Stories by Andrew O'Hehir

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Posted on: Oct 25, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Two courageous reporters dug up dark government secrets. Only one was betrayed by his peers. Why did it happen?

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: Salon

A gripping real-life spy thriller about the Snowden-Greenwald meetings got several standing ovations at NY premiere.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014, Source: Salon

Here's what A.O. Scott's lamentation about adulthood in pop culture misses: our economic transformation.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Recognizing the historic burden of whiteness is not self-abasement or lame apology.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Ferguson offers white people a chance to understand the price of our privilege—and the way it oppresses us, too.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Israel's harshest critics and most ardent defenders agree on one thing: The battle is really about America.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2014, Source: Salon.com

A modest proposal that might redeem the GOP (or at least make it a lot cooler): Seize the marijuana moment.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Once a defense of the war on terror, Michael Bay's robot franchise mirrors the GOP's decline into paranoid whining.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2014, Source: Salon

The 99 percent fight back aboard a train to nowhere, in a dazzling action flick that's also a political parable.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: Salon

A film tells the story of the coder-activist who fought corporate power and corruption — and paid a cruel price.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2014, Source: Salon.com

The widow of Carl Sagan discusses science vs. religion, and how men get credit for her work.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2014, Source: Salon.com

No, a made-up monster didn’t cause a tragic crime.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2014, Source: Salon

Dumped by public TV, this long-brewing documentary explores the Koch brothers, Wisconsin and the death of the GOP.

Posted on: May 17, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Most critiques of democracy as it currently exists assume that democracy can and should be fixed. Is that too optimistic?

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: Salon

Magnificent action, visual daring and an unexpected moral depth make the new "Godzilla" an awesome surprise.

Posted on: May 3, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Shaming an old creep for his outmoded bigotry was empty political theater, and did nothing to address real racism.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2013, Source: Salon

The year's top 10, from Sarah Polley's family chronicle to "12 Years a Slave" to Scorsese's audacious comeback.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2013, Source: Salon.com

A selection of recent releases to entertain in-laws and teenagers alike (and a few for just the grown-ups).

Posted on: Oct 5, 2013, Source: Salon.com

What we can learn from the Philadelphia firebombing of 1985.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013, Source: Salon

The drug war and the terror war have poisoned our justice system.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2013, Source: Salon.com

Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard are terrific, but the soapy "Lovelace" tells only part of a fascinating story.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2013, Source: Salon

Faux educational documentary makes the point that the 'war on drugs' will never be won and is an unmitigated disaster

Posted on: Jun 22, 2013, Source: Salon

Brad Pitt's $200 million zombie epic is exciting cinema, but its sloppy, lazy script rips off many better films.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2013, Source: Salon

As in Huxley, Philip Dick, and "The Matrix," we chose the simulacrum of democracy and “freedom” instead of the real things.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2013, Source: Salon

Why did this story drive the whole country nuts? Because we traded rights for "security," and didn't get either.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2013, Source: Salon

After a right-wing coup crushed the reforms of Vatican II, one scholar says the last two popes are illegitimate.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2012, Source: Salon.com

Maybe film culture isn't dying just yet: The year in movies brought richness and breadth — and controversy!

Posted on: Dec 8, 2012, Source: Salon.com

What does the awfulness of most Yule-themed movies tell us about the reality of our so-called favorite holiday?

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012, Source: Salon

FDR is depicted as a blithe, womanizing creep who makes JFK and John Edwards look like bumbling frat boys.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2012, Source: Salon.com

120 million voters united only by the belief that the other side’s candidate was a nightmare, was only the most recent illustration of a profound cultural divide in American life.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2012, Source: Salon.com

While the candidates talk tough on al-Qaida and Iran's imaginary bomb, the real threats facing us go ignored

Posted on: Oct 25, 2012, Source: Salon

An alarming, hilarious documentary revisits the Tea Party-fueled fight over evolution and Obama in school textbooks.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Salon

To play a doddering old fool in public, in a vain attempt to bolster the most vapid, empty-suited loser in American political history – that’s just a bitter reminder of what time and tide will do to us all, no matter how badass we may be.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2012, Source: Salon

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix are amazing in the just released film, Paul Thomas Anderson's gorgeous fable.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2012, Source: Salon

In her new book, Joan Walsh discusses the complex story of why many in the white working class turned conservative.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: Salon

From the Muslim witch hunt to Hollywood's "The Watch," the paranoid style still infects our culture.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2012, Source: Salon

With "Savages," a hallucinatory and violent pot saga, the director returns to the days of "Natural Born Killers"

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012, Source: Salon

"Prometheus," the long-awaited "Alien" prequel, is an enthralling popcorn spectacle.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2012, Source: Salon

Summer movies beyond Batman, from male strippers to a Depression neo-noir to Matthew McConaughey's big comeback.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012, Source: Salon

A daring, novelistic and unforgettable account of the real lives of female prostitutes in three very different countries and social contexts.

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