Media Watch

'19Jan
13

Opinion | WWJD? Oppose An Anti-Lynching Bill, Apparently.

Zach Gibson via Getty Images Mat Staver (far right), the founder of Liberty Counsel, at a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in December. The group opposes anti-lynching legislation that includes protections...
'19Jan
13

Meet the hottest-tipped debut novelists of 2019

My Sister, the Serial Killer (Atlantic, January)Six months before Oyinkan Braithwaite turned 30, she began to panic. It wasn’t the prospect of getting older that alarmed her, but that she had still not written a...
'19Jan
13

'A Prophet' creator takes on France's war in Algeria

Abdel Raouf Dafri told AFP that he had been itching for years to broach the delicate subject. The writer of the Oscar-nominated "A Prophet", and the Emmy-winning television series "Braquo", has Algerian roots but...
'19Jan
12

Faith-Based Shelter Fights to Keep Out Transgender Women

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states urged a U.S. judge Friday to block Alaska’s largest city from requiring a faith-based women’s shelter to...
'19Jan
12

Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women

A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states urged a U.S. judge on Friday to block Alaska's largest city from requiring a faith-based women's shelter to accept transgender...
'19Jan
12

Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2018 This 2018 photo shows the Hope Center women’s shelter in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. A federal judge in Alaska will hear arguments today in a lawsuit filed by...
'19Jan
11

An evangelical group is trying to strip LGBTQ protections from an anti-lynching bill

Congress is finally close to passing a bill that makes lynching a hate crime — but an evangelical group is trying to remove any reference to LGBTQ communities from the legislation.When the Senate unanimously passed...
'19Jan
10

The Macedonian question and Greece’s national solitude

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and PM of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Zoran Zaev attend signing ceremony in the Prespes lake region of Greece, June 17, 2018.Dimitris Tosidis/Press Association. All...
'19Jan
10

Denationalisation: A punishment reserved for Muslims

In the name of "safeguarding" civilisation, the forces waging the "war on terror" have revived a form of punishment once described by the United States Supreme Court as "more primitive than torture": the stripping...
'19Jan
09

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is half-empty and deeply unsatisfying

The most exciting thing about M. Night Shyamalan’s 2017 thriller Split, starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with dissociative identity disorder, came right at the end, after his character (named Kevin Wendell...

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