In other news Wednesday, the federal government’s operations are now funded at least through March 4 after President Obama signed a temporary spending bill that freezes most agency budgets at current levels. Continue reading
Gen. James Clapper, the nominee to become the nation’s fourth director of national intelligence, faced a grilling by lawmakers Tuesday. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Philip Zelikow, executive director of the 9/11 Commission, and former White House counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke for more. Continue reading
Actor Ethan Hawke is best known for his work in film, including early successes like “Reality Bites” and “Before Sunrise.” Hawke’s latest project is directing a major off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s 1985 play, “A Lie of the Mind.”
For U.S. audiences, cinematographer Christian Berger may be best described as “the eyes” of Michael Haneke, the Austrian auteur known for his intense (and frequently violent) films. Haneke and Berger’s latest film, “The White Ribbon,” matches their previous efforts in both formal artistry and moral turpitude.