Un-American ActivitiesJohn Ford’s Westerns, Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, Woody Allen’s Upper East Side: American movies used to be set in America. Not anymore.
In Praise of the Golden GlobesThey’re more fun than the Oscars, and they pick better winners, too.
“Woman: The Other Alien in Alien”Why are academics so obsessed with Ridley Scott’s movie and its sequels? Plus: An Alien bibliography.
The Return of Silent CinemaThe Artist isn’t the only movie harkening back to the time before talkies.
Inside Higher Ed
Criticism Unwelcome The United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?
The XX Factor
Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
“I’d Rather Not Rewrite All the HTTP Stuff Myself” Fascinating early posts from the founders of eBay, Amazon, Google, and others.