Sunday, March 18, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - March 18, 2018

Benton, Michael. Recommended Films of 2011 Letterboxd (Ongoing Archive)

Biggs, Joanna. "In Praise of Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come." Another Gaze (March 16, 2018)

Bursztynski, Maurice, et al.  "Love and Mercy." See Hear #25 (February 21, 2016) ["Bill Pohlad’s 2015 biopic of Brian Wilson, Love And Mercy. For the first part of the show, Frank Santopadre of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast and writer Tish Grier join the See Hear crew to discuss the Murry Wilson School of parenting, mental health issues, the Wrecking Crew, Beach Boys albums that are not Pet Sounds or Smile, and the contributions to the Beach Boys sounds by members that were not Brian Wilson. The second part of the show is devoted to a discussion on the merits of the film. Given the many flaws usually inherent in a biopic (and we name-check a few), how does Love And Mercy compare?"]

The History of Rome [Mike Duncan's "weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire."]

"History of the Paris Commune." Marxists Internet Archive (Archive)

Hynes, Eric. "All Things Reconsidered: Revisited and reshaped, old footage fuels new reflections in two Sundance documentaries." Film Comment (March/April 2018)

"Jacques Tati." Director's Club #124 (February 27, 2017)

Jilanu, Zaid. "The Hilarious, Terrifying, British Death of Stalin Shows How American Comedy's Gone Wrong." The Intercept (March 17, 2018)

Jones, Kent. "Labor of Love: Dan Talbot followed his passion for cinema against the tide of a changing industry." Film Comment (March/April 2018)

Lane, Anthony. "The Death of Stalin Dares to Make Evil Funny." The New Yorker (March 19, 2018) ["In Armando Iannucci’s outrageous comedy about the dead tyrant’s underlings, every gag is girded with fear."]

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - March 17, 2018

This day, for me, has never been about St. Patrick's Day, instead it has always been a day of Grace for me. Today is the birthday of my beloved grandmother Grace - she would have been 101 years old today. I wish I could talk to her about all the things I have experienced and learned since she left this world. From the earliest age she treated me intellectually like an adult and she was a huge influence on my critical thinking. She was very religious when I knew her (supposedly she was quite wild when she was younger;), but in the process of getting me to read the bible (7 times, annually, front-to-back) she insisted that I write in the margins with different colors each read-through, commenting, reflecting and questioning on what was written. Each time we would read together she would ask me "what do you think about that" and she never avoided my pointed questions about the unethical aspects of the religion and/or the inconsistencies I noticed (I was particularly upset about the justification of murder, genocide, racism, misogyny, homophobia, elitism, etc... as well as, the problematic language across certain editions that I noticed because I was encouraged to use biblical dictionaries and concordances ). Unfortunately she was a Southern Baptist (a branch which didn't allow women to be religious leaders), because she was much more honest and impressive than the patriarchal preachers who evaded my questioning/critiques of biblical 'wisdom' (and eventually led to my disillusionment and departure). So on this day I will raise a toast to my Grandmother Grace who continues to live on inside my heart and mind.

Brooks, Xan. "Joaquin Phoenix: ‘There was a period when I wanted out. I wanted my life back.’" The Guardian (March 8, 2018) ["The actor is back with another no-holds-barred performance in his new movie, You Were Never Really Here. He talks about his unorthodox childhood, playing Jesus – and the toll Hollywood’s ‘rampant’ abuse culture takes on everybody."]

Bursztynski, Maurice, Tim Merrill and Bernard Stickwell. "Ishtar." See Hear #24 (January 17, 2016)  ["1987’s Ishtar starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty as Chuck Clarke and Lyle Rogers, two awful songwriters and lounge singers who get sent to play gigs at a hotel in Ishtar, but get caught up in American / Middle Eastern politics. Strangely familiar? The film was a financial failure with rumours of creative conflict between the director, comedian Elaine May (of the brilliant May and Nichols duo) and Beatty & Hoffman. It has long been derided by the critics and many others as one of the worst films ever made. With bravery and fortitude, the See Hear Crew went in to find out if the film was as bad as reports had made it out. We are pleased to report that there was disagreement among the crew as to the film’s merits – conflict makes a film more interesting, and so it does for members of a podcast. Forget Siskel and Ebert or Stratton and Pomeranz. We give you the infamous Ishtar Disagreement of Merrill, Stickwell and Bursztynski."]

