Tag: Justin Alvarez

VIDEO: Inshallah, Kashmir: Living Terror

January 2012
  Without India’s Censor Board approval, Oscar-nominated director Ashvin Kumar releases new documentary on Kashmiris’ plight online.

Justin Alvarez: Haiti: Tents Beyond Tents

January 2012
  On the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, a comics journalism project highlights the devastated country that is still recovering.

Justin Alvarez: My Favorite Commercial of 2011

December 2011
  It’s a good thing when advertising makes you feel a little bit stupid.

Justin Alvarez: Yasujiro Ozu, Life’s Poet

December 2011
  A commemoration of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu on the anniversary of his birth and death.

Justin Alvarez: The Day After

November 2011
  How Congolese rapper Baloji reminds his native country that what’s most important in times of struggle is sticking together.

Justin Alvarez: The 5 Best Films By Georges Méliès

November 2011
  Martin Scorsese’s recent film, Hugo, revives interest in the silent film pioneer.

Justin Alvarez: Show, Don’t Tell

November 2011
  How does the 2008 global financial recession impact the U.S. versus Europe? (Now with visuals!)

Justin Alvarez: The Balance Between Love and Hate

November 2011
  Is the United Colors of Benetton’s new UNHATE campaign a stroke of genius or a tasteless stunt?

Justin Alvarez: Happy American Censorship Day

November 2011
  Is SOPA a threat to the Internet?

Justin Alvarez: Haskell Wexler at Occupy L.A.

November 2011
  Academy Award-winning cinematographer and long-time activist Haskell Wexler points his camera at Occupy L.A.

Justin Alvarez: Joe Frazier, A True Champion

November 2011
  Remembering former World Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier, who died yesterday at 67.

Justin Alvarez: Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Waste Land

November 2011
  A review of Phantom Limb Company’s 69°S. at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival.

Anthony Cudahy: An Evolving Dialogue

October 2011
  The young artist on his relationship with the persons he portrays, what he finds frightening in his own work, and the power of filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.

Justin Alvarez: Wikipedia, Italian-Style

October 2011
  Wikipedia shuts down its Italian site in response to Italian Prime Minister’s speech restrictions.

Justin Alvarez: Why Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Is Still Not Doing Enough for His Country’s Women

September 2011
  How can a woman run for office in Saudi Arabia if no one knows who she is?

Justin Alvarez: Welcome, South Sudan, to Google Maps! It’s Only Been Two Months Since Your Independence

September 2011
  If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If a country is not on a map, is it a country?

Justin Alvarez: U.S. Eco-Activist Tim DeChristopher Speaks Out From Prison

August 2011
  DeCristopher may be serving a two-year sentence, but that doesn’t mean he’ll keep his outrage to himself.

Justin Alvarez: A Crisis In India

August 2011
  Writer Arundhati Roy blasts Anna Hazare’s hunger strike protesting the Indian government’s Lokpal Bill. However, she’s just one against thousands of supporters.

Justin Alvarez: The Same Old Song (3 Trillion Years Ago)

August 2011
  New York Fringe Festival wonder boys Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman return to the launching pad of their Tony-winning musical Urinetown, but their new show Yeast Nation is a real gas. Literally.

Guernica Contributors Nominated for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

August 2011
  Congrats to Guernica contributors Patricia Engel, Assaf Gavron, Stephan Salisbury and Zoya Phan and interviewees Howard Zinn and Ayaan Hirsi Ali for their nominations.

Guernica Essay “An Unfortunate Discharge” Chosen for Best Sex Writing 2012

August 2011
  From its opening line, “My first year in the United States Navy, I let another boy give me a blow job,” we knew we in for a wild ride.

Justin Alvarez: We’re All In This Together (Online)

August 2011
  PBS Arts’s new video series Off Book explores new definitions of art. Their latest episode explores the world of online memes and remixes. Yes, that includes the Youtube Nyan Cat.

Justin Alvarez: Too Legit to Quit

August 2011
  Human Rights Watch questions whether the Bush administration will get away with torture. Unfortunately, the answer points to yes.

Justin Alvarez: Last Man Standing?

July 2011
  Tim DeChristopher isn’t asking for mercy; he’s asking you to join him.

Justin Alvarez: Armond White, You Need A Friend

July 2011
  An open letter to New York Press film critic Armond White in response to his review of the latest installment of the Harry Potter film series.

Guernica’s Top 5 on Sudan

July 2011
  Tomorrow Republic of South Sudan celebrates its independence. Guernica counts down its top five reports on Sudan.

Justin Alvarez: Everyone Gets Married!

July 2011
  You provide the marriage license. They provide the wedding.

Justin Alvarez: José Castrellón’s Priti Baiks

June 2011
  The Panamanian photographer on his inspiration for the Priti Baiks series, Donald Trump, and the Kuna Indian’s love for heavy metal.

Justin Alvarez: David Simon Counter Offers Eric Holder’s Plea For The Wire’s Return

June 2011
  What Simon thinks of the Department of Justice’s prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanizing drug prohibition.

GuernicaWatch: What to View This Weekend on Netflix

June 2011
  Films to keep you occupied and out of the sun.

Justin Alvarez: “Love the Future!”

April 2011
  As Ai Weiwei’s whereabouts are still unknown, netizens have taken it upon themselves to spread his message.

Justin Alvarez: The Art of Getting From Point A to Point B

March 2011
  Nathan Wissell wants Cincinnati to understand its own transit system. A good map can do the trick.

Justin Alvarez: Barry Hannah in the Oxford American

March 2011
  The March issue of the Oxford American is dedicated to the fierce Mississippi-bred writer and professor Barry Hannah, who died a little over a year ago on March 1, 2010. In a video shot by writer and friend John Oliver Hodges on his time spent as Hannah’s right-hand man, the two revisit some of Hannah’s old ghosts.

Variety’s Tim Gray on the Oscars, Conspiracies, and James Franco

February 2011
  Variety’s group editor weighs in on this year’s Academy Award nominations and why some films get left out.

Justin Alvarez: “Imported from Detroit”

February 2011
  Just as the NFL championship trophy returned to its roots with Vince Lombardi returning to Green Bay for the first time in 14 seasons, another standout of last night’s Super Bowl broadcast reminded the world where manufacturing innovation was invented — Detroit.

Justin Alvarez: Levi’s-towns: Where Have All the Real Workers Gone?

January 2011
  What about the towns that don’t have a multi-million dollar advertising campaign behind them? How do they move forward?