Don’t Misunderstand Earth Day’s Successes

Don’t Misunderstand Earth Day’s Successes

We should all be intensely grateful to the people who took to the streets exactly 50 years ago on the first Earth Day. The modern environmental movement that crystallized then has given us a cleaner, better planet. The pressure applied to governments and businesses on April 22, 1970 has not let up since, and has…

Anti-Quarantine Protestors Are Dangerous and Weird

Anti-Quarantine Protestors Are Dangerous and Weird

For those of us who have been following every possible safety measure—washing our hands until our skin starts to crack, sewing T-shirts into face coverings, redirecting our neighborhood walks as soon we see someone approaching a block away, thereby confusing the hell out of our dogs—scenes of anti-quarantine protests on the news have been surreal.…

This 30-Year-Old Sci-Fi Epic Is a Saga for Our Times

This 30-Year-Old Sci-Fi Epic Is a Saga for Our Times

In 1992, German filmmaker Wim Wenders released an epic, globetrotting cinematic adventure called Until the End of the World. Set in the “near future” of 1999, the film follows the path of a mysterious traveler named Sam Farber (William Hurt) and an assortment of pursuers that include an obsessed French love interest, an Australian-aboriginal bounty…