Carver, Ron, Paul Cox and Susan Schnall. "The GI Resistance Continues: Vietnam Vets Return to My Lai, Where U.S. Slaughtered 500 Civilians." Democracy Now (March 16, 2018) ["As a group of Vietnam War veterans and peace activists travel back to Vietnam to mark the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre, Amy Goodman and Juan González speak with three members of the delegation: Vietnam veteran Paul Cox, who later co-founded the Veterans for Peace chapter in San Francisco; Susan Schnall, former Navy nurse who was court-martialed for opposing the Vietnam War; and longtime activist Ron Carver, who has organized an exhibit honoring the GI antiwar movement at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City."]

Goodman, Amy. " 50 Years After My Lai Massacre in Vietnam, Revisiting the Slaughter the U.S. Military Tried to Hide." Democracy Now (March 16, 2018) ["Fifty years ago, on March 16, 1968, U.S. soldiers attacked the Vietnamese village of My Lai. Even though the soldiers met no resistance, they slaughtered more than 500 Vietnamese women, children and old men over the next four hours, in what became known as the My Lai massacre. After the massacre, the U.S. military attempted to cover up what happened. But in 1969 a young reporter named Seymour Hersh would reveal a 26-year-old soldier named William Calley was being investigated for killing 109 Vietnamese civilians. Today, memorials have been held in My Lai to mark the 50th anniversary of this horrific attack."]

Gross, Allie. "Charterize, Privatize, Christianize: The DeVos-Backed Policies That 'Gutted' Michigan Public Schools." Democracy Now (March 13, 2018) ["Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing new criticism after she struggled in a recent “60 Minutes” interview to explain why schools in her home state of Michigan are faring poorly under the policies she has championed. DeVos is a billionaire Republican activist and the sister of Blackwater founder Erik Prince. She once served as chair of the American Federation for Children in Michigan, where she promoted school choice and worked to expand the state’s use of private charter schools. Many educators say the results of DeVos’s policies in Michigan have been disastrous. For more, we speak with Allie Gross, a reporter with the Detroit Free Press. She covered education in Michigan as a freelance reporter and was a Teach for America teacher in a Detroit charter school."]

James, Andrew, et al. "Danny Boyle." The Director's Club #123 (January 2017)

Kaufman, Sophie Monks. "Joaquin Phoenix: ‘I always look to work with people that push me.'" Little White Lies (March 7, 2018)

Massa, Will. "Into the Stunning Visual World of Lynne Ramsey." BFI (March 7, 2018) ["Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here is a potent thriller that further develops the director’s preoccupations with guilt, loss of innocence and memory. We follow the breadcrumb trail back to the start of her career and explore the origins of this year’s most intriguing character study."]

Taubin, Amy. "Always on the Verge: Diversity and representation aren’t just buzzwords at Sundance—they’ve long been a way of life." Film Comment (March/April 2018)

---. "Mother Earth." Film Comment (March/April 2018) ["An unclassifiable, unflinching eco-mystery, Agnieszka Holland’s Spoor shows off the pioneering Pole’s stylistic verve—and nerves of steel"]

Friday, March 16, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - March 16, 2018

