Monthly Archives: February 2013

Barry’s Blog # 50: The End of the World

In December of 2012 the media was awash with speculations about the approaching solstice and the meaning of the Mayan prophecies. Countless people planned to celebrate the arrival of a new age. Tens of thousands travelled to the temples in … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 49: Zero Dark Thirty is a CIA Recruitment Film

Do theaters tailor their previews of upcoming films to certain audiences? As I wrote in my last blog, prior to viewing Zero Dark Thirty, I had to sit through six such previews, every one of them an action thriller; a … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 48: The Banality of Evil

I gave them a good boy, and they sent me back a murderer. – Mother of an American soldier who had participated in the My Lai massacre February 2nd 2013. In the six weeks since the Sandy Hook tragedy, 1,478 … Continue reading

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