They Live stars Rowdy Roddy Piper, who died July 31. It's one of the greatest political sci-fi films of all time, and fittingly, it's the opening film analyzed by Slavoj Žižek in The Pervert's Guide to Ideology.
Piper's homeless character John Nada finds a box of sunglasses while squatting in an abandoned church.
And when he puts one of them on walking the LA streets, he discovers something weird. That these glasses function like Critique of Ideology glasses... When you put the glasses on, you see dictatorship in democracy. It's the invisible order which sustains your apparent freedom.
The full documentary by Sophie Fiennes is currently available in the US on Netflix streaming. It's a brisk stroll through cinema through the lens of ideology, and it's a great companion to The Pervert's Guide to Cinema by the same filmmaker.
CNN is suing President Donald Trump and various White House aides over the administration’s ban on chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta.
Kyrsten Sinema, the apparent winner in Arizona’s Senate race, is the first Democrat to win that vote for decades.
“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith said of a supporter who praised her. Hyde-Smith is facing a run-off election; her opponent is a black man. "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row"- Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith says in […]
A picture can be worth a heck of a lot more than just a thousand words. If you’ve squinted for ages trying to get just the right photo, you might have the right passion for a career behind the camera. You might even have the right equipment, but do you have the know-how? The Beginner-To-Expert […]
In case you hadn’t noticed from the sleigh bell-heavy music and the hues on your Starbucks cup, the holiday season hasn’t shown any more patience this year. But that doesn’t need to be a bad thing, especially if you’re hoping to get a jump on your shopping. Retailers aren’t waiting til Black Friday to dish […]
What do you get for the techie who has everything? How about giving them a Raspberry Pi and letting them make pretty much anything. Or better yet, do it for yourself with the Ultimate Raspberry Pi eBook Bundle. This trove of ideas and education unlocks the unlimited potential of this mini-computer, whose affordability and versatility […]