Bursztynski, Maurice, Tim Merrill and Bernard Stickwell. "Space is the Place." See Hear #22 (November 20, 2015) ["How does music affect you? Are you one of those people who says that great music can transport you to another place? Jazz musician Sun Ra felt the same thing, but he meant it a little more literally than most. In this episode of the podcast, Tim, Bernie and Maurice discuss important issues such as isotope teleportation, transmolecuralisation, and teleporting people from Earth to Saturn via music. Well….they actually discuss the film released in 1974 written by and starring Sun Ra called “Space Is The Place”. Ra was certainly out there with his beliefs that he was born on Saturn and descended from the Egyptian sun god, Ra. On the other hand, he was extremely articulate, very well read and philosophically rational Oh….and he was a true jazz pioneer. The film is a mix of the power of music, blaxploitation and science fiction as Sun Ra battles the evil Overseer for the right to transport the Afro-American community from Earth to another planet when he determines the earth is doomed. He will do this via the power of music. Sounds crazy? Yep…..and yet, nope. The See Hear trio see all sorts of film, literature and music precedents for this film, and also point out who took on Sun Ra’s legacy. We hope you find it a thought provoking discussion. So, if you find earth boring, just the same old same thing, come on jump on board the good space ship See Hear for a trip to the outer recesses of the mind and the universe."]

Girish, Devika. "Out of This World." Film Comment (March/April 2018) ["Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther envisions an alternate future for a troubled genre and a troubling reality, pointing the way toward more political, playful science fiction"]

Hudson, David. "Cannes 2017: Lynne Ramsey's You Were Never Really Here." The Current (May 27, 2017)

Hudson, David. "Sundance 2018: Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You." The Current (January 24, 2018)

Joseph, Harry, Anne Rolfes and Pamela Spees. "Critics of Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana Decry State & Company Surveillance of Protesters." Democracy Now (March 13, 2018) ["In Louisiana, newly disclosed documents reveal a state intelligence agency regularly spied on activists opposing construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline, which would carry nearly a half-million barrels of oil per day across Louisiana’s wetlands. The documents show the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness regularly drafted intelligence memos on anti-pipeline activists, including a gathering of indigenous-led water protectors who’ve set up a protest encampment along the pipeline’s route. Other newly revealed documents show close coordination between Louisiana regulators and the company building the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners. This comes just one week after a U.S. district judge in Baton Rouge ordered a temporary injunction against construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline in order to “prevent further irreparable harm” to the region’s delicate ecosystems, while court challenges proceed. For more, we speak with Pastor Harry Joseph of the Mount Triumph Baptist Church. We also speak with Pamela Spees of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Anne Rolfes, founding director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade."]

Romney, Jonathan. "Interview with Lynne Ramsey." Film Comment (March 5, 2018)

Stone, Oliver. "Movies, Politics and History." Conversations with History (April 21, 2016) ["Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes filmmaker Oliver Stone for a discussion of the trajectory of his career as director, screenwriter, and producer. Stone traces formative experiences, talks about different aspects of the filmmaking process including working with actors, writing screenplays, directing and post production. He focuses on the themes that have drawn him, the distinction of being a dramatist who works with historical materials, and his recent works including Alexander and the 10 part documentary on The Untold History of the United States."]

Telaroli, Gina. "You Were Never Really Here." Film Comment (March/April 2018)

Williams, Tom. "Morvern Callar and the search for something beautiful." Little White Lies (March 8, 2018)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - March 13, 2018

Aronoff, Kate. "The Young Karl Marx: A Film Whose Time Has Come." The Intercept (March 13, 2018)

Bursztynski, Maurice, Tim Merrill and Bernard Stickwell.  "All Night Long and Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways." See Hear #20 (September 20, 2015) ["First up, we discuss Cameron Towler’s request of a film from 1962. “All Night Long” is director Basil Dearden’s take on Shakespeare’s “Othello” as transplanted to (then)modern day England. All appears to be well as Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane celebrate their first wedding anniversary with their jazz musician friends. He’s a pianist and bandleader and she’s a retired singer. Evil drummer (I didn’t know there was such a thing) Johnny Cousin plots to put a wedge between them to secure Delia for his new band. Featuring music performed by the likes of John Dankworth, Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck, this film takes a creative spin on the bard’s tragedy. Next, we discuss Brie Edwards’ request of 2004’s documentary “Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways”. The history of rock is littered with bands who have been dealt with poorly by management and labels. What makes The Runaways’ tale even sadder is they were all teenagers in the care of Kim Fowley, a sleazy manager who, admittedly got them success, but at a great cost emotionally. The documentary is directed by their second bassist Vicky Tischler-Blue. We discuss her approach to the actual making of the film, as well as the events themselves."]

