Does Gone with the Wind belong in a museum?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2020 / The Focus


Does Gone with the Wind belong in a museum? HBO Max has temporarily removed the 1939 Hollywood epic from its US streaming service while it undergoes something that can only be called cultural retooling. HBO Max will add “a discussion of its historical context”. A spokesperson for the company said that will include “a denouncement” … Continue reading “Does Gone with the Wind belong in a museum?”

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#Mueller time, the movie and the audio book. An American story.

by Rashmee

Posted on July 24, 2019


Here’s the way the American media has been categorising Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. Mr Muellerm who will face questions about his 448-page report, is supposed to be making the movie version of the book that no one’s read. NBC’s Mike Memoli reported: “They say no one reads the book; … Continue reading “#Mueller time, the movie and the audio book. An American story.”

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In the 1950s, Pyongyang routinely attacked movie theatres in Seoul

by Rashmee

Posted on December 21, 2014


In all the kerfuffle over the cyber attack on Sony Picture’s comedy film ‘The Interview’, here’s an interesting bit of historical perspective on North Korea. After the Korean War, one of North Korea’s favourite destabilization tactics in Seoul was to attack movie theatres with hand grenades. This reminder of Pyongyang’s behaviour in the 1950s is … Continue reading “In the 1950s, Pyongyang routinely attacked movie theatres in Seoul”

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No, the Sony hack doesn’t qualify for a drone campaign. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2014


Speaking of the Sony hack, has the threat of cyberwar become more real than ever before? Cyberwar, of course, is mostly sabotage and information theft. It doesn’t have the sort of bloody toll of conventional war, which is classified by a threshold of at least 1,000 battlefield casualties. What does a country do about cyberwar? … Continue reading “No, the Sony hack doesn’t qualify for a drone campaign. Here’s why”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK