Too Many Notes

[published in CounterPunch, 1 July, 2013] Emperor Joseph II: My dear young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect. Mozart: Which few did you have…

The Martyrdom of Angelina Jolie

[published in CounterPunch, 20 May, 2013] Catching a glimpse of a Facebook discussion this weekend, I noticed that Sharon Smith had written a piece entitled, “Why CounterPunch Owes Women an Apology” in the online weekly SocialistWorker.org regarding Ruth Fowler’s 14 May CounterPunch piece, “Angelina Jolie Under the…

Interview with Gael García Bernal

[Published in The Huffington Post, 5 September, 2012] At the Locarno film festival in August, I had the chance to catch up with and interview Mexican actor Gael García Bernal regarding his starring role in Pablo Larraín’s latest film, No (2012).  Based on true life…