Kink is Not Conscience

Trying to argue for intellectual diversity and good faith by sticking up for kink is like trying to get high-school students excited about reading Romeo and Juliet by comparing it to Fifty Shades of Grey—it’s not just ridiculous, but dishonest. Continue Reading »

Mullahs at the Movies

Iranian Cinema Uncensored: Contemporary Film-makers Since the Iranian Revolution by shiva rahbaran i. b. tauris, 336 pages, $35 In July 1988, the Ayatollah Khomeini accepted the cease-fire that brought the Iran-Iraq War to a close. He likened it to downing a “poisoned chalice.” Iranian and Iraqi . . . . Continue Reading »