Justice for Enron

Review of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Directed by Alex GibneyBy KENDRICK KUOGrowing up, I heard about the story of Enron, but having lived overseas when the scandal broke out and only being a middle schooler at the time, it didn't make a big impression on me. But after watching the film, I can better understand the ongoing conversation about regulation on Wall Street. Not in the specifics, but the broad milieu of strong resentment toward risky loans and misallocation of funds, … [Read more...]

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Review of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Directed by Alison KlaymanBy KENDRICK KUOAi Weiwei is an unknown, strange sounding name to most Americans, but Americans are nonetheless becoming more aware of the plight of Chinese dissidents. Earlier this year the blind activist Chen Guangcheng, known for protesting against forced abortions, escaped from house arrest and fled to the U.S. Consulate.  He eventually struck a deal with the Chinese government, allowing him to pursue academic interests atNew … [Read more...]