The writer (Aaron Sorkin), director (David Fincher), and actors (Jesse Eisenberg & Justin Timberlake) of The Social Network on dramatizing the real story of a 20 year old into “the Citizen Kane of John Hughes movies.”
Saturday, September 18
Friday, September 17
Russian serial killer Alexander Pichushkin was so prolific that even he doesn’t know how many he killed.
Throughout the ’50s and ’60s, media outlets including the New York Times and CBS News provided the CIA with information and cover for agents. Then everyone decided to pretend it had never happened.
India’s greatest terror threat may not be militants slipping across the Pakistani border, but rather the homegrown Maoist rebels who control the villages of the interior.
Thursday, September 16
A writer struggles to understand, among other things, why humans do more for whooping cranes than for themselves.
A writer struggles to defend his arbor vitae trees from a pack of hungry deer—“an episode of great vexation and buffoonery.”
A Wikipedia-style dissection of the case that inspired The Fugitive. The accused, Dr. Sam Sheppard, claimed to have struggled with an intruder before being knocked out and dumped on a beach, his wife’s left corpse in their house.
The sordid, petty world of “gossip item” sources for the New York Post and The Daily News, and what happens when they go bad.
A trip to the Russian baths helps author start to see the good in his terrible eyesight.
Wednesday, September 15
A new strain of educational thought (and practice) involves embracing the technology of the moment - which means bringing video games into the classroom.
Movies about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed to connect with viewers, but video games on the topic have broken sales records.