Culture & Arts

Days That Shook the Communist World: Hungary Commemorates the Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution

In 1956, Hungarian citizens demanded political reform and an end to Soviet rule. As Hungary commemorates the anniversary of the ensuing revolution, Sophia James looks back at the political turmoil and considers its complex relationship with contemporary events in Germany. More than half a century on, do deep political hostilities still remain?

Winter’s Bone – The Modern American Wasteland and Social Conscience

Kristen Hopper and Sira Dooley Fairchild discuss the recent Winter’s Bone and its reflection on modern American society, and on a wider level, such a film’s ethical implications.