F/riction

F/riction

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Welcome to F/riction, a column on films and books that mirror the big nasty of the week.

  • spotlightfriction F/riction: Asaram, Spotlight, and the Unchecked Power of Faith

    Welcome to F/riction, a column on films and books that mirror the big nasty of the week. This week, the conversation around sexual assault and the sentencing of Asaram, the godman who raped a teenager in 2013, takes us back to Spotlight, which lifted the veil on systemic child abuse in the Boston area by Roman Catholic priests.

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  • F/riction: Nirav Modi, Wall Street, & the Glimmer of Unending Greed

    With Nirav Modi planning to apply for “political asylum” in the UK, we revisit Oliver Stone’s classic Wall Street. Both Vijay Mallya and Modi have certainly watched the film – but not as a morality play. They watched it as a blueprint for how life ought to be led.

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