Like all such monuments that former presidents construct to edify the public, the George W. Bush Presidential Center—opened with great ceremony in Texas last week—is mounted from its subject's point of view
Kathryn Bigelow upset the odds in
2009 when her indie-scale, grunt-level look at the Iraq War, The Hurt Locker, knocked aside her
ex-husband James Cameron’s 3D extravaganza, Avatar,
at Oscar time. Although her latest
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright turned his many years of covering the Middle East and many contacts with real or reputed terrorists into his bestseller, Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. He adapted the book into a staged monologue, My Trip to Al-Qaeda, which Oscar winning director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) transformed int...