Hamid Bendaas


Despite its divisiveness, American Sniper deserves a fair viewing

"As we see through Kyle’s story, [snipers] fulfill a paradoxical role of being the furthest away from any target they do kill, but also in a way the closest, as they watch and follow their target for the last minutes and seconds of their lives."


January 27, 2015

Letter: Grossman misrepresents Iran


October 7, 2014

Syria’s intervening years

Looking at Syria three years after its time on the global stage.


April 25, 2014

Convenient conflation

Pushback against the association between Zionism and Judaism is strategically selective.


February 4, 2014

Legal hurdles delay Yusho

Residents are concerned that recent rezoning will lead to further changes.


November 26, 2013

Dallas Buyers Club finds McConaughey as lone star

When AIDS patient Ron Woodruff is given 30 days to live, he begins to find moments of meaning.


November 19, 2013

Pro-life students charge on despite vandalism

Students for Life gained RSO status last fall.


November 8, 2013

Upscale eatery opens today on 53rd

Chef Matthias Merges says A10 would be on the South Side with or without the University.


November 5, 2013

Steve McQueen tackles social isolation, moral naïveté with Slave

You're already itching for Oscars—why not go see the transcendent 12 Years a Slave, an early frontrunner?


October 25, 2013

Can poetry matter? Gioia’s work offers absolute “yes”

When asked why he waited so long between publications, Gioia borrowed a defense from Wallace Stevens: “Writing a book of poetry is a serious thing.”


October 18, 2013