Avatar’s History Lesson

Avatar’s History Lesson

This article was originally published in Common Dreams. Like Barack Obama, Avatar has become a Rorschach test for the times in which we live. Everyone interprets it their own way. Nominated for nine Oscars, it’s already the highest-grossing film of all...

Obama’s Avatar Moment

One year ago, Barack Obama was elected captain of the Titanic — er, I mean, president of the United States. It’s an understandable slip. Last year, the waters seemed to be rising on all sides. The U.S. economy was in a mess, and the government was rolling...