Day: December 25, 2012

His Birmingham Moment?

It took a traumatic turn of events in Alabama to show John F. Kennedy that he had to confront the issue of civil rights. The Newtown massacre may be a precipitating event for Barack Obama. Barack Obama’s pitch-perfect public statements on the Sandy Hook shootings summed up the […]

18 Films to Look Forward to in 2013

Looking back on the year in cinema, 2012 was a good year for franchises and for heroines—and anespecially good year for Spandex. Thanks to high-gloss superhero flicks like Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, and Marc Webb’s Marvel reboot The Amazing Spider-Man—the top three earners of the year—the stretchy stuff […]