If you were given exclusive access to Russian president Vladimir Putin, how would you make use of that time?
In what sounds like a plot twist from one of his famous father’s films, 27-year-old Sean Stone — Oliver’s offspring — has reportedly converted to Islam on a trip to Iran.
Oliver Stone talks about his new Showtime documentary series ‘The Untold History of the United States.’ He also takes on Newt Gingrich over his claim Palestinians are an ‘invented’ people.
Movies, music, books… ‘Tis the season for top 10 lists. And the Simon Wiesenthal Center has jumped in the ring with its own: The “2010 Top Ten Anti-Semitic Slurs.”
My last two “Good Fences” columns on Oliver Stone and Tony Judt kicked up an unusual volume of reader feedback, most of it hostile, much of it downright vitriolic and occasionally incoherent. And some of it was instructive and chastening.
It’s been quite the month for antisemitic comments and conspiracies. Just as the new ADL report reveals the continual presence of antisemitic incidents in American lives and online, a number of comments from celebs have brought the strain of bias back into the spotlight. First there was Mel Gibson’s alleged antisemitic threats against TMZ founder Harvey Levin, (really, Mel. We’re shocked. Shocked!) providing the backdrop for gossip wars between Radar and TMZ, the latter of which oddly claims the threats were negligible.
Maybe he’s not such an expert on natural born killers, after all.