Breaking Bad Finale and the Moral Ambiguity Which Gave the Show Its Strength

By: Monday September 30, 2013 7:33 am

The finale of Breaking Bad demonstrated clearly this was a show with writers who care deeply about the craft of storytelling as well as the audience who savored every moment as they watched it unfold over the past five years.

Oliver Stone’s ‘Untold History of the United States’ Challenges Americans’ Ignorance of History

By: Friday November 2, 2012 10:30 am

Film director Oliver Stone and American University history professor Peter Kuznick have produced “The Untold History of the United States.” The project consists of a book released on October 30 and a documentary series that is scheduled to begin airing on Showtime on November 12.

GasLand – The Cheney Legacy

By: Sunday February 6, 2011 6:24 pm

Every race has a dark horse, running at long odds. In this year’s race for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film, the dark horse is GasLand (2010), a film by Josh Fox that takes on almost everyone in the Oil and Gas Industry, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Halliburton over the use of “fracking” — hydraulic fracturing — to extract natural gas from vast deposits all over the United States.

GRITtv: Interview with Matt Taibbi, Author of The Great Derangement

By: Thursday May 15, 2008 1:44 pm

In his new book, The Great Derangement, Matt chronicles his cross-country travels, and finds that, with distrust of the government at new heights and cynicism about the media and their role even higher, the country is “flipping out.”

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Upcoming FDL Book Salons

Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power
Chat with Nomi Prins about her new book. Hosted by Bill Black.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
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Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game
Chat with Edward Achorn about his new book. Hosted by Richard Taylor (dakine01).