Bursztynski, Maurice, et al. "All That Jazz." See Hear #19 (July 20, 2015)
["Bob Fosse’s incredible autobiographical 1979 film, All That Jazz. The film features Roy Scheider in a career best performance (go on – argue against that notion if you can) as Fosse’s proxy, Joe Gideon. Joe is a Broadway director and choreographer, and a film director. He is all consumingly devoted to his art, but is a poor husband, father, and companion. He’s not a great male figure, yet he’s not shown as a shallow character without dimension. We have a fascinating conversation about devotion to art over devotion to domesticity, manipulation, how the entertainment business spits out its own, death, the truth, and the Mile High Club."]

Liu, Rebecca. "Of River Gods and Women: Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water." Another Gaze (February 23, 2018)

Miéville, China. "‘One thinge that ouerthroweth all that were graunted before’: On Being Presidential." Salvage (January 30, 2018)

Peck, Raoul. "Part 1: The Young Karl Marx Director Raoul Peck Responds to NRA Chief Calling Gun Control Activists Communists." Democracy Now (February 23, 2018) ["World-famous filmmaker Raoul Peck is releasing a film today in Los Angeles and New York on the life and times of Karl Marx. It’s called “The Young Karl Marx.” The film’s release comes as the head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, broke his silence after last week’s Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, attacking gun control advocates as communists in an address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. We speak with acclaimed Haitian filmmaker and political activist Raoul Peck about his new film and the role of Marxism in organizing for gun reform."]

---. "Part 2: Filmmaker Raoul Peck on The Young Karl Marx, James Baldwin, U.S. Interventions Abroad & More." Democracy Now (February 27, 2018) ["Extended discussion with world-famous filmmaker Raoul Peck about his new film, “The Young Karl Marx,” his Oscar-nominated film about James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro,” and much more."]

Zollman, Florian. "Fake News by Design." Monthly Review (March 7, 2018) ["Mainstream news media reporting and the manufacture of bloodbaths in Libya and Syria"]

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia on Podcasts/Radio

Benton, Michael and Patrick McNeese. "Media/Cinema/Writing." Voicebox (January 2017)

Benton, Michael, Maurice Bursztynski, Tim Merrill and Bernard Stickwell. "Desperate Man Blues and Vinyl." See Hear #49 (February 20, 2018)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - March 8, 2018

As a child I was imprinted upon by the grace and power of two beautiful, strong, independent women - my Mom Yvonne and my grandmother Grace. In celebration of these two important women in my life I want to wish all the women in my life and throughout the world a Happy International Women's Day.

Bachner, Michael. "In new film, Jewish director challenges Israeli version of 1976 Entebbe rescue." The Times of Israel (February 20, 2018)

Benton, Michael, et al. "Desperate Man Blues and Vinyl." See Hear (February 20, 2018) ["There are two sides to every story. We at See Hear HQ decide to look at both sides of the contentious question as to whether record collectors (and by extension, collectors of any physical item) are archivists or hoarders. Tim, Bernard and Maurice are joined by Professor Michael Benton from Bluegrass Community College in Lexington, Kentucky for episode 49 of See Hear to talk about two films that explore record collection from two very different angles. Australian film maker Edward Gillan’s documentary from 2003, “Desperate Man Blues” is a snapshot of the record collecting activities of Joe Bussard from Maryland. Bussard has been collecting old country, blues and jazz 78s from the 1920s through to the 1950s. At the time of filming, he had anything from 15000 to 20000 records. His knowledge of what we currently call Americana is unsurpassed. He has a genuine joy in listening to and sharing the music he has spent a lifetime collecting. On the other side of the coin, Toronto documentarian Alan Zweig’s first feature length film, Vinyl puts himself and many other record collectors under the spotlight to ask what prompts them to “accumulate” records. Zweig’s contention is that the music takes a backseat to the gathering of records – all for the sake of the hunt. He tells many of his interview subjects that they (including himself) cannot form meaningful relationships with others, and so record collecting manifests itself as a substitute for human interaction. Far from flattering. Is this film just cheap therapy for Zweig or is he just playing devil’s advocate to get discussion going? The crew discuss the different approach taken to the subject matter between the films, as well as how close to home these films (Vinyl in particular) may have hit. You may collect DVDs, model aeroplanes, matchboxes…….the ideals of historical preservation vs accumulation for its own sake still hold. Should we judge?"]

