherland’

Lee Polevoi

Soon after the liberation of France, Karl Gönner (called “Karl” throughout the book) was charged with ordering the execution of a villager aligned with the Resistance. A series of investigations followed, leading—many years later—to Karl’s official exoneration (though even that label was later rescinded by a German investigative committee.

Who Is Legally Eligible to Defend the Voting Rights Act?

Anthony Michael Kreis

It is important that groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, can go to court and litigate voting rights questions. Part of the reason is that the Department of Justice is a government office with limited resources and a finite capacity to assess all of the different jurisdictions where voting takes place.

Artist Graham Moore Draws Inspiration From Mid-Century Modern, Vintage Styles

The Editors

The clean, simple lines of mid-century modern design and the cool sounds of West Coast jazz and Bossa Nova Blue Note minimalist record cover artworks of the 1950s – 60s. The Abstract Classicists with their hard-edge painting style using bold lines, organic shapes, and textures. Vintage fashion and photography and classic cars. Pop Art, Constructivism and Suprematism. These are just a few ideas and movements that inspire Graham Moore’s collages.

‘Down in Dallas Town’ Explores JFK’s Tragic Death and Its Aftermath 60 Years Later

Ben Friedman

Govenar's film explores public memory in Dallas six decades after Kennedy's assassination. Filmed almost entirely in Dallas, it delves into the aftermath of the assassination and its enduring influence on contemporary American issues, including conspiracy theories, gun violence, homelessness, and drugs—all of which can be traced back to that original tragedy of November 22, 1963.

‘The Holdovers’ Ushers in a New Holiday Classic

Ulises Duenas

If you can find this in theaters, watch it; if you see it on Blu-ray, buy it; and if it shows on a streaming service, then grab a drink and get ready for a top-tier classic. The Holdovers has what it takes to be a timeless film that will be replayed every holiday season for years to come.

Deirdre Gartner Takes on Her Beloved New York City in New Book

Barbara Noe Kennedy

Special features highlight various aspects of New York, including coffeeshops, independent bookstores, and East Village shops. There are also fun facts sprinkled throughout—did you know you’ll find a handwritten poem by Emily Dickenson and George Washington’s recipe for beer at the New York Public Library?

Extreme Weather Ahead: Your El Nino Travel Survival Guide

Christopher Elliot

There's only one way to avoid extreme winter weather and still travel -- and that is to select your destination carefully to steer clear of the worst of it. Head south to avoid severe blizzards. Or travel to Asia or Europe to escape the worst effects of this climate pattern.

Great Power, Great Diversity Across the Spider-Verse

Garrett Hartman

I think Peter B.’s muted presence in the film is one reason fans are so receptive to these new Spider-People. The film pays homage to the history of the character but also directs us to pay attention to the new cast. It comes across as a film that is specifically tailored for everyone. It emphasizes Spider-Man as a symbol of hope.

Eco-Friendly and Ethical: The Rise of Sustainable Fashion

Angelo Franco

Sustainable fashion is more than just a buzzword—it's a movement and a necessary one at that. It challenges our consumption habits, pushes for industry reform, and emphasizes the interconnectivity of our actions. Every shirt bought, every brand supported, sends a ripple effect through a vast web of environmental and social contexts.

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