Movies

  • Ethnic Music
    Ethnic music is at the heart of many cultures around the world. Specific instruments may be part of a sonority that defines a nation--Scotland and bagpipes, for example, go hand in hand. Other cultu....
  • Apollo 13 DVD
    Tom Hanks has a genius for playing Everyman. When, at that fateful moment in Apollo 13, he says, "Houston, we have a problem," the "we" includes everyone in the audience. The technical achievements ....
  • Casino DVD
    The three-hour Martin Scorsese movie Casino aims for epic status, and mostly achieves it. Based on the non-fiction book by Nicholas Pileggi, Casino tells the story of Vegas in the 1970s, when the mob....
  • Arabic Music
    Arabic music is difficult to categorize simply because it can come from many different areas in the Arab world, from the Gulf to the Maghreb, from Egypt to Lebanon. "Classical" Arabic music is define....
  • Persian Movies
    Persian movies can be difficult to find in the United States at typical video stores. Stores simply do not have enough space to stock movies for which there is relatively little demand, especially fo....
  • International Films
    International films have carved a small niche for themselves in American culture. Most often, the films of which aficionados become aware have fared well at film festivals. In many cities, some thea....
  • Blair Witch Project DVD
    Think there's no way a little pile of pebbles and sticks can scare the bejabbers out of you and make your hair stand on end? Don't put any money on it until you've seen The Blair Witch Project. With....
  • Brazil DVD
    Terry Gilliam's Brazil blends the darkest of comedies with paranoid social satire and leavens the mix with the anarchic glee of his Monty Python animations. The result is a movie that elicits widely ....
  • History Of Islam
    A brief history of Islam is no easier to construct than a brief history of America, or of Christianity, or Judaism. The central ideas of Islam may seem simple; but like many great philosophical and s....