- By Blake Hounshell
Blake Hounshell is managing editor at Foreign Policy, having formerly been Web editor. Hounshell oversees ForeignPolicy.com and has commissioned and edited numerous cover stories for the print magazine, including National Magazine Award finalist "Why Do They Hate Us?" by Mona Eltahawy. He also edits The Cable, FP's first foray into daily original reporting, and was editor of Colum Lynch's Turtle Bay, which in 2011 won a National Magazine award for best reporting in a digital format.
Blake joined Foreign Policy in 2006 after living in Cairo, where he studied Arabic, missed his Steelers finally win one for the thumb, and worked for the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. Blake was a 2011 finalist for the Livingston Awards prize for young journalists for his reporting on the Arab uprisings, and his Twitter feed was named one of Time magazine's "140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2011." Under his leadership, in 2008, Passport, FP's flagship blog, won Media Industry Newsletter's "Best of the Web" award in the blog category. Along with Elizabeth Dickinson, he edited Southern Tiger: Chile's Fight for a Democratic and Prosperous Future, the memoirs of former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012.
A graduate of Yale University, Blake speaks mangled Arabic and French, is an avid runner, and lives in Washington with his wife, musician Sandy Choi, and their toddler, David. Follow him on Twitter @blakehounshell.
I don’t have much to say about the death of Robert Ebert, a great film critic and incredibly prolific writer. I’m sure the encomiums are flying fast and furious. But one thing I do find notable about Ebert, and little-appreciated, is his popularization of foreign films. In this list of his 100 favorite movies of the last decade, cobbled together from his annual top picks, I count 18 foreign pictures. Here they are:
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China)
2. Innocence (Australia)
3. City of God (Brazil)
4. Y Tu Mamá También (Mexico)
5. Invincible (Germany)
6. Spirited Away (Japan)
7. The Son (Belgium)
8. In America (Ireland)
9. Moolaade (France)
10. Me and You and Everyone We Know (UK)
11. Yes (UK)
12. Pan’s Labyrinth (Spain)
13. The Lives of Others (Germany)
14. Away From Her (UK)
15. La Vie en Rose (France)
16. The Band’s Visit (Israel)
17. Happy-Go-Lucky (UK)
18. Slumdog Millionaire (UK)
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior editor at The National Interest. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Drezner has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the Treasury Department.| Daniel W. Drezner |