"Children of Men: Alfonso Cuarón’s Bleak but Genius Vision of the Past, Present and the Future." Cinephilia & Beyond (ND)

Gettys, Travis. "Colorado Voters May Have the Chance to Legalize Psychedelic Mushrooms." Raw Story (March 8, 2018)

Hudson, David. "Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time." The Current (March 7, 2018)

McGill, Hannah. "Girl friends on film: the rare case of lifelike female friendships on the big screen." Sight & Sound (March 5, 2018)

McKibben, Sophie and Anjali Tsui. "Child Marriage in America." The Frontline Dispatch #1 (September 14, 2017) ["In the summer after 9th grade, 14-year-old Heather discovered she was pregnant. Her boyfriend Aaron was 24. At the time, marriage seemed like it could be a solution to their problems — and maybe a way to keep Aaron out of jail. ... reporter Anjali Tsui, an Abrams Journalism Fellow through the Frontline/Columbia Journalism School fellowship program, and producer Sophie McKibben go inside a battle playing out over child marriage in America."]

Bande annonce de la nuit Russ Meyer from La Cinémathèque française on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - March 6, 2018

Boone, Alastair. "What Airbnb Did to New York City." City Lab (March 5, 2018)

Caught in the Net: The Early Internet in the Paranoid Imagination." Harvard Film Archive (March 2018)

Di Rosso, Jason. "Nocturama." The Final Cut (September 22, 2017)

Di Rosso, Jason, et al. "Cinema Under the Digital Influence." The Final Cut (September 30, 2017)

Drugs Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Ehrenreich, Barbara. "Body Work: The Curiously Self-Punishing Rites of Fitness Culture." The Baffler #38 ["An excerpt from the book Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer © 2018 by Barbara Ehrenreich, forthcoming from Twelve on April 10, 2018."]

Laverty, Lord Christopher. "Dual Analysis: The Big Lebowski." Clothes on Film (June 1, 2010)

Loofbourow, Lili. "The Male Glance: How We Fail to Take Women's Stories Seriously." The Guardian (March 6, 2018) ["Male art is epic, universal, and profoundly meaningful. Women’s creations are domestic, emotional and trivial. How did we learn to misread stories so badly?"]

Scott, James C. Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play. Princeton University Press, 2012.

Drugs (Ongoing Archive)

Berg, Jeff. "The Logic of Drug Legalization." Counterpunch (November 15, 2017)

Bigger Stronger Faster (USA: Christopher Bell, 2008)

Boullosa, Carmen. "A Report From Hell." Words Without Borders (March 2012)

Business Behind Getting High (Canada: Brett Harvey, 2007)

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs (The collected interviews in audio form from Johann Hari's important book posted online, for each chapter)

Cole, Jack and Ethan Nadelmann. "The Mission to End Prohibition." Making Contact ((November 4, 2009)

Conroy, Bill. "More Fast and Furious / Did Cele Call it?" The Expert Witness Radio Show (December 14, 2011)

"Could Psychedelics Save Your Life?" To the Best of Our Knowledge (March 5, 2017) ["Back in the sixties, LSD was all the rage — not just in the counterculture but also in psychiatric clinics. Then psychedelics were outlawed and decades of research vanished. Now, psychedelic science is back — and the early results are extraordinary. A single dose of psilocybin can help people with addictions, PTSD and end-of-life anxiety. We’ll examine this revolution in medicine, and explore the connections between psychedelics and mystical experience."]

