Friday’s Art Notes
The Academy Award-nominated film “The Hurt Locker” has been lauded for its portrayal of the war in Iraq, but some veterans say it paints an unfair picture of life on the ground for troops. Jeffrey Brown talked to Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday and Paul Rieckhoff, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, about the controversy on Thursday’s PBS NewsHour:
We’ll have more about the Oscars on Friday’s NewsHour as well as a conversation with film critic and historian David Thomson here on Art Beat.
Did Steve Martin stop being funny? Slate’s Nathan Heller seems to think so as he tries to “understand the actor, novelist, essayist, playwright, banjo player, crotch-centric variety show performer, and Oscar co-host.”