logo

18 April 2019

logo

Share this video:

Or choose a specific part to share:

Start at:
Stop at:
Preview

Embed this video, or the specific part you've chosen, on your site:

Adam Serwer (Mother Jones) and Jelani Cobb (The New Yorker, University of Connecticut)

On Adamize, Adam and Jelani dig into Django Unchained. Jelani argues that the movie failed, citing the overuse over the “n-word.” Adam admires how Django inverts the archetype of the classic Western film. They explore the troubling character of Stephen, the ominous house slave played by Samuel L. Jackson. Did Tarantino err by basing the movie on mythology instead of actual history? Adam criticizes the film’s treatment of gender, and Jelani explains why Russians didn’t like Tarantino’s previous film, Inglorious Basterds. Finally, how will the film be taken by the many moviegoers who are ignorant of American history?

Play entire video
Recorded:Jan 5    Posted:Jan 7, 2013
Download:
mp3
Adamize | Jan 7, 2013 | Adam Serwer & Jelani Cobb

Feminine Chaos

The case against “sensitivity readers”

playvideo screenshot

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy critique the new publishing industry practice of reviewing manuscripts for potentially offensive content.

MeaningofLife.tv

Is three a crowd?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright speaks with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller about the logic and benefits of polyamorous relationships.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

Culturally Determined

Is Game of Thrones the last of its kind?

playvideo screenshot

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Michael Sweeney consider whether there will ever be another show with such cultural resonance.

MeaningofLife.tv

Fingernail clippings and other problems with bodily resurrection

playvideo screenshot

B. D. McClay discusses how early Christian thinkers tried to reckon with the body and the spirit.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

The boundaries of journalism

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the arrest of Julian Assange and the relationship between journalists and their sources.

MeaningofLife.tv

Analytic vs. continental philosophy

playvideo screenshot

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss the divide between the two schools of philosophical thought.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

Why the Israeli election didn’t really matter

playvideo screenshot

Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, says that whoever the next Israeli prime minister is, the two-state solution is dead.

The Glenn Show

Lessons from the streets

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury speaks with leaders of the Rose Street Community Center, recently featured in the documentary Charm City, about efforts to reduce violence in East Baltimore.

MeaningofLife.tv

Eating meat without killing animals

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright speaks with Paul Shapiro, author of Clean Meat, about the future of lab-grown meat.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Has Biden weathered the storm?

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss whether accusations of personal misconduct will follow Joe Biden throughout the Democratic primary.