The group blog of The New Republic
February 18, 2014
An Oscars interview
The Oscars are less than two weeks away, and Hollywood has been in the news even more than usual. If this is partly because of the controversy surrounding Woody Allen, it is also the result of the terrific year of cinema that just ended. In short, it seemed like a good time to talk all things film with one of subject’s experts.
If it can happen in Ukraine, it can happen in Russia.
Those reasonable Republicans we hear about it in Congress? Tell that to union organizers in Chattanooga.
5 women, including 2 former members of the band, emerged singing from the police station.
Hosting the Olympics can be a drag—but if there’s one thing a host country can count on, it’s a boost in their medal count.
The country is no good at the Winter Games—but that could change when it hosts them itself
Team China won its first medal at the Sochi Olympics last week, when skater Han Tianyu took the silver in the mens's short-track 1500 meters. China's medal count has since climbed to six, with three golds, two silvers, and one bronze. Not terrible: they're currently ranked 10th in the standings, just behind Poland and ahead of Sweden.
Maybe he wants to forget the Bush era as much as everybody else does.
Pussy Riot was arrested in Sochi today.
Yes, you read that right. Pussy Riot members and internationally known “prisoners of conscience” Nadia Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, who were released from prison less than two months ago, were just arrested in Sochi.
Tolokonnikova claims they were just strolling through town (with a group of activists and journalists), the police claim there was a theft at the hotel where they were staying.
February 17, 2014
"Stimulus" is still a bad word in Washington. It shouldn't be.
A blockbuster report details how horrifically a Miami Dolphin lineman was bullied by his teammate. What does it say about the league?