Hamid Bendaas

CONTRIBUTIONS

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."

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January 27, 2015

Letter: Grossman misrepresents Iran

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October 7, 2014

Syria’s intervening years

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

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April 25, 2014

Convenient conflation

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

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February 4, 2014

Legal hurdles delay Yusho

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

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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.

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November 19, 2013

Pro-life students charge on despite vandalism

Students for Life gained RSO status last fall.

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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.

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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?

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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.”

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October 18, 2013