Marjane Satrapi's celebrated graphic memoir Persepolis has been adapted into a major motion picture which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. S.W. Conser talks to Ms. Satrapi about animation for adult audiences, Persian art, Iranian politics, and the role of women in bringing about cultural change.
American historian Christopher Phelps talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about parts of Martin Luther King Jr.'s that get overlooked on the day we celebrate him. Phelps's article on this topic is here.
Clayton Morgareidge--today's Well-read Red--discusses and summarizes a theme from Michael Hardt's and Antonio Negri's 2004 book Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire: A necessary element of capitalism--private property--is decomposing in an age when the dominant form of production is immaterial and infinitely reproducible.