The Local View ? Neighbourhood Cinemas and Alternative Film Projects

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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 28 September, 2010

Must we be modern? Alain Finkielkraut asks in Sinn und Form. The Boston Review watches blood fill the heads of Sonya and Leo Tolstoy. In Prospect, the children of immigrant families throw multiculturalism into the bin. Polityka discovers how the author Slawomir Mrozek wrestled with his Polishness and those wet Polish hens. MicroMega celebrates the democratic astuteness of Mario martone's film "Noi credevamo". Eurozine reads the correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Leni Yahil. The New York Times finds out why a cat sat on Kafka's unpublished legacy is as good as burning.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 21 September, 2010

Merkur stands on the battlefield in front of the kindergarten and thinks about liberty. Mao was personally responsible for the Great Hunger, John Gray learns in the New Statesman from historian Frank Dikötter. In Polityka, Adam Krzeminski sounds the death toll for the humanities. Prospect reluctantly submits to the 200-strong cast of You Me Bum Bum Train - alone. In Eurozine, the legal historian Mikhail Xifaras describes Richard Stallman's copyleft movement. The Boston Globe tracks down lost writers' libraries.
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Fear of ourselves

Tuesday 21 September, 2010

The French president Nikolas Sarkozy has embarked on a programme to deport the Roma. The problem, though, is not the Roma but those who think the Roma are a problem. We need an intellectual revolution - for the recognition of a nomadic tradition that is hundreds of years old. Freedom of movement is a European right! By Andre Glucksmann.
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 14 September, 2010

The NYRB remembers the centuries of Catholic resistance to integration into U.S. culture. Arundhati Roy discusses revolutionary strategies in Outlook India. Al Ahram is thrilled by a Ramadam production of Jean Genet's 'Deathwatch" in Egypt. In Rue89, Noam Chomsky defends Vincent Reynouard's right to deny the Holocaust. Le Monde has little appetite for Halal burgers. In the New Humanist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Kenan Malik battle it out over the burqa ban. The Independent prints a week's worth of articles on so-called honour killings.
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Finance senator to fire starter

Thursday 9 September, 2010

TeaserPicReviled as a racist by some, celebrated as a defender of the west by others, Thilo Sarrazin has written a book on the slow death by immigration of the German republic. He must be thrilled that "Germany is doing away with itself" is flying off the shelves; less so that it has been almost uniformly slated by press and politicians alike. For this though, the former SPD finance senator and Bundesbank board member only has himself to blame. By Joachim Güntner
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Magazine Roundup

Tuesday 7 September, 2010

Even in the golden age of modernism, Tom McCarthy reminds upcoming authors in the Guardian, writers didn't have it easy. In Le Monde, Andre Glucksmann rails against the deportation of the Roma in France. Das Magazin explains how to pull a collapsing small town back onto its feet. In Elet es Irodalom, Laszlo Földenyi delights in being sucked into paintings by Uri Asaf. Nine writers look into the hollow eye sockets of the future in NZZ Folio. Vanity Fair delves into the horrors of the Greek economy.
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