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Written, produced and directed by Billy Wilder, ‘Ace In The Hole’ was initially screened in theaters under the name ‘The Big Carnival’. Kirk Douglas stars as Chuck Tatum a washed up journalist who finds himself in rural Albuquerque after being fired from several newspapers. 805 more words


Watching Nightcrawler: A wake-up call on media morality

Films are a luxury these days, compared to the old times when they were a commodity. Writing a film review is easy now than it has ever been, as we cherish things that have become a rarity, and moreover, if I tried to write a film review when I watched more than one film a day, there wouldn’t have been enough hours in a day. 1,640 more words

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What One Woman's Concern for America Created: You CAN Make a Difference

Teresa Shook is a 54-year-old woman who lives in Hawaii. Ms. Shook was not especially political. After the election results were confirmed, something inside her changed. 655 more words

news reduced to being elitist, splendid; rationality at stake

the stories of a woman professional abducted from delhi-ncr, a young it professional murdered in office premises of an it major in pune, a rejig in india’s eminent conglomerate’s top management, add to this, shallow analysis of events and shortsighted speculations about future, are all that we are served with by print and electronic media, barring some meaningful news. 243 more words


Writing and the "T" word

A week into our new presidency and I’m inundated by writing about our new president–on Facebook, on blogs, in poems, in short prose pieces–in other words, just what our new president wants:  attention. 214 more words


My fellow Americans, let's engage our baloney filters

The sociopolitical air is thick with alarmism. The media has gone into full Chicken Little mode, and our news feeds entice with bite-sized blurbs that are supposed to encapsulate entire ideologies. 305 more words


Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration. 349 more words