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Outing Torture Queen Bikowsky

BY SUSIE DAY | Dear Alfreda Frances Bikowsky, So many people want to be famous. Not you. You were content to let Jessica Chastain portray a more competent version of your waterboarding and bin Laden-stalking self in the film “Zero Dark Thirty.” You never asked for credit. But now, thanks to the Senate Select Intelligence […]

Which Way from Here?

Which Way from Here?

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | The crash and burn of Theresa Rebeck’s “Dead Accounts” after 27 previews and 44 regular performances, playing to houses filled to as little as a quarter of capacity and seven weeks shy of its promoted “limited engagement,” raises questions not about the fate of Broadway — so often referred to as […]

A Tortured Rationale

A Tortured Rationale

BY STEVE ERICKSON | Lately, Kathryn Bigelow has seemed drawn to political subjects, but not to partisan politics. This served her on “The Hurt Locker,” an Iraq War film calculated not to take a stand on the conflict’s merits. Despite Bigelow’s strenuous efforts at keeping the film apolitical, some veterans complained of its inaccuracy, and […]