Tag: Nonfiction

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Twenty-Seven years after the iconic film’s release, Cary Elwes looks back on his experiences filming The Princess Bride

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White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Robin DiAngelo’s 2018 book Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is what it says on the cover. DiAngelo is a white woman writing this book for a white audience. It talks about how white people are often anxious and reactive when talking about racism. Often,

Terrorism Close Calls (Docu-series) Episode 1

Terrorism is one of the scariest and most visible threats in modern society. The nature of terrorist attacks combined with the following media coverage somewhat distorts the frequency of the attacks. This series, available on Netflix, is not about attacks that have happened in the past, but ones that almost happened.

Killing Us Softly: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine

It’s not news that if you live in a country without universal health care, or you don’t have health insurance, it can get really expensive to stay healthy. This is especially true if you have some kind of chronic condition or you have a cap on the amount of coverage

Cover of "The Doomsday Machine"

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

First, Daniel Ellsberg showed the American people the Pentagon Papers, revealing a top-secret study into the Vietnam War. That’s not what The Doomsday Machine is about, however. This is about a terrifying and possibly world-ending tool of war. The nuclear bomb. Daniel Ellsberg decided to drop another bomb, for lack of a

Sour Grapes (2016 Documentary)

This is something I’m going to be experimenting with. I love watching documentaries, and I love talking about them. So, I’m going to try and talk about a documentary each week that I thought was interesting. They might be old, they might be new, they might be classic, they might

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