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When All Else Fails, Hack Hollywood

Kim Jong Un isn't afraid of Seth Rogen and James Franco. He's afraid of the world focusing its attention on his regime's true crimes.

Daniel W. Drezner

What do the 2011 Oscars tell us about world politics?

Compared to the exciting developments in the Middle East, the 2011 Oscars telecast had all the excitement of watching wallpaper paste harden.  To be fair, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

What the Oscars metaphorically tell us about international relations

I can't believe I watched the whole thing -- the 2010 Academy Awards show made Avatar seem tightly paced.  Seriously, the show went downhill the ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Handicapping the 2010 Oscars

As always, your humble blogger will be watching the Academy Awards show -- especially since the Powers That Be took 50% of your humble blogger's ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Is the world ending more often now?

With the release of 2012 today, we're now at the peak of the apocalyptic movie season.  Soon to come will be the big-screen adaptation of ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Dumbest… remake… well, not ever, but since the beginning of this decade

Children of the 1980's have suffered a series of body blows this summer -- the death of Michael Jackson, the death of John Hughes, etc.  ...

Daniel W. Drezner

A quick Oscar wrap-up

Due to travel snafus, your humble blogger was unable to post his traditional pre-Oscar predictions post.  Suffice it to say that I correctly predicted all ...

Daniel W. Drezner

A very important post about…. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Yeah, yeah, there's another government bailout of a bank and Barack Obama is unfurling his economic team and policy proposals.  Can we get to the ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The real reason for the financial meltdown

If the federal government had the power to delegate all banking supervision and regulation to Clive Owen -- and then deport Naomi Watts for her ...

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