Character Studies

  • May 2010
  • The Gospel of Sergio

    25th May 2010

    Sergio a film by Greg Barker (Chasing the Flame, USA, 2009) There is a moment in Sergio, the documentary about the…

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  • January 2010
  • Turf Warrior

    25th Jan 2010

    Can Dennis Blair save U.S. intelligence? In the shadow of the intelligence failure that culminated with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab lighting an explosive…

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  • August 2009
  • Putrid Perez

    26th Aug 2009

    The latest scandal involving Perez Hilton presents an opportunity to ask the million dollar question: How has this half-literate typist…

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  • Darkness Falls

    21st Aug 2009

    Understanding Robert Novak’s controversial relationship with Israel and Judaism Alongside a zeal for supply-side economics, one of the defining passions…

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  • Unorthodox Position

    20th Aug 2009

    Meet Washington’s gay-friendly Orthodox rabbi When Zvi Bellin, a gay Washingtonian, heard that a vigil was being organized by members…

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  • July 2009
  • Meghan McCain Will Be Heard

    2nd Jul 2009

    ‘Does it sound campy to say I love gay men?’ asks Meghan McCain, sipping an iced tea at the nouveau-chic…

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  • April 2009
  • Bill Moyers, Gay-Baiter

    16th Apr 2009

    Before he became the self-righteous scold of the liberal television commentariat, Moyers served as a special assistant to Lyndon Johnson,…

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  • May 2008
  • They Backed Boris

    19th May 2008

    On the hustings with Boris Johnson, London’s unlikely mayor. London “They want a shot of me with the carcasses,” Boris…

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  • Mr. Gannon Stays in Washington

    14th May 2008

    Drop by the National Press Club on any given day and you’re likely to see the glistening bald pate of…

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  • March 2008
  • Hard Right

    26th Mar 2008

    Gay porn’s neocon kingpin. This was not what Patrick Cordova had bargained for. The Stanford junior, a member of the…

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About James

James Kirchick is a journalist and foreign correspondent currently based in Washington. He has reported from Southern and North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, across the European continent, and the Caucasus. He is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C., a correspondent for The Daily Beast and is a columnist for Tablet. His first book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

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