American exceptionalism resounds through both the Republican and Democratic campaigns this year, and Americans are unique...in that only about half of us vote in presidential elections. Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris details a few reasons why in his recent op-doc on The New York Times, "11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?"
Last month, filmmaker Errol Morris published a quiz on The New York Times website that was seemingly about people's life outlooks. In actuality, it was testing something quite different.
In 1977, the British tabloid press was captivated by the story of Joyce McKinney, a former Miss Wyoming who seemingly kidnapped a Mormon Missionary named Kirk Anderson, and then raped him for three days straight. But, in a new documentary by Errol Morris, McKinney remembers things differently.
The world has been shocked by three photographs released by German magazine Der Spiegel. The photos depict dead civilians in Afghanistan and U.S. Soldiers who are accused of killing them for sport. Part of a self-designated “Kill Team,” the soldiers appear to be making fun of their victims. In one, a soldier smiles as he holds up the head of a civilian corpse. In another, two dead civilians appear to be tied at the wrists. The U.S. Army has released a statement calling the soldiers’ actions “repugnant,” and assuring the public that prosecution is underway. But will this be enough to stem the tide of what appears to be another Abu Ghraib?