Critical Art Ensemble. BioCom. (Online art installation: 1997/1998)

Friedersdorf, Conor. "Rick Perry Wants to Send the Military into Mexico to Fight Drugs." The Atlantic (October 3, 2011)

Hari, Johann. "Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong." Democracy Now (February 4, 2015)  ["As President Obama seeks $27.6 billion for federal drug control programs in his new budget, we talk to British journalist Johann Hari about the century-old failed drug war and how much of what we know about addiction is wrong. Over the past four years Hari has traveled to the United States, Mexico, Canada, Uruguay and Portugal to research his new book, “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War of Drugs.” His findings may surprise you — from the U.S. government’s persecution of Billie Holiday, to Vancouver’s success in addressing its heroin epidemic, to Portugal’s experiment with full decriminalization of all drugs."  Part 2 of the Interview]

Hart, Carl. "'Drugs Aren't the Problem': Neuroscientist Carl Hart on Brain Science & Myths About Addiction." Democracy Now (January 6, 2014) ["As we continue our conversation on the nationwide shift toward liberalizing drug laws, we are joined by the groundbreaking neuropsychopharmacologist Dr. Carl Hart. He is the first tenured African-American professor in the sciences at Columbia University, where he is an associate professor in the psychology and psychiatry departments. He is also a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse and a research scientist in the Division of Substance Abuse at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. However, long before he entered the hallowed halls of the Ivy League, Hart gained firsthand knowledge about drug usage while growing up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods. He recently wrote a memoir titled “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.” In the book, he recalls his journey of self-discovery, how he escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies."]

Kinzer, Stephen and William Murphy, Jr. "US Wars and Social Control (From Regime Change Abroad to the War on Drugs at Home)." Unwelcome Guests #304 (April 30, 2006) ["In our first hour, this week, Stephen Kinzer, whose book, Overthrow, details the US empire's long history of instigating regime change, both the public pretext and the real interests at play. In our second hour, William Murphy Jr speaks about the "War On Drugs"."]

Kovalik, Daniel. "The CIA, Cocaine and Death Squads: The U.S. War for Drugs of Terror in Colombia." Counterpunch (February 16, 2012)

Littman, Sarah Darer. "The Super Wealthy Oxycontin Family Supports School Privatization With Tactics Similar to Those That Fueled the Opioid Epidemic." Alternet (November 10, 2017)

Madrid, Fabrizio Mejía. "The Mystery of the Parakeet, the Rooster, and the Nanny Goat." Words Without Borders (March 2012)

Mate, Gabor. "More Compassion, Less Violence Needed in Addressing Drug Addiction. Democracy Now (June 6, 2011)

---. "Obama Admin Should Heed Global Panel’s Call to End "Failed" U.S.-Led Drug War." Democracy Now (June 6, 2011)

Nichols, Michelle. "Global war on drugs a failure, high-level panel says: A high-profile group of global leaders declared the "war on drugs" a failure on Thursday and urged governments to consider decriminalizing drugs in a bid to cut consumption and weaken the power of organized crime gangs." Reuters (June 2, 2011)

Pangburn, D.J. "These Short Online Psychedelic Courses Will Bend Your Mind." Motherboard (April 16, 2014)

Raymond, Laura and David Vivar. "The Drug War: Policing and U.S. Militarism at Home and Abroad." Law and Disorder (February 27, 2014)

Rouse, Annie. "Anslinger: The Untold Cannabis Conspiracy." (Podcast on itunes: January - March, 2018)

---. "Anslinger: The untold cannabis conspiracy — Podcast Coming Soon!" Medium (December 4, 2017)

Smith, Phillip. "NYC, Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World? Activists Rally at Bloomberg's Apartment Over Illegal, Racist Pot Arrests." AlterNet (March 30, 2012)

Stout, Robert Joe. "Do the United States and Mexico Really Want the Drug War to Succeed." Monthly Review (January 1, 2012)

Villoro, Juan. "Violence and Drug Trafficking in Mexico." Words Without Borders (March 2012)

Whoriskey, Peter. "Private Funding, Medical Journals, and Bias." On the Media (December 7, 2012)