It was a monumental year in news what with the Arab spring, death of Osama bin Laden, Wikileaks cables and withdrawal from Iraq. But according to Joshua Keating, the associate editor of Foreign Policy, a lot of big stories fell through the cracks.
By all measures, 2011 was a big year for international news. It may go down in the history books for being as transformative as 1989, when the Soviet Empire fell.Mass protests transformed the Middle East. The sovereign debt crisis is torching the Eurozone. Let’s not forget Fukishima. Occupy. Osama.
Today, Worldview turns to some major tastemakers to talk about the year in film: the best, worst, most groundbreaking, most overrated, most underrated…the works. Film contributor Milos Stehlik of Facets Multimedia co-hosts.
In honor of this past weekend’s “Mid-Year Best-Of” episode of Sound Opinions, here are my top-five albums of 2011 so far, listed in no particular order.1. Le Butcherettes, “Sin Sin Sin” (Rodriguez Lopez Productions)2. Bewitched Hands, “Birds and Drums” (Look Mum No Hands)3.